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    Plumbing for slab on grade

    Hello everyone,

    I'm building a new home and it's a slab on grade and all PEX water lines and sewer lines have been run underneath the slab. I also installed radiant heat PEX piping under the slab...
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    Inverter for future solar power

    Hello everyone,

    I'm building a new home and my electrician is coming in next week to wire my entire house, install the breaker box, the disconnect etc. I plan to purchase several solar panels a...
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    Best shallow well pump?

    I got A LOT of helpful advice from everyone on this form and I'd like to get an opinion on a well pump.

    Lately my water has been "surging" and when it does the lights in the home often dim. I...
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    Jim, that was real helpful information. Question:...

    Jim, that was real helpful information. Question: Can the ductwork with the system you're describing be used under a slab? I assume so. Secondly, can you give me an idea of who makes such a system...
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    Air Conditioning & Ventilation Question

    Thanks for your comment Jim. I agreee with your ventilation concerns, and although the mini-split system may be the answer I'm going to end up with a few ugly air conditioners mounted on the inside...
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    Air Conditioning & Ventilation Question

    Hey guys,

    I have a question I'm hoping someone could answer. I'm building a new home and I'm breaking ground in 3 weeks. The house is going to be a 4" slab on grade on top of 3" of foam board with...
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    Question: Geothermal Vertical Closed Loop

    I'm building a new home on my existing property and I've been researching a number of different heating/cooling options and I find geothermal to be particularly appealing. Unfortunately the...
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    Copper or PVC?

    Yea, that's what I've heard too. You would also think plastic would be more resilient to harsh water conditions and chemical attacks, as water containing a lot of contaminants would react with copper...
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    Increasing Pressure?

    Thanks for the advice! I'm new at this well stuff and I never knew these systems were so complex.

    This may sound like a stupid question but "is there any type of mechanism or access fitting my...
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    Copper or PVC?

    "If you are talking water supply, you can't use PVC inside the structure."

    Yea, tell that to the modular company that constructed the home because I have nothing but PVC!...(or it may be PEX)?...
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    Copper or PVC?

    I'm designing a large addition to my home and I see more and more homes going with PVC over copper piping. I don't know if its a cost issue, or if the industry is really moving in that direction? Is...
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    Increasing Pressure?

    Cacher, you're exactly right. I didn't know how to check the pressure...until I read your post. Here I am looking all around for a pressure gauge and I had no idea an automotive-style gauge is what...
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    Increasing Pressure?

    Thanks for your comments guys.

    This is my first experience with a well/pump as I've always had city water. However, I checked and checked again (both inside the home and on the well itself) and...
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    Increasing pressure?

    Thanks for your responses.

    Unfortunately my well lid is covered by 8" of snow and ice right now but I'm going to pry it off within the next day or two to gather the information you requested and...
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    System recommendation?

    Hi everyone.

    I'm going to be putting a 1,600 sq. ft. 1st floor addition to my (very small) existing ranch home and I was wondering if anyone could recommend one heating/cooling system over...
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    Increasing pressure?

    Thanks for your reply.

    I just went out and tested it. When off, the pressure gauge on the pump read 36. I then ran one bathroom sink faucet and it slowly went up to 52 and then kicked-off after...
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    Increasing pressure?

    Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum and I've been looking for some professional feedback and I think I came to the right place.

    I just bought a house that is fed by a well. The well is 60' deep and...
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