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Minimal heat loss is the goal. Its only a 60 inch...

Minimal heat loss is the goal. Its only a 60 inch length thats completely outside so I'm not sure how much heat I could lose overall, but this is northern MN and it does get cold. The pipes have...
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More is only better to the point of diminshing...

More is only better to the point of diminshing returns. Unfortunately I can't afford a heat reader just for this.
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insulating above ground boiler lines

I have a section of above ground copper wood boiler lines that runs from my pump shed to my attached garage at about 6' heiht, and on to the house. They are going to stay where they are for at least...
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I read the reviews on Rootx and it seems a few...

I read the reviews on Rootx and it seems a few people have had problems applying it properly with some pretty messy results. Have you used it yourself Lawrosa? What's the key to avoiding those...
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yep..that learning curve is why they won't let...

yep..that learning curve is why they won't let renters use a cutting tool...
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And they did sink. But I think it was actually...

And they did sink. But I think it was actually urine crystals. When I looked at the clog chopper this morning it had a white powdery substance on it. I thought it was pieces of root last night but it...
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It's called a clog chopper but it still is...

It's called a clog chopper but it still is probably not the final solution for my clogs. This is what they gave me and they didn't offer other types of blades, I'm not sure why. I wouldn't have had...
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I didn't use the camera yet, but I intend to...

I didn't use the camera yet, but I intend to before winter. Its likely I did not get everything. I should probably flush something biodegradable-a piece of bread or something-and see if it hangs up...
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Houston, this is Porcelain 11. We have flushdown....

Houston, this is Porcelain 11. We have flushdown.

Wow. It took over 2 hours to get through those roots. I ended up getting the 1/2" and it'll only cost me $40. I'll definitely have to give the...
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My #1 concern is regaining the ability to flush....

My #1 concern is regaining the ability to flush. Once I get it cleaned out and hopefully get re-employed I can run the cam and see what's up. It must be roots (he says, hopefully). I'm wondering if...
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$200 for roto-root and another $150 for camera...

$200 for roto-root and another $150 for camera from the local plumber.

Looks like I'm about to lean how to roto-root myself


$68 daily rate for rental of a 3/4 inch, 100' roto. They had a...
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it's PVC as far as I know all the way to the tank

it's PVC as far as I know all the way to the tank
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BTW...I'm going away for a couple days before I...

BTW...I'm going away for a couple days before I can get back to this. Should I pour something down the drain before I go?
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thanks for the suggestions, I'll pay 100 bucks if...

thanks for the suggestions, I'll pay 100 bucks if it gets the job done and gets it scoped with a camera. People are pretty reasonable around here.

Yea they have UIC in MN but my vengeful...
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Probably worth mentioning I just lost my job and...

Probably worth mentioning I just lost my job and have enough money to live on for maybe a few weeks...at most. Great time for this to happen. So expense is very much an issue too. I don't have a...
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there is a port but it's 20+ feet from where the...

there is a port but it's 20+ feet from where the last fixture enters. I know its blocked below that and I only have a 25 foot snake. It won't hurt to try but probably won't help either. I could buy a...
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septic line plugged....again

Last winter I had this happen for the first time. Had to hire a guy with one of them jets to free up the main line from house to septic tank. . He ran the jet from the septic tank to the house, and I...
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Is that crickets I hear? Does the gauge have to...

Is that crickets I hear? Does the gauge have to be placed in a certain location relative to pump and tank?
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Here's a pic of the pumphouse, with the old...

Here's a pic of the pumphouse, with the old defunct tank. Can I just put the gauge where that (now) dead-end elbow is that used to go to the tank? Or should I put it in the crawlspace with the...
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Oh crap...I already bled it down with water...

Oh crap...I already bled it down with water pressure in there. Guess that explains why it was at 40. I'll have to do it again with the pump off and taps open
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I forgot to mention-the new tank has 40 lbs in...

I forgot to mention-the new tank has 40 lbs in it. I just looked at the regulator cap and it says

ON 20
(cut-in) psi

OFF 40
(cut-out)


Should I bleed 23 pounds from the pressure tank as a...
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pressure pulsing after replacing tank

I replaced my well pressure tank not long ago, which had been bad for a while. For access reasons I placed it in the crawlspace (where there had been a second, also waterlogged tank) rather than the...
05-16-15, 06:41 AM
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Good call. The screw showed no signs of being...

Good call. The screw showed no signs of being loose, but I was able to loosen it and adjust the pulley and that took care of it.
05-15-15, 10:57 PM
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This is the bac, showing how the blower slides on...

This is the bac, showing how the blower slides on the shaft

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05-15-15, 10:35 PM
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Old belt driven forced air blower

I have a 40+ year old forced air oil furnace and the belt-drive blower just started squeaking badly. It appears that the entire shaft that the blower blades spin on has slipped toward the back of the...
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