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06-18-15, 08:57 PM
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Views: 510
Posted By flyingpolarbear

Excessive water flow alarm controller?

While repairing a pipe break that is very close downstream from our 2" water main, I am probably going to install a flow sensor - now is the time to do it, after all that digging work (Creative...
01-05-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By flyingpolarbear

That's right, it's a DC power supply - magnetic...

That's right, it's a DC power supply - magnetic transformer variety. The specs claim "80% efficiency typically" so I know it's not going to be a super efficient 120VAC to 12VDC supply. Something I...
01-05-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By flyingpolarbear

Pilot Dane's explanation seems likely, the...

Pilot Dane's explanation seems likely, the transformer is probably only 60% efficient when it is lightly loaded. That's ok for my purpose, since the long term durability is most important (vs. more...
01-04-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By flyingpolarbear

Puzzled by LED using more power than expected

This makes me curious -- where are the losses? Is the magnetic transformer performing well below its 80% efficiency rating?

I have 6 meters of LED strip with its total lengths for the circuit...
12-25-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By flyingpolarbear

Can I dim a pendant light and magnetic LED driver with same dimmer switch?

In the new kitchen I would like to place a dimmer switch to the right of the sink to control together a sink pendant light and undercabinet LED strips. The undercabinet LED strips will use a...
11-01-13, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 29,280
Posted By flyingpolarbear

I replaced it with a brass P-trap because when...

I replaced it with a brass P-trap because when there was a lot of water, it sounded a bit too much like a modern new construction home (plastic-y). I had a challenging time with the brass descano...
11-01-13, 12:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 29,280
Posted By flyingpolarbear

You're right Furd, my plumber royally screwed up...

You're right Furd, my plumber royally screwed up on the drain height. This is what I ended up doing. This problem came as a surprise, and needed an urgent solution to get the sink working so I...
10-31-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 29,280
Posted By flyingpolarbear

Yes the rubber connector is adapting the 1.5" ABS...

Yes the rubber connector is adapting the 1.5" ABS pipe to the steel pipe roof vent.

Below that inside the wall is the 1.5" to 2" tee (that it too hard to access to cut out).
10-31-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 29,280
Posted By flyingpolarbear

I am thinking to put a 1.5" sanitary tee or combo...

I am thinking to put a 1.5" sanitary tee or combo wye like this one, above the existing drain stub (and change the existing to a cleanout with screw cap). Would this be ok?


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10-31-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 29,280
Posted By flyingpolarbear

When I break open the wall and raise the height...

When I break open the wall and raise the height of the drain inlets, I am thinking to keep the existing 2" to 1.5" tee, and putting a new one above it. Could I do that and then put screw-on caps on...
10-31-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 29,280
Posted By flyingpolarbear

The trap in the photo would have a trap adapter...

The trap in the photo would have a trap adapter at the top with a slip tail going into it, so the entire P-trap can be removed. In Ray's picture the difference is that the trap tailpiece that goes...
10-31-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 29,280
Posted By flyingpolarbear

The plumber only put the drain outlets in the...

The plumber only put the drain outlets in the wall (he's not doing the rest of the sink plumbing). The P-trap at an angle is my idea, and this shows a loose fit, no glue yet. So is the problem that...
10-31-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 29,280
Posted By flyingpolarbear

Sink drain outlet in wall is too low

I'm about to hook up the sink tailpiece and P-trap, but ran into something puzzling because the plumber made the drain pipe exit the wall pretty low, so it ended up only 2.5" from the cabinet floor. ...
10-27-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By flyingpolarbear

It was a close call between the 2.5 gal point of...

It was a close call between the 2.5 gal point of use tank vs. a temp controlled recirculation pump. Eventually I decided on the point of use tank because, on a different thread, people pointed out...
10-27-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By flyingpolarbear

Ok I think I found the answer to my own question,...

Ok I think I found the answer to my own question, the InSinkErator sinktop switch STS-00 which cuts power to the 2nd outlet when the waster disposer is on.

I'll get this switch, but I am still...
10-27-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By flyingpolarbear

How fast will a 20A breaker trip at 22A?

I have a separate 20A circuit for the sink waste disposer.

I plan to share this outlet with a mini point of use water heater that draws 12.5A. This heater is to reduce the delay from the...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-23-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,000
Posted By flyingpolarbear

I bought the Bosch ES2.5 mini heater. I'm not...

I bought the Bosch ES2.5 mini heater. I'm not planning to hook up the relief valve to anything, since I want this to be completely to code (even though I'm reading in the reviews that some people...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-16-13, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By flyingpolarbear

TPR valve exit on a point of use heater

I will be installing a tiny 2.5 gallon point of use heater under the kitchen sink to get hot water quicker from the tankless that is far away.

Reading the reviews on the Bosch point of use...
10-15-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,146
Posted By flyingpolarbear

Yes maybe a metal strainer is best, since the...

Yes maybe a metal strainer is best, since the copper on this Elkay copper strainer is rather thin. Anyone know the best quality metal strainer that has the copper look - maybe a copper coated one?
10-14-13, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,146
Posted By flyingpolarbear

Copper strainer basket doesn't hold water because the copper sink hole is uneven

There must be some workaround for this.

I have a new hammered copper sink and a copper strainer. Because each sink is hand made and has its unique characteristics and flaws, the copper sink...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-14-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,000
Posted By flyingpolarbear

I went ahead and ordered the Bosch ES4. ...

I went ahead and ordered the Bosch ES4.

Some people posted in the product reviews that they hooked up the pressure relief valve to the garbage disposal inlet (with a little P trap). But I...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-14-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,000
Posted By flyingpolarbear

Makes sense to go back to the little point of use...

Makes sense to go back to the little point of use heater idea, since the recirculation is more complicated with tankless.

Now I am trying to decide between the Bosch ES2.5 or the ES4 (both new...
Forum: Water Heaters
10-14-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,000
Posted By flyingpolarbear

It sounds like the circulation pump is quite...

It sounds like the circulation pump is quite simple after all. I'm looking at the Metlund D'MAND product which can be activated by a switch or motion sensor. I would use a hard-wired motion sensor....
Forum: Water Heaters
10-13-13, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,000
Posted By flyingpolarbear

Little point of use heater vs. recirculation pump at kitchen sink?

We have a Rinnai R94LSi tankless water heater. Since the kitchen is at the opposite end of the house it takes a couple minutes to get hot water at the kitchen sink. I was originally thinking about...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,758
Posted By flyingpolarbear

Do you recommend putting silicone around the edges of an induction cooktop?

Our new Thermador induction cooktop has a foam gasket that is compressed to make a tight seal between the granite and the cooktop. But since the gasket still allows about 1/32" gap and a little bit...
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