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    If I wanted to use a combo on the way out so the...

    If I wanted to use a combo on the way out so the back side is my cleanout and the top is where I tie in my drains, can I use a double elbow?
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    Double Sanitee Vs Double Wye

    My sewer line exits through the sidewall of my basement about 3ft below grade and about 3ft above basement floor. I need to tie in two 4" drains from the floors above, one coming from left and one...
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    Just saw the same reported on the news nearby...

    Just saw the same reported on the news nearby about sewer grates being stolen. Police said local metal scrapyards "will not" buy them.

    If thats the case then where are they going?
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    I have a "supply" of base-ray that I got from a...

    I have a "supply" of base-ray that I got from a co-worker, when his father passed. Probably about 60' ft or so if i had to guess. I LOVE this stuff. It was installed probably in the 40-50's to...
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    The new boiler will be installed by yours truly...

    The new boiler will be installed by yours truly so costs are limited to some parts. If I did a mod-con I would probably vent out of the wall so as to not have to deal with lining my HUGE and VERY...
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    Dana, First , thank you VERY much for taking...

    Dana,

    First , thank you VERY much for taking the time to look over my numbers, I was hoping you would chime in.

    You hit on some very pertinent points to my situation.

    1.) The current boiler...
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    Boiler Sizing and Heat Load/Loss

    I was reading some other posts and wanted to see how "over" sized my boiler is and what my real heat loss is. I am familiar with Manual J, but have never fully completed one for my house. I kept...
  8. It looks like you have enough pipe to cut the pex...

    It looks like you have enough pipe to cut the pex and old valve off and do your tile job. Once done you can replace the valve with a Sharkbite fitting. No tools required. BTW they are referred to as...
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    I'm no expert on septics, but for my sewer the...

    I'm no expert on septics, but for my sewer the cleanout that was brought up to the yard was PVC and had a traditional screw on cap to cover when not in use. It looks like someone used this corrugated...
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    Thanks but I'm not going to the insurance on this...

    Thanks but I'm not going to the insurance on this one. I don't need my rates going up. I am very handy and will just suck it up and do the repairs myself. When you factor in the deductible, it just...
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    Thanks HJ, I didn't think about the center...

    Thanks HJ, I didn't think about the center gasket. For a 4year old toilet do you think it is worth replacing that gasket? Is simply tightening the nuts enough?

    It was whole fiasco getting this...
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    That would have helped. Mine is an American...

    That would have helped. Mine is an American Standard. I'm always afraid to over-tighten because the way you find out you have done that on a toilet is the hard way(when you hear the crack).
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    Loose Tank Bolts, big mess

    So apparently our 3rd floor bathroom toilet had a loose tank to bowl bolt/screw.
    It's been in service for 4 years w/o issue. I come home from work to discover water dripping above the 2nd floor...
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    You first should start by asking where the extra...

    You first should start by asking where the extra $2800-3800 came from? Did this verbal agreement include a cap? Sounds like not.
  15. It will come back through your faucets. If it...

    It will come back through your faucets. If it happens when your faucets are closed, then there is a problem with one of your shower/sink valves. If you are using any of the faucets then you are...
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    3.) There are wrenches to remove the drain, since...

    3.) There are wrenches to remove the drain, since you are removing to replace you can use the method of getting a pair of pliers in that drain across the "cross" then unscrew. Probably wouldn't hurt...
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    Ok so a new line will be installed. It is...

    Ok so a new line will be installed. It is scheduled for next week. I will be paying the addl $ out of pocket above the insurance cap. The old line will be abandoned and the new one will go out the...
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    The city did/does have combined sewer/storm. Over...

    The city did/does have combined sewer/storm. Over by me they are seperate (2 systems). House is over 100yrs old so I expected the downspouts were going to dry wells or something. When they dug up the...
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    Main line is backed up again....sigh this sucks!...

    Main line is backed up again....sigh this sucks! They came out within half an hour and snaked 2X from the basement drain. Then they used a blow back with no luck. We then moved out to the cleanout in...
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    If you watch any of the dozens of shows on TV you...

    If you watch any of the dozens of shows on TV you will see that many people get stuck with problems when they buy a house NEW or OLD. Some new homes come with a warranty of maybe 1 year, but that...
  21. It sounds like you know what you are talking...

    It sounds like you know what you are talking about when you mention it has air, but you didn't specify the type of sound or how you know it's air. The reason I bring it up is that some people have...
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    Tough to throw out a price on the job, prob won't...

    Tough to throw out a price on the job, prob won't get any posts helping you there. That being said you can replace the run with PVC which will more likely be cheaper and easier. The joint to the...
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    There are several "metal" hanger types that would...

    There are several "metal" hanger types that would work.

    Cheap
    http://www.hvac-runner.com/Wire-Pipe-Hook-79.html

    Inexpensive but more durable than first...
  24. Any hot water recirculating pump/system? I'll...

    Any hot water recirculating pump/system?

    I'll let the pros chime in but I think if there is bad valve @ a fixture/tub you could be mixing hot water into the cold. This would consume hot water...
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    The fact that the existing drain he had to tie...

    The fact that the existing drain he had to tie into was ABS makes his life and job a whole lot easier. Any 1/2 decent Contractor(non-plumber) could do a better job piping that drain/trap. I could see...
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