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Posted By Whitenack

Hey, thanks for the replies. I have done...

Hey, thanks for the replies.

I have done some looking online and found this... https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dphps/emb/Documents/onsitesewagemanual.pdf


According to this, I believe I have...
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Posted By Whitenack

I have attached some pics. The first pic is a...

I have attached some pics. The first pic is a picture of the 1st line (right side of pic) and the 2nd line (left side of pic). You really can't see the 1st line, because there is nothing to see. ...
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Posted By Whitenack

Irregular Leach Line Saturation

Hey everyone.

We moved into our new house about 1-1/2 years ago. From the time we moved in, we have had excess water on the surface of our leach field. I have been trying to diagnose the...
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Posted By Whitenack

Shower valve - any way to spread out pressure adjustment?

Hi all,

I have a new Delta T17438 tub & shower valve. It is one of those where you turn the lever counter-clockwise to adjust the pressure, and has a separate lever for the temperature.

Right...
03-30-16, 06:51 AM
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Posted By Whitenack

Thoughts on Exterior PVC Trim?

Hi all,

We are building a house, and one of the features I am currently trying to tackle is the cornice trim and gable returns.

I don't like the idea of wood trim due to maintenance concerns...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-03-16, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Whitenack

A waterproof floor and a central drain. If I was...

A waterproof floor and a central drain. If I was really paranoid I guess I could put some sort of waterproofing on the walls near the heater and washer to protect it from spraying water.
Forum: Water Heaters
02-03-16, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Whitenack

The potential location of the upstairs heater...

The potential location of the upstairs heater would be in the upstairs laundry room, which would have some waterproofing already to minimize damage from leaks.
Forum: Water Heaters
02-03-16, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Whitenack

Haha, that wouldn't be the sole source of the hot...

Haha, that wouldn't be the sole source of the hot water. It would only help to increase the incoming cold water so that the heater doesn't have to work as hard to get the water hot. Cold water...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-03-16, 05:45 AM
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Posted By Whitenack

Again, thanks for the replies. Mike - What...

Again, thanks for the replies.

Mike - What is the reasoning for preferring the basement location for the heater(s)? Is it space? Water leakage? Ease of installation?

I have seen where some...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-02-16, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Whitenack

Thanks for the responses. It sounds like votes...

Thanks for the responses. It sounds like votes against tankless water heaters are a unanimous, at least for large volumes of hot water. I still wonder if a tankless heater would work for the far...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-01-16, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Whitenack

Sorry for not being clear. The hardwood will go...

Sorry for not being clear. The hardwood will go on the first floor, directly above the basement.

I think we have done a good job with the basement construction. Put down a vapor barrier under...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-01-16, 06:38 AM
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Views: 978
Posted By Whitenack

Water heater decisions

In the process of building a new house and trying to decide on the best strategy for hot water heating.

We tried to be efficient with our floor plan design, and were able to clump the bathrooms...
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Posted By Whitenack

Thanks for the feedback czizzi. I am not...

Thanks for the feedback czizzi. I am not picturing what you are suggesting on the toilet/shower switch. Wouldn't that be the same layout, just switched?

Yeah, I realize a 36" shower would be a...
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Posted By Whitenack

Deeper shower or wider space between wall and vanity?

See the plans below for our master bath. I have a few questions...

We were originally planning for a 10' overall depth, but due to size constraints, are probably going to have to go with 9-1/2'. ...
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Posted By Whitenack

Sorry for not being clear. In my drawing, the...

Sorry for not being clear. In my drawing, the beam that sits directly on top of the columns is 18" tall.
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Posted By Whitenack

Regarding the structural support, that's a good...

Regarding the structural support, that's a good point. I hadn't considered the whether the span between the center columns was too much for the load. I'll have to defer to the builder on that. ...
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Posted By Whitenack

Thanks for the reply czizzi. I'm kinda like that...

Thanks for the reply czizzi. I'm kinda like that myself (wants to straighten a crooked picture). I've banned my wife from hanging anything on the walls because she is fine to eyeball things, and...
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Posted By Whitenack

ETA: Yes, I am designing the house myself, along...

ETA: Yes, I am designing the house myself, along with my builder. The floorplan has been approved. Yes, structurally I'll have to defer to the builder.

Thanks for the reply. The overall...
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Posted By Whitenack

Help with porch design

Hi all,

Please see the image below and give your opinions. We are building a new house and trying to decide the porch design. Please ignore the unfinished nature of some of the features. The...
12-11-15, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Whitenack

Thank's for the reply. The only hinged Marvin...

Thank's for the reply. The only hinged Marvin doors I see online are the swinging patio doors. Is that what you are talking about?

I'm looking for a solid entry door system.
12-10-15, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Whitenack

Where to find front door system with wide sidelights?

Hi all,

In the process of building a new house and looking for a front door and sidelight package. I'd like something a little wider than the typical 12-14" sidelight, or at least something with...
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Posted By Whitenack

Thanks for the response. Yes, it was backfilled...

Thanks for the response. Yes, it was backfilled with gravel and yes this will be for non-potable use. Sounds like I am good to go.

Thanks for the tips on location. I've got a lot of room around...
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Posted By Whitenack

Should a Rainwater Collection System include the foundation drains?

Hi all.

Building a new house and planning to put in a tank and pump for rainwater collection. Obviously planning to run the gutter downspouts to the tank, but noticed the pipe running out from...
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Posted By Whitenack

Thanks for the reply. The pressure didn't seem...

Thanks for the reply. The pressure didn't seem to be random fluctuations, it was directly tied to the temperature. Pressure was constant until I changed the temperature.

So, the bottom line,...
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Posted By Whitenack

Shower valve w/ scald guard -- frustrating pressure fluctuations?

We are in the process of building a house and I'm trying to research shower faucets. I have no experience with the different features on modern shower valves. I see features like separate...
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