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02-08-12, 08:18 PM
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Posted By ridiculi

Not All Burners Lighting Up

Have an old gravity gas furnace (Biltwel) where only the front of 3 burners only lights up.

The burners look like 3 dog bone shapes in a straight line. The thermostat is good, the pilot light is...
03-22-07, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By ridiculi

Its ALL 12ga. looked in every outlet and switch....

Its ALL 12ga. looked in every outlet and switch. It was not any spliced stuff going into the boxes. I can see the old K & T sheathing/insulation so I know it came from above. I even had a couple...
03-21-07, 11:06 PM
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Views: 902
Posted By ridiculi

Proper Fuse for Knob and Tube

I have Knob and Tube wirng. All looks to be in real good shape. No funky additions or branches.

I keep reading that I MUST use 15amp fuses regardless of the wire size.

I have 12ga wire so...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,172
Posted By ridiculi

Chandler, I went to a plumbing supply house...

Chandler,

I went to a plumbing supply house and got some good info. First of all, they said I was over thinking this and "It's ONly Plumbing". Being a cabinet maker, I like things exact, and the...
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Views: 2,172
Posted By ridiculi

While I was speaking to a rep at jones stephens I...

While I was speaking to a rep at jones stephens I too said to myself duh! Why else would they make a 4x3 or a 4x4. If the pipe reached the top then a standard 4x2 could be used. Although water...
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Views: 2,172
Posted By ridiculi

Got a another question Chandler. I have...

Got a another question Chandler.

I have noticed that at least on leaded cast iron that the pipe is flush with the top of the flange . Not sure if that is for strength or so there is not a little...
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Views: 2,172
Posted By ridiculi

I checked and plumbing supply houses do have cast...

I checked and plumbing supply houses do have cast iron 4x3" and I think even a 4x3-1/2" flange which would work. Otherwise disconnecting would be my last option.
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Views: 2,172
Posted By ridiculi

So when you say redo, what does that entail? If...

So when you say redo, what does that entail? If I remove the leaded flange then I have now an elbow sticking up that is 1" to 1-1/4". So that leaves the following questions

1) Can the elbow be...
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Views: 2,172
Posted By ridiculi

Should I remove Toilet Flange or Extend?

I just finished ripping up the entire floor of a small bath due to rot.

My finish floor will be 1" to 1-1/4" above the current cast iron flange.

Should I

1) Use those PVC extenders? Now if...
Replies: 3
Views: 5,730
Posted By ridiculi

Thanks for the replys. Actually I noticed my...

Thanks for the replys. Actually I noticed my neighbor has it that way except she has a 90 degree corner piece then its bent down towards the lower one. The inside of the corner fits exactly against...
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Views: 5,730
Posted By ridiculi

Connecting Gutters at different Levels?

Without know the terminology for roofs, I have a gutter at one level and another 90 degrees to it about 2 feet lower and 4 feet away.

Can I attach the two together meaning have the top gutter...
12-03-06, 10:25 AM
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Views: 1,368
Posted By ridiculi

Opinion on R13 Insulation batts

OK, having been to HD and Lowes . HD sells the pink stuff by Owens and Lowes sells John Mansville.

My question is the John Mansville stuff is a totally encased fiberglass batt in a plastic tube...
12-03-06, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,540
Posted By ridiculi

1) Yes, I am positive. Been in the crawl space...

1) Yes, I am positive. Been in the crawl space many times now.

2) I don't know much about framing but I am guessing it would be post/pier and beam? Essentially concrete foundation around the...
12-01-06, 04:48 PM
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Views: 11,540
Posted By ridiculi

Thanks for all the responses. A couple more...

Thanks for all the responses. A couple more questions.

1) I believe the planks are a lot thicker than 3/4". Like 1-1/2", probably needed because of the 48" span between joists. With this said,...
11-30-06, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By ridiculi

Can I vent 2 baths to one Vent?

Back to back bathrooms.

I have a ceiling vent in each bath, can I vent those two to the same vent going through the roof?

If yes, what is the proper way? Just a Y connection?
11-30-06, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,540
Posted By ridiculi

Questions on Replacing Rotten Subfloor

Upon discovering a soft spot in a small bathroom, I tore up the vinyl flooring and discovered rotted planks.

The Planks I believe are 2x6 T&G 48" on center.

My questions are

1) If I remove...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,153
Posted By ridiculi

Concrete around back of house

Currently I have around the back and side of the house a 3-4 foot wide strip of dirt/gravel. I believe I have an old french drain that is not functional too well.

My question is if I want to...
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By ridiculi

Thanks Dunbar, I got it all fixed. It was a...

Thanks Dunbar, I got it all fixed.

It was a standard tub fitting. With all the crudd and the tight location I thought I may have a nightmare. All standard brass fittings and tubing. The flange...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By ridiculi

Leaking Window at Casing

I have a Wood Double Hung window which was leaking from above and the side. The water appeared to be entering throught the top and the left side.

I am having my house painted and put in a NEW top...
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Views: 858
Posted By ridiculi

Clawfoot Tub Drain broke

Hi,

I have repaired/replaced many more modern drains and popups, but never an old clawfoot tub.

Tub could be 75 to 100 years old. The drain flange(sorry if I got the lingo wrong) on the top...
04-21-05, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,878
Posted By ridiculi

Thanks. That's what I had in mind. Not many...

Thanks. That's what I had in mind.

Not many references to this in books and things.

Thanks again.
04-20-05, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,878
Posted By ridiculi

Dirt Leg/Dirt Trap in Gas Line?

I'm hooking up a gas line to a dryer. Currently I have already a gas line running vertically down from above with a valve at the end about 5 feet off the ground and a plug at the end.

I was going...
03-06-05, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,631
Posted By ridiculi

GFCI under the sink

I have a standard outlet under a kitchen sink. The outlet is split. Top part goes to a switch for the disposal and the bottom is on all the time for the dish washer.

My question is can I have...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By ridiculi

It's not the solenoid. i tested it with a...

It's not the solenoid. i tested it with a voltmeter and its ok. I also tested it manually by applying 110 to it, hooked a line to it and it opened and water flowed out.

Now I checked voltage of...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By ridiculi

Say, can the needle valve be replaced or is that...

Say, can the needle valve be replaced or is that not a good idea using the same hole.

Thanks
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