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10-30-15, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By md2lgyk

Compared to a lot of things, Homeline breakers...

Compared to a lot of things, Homeline breakers are not that expensive. And my Homeline panel came with several of them.
08-30-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,900
Posted By md2lgyk

Interesting thread. I'm on a relatively new...

Interesting thread. I'm on a relatively new septic system (installed seven years ago). Code here no longer allows the concrete tanks - mine's some sort of plastic. Code also requires that the...
08-22-15, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By md2lgyk

I agree with hiring a plumber to inspect what's...

I agree with hiring a plumber to inspect what's there. But I think AAVs get a bad rap. I wouldn't do an entire house with them (though that would be legal here) but they're quite useful in...
07-20-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By md2lgyk

Yes, PB is a problem. Not so much the pipe, but...

Yes, PB is a problem. Not so much the pipe, but the fittings. It should all be replaced. There's a reason the stuff has been illegal in new construction for years.
07-20-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,958
Posted By md2lgyk

Oh yes, they're all different. The AC adapter...

Oh yes, they're all different. The AC adapter for my Toshiba laptop puts out 19 volts. Sometimes even the adapters for different models of the same computer brand are different. The adapters...
07-08-15, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By md2lgyk

How certain are you the previous owner's fridge...

How certain are you the previous owner's fridge actually did have a water line run to it? If it really did, they might have removed it and taken it with them. I've seen stranger things in houses...
06-01-15, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,814
Posted By md2lgyk

Well, either my inspector was seriously lazy or...

Well, either my inspector was seriously lazy or the IPC is a lot different from the UPC (I've heard that it is, but am not a pro). My washer standpipe is 36" and the trap's in the crawl space.
05-28-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By md2lgyk

As a long-time RVer, I see absolutely no logic to...

As a long-time RVer, I see absolutely no logic to that requirement. Nor have I ever seen a campground that was so equipped. Can't help but wonder what the point is.
05-27-15, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By md2lgyk

Most places, not a DIY job. There's often a...

Most places, not a DIY job. There's often a separate certification just for testing and servicing of backflow preventers.

Many of the portable shelter systems my company built for the U.S....
05-27-15, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,341
Posted By md2lgyk

Although this is a DIY site, I suggest you find a...

Although this is a DIY site, I suggest you find a qualified professional for this wortk. I built my house myself, but still paid a pro to run the gas lines since the potential impact of doing them...
05-15-15, 05:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,829
Posted By md2lgyk

May be "unfortunate" for you, but that's the way...

May be "unfortunate" for you, but that's the way home inspections work. Most places, it borders on a scam. But at least the honest ones will tell you up front (and make you sign a confirmation)...
05-08-15, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By md2lgyk

Short of using the grinder again (which is what...

Short of using the grinder again (which is what I'd do - so what if it's a bit messy?), I don't see any other option than to chisel out whatever tiles you have to and replace with ones having a...
04-29-15, 03:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,584
Posted By md2lgyk

Unless you live in some third-world country,...

Unless you live in some third-world country, you're stressing too much about losing power. I've lived all over the U.S. in my 60+ years, and have never, not even once, lost power for more than maybe...
04-23-15, 06:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,047
Posted By md2lgyk

I went through this when building my house. I...

I went through this when building my house. I first requested temporary power, which the PoCo would run overhead to wherever I wanted (about 150 feet from the pole) but would charge me something...
04-22-15, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By md2lgyk

Unions huh? Pretty expensive, incorrect fix.

Unions huh? Pretty expensive, incorrect fix.
04-22-15, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By md2lgyk

I am not a pro, so don't know if sealing such...

I am not a pro, so don't know if sealing such small holes is necessary or how best to do it, but I'd consider using metal duct tape.
04-17-15, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By md2lgyk

I have only one Studor in my current house, and...

I have only one Studor in my current house, and in all the houses I've owned I've never had one fail. What is the typical failure mode?? Considering how they work, I'd expect them to fail open, in...
04-17-15, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,192
Posted By md2lgyk

Polytetrafluoroethylene. It's the chemical name...

Polytetrafluoroethylene. It's the chemical name for Teflon.
04-10-15, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By md2lgyk

Gotta love folks who are certain of what they...

Gotta love folks who are certain of what they intend to do despite its illegality and all warnings and advice from experts. Why bother asking in the first place??
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By md2lgyk

Thanks for the suggestions. I have made an...

Thanks for the suggestions. I have made an inquiry to the company that makes the Metal-Era vent. Though we built this house ourselves, I will defer to the the pros for whatever solution we come up...
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By md2lgyk

No, I don't. But it's nothing like the Metal-Era...

No, I don't. But it's nothing like the Metal-Era vent referenced in your earlier post. It looks similar, but was manufactured on site. There are no internal baffles or anything else to redirect...
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By md2lgyk

It is indeed a real ridge vent. My wife and I...

It is indeed a real ridge vent. My wife and I built this house by ourselves, so I know what's there and how it is constructed. We didn't install the roof itself only because I had no skills,...
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By md2lgyk

Thought I previously explained, but see now that...

Thought I previously explained, but see now that I didn't. I do have a vent - the ridge cap is open on both sides (about a 3/4-inch gap) the entire length of the roof. Therein lies the problem. ...
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By md2lgyk

Yes, it is an active vent. The house has a...

Yes, it is an active vent. The house has a cathedral ceiling, but there are soffit vents and baffles in the rafter bays. The roof itself is just metal, nothing like what you describe.
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By md2lgyk

Ridge Vent Issue

My log home has a standing seam metal roof with a 12/12 pitch. I did not discover until some months after it was installed (and the installer had gone bankrupt when the housing bubble burst) that...
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