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    Bath tub replacement cost?

    Hi Everyone,

    I am planning to replace my old bath tub with new one.
    New one will be “Steam Shower + Hot Tub + Sauna”
    complete unit (tub with all walls and ceiling).
    Some plumbing and...
  2. Since you have to redo the job you may consider...

    Since you have to redo the job you may consider to modify yours installation a bit.

    I did the same job recently and I thought it would be wise to install unions and shutoff
    valves on both sides,...
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    Dear pacts, If the pump is above 25’ (30’...

    Dear pacts,



    If the pump is above 25’ (30’ best case max) water line in the well you CANNOT
    get even SINGLE DROP of water even if you put together ALL pumps in entire
    universe! And if you...
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    The right place for the PVR is where main supply...

    The right place for the PVR is where main supply line entered

    the house right after main shutoff valve and before or after

    water meter. Looks like yours in a right place.

    Do you have an...
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    I am not sure did I get it right but looks like...

    I am not sure did I get it right but looks like your pump is OUTSIDE the well somewhere
    on the ground. If this is a case and water level is below 30’ your pump you will not
    have ANY water at all...
  6. Thread: Air Chambers

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    Info

    I had a very hard time to find a place where I can buy these arrestors:
    http://www.**************.com/waterhammerarresters.html
    But yes, they are doing the job.

    - Vitaliy
  7. Thread: DIY Sewer Cam

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    Hi Jason, Do a search and/or research. I just...

    Hi Jason,

    Do a search and/or research. I just gave you an idea.
    Cables could be a bit pricy but this way all your equipment
    will be outside in a clean environment.
    Sorry, for image transfer you...
  8. Thread: DIY Sewer Cam

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    Why not to use just a single core fiber optic...

    Why not to use just a single core fiber optic cables?
    You will need two cores – one to feed light and another
    one to get back image.
    This way you can inspect even 2” pipes.

    - Vitaliy
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    Thank you all for the sheared experience. ...

    Thank you all for the sheared experience.

    Well, looks like I don’t have any option at all
    or did I missed something? :eek:

    - Vitaliy
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    Jimbo, I live in Massachusetts since September...

    Jimbo,

    I live in Massachusetts since September 1992.
    All gas stations had ‘self service” pumps and only few had “full service”
    (i.e. assisted) pumps in ADDITION to “self service”.

    Are you...
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    Bathtub refinishing experience?

    Hi Guys,

    I know, you are all for total bathtub replacement but at this time for me
    this is not an option. My wife also categorically rejected the idea to use
    plastic insert. So looks like my...
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    Poll: Hi Tery, Ops, I missed “SanaGloss” on general...

    Hi Tery,

    Ops, I missed “SanaGloss” on general description Toto web page.
    However spec does not have word “SanaGloss” in it.
    My unit did not have any sticker/emblem or so but yes, bowl looks...
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    Poll: SanaGloss or not?

    Is my Ultramax TOTO model number MS854114S-01 SanaGloss or not?
    I have not seen “SanaGloss” mentioned in spec, on box and
    even on TOTO web page next to Ultramax toilets.

    Thank you,

    - Vitaliy
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    You should have Taco control valves or similar....

    You should have Taco control valves or similar.
    If you have common circulator pump and control valve for each zone
    then zone thermostats are turning ON and OFF correspondent zone valve
    and valve’s...
  15. Thread: NPT-to-NPS?

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    Threads compatibility?

    Hi Jimbo,

    OK, forget about that valve.
    I really would like to understand threading compatibility issue.
    It is clear that NPS-to-NPS is OK with gasket seal and NPT-to-NPT
    is OK with Teflon Tape...
  16. Thread: NPT-to-NPS?

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    Confused?

    Hi Jimbo,

    Your assumption is correct but now I am confused.
    OK, valve outlet is a 1/2 FIP.
    If I can screw in 1/2 IPS close nipple then why I cannot screw it right on
    faucet inlet which is also...
  17. Thread: NPT-to-NPS?

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    Adaptors and happy wife.

    Hi Jimbo,

    So, could you please advice what adaptors to use or which
    check valves to buy and WHERE??? to buy them (for some reason
    I cannot find these things at all, i.e. place where to buy)?
    ...
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    Sensor Faucets

    Hi Terry,

    OPS! Somehow I missed your offer on sensor faucets.
    Please let me know what you can offer.

    Thank you,

    - Vitaliy

    PS.
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    Hi Jimbo, Yes, you made a point! I bought...

    Hi Jimbo,

    Yes, you made a point!
    I bought that Ez-Faucet toy. (BTW so far it works OK)
    HJ made a very good point about potential cross connection problem.
    I don’t like to introduce problems....
  20. Thread: NPT-to-NPS?

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    NPT-to-NPS?

    Hi,

    Can I put together two fittings if one is NPT and another one is NPS
    or this must not be done under any circumstances?

    Thank you,

    - Vitaliy
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    Hi Jimbo, After few hours of research I found...

    Hi Jimbo,

    After few hours of research I found similar system:
    http://www.h2obreaker.com/
    Logic/algorithm, convenience of use and definitely price for this one
    seems to be better but “Flologic”...
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    HJ, But what if problem happens somewhere in...

    HJ,

    But what if problem happens somewhere in the heating loop itself
    (leaking radiator, etc.)?

    - Vitaliy
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    HJ, I understand, I may find a frozen house...

    HJ,

    I understand, I may find a frozen house but my question was:
    What is the safest way to leave house unattended for a long time?
    Of course, there is no way to be protected against everything...
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    Oh well, at least HD is not to far from my house....

    Oh well, at least HD is not to far from my house.

    How about that shutoff valve?

    - Vitaliy
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    Boiler safety during vacation?

    Hi Everyone,

    I have hot water radiant heating system.
    Whenever we are out for a long time (vacation) my main water supply
    is turned off. At summer time my boiler is also turned off but during...
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