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It's the correct pipe. I had the same fear, so ...

It's the correct pipe. I had the same fear, so it was one of the first things I checked. It's 3/4" Zurn performa barrier pipe. Their oxygen barrier is is on the outside, and is part of the...
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In case anyone was wondering how this turned...

In case anyone was wondering how this turned out....32 6" holes in my ceiling, and the system is nearly silent.

Used a mix of plastic PEX clips (should have been there initially) 4 mill poly, and...
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Thank You for the tip on the pipe insulation. ...

Thank You for the tip on the pipe insulation. Had I known a few months ago what I know now, I would have demanded copper for the whole thing. Would have gladly paid extra for it. Ive watched this...
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Thank you, that is a great explanation. However...

Thank you, that is a great explanation. However I removed some subfloor and got a closer look. It's kind of a mess. No supports or clips of any kind. Has been expanding into a nail which has...
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Thanks guys. I was reading about the ODR. Not...

Thanks guys. I was reading about the ODR. Not sure I fully get it though. With my type of boiler, it cant heat less than 140 i thought. With expansion rates at 1" per 10 degrees in a 100 ft...
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I accessed a bit of it in the one area that...

I accessed a bit of it in the one area that doesn't have a finished floor. Found the holes drilled through new 2x10 2nd floor joists are plenty big enough, but nothing inserted to keep the PEX from...
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Posted By pkovo

Ticking/tapping noise PEX baseboard lines

Recent 2nd story addition. # bedrooms and a bathroom. Heated off existing boiler, separate zone with PEX running to Slant fin radiators.

Heats great, but there are a few spots where the PEX in...
10-28-13, 08:43 PM
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Posted By pkovo

Thanks guys. I'll probably do it. Trying to...

Thanks guys. I'll probably do it. Trying to tighten up any details I can.
My only fear was I might disrupt the glue adhesion using screws well after its dried.
10-27-13, 10:38 PM
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Posted By pkovo

Nailed subfloor, should I screw too?

Having a second story added to my ranch. The 3/4 tongue and groove plywood subfloor was glued and nailed. I didn't specify that I wanted it screwed, but that was an oversight on my part.

My...
08-10-13, 08:06 AM
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Posted By pkovo

No the air its blowing isnt warm. I havent...

No the air its blowing isnt warm.

I havent checked the temperature of the compressor while running.
08-08-13, 08:53 PM
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Posted By pkovo

Help Troubleshoot portable dehumidifier

I have a 50 pint Kenmore model 580.54501500. It runs, but isn't pulling out any water.

Fan runs, compressor runs, Humidistat control works (will kick compressor on), bucket switch is fine, but...
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Posted By pkovo

Have you checked valve clearances to make sure in...

Have you checked valve clearances to make sure in spec and valves free? Perhaps Check the flywheel key to make sure its not partially sheared throwing off ignition timing? You mentioned good fuel...
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I didn't get much feedback on this, but if anyone...

I didn't get much feedback on this, but if anyone is interested, it was the carb. The main jest was stripped by previous owner. I drilled it out using successively larger bits until all that was...
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Posted By pkovo

Here's another vid. he doesn't do the adjustment...

Here's another vid. he doesn't do the adjustment at TDC, but instead adjust one valve when the other is open, then revierses. Otherwise the adjustement is the same

Lawn Mower Repair Valve...
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Posted By pkovo

I won't even take a money order any longer. When...

I won't even take a money order any longer. When I sell a bike it's cash only. Too many fake money orders. Someone wants it, they can come get it with cash in hand. Weeds out any would be...
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I assume you mean the valve clearance? When you...

I assume you mean the valve clearance? When you say you took the case off, do you mean the rocker box cover? Not familiar with your engine specifically, but here's my general valve clearance...
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Posted By pkovo

+1. Good chance that gas is sleaking into the...

+1. Good chance that gas is sleaking into the crankcase and thinning out your oil.
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Posted By pkovo

Maybe a stuck intake valve? I've never had to...

Maybe a stuck intake valve? I've never had to deal with one, but I would assume that would keep the plug dry. You could probably check that the valves are free if you pull the rocker box cover. ...
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I picked up a new plug and tried it, no better. ...

I picked up a new plug and tried it, no better. I was hoping I would get lucky.

I thought about doing seafoam, some guys swear by the stuff for their motorcycles, but I've never had any luck...
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Posted By pkovo

Honda HS621 Snowblower Running Rich?

Just picked up this blower cheap. It hadn't been used recently, but the person I bought it from said they got it running, but the pull cord had broken so it was sold cheap as a non runner.

Pull...
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Posted By pkovo

probably not allowed. I wanted to add drain...

probably not allowed. I wanted to add drain lines to run my runoff to the street, and I checked with the town (person that issues permits), the only concern he had was to make sure the change...
03-26-10, 08:54 PM
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Posted By pkovo

Do you get water anywhere else in your basement...

Do you get water anywhere else in your basement after a rain/snowmelt?

I'm kind of in agreement with Chandler, especially if no where else shows signs of water. I would at least want to be...
03-26-10, 08:25 PM
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Posted By pkovo

I'll throw my 2cents in, and suggest an option...

I'll throw my 2cents in, and suggest an option you don't have listed.

1. is a must (sounds like you did that)
3. is probably ideal as a n approach during construction, but probably somewhat...
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Posted By pkovo

Delayed response, but yes I was referring to the...

Delayed response, but yes I was referring to the water powered pumps.

Saw the episode of ask this old house where they installed a water powered backup that was pretty stout looking. More...
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Posted By pkovo

I've read where people have had problems with teh...

I've read where people have had problems with teh switch not working on some of the cheaper ones. Also heard one story where the outlet got clogged, and the pipe broke. The pump stayed on and...
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