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11-15-16, 11:37 AM
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max drain fixtures per 2 inch pipe?

what is the max drain fixtures per 2 inch pipe? currently on the 2 inch pipe are washing machine, utility sink and a kitchen sink all three feeding into the pipe. can a shower and two bathroom sinks...
12-20-14, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By TheHandyMan

such thing as sub fan coil thermastats with main heat/cool changover thermastat?

is there a such thing as sub fan coil thermastats with main heat/cool changover thermastat? i want to know instead of having heat and cool thermastats in every room of the home for a 2 pipe heat and...
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By TheHandyMan

hvac training?

i want to know the process of becoming an hvac teck. do hvac tecks install piping for boilers or is this the job of a master plumber? also does hvac include boilers or just furnaces and...
11-29-14, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By TheHandyMan

right type of electric box?

i see there are lots of electric box options and trying to figure out what type is best. whats the difference between a switch box and utility box and what one is allowed to be covered in drywall?...
11-29-14, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By TheHandyMan

4x4 box with plaster ring vs standerd electrical box?

4x4 box with plaster ring vs standerd electrical box? what do you prefer? i want to use all 4x4 boxes but can not find a ceiling type 4x4 electric box that uses a plaster ring and has a between joist...
11-20-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By TheHandyMan

this electrician said he can just cut the live...

this electrician said he can just cut the live wires and hook up the seu wires to the powerline while live.
11-20-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By TheHandyMan

should a powerline be upgraded to 200 amp if its...

should a powerline be upgraded to 200 amp if its not rated for that? last is it ok to have an electrician do this job without pulling a permit? or should the extra money be spent to pull the permit?...
11-20-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By TheHandyMan

powerline not issue for upgrade to 200 amps?

i got an estimate that the electrician said that the powerline not an issue for upgrade to 200 amps? the seu wire coming in and going up to the powerline connection is rated for 100 amps. he said...
11-20-14, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By TheHandyMan

denim insulation?

anyone have good success or other experience with denim insulation? also does denim insulation have to not be smashed just like fiberglass can not be squeezed to tight to fit? is it ok for denim...
Replies: 3
Views: 772
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how many 3/4'' pipes goes into an 1'' pipe or 1 1/4'' pipe?

how many 3/4'' pipes goes into an 1'' pipe or 1 1/4'' pipe? i know 3/4'' is double capacity of 1/2'' but want to figure out how many 3/4'' pipes goes into an 1'' pipe or 1 1/4'' pipe? i am wandering...
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Views: 675
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do gas boilers have a min and max temp control setting?

i have seen wood pellet boilers with a max temp and min temp start up control on the outside of the boiler but do natural gas boilers have the same feature? are there high efficiency gas boilers that...
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Views: 624
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how to size a boiler and pipe sizes?

i am just curious but how does one size a boiler for a fan coil system? do they calculate just the house heat needs or do they add up the max temp requirements of all the fan coils and DHW tank? say...
08-19-14, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 789
Posted By TheHandyMan

copper pipe turning green from flux even after wiping it off good?

why is the copper pipe turning green from flux even after wiping it off good? its a non corosive flux that said acid free. i wipe it off great and even wiped it again with a wet rag after a dry rag....
08-13-14, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By TheHandyMan

recomended type of no hub coupling for residential use?

what is the recomended type of no hub coupling for residential use? regular no hub couplings or the ehavy duty husky coupling? any opinions from past experience?
08-13-14, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By TheHandyMan

no hub slip joint for under sink?

how would a regular under sink trap for a kitchen sink hook up to a no hub cast iron pipe? i know they make the slip joint with washer for pvc pipe but can not seem to find the slip joint with...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By TheHandyMan

how to install underfloor radient heat if there is no subfloor?

how to install underfloor radient heat if there is no subfloor? it seems like it would be a bad idea to install it by stapling it up under the main floor boards since there is no subfloor and only...
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By TheHandyMan

tankless water heater with bigger supply and return water conections?

do they make tankless water heater with bigger supply and return water conections? like say one inch or 1 1/4" water connections. i see most are just 3/4''. last is i know the boilers and combi...
03-07-14, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,748
Posted By TheHandyMan

sizing the plaster ring?

i have some questions about plaster rings. i looked at 1/2'' plaster rings but they seemed like they were more for 1/4'' drywall then for 1/2'' drywall. should i use a 5/8'' plaster ring for 1/2''...
02-25-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,340
Posted By TheHandyMan

so the painted green strut can have copper pipes...

so the painted green strut can have copper pipes sit directly on it with copper clamps? i thought it had to be rubber cushion clamps or something like holdrite stap on clamps. last are the cushion...
02-25-14, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,340
Posted By TheHandyMan

do the square washers have a part to keep it from...

do the square washers have a part to keep it from sliding off the strut? do you recomend 1 5/8'' rectangular or squared strut for hanging pipes? i know rectangular is best for walls. last is green...
02-25-14, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,340
Posted By TheHandyMan

how to hang unistrut from a threaded rod attached to a ceiling joist?

how to hang unistrut from a threaded rod attached to a ceiling joist. i have different options but am looking to use uni strut and it will be suspended 4 inches from the bottom of the joists and will...
02-23-14, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,155
Posted By TheHandyMan

plaster ring opinion needed

i want to know before installing a stove outlet what your opinions are on using a box that extends out to be flush for drywall or an electrical box that uses a plaster ring? what are the advantages...
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By TheHandyMan

floor return vent pan with filter and air tight seal?

is there a product that is a floor return vent pan with filter and air tight seal? speedi products makes vent boots with air tight seales on the sides but i need something like it that is for a...
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By TheHandyMan

is home boiler room and a/c disconnect necessary?

instead of running each thing to the main breaker panel, would it make sence to have a main disconnect in the basement feeding a little sub panel that then feeds out to everything chiller, boiler,...
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By TheHandyMan

zone valves vs circulators?

what uses less energy, zone valves or circulators? 12 zone circulators or 12 zone valves with a differential bypass valve? do zone valves only take energy when switching to open or closed but take no...
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