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03-30-12, 08:14 AM
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Thanks for the responses guys. As I was...

Thanks for the responses guys. As I was describing the male-male cable I started realizing how dangerous it would be if one end had power...

I'll definitely look into the whole house surge...
03-29-12, 04:52 PM
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Views: 1,251
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Extending power from a power conditioner to another room

I'm wiring my basement and one of the rooms will be used for a home theater. Most of the audio equipment will be in a closet and run off a surge protector/power conditioner. I want the bluray...
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Views: 2,210
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Thanks, Furd. I understand your suggestion,...

Thanks, Furd. I understand your suggestion, however, the ball valves I have on each drop already have vents which I can use to drain the individual drops if I need to. Do I need to vent the main...
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Yeah.. probably should have in the first place :)...

Yeah.. probably should have in the first place :)

Here's the entire loop from an overhead. The pipe is in the ceiling all the way around except for the drops down to the baseboard...
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Where to vent basement baseboard rads

A little background info: I live in a 1920 bungalow with a hot water boiler in the basement and two send/return loops of cast iron radiators on the first floor. They all vent at the radiator and...
12-12-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
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Thanks guys, I didn't realize the box size code...

Thanks guys, I didn't realize the box size code didn't apply to manufactured products. I'll be fine getting wires in, I think. I was more worried about inspection.

Pilot Dane - I know what you...
12-12-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By HomeAlterations

The instructions don't say anything about the...

The instructions don't say anything about the electrical, probably for liability, but the problem isn't that I don't know how to wire it. The problem is that the box size is too small to be up to...
12-12-11, 08:42 AM
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Views: 1,397
Posted By HomeAlterations

Tiny metal box on bathroom vent

I bought a Panasonic bathroom vent for a new bathroom I'm building. It has 3 electrical connections: fan, main light, and night light. I know how to wire these connections but I was really...
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Views: 12,038
Posted By HomeAlterations

Haha, sorry! I think there's another Mike from...

Haha, sorry! I think there's another Mike from NJ around the forums...

I hadn't though of it but I really could make my own PEX monoflow tees by just soldering PEX adapters onto copper fittings,...
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Views: 12,038
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I've lived in my house for 18 months and I've...

I've lived in my house for 18 months and I've already drained my boiler twice - first so I could disconnect the radiators and move them while I refinished hardwood floors, second so I could re-rout...
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Views: 12,038
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The pump is at the end of the return sucking...

The pump is at the end of the return sucking water through the line. I'm not entirely sure where the expansion tank fits into the system. It looks like the pipe to the tank just goes into the...
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Views: 12,038
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I'm jealous you're using cast iron! In MN...

I'm jealous you're using cast iron! In MN salvaged rads sell for about $30/fin and that gets expensive fast!
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Yep, there's already an egress window. ...

Yep, there's already an egress window.



The plan was to put it on a series loop with 3/4" PEX. I did a few heat loss calculations - some estimates and one where I broke down and did all the...
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Views: 12,038
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Mike, One of my frustrations with PEX so far has...

Mike, One of my frustrations with PEX so far has been the lack of fittings. I haven't seen a venturi /monoflo tees for PEX. The kickspace heater install guide said to put a valve between the two...
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Views: 12,038
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Need some help with baseboard hot water and PEX

Hi guys, here's a little background on what I'm trying to do. I'm finishing my basement and want to add hot water baseboard radiators to my existing boiler. I asked a few questions here a few...
09-08-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,504
Posted By HomeAlterations

Thanks guys, and I did buy barrier PEX. It think...

Thanks guys, and I did buy barrier PEX. It think I'm set.
09-07-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,504
Posted By HomeAlterations

Black Pipe to PEX

I'm replacing part of my hot water radiator system that was connected with black pipe. It hung down 8" or so from the basement ceiling and I'd like to run PEX through the joists to get more...
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Views: 850
Posted By HomeAlterations

Thanks guys. I think I was originally going with...

Thanks guys. I think I was originally going with 3/4" but then I got it in my head I would do 1/2". 3/4 it is.
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Views: 850
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Question about zone valve size

I'm adding a PEX loop for baseboard heaters in my basement and I need to install a zone valve off the boiler's send pipe. My question is, the send pipe (is that the right term?) is 1" but the...
08-13-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,849
Posted By HomeAlterations

Thanks Mike, The plumber is supplying the...

Thanks Mike,
The plumber is supplying the material except the zone valve which I'm getting. Thanks for confirming that the price is reasonable.

I'm definitely getting permits. I have permits...
08-12-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,849
Posted By HomeAlterations

Right, and that's what I was hoping to do but so...

Right, and that's what I was hoping to do but so far everyone else I've talked to wants $70 to do an estimate. They'll graciously take the $70 out of the final invoice if I go with them but I hate...
08-12-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,849
Posted By HomeAlterations

Is this plumber estimate about right?

I'm finishing my basement and doing a mix if DIY and hiring out plumbing. I got a quote from a trusted plumber and I was planning on getting a second quote just to be prudent but so far all the...
06-30-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,391
Posted By HomeAlterations

Thanks XSleeper, that all made sense :)

Thanks XSleeper, that all made sense :)
06-30-11, 08:59 AM
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Views: 2,391
Posted By HomeAlterations

I need advice for how to frame aroudn this basement window

I'm framing some exterior walls in my basement and I've run into a detail I need some advice on. I've got a couple windows to frame around that have beveled cinder block around them and I have a few...
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Views: 1,461
Posted By HomeAlterations

Thanks! That's what I was looking for.

Thanks! That's what I was looking for.
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