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    My plan is to upgrade to 200amp service when I...

    My plan is to upgrade to 200amp service when I build the garage and install the new panel - that is not in question. My question was whether it's doable to then make my existing 100amp into a SUB of...
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    Questions about going to 200amp service

    I am going to be building a garage addition in a couple months and have a couple questions regarding electrical service. My current service is 100amp (overhead), feeding into the side of my house...
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    Toilet flange is level w/ finished tile floor

    and not sitting on top of it as it should. Will a normal wax ring fail to seal in this situation (its only 1/4" off), and if so which is the best way to deal w/ this:

    Stack 2 wax rings
    Use an...
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    As I understand it is primarily due to the draw...

    As I understand it is primarily due to the draw that hair dryers have...in the neighborhood of 1,400 watts I believe. You need to check w/ your city/county to be sure what code is...i'd imagine...
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    Code (in my area at least) is that you can run...

    Code (in my area at least) is that you can run the whole bathroom on one 20amp circuit. You can wire it in such a way (pigtails off the back of the GFCI outlet) that your power source that continues...
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    I had taken pictures after I poured it and...

    I had taken pictures after I poured it and floated it. Incriminating evidence below. I think I could have gone for a swim! Yikes :eek:
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    This is EXACTLY what happened in my situation......

    This is EXACTLY what happened in my situation...

    "...When you are finishing it, you should float up enough fines (sand and cement) to get a smooth surface. If you get a puddle of water when you...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. You all have...

    Thanks for all the suggestions. You all have been a great help.

    I do believe I can get away w/ just tiling over it. At minimum I may have to use the SLC to fill in a couple very small low areas...
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    That may be my best option then. No drywall or...

    That may be my best option then. No drywall or anything up at this point, just framing, so the bottom plate would make a good perimeter to run the leveler up to. Thanks for the reply.

    Jeff
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    I scrubbed the whole area yesterday w/a very...

    I scrubbed the whole area yesterday w/a very coarse, hard brush (made for cleaning concrete) then took the shop-vac to it. That definitely seemed to make it better in the sense that there is not as...
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    New basement bathroom - Bad concrete pour?

    Moving right along on my basement bath project, the last thing I thought I'd screw up was the concrete patch. - I'm not real sure what to do at this point, but I poured 14 bags of 80lb quickrete and...
  12. Thread: Dap-Out or not??

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    Sounds good.

    That's what I was hoping to hear... that you cement back over them. Thanks HJ.
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    Dap-Out or not??

    My tub is already set and I'm about to backfill and pour concrete (basement slab). I understand in my area that a dap out and access panel are code if I've got a drain stop w/ the mechanics inside...
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    Not so sure the existing CI is "that" brittle...

    That's according to the plumbing company. I was just hoping to see what experiences of others are...is it typical of CI pipe to become that brittle over time? I've read the life expectancy of it is...
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    Jetting a 47 yr old CI main drain?

    My Cast Iron main drain is little more than 1/3 full w/ sediment (per recent camera run down pipe). I've been advised by a local plumbing company that I could have it jetted but I would run a 95%...
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    I guess normal use is causing the buildup?

    all of the buildup is on the bottom of the pipe so I guess it's just normal buildup of "crap" flowing through it. The top side of the pipe doesn't have any buildup at all. Again, I don't really...
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    Significant main drain build up...

    Had a camera run down my main to locate it for a new basement bathroom. Starting around 20 feet (still under the slab, but only about 8" from foundation), the drain has significant buildup. It's a...
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    Tub Access Panel?

    I'm adding a full bath in my basement. The ideal place for the tub is on a side of the bathroom where one end of the tub would be against an exterior wall and the other end against the side of a...
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    Indeed, and that's where this forum will come into play...

    I'll post some pics and get advice from the pro's. While I see your point, I would still argue that a book is a good starting point. From there I guess it depends on the diy'er as to whether they...
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    YES, those are exactly the type questions I have...

    immediately, questions that come to mind are those and these...

    Can one vent, vent all three fixtures (toilet, sink, and bath)?
    What diameter does vent need to be?
    How do you support the weight...
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    Good Plumbing "how-to" book??

    I'm going to tackle a basement bath install on my own where I'll be cutting out slab and need to install drain/vent for a toilet, sink and shower/bath. Can anyone suggest a good plumbing "how-to"...
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    Thanks...and thanks for the info...

    on the Cimarron. Interestingly enough, the toilet I put in my basement over a year ago is a Toto Drake. Admittedly it doesn't get used a whole lot due to it's location in the infrequently used...
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    Do you recommend that...

    i use the tub and tile caulk as someone previously mentioned??

    Thanks,
    Jeff
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    Sounds good!

    Appreciate the information! And thankyou for not probing into why my toilet rocks from side to side ;)
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    I"m guessing the floor is uneven or..

    the toilet is. Most likely the floor though.

    Now back to the issue of shimming and caulking...how have you caulked toilets on hardwood floors in the past? Would you recommend using a clear...
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