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  1. Well in that case, I should be fine. The tested...

    Well in that case, I should be fine. The tested hardness level in our water is very low. We also have never seen any buildup at any fixture.

    But I still would like to know how much pressure we...
  2. OK, it's done. I have installed the tankless...

    OK, it's done. I have installed the tankless (several weeks ago) and have used it long enough to report back to everyone.

    I have a Rinnai 53i and this unit just fit into the tight vertical...
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    OK, thanks.

    OK, thanks.
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    will NPT fitting work with IPS fitting?

    Are these 2 standards the same? Or do they have different taper, or thread count or pitch? I tried to look this up but got more confused than ever. I now know what they stand for, but will they fit...
  5. OK, thanks for all the replies. I think that I...

    OK, thanks for all the replies. I think that I can run the vent inside the cabinet far enough to get into the open wall channel, without having to create the bow vent.

    rick.
  6. A kitchen sink under a window is quite common,...

    A kitchen sink under a window is quite common, and if I cannot bore a 1 1/2 inch hole (more than 40% of a 2x4 in a load bearing wall), then how do you commonly do it? I need to get through a single...
  7. What's the max size of drain/vent pipe that I can I can put thru a 2x4 stud?

    I will shortly be re-doing all of the plumbing in a small bathroom and adjacent kitchen. In order to vent properly I will need to run ABS thru several studs, then through the exterior wall top plate....
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    2 inch flexible aluminum duct vent available?

    I want to install a fresh air intake on my Pellet stove but the kit from the manufacturer (Quadra Fire) cost about $100 which is outrageous. Even the dealer said "make it yourself". I can find the...
  9. Hi, I'm back. Well, this thread certainly grew...

    Hi, I'm back. Well, this thread certainly grew some legs.

    Ok, this is what I have and what I intend to do. Unless you talk me out of it. :-)

    I have a small cottage with just my wife and...
  10. Thanks Dana for the confirmation. By the way,...

    Thanks Dana for the confirmation.

    By the way, do you know if the plumbing code in MA requires that the T/P relief valve be plumbed to a drain if using a tankless in a cellar (actually a...
  11. Thanks for the reply. Winter incoming water is...

    Thanks for the reply. Winter incoming water is about 45 deg. Summer is about 55. The unit that we have spec'ed should give us the flow rate that we need with the 60 deg rise in the winter. What I do...
  12. Tankless with varying incoming pressure from well tank/pump?

    I have a small house with a well and pressure tank set to produce between 30-50 lbs. pressure. This works great. We now want (actually need to for space considerations) to install a tankless WH but...
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    We don't have space for a laundry sink so I will...

    We don't have space for a laundry sink so I will need to just hook it up in order to try it. But since 1.5 used to be the code and modern washers use LESS water, I now only worry that the RATE that...
  14. Thread: Vent size?

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    Vent size?

    What is the smallest size of vent pipe that can be used to go up from the stack and through the roof? Total load is one toilet, 1 lav sink, 1 shower, 1 kitchen sink. I live in MA if that matters.
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    laundry drain size?

    I am installing a clothes washer as part of a bathroom remodel and want to connect it to a drywell that is technically illegal in MA but allowed since it is preexisting, and grandfathered in. The...
  16. Side vent clearance for tankless on demand WH?

    I am adding a concrete block foundation around a small cottage in Palmer Massachusetts. Next summer, we will re do all the plumbing during a bathroom remodel and at that time, install a tankless on...
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    Thanks for the info Dana. I lived in Worcester...

    Thanks for the info Dana. I lived in Worcester and Holden for many years before ending up in Palmer by a round about way. It appears that you live in Greendale.

    Since I am currently unemployed we...
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    But then I'd have to go over the whole thing...

    But then I'd have to go over the whole thing again with an air barrier to eliminate the air penetration. Do you know if "house wrap" tyvek type material is air proof but NOT moisture proof? It would...
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    Thanks Jim, This gives me more to think about....

    Thanks Jim, This gives me more to think about. But did you say that a mod-com boiler can be small enough to be wall hung? That is pretty small. Is it similar to a tankless WH?

    Rick.
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    Which heating system is best for my use?

    I have a 930 SF house in Massachusetts that has been a Summer only place, but now we need to convert it to a year round home. We are insulating it to the max but need to add a heating system. Propane...
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    insulating floor over crawlspace

    I need to insulate a small house that has a dirt crawlspace. We will be adding a concrete block foundation to create a sealed "conditioned" crawlspace with the dirt floor sealed with 6 mil plastic...
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    Thanks for the info. So, does that make the...

    Thanks for the info. So, does that make the "State" brand of WH as reliable as the Rinnai?
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    Ever heard of "State" brand tankless W.H.?

    The plumbing/heating company that might have install a complete heating system and tankless HW heater likes to use "State" brand on demand WH. Has anyone heard of this company? He also claims not to...
  24. Hi Gary, I guess that you have confirmed that...

    Hi Gary,
    I guess that you have confirmed that the limiting factor in my system is the 3/4" pipe to the house and that increasing the drop pipe diameter will not change the performance overall.

    My...
  25. Hi All, I agree with all of these responses....

    Hi All,

    I agree with all of these responses. But...I have noticed that a union connection, although much stronger than a compression, has an interior constriction with a fairly small diameter....
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