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  1. Thread: DIY Again

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    I agree - when we put an extension over our...

    I agree - when we put an extension over our garage for a home office we used a crew for the framing work and did the rest ourselves (or subbed it out - electrical and sheetrock). I did all the...
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    Interesting thread - We don't have a largish...

    Interesting thread - We don't have a largish basement here in New England - there is more room there than we need, basically a big Ell 40' x 40' on the long sides with a 15' x 15' chunk missing. We...
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    If the plumber roughed you in at 13" was this...

    If the plumber roughed you in at 13" was this different to the specs that he was provided with? One of the benefots of hiring a pro is that they are licensed and are supposed to be up to speed on...
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    I came from the UK (10 years ago) and I could...

    I came from the UK (10 years ago) and I could always drink from the faucet over there - not what I would call a third world country. Over here where I am on a well (and thus no risk of contaminating...
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    Stubs for pex fixtures

    I have type L copper in my home and get pinhole leaks that require me to rip out drywall and replace copper once a year or so, needless to say it's a PITA.

    So I am replacing with pex. I have the...
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    going back to Marks 9/28 post Mark says : ...

    going back to Marks 9/28 post Mark says :




    this is exactly what pexsupply recommended to me and then supplied to me, a Manabloc manifold and Wirsbo pipe and fittings


    Why are we saying...
  7. No, they don't - my current single stage one does...

    No, they don't - my current single stage one does but it's plastic and tough to turn so I plumbed a copper bypass around that anyway years back. The bypass is also there in case - just in case - I...
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    As part of my replumbing project

    I will need to replace the pressure tank - it is25+ years old and because of 2 basement floods has a lot of surface rust, especially around the base etc, I can just tell it's time to replace it. The...
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    I would dry the floor totally and then monitor it...

    I would dry the floor totally and then monitor it every half an hour making careful note of what is occurring between those times. This should get you to 'something' that is contributing to the...
  10. hj - do you recommend something different ?...

    hj - do you recommend something different ? should I be making a male plastic thread with a male to male adapter and then transitioning to copper from that with a female to sweat copper fitting ?
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  11. Thanks, yes, I contacted them last night, waiting...

    Thanks, yes, I contacted them last night, waiting to hear back. Based on some other posts I saw I am thinking re-do with thread and paste (suitable for plastic). I'll see what they say.

    As I loked...
  12. Leaks from 1"NPT male metal to female plastic.

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    Our house is plumbed with type M (thin wall) copper pipe and I am getting pinhole leaks - 1, maybe 2 year - enough to have me ripping it our and replacing it with Pex. The Pex manifold...
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