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04-06-09, 10:52 AM
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

still not understanding...My 2" vent is upstream...

still not understanding...My 2" vent is upstream from the Y as is yours. Why is my vent after the toilet but yours isn't? Is it because the distance from Y to the vent is 6 feet and the distance...
04-05-09, 10:05 PM
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

excellent...however, I don't understand why my...

excellent...however, I don't understand why my diagram #3 in my original drawing isn't a legal system...

http://momentskept.com/PlumbingQuestions.pdf

its' the exact same as yours where I'm wet...
04-04-09, 08:32 AM
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

#2 - excellent question...the existing 4" main...

#2 - excellent question...the existing 4" main vent is cast iron so not easy to tie into...that's why I was thinking of deleting it and moving to a new location...otherwise I can just bring a bunch...
04-02-09, 08:05 PM
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

Hey Dan - thanks so much for the feedback... I do...

Hey Dan - thanks so much for the feedback... I do appreciate it. I've attached a diagram at: http://momentskept.com/PlumbingQuestions.pdf

my comments:

1. My understanding is that at some...
04-02-09, 08:59 AM
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

Try bread...

Here's a trick I've used many times to make repairs: plug the pipe with bread...it will hold the water back long enough to make the repair and then harmlessly dissolves when the water is turned back...
04-01-09, 10:22 PM
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

The job will be permitted and inspected, I'm...

The job will be permitted and inspected, I'm aware of the limitations in this state...we can electrocute ourselves but can't get some poop on our hands. ;)

While a bit lengthy (sorry), I tried to...
04-01-09, 04:31 PM
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

Another Basement Bathroom Install...plus main vent questions

The layout: this basement bathroom was originally added to the house about 10 years ago after all the 1st and 2nd floor plumbing was completed (about 50 years ago). I'm moving the existing location...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

Ok...figured out what's going on in the...

Ok...figured out what's going on in the design...the tank is indeed an expansion tank...the hot water/glycol lines run thru an air purger that sits above the tank and the air purger has a air vent on...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

I'm going to take pictures a bit later today... ...

I'm going to take pictures a bit later today...

the hot water tank/heater is heated by the hot water (glycol) coming from the boiler. The boiler also heats the water/glycol mix that goes to the...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

Ice Storm - No Power Means Glycol Mistake!

I live in MA and we're supposed to be without power for a minimum of 4 days...:(

So I drained the water lines and the hot water storage tank which is heated by the boiler. The heating system has...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

Thanks Chandler - what do you mean by "shortstop...

Thanks Chandler - what do you mean by "shortstop is sleeping"? figure of speech?!

Any concerns on using 8' long railings in terms of IBC code? good call on not notching the posts - I'm going to...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

New Deck - Several Questions, cantilever, etc...

Okay...after having fixed my well with great help on the other forum, I've got another project to do...finish the deck.:)

It's 40 feet wide along the house and 12 feet deep. House has engineered...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

Smile again, thanks...I'm so darned pleased that I was...

again, thanks...I'm so darned pleased that I was able to do this myself!

There isn't a bit of air in the water supply and the pressure is better...when I get the valve, I'll crank up the on/off...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

where is the best place to buy that valve? I...

where is the best place to buy that valve? I found it for $130 online...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

of course! My switch is a 30/50 - is it okay to...

of course! My switch is a 30/50 - is it okay to adjust it to get 40/60 or should I just buy a 40/60?

Ordering the valve today. My water filter is before the pressure tank (easier to install on...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

thanks....let me just reiterate to make sure I...

thanks....let me just reiterate to make sure I fully comprehend the concept...

assume 40/60 in/out pressure at switch and csv valve set at 50psi...

With the CSV installed, when I take a shower,...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

I'm looking at the CSV1W - up to 25 gpm and...

I'm looking at the CSV1W - up to 25 gpm and adjustable pressure...I don't understand their calculators, won't let me put anything but 1gpm or less in the "Demand" entry. I thought I would need...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

thanks VG - what is a good gpm for residential in...

thanks VG - what is a good gpm for residential in terms of sizing a csv? It seems to get installed below the pitless, right?

Also, what is a good psi for a residential system? I adjusted to...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

okay...big doings today...installed a check valve...

okay...big doings today...installed a check valve immediately above the pump...retaped all the wiring to the pipe and rigged a safety rope... I put one piece of electrical tape around the rope every...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

you would install a second check valve given that...

you would install a second check valve given that the pump has a built-in check valve in that seems to be working?

the torque arrestor is split...I'll tape it back together...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

pump is an 8gpm 3/4 horsepower 220volt franklin...

pump is an 8gpm 3/4 horsepower 220volt franklin electric model T8-75.

this explains why the pump only takes 30 seconds to cycle on/off as the pressure tank draw down is about 5 gallons.

I put...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

ok...pulled the pump...that was hard work! The...

ok...pulled the pump...that was hard work! The pump is an aermotor T8 XX don't know what the last numbers are...need to figure out if it has a check valve in it...i don't think so...If I put water...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

execellent...will do and I will remove the above...

execellent...will do and I will remove the above ground check valve (if one exists in the well?)...if I find that the pump doesn't have a check valve built in or there is no check valve immediately...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

thanks PG...can I use a plastic fitting? or is it...

thanks PG...can I use a plastic fitting? or is it better to go with brass for strength?

when you say reversed on each connection...do you mean put 2 clamps on each connection and install them so...
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Posted By scubaguyjohn

wow...thanks...I checked the tank...I don't see...

wow...thanks...I checked the tank...I don't see any fittings on the side of the tank...it's completely smooth...there is a schrader valve on top but that's it...I'm confused...this worked for 4 years...
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