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04-15-08, 06:23 PM
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Posted By ampm24

Not that I remember the exact figures, but when I...

Not that I remember the exact figures, but when I did a 2 meter 400A (320) on my garadge/apartment, the cost of 500mcm copper and 3/0 service feed cost more then all the rest of hardware, including...
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Posted By ampm24

Do you have steam heat, or water. I have several...

Do you have steam heat, or water. I have several hot water pipes in the walls, some exterior, some interior. Never had a problem. Although mine are only 3/4". Just be sure to insulate them on...
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Posted By ampm24

When I replaced my standard tank with a blader...

When I replaced my standard tank with a blader tank, I put it in the same spot. It's horizontal, which isn't ideal, but it's supported with strapping to keep the weight off of the fittings. Works...
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Posted By ampm24

Prob just a bad batch run. I have used those in...

Prob just a bad batch run. I have used those in the past with no prob. Only ones I've seen with no taper were made for the pooper and faucet. Shower valve should have a taper right?
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Posted By ampm24

I gave a stuck gate valve a smart RAP once, it...

I gave a stuck gate valve a smart RAP once, it was fun, got a whole 2" of water in the basement before the firemen and police could locate the water company after hours for me. It was the watermain...
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Posted By ampm24

ohh, good idea. thanks for the tip.

ohh, good idea. thanks for the tip.
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Posted By ampm24

Sure, it's an easy one. towelradiators.net

Sure, it's an easy one. towelradiators.net
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Posted By ampm24

So I should see some improvements by putting...

So I should see some improvements by putting reflective insulation behind my CI Rads. I have a roll of that stuff in the basement, that they had up on the walls in the basement. Too bad it would...
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Posted By ampm24

I'm doing this in my house right not. I opted...

I'm doing this in my house right not. I opted for a towel warmer/radiator. My bath is 10x5 and the rad puts out more then enough BTU to heat up the room, doubles as a towel warmer, and looks really...
03-14-08, 05:13 AM
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Posted By ampm24

Ya, i'll call them on Monday to make sure. I'm...

Ya, i'll call them on Monday to make sure. I'm not sure if they go by UPC or IRC. Working in there last night, I noticed that the studs for the wet wall are not 2x4s, more like 2x3. True demention...
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Posted By ampm24

Yep, 5000 mixing valve. I also want the green...

Yep, 5000 mixing valve. I also want the green cap to point down. it's gonna be up by head level, and too hard to see the top to adjust. Thanx Xiphias.
03-13-08, 08:13 AM
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Posted By ampm24

Got a question about DWV Vent placement

I think I already know the answer, but just want to make sure. Replumbing a small bath, one lav, one toilet, one tub/shower. The wet wall is load bearing, so I can't drill big holes in it, so i'm...
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Posted By ampm24

?? on Taco Mixing Valve

Do the Taco Mixing valves have to be installed straight up and down, or can they be installed on there side or upsidedown. i know the pumps have to be a certian way depending on PSI. Just didn't...
03-04-08, 06:57 AM
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Posted By ampm24

Possible to have more then one sewer main?

I'm tring to figure something out. I have a sewer pipe that exits the side wall of the basement on the back of the house, and a second one that exits the front wall. Seems the back one services the...
03-03-08, 09:00 AM
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Views: 161,614
Posted By ampm24

I gonna agree with 594 here. I ran my own gas,...

I gonna agree with 594 here. I ran my own gas, but i'm not a normal DIYer either. I've purchased a few houses, the one i'm in now included, where I wished someone hired a pro. I've had to redo a...
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Posted By ampm24

So correct me if i'm wrong, but you have one Taco...

So correct me if i'm wrong, but you have one Taco 007 running the whole show right? The more educated members might correct me on this, but i'm guessing upgrading that Taco might have been a good...
02-05-08, 07:24 AM
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Posted By ampm24

As far as i'm aware, if you do anything to the...

As far as i'm aware, if you do anything to the circuit, you have to bring the whole circuit up to code. And if I read that chart right, it's saying that anything that's not a GFCI should be an AFCI?...
01-23-08, 01:19 PM
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Posted By ampm24

Wow, long read, sorry to dig this up. I just...

Wow, long read, sorry to dig this up. I just wanted to toss in some personal opinions I got while doing my reasearch. I am about to do my basement too, and have found that the 3/4" foam, against...
01-23-08, 11:40 AM
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Posted By ampm24

Very good, thank you.

Very good, thank you.
01-23-08, 09:53 AM
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Posted By ampm24

Very true, which is why I figured I'd add that...

Very true, which is why I figured I'd add that second one anyway.

Ok, so even though one single 20A is allowed, so long as it's all for that bathroom only, it doesn't seem to wise now that I...
01-23-08, 09:40 AM
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Posted By ampm24

I always pull permits, and have had people tell...

I always pull permits, and have had people tell me i'm nuts for doing so, but you know what, better safe then sorry. Last permit I pulled cost me what 47 bucks, worth it. Besides, my house was just...
01-23-08, 09:00 AM
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Views: 787
Posted By ampm24

Quick question regarding small bath remodel

I'm remodeling a small 5'x10' full bath. The question I have, is can I use a single 20Amp GFCI protected circuit for both outlet, lights and exhaust fan, or should I put in a second 15Amp circuit...
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Posted By ampm24

Oh ya. Now I get it. sorry. :) Thanx. Didn't...

Oh ya. Now I get it. sorry. :) Thanx. Didn't realize that I can work that in reverse to get the gpm flow rate of an indirect unit. cool. Thanx again.
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Posted By ampm24

Ya, that what I figure. Thanks. I think the...

Ya, that what I figure. Thanks. I think the average for the shower is 6gpm, I'd prob never use all at once. I'll prob just use it with one head for 2.5-3.0 GPM, only need to up it when I have...
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Posted By ampm24

Hey Who, glad to get your advice again. I'm...

Hey Who, glad to get your advice again. I'm still redoing my heat loss calcs. Trying to get more accurate measurments. Last time I did it, I guess at a lot and came out with about 110k BTU. I...
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