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    It had a flat rubber washer in it, but I couldn't...

    It had a flat rubber washer in it, but I couldn't find the right size to replace it, so I tried the teflon packing. Didn't work. Is my only hope to find the right size washer?
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    Here are a couple pictures...2047420475

    Here are a couple pictures...2047420475
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    Hose Bibb leaking from handle

    My frost proof faucet is leaking from the handle when turned on. I took off the packing nut and tried to find a replacement packing washer, but couldn't find a match. I tried packing it with teflon...
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    Help with Radiant System

    I have a 1931 home with radiant heat. The 2nd story tends to be a few degrees cooler than the 1st story and I'm wondering if there is anything I can do about it. I started reading about making sure...
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    Had a plumber out today. He said they could...

    Had a plumber out today. He said they could replace they main supply and returns with heat pex and connect to the existing lines running to each radiator. Is that really all there is to it?
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    I've got someone coming to take a look. Doesn't...

    I've got someone coming to take a look. Doesn't sound like it's a huge deal.

    Another question:

    Wondering if there are issues with running electrical wire and PEX in a soffit together.
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    Moving Radiant Heat Pipes

    I'm in the middle of a basement remodel. Right now I have radiant heat running to cast iron radiators (closed water system, not steam). In the basement I had to build a soffit around the main...
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    Can you do it without opening up walls?

    Can you do it without opening up walls?
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    I think the wiring is referred to as "BX". ...

    I think the wiring is referred to as "BX". Basically two wires that are inside a metal flexible tube.
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    Pulling wire through existing conduit

    I need to install a 3-way switch for a stairway. I want to avoid tearing out the wall. Right now there is a switch at the top of the stairs that operates a light at the bottom, but that's it. I'd...
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    I should clarify though... There is nothing new...

    I should clarify though... There is nothing new about this. It's an iron pipe with a plastic piece shoved inside.
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    Don't know

    Could be a vent I guess. I pushed on the plastic piece that's shoved in and it's loose. Doesn't appear to be under pressure. The boiler has been running for a while now, so it's pressurized, and...
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    What is this and how do I stop it?

    This pipe looks like it was cut off at one time and plugged with something. I'm not sure where it goes or whether it's a radiator pipe or an old water pipe. It doesn't appear to go anywhere on the...
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    Remove plaster and lathe or leave it?

    I'm debating whether I should remove a plaster and lathe ceiling in the basement or try to drywall over it. It's in decent shape, but I want to put in several recessed lights. Fishing the wires may...
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    Moving Radiator

    I was going to get rid of a radiator, but now I'm considering just moving it. What kind of pipe should be used for this?
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    Removing Radiator

    I want to remove a radiator and cap the pipes. The pipes have been painted.

    1) What's the best way to removed the paint without damaging the threads?

    2) Should I use teflon tape or pipe...
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    New three way switch and cable

    I need to relocate a three way switch. Here is a picture of the existing box I plan to tie into.

    1) Can I use a plastic box for the switch?

    2) Can I use NM 14/3 cable for this?

    3) If I...
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    Panel Rough-in

    When adding new circuits, what should be done in the panel prior to a rough-in inspection?
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    Couple more questions

    Why not put a heater on a twin breaker? The heater draws 1500 watts.

    The boxes I got for the sconces are metal. Do I need to pigtail a ground wire to them?


    Are you talking about a double...
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    How about this...

    OK. So I'll wire just the 20 amp circuit to the GFCI outlet with 12/2.

    For the rest, what should I do?

    1) I'll run a separate 15 amp line for the lighting/vent. Do think I'll be able to...
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    Wiring Diagram for Bathroom

    I would like to run a new bathroom on one 20 amp circuit. The shortest route for cables would follow this order.

    Panel to GFCI outlet (12/2)
    GFCI outlet to 1st wall sconce (12/2)
    1st wall...
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    single pole double circuit breaker

    Are these legal under NEC?
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    I've also color coded the pipe sizes.

    Green = 1 1/2"
    Red = 2"
    Blue = 3"
    White = 4"

    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=957d1730f4a5688a4dd5f2f581108097
  24. Once you get past the small learning curve for...

    Once you get past the small learning curve for the software it goes pretty fast. The tutorials are really helpful. I probably spent between 5-10 hours on what I did, but that includes resizing the...
  25. This is where I got the models

    You have to import them as dxf files and then resize them.

    http://oem.cadregister.com/asp/PPoW_Entry.asp?language=GB&company=5691&elementid=13079009/PLAST/PVC/PVC/FOLDER2

    There are also models...
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