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08-05-10, 10:50 AM
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Posted By speede541

Looking at the exposed core at the peephole...

Looking at the exposed core at the peephole cutout, there appears to be a 1/8" or so veneer skin but the rest appears solid.

Retired Wrench, got a pic of what you're describing? Sounds...
08-04-10, 06:09 PM
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Posted By speede541

Good suggestion. I've got a good hardwood source...

Good suggestion. I've got a good hardwood source nearby that I can check with.

Is there any strength benefit to dowling a tongue and groove joint? Or would this be overkill? Or detrimental?
08-04-10, 10:23 AM
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Posted By speede541

Yeah, it's solid through-and-through. Original...

Yeah, it's solid through-and-through. Original door from when the house was constructed in 1924. That's why I'm considering the tongue-and-groove repair with the large piece of darker wood at the...
08-03-10, 12:23 AM
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Posted By speede541

I don't know if this helps at all. I've got...

I don't know if this helps at all.

I've got it boarded shut but it's just a solid core door, no detail work. What you're looking at will be the interior side, was previously the exterior, but I'm...
08-01-10, 09:52 AM
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Posted By speede541

Kickplate was one option, but I don't like it....

Kickplate was one option, but I don't like it. Don't like the sawtooth, either, but wonder if the straight cut is enough to stand on its own and withstand the abuses of a front door.

Although the...
08-01-10, 08:55 AM
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Posted By speede541

Solid Wood Door Repair / Lengthening...

After recently leveling our house on a new foundation, the solid wood front door no longer fits the frame. Over the years, it apparently has been planed down and now sits with an angled gap at the...
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Posted By speede541

I'll just post a follow-up here even though it's...

I'll just post a follow-up here even though it's incidental to the original topic. While replacing my broken pressure switch, I thought I'd throw on a Harbor Freight $10 Auto Drain Valve Automatic...
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Posted By speede541

Ah! Thanks for that. I was imagining something...

Ah! Thanks for that. I was imagining something too complicated with separate intake and exhaust valves on each cylinder. Got to remember the KISS principle, right? :D
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Posted By speede541

Just came from Grainger where I stopped for a new...

Just came from Grainger where I stopped for a new pressure switch; one of their house-brand compressors was plumbed in exactly the same manner. So my concerns are addressed and your description is...
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Posted By speede541

Furd, thanks for your reply. If, as you suspect,...

Furd, thanks for your reply. If, as you suspect, it's plumbed correctly, then there must be a check valve where this line enters the tank?

Now I'm curious about the inner workings of the...
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Posted By speede541

Help?!? Unload port on Dual Stage compressor...

Heya!

I bought this "American Air" 2-stage compressor used off Craigslist a number of months ago and have been using it, no problems, until recently my pressure switch began acting up. I reckon...
05-01-10, 07:20 AM
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Views: 7,267
Posted By speede541

Ok, one last question with respect to what you...

Ok, one last question with respect to what you wrote about the vent wye being "rolled up" on a 45, what I assumed you meant with the wye's branch arm kicked up half way between flat and vertical.
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05-01-10, 03:10 AM
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Posted By speede541

Installing future-use drainage now, while ceiling is open?

While I've got my kitchen gutted and ceiling open, I'm considering my future plans for the space above to become a 2-bath layout (currently, most of the space is a small bedroom).

It would be...
04-27-10, 12:47 PM
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Views: 7,267
Posted By speede541

Thanks, you've been an invaluable help. Two...

Thanks, you've been an invaluable help.

Two questions:

(1) with respect to cleanouts, how far from or how high from the associated connection can they be? For instance, what prevents me from...
04-27-10, 04:17 AM
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Views: 7,267
Posted By speede541

Ok, I've rejiggered some things in my head. This...

Ok, I've rejiggered some things in my head. This look kosher?

The laundry stack, trap & laundry drain/vent has to fit in a 10" space (bordered by the dedicated vent stack on to the right), but I...
04-26-10, 02:53 PM
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Posted By speede541

Thanks. I found that tidbit about no washers on...

Thanks. I found that tidbit about no washers on wet vents, and also discovered the error in my thinking.

The previous guy improperly installed the trap in the joists (I left that out of my drawing...
04-22-10, 05:11 PM
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Posted By speede541

I'm not familiar with a "combine." Does it go by...

I'm not familiar with a "combine." Does it go by another name?

You say I'll need a cleanout in the wall. I assume you're talking the drain line, and not where the vent goes vertical in the wall...
04-22-10, 08:26 AM
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Views: 7,267
Posted By speede541

Vent / Wet Vent Question?

I've got a question about utilizing a wet vent.

I've included two drawings with this post to illustrate my question. This is all contained in my kitchen ceiling. Above the kitchen is a bathtub and...
04-15-10, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Posted By speede541

Iron Drain Pipe Leaking @ Hub; Best Way to Patch?

I have a short diagonal section of 4" iron pipe that has a leak at the hub.

The leak only shows up when I perform a leak check, which results in a steady dribble of water. In day-to-day service, I...
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Views: 10,777
Posted By speede541

Awesomeness! Thanks a bunch. Their website is...

Awesomeness! Thanks a bunch. Their website is kind of kludgy, but they appear to have exactly what I'm looking for, with a stated fit range of 1/2" to 1-1/2".

Here's a link and a photo.
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Views: 10,777
Posted By speede541

Do you have a favorite brand? The Commercial...

Do you have a favorite brand? The Commercial Electric I bought to play with looks and works OK once in place, but didn't wow me with its fit and finish while installing and adjusting.
04-14-10, 07:01 PM
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Views: 4,042
Posted By speede541

Ok, gotcha on all that except the attic water...

Ok, gotcha on all that except the attic water heater.

If I run as shown up-down-up-down, but eliminate the attic unit, I see the following cons w/respect to the upstairs bathrooms:

- ~60 foot...
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Posted By speede541

"Retrofit" recessed light cans for thick plaster ceilings?

I see this has come up a few times in past posts, but I've yet to find a definitive answer.

I'm looking for "retrofit" style can to install in one lath and plaster ceiling, which I imagine will be...
04-14-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By speede541

Thanks for confirming I'm not going about this...

Thanks for confirming I'm not going about this incorrectly. I can't figure out why Lowe's and Home Depot bother selling 1/4" copper tubing if they don't stock any of the associated fittings to...
04-13-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By speede541

Walls are open: 1/2" vs. 1/4" copper to fridge?

Besides 1/2" copper to my fridge's ice maker being total overkill, is there any good reason NOT to use it instead of 1/4"?

What I'm finding is a lack of 1/4" fittings -- primarily a 1/2 x 1/2 x...
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