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    radiators still only bleeding air...ideas?

    So I shut off the system, left the fill line open and still only get air coming out (upstairs).

    I looked at the fill line and there is a B&G reducing valve (model 110192) with a 'flip lever' on...
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    ok, fill line is open...still only getting air

    So I shut off the system, left the fill line open and still only get air coming out (upstairs).

    I looked at the fill line and there is a B&G reducing valve (model 110192) with a 'flip lever' on...
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    radiators only bleeding air, no water

    Hi - i've been noticing our (hot water) radiators have been in need of bleeding (cold at the top, hot at bottom) so I went ahead and did it yesterday. I shut off the system, turned off the fill line...
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    good source for stock/base plans?

    I've got a customer that just wants 'a bathroom and laundry' in their unfinished basement. The nice thing is we've got freedom to do what we want...the bad part is that i'm not a designer. The...
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    may not be hair...

    I fully support the 'snake the drain solution' We had a similar problem in our tub and the snaking did the trick.

    Only it wasn't hair that blocked the drain. Well, it might have been the rat's...
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    zoeller it is...

    OK, so I'll start spec'ing the zoeller unit for my project. On the second question...any guidelines/suggestions on where to place the setup and suggestions/requirements for providing access?

    I...
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    max size for cast iron?

    so what is the max size I can get and stay with cast iron?

    the other question I should be asking is are there any non-cast iron units that don't feel so 'plastic-y'? I've read about the kohler...
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    Sewage Ejector Pump Suggestions?

    I've seen several brands of pumps, but have no idea which to choose. I am leaning towards little giant, but thought this group would be the best place to ask.

    A related question - in planning for...
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    Looking for recommendations on a new tub

    I'm starting to plan a bathroom addition and want to get some opinions on bathtub fixtures before I start drafting anything. I'd like a nice big (6') soaker tub and prefer cast iron (or at least not...
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    test, and test again...

    I appreciate the feedback/responses. As for why not test before laying the floor, I did. I tested it to 50PSI, and it appeared to be fine. I even left it under pressure when putting down the floor...
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    Pinhole leak

    Toolaholic - it's a grooved subfloor installation with bamboo on top. I am the person who installed it (so I'll need to fit it) but I swear there are no nails/staples within 6 inches of PEX at any...
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    leak in radiant floor, ideas?

    I just finished installing the wood floor over radiant and went to do the pressure test, only to find a leak. I can actually hear the rough area where the leak is coming from (if I lay down on the...
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    Answers...

    Is the heating over concrete or over a wooden subfloor on joists?
    It's being installed over a wooden subfloor on TOP of concrete. We put down Dricore to provide both ventilation gap and a solid...
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    Make your own radiant floor sandwich

    I'm about to embark on building my own radiant subfloor sandwich, and wondered if anyone had experience doing it? It's not financially efficient to use the Wirsbo (or similar) prefab products, so I...
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    Doh!

    Well, don't I seem foolish!

    So now I have 299 of those balloons left, I guess I'll need to start booking kids parties and making balloon bunnies!

    I'm off to the store for the right...
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    shower pan losing water, but not leaking...

    I tried the shower pan balloon trick, and the water level dropped about half overnight. BUT, there's no sign of water anywhere below!

    Could it be that balloon is not sealing the drain properly? ...
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    great input, question on piping replacement

    thanks to all for the great input - i'll get set to try that pan test idea. One question while I wait for the balloon test overnight:

    I know the DWV and supply in that part of the house are...
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    leak from upstairs, need help to locate!

    Hi - i came home about 2 weeks ago to find a small puddle (maybe 1/4 cup) on the floor. There were no signs of where it came from, and had clearly stopped. About 3 days later I was sitting in the...
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    sewage ejector pump question

    hi - I posted before but I think the question was confusing. I want to put in a basement bathroom, but it will be below the main drain line. Can I use a pump to support an entire fixture group?
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    wanted the least work (for now)

    Thanks for all the ideas. Given the tile floor in the bathroom, I was trying not to cut in and replace the flange (or for that matter just simply cut and move it back). I like the unifit idea, but...
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    13.5 inch rough in toilet replacement help

    Hi - jut about to order a new toilet to replace the original 1920's two piece unit which is now failing. The existing rough in has the bolts at 13.5 inches from the wall. Obviously i can just put the...
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    sewage ejector load/max usage question

    Hi - Working on a plan for a basement bath project with a cieling height of 6+ feet. The desire is to lower the slab and make the bathroom height closer to 8 feet, but to do that I'd need to lower...
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    tub won't drain, other fixtures are fine...

    We've a full bath (combo shower/tub, lav and toilet) where the tub either does not drain at all, or will take 48 hours to finally go down (when aided by chemicals I know I should not be using). The...
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    hmm, I had planned to gut the old plumbing when...

    hmm, I had planned to gut the old plumbing when we redo the lower bathroom in 2 years, so maybe that helps address your issue? And other than the financial expense, would I have any issues with...
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    wet venting no-no?

    So we want to add a bathroom in the attic right above an existing bathroom with the main stack easily accessible. I know the right way to do it is to cut into the main stack below the existing...
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