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  1. What could have been going through someone's mind...

    What could have been going through someone's mind to drill through black iron (or galv) in the wall? Did they think it was just a (nuisance) nailplate? It scares me to let anyone work on my house....
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    How old is the house? It may have 60 degree C...

    How old is the house? It may have 60 degree C (centigrade) rated wiring. I'll bet those (newer) fixtures require at least 75 degree C rated wires in the installation instructions. If this is the...
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    Words escape me! As a plumber in my previous...

    Words escape me!

    As a plumber in my previous life, electrical for me is a DIY. I took on building our new house and was a little apprehensive about tackling the electriacal myself. On inspection...
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    I happened to see this today. The blue box store...

    I happened to see this today. The blue box store has a triple Decora-style switch with two single pole and one 3-way switch in one single width switch. I think it was only available in white. The...
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    I am installing an RO filter with three outputs:...

    I am installing an RO filter with three outputs: Refridgerator (ice maker), kitchen sink and bathroom sink. Only the faucet closest to the filter needs an air gap because the drain line from the...
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    Anyone Had Experience With GFX?

    I ended my plumbing career before these gravity film (heat) exchangers came on the scene, so I have not ever installed one: http://www.gfxtechnology.com/VGFX.html

    But it interests me because I...
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    He says to pull a ground wire from the nearest...

    He says to pull a ground wire from the nearest (line voltage) box. Tomorrow, I will get into the book...
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    If you are using metal boxes for low voltage (as...

    If you are using metal boxes for low voltage (as I am currently doing), do you have to ground them? An electrician friend of mine is certain you must. I am not so sure. I have it on my list to...
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    Ron, that page at AO Smith is new. I didn't see...

    Ron, that page at AO Smith is new. I didn't see it last week when I was looking this stuff up. I rechecked the energystar.gov site again and they still do not list the AO Smith or Bradford models...
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    I don't remember exactly where I found it while...

    I don't remember exactly where I found it while researching this very issue, but the reason none of the units you mentioned are not "energy star" and eligible for the credit is they must be 70,000...
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    I just had an underground electrical service...

    I just had an underground electrical service installed in my home I am building. The power company strongly discouraged me from running secondary voltage (singles phase 240V) longer than 100 feet...
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    These "stink" pipes as you call them are in fact...

    These "stink" pipes as you call them are in fact the vents for your plumbing system. One of two things is happening now. First, the vents are not completely blocked and you are filling your attic...
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    Either galvanized or black iron work well for...

    Either galvanized or black iron work well for gas. Galv is usually more expensive. I have run a lot of galv, but exponentially more in black iron.

    Nowadays intermediate pressure copper is used...
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    When I layed out the downstairs bathroom in our...

    When I layed out the downstairs bathroom in our house, I located it beside a set of stairs and ended up with a 54" wide alcove for the throne. It bothered me that it was so wide and I considered...
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    I wouldn't use hot lead to pour a joint at all. ...

    I wouldn't use hot lead to pour a joint at all. No need really.

    If you need to redo a hub connection, you would use oakum as before and lead wool. You push the lead wool into the joint and use a...
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    Based on the height, it is probably a sink arm...

    Based on the height, it is probably a sink arm that was abandoned. Since it is cast iron, the rubber cap is probably the best bet. If you are concerned with it rotting, install a new one and it...
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    Ahh, the good old days... Laying under a house on...

    Ahh, the good old days... Laying under a house on a plumbing remodel and choosing between the respirator that constantly gets in the way or huffing fiberglass insulation. Since I chose the latter...
  18. Assuming the distance from the (vertical) vent is...

    Assuming the distance from the (vertical) vent is not more than 8 feet, you are in business. Just reposition the 4 X 2 sanitee (cannot use a wye and 45, or combo) up a few inches to give 1/4 inch of...
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    If you have other fixtures in the basement, yes...

    If you have other fixtures in the basement, yes the water would come out of them if the floor drain was plugged. It would come out of the shower (being lowest) first and then the toilet if the water...
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    There are some electricians with serious...

    There are some electricians with serious credentials on this forum that can speak to the legality of solely using EMT for a subpanel ground circuit. I will not even try.

    From an electronics...
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    Here in NW Florida, you now have to actually...

    Here in NW Florida, you now have to actually produce a fingerprint that the scrap dealer keeps on file. :D I don't know if it is statewide or not, but is a great idea. I guess this is to deter...
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    They connect to a cold water SUPPLY line running...

    They connect to a cold water SUPPLY line running to a fixture - usually a sink or toilet. A clothes washer is also sometimes used. When water is used by the fixture, the resulting change in...
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    The manufacturer producing the product is good. ...

    The manufacturer producing the product is good. End user evaluation of said product is good.

    The issue is when government mandates usage/installation of failed product and technologies. Stap...
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    I'm convinced "Murphy" was a plumber. :D ...

    I'm convinced "Murphy" was a plumber. :D

    That's why plumbers drive big trucks; to be prepared for that easy job that often goes south.
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    The plumber who originally plumbed the sink was...

    The plumber who originally plumbed the sink was on the ball. I'll bet he even winced putting the sink on an exterior wall at all. Form follows function, it is much smarted to have it work well than...
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