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  1. Rerouting Drain pipes in concrete slab: DIY or call a pro?

    I am a fairly accomplished DIY plumber, but all my previous projects have been on bathrooms and kitchens where the plumbing was accessible from beneath and in wood framing. Now, I'm contemplating...
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    Recirculator works to prevent frozen pipes

    Thanks to this board, I found out about hot water recirculators.

    Since I have now survived one winter, I want to report back that a recirculator seems to be a good last ditch solution for pipes...
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    What about using Hardiboard? If it will work,...

    What about using Hardiboard? If it will work, its' a lot easier to cut than Wonderboard and gives cleaner edges. You can cut it on a tablesaw no problem.
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    Won't traditional scoring and snapping work? Not...

    Won't traditional scoring and snapping work? Not sure what your application is, but why would the edges need to so clean. You can always use a shurform plane to clean up the edges afterwards.
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    Its not the pressure relief valve that's leaking,...

    Its not the pressure relief valve that's leaking, BTW.
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    When is it worth fixing a water heater?

    I hear of people fixing their water heaters rather than replacing, but I'm not sure when it makes sense to do so. I have a gas 40 gallon heater that is leaking fast through one of the bolts on top...
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    I'm installing a Grundfos today

    I'm actually installing a GrundFos Comfort Series pump today. I'm actually doing it not for instant hot water, but to stop some very inaccessible pipes from freezing (slight circulation of hot water...
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    Fresh air for furnace

    I know this isn't strictly speaking a plumbing question, but thought you might be able to help anyway... My friends just bought a new loft style apartment in NYC where each apartment has its own gas...
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    ****

    Go to ****, enter the keyword "mop sink" there's a brand new sink there for $20. Its not exactly what you're looking for, but its close and the price is right.

    Description: Advance Tabco Comm....
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    Try Home Depot: $97.21

    Thought Home Depot had one, so I went to their website and searched on "utility sink" this is what I found:

    "40 In. X 24 In. White Double Bowl Utility Tub
    Model 27F $97.21

    Sturdy,...
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    Thanks

    Thanks for your advice. Unfortunately, my parents live in Clinton, NY in heart of the snow belt, so doing work on their roof is pretty hard right now. Because of your advice, they will be calling a...
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    Venting problem in my parent's house: Help

    Went home for the holidays and stumbled upon a plumbing problem at my parents 70's single story ranch house. It started when my mom showed me a leak in their bathroom ceiling coming through the...
  13. Insulating

    Thanks Deb,

    Your suggestion is a good one and I have already made some headway sealing up leaks. Whoever built the addition laid the concrete blocks on their sides beneath grade (so their holes...
  14. **** worked great!

    Just checked ****. Found a brand new in box Grundfos UP15-10S for sale with comfort valve for $175 with free shipping. That was almost $75 cheaper than the next best option I had found. So, your...
  15. Pipes are inaccessible

    Gary,

    Thanks for the advice, but as HJ says, I cannot get to the pipes. The addition is made of concrete block added on to a brick townhouse. There is an inaccessible 1 foot tall crawl space...
  16. Grundfos looks good

    HJ,

    I just checked out the Grundfos unit. It looks really good (and its cheaper). I like the fact that it will be in basement rather than the bathroom. Also it looks like it might be better...
  17. Could RedyTemp be a solution for frozen pipes?

    Just became familar with Redy Temp from another post here. Apparently, it provides instant hot water--eliminating the time it takes for hot water to travel from the hot water heater to faucet. It...
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    Can a shower door open into the shower?

    I have a small bathroom (8' x 5') and plan on making a 30" x 48" shower enclosure with a 24" wide frameless tempered glass door. Given the layout and size of the room, it would be way more...
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    One more question...

    Ok, once again thanks...One more (final?) question. Suppose that right now the toilet has 4" pipe and the tub 2". I understand that I can't just do a swap because the new toilet can't work with the...
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    Thanks again

    I guess I will have to ponder my options. I may get back in touch once I've ripped up the floor and can see what's there. Thanks for the advice--wouldn't have liked to commit to a swap and then...
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    Thanks for the response. To follow up, if I'm...

    Thanks for the response. To follow up, if I'm not being too ignorant, what are the requirements for a toilet as opposed to a tub? I've moved toilet's in previous remodels and I helped build a new...
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    Swapping tub and toilet--how much work?

    Hi, I'm in the early planning stages of a bathroom remodel. My house was built in the 1880's is 4 stories tall and has elaborate original plaster detailing, etc. I would like to remodel a bathroom...
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