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    Toilet Flange

    I'm currently drywalling my bathroom but I'm planning forward for installing the toilet. I'm going to be pouring some self levelling cement at some point and the toilet pipe and flange will be...
  2. Thread: WH lifetimes

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    Yup, it's gas

    Yes, it's a gas heater and I'm now just realizing that it could blow at any moment....... Based on everything I've been reading a Bradford White would be a good replacement so I'm tracking down...
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    My 2 cents

    I had to respond to this post. I'm in the middle of researching water heaters because I'm in desperate need of a new one. My water heater still works but I can't imagine how low it's efficency rating...
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    Legs vx Flat Bottom

    For those of you have installed many water heaters what do you think about the difference between those with 3 legs and those that have a flat base? Do you find that when the basement floor is uneven...
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    Legs

    For those of you have installed many water heaters what do you think about the difference between those with 3 legs and those that have a flat base? Do you find that when the basement floor is uneven...
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    Gas Heater

    Thanks! I'm looking for a 40 gallon natural gas water heater. All of the big box stores here in Canada sell tanks with very little insulation and I've been reading blogs suggesting that the big box...
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    Water Heater Questions

    I'm looking for a new tank style water heater and I have a few questions.

    1. The R factor of the insulation varies from heater to heater. Do water heater insulation blankets work very well?

    2....
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    Yes, it's copper.

    Yes, it's copper.
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    Okay, so given... A 3-wire cable would give...

    Okay, so given...

    A 3-wire cable would give you 30A @ 120v, or 3600 watts.
    A 4-wire cable would give you 30A @ 120/240v, or 7200 watts.

    and "Watts = Volts x Amps" and

    3600 = 120 * 30 ...
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    Another Question

    Thanks for all the replies. I really appreciate it.....:)

    Here's another question. It seems to me that the simplest way to do this is to add a lug sub panel that uses the breakers in the main...
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    Wires

    Okay, good. The cable has 4 wires, a red, black, white and a bare wire. I'm hoping that I could add a small panel with 4 breakers. I mentioned a 10 amp breaker because I would like to run a dedicated...
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    Discovered a 10 AWG Cable

    I live in an old house and I have been doing some renovating. I was looking for a way to get to my electrical panel because I'd like to run a couple of new circuits into my basement. Given the...
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    Too Funny!

    This is Too Funny! I had the same problem on my basement bathroom project. I had to redo all the plumbing in the bathroom so I pulled it all out and then put all new piping in. The upstairs...
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    On to Plumbing now......

    I've started plumbing in my bathroom. As it turns out I have to replace all of it because what was behind the walls was kind of a joke! :eek: Anyway, I've bought a 1700 series Delta valve and a hand...
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    Glue.....

    Yes, the glue....I've already had one round with the glue. I spent quite a few miserable hours scraping it off the entire bathroom floor with a 4 inch Richard's scraper. I went through quite a few...
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    Update

    Hey guys...Thanks for compliments, put a smile on my face :)

    I've made a few strides since I last posted. Before I filled the hole with the sand and gravel I drilled nine 1/2 inch diameter holes,...
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    Compression or Solder Fitting

    Does it matter if one uses a compression or a solder fitting for use as a bathroom shut off valve? Just two valves that shut off the shower, sink and toilet in the bathroom. Is there any reason not...
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    Drain In

    I finally put the drain in. The job was a little tricky given I wanted the riser coming off the P-trap to be perfectly plumb so the Kerdi Drain I stick on top will be level. Further, getting the...
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    Moving on

    So, I cut my old P-trap off. I used a small Makita grinder with at cutting wheel and it didn't take too long. I then cleaned up the end with a scraper and put on a temporary plug. As soon as I decide...
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    Floor Drain and Other Questions

    I've decided to build a tile shower stall and use the Schluter Shower System. So, I have a few more questions;

    My existing cement floor had tile on it and it was removed (see pictures above)....
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    Next Step

    Now that I have the existing drain exposed I need advice as to how to remove the old P-Trap and then conect the new PVC pipe to it? My first thought is to get a grinder with a cutting wheel and cut...
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    A Little Further Along

    Okay, so I busted out the concrete to see what I am dealing with. These are the steps I took;

    1. Purchased a Bosch diamond concrete cutting blade for my 7 1\2 inch circular saw and then scored the...
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    Vent Question

    Another question... Can I connect a new vent to an existing vent? In my basement bathroom there is definately one vent for the sink but I'm not sure if the toilet and shower drain are already...
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    Water Down the other fixtures

    Okay, so I turned on full both taps at the sink and the water in the shower drain did not move at all. I then flushed the toilet and the water in the shower drain moved but it was barely perceptible...
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    More investigating

    Okay, so I'll have to move the P-Trap. Since the current drain isn't used it was dry so I just poured a gallon of water down it. A water line was created about 1/3 up the pipe so there is an existing...
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