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    thanks for the confirmation Terry. HJ - I was...

    thanks for the confirmation Terry.

    HJ - I was planning on installing a p=trap, but now that you bring it up I realized it was going to end up more like an s-trap based on how close it is to the...
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    hey all - re-built the stack and started the...

    hey all - re-built the stack and started the rough-in for the bathroom and was hoping to get comments or sign-off on the design. Some photos are below for your reference.

    The one question I do...
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    Yes - a clean-out was definitely in the plan, was...

    Yes - a clean-out was definitely in the plan, was going to position it just over the tee where the 2" line comes into the stack. Thanks again for the advice.
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    Thanks for the responses. I realized after...

    Thanks for the responses. I realized after posting that if I really want the 4" stack I don't need to open up the floor - as long as I can remove those 3" fittings in the photo I can try to donut a...
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    Waste stack - 2 baths - upgrade to 4"?

    Hey all,

    I am remodeling 1 full bathroom and setting up a tie-in for another future full bath. I removed most of the existing cast iron stack which was 3", and just as it enters the basement slab...
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    thanks for the replies - considering I'm...

    thanks for the replies - considering I'm neck-deep in a kitchen/bath/living room renovation that is taking longer than my significant other had expected - I think I'll call in a pro to check it out....
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    thanks for the reply -- is the high limit setting...

    thanks for the reply -- is the high limit setting something I can adjust relatively easily or is it best to call in a pro?

    thanks
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    Violent hammering in second zone

    Hi all -- I have a gas-fired boiler with two zones - basement and main living floor (its a ranch). Whenever I turn up the stat in the basement, there is some pretty violent hammering until the...
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    thanks Terry, I'll leave mine in and hopefully...

    thanks Terry, I'll leave mine in and hopefully the inspector won't have an issue with them.
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    What is a "future tee"?

    I'm sure this is a dumb question but today is the first time I have heard that term. I've looked for a definition but can't find one, only references to future tees. My assumption is a tee with a...
  11. thanks for the replies -- I was looking at the...

    thanks for the replies -- I was looking at the Rheem Fury Direct Vent, and the manual does say that if the heater is in an unconfined space - mine is - then infiltration air is adequate for proper...
  12. Connect Direct Vent WaterHeater to chimney flue?

    Can you connect a direct vent hot water heater to a standard masonry chimney flue? Reason I ask -- my water heater has pretty much died so I need to purchase a new one. I also know that my chimney...
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    how's this look? I'm personally not crazy about...

    how's this look? I'm personally not crazy about that double street 45 connection, seems like a place for "it" to slow down and potentially collect.

    thoughts?
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    according to Taunton's "Code Check Complete" --...

    according to Taunton's "Code Check Complete" -- the IRC does not require W.C.s to be vented - see pics. That being said -- I think I might be able to replace that Wye with a 4x4x4 long sweep (with...
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    thanks for the reply HJ -- I have attached...

    thanks for the reply HJ -- I have attached another pic with the lav waste roughed in, I'll remove that cabinet to give access to the cleanout.

    I'm in Jersey and I believe we are IRC which does not...
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    Review my waste lines before I glue please

    hey guys,

    just finished the dry fit of my new kitchen and powder room waste lines, but before I get ahead of myself and glue everything up I would love to get some comments from the pros. I'm...
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    thanks for the recommendations Cass - that should...

    thanks for the recommendations Cass - that should help narrow my search.
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    Hot Water Heater Recommendation?

    just took a freezing cold shower - not fun. Time to replace the hot water heater, it is 15-20 years old an as the home inspector put it "past its useful service life".

    I was looking at the...
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    thanks MG -- I find that taking the time to draw...

    thanks MG -- I find that taking the time to draw it out saves me a huge amount of time, both when shopping for the parts I need and doing the actual work. I think I'm going to make the effort to get...
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    thank you very much for the replies, I really...

    thank you very much for the replies, I really appreciate it. Regarding the 4x4x2 tee wye, I understand it needs to be a combo fitting, I just had the wrong language I guess. Couple things I would...
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    thanks Markts30 -- I had a feeling that was my...

    thanks Markts30 -- I had a feeling that was my only option even though I don't like the look of it. If you care to take a look at my proposed plan I started another thread here:
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    Review my Kitchen Waste line plan

    Would love to get some confirmation on my plans to install a new waste line for my kitchen sink. Hopefully the sketch is comprehensive enough. My main concerns are.
    1. do I need a clean-out on the...
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    thanks for the reply Cookie -- I should have been...

    thanks for the reply Cookie -- I should have been more accurate describing my plans. I want to completely remove all of the existing waste and supply lines and re-plumb with new, including a new...
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    advice on tricky sink waste rough-in

    hi all,

    I'm just getting into my kitchen remodel and need some advice on how to run the kitchen waste and supply lines. Hopefully the attached photos with notes should show it all, but in a...
  25. Help - Identify Old Amer. Stand. Mixing Valve

    first time poster, hoping someone can help me out. I have an old American Standard single lever shower mixing valve that has been leaking like crazy.

    I have attached photos since they are worth a...
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