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    I recognize the bias toward larger piping ......

    I recognize the bias toward larger piping ... and, for the cold water I would agree. There's no harm going 'big' with a trunk system.

    For PEX, the advantage is in the manifold. This, and the...
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    Thank you, Terry, for the quick reply. I'll take...

    Thank you, Terry, for the quick reply. I'll take it to heart.

    BTW ... this is the only forum I've been to where the admin regularly participates. I really appreciate that.
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    Wall Mount: How Much Wall?

    I intend to have a wall-mounted toilet in my new bath. I have a pair of questions about mounting the toilet.

    1) Is 3/4" plywood strong enough to hang the toilet from? and,

    2) Is a 2x6 framed...
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    That's a good point about long runs! ...

    That's a good point about long runs!

    Fortunately, in my case, I doubt it will be a concern. The house has a 25 x 35' footprint. The run from the water heater to the shower head will need about a...
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    "Temporary" Shower?

    As I gear up for the big remodel ....

    Has anyone ever set up a 'temporary' shower? I'm thinking of getting one of those pre-fab enclosures, setting it on a little platform in the laundry room, and...
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    OK, Jad, I won't debate your religion with you. ...

    OK, Jad, I won't debate your religion with you.

    "IF" is the biggest word in the language. Heck, I'd win the lotto IF I pick the right numbers. IF the Queen had balls, she'd be King.

    BTDT.
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    Pete, I don't mean to 'pile on,' but .... NO...

    Pete, I don't mean to 'pile on,' but .... NO GYPSUM in the shower! Not even the green or blue stuff!

    Yea, I know, various vendors make various claims. Read the fine print. There's a lot of...
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    I want to thank you guys for your thoughtful...

    I want to thank you guys for your thoughtful replies.

    Homework? You bet - I'm doing lots of homework, on many topics. Working with an existing footprint, I'm pretty much re-making the entire...
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    Just letting you know I have not fallen off the...

    Just letting you know I have not fallen off the edge of the earth!

    As we enter this Spring, I'm gearing up to get the framing done, and the plumbing started around the end of May. During the...
  10. Speaking as a Master Electrician, and a licensed...

    Speaking as a Master Electrician, and a licensed Electrical Contractor ...

    Forget about an electric tank-less water heater. Adding electrical power to a tank-less heater is a BIG deal. Things tend...
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    Is Rinnai Worth the Premium?

    Just to remind folks, I am doing a complete-gut remodel of my 1957 house. I plan to complete the framing changes this Spring, and be ready to call in the plumber around Memorial Day. Those with...
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    John, I cannot thank you enough for the time...

    John, I cannot thank you enough for the time you're sharing!

    I do intend on having 'pros' do the actual work. I spent too long learning my trade to not have respect for my fellow tradesmen!
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  13. Presenting me with actual FACTS, and a practical...

    Presenting me with actual FACTS, and a practical look ... I'm beginning to really like this forum!

    Thanks for setting me straight about there not being any need to access the back side of the...
  14. Thanks for the replies! You've hit on my...

    Thanks for the replies!

    You've hit on my dilemma. I ask in another thread about curbless showers. I'd like to have the entire bath floor (total bathroom will be appx. 8' x 10') act as a shower...
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    I'm a newcomer to this forum ... for a reason!...

    I'm a newcomer to this forum ... for a reason! Even this thread is "new" to me.

    I've travelled a bit, and I really liked the places where the entire bathroom floor was, in effect, the shower pan....
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    The water heater should be on a 30-amp circuit...

    The water heater should be on a 30-amp circuit with #10 wires, all the way to the unit.

    Where you come out of the wall, you should have a disconnect switch. One of the $12 disconnects they sell...
  17. Design Issue: Standard or rear discharge?

    Folks, as my name suggests, I'm no plumber.

    I bought a rather well-worn house, one that needs a complete gut remodel. Plus, the 1957 cast iron sewer is toast.

    My remodel will involve...
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