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    2" sewage check valve recommendation

    I need to replace the check valve above our sewage ejector pump again (2nd time in 10 years). The first time the flapper had broken loose, thus defeating the purpose of the check valve. This time...
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    I built my soffits very similar to the way those...

    I built my soffits very similar to the way those I-beams are constructed - two 2x2s screwed into a strip of OSB. So they should work. Are all your soffit heights shallow enough that the I-beams...
  3. Finishing our basement (1,000 square feet, 6...

    Finishing our basement (1,000 square feet, 6 rooms)...so far about 2 years. But only have the stair railing left to do. If only the kids' nap time was all day...
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    I have nothing of real value to add, aside from...

    I have nothing of real value to add, aside from the fact that I'm a total novice at plumbing and can see this spiral drain would cause issues.

    For Tom, here's a craigslist ad for a plumber in...
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    If the main sewer line is head height in the...

    If the main sewer line is head height in the basement, how would the basement tub drain up to it?
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    Apparently my memory was way off. The grate of...

    Apparently my memory was way off. The grate of the floor drain is about 7 3/8" diameter (not 4"), and it fits inside the rim of the drain that is flush w/ the surface of the concrete slab. Under...
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    I ended up trimming 1/4" off the latch side jamb...

    I ended up trimming 1/4" off the latch side jamb and it worked out perfectly. Typical example of me trying to overthink something rather than just going with my gut and doing it. Thanks for the...
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    prehung door install - floor level?

    I'm installing a prehung door in a basement. When I check the floor for level in the rough opening, the hinge side of the opening is about 1/4" lower than the latch side. Most tutorials I've seen...
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    Basement floor drain extender?

    What is the typical way to raise a basement floor drain when a subfloor and finish floor are installed? I see the big boxes have floor drain extenders that will raise the drain 1/4" - 1/2", but they...
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    sewage basin lid

    Our basement had a bathroom rough-in and sewage basin installed when the house was built (~25 years ago). I'm in the process of finishing the basement now, and will have to replace the sewage basin...
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    If the leak is coming from the p-trap, turning...

    If the leak is coming from the p-trap, turning your supplies off will not stop the leak from occurring. The supplies provide water to the faucet. So, if you turn the supplies off, the leak would...
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    Yes, that's common practice.

    Yes, that's common practice.
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    laser or plumb bob? Edit - Sorry, just re-read...

    laser or plumb bob?

    Edit - Sorry, just re-read your question and realize your issue now. Unfortunately, I have nothing to offer w/ that situation.
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    I have a very similar situation. I left the batt...

    I have a very similar situation. I left the batt insulation in the exterior wall stud bays (on top of the concret wall), and put XPS on the lower concrete wall. I then framed out my interior 2x4...
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    We just had the same issue recently. I checked...

    We just had the same issue recently. I checked all the hoses, cleaned out the basin, cleaned out the screens and confirmed in my head that there were no clogs. Called in GE repair and in 30...
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    If I'm imagining your description correctly...

    If I'm imagining your description correctly (based on this post and the question you added to another post), my refrigerator is the same. There is a 3-4' section of plastic tubing that is mounted to...
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    Maybe I should rephrase the question. I'm not so...

    Maybe I should rephrase the question. I'm not so much concerned as to the amount of sag that will occur, as much as I am what the finished drywall will look like if the framing does sag. Therefore,...
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    basement soffit - should I worry about sag?

    I'm in the process of framing the soffits around HVAC ducts and plumbing in my basement using this website as a guide -...
  19. Be sure to keep a close watch on the tank for...

    Be sure to keep a close watch on the tank for several days. I had a hairline crack in the bottom of my tank once. I checked for leaks after filling it and saw nothing. Came back the next day to...
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    2 layers of insulation

    I'm finishing my basement and came across an insulation question. I have a section of one wall that is a half poured concrete wall w/ a typical stud wall on top. I opted to build a new 2x4 wall in...
  21. Long sweep elbow it is. I assume I'll need to...

    Long sweep elbow it is. I assume I'll need to use this for the 90* coming out of the back of the vanity too, correct?

    And I need a 2" x 1-1/2" x 2" PVC Sanitary Tee to tie into the vent, correct?
  22. I'll try to clarify my situation, but it sounds...

    I'll try to clarify my situation, but it sounds like I'll be ok.

    All of this stated as if you are looking down on the room - I'd like to place my vanity on the west wall. The drain (1.5" line...
  23. Can a vanity drain be installed around a corner

    Can the drain for a bathroom vanity go around a corner before connecting to a properly sized wet vent? i.e. - I want to put my vanity on a wall facing west, but the future wet vent that I have to...
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    Thanks for the reply Tom Sawyer. This 2" line...

    Thanks for the reply Tom Sawyer.

    This 2" line is definitely a dry vent line right now. As a follow up question...is there a distance limit that my lav drain line must adhere to? Does it have to...
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    Basement bathroom vent - is this right?

    I have a 2" pipe coming out of our basement floor going up to the roof, which I assume is intended to be a wet vent for the basement lav/shower/water closet. I plan to cap the shower drain (we don't...
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