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    Traps dry out in unused bathrooms, particularly...

    Traps dry out in unused bathrooms, particularly in heating season which will allow sewer smell into the building. Run water for a minute in your sink, shower, etc. each week to keep the traps full.
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    The rust issue did cross my mind as a possible...

    The rust issue did cross my mind as a possible issue with a steel tank.

    But from my looking around it seems there are also coated as well as non-metallic pressure tanks out there but they are not...
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    Thanks for your reply. I have thought about...

    Thanks for your reply.

    I have thought about that, as we run our shower valves at around 90% hot, I'm guessing. Re-piping to that configuration wouldn't be a problem as things are pretty...
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    Tempering cold water

    Thought Id ask for any suggestions regarding pre-heating or tempering our cold water.

    We have VERY cold water year-round (drilled well), but obviously colder in the winter. Right now (Dec), our...
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    Dry shower trap? The water in the trap can...

    Dry shower trap?

    The water in the trap can evaporate, if unused, especially during heating season.
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    Not to say you couldn't have multiple vents, you...

    Not to say you couldn't have multiple vents, you just might want to up-size where it goes to the outside since you're in cold weather.
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    I just reconfigured my venting, running 2-2"...

    I just reconfigured my venting, running 2-2" vents & a 1 1/2" vent through the interior of the house but the joined each of them separately into a single 3" section in the attic using the existing...
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    Thanks, There is enough room in the chase to run...

    Thanks, There is enough room in the chase to run another 1 1/2" or 2" vent all the way from the washer (bsmt) to the attic. Sounds like that will work!

    Thanks again, TD
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    Hi Terry, Thanks for your reply. If I am able to...

    Hi Terry, Thanks for your reply. If I am able to vent this way, I would have the kitchen sink, washer & one full bath on one 2" vent straight to the attic & then one full bath also straight to the...
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    Another venting question

    Hi, We are preparing for an upstairs bath renovation in a 1 story timber-frame house. Each floor will have 1 full bath with the kitchen also on the first floor & the washer in the basement. The...
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