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11-27-09, 06:58 PM
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Posted By hopro

Main Panel Installation

About to install a Square D 30 position/40 circuit 200 amp load center.

The "feed" is from 4/4/4/2 cables coming from the slab in PVC conduit.

I want to install the panel upside down so the...
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Posted By hopro

If you're talking about crushed concrete, we use...

If you're talking about crushed concrete, we use it quite commonly in Florida.....

The standard way of doing it is,,,,min 4" ( I like 6" since it greatly retards grass, weeds growing from below),...
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Posted By hopro

nothing to worry about except if you need to...

nothing to worry about except if you need to service it....the pump company may not like you if the dogs have been busy and it hasn't rained for a while.......why not put a little wire fence around...
12-01-08, 05:52 PM
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Posted By hopro

If you have a hose bib, buy a gauge at a...

If you have a hose bib, buy a gauge at a home center that connects to the hose bib.......about $10

if not,,,,,I assume you've built the "leaky" schraeder valve.....the best way is to cap the...
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Views: 1,019
Posted By hopro

Am in central florida,,, got a quote for...

Am in central florida,,,

got a quote for 1.50 sq ft......minus concrete
11-10-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By hopro

You have a valve that shuts off water to the...

You have a valve that shuts off water to the house, not the one that comes from the pump.....from your picture, can't be sure......although if the valve underneath the meter looks like its going to...
11-10-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,042
Posted By hopro

Yes....just make sure you slope them toward the...

Yes....just make sure you slope them toward the drain....1/4" per ft is enough.

also, your closest vent (2") shouldn't exceed 5' from the drain pipe.
11-10-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,750
Posted By hopro

Actually, if you have an intercom, you don't need...

Actually, if you have an intercom, you don't need anything else to activate the gate......its done by phone connected to the gate system.. you have a unique ring on an existing line.

if you're...
11-10-08, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,042
Posted By hopro

Yes Typically,,,rough from the floor is...

Yes

Typically,,,rough from the floor is drain 16" +- depending on the sink depth,,,,and 20" on the supply.

1 1/2" drains sched 40,,,,,1/2" cpvc supply......

If you have drawers between the...
11-10-08, 07:29 AM
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Views: 6,750
Posted By hopro

French has it right,,,although I'm guessing...

French has it right,,,although I'm guessing you're thinking about Door King or Elite openers.....

With something that far away, I'm assuming you have intercom capabilities or SHOULD want...
11-03-08, 08:56 PM
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Views: 1,662
Posted By hopro

That is usually an indication the trap (probably...

That is usually an indication the trap (probably behind the wall) is emptying,,,,,,,

sometimes another fixture is on the same "line" like a large sink or toilet and the vent is plugged causing the...
11-03-08, 08:51 PM
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Views: 1,752
Posted By hopro

I'm wondering if you're smelling...

I'm wondering if you're smelling sulfur.........if you're in a smaller city, it can happen....but that's usually a well issue.

Any plumbing done recently?

If it just "started happening" I...
11-02-08, 09:48 AM
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Views: 2,826
Posted By hopro

FIRST:::: Curious: Being that close to your...

FIRST::::

Curious: Being that close to your house,,,,I wonder if he needed a permit....... In our county, if you're closer than 5' to your property line, a permit is required for permenent...
10-31-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 834
Posted By hopro

If you're trying to cover the window fins on the...

If you're trying to cover the window fins on the exterior, I suggest you'd want to use the aluminum trim...... its going to save putting backing on the trim to make it lay flat........
10-31-08, 08:19 PM
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Views: 7,747
Posted By hopro

You should use 2" drain to shower, washing...

You should use 2" drain to shower, washing machine, and tub..1 1/2" for sinks. Vents should be 2".

Vents should be no more than 5' from the drains...



Doing the drain is something I would...
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Views: 592
Posted By hopro

Question Definitive Opinions?

Our situation.....

Going to do the installation myself....

Concrete floor,,,taking up existing tile..........

1/2 Bath and Kitchen

QUESTION: Engineered or Laminate, Gluded or Floating?
10-31-08, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,985
Posted By hopro

I am personally fond of PolyseamSeal Adhesive...

I am personally fond of PolyseamSeal Adhesive Caulk......available at the home centers.

The only thing I've found that doesn't crack (besides pure silicone)....

spdavid echo's my...
10-30-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By hopro

A few words about a plumbing snake. Had a...

A few words about a plumbing snake.

Had a similar situation in an old house we bought.....

Three drains were slow....

The since would clog up every now and then,,,,,

Snaked it myself and...
10-30-08, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,612
Posted By hopro

Sorry.......forgot to include. Your water...

Sorry.......forgot to include.

Your water pressure should be at 40psi at a minimum......


hopro........Deland
10-29-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,612
Posted By hopro

First,,,,, If you're on city water, turn off...

First,,,,,

If you're on city water, turn off all water at your home and see if the meter is still running. If it's still, you have no leak.... If the meter is running, call a plumber to find...
10-29-08, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By hopro

Nice Looking Kitchen. We replaced our old...

Nice Looking Kitchen.

We replaced our old countertops (tile) to corian about three years ago. Very practical and was everything it claimed.

I will be replacing it next year with granite.
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Views: 1,493
Posted By hopro

fastest and easiest is to rent a jack-hammer ...

fastest and easiest is to rent a jack-hammer

you could rent a concrete saw but with the gas exhaust and the dust,,,doing that inside will be very messy but you'll get a clean cut.
09-23-08, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,178
Posted By hopro

I'm sure you've found out by now that Andersen...

I'm sure you've found out by now that Andersen and Jeld-Wen windows can be purchased with exterior trim in colors that will match the rest of the window....

Can't remember how Jeld-Wens works, but...
09-15-08, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 17,259
Posted By hopro

Am not relying on any but my own experience..... ...

Am not relying on any but my own experience.....

Do not like DAP caulk for that purpose....

I have done bunches of hardi siding and found PolyseamSeal adhesive caulk works best, never have had...
09-15-08, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 41,808
Posted By hopro

don't know about anywhere else, but in Volusia...

don't know about anywhere else, but in Volusia County, Florida......Daytona Beach, etc.....,

OSB can not be used for roofing according to newer code....swelling, separation after a long time where...
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