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I'm the OP on this and I wanted to follow-up. ...

I'm the OP on this and I wanted to follow-up.

The project worked like a charm thanks to several of the posts here.

First of all, I ended up getting a wider cooktop so instead of having to cut...
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I'm the OP on this a few months ago. I had...

I'm the OP on this a few months ago.

I had smelled methane gas in the laundry room every other time that we wash clothes. (The washer drains into the laundry tub and the water is sucked out of...
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I am amazed at the number of people who don't...

I am amazed at the number of people who don't think this is a DIY job.

I'll have to really think about whether I want to take it on.

I called RotoZip customer support and they recommended their...
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Yes, the lip of the cooktop will cover the cut so...

Yes, the lip of the cooktop will cover the cut so it doesn't have to be pretty.

Do you think something like a Dremel Saw Max would be able to do the job with a diamond tile cutting blade?
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How to cut 3/4" thick kitchen island countertop

I bought a new cooktop that goes in the island in the kitchen. The new one is less than an inch wider than the old, so I need to enlarge the hole in the 3/4" thick granite by taking out an...
07-02-12, 01:57 PM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

What is the logic of a Merion Fitting**?

I'm putting in a first floor powder room with water closet and lavatory.

My biggest problem was going to be running a new vent for the powder room to tie into an existing vent in the attic. ...
06-09-12, 05:35 PM
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I was trying to find a code violation, but I...

I was trying to find a code violation, but I couldn't.

I agree that it isn't ideal. I was first going to use the adjacent bays (I need the middle of the 3 bays for the drain, so use the 2 on each...
06-09-12, 04:28 PM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

Toilet over heating/air conditioner return?

Where I want to put the water closet in a new first floor powder room happens to be directly over the middle of 3 bays in the basement used for my heating and air conditioning return.

2 questions:...
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Yep, it's 1 1/2". So I saw how to install...

Yep, it's 1 1/2".

So I saw how to install one of these Air Admittance Valves here:

Air Admittance Valves Install (http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/plumbing/how-install-studor-mini-vent-632912.html)...
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Just is case it wasn't apparent, what our local...

Just is case it wasn't apparent, what our local code calls fixture unit values (FUVs) is the same as what most others call drainage fixture units (DFUs).
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After some online reading, I now know more about...

After some online reading, I now know more about self-siphonage than I ever thought I would, that's when the waste water fills the entire pipe causing a vacuum that sucks the water out of the trap...
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How to count fixture unit values for washer draining into laundry tub

I'm trying to determine whether an existing vent stack can accommodate a 1st floor powder room. Right now it has a 2nd floor bathroom group (fuv: 6), a 2nd floor washer (fuv: 4) and laundry tub w/ 1...
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New Washer drains to Laundry Tub, sucks water out of trap

I had a washer draining into a laundry tub for 20 years in the 2nd floor laundry room. Worked fine.

I got a new washer and now every 4th or 5th wash, I smell methane gas in the laundry room. I...
01-12-12, 12:52 PM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

Update: First my apologies to Heil for...

Update:

First my apologies to Heil for suggesting a problem with their (my) furnace.

Monday all problems stopped - worked perfectly for 3-4 days - no lockouts, all appliances worked perfectly...
01-08-12, 07:35 AM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

At least I now know how to consistently and...

At least I now know how to consistently and reliably turn on the upstairs furnace; just reset from lockout when the 1st floor heater is on and it will light.

So what I've been looking at as...
01-07-12, 10:52 PM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

I'm just playing detective here. I'm sure this...

I'm just playing detective here. I'm sure this will be solved soon.

So I go to the basement to gather some information on the sequence of events with the water heater since that just happened...
01-07-12, 10:01 PM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

But as Grady said, These same...

But as Grady said,



These same appliances have been working together perfectly for the past 4 years with no problem up until Thursday before last when the attic furnace starting acting up, so...
01-07-12, 04:27 PM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

Here's another interesting piece of information. ...

Here's another interesting piece of information.

Today the water heater went into lockout mode and one of the reasons for the error code shown was no gas or low gas pressure. So as unlikely as it...
01-06-12, 03:25 PM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

2 last questions: do gas heaters require a...

2 last questions:

do gas heaters require a certain pressure level and do they provide that pressure level in the specs of the furnace?

and

could I have a plumber install some kind of...
01-06-12, 03:12 PM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

Thanks, Mike. Now that I had something to...

Thanks, Mike.

Now that I had something to look up, I see that you're exactly right. Not sure about the PRV - I don't see anyplace to put gauges.

This is now my home. Not sure what they were...
01-06-12, 01:39 PM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

What's this please?

I bought a house and this (red box) was in the basement attached to the water supply pipe. Red arrow goes to a drain.

Water supply pipe, through meter then to this contraption with 2 valves on...
01-06-12, 12:14 PM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

Water heater definitely has an ignitor. ...

Water heater definitely has an ignitor.

Everything started on the first coldest day of the year (I remember because the attic was freezing). Today is mild (48 degrees) and I'm not experiencing...
01-06-12, 08:58 AM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

Thanks Seattle Pioneer, Very informative. I...

Thanks Seattle Pioneer,

Very informative. I wasn't sure how air would get in the line but I now see that it's unlikely.

To answer your question, I have 2 gas heaters, one in the basement for...
01-06-12, 01:28 AM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

Thanks, Grady. As I mentioned in my...

Thanks, Grady.

As I mentioned in my write-up, I did clean the sensor and there was no soot on it at all. Also I didn't think the sensor was the problem because the flame goes out so quickly, like...
01-05-12, 02:18 PM
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Posted By JustWannaKnow

Heil 9MPT flame won't stay on

Last Thursday problem occurred for the first time. Unit is only 3 years old.

Calls for heat, inducer motor goes on, flame goes on for less than a second then goes out. This happens 4 times.

I...
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