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    Thanks Jimbo The valve is called an...

    Thanks Jimbo

    The valve is called an 'industrial valve' - see http://www.americanvalve.com/bronze/ballvalves.html

    Is the NIBCO IPS a good choice for the replacement?
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    Why an industrial ball valve?

    I posted here last week about replacing my main shutoff valve - which after much feedback and research seems to be a bronze industrial ball valve....
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    Thanks guys - I have 2x8 joists - and the holes...

    Thanks guys - I have 2x8 joists - and the holes drilled for the NM cable looks to adhere to those guidelines.

    I was not aware you could do that.
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    Can I route PEX/copper pipe through joists?

    I'm partway through replacing my old forced air furnace with baseboard and I'd also like to upgrade my 1/2" main supply with 3/4". I see that a lot of the electrical cable in my 50's home is routed...
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    How long do these valves last? - and is there no...

    How long do these valves last? - and is there no risk that it leaks from the handle? And it doesn't leak from the valve - but when I shut it off the other day - it did leak a very small amount of...
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    Thanks for your reply Brent - your probably right...

    Thanks for your reply Brent - your probably right - its just in my town they want $60 to shut off the water at the street - the access point is visible (and brand new - as they had to replace and...
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    yep - its not a compression - just a threaded...

    yep - its not a compression - just a threaded valve.

    Seems I have 2 choices - try to remove the threaded reducer fitting at the top to replace with a 3/4 straight male

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    get the water shut...
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    Ball valves - are they created equal?

    I need to replace my 3/4" main shutoff ball valve as
    1. the handle is rusting through
    2. on a recent pipe replacement job there was a small amount of leakage (maybe this is normal)
    3. I want to...
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    Just spoke to WM tech services - in this...

    Just spoke to WM tech services - in this circumstance - venting into the chimney - I can use a single wall Galv pipe - 5" .

    OK - problem resolved

    Thanks for all the advice guys
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    thanks HJ - do you know if I can use Galv vent...

    thanks HJ - do you know if I can use Galv vent pipe for a boiler?
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    there is a propane HWH to the right - the boiler...

    there is a propane HWH to the right - the boiler feeds the 2 baseboard zones with zone valves. This is controlled by the thermostat. Thermostat opens - this opens the zone valve and turns on the red...
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    sure - its not too pretty...

    sure - its not too pretty...
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    Thanks nhmaster - my current vent is stainless...

    Thanks nhmaster - my current vent is stainless steel - can I use galvanised to replace it - the WM manual does not specify this.

    Also here is a pic of the vent and chimney connection.

    Any...
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    boiler vent size problem

    I have a dispute between my plumber and the inspector and I'm hoping someone here can help out.

    I have a WM CGI-5 propane direct vent boiler that was planned to be a direct vent however my plumber...
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    Direct vent boiler connected to chimney

    moved post to plumbing forum
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