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    Thanks Dana -- printed all that out -- I'll...

    Thanks Dana -- printed all that out -- I'll compare those numbers. Going to buy my first one soon. Another thing, I definitely want to avoid the 120vac units, I hear they're on the way out anyway.
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    also -- just read goodman mini splits will be...

    also -- just read goodman mini splits will be discontinued now that they merged -- so no goodman, for sure
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    yeah, I know -- just looking for personal...

    yeah, I know -- just looking for personal experiences to ease my fear. some of these are almost HALF of what I'd pay for the Fujitsu or Mitsubishi.

    they say the Fujitsu does a great job of heating...
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    Experience with "off brand" mini splits?

    There are several companies that have mini splits at substantially lower prices than the Fujitsu and Mitsubishi that appeal to me. Now I know that "generally" you get what you pay for but I've also...
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    just to complete the thread, I just talked to a...

    just to complete the thread, I just talked to a local plumber (my zip code) and he told me the expansion tank is NOT required by code.

    the guy is "upselling" the job so he can make a profit on the...
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    do you suppose in all the rebuilding they're...

    do you suppose in all the rebuilding they're doing on the jersey shore, insurance companies are asking the consumer to pay the extra cost of new code requirements to build the homes on much higher...
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    3. The warranty company has no control over any...

    3. The warranty company has no control over any requirements introduced after the original installation

    but they should. what's the point in paying for the insurance then, from a consumer's view?...
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    So -- In an EXISTING installation where there...

    So --

    In an EXISTING installation where there is NO expansion tank and was built in 2003, unless it's required by code there is no need to install one. I'm linking the home warranty company to all...
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    Thanks Terry -- so I'll ask about the check valve...

    Thanks Terry -- so I'll ask about the check valve and your 99 bucks is what I should expect to pay -- would think with a home warranty that the cost should also include requirements for code because...
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    Expansion tank for water heater

    My Mother lives in a condo complex built 10 years ago and the water heater is shot.

    We have a home warranty that will cover parts and labor to replace the water heater itself but the tech who came...
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    I know Terry hit it on the head -- too much putty...

    I know Terry hit it on the head -- too much putty -- hence, probably making it slide around too much. It was done right, but just that -- too much goo.
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    Terry, thanks -- I should probably remount it...

    Terry, thanks -- I should probably remount it then. I have a feeling I used way too much putty. I think because I don't use it all the time, I think the more the merrier because I honestly can't...
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    Garbage disposal install

    Let me guess, you should probably put thread lock on those 3 bolts that tighten the mounting clamp on a disposal. ? I'm not a plumber and installed the disposal about 2 months ago -- thought it...
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    Thanks Dana. I'm anxious to get the basement...

    Thanks Dana. I'm anxious to get the basement finished -- glad to hear about the concrete floors, I know they have to be helping.
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    This place of mine is very unique -- I should...

    This place of mine is very unique -- I should post a photo to show you. The entire flooring system is concrete and steel. It's apparently an industrial flooring system, the house was built in 1961.
    ...
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    Dana -- thanks so much, I've printed that out...

    Dana --

    thanks so much, I've printed that out because within the year, I plan on putting up stud walls and finishing the basement.

    so it sounds like (especially after get the walls up and...
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    Basement vent -- off topic perhaps

    Off topic maybe but who better to ask than an HVAC pro.

    I have a really nice, tight (no windows) half basement in my house and have been using a dehumidifier down there in the summer -- works...
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    right -- using machine screws and nuts with...

    right -- using machine screws and nuts with thread lock.

    you don't have to caulk around the toilet where it meets the floor do you?
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    ok thanks -- thought that may be the case. I do...

    ok thanks -- thought that may be the case. I do have some 1/4" HDPE plastic (same thickness of tile) certainly easier to work with for the circle -- maybe I can build up the area around the drain...
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    Toilet flange over tile floor

    I've put down my hardiboard and ready for tile -- also know where I want to mount the toilet flange and have already cut the circular opening through the hardiboard and subfloor.

    Is it possible to...
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    Toilet and (2) 45's vs long 90

    I have a raised floor where I'm installing a toilet and coming right out of the toilet i can do one of those longer 90 elbows or (2) 45's for a gentler angle coming right out of the toilet mount. The...
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    I have concrete block on one side (former garage)...

    I have concrete block on one side (former garage) and a new stud wall (uncovered on bath side) I built 2 years ago on other side which gives 59" from stud to concrete. (didn't anticipate building the...
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    ok -- now I'm scared. better start thinking...

    ok -- now I'm scared. better start thinking steel.

    OR -- have been considering a concrete tub because my stud walls are 59" apart (no shoot) and I'd have to do something creative -- trying to...
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    New tub -- under 300 bucks

    Because I have a Lowes charge, would like to buy there and because I'm working alone and it's tight fit, would like a plastic tub.

    I've never owned one though and now leery because of some of...
  25. Thread: Tub vent

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    Yes the vent will be about 5 feet from the tub...

    Yes the vent will be about 5 feet from the tub after the p trap. I'm putting the vent right between the toilet and sink in the wall (2" pipe).

    Toilet > vent < Sink The sink and tub will...
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