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    Plumbing a toekick heater?

    Hi,

    I want to install a small toekick heater in my kitchen and was wondering if I need to use a venturi T fitting where it taps into the main baseboard heating loop. My concern is that the...
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    So I’m still a little unclear on mating PVC to...

    So I’m still a little unclear on mating PVC to cast iron sewer pipe. I believe I have a “hub” type CI pipe in the basement. It has a “4” stamped in the side and the 3” copper plugs into that,...
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    Thanks HJ, good point on the "straight down"...

    Thanks HJ, good point on the "straight down" comment, LOL. Sounds like all PVC is the way to go. Just need to figure how to get the 3" copper piece out of the cast sewer stub and what transition...
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    Jay's whole- house renovation

    Hi,

    Just purchased (and gutted) a '68 ranch that's in excellent shape but dated. The main bath is being reorganized (fixture locations changing) and a new powder room is being added. The...
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    Great, thanks!

    Great, thanks!
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    Basic electric service panel questions

    I'm having a home inspection this weekend on the house I'm selling and I'm a little concerned about the electrical inspection.

    A couple quick questions:
    1) For a 200 amp service, you draw 200...
  7. Thanks everyone for all the input, I think I have...

    Thanks everyone for all the input, I think I have enough to go on!
  8. So assuming that's a problem, or could be, what...

    So assuming that's a problem, or could be, what other options are there for plumbing a basement WM?
  9. Thanks Jim. I easily have 83 inches to the...

    Thanks Jim. I easily have 83 inches to the bottom of the joists, more if I go up inside to the subfloor. The standpipe sounds like a length of vertical pipe above...what, a trap? How tall does...
  10. How high can a washing machine pump water "uphill"?

    I want to install a washing machine in the basement of a house I just bought. We have a septic system where the cleanout for the sewer pipe enters horizontally through the foundation 54 inches off...
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    hj: it's a true "built-in" stove with a dress...

    hj: it's a true "built-in" stove with a dress flange that sits on top of the granite countertop. On installation, we'll "slide" it in after connecting the flex supply (hopefully without munching up...
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    Fwiw, I had a similar situation in my bathroom,...

    Fwiw, I had a similar situation in my bathroom, where the tile I installed 10 years ago ended up flush with the new finished floor. I tried the thicker wax rings and double wax rings, but every...
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    Well, after all the careful planning, I feel...

    Well, after all the careful planning, I feel really foolish about not having run a branch off either of my 2 GFI countertop circuits, which would have been simple before the walls were up!

    Jim-...
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    All good stuff. My cabinets just arrived, so I...

    All good stuff.
    My cabinets just arrived, so I have the luxury of actually looking at and measuring clearances rather than going by catalogue numbers. The cabinet immediately to the right of the...
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    Thanks Dave. And for the reminder about the GFI.

    Thanks Dave. And for the reminder about the GFI.
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    Thanks guys. Rigid pipe up and over, then flex.

    Thanks guys. Rigid pipe up and over, then flex.
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    Outlet inside peninsula cabinet

    I'd like to put a utility outlet on the end of a peninsula. The cabinet is a slide out trash container and there's enough clearance inside for a shallow outlet box, so no problem there. What i'm...
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    Natural gas shutoff for built in stove

    Can the gas shutoff for a stove be located below the floor, in the basement? There is easy access there.

    I ask the question because the alternative is to come up through an adjacent base cabinet...
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    Thanks for the quick reply Terry. I got the...

    Thanks for the quick reply Terry. I got the torch running...

    My supply stubs come up through the floor. Would you put the T below the floor to make a separate stub off the hot supply or T off...
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    OK, getting ready to put supply stubs to sink. ...

    OK, getting ready to put supply stubs to sink. Shutoffs will go in the sinkbase.

    Question on the DW supply: can I simply "T" off the hot supply line inside the sinkbase (below the sink shutoff),...
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    If you have easy access from below (basement in...

    If you have easy access from below (basement in my case) can the hot and cold shutoffs for a kitchen sink be located there instead of inside the sinkbase? Also, does the dishwasher have to have a...
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    Went ahead and ran both wires. Easy enough to...

    Went ahead and ran both wires. Easy enough to do.

    Thanks guys,

    Jay
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    LL: I suppose if I was on Gilligan's Island, me...

    LL: I suppose if I was on Gilligan's Island, me and the professor could probably rig up the 3-way the way you suggest (probably with a couple coconut shells thrown in for good measure). But Lutron...
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    Dishwasher/disposal wiring

    Do a disposal and DW HAVE to be on separate circuits? I have 2 circuits allocated for them, but one has plenty of capacity to run both. Can I simplify and run both off the one?

    Also, Can the...
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    Right hj. This whole issue caught me a bit off...

    Right hj. This whole issue caught me a bit off guard. A few weeks back I confirmed there were products available called "3-way dimmers", then proceeded to do the electrical rough in, running the...
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