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    Rugged, Like I said, the hansgrohe...

    Rugged,

    Like I said, the hansgrohe documentation is non-existent. I've searched their website but it's a peice of crap also. I'll call my dealer next.

    I thought 1/2" PEX is considered...
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    Lee, Did you do it that way because you didn't...

    Lee,

    Did you do it that way because you didn't think the cpvc was strong enough to hold up the valve?

    In the case of my valve there isn't anything to hold onto...I't pretty much a small...
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    Shower valve rough-in, PEX...

    Hello,

    I'm installing a hansgrohe interactiv thermostatic mixing valve. The instructions for the rough-in component are non-existent.

    My supply lines are PEX. There doesn't seem to be...
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    There is some evidence that soft water is not as...

    There is some evidence that soft water is not as good for you as hard water.
    Google "soft water heart disease" and you will see what I mean.
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    hj, I agree about the elbow and I'm planning...

    hj,

    I agree about the elbow and I'm planning on incorporating that change...also, I'm planning on venting the downstream sink all the way to the top.

    I think my design is solid enough now that...
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    Hello, Is there anyone out there willing to...

    Hello,

    Is there anyone out there willing to give my layout a thumbs up?
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    Now that I've thought about it a little more, I...

    Now that I've thought about it a little more, I think my first floor powder room is OK. I think the sanTee is more turbulent than the wye which breaks the flow after the trap and keeps a siphon from...
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    Now that I'm looking at the powder room...

    Now that I'm looking at the powder room configuration it looks like I've created another s trap. Any Ideas on how to do better given this small space?
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    hj and rugged, I'm really appreciating your...

    hj and rugged,

    I'm really appreciating your help.

    About S traps and inspections...I understand how what I had was an s trap now. Interestingly, I had the same configuration in a powder room...
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    hj, I can turn the wye on it's back--I was...

    hj,

    I can turn the wye on it's back--I was trying to save a little space. I'm not sure why the lav drain is an "s" trap. The sink will have a p trap not seen in this picture and the vent will...
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    How does this look?

    Now I think I get what you mean about rolling the wye.
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    Rugged, You've said I could use a tee to...

    Rugged,

    You've said I could use a tee to connect the tub run to the vent but I didn't think I could use a SanTee on it's back. If I could use a SanTee, I probably wouldn't have to turn it much...
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    Rugged, Yes, the center pipe is a vent and I...

    Rugged,

    Yes, the center pipe is a vent and I thought there was something not quite right about it. Thanks for identifying it. If there is a rule I can learn here it sounds like you shouldnt...
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    Would appreciate critique of DWV Layout

    Hello,

    I would greatly appreciate those who would have a look at this layout and provide feedback. You can't see in the picture but I'm connecting the vent for the sink on the right to the main...
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    PEX and spray polyurethane foam...

    I like to use Polyurethane foam (Great Stuff, etc.) to fill pipe penetrations. Is there any reason to be concerned about it damaging PEX while it cures. There are warnings on PEX about contact with...
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    Thanks, everyone, for the replies. I have the...

    Thanks, everyone, for the replies. I have the answers I needed. I'll go ahead and leave the 1.25 roof penetration for a while...I'll be needing a new roof soon...then I'll finish the 2" run. ...
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    OK, now I know I can sweat the bigger copper and...

    OK, now I know I can sweat the bigger copper and the best way to join copper and ABS is a threaded connection. I also know that the copper pipe is 1 1/4" (not 1".)

    Is there a problem with a...
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    Follow up question...

    Can I sweat 1" copper. At what size do you have to start brazing copper?

    Thanks, this might be the answer to my question above.
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    Copper DWV Lines...

    Hello,

    I have a few questions about Copper DWV. I'm renovating a house that previously had all copper DWV. As needed I'm splicing in ABS with the Copper using Mission couplings.

    In the...
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    Local Codes Info...

    How do I get started at determining what my local codes are? Are codes typically based on city, county, state or a combination of all of these. Any idea what type of organization or title of person...
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