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  1. Thanks for all the ideas. I am going to insulate...

    Thanks for all the ideas. I am going to insulate the walls with foam so I have to sheetrock them to meet fire code. Any amount of water could be very damaging so a K.I.S.S. solution is preferable. ...
  2. Water heaterTP valve piping, what to do??

    Hopefully this spring I will finally be finishing the basement. I did a radon test and will need a mitigation system. Currently the water heater TP valve plumbing goes into the sump pump basin. ...
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    I thought I had replied to your last post but...

    I thought I had replied to your last post but something went wrong. Maybe I forgot to actually post it, oops. Actually the water never seems perfect. After it regenerates the spotting in the...
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    I was going to go with the settings you...

    I was going to go with the settings you recommended but wanted to first give all the info about my setup to be sure it would not change anything. Thanks for your expertise.
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    It is 44" tall and it is a 40,000 grain.

    It is 44" tall and it is a 40,000 grain.
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    I am back, Gary's settings did help with the...

    I am back, Gary's settings did help with the spotting but did not eliminate it completely. I have been working on the basement and spending some time around the softener I got to thinking about it...
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    Which Zoeller sump pump to buy?

    Is the switch on the Zoeller Bn-53 better than the switch on the M-53? Can the switch on the Bn-53 be adjusted to allow the sump to fill say 16" deep before the pump kicks on? I cannot seem to find...
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    Which Zoeller pump to buy?

    Is the switch on the Zoeller Bn-53 better than the switch on the M-53? Can the switch on the Bn-53 be adjusted to allow the sump to fill say 16" deep before the pump kicks on? I cannot seem to find...
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    Hydrogen sulfide from hot water only

    My parents have a small laundry room in their garage. They have a 20 gallon water heater that supplies the washing machine and a utility sink. The water heater gets very little use probably 5...
  10. Sewer gas from stack, stinking out back yard

    We have been having an ongoing problem with sewer gas outside the house. Those cold winter days you can even see steam blowing out the roof vents. When the wind blows from the south the way the...
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    My dad recently moved the laundry room to the...

    My dad recently moved the laundry room to the addition. He always thought the nasty smell in the old laundry room was the washing machine door seal. It smelled more like sewer gas to me. Now that...
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    What is wrong with this setup?

    Here are a couple pictures of the sewer lines in my dad's crawlspace. We are having a debate about venting. The shower drains into the line coming from the washing machine stand pipe. There is a...
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    Thank you very much for all the detailed...

    Thank you very much for all the detailed information that is just what I was wanting to know. I have been slowly gutting one room at a time and re finishing over the last 4 years. 80% of the...
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    Want to add more attic insulation

    My house has 5.5" of 52 year old rockwool and about 6" of fiberglass on top of that. In many places the fiberglass is quite compacted from people working up there. I would like to add more to bring...
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    I was thinking about something flexible like PE,...

    I was thinking about something flexible like PE, the slip fittings won't allow any air to get sucked in? That was my only concern. I would much rather go with the PE it would sure simpilify things...
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    Best way to connect PVC to Galvanized?

    This is for the suction line on my sprinkler pump. I have a sandpoint well that has a 1-1/2" galvanized tee on the end of the casing. Currently I have a 1-1/2" galvanized nipple coming from the tee...
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    Smoke alarms: what brand should I buy?

    I have needed to install smoke alarms for a while now and I figure it is better to spend the time in the attic running the wire while it is still cool up there.

    Now I am trying to decide on what...
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    I have had respiratory and sinus infections all...

    I have had respiratory and sinus infections all my life mostly during the winter months. This year it started in August and I got a sinus infection that would not go away. My family doc sent me to...
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    I just made the changes you suggested. While...

    I just made the changes you suggested. While doing this I noticed a tag near where the drainline connects that says "injector - 1" and "drain flow 2.4gpm" I thought I would post this in case it...
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    Fleck 5600SE settings

    I have a Fleck 5600 SE water softener that I have a few questions about.

    When I put it in a few years ago our water came from a different well on the city system. Since we got moved to a new well...
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    The limit switch is a thermostat that turns the...

    The limit switch is a thermostat that turns the blower on when the furnace gets to a certain temperature. It then turns the blower off after it drops below that temperature.

    If you plan to...
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    If I understand what you are saying, you are...

    If I understand what you are saying, you are bypassing the heat pumps and dumping the water directly to the waste line? Do you have any water going to the waste line?

    Is the pump a submersible...
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    I just found several store fronts on ****. There...

    I just found several store fronts on ****. There are probably others as well on the internet. Some local shops will usually work with you. They can size the equipment and make all the duct work...
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    That is not all they did, unfortunately I did not...

    That is not all they did, unfortunately I did not take pictures of the worst stuff.
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    Are we talking about the breaker in your main...

    Are we talking about the breaker in your main panel or an internal breaker in the furnace? Either way I would bet the cap on the blower to be faulty.
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