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07-25-07, 10:54 AM
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Posted By northman

one yeah, one nay, someone want to be tiebreaker?

I suppose it can't hurt to add the bonding cable (if that is the right term), or is there a problem with multiple ground paths that might make a redundant ground counter-productive?
07-23-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,711
Posted By northman

should my gas line be grounded?

recently had furnace and ducting work done, one aspect of the job was to rework the incoming natural gas lines. The old 3/4 pipe and a second 1/2" flex pipe were replaced with a single 1" pipe, which...
07-09-07, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,364
Posted By northman

looking afar for my used car, where should I avoid?

Hello all, I am shopping for a used car that is a bit rare, (Subaru Forester XT with manual tranny) so I have expanded my search out of my local area (Seattle WA)

Are there regions to avoid buying...
06-25-07, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,548
Posted By northman

wiring furnace & condensate pump

Hello all, I am having a new furnace installed, and will require a pump for the condensate. I have a dedicated power circuit for the furnace, would it make sense to put the condensate pump on the...
06-13-07, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By northman

i think you want more engagement

assuming the fittings are in good shape, I'd cut the straight piece back several inches, cut a new piece that is longer that will bottom out in the fitting, and install with a coupling over the new...
06-12-07, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By northman

is the hot water hot right when you turn it on?

there are hot water recirculator valves that dump hot water into the cold line, in order to keep the hot lines warm for quick hot water. A side effect is the cold water can run warm for a bit....
05-22-07, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,220
Posted By northman

critique furnace options?

Hello all, I have received several quotes to replace my furnace, was wondering if anyone could give some insight as to which way to go/not go. I am looking at condensing natural gas furnaces, in...
05-04-07, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,641
Posted By northman

the new heater is 65,000 btu, requires 4" vent...

the new heater is 65,000 btu, requires 4" vent minimum
05-03-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,641
Posted By northman

the flue is B-vent from the basement up through...

the flue is B-vent from the basement up through the roof, maybe a 20' straight shot. The connector at the water heater and about a 4' lateral are single wall. The heater seems to work well, if I hold...
05-02-07, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,641
Posted By northman

is an oversize flue vent OK?

I have a 5" flue that previously serviced a 100,000 btu furnace and a 40,000 btu water heater. I will replace the furnace with a 90% unit shortly, venting that separately through the usual PVC pipes....
04-16-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By northman

any installer recomendations for Seattle area?

have talked to several and haven't found one that was telling me what I want to hear.

Should be a fairly standard furnace upgrade, have a 25 year old gas furnace, would like to go with a 90% type,...
04-12-07, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,392
Posted By northman

Leaky union with O-ring face seal

Hi all, a while back I had a pressure reducing valve installed, due to high water pressure. The 1" copper pipe comes up through the slab at a slight angle, and with not much length to work with. The...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-02-07, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By northman

T&P relief question

I will be replacing a tank here in a little bit, question about how it is plumbed. The existing tank has a T&P relief valve mounted on the side, with a 3/4" pipe going straight down to the floor,...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,304
Posted By northman

pouring new slab, what is correct procedure for toilet flange?

I am about to do an overpour in my basement to level the whole floor and incorporate radiant heat tubes, floor should raise up about 6" (4" conc plus 2" insulation).

A plumber moved the toilet to...
12-13-06, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By northman

grinding/polishing a new slab, is it a DIY job?

Hello all, new poster here.

I am pouring a new slab in my home, incorporating radiant heat tubes. I would like to leave the floors bare concrete if I can, for best heat transfer, and so as not to...
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