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05-19-05, 12:15 PM
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Posted By PO1973

locking hardwood/subfloor together B4 vinyl

Installing vinyl in remodeled kitchen. Existing floor is ĺĒ maple hardwood over 1X6 boards. Floor joists are 2X8s, every other one has been sistered but floor is squeaky. Plan is to screw through...
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Posted By PO1973

TACO Control Panel Hook-Up

I've got a TACO 6 zone control panel which I'm planning to intergrate into my Weil McLain Boiler. Currently I've got 1 loop which I plan to break into 4 zones. My question is how to retrofit/set up...
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Posted By PO1973

Don't do it unless this leg is on it's own zone....

Don't do it unless this leg is on it's own zone. Baseboard needs to have greater volume pumped continuously through it vs. the large mass of a cast iron radiator. The only way it will work...
04-13-04, 06:05 AM
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Views: 1,068
Posted By PO1973

air test for DWV system and pipe size

what needs to be done for an air test? my city is not helpful with the specifics. i'm adding 2 back to back baths upstairs in my remodeled house.

also, are 1.5 inch lines ok for tub and shower or...
01-13-04, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By PO1973

I had the exact same thing occur on 12/22/03. I...

I had the exact same thing occur on 12/22/03. I went to turn the gate valve on after moving my water heater and the valve just spun.

I called the city which sent out a crew to shut off the water...
12-13-03, 08:23 PM
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Views: 878
Posted By PO1973

# of fixtures/pipe question

how many fixtures can 3 inch pipe handle?

how about 4 inch pipe?

I'm laying out a DWV line and need this info.

Thanks,
Pat
12-11-03, 09:18 AM
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Posted By PO1973

air handler/ac unit for old house

Iím looking for some information on an air handler which accommodates a central AC unit. Iíve currently got a hot water system (cast iron radiators and baseboard) but am putting on a second story to...
11-26-03, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By PO1973

thanks for the info. Talking with someone local...

thanks for the info. Talking with someone local indicates that this is not an option. I'll look into it further. I'll post more info when I locate it for everyone interested!

pat
11-25-03, 09:32 AM
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Views: 1,223
Posted By PO1973

Chimney removal/power vent addition

Planning stages of a remodel which would eliminate the chimney which currently only handles the boiler exhaust. Is adding a basement side-power vent a reasonable option/tough to do? I thought perhaps...
11-05-03, 10:09 AM
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Views: 1,836
Posted By PO1973

I'm going to chime in here with a link to...

I'm going to chime in here with a link to research done recently by the University of Minnesota's Building Foundation Research Program--links below. There is some very interesting information...
10-27-03, 09:26 AM
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Views: 5,661
Posted By PO1973

some Home depots have them. I got a couple...

some Home depots have them. I got a couple recently for $0.79/each.
08-19-03, 09:13 AM
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Views: 1,576
Posted By PO1973

attic heat

Here's my take:

An attic fan (gable end) is around $30. The one I installed in my attic is pretty noisy, and I set the thermostat at 120. It should be set at about 100, but anyway, due to the...
07-08-03, 09:37 AM
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Views: 2,107
Posted By PO1973

I have almost the exact same set-up in my house...

I have almost the exact same set-up in my house on the 2nd floor. I recently dealt with a leaky wax ring and replaced that. I think in the not too distant future I'll replace the entire cast iron run...
05-22-03, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,191
Posted By PO1973

found answer

I searched archives and found there are plastic shims available and also cedar shims work. I've got some cedar at home...I'll give that a try tonight.
05-22-03, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,191
Posted By PO1973

Toilet shims??

Replaced a wax ring on my toilet yesterday. 90 year old house, floor not completely level, but the closet L which toilet rests on is lead. Other pipes cast iron but this L is Pb. Anyway, there is a...
05-16-03, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,207
Posted By PO1973

humidity

As long as you have exposed earth in your basement, you will always have a humidity problem/issue. At a minimum, if you cover the earth, you will minimize moisture intrusion from below. As for...
05-16-03, 12:42 PM
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Views: 3,207
Posted By PO1973

humidity

As long as you have exposed earth in your basement, you will always have a humidity problem/issue. At a minimum, if you cover the earth, you will minimize moisture intrusion from below. As for...
05-15-03, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,414
Posted By PO1973

AAV

MJT,

Oatey is manufacturing a true air admittance valve, not just the "cheater" air inlet valve for $5 you are refering to. The Oatey Sure Vent AAV is approx. $20 at select Menards in the upper...
05-07-03, 07:41 AM
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Views: 4,414
Posted By PO1973

I am planning on using an air admittance...

I am planning on using an air admittance valve--see diagram from picture link (Oatey AAV: http://www.oatey.com/apps/catalog/instance_assets/assets/Sure_Vent_Brochure.pdf)



***Am I the only one...
05-06-03, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,414
Posted By PO1973

Drain waste layout, ?s

2 questions:

1. can I tie a 2" laundry tub drain (w/P trap) into the main stack 16" above the floor with out a vent?

2. See picture from link below. Basement layout, all pipes below grade and...
04-28-03, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By PO1973

Who wants to know what you did to the house/why? ...

Who wants to know what you did to the house/why?

*A 'home inspector'?
*A city inspector?
*Are you filling out disclosure forms?

I donít understand why you have to state anything to anyone....
04-15-03, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By PO1973

This is an update on the flickering lights Iíve...

This is an update on the flickering lights Iíve been dealing with since we moved into our house 2 years ago.

We were upstairs last night with the widow open (it was 89 degrees in Minneapolis)....
04-09-03, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By PO1973

Waste stack drain/bends layout

I currently have a vertical cast iron main stack in my basement. Would like to move the pipe closer to the wall to facilitate bathroom fixture placement (move 30" closer to wall). Should I be...
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Views: 1,028
Posted By PO1973

Prime before apply ceiling texture??

Should I prime the ceiling before applying paint/ceiling texture or just do it all in one step? New ceiling, just have exposed joints from drywall tape/compound now.

Thanks!
02-11-03, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By PO1973

Thanks for the reply, Ragnar. I don't have...

Thanks for the reply, Ragnar.

I don't have room to put every fixture on the same side of the main, therefore I will have to run a second vent for the shower.

The only question I have is tying...
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