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04-17-14, 03:57 PM
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I closed it up with solid concrete block.

I closed it up with solid concrete block.
04-17-14, 03:26 PM
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Floor joist 6" too short

I removed a small 3' metal beam used as a window header so that I can pass some vent piping and now need to extend at least 2 - 8" x 13' floor joists about 6 inches or so.

So I ran down to my...
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low ceiling light options

I am re-doing a section in my basement that is about 14 x 20 and about 7' high.

What type of lighting should I be looking for if I want it to be well lit? I was at HD the other day and was...
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Sorry for any confusion...i have an updated...

Sorry for any confusion...i have an updated image.

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From what I read in some other postings, the...

From what I read in some other postings, the boiler room door should swing outwards, my question is which way?
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The area below the letters a and b in the image...

The area below the letters a and b in the image is the boiler room. The area marked open area is the garage space.

When you are in the garage...you go up 4 or 5 steps onto a 4.5' x 4.5' landing to...
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4 or 5 steps are going down to a garage area

4 or 5 steps are going down to a garage area
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Posted By zizanio

how should this door open?

Can someone tell me which way the door to this boilerroom should be opening, a or b.
Thank you everyone for your help.



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water floating on curing concrete

I am repairing a small area of concrete in my basement with about 40 - 80 pound bags of the high strength already premixed that you find in HD, it costs $3.80 a bag.

I am putting a plastic sheet...
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Posted By zizanio

I have 285 square feet of area to heat, at 9"...

I have 285 square feet of area to heat, at 9" center loops that 380 feet of tubing. split that in 2 its 190 feet per loop. The maximum for 1/2" is 300. I think 2 loops is adequate.
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28696 Is this what that translates to? Kinda...

28696

Is this what that translates to? Kinda like a double loop serpentine with more evenly distributed heat. The only thing is, I have 2 outside walls and an unheated garage wall that maybe I...
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Thank you TOHeating.. I also ran into this...

Thank you TOHeating..

I also ran into this very informative page from Wirsbo.28631

It can also be seen here...
03-14-14, 11:43 AM
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I was thinking using a copper 1-hole strap...

I was thinking using a copper 1-hole strap connecting the #4 or #6 solid and bare wire to the ridgid 2" conduit on the service disconnect that goes into the ground.
From there I can dig a few...
03-14-14, 02:04 AM
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Posted By zizanio

I am not understanding, bond the conduit that...

I am not understanding, bond the conduit that will be used as protection?
03-14-14, 01:03 AM
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Posted By zizanio

Ground rods first..

I have 100amp service in my house, is it ok to run the ground to the ground rod first and then to the water pipe? Reason being is that the water pipe is about 15' away from the disconnect switch and...
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Radiant Floor Heating and Loop Design

I have a basement area that is about 285' that I am considering installing 1/2" pex tubing with 10" spacing into about a 3.5" concrete slab. That calculates to 342' and the maximum loop length is...
02-21-14, 11:03 AM
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Posted By zizanio

Thank you everyone for your help. One last...

Thank you everyone for your help. One last question. Is there a distance limit from the service entrance? Does it have to be within 5 feet or 10 feet?
02-20-14, 08:33 AM
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I forgot to ask in my last post, when connecting,...

I forgot to ask in my last post, when connecting, should I connect the neutral first?
02-20-14, 07:37 AM
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Posted By zizanio

Yes, I want to use it as a main service...

Yes, I want to use it as a main service disconnect. Yes there is a neutral bar.
02-20-14, 05:35 AM
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Posted By zizanio

Using a 3 pole circuit breaker with 2 wires

I have an enclosure with a 3 pole breaker but my house only has 2 hot wires, can I use the circuit breaker safely without any harm?
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I didnt have that intention, doesn't a...

I didnt have that intention, doesn't a thermostatic mixing valve do that for you?

I have a conventional cast iron boiler set at 180 degrees, If the mixing valve for the radiant floor heat is set...
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Posted By zizanio

Do I really need a thermostat...

Do I really need a floor or room thermostat for radiant floor heating if I am good with the temperature adjustment on the mixing valve?
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Posted By zizanio

Thank you Andy, I think thats an excellent idea.

Thank you Andy, I think thats an excellent idea.
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Posted By zizanio

best location for a bathroom vent

I want to try and install a bathroom vent that no one installed in my house when it was built in the early 1900s, attached is the layout that includes a toilet sink and shower.
Can someone help and...
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Posted By zizanio

Boiler Room Exit

I thought this would be a good area to post this, correct me if I'm wrong.

Can someone tell me what direction a boiler room door should swing?

Thank you for your feedback.
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