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  1. You need an arrestor at the point of water...

    You need an arrestor at the point of water connection for the washer, hot and cold. The open/closing of the solenoids during the start of a cycle create a very hard water hammer. Its not just an LG...
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    Yes, I know the math (thanks for pointing out how...

    Yes, I know the math (thanks for pointing out how horrible it compares!) but you also ended by hitting the true intent of my question. Code doesnt always equate to engineering, sometimes the rules,...
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    Does 2+2 = 4?

    As far as venting goes, can the requirement for 4" PVC be run using TWO 2" pipes for the run between unit and the outside? Meaning I would have FOUR 2" pipes running inline with each other until...
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    Our family has a VW and our company has nothing...

    Our family has a VW and our company has nothing but Audi's for business. While I dont drive the companys Audi's I know who does and they take them to whatever lube joint is close to home. And I have...
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    This is my own home and DIY. Thats why I know...

    This is my own home and DIY. Thats why I know exactly what the numbers were and are now. It is what it is.
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    While great at pointing out specs and...

    While great at pointing out specs and recomendations...what I stated is fact. I was warned about this verbally, I have done it, and watched first hand what occurs. (not in my own home)

    Adding 12"...
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    If your attic has blown fiberglass now, adding...

    If your attic has blown fiberglass now, adding cellulous will pack it down to nothing. But you dont...so the choice is clear.

    Opt for cellulous and add much more than just 12”. It will settle a...
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    Plumbers in my area said no worries. They use PEX...

    Plumbers in my area said no worries. They use PEX very often for new homes and retro's. I happen to also T into my main line (like you are) and installed 1" PEX to feed my water powered backup sump...
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    May be you've heard stories like this...but its...

    May be you've heard stories like this...but its not a fact.
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    Thatís definitely a good example. A water powered...

    Thatís definitely a good example. A water powered back up would not be a good fit if you dont have a reliable source of water. Although 15,000 GPD use would never occur even with my extreme...
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    That’s definitely a good example. A water powered...

    That’s definitely a good example. A water powered back up would not be a good fit if you dont have a reliable source of water. Although 15,000 GPD use would never occur even with my extreme...
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    You're refering to a basement? Ummm...ok. I...

    You're refering to a basement? Ummm...ok.

    I will say that there are only 2 other homes (that I know of) with in my neighborhood with sump pits that "flow" like mine and ALL others operate normally...
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    You wont find it here. But you also wont find...

    You wont find it here. But you also wont find failures here either. Many here are what I see in the water industry (in gereral! relax guys!), in that most want to stay with the old tried and true...
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    Could you name one occurrence of such an...

    Could you name one occurrence of such an example??? There may be parts of the country where this *could* technically occur, but even then, I would ask for an example to prove the point…other than...
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    While its not good practice to install a section...

    While its not good practice to install a section of 1/2" pipe at or around the main water line, its also not the neck in the hour glass. The OP said this was near the main shut off, which places it...
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    I also have a VERY active pit and have been using...

    I also have a VERY active pit and have been using this for 2 years:

    http://hydrocheckproducts.com/Hi_Lo_Controller.htm
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    Water powered back up pump

    I just installed a 1" water powered backup sump pump this weekend and I thought Iíd share my opinion today after a full day of moderate rain. Itís made (or just assembled?) by Tane Corp and they call...
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    Thats right. NSF does not certify any choline...

    Thats right. NSF does not certify any choline tablet or pellet made for "Recreational Water" (pool/spa), for potable water.

    NSF is crazy about chemical composition of wetted surfaces used in...
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    Am I a licensed pro? Nope. I am an M.E. But I've...

    Am I a licensed pro? Nope. I am an M.E. But I've been plumbing for over 20 years, gas and water. No need to explain my background though...this site is here for exactly this reason...isnt it???
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    I am not a plumber, but I just reviewed some...

    I am not a plumber, but I just reviewed some simple code rules for this when I added a new line and valve to my stove. Basically, you cant have it hidden within a wall, so in your case behind a door...
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    Not so much. My area doesnt allow residents to do...

    Not so much. My area doesnt allow residents to do their own plumbing or electrical, so they frown on questions like this and wont issue a permit unless I am a professional AND approved by the city!!!...
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    So no one has plumbed black pipe outside for gas...

    So no one has plumbed black pipe outside for gas use on a deck? Nautral Gas grill on a deck? Anybody?
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    Gas pipe (black) under high deck

    I've done plenty of gas runs including stainless tube and fittings, but running pipe past the band of a house is a new one for me.

    Can I run gas pipe run from the house and under a wood deck?...
  24. I agree with most of the replies here. These new...

    I agree with most of the replies here. These new hybrids are not making sense to me. Many use less gas, but at the VERY high cost of more electric power. Others still have a very large footprint and...
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    I am only looking at buying condensing...

    I am only looking at buying condensing units...which vent via PVC. I started this thread asking which units vent via PVC and learned that there are options out there, but at this time they are the...
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