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    Any reason not to just run the vent straight...

    Any reason not to just run the vent straight through the foundation to the outside world? That's what I was going to do if I went the PV route (which is looking likely).
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    Thanks Dana. Assuming I'm in the ballpark on...

    Thanks Dana.

    Assuming I'm in the ballpark on the SS liner, it sounds like power vent or direct vent is my best option.
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    My heating system is not hydronic. I guess I...

    My heating system is not hydronic.

    I guess I must be vastly underestimating the cost of a tankless install. It's been a while since I looked into tankless, but my lack of warm showers has forced...
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    RIP 21 y.o. Rheem. What's next?

    My 1988 40 gallon Rheem water heater gave up the ghost last week and it's time for a new one.

    I'm open to all suggestions, short of a cow patty fired stove, due to lack of available cow patties in...
  5. Tub drain/waste/overflow escutcheon placement with respect to finished floor

    How's that for a descriptive title? :)

    I'm installing a small clawfoot tub (if I ever get it refinished) and I bought all new decorative hardware for it.

    Here's the rough in plumbing for it:
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    AFAIK, all my supply lines are copper.

    AFAIK, all my supply lines are copper.
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    FWIW, I just installed a Laing Autocirc1 and also...

    FWIW, I just installed a Laing Autocirc1 and also noticed a noise emanating from my walls afterwards. I'm curious to know what is going on.
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    I just installed the Laing Autocirc1 (there is a...

    I just installed the Laing Autocirc1 (there is a '2' model now). Be advised that if you have a pedestal sink (like I do), you can probably forget about tucking the pump out of the way.

    It works...
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    :mad: ...

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    https://www.buywcm.com/egl/products/images/V22%20gray.jpg

    Anything else jumping out at anyone before I take this all up with the owner of the company?
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    BTW, the electrical went in before the plumbing. ...

    BTW, the electrical went in before the plumbing. I know that's less than optimal, but I didn't have a lot of choice given the circumstances. I don't know if the electrician was trying to leave room...
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    I only have two hands or I'd take a picture with...

    I only have two hands or I'd take a picture with a level on it. It's going the wrong way. This concerns me.



    I bought all the PE to do this and left it in the bathroom and hoped they would...
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    Concerned about my new plumbing rough in

    I've been out of town the last couple of days while plumbers were roughing in a full bath for me. Yes, I am fastidious, but I have some concerns, so I'm looking for feedback on what has been done.
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    Keep in mind there is more than one kind of foam....

    Keep in mind there is more than one kind of foam. There are expanding (looks like shaving cream) and non-expanding foams. Within the expanding category, there are open and closed cell varieties.
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    3 out of 4 are exterior walls.

    3 out of 4 are exterior walls.
  15. I'm planning on shutoffs for the sink and toilet....

    I'm planning on shutoffs for the sink and toilet. The tub was the only fixture in question. The bathroom is 1st floor and will only be a few feet away from a (new) 1/4 turn stop and waste ball...
  16. If you're referring to my comment that the lines...

    If you're referring to my comment that the lines would be 'partially visible,' I misspoke (typed?) a bit. I just meant the lines would be near a wall - somewhat inconspicuous - but you would be able...
  17. If you google the overstock.com model #...

    If you google the overstock.com model # (CCK2141PL), the first hit is for a measurement PDF for the Elements of Design model edk2141pl.

    Google that and you'll find an identical-looking product,...
  18. rmelo99 - thanks for the info. Does that have 3...

    rmelo99 - thanks for the info. Does that have 3 3/8" holes? I didn't see that anywhere in the description.
  19. As a recently laid off person, I think that's out...

    As a recently laid off person, I think that's out of my budget.
  20. I've been told that the alluded to shop is the...

    I've been told that the alluded to shop is the highest place to buy stuff in the tri-state.
  21. Quality of decorative supply lines and drain/overflow for clawfoot tubs?

    I'm doing a bath remodel with a vintage 4' cast iron tub, with wall mount faucet.

    I need everything to get this going like I want - new faucet/riser, ring, supply lines, and drain/waste.

    I've...
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    I solved my own problem by working around it. ...

    I solved my own problem by working around it.

    The wall opposite this wall doesn't have the joists in place - it has empty space where a DWV could happily run. So I'm instead going to swap the...
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    That's what I would do. I just tore out a...

    That's what I would do.

    I just tore out a bathroom where a very poor drywall job was done on top of an original plaster and lathe wall. The tape had busted everywhere and I wanted to insulate the...
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    Thanks hj. Hopefully these pix will help. ...

    Thanks hj.

    Hopefully these pix will help. Bottom of the wall in question:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/3092795491_a05e8094bb_b.jpg

    The right side is sitting on the foundation (again,...
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    Running DWV through framing in an old house

    Hello all,

    I have an older (1914) house where a back porch was framed in and converted at some point to a half bath. I am now wanting to convert that half bath to full.

    I have a boatload of...
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