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05-05-09, 03:08 PM
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Posted By the deacon

ahh, got it. I'm running copper, So I'll return...

ahh, got it. I'm running copper, So I'll return these for the full port valves.

Thanks Dan
05-04-09, 07:53 AM
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Posted By the deacon

ok, things are moving along. I had a few tense...

ok, things are moving along. I had a few tense moments trying to line up feeder lines with the main.

I just bought all the shut off ball valves and noticed that the actual valve part is a smaller...
04-13-09, 02:17 PM
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Posted By the deacon

just wanted to update this thread in case anyone...

just wanted to update this thread in case anyone else is in the same situ.
I used the plumbers epoxy by harvey and it worked like a champ. I havn't seen a drip in a month or so.
04-13-09, 02:07 PM
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Posted By the deacon

ahhh, great post EC. I see where you're coming...

ahhh, great post EC.
I see where you're coming from now.
04-11-09, 07:56 AM
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Posted By the deacon

hmmm this flow dynamics stuff is hard to get. So...

hmmm this flow dynamics stuff is hard to get. So it looks like I'm back to I could go either way (1/2 or 3/4 feeder) with the hose bib.
Ecman I see your point that I can open the bib partially to...
04-10-09, 04:43 PM
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Posted By the deacon

ahh great, then I'll go with the 1/2 feeder, as...

ahh great, then I'll go with the 1/2 feeder, as my hose only needs to be about 10' to hit all areas.

thanks dan
04-10-09, 07:52 AM
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Posted By the deacon

Ok, so things are moving along nicely. I...

Ok, so things are moving along nicely.

I have a question about the hose bibs. I have the opportunity to use either 3/4 or 1/2 feeder lines for the bibs.

Trunk line is 3/4, hose bib is the first...
04-06-09, 12:30 PM
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Views: 5,510
Posted By the deacon

thanks dan I'll see if I can find out if flex...

thanks dan
I'll see if I can find out if flex is ok with Chicago codes
04-06-09, 09:04 AM
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Posted By the deacon

ok guys just an update. I got all the copper...

ok guys just an update.
I got all the copper and fittings
here is a link to what is there now.
Flickr: xdeaconx's Photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33426392@N06/?saved=1)

I started to...
04-01-09, 01:42 PM
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Posted By the deacon

Excuse me as I'm just a novice, but aren't the...

Excuse me as I'm just a novice, but aren't the only p-traps that need to be under the concrete is the shower? As the sink p is at the sink, and I'm guessing that the toilet is it's own p'trap by...
03-28-09, 01:55 PM
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Posted By the deacon

I just ran the numbers and it looks like a 54$...

I just ran the numbers and it looks like a 54$ difference between going with the 1" and 3/4" trunk. Of course this doesn't include the couplings and what not. Not sure if it would be worth going with...
03-28-09, 12:35 PM
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Posted By the deacon

I agree, great post ecm. I'll keep all that in...

I agree, great post ecm.
I'll keep all that in mind. The big box store is having a sweet deal on the copper right now so I'm gonna buy all the supplies then work on finalizing the plan.
I'll post...
03-27-09, 07:48 AM
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Posted By the deacon

Start the countdown!! Thanks for the...

Start the countdown!!

Thanks for the clarification. I will proceed as suggested.
03-26-09, 12:13 PM
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Posted By the deacon

Just to clarify. Are you saying the off shoots...

Just to clarify. Are you saying the off shoots from the trunk should be 3/4" transitioning to 1/2" for the risers? (3/8 for toilet and sink).

In effect the only change to my plan as linked to...
03-26-09, 08:35 AM
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Posted By the deacon

Thanks for the replies guys. I should also...

Thanks for the replies guys.
I should also mention that the trunk run is about 35'.
I'm on city water (Chicago), though I'm not sure what psi.
Right now I'm plumbing for the basement and 1st...
03-25-09, 08:52 AM
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Posted By the deacon

look over water pipe layout

Hey everyone,
I'm starting the piping phase of the resto.
All the plumbing right now is galvanized which I'll be replacing with copper.
The flow load is:
2 bath sink
2 toilet
2 shower
2...
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Posted By the deacon

thanks for the heads up Billie. Much appreciated.

thanks for the heads up Billie. Much appreciated.
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Posted By the deacon

concrete insulation barrier

Hey guys,
I'm just starting a bathroom project in our unfinished basement and I'm sure will have many questions as I proceed, but have a question about the floor first.

The shower, toilet and...
03-19-09, 04:03 PM
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Views: 1,022
Posted By the deacon

so anyone have thoughts on the Redcoat product....

so anyone have thoughts on the Redcoat product. I've read different litearature, but can't pin down if it is a good fit for my application? Does it have any insulative properties?
03-17-09, 02:25 PM
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Posted By the deacon

thanks Bud. I used some of that dimpled plastic...

thanks Bud.
I used some of that dimpled plastic membrane before. I'll have to check on the height specs. I'm tring to add as little height as possible.
I'm also going to look into that RedGuard...
03-16-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By the deacon

concrete slab insulation

hey guys,
I'm working on putting in a basement bathroom. I have to put down some leveling compound to even the floor out.

Before I did this I want to know the best way to insulate and/or vapor...
01-30-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By the deacon

good idea dan about trying to punch the lead back...

good idea dan about trying to punch the lead back in.
I'll do some light test taps, lest I dislodge the whole thing and make a bigger mess.

Mark, could very well be that the guy I talked to...
01-28-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By the deacon

ok so big box's didn't have, or even heard of,...

ok so big box's didn't have, or even heard of, plastic lead. (big surprise).

But they had plumbers epoxy, maybe this is the same stuff, was wondering if that would work in it's place?

thanks
12-23-08, 09:14 AM
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Posted By the deacon

Thanks for the tip on plastic lead. I'll take a...

Thanks for the tip on plastic lead. I'll take a look for it.
Would be easier than trying to get the guys back out here I'm sure.
12-22-08, 05:38 PM
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Views: 1,040
Posted By the deacon

Thanks guys! That okum idea sounds rational to...

Thanks guys! That okum idea sounds rational to me.

This is the kitchen and bath sink line so there is a good amount of hot water coming through. The drips are pretty regular, there is maybe a 4...
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