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  1. Found the manual near the heater, but it had...

    Found the manual near the heater, but it had nothing about pitch of vent pipe (go figure). Looked up what I believe to be the same manual online, and it says it can slope 1/4"/foot up or down. ...
  2. Ok, didn't realize they made them both ways. My...

    Ok, didn't realize they made them both ways. My own home has a commercial condensing WH with power vent, it collects all the condensation, has drains, etc. It's used for both DHW and radiant...
  3. Ok, will have to look and see if they left it for...

    Ok, will have to look and see if they left it for me or not, or find it online. I haven't really looked into this much yet, just been one of those nagging back burner problems that needs to be...
  4. Power Vent Water Heater Exhaust Question

    Hi all,

    I have a power vent tank in an investment property, with a 3" PVC vent that turns horizontal immediately off the top of the blower and goes to the side wall, not sure exact distance, but...
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    Managed to get one to cover the whole area pretty...

    Managed to get one to cover the whole area pretty well, wasn't sure if it would or not, but it did. The back door trips sensor when it opens, and lights come on as you step down onto the first step....
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    Thanks guys for the input. I'm with Jim on this...

    Thanks guys for the input. I'm with Jim on this one - I believe my suggested setup, which was as Jim described, would meet code b/c the ONLY possible effect of the timers was to turn on the lights...
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    Sorry JW, if I seem stubborn, or like I just...

    Sorry JW, if I seem stubborn, or like I just don't want to listen. Its not that I just want to do whatever I want to do regardless of the code, its that I don't generally like to just take someone's...
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    Ok, so whether JW decides to respond or not, let...

    Ok, so whether JW decides to respond or not, let me see if I have this straight.

    If I put an occupancy sensor on the stairs with NO switches, the exception allows for this b/c they're...
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    How about we treat people with civility instead...

    How about we treat people with civility instead of acting like an ass. Its really quite unnecessary, and makes people not want to take your advice, even though you obviously have a lot of knowledge...
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    Either there's something you know that isn't...

    Either there's something you know that isn't quoted in this excerpt of the code, or you just verified for me that what I'm saying is legal.

    Exception 2 to the Habitable rooms part explains that...
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    So am I having a fundamental misunderstanding of...

    So am I having a fundamental misunderstanding of the code? I have to provide wall switched lighting to all habitable rooms (not the case for any of this lighting area), and the required lighting in...
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    Thanks for the clarification on my terminology. ...

    Thanks for the clarification on my terminology. Yes, I'm looking for 2 switches in parallel, to sort of function like a 3-way switch setup due to the switches being timers, but it is technically...
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    3-way, dual timer switch wiring

    One of my investment properties has an existing single pole backfed (no neutral in box) switch powering the basement lights. I want to have it turned into a 3-way with the existing switch location...
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    Thanks for the thoughts Terry! The replumb is...

    Thanks for the thoughts Terry!

    The replumb is already done, other than the flange. I needed a side inlet elbow, so as far as I know, a spigot end is not available with the side inlet. With how...
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    3" Spigot offset closet flange?

    Hi All,

    I've been searching everywhere, and can't seem to find a 3" spigot (inside 3" hub fitting) offset closet flange anywhere. Does anyone make such an animal? The closest thing I've found...
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    Man, I didn't notice it killed another key word...

    Man, I didn't notice it killed another key word there. The 4 asterisks is that big auction site... No competition here for Terry's products, so I'm assuming its ok to talk about these suppliers in...
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    As suspected, it killed my link. Anyway, search...

    As suspected, it killed my link. Anyway, search **** for "spray foam insulation kit" and most of the results you get will be that type of product. Touch N Seal, Tiger Foam, Foam It Green, Froth...
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    You can get the foam product on ****, or from the...

    You can get the foam product on ****, or from the individual manufacturers. They come in 2 canisters, which attach with 2 tubes to a spray wand that mixes them as it shoots them, activating the...
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    If this were my project, I'd cut off that PVC...

    If this were my project, I'd cut off that PVC line in the shed, bust out just enough of the floor to dig out the elbow, and then go inside and cut out the PVC from that end. This should leave you...
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    this isn't really going to answer your question,...

    this isn't really going to answer your question, but you really shouldn't use PVC for water distribution, unless its CPVC. I can't see enough in the pic to tell...
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    I haven't worked with a bathtub from the Sterling...

    I haven't worked with a bathtub from the Sterling line, but I have done a number of their shower units, and they've been very nice to work with. Much heavier duty than most others I've seen. Might...
  22. IF that is indeed a dry vent, then it would be...

    IF that is indeed a dry vent, then it would be vented if you tie into it at least 42" above floor. What we can't really say for sure from this info is that it is indeed a dry vent, and that that dry...
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    I think the choice between the two is primarily...

    I think the choice between the two is primarily preference. The enameled steel, if properly taken care of, will almost certainly outlast the acrylic. But its also more rust prone, heavy and...
  24. This makes good sense, thanks Jim :)

    This makes good sense, thanks Jim :)
  25. is this setup vented? If so, you can tie in your...

    is this setup vented? If so, you can tie in your drain line to the line you wanted to before (don't do the pitch thing, come over and tie in with a PVC SanTee, not the fernco thingy), and then bring...
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