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    Oh there is hot water at all taps -- its just not...

    Oh there is hot water at all taps -- its just not hot.
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    Here in Lincoln NE, we have some of the lowest...

    Here in Lincoln NE, we have some of the lowest electric rates in the country. LES is public owned and run.
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    in shower tankless water heater

    I am very dis-heartened by the amount of tankless "bashing" that seems to go on here.

    People need to understand that Tankless is NOT good for every situation just like a standard tank heater is...
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    I'd be willing to use a low pressure system but I...

    I'd be willing to use a low pressure system but I think it'd be hard to get the water up to the toilet on the second floor.

    The reservoir will be several plastic 50 gallon barrels. I plan on...
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    Pressure Pump for rainwater/toilet system...

    I am thinking of setting up a rain water system to be used for toilet water. I'll have the tanks in my basement and have them go thru several filters. I also will have it setup to make up with line...
  6. It looks just like the proflex I was using...

    It looks just like the proflex I was using...
  7. That must be a specialty item can't find it...

    That must be a specialty item can't find it anywhere local here -- even the plumbing shops...

    Anyplace online? Thanks...
  8. Oh yeah, I don't expect it to hold for long --...

    Oh yeah, I don't expect it to hold for long -- just until I can get everything lined up to do it...


    Then the plumbers that did my house didn't know what they were doing... It looks like they cut...
  9. Gary, I want to apologize. I was angry when I...

    Gary, I want to apologize. I was angry when I read your response and read more into it than was there.

    Actually, I went back last night to check on it and the leak has totally stopped. (this is...
  10. Well for one thing the cast was "cast" uneven. ...

    Well for one thing the cast was "cast" uneven. The pipe wall nearest to the wall is horribly thin while the other side is over twice as thick. I could see a little irregular and maybe some internal...
  11. I feel for you... I too had a basement full of...

    I feel for you... I too had a basement full of copper-galvanized with no unions. (made worse because its a two story and they had used 1/2" right out of the 5/8" meter!)

    I ended up pulling all...
  12. excuse me, for not knowing "the lingo". Its a...

    excuse me, for not knowing "the lingo". Its a sleeve, with a ridge in the center covered by a band and strap... you want the serial and part number too? I was under the impression that when people...
  13. Umm, it was leaking worse BEFORE I changed this. ...

    Umm, it was leaking worse BEFORE I changed this. It is leaking MUCH less now.

    And they are 2 different widths, but the band and clamps fit right in the center portion of the fernco and when all...
  14. how to connect cast iron to pvc in a vertical run

    I have a vertical section of 4" cast in my house that needs replaced. We pulled out the cast with the breaker and there was no option to keep the old hub (due to the builders lack of planning). We...
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    That would make sense... They did have a furnace...

    That would make sense... They did have a furnace (coal I think) down there but took it out at sometime and added on two rooms on the first floor and may have extended the basement (it still not...
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    Oh yeah there is a jack under that part of the...

    Oh yeah there is a jack under that part of the house that had to have put in in the 70's. I actually have planned to get 4 more jacks to shore up other sections of the house.

    Sill looks good... I...
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    Tell me about it. I call it "functionally...

    Tell me about it. I call it "functionally challenged". The architects don't have to crawl around and work that area is why they design stuff like that.
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    Well considering we are talking 100 years of...

    Well considering we are talking 100 years of settling and it probably only settled 2 or 3 inches (just enough for the huge cast iron joints to bow up the floor), I think that reasonable. They had a...
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    Old cast iron DWV problems

    I am doing some work in my 1910ish house in its second floor bathroom. I currently has a Cast iron DWV pipe that is probably 4 inch or bigger. the problem is that while the house is settling -- the...
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    I can't bait them, my darn cat catches the things...

    I can't bait them, my darn cat catches the things and eats them (good for it catching them but poison is bad for cats!)

    I've been using peanut butter with a combination of a live trap and a whole...
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    Its un-finished with a concrete floor (just...

    Its un-finished with a concrete floor (just crudely put over dirt and uneven)

    its a decent temp down there and not too damp unless something is leaking...
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    Old house wiring...

    My house was built around 1910 (had old single wires running through joists with porcelain tubes), then in 1950's or 1960's they remodeled the house to a duplex and changed Most (not all, more on...
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    Old house with old air ducts...

    I have a 2 story house built around 1910 that was changed to a duplex sometime in the 1960's or 1950's. The furnace is a unit that was put it in the 1970's and uses new(er) flat and round ducts. ...
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