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    Sorry I went a little AWOL on this. As for what's...

    Sorry I went a little AWOL on this. As for what's kept it in place thus far? Is luck a good enough answer? Looking at the sill plate, it looks like there's a bit of rot occurring, as well as insect...
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    No problem. I will be in the walls, and probably...

    No problem. I will be in the walls, and probably in the upper ceiling area, but the roof area where I only have the width of the rafters will need to be more compressed.
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    That chart looks to be for fiberglass insulation....

    That chart looks to be for fiberglass insulation.

    Their assumptions are based on foam-type insulation, such as Thermasheath 3 (link to data below).
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    New Exterior Wall - No existing anchor bolts

    As I mentioned in another post, I am in the process of converting approximately half of a 14'x20' detached garage into living space. The garage is old (according to the county website, it was built...
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    Well, talked with the plans inspector. They...

    Well, talked with the plans inspector. They agreed to allow R-30 in the space, but still require eave ventilation.
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    Washington state. Thanks, I'll look at...

    Washington state.

    Thanks, I'll look at unvented roof assemblies.

    Unfortunately, 2" in this situation is a pretty big deal for me. The entrance door needs to be on the side and the sides, with...
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    I guess I figured there would be at least some...

    I guess I figured there would be at least some air echange going on with the gable vent and roof vents. With that, I figured if the rafter area got hot, that air would be pulled upwards, while cooler...
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    R-38...how thin can you get

    I just received my permit from the city on a partial garage conversion to living space. The garage is not ideal for this type of thing, but I've been working through the various issues and had...
  9. Thread: Faucet Help

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    The mark you see on the pipe near where it is...

    The mark you see on the pipe near where it is leaking is further up the pipe, so it does not appear to be the cause.

    As for how I got out the o-ring, I didn't do anything special, it just came out...
  10. Thread: Faucet Help

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    Faucet Help

    I have a Price Pfister faucet - 26 Series Marielle Collection. Against my better judgment today I took the hose off the diverter T that comes from the control valve.

    Now, after putting it back on,...
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    How old is your meter? I live just to your...

    How old is your meter?

    I live just to your north in Vancouver and replaced my supply line a couple years back. The City also replaced my meter (it was old and they had to come out to turn it off...
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    I'm assuming the home was built some time ago. ...

    I'm assuming the home was built some time ago.

    If not, look into any warranty from the builder to have him fix it, as some states require builders to warranty a new home for certain periods of...
  13. Thread: Water Flow

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    Water Flow

    I'm curious how much reduction in water flow I should expect if my water line goes from 1/2" galvanized, then about 6" of 1/2" CPVC, then converting to 3/4" CPVC?

    I just replaced most of my hot...
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    gdog, I'm north of you in Vancouver (WA). My...

    gdog,

    I'm north of you in Vancouver (WA). My usual location to try is Grovers on 78th in Vancouver (between I-5 and I-205). Probably not much better than Aboy or George Morelan though.
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    And when it still leaks some after the donut? :o

    And when it still leaks some after the donut? :o
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    Are any of these no hub fittings caps? Or will I...

    Are any of these no hub fittings caps? Or will I need to go and purchase a no hub fitting, short piece of ABS and a cap?
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    I went and did some measurements. From what I...

    I went and did some measurements.

    From what I can tell, the circumference of the lip of the wye is 12", thus, if my calculations are correct (12/pi), the diameter of the wye at the lip is about...
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    Galvanized Drain Pipe Leak

    Under my house, I recently noticed some puddling water. After some further research, I think I have nailed down the problem.

    I believe my leak is occurring at the seam of a cast iron Y. Coming in...
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    Terry - Sorry for my confusion, are you...

    Terry - Sorry for my confusion, are you discussing what I currently have, or what I should look into doing?

    Sincraft - those actually aren't tiles, that's (from what I can tell) a vinyl flooring...
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    What to do with tub/shower

    A couple years back, we purchased a 1 bath home. From the beginning, I have not liked the bath/shower at all. The home is older, as is the tub. From my limited knowledge, I believe it is a cast iron...
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    Are you including the basement in 1300 SF...

    Are you including the basement in 1300 SF calculation? Will that be included as well?
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    I actually just replaced my service line from the...

    I actually just replaced my service line from the meter to my house. I had moved into my house about a year ago and had not been able to find a main shut-off besides the curb. Then, while I was...
  23. Thread: Meter Size

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    Thanks for the words of advice. My plan is to...

    Thanks for the words of advice.

    My plan is to tee off of the service line where it enters under the crawlspace. I plan on taking 1" PVC out the side of the house (and under a sidewalk) and do 1...
  24. Thread: Meter Size

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    Meter Size

    I just finished replacing my galvanized water line from the meter to the house with 1" poly and some galvanized under the house with CPVC. I have a 5/8 x 3/4 meter and, based on my calculations so...
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    Thanks for all the info. One more question (for...

    Thanks for all the info. One more question (for now). If using poly, do I need to step up the pipe size by 1 like CPVC? (for example, if I need 1" copper, do I need 1 1/4" poly)

    Thanks,

    Brian
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