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01-27-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By SeaBee

ALL Responces Appreciated

Thanks for your input. I intend to run my NEW plumbing lines about 10 in. off the concrete floor inside an insulated exterior wall in order to get them OUT of the attic and closer to the room temp....
01-26-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By SeaBee

Virginia codes on plumbing close to electric

How close can you run standard water lines ( copper) in conjuction with electrical recepticals in house walls... thanks
01-25-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,913
Posted By SeaBee

cheaper freeze solution

You can buy "canned" air for blowing out keys to computers and such ---- turn that can upside down with the narrow hose adaptor on the spray nozzel and spray it against the cast it WILL freeze dern...
01-25-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By SeaBee

copper classifications helpful !!

Thank you for reminding me on those classifications of copper . I am gonna contact Fergusson ( Plumbing Supply Co. ) to ask what is the thickest copper they can get -hard or soft types . I know I...
01-25-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By SeaBee

heat tape under insulation....too scarey

My neighbor and I talked about that too but due to the blown insulation we both didn't think it would be safe to run heat tape on,in,insulation. The damage from this water line breakage is heavy and...
01-25-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By SeaBee

Heat Pump,ridge cap and gable openings

I have given thought to even as you suggested but I would not be able to keep the temp to any even level . I thought about even running a small duct along side and drilling small holes in it to...
01-25-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,913
Posted By SeaBee

Apply goggles, freeze area,Apply sledge

Perhaps you can aquire enough liquid oxygen to freeze an area enough to bust faster and easier....just a thought...
01-25-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By SeaBee

Plumbing woes solved..WHEW !!

With my copper lines in the attic and this very serious water damage I have taken a few mins to examine what really needs to be done to ensure this busting never happens again. I have figured a way...
Replies: 5
Views: 20,751
Posted By SeaBee

Insur Co. says to replace..but not all.

Just got back from the house and the Insur Co, said they would replace the Kit floor and the hall way but not the living room ( which did get some water under it too ) . I think I am gonna request...
Replies: 5
Views: 20,751
Posted By SeaBee

lots of pictures..lots of loss

I was near the end of refurbishing my home and EVERYTHING has been replaced... except the plumbing and the majority of the electrical. I had air tools and hand tools and paint brushes and an arm...
01-23-09, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,431
Posted By SeaBee

wet vent distance regulations

I'ts been some time since I did any REAL plumbing but I recall there being a specific distance from the main stack according to state regs. I think it's 25' but it may b different from one state to...
Replies: 5
Views: 20,751
Posted By SeaBee

engineered hardwood flooring with water damage....replace or not

The floor was water damaged when a water line froze and busted ...A cleaning Co. has been using machines to dry out the floor and get the moisture out from the floor BUT ---- will the floor stay...
01-22-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By SeaBee

are they on a wet vent ?

what if... when the first water closet is flushed it is creating enough degative pressure to only drawl the water from the closest p-trap ....which may not have been noticed if that rest room was...
01-22-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By SeaBee

time to recirc....

Someone must not have known how to read blueprints and just poured the slab with only the main well line under it. I'ts a wonder the drains are in the right spots . I guess those 30 yr old copper...
01-22-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By SeaBee

hair acts as sponge

what if ... the hair sponged up the water in the p-trap and sewer gases are allowed to pass into the room ??
01-22-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By SeaBee

recirculating......mmmm,I have thought of it .

I have thought of recirculating it back to the water heater I just did 't wanna take the chance of another line busting. The reason for the old sotry belief is mainly due to the fact that only the...
01-22-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By SeaBee

If it were in YOUR home.....

The freeze zone for Bedford Va is 18" , only my plumbing will be in the attic due to the concrete slab my brick home is built on. The exsisting plumbing is copper and since 1993 I have had several...
01-22-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,193
Posted By SeaBee

not sure about this PEX pipe..

I posted a question about the fittings for this PEX pipe stuff and now I am questioning the pipe itself......I wonder if the heat has taken some of the bending strength out of it....I was reading the...
01-22-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 57,031
Posted By SeaBee

SharkBite fittings.."how low will they go ?"

Hello fellas, been plumbing for years but now retired VET and can't..... had a VERY bad split in the hot water line in my home last weekend and now have to get it replaced... looking into PEX stuff...
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