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    BTW, it's not directly copper to galvanized. The...

    BTW, it's not directly copper to galvanized. The rest of the house is galvanized, and the shower valve is in between the two metals. From what I've read online, this is acceptable (but correct me if...
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    Talk to the fiance...

    Talk to the fiance...
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    Well, I decided to take down part of the stud...

    Well, I decided to take down part of the stud wall that was already in the room, and found why it was so deep. (The wall had drywall and plywood screwed to it, and was not finished.) It looks like...
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    Proper way to finish basement walls

    My home is about 40 years old - it's a small bi-level with a 3/4 finished lower level. I noticed while in a crawl space under the foyer that the walls are spaced out from the foundation about 1-1/2"....
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    Wow.. that looks bad! I completely remodeled...

    Wow.. that looks bad!

    I completely remodeled my bathroom all the way down to the studs. I also have a Moen faucet, a bit different "style" than yours, but I bet you the guts are still the same....
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    When I remodeled my bathroom, I went with...

    When I remodeled my bathroom, I went with ceramic. It's a small bath (9x5), and it cost me about $350 material/labor to have a tile floor put in. (I put in the underlayment, and I paid a guy to lay...
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    I've always hated CFLs. But, I gave in and bought...

    I've always hated CFLs. But, I gave in and bought eight 100-watt equivalent lights and used them in my utility room, outside porch light, and a couple of lights in my living room. I had an LED flood...
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    The poorly-plumbed water softener

    Almost 3 years ago, I purchased an "as-is" house that was a foreclosure. It had sat empty for about a year before going on the market.

    There was a water softener already in the house, but the...
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    The "Messed-Up Plumbing" thread

    Thought it might be humorous and entertaining to have a thread to submit messed-up plumbing photos...
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    I think the guy who used to own my house did that...

    I think the guy who used to own my house did that work... ;)

    BTW, are there any websites where people post pictures of interesting home repair work such as this? Or, is there a thread on this site...
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    My God.. changing a faucet isn't brain surgery....

    My God.. changing a faucet isn't brain surgery. It's one of the first home-improvement jobs I ever did, before I was even able to drive!! (Surprised my mom to say the least..)

    PlumbyDumby, I hope...
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    ...I've never experienced the "splash" on any...

    ...I've never experienced the "splash" on any toilet I've used... sounds pretty nasty.

    I hate the toilets you find at stores/restaurants with the sensors that flush automatically. Seems you have...
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    Ok... you said "on one sink." In my plan, I will...

    Ok... you said "on one sink." In my plan, I will have a dishwasher and a sink side by side, which will be in the area of the cabinetry where there is no wall to run a vent out of. Would an AAV be ok...
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    Thanks for your response. I looked up "island...

    Thanks for your response. I looked up "island fixture vent" to get a better understanding. Looks like that is the way to go.

    I prefer not have a full wall as I would like to keep the open feel of...
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    Kitchen remodel - venting

    As I near finishing my bathroom remodel, I'm starting to think about the mechanics of my kitchen remodel.

    Here's a Visio of how my kitchen currently is. The former owner added an addition on the...
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    Isn't it rediculous how much toilet paper costs?...

    Isn't it rediculous how much toilet paper costs? With two women in the house, we have to wipe with each use of the toilet, so we can easily go through one of those expensive, squishy, low paper count...
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    I use Scotts 1000 ct, Scotts Ultra Soft, and...

    I use Scotts 1000 ct, Scotts Ultra Soft, and recently bought a crate of generic stuff from Sam's called Pom 400 that works well. I'm on septic, 2 - 3 people in the house, Amer Std Cadet toilets. I...
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    I have a used Culligan unit in my house - somehow...

    I have a used Culligan unit in my house - somehow I jammed a gear which broke the little motor that drives the gears when I tried to manually regenerate the system. I called the local Culligan...
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    I have a bi-level house (like a raised ranch), and the septic runs out the bottom of the house and into the septic tank. From there, it runs into a lift-station with a pump, which draws the liquids...
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    Quite a few houses near where I live have had...

    Quite a few houses near where I live have had their crawlspaces dug out. Many of the homes were built without basements to keep the cost low, not because they were built on a swamp. The basement...
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    I checked all the other copper piping in the...

    I checked all the other copper piping in the house, and they all look fine. It's a small house, and all the piping is confined to one area in the basement, which is accessible near the furnace...
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    Bob, Thanks for your detailed info on the...

    Bob,
    Thanks for your detailed info on the changeover - I'll be sure to refer back to it when I get to that point. With the way I do projects around here, I'm sure it will be at least spring before I...
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    Hahaha.. maybe that's why he hesitates in moving...

    Hahaha.. maybe that's why he hesitates in moving in with me. ;) My service can't handle his welder or air compressor!

    I think ultimately moving to 200 amp would be the best decision - I discussed...
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    No, I haven't... I'd assume I'd have to check the...

    No, I haven't... I'd assume I'd have to check the requirements for stuff such as the satellite boxes, televisions, computers, and whatever else.. correct?

    It's a small house - I imagine at the...
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    Haha.. no.. they were all around the top of the...

    Haha.. no.. they were all around the top of the pipe, and also in the part that was through the stud. But at least that would have been an explanation...

    When I went to the hardware store to get...
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