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Do you know if the footing on the porch is as...

Do you know if the footing on the porch is as deep as the rest of the house? Its possible it is if it was built the same time as the house. My guess is it looks like it was added later so you may...
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Wow, that's a really bad case. I definitely...

Wow, that's a really bad case. I definitely wouldn't be piping more water into your basement. It sounds like the pumps have a hard enough time as is. You see that's the problem with interior sump...
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Almost got it. Try to avoid digging bellow the...

Almost got it. Try to avoid digging bellow the bottom of the footer. You dont want to undermine the pressure area around the footing. I think the recommendation is that you should not dig below a...
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No. It took over 2 weeks but we lost like 2 or 3...

No. It took over 2 weeks but we lost like 2 or 3 days becouse of the weather. It takes time to dig that close to the house. I think it was three days for digging and seting the pipe against the...
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I think its schedule 20 PVC. So not real heavy...

I think its schedule 20 PVC. So not real heavy but not the black flexible stuff either.



The holes should be on the bottom.The pipe comes with two rows of holes at like the 5 and 7 o'clock...
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No I paid some one I knew that was very good...

No I paid some one I knew that was very good with an excavator to do the digging. Initial thought was to dig my self but chickened out. I guess you could try digging by hand but they dumped all...
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The footing/ floor extended beyond the edge of...

The footing/ floor extended beyond the edge of the block by about 2". In other words they set the first course of blocks 2" in from the edge of the slab. There was a small cove plastered onto that...
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so far so good. This spring has been rather dry...

so far so good. This spring has been rather dry so we haven't had a real good test. But the difference since it was done is very noticeable. It use to be so damp in the basement I would need to...
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Just realized something. I dont have the bypass...

Just realized something. I dont have the bypass pressure regulator. Item 25 in figure 5, I dont exactly have a high head pump its a taco 007 which is max 10 ft of head, so I never bothered to...
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Absolutely agree I need to insulate. See my...

Absolutely agree I need to insulate. See my other post on this subject. insulating-exterior-basement-wall-above-ground...
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I didn't get the zone valves yet. Currently the...

I didn't get the zone valves yet. Currently the system is set up as figure 5 on page 12 except there is only one heating zone so no zone valves. I am looking to add the zone valves along with the...
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Basment workshop heat

As I posted in another thread I am looking for ways to heat my basement workshop. Ever since I changed out my old oil fired monster and magic heat on the flue for the new high efficiency gas boiler...
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Question Zone Valves and Weil-McLain Ultra boiler

Currently I only have one heating zone and one DHW zone. I am thinking about adding a Hydronic Unit Heater for the basement workshop area. Something like this but that's a different topic:...
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With the old pump when I did this it only made...

With the old pump when I did this it only made the noise louder. This pump it doesn't change the noise at all.
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Well last week I decided to return my pump while...

Well last week I decided to return my pump while it was still under warranty. At first the plumbing supply gave me a hard time but then they called Taco and agreed it was still under warranty. Its...
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Warm N dri is the product:...

Warm N dri is the product: http://www.buildsite.com/dbderived/owenscorning/derived_files/derived238388.pdf
It is a fiberglass board. From what I've read the water should drain through it.
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Is all the PT wood necessary? Is it possible to...

Is all the PT wood necessary? Is it possible to attach the rock and stucco to the foam? I see the rock is actually called a watertable or water sill. Watertable / Sill...
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Insulating exterior basement wall above ground

I had my basement excavated and waterproofed and I had them put 2" insulation up against the foundation at the same time. Now I am thinking about the remaining 30" of the basement wall that is above...
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So I figured I would update everyone on what I...

So I figured I would update everyone on what I decided to do. It took me a long time to decide what I wanted to do but the hurricane in September really pushed the issue. I was all set to do the...
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Probably should start a new thread, maybe its a...

Probably should start a new thread, maybe its a different problem but here you go.
Pressure is 12psi cold, it gets to 14 or 15 psi hot. Checked the air in the tank and it must have dropped to 8psi...
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This is what mine sounds like. :eek: ...

This is what mine sounds like. :eek:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0p_6I6C8lc&feature=youtu.be
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Interesting mine is making what seems like the...

Interesting mine is making what seems like the exact same noise as well. I bought mine in April 09. And every once in a while right from the start it would occasionally make a similar noise on...
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Are there methods for determining the estimated...

Are there methods for determining the estimated flow rate or is it really just a guess? I have the perc test information from the septic install, just not sure if that would be of any use. How deep...
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exterior sump pump

How do you size an exterior sump pump and pit? I'll have 100' of footer drain and the soil is mostly sand. I am thinking about putting a 2' diameter pipe from ground level to about 2' below the...
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