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  1. Thread: Kerdi Question

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    Kerdi Question

    Hello gang - many thanks again for the help on this blog.
    Basement remodel almost done - nearing drywall. I'm planning on using a Kerdi drain, floor, curb and membrane for the walk-in shower stall,...
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    Thanks Terry!

    Thanks Terry!
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    Hansgrohe iBox Universal

    My basement remodel continues....

    I got great advise here about my DWV system, and it's working great. I'm now roughing in the bathroom, and I'm trying to decide on a shower system. I'm leaning...
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    Genius! HJ you were right! I used the kid's...

    Genius! HJ you were right! I used the kid's bubble juice - and found the leak - AND it was in the test equipment. I have a taped, threaded joint between the schrader valve/pressure gauge and the...
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    Oh - good idea - that stuff has glycerin in it,...

    Oh - good idea - that stuff has glycerin in it, and is more tenacious - and I know we have some - I'll try it. thanks
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    Terry - that's helpful, and in fact, when I first...

    Terry - that's helpful, and in fact, when I first set it up, I did indeed find a soldered joint - one in an awkward position that I knew I was not as graceful making in the first place. It was...
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    Help with slow leak

    I have a slow leak in some sweated copper.
    I'm replumbing part of my house - part of a new boiler install and hydronic system. I've started to test for leaks in my work, and on a complex part of...
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    Oops - sorry. thanks for the link.

    Oops - sorry. thanks for the link.
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    Stainless to copper connection

    Hi gang - a simple question:
    I have a new, dual coil indirect tank (Lochinvar SDT-065) that I need to hook up (this is a DIY project - don't throw too many tomotoes!). Anyway, the connections to...
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    Dana, Thank you so much for the wealth of...

    Dana,
    Thank you so much for the wealth of information!

    To help me understand, I've drawn some pictures (see below). The first is just the wall as presently constructed (showing shingles which...
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    I'm not insisting on anything - I'm just trying...

    I'm not insisting on anything - I'm just trying to learn.
    I suppose I come up with some of these strategies because I don't like concrete work, and I'm trying to minimize it. It's dusty and dirty,...
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    Thanks everyone - expert advice much appreciated....

    Thanks everyone - expert advice much appreciated.
    The other day I posted a diagram that was generally well received, including wet venting a lav into the toilet drain. A detail of that drawing is...
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    Would this work?

    Would this work?
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    Drat. Is that because the laundry hook-up...

    Drat.

    Is that because the laundry hook-up makes the shower a wet vent?
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    Basement bath/laundry

    Hello again wise plumbers...

    As I've posted recently, I'm in the starting stages of a basement remodel, to include a new bathroom. To do so requires an ejector, and some other concrete...
  16. Thread: Ejector Tie-In

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    The vent was not shown for clarity/simplicity....

    The vent was not shown for clarity/simplicity.
    My understanding is that ejectors require their own dedicated vent - so the 2" vent is going up a separate route to the roof, 2 stories above. I...
  17. Thread: Ejector Tie-In

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    Thanks for all the input, everybody. (This...

    Thanks for all the input, everybody. (This forum, and 'heatinghelp.com' have been invaluable for a DIYer like myself.)

    Anyway, the combo-wye that transits the basement wall is cast iron. The...
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    What about this: -1/4" fan-fold on the exterior,...

    What about this:
    -1/4" fan-fold on the exterior, under the cedar shingles.
    -within the 2x6 cavity, 3" XPS, R15.
    -within the 2x4 cavity, 3.5" FG, R13

    Total R for the whole assembly would be...
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    Dana - thank you! As you suspect, I cannot...

    Dana - thank you!
    As you suspect, I cannot really accommodate a full inch on the exterior of the pony wall, though 1/4 might be do-able. (I've already got the building paper up - can it go on the...
  20. Thread: Ejector Tie-In

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    Thanks - Enlightening as always!

    Thanks -
    Enlightening as always!
  21. Thread: Ejector Tie-In

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    I've been thinking that 'Plan B' would be easiest...

    I've been thinking that 'Plan B' would be easiest to execute; what's the precise reason for the "NO" on Plan A?
  22. Thread: Ejector Tie-In

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    Ejector Tie-In

    Hello again - really appreciate the expertise here.
    Hope this isn't too obtuse a question - revisiting the new basement bathroom, requiring ejector, as main drain exits house at level about an inch...
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    It seems that with greater R value, and hence...

    It seems that with greater R value, and hence less heat flux/greater efficiency, the dew point moves more interior through the wall assembly. Is the goal keeping the dew point out of the insulation...
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    Basement Insulation

    Hello all - remodeling basement in 100+ year old Seattle house. Basement was 'finished' when we bought 15 years ago - though musty, and generally not well done - nothing really square or plumb. Now...
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    Thank you, Terry! For connecting the ejector to...

    Thank you, Terry!
    For connecting the ejector to the main stack, does it matter, wye or santee?
    Is the location of the pump input into the stack dictated by the connections of the upstairs fixtures?...
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