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    Could you just install a valve on the gas pipe as...

    Could you just install a valve on the gas pipe as it comes up through the floor behind your stove (there should be a recess in the back of the stove for this purpose)? If clearance is an issue, you...
  2. What's inside the wall that is preventing the box...

    What's inside the wall that is preventing the box from sitting flush and how proud does it sit from the wall? A picture of two would be very helpful. If the box is being obstructed by something...
  3. Do tubular PVC slip joints loosen over time?

    It's been around a year since I re-plumbed the trap for our kitchen sink with tubular PVC, and I found a large puddle of water in our sink base cabinet a few days ago. When I checked the fittings...
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    I might be missing something, but you should be...

    I might be missing something, but you should be able to find a 100A main lug only (mlo) subpanel that accepts 6 gauge wire. You might even be able to convert your current subpanel with the right...
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    If you have a gas range top, I believe the NEC...

    If you have a gas range top, I believe the NEC allows you to put it on one of your 20A small appliance branch circuits, so you shouldn't need to run a 15A circuit just for that (I guess the...
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    I'm no expert, but the tables in the fuel gas...

    I'm no expert, but the tables in the fuel gas code show the capacity of 3/8 copper for LP at 11" wc as only 188K BTU/hr at 10 feet and 129K BTU/hr at 20 feet with a pressure drop of .5" wc. An...
  7. "BTW, the Viega tech support rep told me that the...

    "BTW, the Viega tech support rep told me that the Great Stuff fire block foam was NOT compatible and should not be used with Pex."

    That's good to know. I've never run pex before, but I'll make...
  8. I've used the Great Stuff fireblock spray foam,...

    I've used the Great Stuff fireblock spray foam, and I think it's easier to apply than caulk (especially in tight places). The safety data sheet doesn't mention any incompatibility with pex.
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    Lenox also makes a tinning flux that you should...

    Lenox also makes a tinning flux that you should be able to find at Lowes. It also helped me to use a solder with a slightly lower melting point (Lenox's version is "Sterling").
  10. If the pipe isn't the problem, then maybe the...

    If the pipe isn't the problem, then maybe the ferrule is deformed. Maybe try replacing that and reinstalling the valve.
  11. Another non-professional opinion, but if you...

    Another non-professional opinion, but if you wanted to use hard pipe you could cut out everything back to the elbow, preassemble a new pipe section with a key valve, and then join that section back...
  12. Thread: Oven gas line

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    If you're going to use CSST, I would use one of...

    If you're going to use CSST, I would use one of the supply boxes designed for the system like this one. They have a built-in auto-flare fitting with a valve.
  13. You could lay down cheap sheets of masonite to...

    You could lay down cheap sheets of masonite to protect the floor as you move the appliances around.
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    The Georgia Plumbing code, with all local...

    The Georgia Plumbing code, with all local amendments to the IPC, is also available for free download at the following link
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    Rinnai R94LSI or Rheem RTGH-95DVN?

    I'm trying to pick out a tankless for a three bath home, and I've narrowed it down to these two models. Does anyone have any experience with either one or can make a recommendation? I can get them...
  16. Thread: double bath DWV

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    I think that's what I'll end up doing. I was...

    I think that's what I'll end up doing. I was interested in trying a wet vent, but it sounds like it wouldn't work in this arrangement.
  17. Thread: double bath DWV

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    I'm so confused by wet venting. I thought that...

    I'm so confused by wet venting. I thought that the IPC allowed for horizontal wet vents, so that the wet vent for the bathtub would extend from the drain for the lavs through the main drain to the...
  18. Thread: double bath DWV

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    I'm trying to get a grasp on wet-venting, and the...

    I'm trying to get a grasp on wet-venting, and the IPC regs seem pretty lenient as long as all of the pipes are the right size and the traps are within the required distances. Is there a reason why...
  19. Thread: double bath DWV

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    double bath DWV

    I'm trying to figure out the most efficient DWV for our back-to-back bathrooms. We're under IPC 2006. Does this iso look correct? I would be using a double fixture fitting for the back-to-back...
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    You can also cut a v-notch into some 1*4 pickets...

    You can also cut a v-notch into some 1*4 pickets secured vertically from the joists and strap the waste pipe into those with some plumber's tape.
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    I'm not sure what you're using now, but soldering...

    I'm not sure what you're using now, but soldering became easier for me when I started using MAPP gas instead of propane, tinning flux, and a low-temp solder (like Lenox Sterling).
  22. Before you replace anything, I would make sure...

    Before you replace anything, I would make sure that the feeder wire to your subpanel is sized correctly based upon the load and the overcurrent protection you have. If it is, I would make sure that...
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    Ideal makes a little tab that fits under the yoke...

    Ideal makes a little tab that fits under the yoke of receptacles to bring them out from a recessed junction boxes, but you also might want to try a box extender, like this one from Arlington. It...
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    I was thinking you had a grounding conductor in...

    I was thinking you had a grounding conductor in your setup, so most of what I said doesn't apply. You may want to contact the manufacturer of the surge protector you're considering to find out for...
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    I would think that's ok. If you don't have a...

    I would think that's ok. If you don't have a ground bar in your panel, I would guess that's becauce you're main bonding jumper is in that panel and you don't have to keep your neutral and grounding...
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