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    antifreeze protection for hydronic heat

    I have a closed system hydronic heating system in my workshop. I want to protect it in case of power failure during the winter months. What type of antifreeze do you recommend? It's not connected to...
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    additional comments

    Seweratz,
    Thanks for the input. I took a look at the deluxe system that uses two pumps and two batteries side by side in the crock. I'm not sure my crock is big enough for that system. One thing I...
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    sump system recommendations

    I have a sump crock with a primary (110 volt pump) and a secondary backup, that is basically a 12 volt bilge type pump sold by Water Ace. It discharges through the same line as the primary pump and...
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    water heater vent stack

    HJ
    The water heater is in a separate building but since it has garage doors on it, it needs to be on a pedestal. Here it also needs to be protected from impact. That means either 4 inch steel...
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    water heater vent stack

    NH,
    Sorry to disappoint you on the wrench throwing, it is installed on an 18 inch pedestal!

    Eric
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    water heater vent stack

    HJ,
    It wasn't a question of taking a chance with single wall, I didn't know any better. I assumed since the heater had a normal 4 inch stack on top of it, that single wall would be acceptable,...
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    water heater vent stack

    I'm running a standard water heater in my garage. It's a 75 gal Brad White with a 4" vent. Do I need to run double insulated vent piping? I temporarily put it in with standard 4 inch vent, through a...
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    LP to NG conversion

    Yes, I had my hot water heater converted from Propane to NG when they ran a line past my house. I had to have a licensed plumber order the kit from the hot water heater manufacturer and he installed...
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    Toto Drake

    Well I have been lurking here for a while and asking a few questions now and then. I bought my first Toto Drake on Saturday and installed it. I see why you pros like it. It was very easy to put...
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    cutting drain pipe

    Jim,
    Thanks for the reply. I didn't know they made inside pipe cutters. That would be the ticket if you had one. I have looked at Kerdi systems and they look really nice. I'm using hardie backer...
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    Cutting drain pipe for new shower

    When I had my house built, I had a plumber rough in the underfloor drains for a basement bathroom including a sewage crock. He left the pipes sticking out of the floor and capped. Now, I'm finishing...
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    Brad White water heater

    Hello,
    I have a Bradford White water heater model MI75S5CN10. We had very windy conditions here over the weekend and the pilot blew out. I noticed a gas smell when this happened. The main burner...
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    Sump Pumps

    Thanks Redwood,
    I was sort of hoping to find a piggyback unit that can use the same discharge pipe.

    Eric
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    pump recommendation

    Hi Guys,
    I have a sump pump and I need to add a battery back up unit for it. I'm finishing the basement and want to make sure that I don't have any issues with a pump not running. Been there, done...
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    radiant heat follow up

    To NH master,
    Mine is a gas fired system, it's not electric. I'm not sure where that thought came from. Electric powered hot water radiant heat makes no fiscal sense at all.

    Eric
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    Update on Radiant heating

    I see this original thread generated a lot of posts about radiant heating methods. My system is up and running here in Michigan where the weather is getting pretty cold. So far my building is...
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    ultrasonic leak detectors

    Redwood,
    Who sells those and how much do they cost?

    Thanks!

    Eric
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    leak testing copper piping project

    I've constructed a radiant heating system distribution panel for my garage. I purchased some of the pieces prebuilt, I've connected and fabricated the rest of the stuff. I'm comfortable sweating...
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    radiant heating

    I am building a 30 x 36 garage. It's 2 x 6 construction with attic trusses. I end up with an 18 x 30 room upstairs. I am putting radiant tubing in the slab and also under the second floor...
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    phone conversation with tech support

    I just got off the phone with them and described my two different scenarios. They told me that they did in fact release a new valve last year due to the need for low profile tanks. They said that...
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    Champion toilets

    Thanks for the info. I tried to chat online with their helpline today, but they suggested I call instead. I have two more toilets in my house to replace and am looking at the Toto brand. I know you...
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    Champion Toilets

    I know there are issues with Champion toilets, I've read the thread on here about them. When I bought one from HD, I thought it would be great to have a toilet that didn't need to be plunged as...
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    Champion Toilets

    I know there are pages devoted to this wonderful toilet already in this forum. I fell for the bait and bought two of them a couple of years ago not realizing all the comments in this forum. However,...
  24. Thread: banging noise

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    water hammer arresters

    Maybe I'm missing something here, but if the arresters eventually fill with water and become ineffective, how would draining the plumbing help fix that? If you drain the plumbing, the arresters are...
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    teflon tape on pipe

    As far as I know, you should never use anything under a compression ferrule except clean pipe, if that is your question. The other thing recommended on compression fittings is a little oil on the...
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