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Plumbing is CPVC. The supply rough in came up...

Plumbing is CPVC.
The supply rough in came up into the bay farthest over to the right( near the corner). I wanted to avoid drilling through the studs because they are part of the truss. Isn't that...
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Posted By frankart

Critique my plumbing

742337423474235Looking for opinions on how to proceed and rework what is necessary.

We had this house built last year, but only had them do the plumbing rough-in and place the fiberglass shower...
11-29-16, 07:51 AM
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Posted By frankart

OP here again with an update: the house is only a...

OP here again with an update: the house is only a year old. I really have no interest in cutting a new hole in the roof to relocate the vent. If I'd noticed it and thought about it during...
11-22-16, 07:32 AM
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Posted By frankart

OP here: I've already asked one stupid question,...

OP here: I've already asked one stupid question, so I have no reputation to be concerned with...so I'll ask another one.

Why must the vent go through the roof to outside? The attic itself is...
11-20-16, 07:09 PM
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Posted By frankart

Not really sure why, but the pipe is ~18" above...

Not really sure why, but the pipe is ~18" above floor level before the first elbow and vertical portion of the run. Perhaps I can go back to the point where it protrudes through the ceiling, put an...
11-20-16, 05:54 PM
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Posted By frankart

Do waste vents pipes have to slope towards the fixture?

I have a grand idea to put up some shelving in my walk up attic area. A minor annoyance in my plan is the presence of a waste vent pipe from the 1st floor laundry room that runs through this area....
05-22-16, 06:28 AM
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Posted By frankart

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I know I can't get R38 in a 2x4 cavity and I didn't mean to imply there was only a 2x4 space above the room. There is room, but it's very tight going from...
05-16-16, 11:07 AM
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Posted By frankart

Need to insulate and drywall for new bathroom in attic

My house was built last year. It's mostly a one story with finished bonus room over the garage. We had the rough plumbing installed and the bathroom walls framed out for the upstairs bathroom to...
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Posted By frankart

I had some Makita 18V drills and impact drivers...

I had some Makita 18V drills and impact drivers for my job. They were used hard and lived short lives. Not impressed. I always thought pretty highly of Makita before that. I replaced them with...
07-07-15, 02:06 PM
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Posted By frankart

dehumidifer for "scientific" testing

I'm looking into buying a dehumidifier for some testing I'm doing at work. This is not university level research I'm conducting so I don't need super accurate humidistats and state of the art...
07-05-15, 07:06 PM
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Posted By frankart

Pilot Dane, you raise an interesting point. I...

Pilot Dane, you raise an interesting point. I think the carpet will be installed before the final inspection. Or perhaps now that I've pointed this out, they will get the inspection done before they...
07-05-15, 05:37 PM
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Posted By frankart

New construction, carpeted stairs height

We have contracted with a local construction company to have a new home built. It is under construction with a hopeful completion date of July 31. They just completed the drywall work and painting...
03-08-15, 07:13 PM
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Posted By frankart

Pea gravel adhesive

I was playing with my 2 year old near our community clubhouse this afternoon. He was walking along the fence line on what appears to be pea gravel, but the strange thing is that it seems it is...
03-05-15, 11:17 AM
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Posted By frankart

New construction in Virginia - lots of questions

I'm building a new house just outside of Richmond, VA. It will be about 2700 SF and mostly one level. The second floor is just a finished bonus room over the garage. The footprint of the house is not...
11-21-14, 09:57 AM
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Posted By frankart

Joecaption and others: I appreciate your...

Joecaption and others:

I appreciate your input. I mean that sincerely. I asked for feedback and you've given me exactly that.

I just question how long it would take to pay back the difference...
11-19-14, 05:10 AM
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Posted By frankart

Why would I want the tank buried? Only for...

Why would I want the tank buried? Only for aesthetics?
Good idea about the propane generator line.
How do I know what to ask for with the regulator sizing and is there any downsize to having it...
11-18-14, 02:01 PM
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Views: 1,283
Posted By frankart

propane backup to electric heat pump

We just signed a contract to build a new house. It will be about 2700 sq ft, all single level with the exception of the bonus room over the garage. This room will also have attic access where the...
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Posted By frankart

how many air returns are really necessary

My wife and I are shopping for a new house for our family. We looked at a existing house (built in 2003) on Saturday. While looking around, I noticed there seemed to be a lot of air returns. I...
12-31-13, 07:40 AM
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Posted By frankart

Where does a homeowner (non professional) buy...

Where does a homeowner (non professional) buy Stego? I looked at the website, but don't see it on the Home Depot or Lowes websites, nor do I see it on Amazon. I come to believe that if I can't but...
12-30-13, 10:45 AM
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Views: 1,076
Posted By frankart

crawlspace ventilation clarification questions

I've been doing some research regarding the ventilation or conditioning of a crawlspace. It seems there has been a paradigm shift regarding which is better. Some people, it seems, think a ventilated...
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Posted By frankart

I had a similar complaint from a friend a few...

I had a similar complaint from a friend a few years ago in her 98 Explorer. I really expected it to be a t-stat job. She brought it over and the dash temp gauge was reading middle of the range warm,...
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Views: 1,753
Posted By frankart

Put that $480 towards additional lighting in the...

Put that $480 towards additional lighting in the garage. I've had garages both with and without windows. Sometimes it's nice to be able to see someone coming up the driveway if the windows are at a...
04-29-13, 09:13 AM
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Views: 902
Posted By frankart

clarify drywall screw driving tools

I'm confused about the different types of drywall screw driving tools. I see there are corded drywall screw guns that sell for about $100. I also see drywall screw setters that sell for about $1....
04-20-13, 09:27 PM
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Views: 2,548
Posted By frankart

I used this particular brand Friday and I'm...

I used this particular brand Friday and I'm pretty disappointed with its self-leveling abilities. I was careful to follow the instructions carefully, and I poured it out in 5 increments so that I...
04-15-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,704
Posted By frankart

Gary - are you saying cut away the floor 1.5...

Gary - are you saying cut away the floor 1.5 inches away from the walls or are you saying to cut away the drywall 1.5 up from the floor?
And then I add 2x4 blocking between the joists such that the...
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