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    A/C Condenser Anti-vibration Isolation Pads

    The cork isolation pads under my A/C condenser unit have disintegrated. I am looking for a replacement. The DiversiTech MP-3E (3" X 3" X 7/8") looks good since it doesn't have a cork core. PexSupply...
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    Goodman SSZ16 heat pumps come with 10 year Parts...

    Goodman SSZ16 heat pumps come with 10 year Parts and Lifetime Compressor Limited Warranties. If I go for the higher end DSZ16 which has a two stage Copeland compressor, two speed fan plus other...
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    Any opinion on Goodman heat pumps?

    A contractor has proposed Goodman 2 ton and 4 ton 16 SEER SSZ16 heat pumps for a friends house. I know the question of how good the Goodman units are has been asked before: they are low end units,...
  4. Now you're talking. My wife's rule would be 1.6...

    Now you're talking. My wife's rule would be 1.6 small cookies per trip. Really, is this enough? This will take several trips!
  5. I haven't had any problem with this toilet and it...

    I haven't had any problem with this toilet and it does it's job well. My idea is simply to come up with a mod to make use of the water that's there in one flush rather than have to hold the lever...
  6. True, but new clean flush water that powers the...

    True, but new clean flush water that powers the flush is still just 1 gal and there's closer to an additional 1 gal in the tank that could be used.
  7. Thanks, but the 1.6 toilet only releases...

    Thanks, but the 1.6 toilet only releases approximately 1 gal on a "push and release". I'm exploring if there is a mod so a "push and release" would push more water without the "hold". The water...
  8. How to increase flush on Kohler Class Five Toilet?

    My Kohler Highline Class Five 1.6 gal toilet (K-3611) flushes with approximately 1 gal of water when the lever is pressed and released immediately. This leaves 1 gal of water in the tank so you can...
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    Dana, The above URL didn't work for some...

    Dana,



    The above URL didn't work for some reason.

    I want to thank you for all the help you have provided in steering me through the myriad of information out there on insulation. This forum...
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    The Dow Styrofoam Weathermate...

    The Dow Styrofoam Weathermate (http://www.dow.com/PublishedLiterature/dh_006a/0901b8038006a1b3.pdf?filepath=styrofoam/pdfs/noreg/179-07173.pdf&fromPage=GetDoc) is a non-insulating Housewrap. The OSB...
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    What do you mean by putting R5 on stud wall? From...

    What do you mean by putting R5 on stud wall? From the Oak Ridge calculator, it looks like they were specifying that R5 goes on the exterior if the siding was removed and there is an "empty wall". My...
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    Dana, My zip is 27106. The concrete floor had...

    Dana,

    My zip is 27106. The concrete floor had heavy polyethylene under it before it was poured so I imagine that does retard moisture vapor somewhat.
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    jadnashua, Yes I don't want to cool the...

    jadnashua,

    Yes I don't want to cool the already cool-enough air. My dealer says it would cool a few addtitional degrees until the dehumidification cycle was finished. I found a Lennox whole home...
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    Dana, Your information and perspective are a...

    Dana,

    Your information and perspective are a great help. There is a lot more to this than I ever imagined and apparently the approach to insulation has changed in recent years because of mold...
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    How best to dehumidify basement?

    In finishing my basement I am planning to install a heat pump. My dealer proposes a Trane 1.5 ton heat pump with a variable speed air handler that would enhance dehumidification also. The system...
  16. Tub Floor Waste Drain/Overflow Pipe Position?

    I am installing a Manchester Tub/Shower C024-0916 (http://www.cctubs.com/Products/Manchester.pdf) made by Carolina Classic Manufacturing, Inc. on a pre-plumbed concrete basement floor. The stud walls...
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    I looked at the drawing and it shows a...

    I looked at the drawing and it shows a tub/shower. Would a 1 1/2" pipe meet the code for that? I understand that a 2" would be better.
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    PVC Pipe Size for Shower Drain?

    My house was built in 2003 in Winston-Salem, NC with the plumbing roughed in for a basement bathroom. The PVC pipe for the shower drain is 1 1/2" diameter. I was told by one plumber that it requires...
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    Taco 003 Hot Water Circulator Pump Runs Hot!

    I just installed a hot water recirculation system with a dedicated return line and a Taco 003 re-circulator pump at the water heater. The system works fine, but I notice that the 3400 rpm pump gets...
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    What type of pipe insulation to use?

    I just put in a hot water recirculation system with a return line to the water heater where the pump is located. It works great! I want to insulate both the hot supply and return lines in the...
  21. The pressure does creep up (to 80 psi so far)...

    The pressure does creep up (to 80 psi so far) with the pump and water heater burner off so it looks like the pressure reducing valve (Wilkins BR4) is bad.

    Here is my plan. I will leave the pump...
  22. Good tip. I will turn off burner, use some hot...

    Good tip. I will turn off burner, use some hot water and watch the gauge. The expansion tank is between the backflow valve and the tank (i.e., upstream). It does happen with pump off or on:) .
  23. Pressure builds up with Thermal Expansion Tank

    I just had a plumber install a hot water recirculation system with a dedicated return line to the water heater cold inlet and a pump at the water heater. The system woks great and I now get instant...
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    I assume you installed the Watts FV-4M1 auto air...

    I assume you installed the Watts FV-4M1 auto air bleeder that Laing recomends. Did you install it with the air scoop that their instructions say will bleed air while water is circulating? Without the...
  25. ??????? I think you replied to the wrong thread.:)

    ??????? I think you replied to the wrong thread.:)
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