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07-09-16, 05:15 PM
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Posted By keithhe

That's funny Chandler. Yeah, I get a little nuts...

That's funny Chandler. Yeah, I get a little nuts about precise sometimes.
07-09-16, 12:10 PM
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Views: 837
Posted By keithhe

Shadeladie, Wow, that is a blanket...

Shadeladie,

Wow, that is a blanket statement. I'm reasonably sure, that given entire state, what OP referrers to as a "townhouse" could, in fact, be a townhouse. I recognize that Row Houses also...
07-09-16, 10:35 AM
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Posted By keithhe

I have dealt with a lot of these "weird" smell...

I have dealt with a lot of these "weird" smell issues in a variety of mostly commercial spaces, but would help if you could share more information.

How many floors? (is it more prominent up than...
07-09-16, 10:10 AM
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Views: 17,034
Posted By keithhe

Thanks Czizzi. Yes, though little comma things...

Thanks Czizzi. Yes, though little comma things are a B*tch sometimes. :) Now I get what you were saying.

Ceiling prior to walls, as is the norm. :)

As for the ceiling level, I am anal about...
07-09-16, 08:48 AM
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Posted By keithhe

Wow, great information guys !! Mark, ...

Wow, great information guys !!

Mark,
yes the seams not wet (all that are not within shower area) are paper tape and mud. It was the seams that are an intersection between sheetrock and Durock...
07-08-16, 05:52 PM
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Posted By keithhe

Thanks Mark. So you are saying I don't need...

Thanks Mark.

So you are saying I don't need to tape any of the seams or nothing special for the outside corner? And all I've ever heard is to always use an alkali resistant tape, as the thin set...
07-08-16, 09:54 AM
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Views: 17,034
Posted By keithhe

Bathroom: Durock to sheetrock transition

I'm a bit surprised by how hard it has been to find any good information on these transitions that are, I think, somewhat common in bathrooms.

The plan and where I'm at now is a bathroom with...
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Views: 1,877
Posted By keithhe

Agreed, locking it in now. Thanks again !!

Agreed, locking it in now.

Thanks again !!
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Views: 1,877
Posted By keithhe

Furd and PJ, Success !! I searched this...

Furd and PJ,

Success !! I searched this site.....Great Site....and found a thread from 2014 by
justsumoldguy He had same boiler and reading through his thread clearly was very knowledgeable...
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Posted By keithhe

Thanks again Furd !! More helpful information.

Thanks again Furd !! More helpful information.
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Posted By keithhe

Furd, Thank you that is great information...

Furd,

Thank you that is great information and your link led me to this stuff >>
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GT5Q6X0/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

Seems like it too might work, although still...
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Views: 1,877
Posted By keithhe

Sorry Furd, I meant to ask you about the cement....

Sorry Furd, I meant to ask you about the cement. Thanks PJ

Furd or PJ, that cement sounds like a potential solution to my problem. Where would one source the refractory cement?
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Views: 1,217
Posted By keithhe

Ours has tripped when chimney needs cleaning as...

Ours has tripped when chimney needs cleaning as soot will fall to back of unit and restrict proper air flow.
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Views: 1,877
Posted By keithhe

PJ and Furd, Thanks guys for the replies....

PJ and Furd,

Thanks guys for the replies. There was essentially nothing left of the piece, so no way to post photos of it. The only way I know how to describe it is if you swing the burner out of...
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Views: 1,877
Posted By keithhe

Vaillant Oil Fired Boiler

Does anyone have a source for parts on an older Vaillant Oil Fired Boiler?

We have a F75-W-55 PP Boiler and can find absolutely no parts sources in the USA for it. Even emailed 11 suppliers in...
03-13-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By keithhe

I agree with Handyone. You need to be careful...

I agree with Handyone. You need to be careful what you do as you can make matters worse. PVC glue, for one, will do absolutely nothing on the outside of the bell joint, as it is intended to actually...
03-13-16, 01:17 PM
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Posted By keithhe

Agreed, I'd do PEX. I use a combination of the...

Agreed, I'd do PEX. I use a combination of the two all the time. You could do it really quick with a sharkbite union with shut off.
03-13-16, 01:14 PM
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Views: 785
Posted By keithhe

Agreed, but I see a bend on that piece which...

Agreed, but I see a bend on that piece which indicates what appears to be a 45. If that is the case, there would be no glue above there, only below. If water is in top arrow area, it either is a...
03-13-16, 11:46 AM
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Views: 785
Posted By keithhe

The red arrows are telling here. IF you are...

The red arrows are telling here. IF you are seeing leaking at the top arrow spot, then there is another problem. That piece looks to be a 45 degree bend to align with the wye and waste line below. I...
03-13-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,138
Posted By keithhe

Mike, Lets say this was a hypothetical...

Mike,

Lets say this was a hypothetical situation, where only what is shown in photo exists No sinks and no other toilets, is there anyway to connect this to main waste line?
03-13-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,138
Posted By keithhe

Hi Mike, Yes sink in half bath crosses at...

Hi Mike,

Yes sink in half bath crosses at about 48" to behind half bath toilet (similar to your diagram above) and goes up to attic and across to 3" vent stack. The sink also obviously drops to...
03-13-16, 10:31 AM
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Views: 2,138
Posted By keithhe

Hi Mike and thanks for sticking with this. ...

Hi Mike and thanks for sticking with this.

Below are two additional drawings that I hope will help. First shows the vent situation at grade and above. Second is a 3D of below grade showing what...
03-12-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,138
Posted By keithhe

Hi Mike, I think I follow that. What you...

Hi Mike,

I think I follow that. What you show for the half bath is what I planned.

Not at all sure I have room to do the main sink to toilet with proper slope and still have enough drop to...
03-12-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,138
Posted By keithhe

Mike, Hopefully this helps clarify. I'm only...

Mike,

Hopefully this helps clarify. I'm only asking for suggestions on main bath shower and toilet connections to main vent stack/horizontal main waste line. Other toilet and both sinks are no...
03-12-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,138
Posted By keithhe

Mike, The newest picture is as I explained...

Mike,

The newest picture is as I explained in the post the exact 180 degree opposite side of earlier photos. That is what I cut out to leave the three pieces of PVC you see in first two photos....
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