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    Hey Yadkin, Have you ever heard of the Yadkin...

    Hey Yadkin,
    Have you ever heard of the Yadkin 500. It's a street in Fayetteville NC were people seem to think they are on the track.
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    not sure if it broke just because it was plastic...

    not sure if it broke just because it was plastic but maybe flange was set to high putting stress on the flange not the floor.

    Anyway isn't a pvc flange glued to the outside of waste line as a...
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    The way my system is set up is as such:...

    The way my system is set up is as such:
    Stat--->24v 3 zone control panel--> low voltage to boiler and high voltage to corrisponding zone pump
    so when zone 1 calls for heat the zone panel sends low...
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    I would think a embeded floor sensor could do the...

    I would think a embeded floor sensor could do the same thing without have a pump running continously
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    With a 30* Delta-T, I would think I would need to...

    With a 30* Delta-T, I would think I would need to have the Aquastat set at 110* to maintain the thermal mass(concrete floor) at 80*
    So I could regulate floor temp at the return line. Setting return...
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    OK so heat the slab to 80* (the point where...

    OK so heat the slab to 80* (the point where thermal mass will radiate heat)
    then let the Geo take care of the air temp rise? So I'd have a higher electric bill to have warm feet but not necessarily...
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    Poll: funny you mention that the fittings spin after...

    funny you mention that the fittings spin after crimping. I myself said there was no way that this won't leak (because murphy follows me like my shadow) my fittings spun,not loosely but never the less...
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    Poll: one year old house--> home-run system using Pex...

    one year old house--> home-run system using Pex with crimp rings NO LEAKS from the very start. fingers crossed
    Pressure test lines before you cover them.
    Places that disallow Pex should really get...
  9. Thread: Toto Promenade

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    Love our TOTO Vespin easy to clean design

    Love our TOTO Vespin
    easy to clean design
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    Ok I believe I can get a hole or groove or...

    Ok I believe I can get a hole or groove or something in the concrete without hitting a tube thru my IR thermastat also I built it so I took alot of pictures of it but that does'nt help with...
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    Oh yea, The prep sink idea in the island :( You...

    Oh yea, The prep sink idea in the island :( You will be pissed off every time you look at it because of the plumbing bill you got to install it compared to how much you really use it. Plus if it...
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    Now let's talk basic kitchen design: First thing...

    Now let's talk basic kitchen design:
    First thing you should strive to do is create a right triangle between your Ref. ,Range, and Main sink the distance between these fixtures shouldn't be over 3...
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    ok I get the gist now. And it makes sence to...

    ok I get the gist now.

    And it makes sence to do exactly that, now will drilling a hole in the concrete and inserting the sensor work, or will there be to much heat loss for the sensor to be...
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    To find if wall is load bearing-> tear it out...

    To find if wall is load bearing-> tear it out ->if the house falls down it was-> if house doesn't fall down then it's not :) JUST KIDDING

    Rule of thumb:
    1) If ceiling joist/2nd story floor...
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    1)So you keep your concrete slab approx 80*with...

    1)So you keep your concrete slab approx 80*with slab sensor all the time in heating mode.
    2) You set room stat 2* above forced air stat room temp to gain what?

    So what I can see is that the slab...
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    Stat is a Honeywell CT30A non programmable stat...

    Stat is a Honeywell CT30A non programmable stat
    so I think it is geared for a forced air system plus it was cheap.
    Big question is the floor sensor, since I did'nt install one when I poured the...
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    Isn't a controlled or conditioned space better...

    Isn't a controlled or conditioned space better than a none conditioned space?

    opinion of a Certified Green Professional (me)

    Insulate your pipes for max efficiency and then tend to the space...
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    Hydronic radiant heat stat

    I installed my "in-floor" heat last fall, and never really go a chance to "let it run' I installed 1 honeywell heat-only stats on each of the 3 zones, my question is.
    Is there a special type of...
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    Yea, In IA we a tearing decks that were built...

    Yea, In IA we a tearing decks that were built like that down. They were constructed with 2x4 decking material like cedar or maybe redwood (redwood is too expensive to build with in this area) and...
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    removing chimney? where does it go after the 1st...

    removing chimney? where does it go after the 1st floor ceiling? through 2nd floor or just into attic & through roof? If the house is a ranch style then I would take it down from the roof down to...
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    maybe way late, BUT personally I hate hanging fo...

    maybe way late, BUT personally I hate hanging fo someone else to finish. I can "makeup" for imperfections (maybe a screw pop or smething like that) if I'm finishing my own work. If they hire a...
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    yep 1) remove toilet and vanity 2) scrape glue...

    yep
    1) remove toilet and vanity
    2) scrape glue off floor
    3) re-float floor with self leveling concrete (if needed) if installing tile try to minimize any dips and crack or really rough concrete....
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    AZ. Am I calculating this right according to...

    AZ.
    Am I calculating this right according to IRC
    12'x12' room
    12x12=144sf
    144sf*.05=7.2sf
    Does this mean that for venting I would need 7.2sf of clear opening in the room? Do door opening count...
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    It's NOT uncommon for someone to install a...

    It's NOT uncommon for someone to install a basment where a crawl space or partial basement once existed. The cost I've heard is around 30k-50k. We are blessed to have a amish community close by and...
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    Amen frenchie, And you'll probally keep a friend...

    Amen frenchie, And you'll probally keep a friend this way also. I've been bidding work for 12yrs and still can get into some that I WISH I could do T&M.
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