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Thanks for the info trooper! I was able to...

Thanks for the info trooper!

I was able to install a quarter turn 1/2" valve by the toe kick and bleed quite a bit out on both the supply and return side. I fired up the circ pump and furnace and...
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Ok i think ill pick one of these up from pex...

Ok i think ill pick one of these up from pex supply. What does IPS mean and CxC and SWT mean?

If I had to guess I would think SWT = sweat and IPS is threaded? However the on that I found on pex...
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Ok that Webstone valve looks pretty neat...

Ok that Webstone valve looks pretty neat actually.

however Im a little confused between the difference of the ball drain valve and the union ball drain. Will the standard ball drain valve still...
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Ok, Now that the holidays are over and I have my...

Ok, Now that the holidays are over and I have my cabinets fully installed and I made my deadline for the granite guys to come make their template im back on the kickspace heater issue.

I can put a...
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Posted By ethan169

Good point I guess I could put in the...

Good point I guess I could put in the basement....

Trooper - yes and no. There is an acces hole in the to kick area of the cabinet but not on the floor of the cabinet. I wanted to try and avoid...
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I got it in after a while and am quite happy with...

I got it in after a while and am quite happy with it. I kind of split the differeance of the angle.

For countertop Im doing granite witha 4" granite backsplash.

To check for squarness I put up...
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Sorry i havent been able to respond earlier. I...

Sorry i havent been able to respond earlier. I have been busy installing cabinets for the kitchen and havent checked my e-mail in a while.

I jacked the boiler pressure up to around 19psi and bled...
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Posted By ethan169

Installing a "super susan" corner base cabinet

Ok so ive been working installing my new kitchen cabinets. House is 1910 vintage. I stripped walls down to studs, reworked electrical plumbing insulation and put up 1/2 drywall professionally.

Im...
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Posted By ethan169

Flip those arrows around. That's the supply. The...

Flip those arrows around. That's the supply. The horizontal Greg pipe in the back against the wall is the return home run from the toe kick. That ties into the large Greg 3" piping coming down from...
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Posted By ethan169

haha yeah I saw that garuntee too and im thinking...

haha yeah I saw that garuntee too and im thinking "those are strong words!"

Iwarosa, That picture is of the "stack" that is going down to the boiler. This is the supply side. The copper pipe on...
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Posted By ethan169

iwarosa, See the pic below for an infocus...

iwarosa, See the pic below for an infocus closeup.
http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu168/ethan169/Boiler/54356D07-2C4B-4A73-B31F-C35944D9E079-2323-0000016EAB0E6B01.jpg


Trooper. Im not...
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Posted By ethan169

A few more answers as I read through the replies...

A few more answers as I read through the replies again..

Its NOT a reverse return. For example at the end of the line it goes up to a radiator. The return from that radiator comes back down to the...
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Wow this got a lot of activity quickly! sorry for...

Wow this got a lot of activity quickly! sorry for the delay in my response for some reason my subscribe request didnt go through and i never got an update...

On to a few pictures and answers to...
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Posted By ethan169

Toe kick heater and monoflo tee's

Ok so let my attempt to get right into it. I have a parallel hot water system feeding 7 radiators. Im doing a kitchen remodel and removed the radiator and attempted to install a toe kick hydroponic...
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Posted By ethan169

Well i tackeled this last night and left the...

Well i tackeled this last night and left the furnace off for the entire evening. which left me with a luke warm shower after I was done playing with mortar:eek:

All came out quite well. I started...
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Ok so I was able to take another closer look at...

Ok so I was able to take another closer look at this opening and actually take the plate and ring off.

It appears that there is some sort of ceramic thimble inside with a cutout for this opening....
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Posted By ethan169

Bridge man - The insulation you see is the...

Bridge man - The insulation you see is the remnants of older blown in insulation. The exterior wall behind the chimney has some left over but the rest of the kitchen had patches of blown in from who...
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Posted By ethan169

Chandler, Thanks for replying. I really...

Chandler,

Thanks for replying. I really appologize for not getting back to you in so long. Ive been a customer site for work for the last month working nights and my time has been quite short. I...
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Posted By ethan169

filling in old flue access hole

Im not really sure if this is the right section as my issues is interior but I couldn't find a better matching section.

I have a chimney running through my kitchen. It is framed in an had lath and...
07-25-12, 07:47 AM
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Posted By ethan169

So I did some reading of a few articles posted at...

So I did some reading of a few articles posted at that buildingscience.com website. Interesting stuff.

Here is a quote from:
Building American Special Research Project: High-R Walls Case Study...
07-24-12, 06:18 AM
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Posted By ethan169

I went to home depot yesterday to research some...

I went to home depot yesterday to research some insulation prices.

Just as a note the information in the pamphlet says for my area to install R-13 or R15 fiberglass insulation for 2x4 walls. Both...
07-23-12, 02:37 PM
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Posted By ethan169

ha! Now i think I understand. R-11 it is. Either...

ha! Now i think I understand. R-11 it is. Either way im sure it will be 100x better then nothing.

As for your experience on the sash over sash windows I still have 16 or so other windows that im...
07-23-12, 01:33 PM
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Posted By ethan169

Ah I understand now. Thanks again!

Ah I understand now. Thanks again!
07-23-12, 01:18 PM
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Posted By ethan169

Ok, What about the 1" gap required from the...

Ok, What about the 1" gap required from the exterior sheathing? Did i miss understand here?

Thanks again for all your help
07-23-12, 01:09 PM
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Posted By ethan169

I entered the information into this site and it...

I entered the information into this site and it comes back with R-11. However it does not ask me what kind of construction the house is. 2x4 or 2x6 or 2x3 even? How does it know? why would R-11 be...
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