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    Not sure but I hear it is against code in WI to...

    Not sure but I hear it is against code in WI to use foam core pvc in the dwv lines....
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    That looks really nice! I can get the TOTO unit...

    That looks really nice! I can get the TOTO unit wholesale in Japan for less than half the price of the Grohe unit at about $125 though, and since I will need two of them, I think I will stick with...
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    I would really really appreciate that! Thank you!...

    I would really really appreciate that! Thank you!

    Chris
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    I have looked and looked and can not find...

    I have looked and looked and can not find anything in the US similar to the Japanese style shower fixtures. These are basically a faucet with a hand-held, surface mountable, shower head take-off....
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    I plan to order them from a supplier in Japan. I...

    I plan to order them from a supplier in Japan. I am sure they will not come with any adapters. While they do not sell the fixtures I want in the US, I guess my best move is to call the US rep and ask...
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    The two showers will supply roughly 2-3 gpm, the...

    The two showers will supply roughly 2-3 gpm, the tub drain will be 1.5 or 2 inch diameter. The curb will be 4-6 inches.

    I know that the flow out of the tub will decrease as the water level...
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    Not going to make it easy for me are you! ...

    Not going to make it easy for me are you!

    Thanks again,

    Chris
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    I figured they would be metric. Are there...

    I figured they would be metric. Are there adapters made and where would I find such things?

    Thanks again for the reply...

    Chris
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    Japanese shower fixtures- thread sizes???

    Does anyone here know anything about Japanese fixture thread sizes? I am building a Japanese home with a traditional walk in shower/bath room and want to use the Japanese style shower fixtures. I...
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    Shower room drain size???

    Hello-

    I am building a 8x11 shower room which will have two shower heads and one large soaking tub. I am wondering if (1) 2 inch drain will be sufficient or if I should go with a three inch or...
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    new schematic (bigger with a few changes)

    Thanks again for all comments...
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    Thank you for clarifying. I have figured out a...

    Thank you for clarifying. I have figured out a way to route a vent from that last sink to a tie in with the toilet vent which runs up to the main stack up on the second floor.

    It would be ok...
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    Thank you very much for your comments- I really...

    Thank you very much for your comments- I really appreciate it...

    Could you explain what you mean by a "backwards connection"? Do you mean having two drain flows coming at each other and meeting...
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    Please comment on my plumbing system design....

    Would appreciate any comments on my proposed plumbing system before I start cutting and joining...

    Thanks in advance for any and all advice...

    Chris
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    Shower room questions

    I am planning a 8' x 11' shower room in my new home and have a question about the floor. The bathroom is on a first floor, with a 3/4" plywood subfloor over 3"x8"x 10' joists 1 foot on center. I plan...
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    Let me repeat my question with more detail... ...

    Let me repeat my question with more detail...

    Currently, there are two ground rods in the ground outside my home which are connected to my service panel and function as the ground for my home...
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    grounding question

    I have my main panel grounded through two ground rods buried underground outside my house. When I put in my submersible well pump the other day, I had a lug welded onto the outside of the well casing...
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    0.240 kw X 8760 hrs/yr X $0.07/KW-H = $147/YR or...

    0.240 kw X 8760 hrs/yr X $0.07/KW-H = $147/YR or $12.26/month

    That isn't bad, but with two transformers, this would double. If the loss is more like 480 watts, then this would quadriple. That is...
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    According to them, they have 480V. Then you pay...

    According to them, they have 480V. Then you pay them for a transformer that outputs 240V which they place on your property.
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    I understand a transformer would draw a small...

    I understand a transformer would draw a small amount even without a load on the secondary, but I wasn't aware that it would be significant.

    I am in a rural area. All I am relaying is what the...
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    My understanding is that a conductor has a...

    My understanding is that a conductor has a certain power carrying capacity. Power is volts X amps. Losses are proportional to current carried; raising the voltage drops the current at a given power...
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    Can you explain a bit why a step-up/step-down set...

    Can you explain a bit why a step-up/step-down set of transformers placed after the meter would run the bill up? As I understand it, transformers don't draw current on their own...

    I am looking at...
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    My utility is an electric coop and they wanted...

    My utility is an electric coop and they wanted about 3X your $6000 to extend their primary. That is why I bought the cable and had it trenched in.

    I am hoping someone will elaborate on what, if...
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    The utility tells me that the voltage at the...

    The utility tells me that the voltage at the primary of their transformer is 480V. The 2000 foot cable is in and I have been using it for a year. Voltage drop calculations indicate that I will have...
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    Stepping up/down voltage from incoming feed???

    Here is my situation: my home is being built about 2000 feet from my utility transformer which as the end of the utility's line in a very rural, ag area. The utility wanted wayyyy tooo much to extend...
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