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    Thanks. Yes the code is different and there has...

    Thanks. Yes the code is different and there has been some change to what a homeowner can do inside a detached house i.e. I'm fairly sure I could cap the gas line if the stop valve were inside the...
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    Fireplace removal

    I'm removing a gas fireplace as its an eyesore and we never use it. I've turned off the gas from a stop valve outside.

    Can anyone tell me if I need a certified gas fitter to cap the gas line or...
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    PEX is great in most circumstances. I ran PEX...

    PEX is great in most circumstances. I ran PEX for a basement bathroom and my washer and it was fantastic as it is somewhat flexible so if my joist holes were slightly off it was very forgiving...
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    The line in is 3/4" but drops to 1/2" before it...

    The line in is 3/4" but drops to 1/2" before it goes through the stop valve and meter. Don't know why - old house, I guess they did things differently then.

    How does it matter how many fixtures...
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    Don't confuse pressure and volume. Yes sorry I...

    Don't confuse pressure and volume.

    Yes sorry I mean flow rate. I shall time the faucets (with nothing else turned on) and report back on the flow. Of course (hopefully) the pressure has not...
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    Low water pressure

    I've added a laundry sink beside my washer/dryer and a hand basin in a bedroom. I Tee'd off the washer lines and everything seems fine except the pressure out of both new faucets is very low. I...
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    I don't have a digital camera. The garage is...

    I don't have a digital camera. The garage is attached to the house so the wall the panel is on in the garage is the other side of a bedroom wall. The panel is 100A with around 18 Siemens breakers...
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    Thanks. No - there is no wall board, drywall,...

    Thanks. No - there is no wall board, drywall, etc. to pull off. Nearly all the cables leave the garage panel and go under the garage floor and enter the house through the basement ceiling. There...
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    Upgrading house wiring

    My house was built in 1950. The electrical wiring has a few fixable problems (no GFCIs, outdoor outlets using indoor receptacles, no grounding, switches in inconvenient places, circuits no longer to...
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    Dumb question about stud walls

    I'm framing a 2x4 stud wall (it is interior but will have sound proof insulation). Part of the wall is only 37" long - do I stick to 16" OC and put in an extra stud with a tiny space or do I just...
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    As sure as I can be! The exterior circumference...

    As sure as I can be! The exterior circumference is about 16" so it is definitely bigger than 4.5" and smaller than 5.5" ID. Most of the stack is 4" until it is about 2 feet from the floor where it...
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    Of course I have an idea on how to install the...

    Of course I have an idea on how to install the plumbing system - sheesh, just because you know (a lot) more than me doesn't mean I have no idea! My ideas are not perfect, indeed some are probably...
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    Well someone got out the wrong side of their bed...

    Well someone got out the wrong side of their bed today!

    Just out of curiousity - have you ever done a plumbing job where you didn't apply for a permit when strictly you should have done? I've...
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    Adding bathroom to basement

    My basement has no bathroom and now that I have added a home theatre it is much more inconvenient to run upstairs in the middle of the film (and for some reason it always happens at a highly dramatic...
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    We just installed a tankless - here are my...

    We just installed a tankless - here are my thoughts:
    1. There is a lag - in our case it is exacerbated by an over long pipe run but there will always be a lag. The flipside is that we waste no...
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    Excellent - thanks 220/221 - very clear and I'm...

    Excellent - thanks 220/221 - very clear and I'm good to go!:)
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    Then you should definitely build your own shower...

    Then you should definitely build your own shower - mud is incredibly easy to work with and very satisfying when done and the result is totally custom. Kerdi is so good you can use sheetrock even...
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    Can I do both? i.e. as a temporary measure blank...

    Can I do both? i.e. as a temporary measure blank off the existing switch, replace the outlet with GFCI and add new switch inside bathroom. (I'm not sure how to wire this to be safest?)

    I need to...
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    Good point, thanks - so what's the "right" way to...

    Good point, thanks - so what's the "right" way to rewire?
  20. Thread: GFCI in bathroom

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    Yes - cables, with each cable being 14/2 with...

    Yes - cables, with each cable being 14/2 with ground.

    Yes the switch could go where the receptacle is now and the new GFCI outlet below it at counter height. Does this make it simple? Should the...
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    Yes - so how can I solve this?

    Yes - so how can I solve this?
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    Don't be intimidated - I'm no expert but I did my...

    Don't be intimidated - I'm no expert but I did my own shower (having never laid a mortar bed before) and if you are patient it is very do-able. I put in a Kerdi shower with bench seat, alcoves for...
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    The switch has two wires: one from the supply and...

    The switch has two wires: one from the supply and one to the bathroom outlet. The outlet has two wires: one from the switch and one to the lights. The lights have one wire from the outlet.

    Is...
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    GFCI in bathroom

    My bathroom has a hallway switch which turns on the light (above vanity) and also turns "on" a grounded outlet.

    I'd like to change this to a GFCI outlet which is always "on" with the switch for...
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    One thing we can be sure of is change. We have a...

    One thing we can be sure of is change. We have a generation growing up now that looks at computers, phones and TV as one and the same - it won't be long before this integration becomes mainstream...
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