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  1. Sticky: Actually the previous owners of the house put...

    Actually the previous owners of the house put this water heater in back in 2004 - not sure if they ever registered it or not, but I didn't have any trouble with getting Jessica on the other end of...
  2. Sticky: Just a quick note to say thanks for everyone that...

    Just a quick note to say thanks for everyone that has contributed to this thread...

    I just had the opposite experience described above. My unit info is:

    FG1H5040T3NOV model #
    0441108411...
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    Doherty, Thanks for the reply...we are on...

    Doherty,

    Thanks for the reply...we are on septic (not that it couldn't still back up), but the larger part of this project is to run new 4" PVC from the house to the septic tank to replace the...
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    Washing Machine Drain Question

    The 4" main drain line exiting my house goes through the wall of my basement 50" above the floor.

    My washing machine can be placed within 6' of this drain line.

    I am able to replumb the main...
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    Peter - are you talking about where the sink...

    Peter - are you talking about where the sink drain meets the tub drain and they connect? I asked above in this post about whether or not there was a reason it was originally run that way and someone...
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    So I'm wondering if there is a better way to hook...

    So I'm wondering if there is a better way to hook my washing machine drain into the system when I re do these drain lines.

    In the 1st picture in my original post, you can see the clean out for the...
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    For those of us playing along at home...is there...

    For those of us playing along at home...is there a reason you used Fernco couplers to join the straight runs of pipe? Is there a benefit to using those instead of couplers you would glue?
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    Thanks Jimbo - that is what I thought. Has been...

    Thanks Jimbo - that is what I thought. Has been working most likely because the vertical 4" run is only 18" or so and then the horizontal 3" run is only another 18" before it hits the 4" main. At...
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    Cast Iron Question

    I have a 1957 ranch with what I believe to be the original cast iron drain lines. When this was put in, why would they have used 4" pipe run vertically down from the toilets (only about 18" or so),...
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    Well, I won't be able to support it that...

    Well, I won't be able to support it that frequently because I don't want to tear into the 1st floor wall that it runs through, but I'll be supporting it as much as possible...

    I am guessing that...
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    Found a few discussions on this board and others...

    Found a few discussions on this board and others related to using riser clamps, so to be extra safe, my plan will be to install one up in the attic spanning the joists up there and another as close...
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    Update - we opened up the cleanout and took a...

    Update - we opened up the cleanout and took a peek down the main drain line as it runs out the foundation and towards the tank. Right on the other side of the foundation it appears a joint has been...
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    Replacing Cast Drain Project

    Related to this thread where I outlined the problem of having a sewer smell coming into our house via the perimeter drain in our basement catching ground water:

    Getting ready to replace the cast...
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    Gotcha :) - like I said, I'm open to other...

    Gotcha :) - like I said, I'm open to other possibilities, but I've been down in the basement once a heavy rain has been going for awhile and the scent definitely begins in the pits...I've put my head...
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    Redwood - follow up question for you. If the...

    Redwood - follow up question for you. If the line to the septic tank isn't leaking into the ground (this is what we are confirming or not with the dye test), then what else could be causing the...
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    I don't see on that website where you can...

    I don't see on that website where you can actually order the dye - am I missing it or is this stuff available at the big box DIY stores?

    Any big difference on the colors available? :)
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    Thanks for the input guys. Krow - I'm 99% sure...

    Thanks for the input guys.

    Krow - I'm 99% sure that the source of the smell is the perimeter drain pits - and only during extremely heavy rain. But I'm open to considering I could be wrong...are...
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    As I browsed through the forums (again), I ran...

    As I browsed through the forums (again), I ran across another plausible explanation. In this thread, Mike shares:

    This sounds to me to be a classic case of an old septic system drainfield sewer...
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    Sewer smell in basement

    Am hoping I come to this board having already done most of the "common sense" homework...here's the story:

    Moved into a 1957 built ranch with a full, unfinished basement a few years ago. The...
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