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  1. So, the interpretation in your area is a circle...

    So, the interpretation in your area is a circle drawn 3 feet from the center of the vent to the nearest door or window? Just wondering where I can find that interpretation in some kind of...
  2. Dryer Vent Termination 3 Feet From Opening Into Building

    What is the interpretation of International Residential Code (IRC) SECTION M1502 CLOTHES DRYER EXHAUST guidelines:

    Exhaust ducts shall terminate on the outside of the building or shall be in...
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    1" K copper to 1" PRV connection

    I will be connecting an existing 1" K copper tubing water line to a 1" pressure reducing valve on the house side of the curb box (water meter) underground. What type of PRV and fittings should be...
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    Thanks all for your input. The house is 60+...

    Thanks all for your input. The house is 60+ years old and the cast iron/galvanized drains are rusted and corroded/scummed up enough so that the load capacity of the house drain system is limited. ...
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    After searching the web, I found a somewhat...

    After searching the web, I found a somewhat detailed design for a laundry gray water drain. It looks like there should be a vent line or auto vent where the gray water line leaves the house to...
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    Thanks. I am in Arizona and our state allows...

    Thanks. I am in Arizona and our state allows (even encourages) gray water systems. There are general guidelines provided by the state Department of Environmental Quality, which I will follow. ...
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    Laundry Gray Water to French Drain

    I am planning a stand alone washing machine drain to a French drain buried in the back yard. My plan is to have a traditional 44" from the floor standpipe (2" diameter) which will have a 2" P-trap...
  8. Water Heater ATP discharge line - how far off ground outside

    I am installing a new gas water heater in a utility closet which will have an ATP discharge line going through an outside wall and terminating in a 90 degree bend and short pipe pointed down toward...
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    Thanks. Great website.

    Thanks. Great website.
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    Offset Vent Stack

    I am installing new back to back bathrooms but there is a support beam above the ceiling joists near the 2 x 6 partition wall between the two baths. I need to offset the 3" vent stack in the...
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    O.K. - I can make sweat unions work. But 1/2" C x...

    O.K. - I can make sweat unions work. But 1/2" C x C sweat union is about $6, C x FIP is about $13, and brass FIP pipe union is about $8. So, for not heating up the valve body with a torch, and a...
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    So far, I have owned 4 houses in Tucson. Each...

    So far, I have owned 4 houses in Tucson. Each house has had the valve housings of faucets corroded by hard water. You can replace the valves and the seats, etc., but if the housing is corroded the...
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    Would any PEX fittings allow for reuse of the PEX...

    Would any PEX fittings allow for reuse of the PEX line without cutting it off and adding a coupling (i.e. function as a union)? In other words, can a PEX joint be disassembled and reused without...
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    So, sweat unions or threaded brass pipe unions...

    So, sweat unions or threaded brass pipe unions would be OK? I'm a little leery about sweat unions - wrench the union to aggressively and you could break the sweat joint?
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    So, any alternative to compression fittings?...

    So, any alternative to compression fittings? Would threaded unions be OK? How would you plumb the valve housing? The escutcheon trim plate is removable, which would allow access to the fittings....
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    Compression Fittings Allowed Inside Wall?

    Can I use 1/2" FIP to compression fittings to attach 1/2" copper tubing to my Delta universal valve housings for my new showers?
    Our Tucson hard water will eventually eat away at the faucet valve...
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    BrooklynJon - Just curious - what exactly did you...

    BrooklynJon - Just curious - what exactly did you use for a "$100 in vibration arresting treatment"? I am installing a W/D off the kitchen/next to a bedroom and suspect that my top loader will...
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    got_nailed - Here is a link to the hot water...

    got_nailed -

    Here is a link to the hot water heat pump:

    http://www.toolbase.org/Technology-Inventory/Appliances/heat-pump-water-heaters

    In a garage in southern Arizona the "free" cooling...
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    I am planning on using a standard tank type...

    I am planning on using a standard tank type electric water heater with a timer to turn it off at night when hot water is not needed- saving money and energy.

    Later, I plan to add a heat pump to...
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    Bob NH and Phil H2 - thanks for the great...

    Bob NH and Phil H2 - thanks for the great information.

    I think our inspectors are fixated on the UPC charts, since that is the only tool they are given to work with per local ordnance. That's why...
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    You can do a google search for corner shower...

    You can do a google search for corner shower curtain rod or neo-angle shower rod and find what you need. I personally prefer a curtain rod instead of a glass door - throw the shower curtain liner...
  22. One piece fiberglass tub/shower combo for me. I...

    One piece fiberglass tub/shower combo for me. I think LASCO is fine and cheap ($280-$320 around here at the big box stores). If you pour concrete under the base as previously stated they should not...
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    I am facing the same problem for my remodel. I...

    I am facing the same problem for my remodel. I am no expert, but I have done several remodels with small baths. I don't think there is any restriction on having an outswing door on a bathroom, it is...
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    How would this logic work? 5/8" vs. 3/4" meter...

    How would this logic work?

    5/8" vs. 3/4" meter means 33% "shortage" in water volume (10 GPM vs. 15 GPM). 5 GPM/15 GPM = 33%.

    87# PSI (city service) vs. 61# PSI ("Over 60 PSI" Pressure Range in...
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    toolaholic - Another good logical point - nobody...

    toolaholic - Another good logical point - nobody would ever open every fixture at full bore at once. However, that doesn't show up on the UPC chart, so that logic apparently does not apply. I wish...
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