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Yesterday, 11:19 AM
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Posted By lambition

If you plan on hard wiring the range hood, it is...

If you plan on hard wiring the range hood, it is the best to measure and mark location and height of the cabinet, then find specification for the hood, so that you know the location of the knockout...
07-19-19, 09:23 PM
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Posted By lambition

Instead of a in-line valve, get a valve that...

Instead of a in-line valve, get a valve that threads directly on to the tee. (compression female on one side).
Your existing tee is compression female on one side and male on the other sides.

DO...
07-19-19, 06:52 PM
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Posted By lambition

If your old light was halogen or incandescent...

If your old light was halogen or incandescent bulb, your existing power supply is most likely to be AC and not very regulated. They are often just a simple transformer and will show higher voltage at...
07-15-19, 07:36 PM
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Posted By lambition

While that will fit, I doubt there will be enough...

While that will fit, I doubt there will be enough room to add a PVC trap and still be able to align with the tub drain. Fernco rubber couplings are pretty long.
07-15-19, 07:22 PM
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Posted By lambition

Cast iron sewer line is very common at least...

Cast iron sewer line is very common at least around around DC metro area. I have been working for a plumbing company for 5 years before I quiet and became self employed.
Clay pipe is rare around...
07-11-19, 05:49 PM
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Posted By lambition

Your toilet flange picture shows tree roots. Did...

Your toilet flange picture shows tree roots. Did you ever use bigger snake or did you just use that small snake?
You probably have a large ball of tree roots in your drain line.

Copper sulfate...
07-09-19, 05:33 PM
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Posted By lambition

Proflex option is the correct way and will keep...

Proflex option is the correct way and will keep the pipe aligned correctly. It also supports pipe at the joint.
Fernco rubber coupling is a hack way to do it. Often done by a remodeler, handyman,...
07-08-19, 07:02 PM
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Posted By lambition

That is all copper and brass. Are you trying...

That is all copper and brass.
Are you trying to tie in another tub to this line or are you replacing this existing tub?

You will have to cut further down the line and repipe whole thing in PVC....
07-08-19, 06:04 PM
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Views: 607
Posted By lambition

Your images did not work.. If you have copper...

Your images did not work..
If you have copper tied on a galvanized or cast iron fitting, it will still have thread. (Male adapter)
If it is copper fitting, it will be sweated on. In that case, the...
07-08-19, 05:55 PM
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Posted By lambition

It is not just size of the trap, but the size of...

It is not just size of the trap, but the size of pipe in horizontal run.
The distance specified is so that the horizontal pipe is not full of water is starts siphoning water out of the trap.
If...
07-08-19, 05:47 PM
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Posted By lambition

This is what I would do. I wouldn't use no-hub or...

This is what I would do. I wouldn't use no-hub or fernco if you can unthread a pipe.

No hub will not fit over a fitting very well. Regular fernco will work better, although not quiet a correct way...
07-07-19, 06:07 PM
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Posted By lambition

Glue small neodymium magnet at top and bottom...

Glue small neodymium magnet at top and bottom corner. Will be much stronger than advertisement magnets.

If you want replace the cover, try cutting a slot with dremel or grinder and bend the tab...
07-01-19, 08:53 PM
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Posted By lambition

CPVC is very cheap and no special tool is...

CPVC is very cheap and no special tool is required.
That is the only upside. It tends to crack easily after 10 years or so, especially when very hot water is run through (for heating purposes) or...
06-30-19, 01:46 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By lambition

This I think is exactly the case. The shop is...

This I think is exactly the case.
The shop is in the rural area in the middle of the town. The county itself is fairly big and enforces code, but the town has its own departments run by city hall.
06-29-19, 07:56 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By lambition

There is a deli restaurant next door and my...

There is a deli restaurant next door and my cousin will be taking that place over in a year or so.
Therefore, this ice cream shop is being constructed as part of that restaurant.
The owner of the...
06-29-19, 04:55 PM
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Posted By lambition

This grease trap uses flow control valve, which...

This grease trap uses flow control valve, which requires intake air to work properly. Which is why there is a tee. The flow control valve basically just a restrictor and I believe intake air is to...
06-28-19, 08:36 PM
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Views: 684
Posted By lambition

Air intake (vent) of grease trap

My cousin is trying to open a ice cream shop and all the work was done without permits.
I went to check what the contractors have done and found they installed grease trap and this grease trap has...
06-26-19, 04:39 PM
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Views: 584
Posted By lambition

I would keep the generator within 50ft and run 10...

I would keep the generator within 50ft and run 10 gauge wire.
Test how loud your generator really is and keep it close as possible to your home. Many high end generators are fairly quiet.
...
06-20-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By lambition

That is not a standby generator setup. Standby...

That is not a standby generator setup. Standby generator is the one that will automatically kink-in when it detects power outage.

While it is possible to covert a potable generator to standby...
06-20-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By lambition

Simplest fix at this time would be just...

Simplest fix at this time would be just installing an access panel. I don't think it would look too bad since it is in the closet.
06-20-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By lambition

Not necessarily. That only means you have ground...

Not necessarily. That only means you have ground and neutral bonded together somewhere (which it is supposed to be).
You have to check if your panel is the first panel or breaker after the meter...
06-19-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By lambition

If you head 20A breaker on 14 AWG, then it was...

If you head 20A breaker on 14 AWG, then it was already up sized. I wouldn't put any lager breaker.

Running a long distance on wire will cause voltage drop and smaller the gauge worse it will be....
06-19-19, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By lambition

This should never be done unless you have a...

This should never be done unless you have a ground wire or metal conduit in the junction box for the outlets.
Those adapters are meant to provide grounding through wallplate screw, which is grounded...
06-18-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By lambition

Will it work? Maybe. Will it be safe? No. ...

Will it work? Maybe.
Will it be safe? No.

You really should run a new cable from the panel. Or at very least, install a GFCI breaker.
06-18-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By lambition

Did not see that. Then, it is most likely done...

Did not see that.
Then, it is most likely done wrong. If it is 240V, replace it with 2 pole breaker of correct size.
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