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Thank you, spott! I'll take some pics of the...

Thank you, spott! I'll take some pics of the overall system tonight and get them posted. I do have vents on most of the baseboards but they're the manual type if I'm not mistaken. I'll grab a pic of...
01-21-19, 11:52 AM
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I ended up using a 2" to 1.5" galvanized adapter...

I ended up using a 2" to 1.5" galvanized adapter into the cast iron, then a 1.5" PVC into the galvanized adapter. For the AAV, I put it about 12-18" up from the top of the pump - it's a little higher...
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Residential boiler questions

Hello...I just started looking into some issues with our boiler and I have some general clarification questions first to make sure I'm making correct sense out of our existing system. I thought I...
01-18-19, 01:03 PM
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Posted By jessman1128

Thanks guys! Turns out it was a lot of blockages...

Thanks guys! Turns out it was a lot of blockages in our main cast iron drain pipe. The guys said it's pretty typical for cast iron drain pipes over the years; they tend to get clogged up a lot more...
01-16-19, 07:34 PM
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Posted By jessman1128

True. And that's what we generally try to do but...

True. And that's what we generally try to do but every now and then we forget.


What's typically involved with opening a septic tank lid? When they put the new septic tank in they installed...
01-15-19, 08:53 AM
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Posted By jessman1128

3.5 years ago. Generally speaking, yes....

3.5 years ago.


Generally speaking, yes. If you want the details, go read this thread from me (https://www.doityourself.com/forum/plumbing-piping/602042-basement-laundy-sink-drain-questions.html)...
01-15-19, 08:36 AM
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Posted By jessman1128

I extended the 1" copper adapter with a short...

I extended the 1" copper adapter with a short piece of 3/4" PVC and some special pipe repair putty/tape combo, and then capped of the 3/4" PVC with a PVC cap.

My first attempt at connecting the...
01-14-19, 09:56 PM
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Posted By jessman1128

Laundry pump sends some of the water up through second floor bathtub drain

2 story house with basement. Septic tank connected to a branch with two arms, each of which is connected to a dry well. When the laundry pump in the basement fires it is fairly common for drain water...
01-14-19, 08:23 AM
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I finally got the 2" plug removed by drilling and...

I finally got the 2" plug removed by drilling and cutting into it. I took a section out of the middle, cut to the perimeter in a few places, then a few cold chisel taps had it collapse in on itself...
01-13-19, 09:29 PM
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Basement laundy sink drain questions

I'm in the middle of re-doing our basement washing machine drain setup. Previous setup had the washer draining into a double utility sink, which itself drained into a sump-pump-in-a-basin setup that...
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Thanks! How is it that a worn bushing would cause...

Thanks! How is it that a worn bushing would cause it to keep butting up against the stop bolt? Shouldn't I theoretically be able to fix the issue by decreasing the downward travel screw? I'm not...
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Garage door opener issues

Hello, we have a Craftsman garage door opener that is giving me fits. Model 41A4315-7D Craftsman 1/2 H.P. A couple weeks ago the plastic gear cover jumped off and fell to the floor. My wife found it...
07-23-18, 04:08 PM
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Posted By jessman1128

Wow, my memory is really rusty. It's been awhile...

Wow, my memory is really rusty. It's been awhile since I last worked with junction boxes. I just remembered that the screw-on "nut" goes on the inside of the box, so no need to access the back of the...
07-23-18, 12:18 PM
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Posted By jessman1128

Ohhhhh...I see where you're going with that...

Ohhhhh...I see where you're going with that query...cut a large enough hole in both the back wall of the cabinet and the wall itself such that there's room for not only the 6-3 cable, but also a...
07-21-18, 10:43 AM
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Posted By jessman1128

Thanks for the tip! Unfortunately, this oven is...

Thanks for the tip! Unfortunately, this oven is 23.75" deep.
07-21-18, 10:35 AM
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Posted By jessman1128

Because I won't have any way to secure the cable...

Because I won't have any way to secure the cable to the box in that case. Since the back of the box will be flush with the back wall of the cabinet, I can't use a connector on the back of the box.
07-20-18, 08:35 PM
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Posted By jessman1128

Ok, thank you! That type of connector will...

Ok, thank you! That type of connector will definitely work for the oven conduit, but I'm still stumped with the 6-3 source cable. Apparently I'll have to have it enter the back wall of the cabinet...
07-20-18, 05:58 PM
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Posted By jessman1128

Thank you, Tolyn. I'm definitely going to put the...

Thank you, Tolyn. I'm definitely going to put the junction box below the cabinet. Do you have any thoughts on my question about a connector that only attaches on the inside of the junction box with...
07-20-18, 06:18 AM
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Posted By jessman1128

I don't have the model number right now, but I do...

I don't have the model number right now, but I do have the installation instructions and there's a picture below of the sketch from the instructions. It shows the junction box located underneath the...
07-19-18, 05:40 PM
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Posted By jessman1128

Where to mount junction box in double oven cabinet

I built a double oven cabinet for our kitchen remodel, and I'm getting ready to build the lower drawer that will go underneath the double oven. I'm figuring out the details of finishing the wiring...
01-18-17, 11:11 AM
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Posted By jessman1128

The Madison Electric box arrived yesterday. I...

The Madison Electric box arrived yesterday. I installed it last night using a nut driver. The hardest part was getting the cables into the box. The break-away openings in the box are quite small. It...
01-15-17, 10:41 AM
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Posted By jessman1128

Thank you both for the helpful tips and info! It...

Thank you both for the helpful tips and info! It doesn't appear that anyone carries that box locally so I'll have to order it. I'm not seeing anything else like it locally either. Just the one I...
01-14-17, 09:41 PM
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Posted By jessman1128

Replacing ceiling box - old work

I took down our old ceiling fan/light in our master bedroom today, intending to immediately put up our new ceiling fan/light. Well, the mounting bracket for the new one didn't fit the holes in the...
01-06-17, 07:40 PM
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Posted By jessman1128

See post #10 from earlier in the thread:...

See post #10 from earlier in the thread: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/electrical-ac-dc/575039-wiring-new-receptacle-existing-switch-box.html#post2591421
01-06-17, 07:22 PM
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Posted By jessman1128

Yep, sorry. The house black in my...

Yep, sorry. The house black in my pictures/diagram is actually just a black jumper that connects to the house red up in the ceiling. The red is entirely inside the ceiling box now and not visible in...
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