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  1. My boiler will allow a dhw priority zone which...

    My boiler will allow a dhw priority zone which will override the outdoor reset temp, so I can dial in a setpoint for water to the heat exchanger. I can understand the comment about having shaky...
  2. Highest efficiency/lowest cost solution, recirc loop

    I currently have a mod/con boiler, buderus gb142-30. I'm thinking about upgrading my hot water heater, which is nearing end of life, to take advantage of the high efficiency boiler, and I've been...
  3. I am replacing the entire stack, so damaging...

    I am replacing the entire stack, so damaging connections above is not a problem. I can secure the pipe from up above in the attic, in fact I wouldn't mind cutting a hole in the drywall and securing...
  4. Destroying cast iron wye from the inside out

    I'm going to start a project soon to gut my kitchen, exposing 2/3 of an old cast iron wye in the bathroom above. Two plumbers have now told me that the wye will probably not be able to be removed by...
  5. I've fairly new to all of this, but I've...

    I've fairly new to all of this, but I've researched the manifolds fairly heavily for my upcoming install. My input is that the actuators seem to be specialized for that particular brand and type of...
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    How big are your rads/rooms? My bathroom is small...

    How big are your rads/rooms? My bathroom is small and the radiator is small, so I'm assuming the 1/2" oxy pex would work well for that, there are two small bedrooms, roughly 10x11 each, with larger...
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    I'm not terribly concerned with the termination...

    I'm not terribly concerned with the termination method for the ox barrier pex, I was leaning towards a type A with stainless steel clamps, but regardless, all of the connections should end up...
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    Thanks for the input. There are 3" pipes in the...

    Thanks for the input. There are 3" pipes in the basement, I think that would be another benefit of re-piping, moving away from those (eventually).

    Any preferences on material to replace with? Ox...
  9. Thanks for the reply. I'm somewhat worried about...

    Thanks for the reply. I'm somewhat worried about the waste line, I had redone the stucco on the wall where the stack is, and i remember the sheathing was cut out in places for the hubs of the waste...
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    Iron radiator piping life span

    I asked this question in the plumbing forum (as part of a larger question), but I think it might be more appropriate here.

    I am embarking on a full kitchen renovation soon, and will be exposing...
  11. Service life of iron and copper: 80 year old house

    I am embarking on a full kitchen renovation soon, and there are a couple questions I have not been able to find good answers for on the internet. I figured I would ask them here, after using this...
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