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    Yes, I know about that. I'll just assume you have...

    Yes, I know about that. I'll just assume you have to cut two holes unless someone tells me otherwise. I'll plan on putting them side by side, I suppose, with separate covers.
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    Vent holes in house

    Hi. I'm moving and adding exhaust vents in my basement renovation. One for the dryer and one for the new bathroom fan. I know that the two cannot share a duct for safety reasons. Does this mean that...
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    Thanks. Um, my original question on this thread...

    Thanks. Um, my original question on this thread was how to connect a shower drain to a cast iron pipe. Everyone said I had to switch to plastic (at least I think that's what I was told). I just...
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    This slab was recently poured over a vapor...

    This slab was recently poured over a vapor barrier and 1" polystyrene insulation. On top of that is mesh reinforcement. There are 3/8" pex radiant tubes in the floor, attached to the wire mesh with...
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    Here's pics of my morning spent chipping away...

    Here's pics of my morning spent chipping away concrete.

    I gained about 2" by removing the concrete, provided I can actually cut the cast iron below the slab level--any recommendations? First I'm...
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    Thanks guys. Very helpful. I'll let you know how...

    Thanks guys. Very helpful. I'll let you know how it works out.
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    Thanks for all your help. So, I've been studying...

    Thanks for all your help. So, I've been studying this mud-bed thing and I'm pretty good with tile and concrete, so I'm thinking I don't need to resort to any pre-fab, but can do my own shower pan...
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    Thanks for all your help. I'm considering a...

    Thanks for all your help.
    I'm considering a tile-redi pan. They informed me that it is a simple matter of using a rubber connector between the built-in pvc drain and the cast iron pipe and that it...
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    Thanks for your help. Breaking up the concrete is...

    Thanks for your help. Breaking up the concrete is not an option. I have radiant tubing in the floor (nice and toasty). It's a brand new floor. It was plumbed this way by a professional plumber...
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    not much to look at

    Can't find my camera at the moment, but imagine a perfectly smooth new concrete floor with a 2 inch cast iron pipe sticking up about 6 inches.

    Simple enough to couple PVC to it, if snapped to the...
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    New cast iron pipe for shower--what drain?

    Hi. My basement has new roughed in plumbing for a bathroom, including a shower. I have found lots of options for installing shower kits or doing a mud/liner type tile shower, but most specify abs or...
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    steam radiators - recycle or sell?

    Hi. I've just pulled out 5 steam radiators from my house. I've replaced the heat with radiant on two floors and new hot water radiators on one floor.

    I'm not sure what to do with the old...
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    Thanks and related question about backwater valves

    So, is that the concensus then? Banging it over the edge. Sounds good to me.

    I guess I just use a hacksaw and cut it down to a reasonable height?

    This new plumbing has invited trouble into my...
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    lead bend and brass flange

    I had new plumbing roughed into my basement for a bathroom when we were pouring a new slab. The plumber used a lead bend for the toilet. Now, I have just the lead bend stub sticking out of the new...
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