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Forum: Water Heaters
03-30-09, 03:33 PM
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Views: 1,854
Posted By buildingit

Questions - Replacing Thermostat in Gas Water Heater

I am replacing the thermostat on a gas water heater. Can someone explain to me how to approach the small piece of pipe that is circled in the image below?

Essentially, I am wondering how to...
12-07-08, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 89,140
Posted By buildingit

Padroo, Thank you for your excellent, detailed...

Padroo, Thank you for your excellent, detailed post. I am also having what seems to be the exact same problem. Can you give us an update? Did Waterboss stand behind their product and give you the...
11-23-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,382
Posted By buildingit

Track Lighting-Which Romex to use?

Hello,

I am going to run a line for some track lighting in a room. The track will likely have up to 12, 60watt bulbs running on it. Wondering if I need to use 14/2 or 12/2 Romex for this. What...
Replies: 4
Views: 8,268
Posted By buildingit

I realize this may be a backwards question....

I realize this may be a backwards question. Thanks for responding.

Jut want to be sure we would be OK with 25 or so people on the deck.

This is made of AC2 treated wood. The footings are 42"...
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Views: 8,268
Posted By buildingit

Maximum Load Calculation

Hello,

Can anyone help me calculate the maximum load for a specific deck design? I'm not sure if "maximum load" is the correct term- but I essentially want to find out how much weight my deck...
Replies: 8
Views: 14,679
Posted By buildingit

Freestanding Deck + Frostline

Hello,

We're building a freestanding deck... not attached to the house or any other structure. Do we need to worry about pouring footings as deep as the "frostline" if our deck is freestanding?
...
Replies: 5
Views: 47,851
Posted By buildingit

What to put around a deck instead of lattice?

We are building a 12' x 24' deck that is on a slight hill. The end near the house (this is a detached, free-standing deck) will be about a foot off the ground. The other end of the deck will be about...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By buildingit

Concretemasonry and Wayne, Thank you for the...

Concretemasonry and Wayne,

Thank you for the responses.

I should have been more clear on the footings. We plan to use the Sonotubes as Concretemasonry mentioned. I was wondering about their...
Replies: 2
Views: 9,051
Posted By buildingit

Thanks Ron- What makes you think this is a...

Thanks Ron-

What makes you think this is a well versus a cistern? People who have seen it suggest it's a cistern- but they are not pros.

Our main concern in having a pro take a look at it is...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By buildingit

Planning a Deck - Some Questions

Hello,

Great Forum.
We are planning to build a deck this summer. We have a fairly good sized back yard that slopes away from the house (not really a level spot in the yard). We have dreamt about...
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Cistern: Safety...Cap it? Fill it? Other ideas?

Hello,

We moved into a 100 year old house and found that we have an old cistern in the back yard. Inside is probably 8 feet across (round) and about 15 feet deep with water in the bottom. It seems...
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