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    This is a fantastic question, although I must...

    This is a fantastic question, although I must point out that it introduces a number of trick questions and it appears that everyone has already missed the mark.


    Quote:"
    I have an outside wood...
  2. Thread: Hot water tank

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    Careful there...Code prohibits attaching a hose...

    Careful there...Code prohibits attaching a hose to the discharge lines.....

    Code also says when discharging the lines outdoors in a climate subject to freezing the line should have an air gap...
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    Code prohibits discharging the T&P valve into the...

    Code prohibits discharging the T&P valve into the pan...per code both the pan & the T&P MUST HAVE a separate dedicated drain line that either terminates outside the living structure on the ground or...
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    Jan & I live in Chicopee, Mass (just north of...

    Jan & I live in Chicopee, Mass (just north of Springfield in W. Mass) and originally this house had oil heat & gas hot water.

    About 5 yrs ago she had electric heat installed, and shortly after...
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    Polocash...the first thing you should replace is...

    Polocash...the first thing you should replace is your HVAC tech...No competant HVAC tech would use the type of flim flam he is trying to sell you.
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    Code requires the expansion tank to be at the...

    Code requires the expansion tank to be at the water heater.
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    I am assuming you are changing from a home well...

    I am assuming you are changing from a home well system to a municipal water system. If that is so, there is a long list of code requirements and generally they require a licensed plumber to make the...
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    A 16unit apartment building is defined as a...

    A 16unit apartment building is defined as a "Commercial Residential Dwelling" and not only will you need to upgrade to current code, you must upgrade to the commercial code and the installation must...
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    Copper pipe thinks it's high society...when using...

    Copper pipe thinks it's high society...when using bread you have to remove the crust......LOL
  10. Question for Hayzee--Gas furnace electrical supply

    We have a Rheem gas furnace that is currently hardwired to a dedicated 15A circuit breaker.

    I have been toying with ideas on how I could operate the gas furnace in the event of a power outage and...
  11. Quote: "Checked continuity from comp connectors...

    Quote: "Checked continuity from comp connectors to ground and they're open. Checked ohms across the comp terminals and get 2.3 and 1.2 from the common and 3.2 across the start and run. From what I've...
  12. I would begin by checking the easiest overlooked,...

    I would begin by checking the easiest overlooked, yet most common source for your problem.

    The shower arm connection.

    If you note the photo of your shower mixer you will see that the greatest...
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    It appears that the line coming into the house is...

    It appears that the line coming into the house is GIP(Galvanized Iron Pipe) and the valve on the street side of the meter (lower left) is a gate valve. It should also be noted that placing a valve on...
  14. Quote,"As it is an apartment building there are...

    Quote,"As it is an apartment building there are no adjoining walls uppon which to inspect it"

    As it is an apartment building we must first discuss the legalities before proceeding to the solution....
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    On the other hand, I am curious to see how he is...

    On the other hand, I am curious to see how he is going to measure a 45deg angle with a thermometer....LOL
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    That frog is using my scrap PVC pipe and fittings...

    That frog is using my scrap PVC pipe and fittings to make furniture and toys for himself so he is not bound to any codes or rules...He is free to do it however he wants to.
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    who says its glued 1984

    who says its glued

    1984
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    who says its glued?1984

    who says its glued?1984
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    Problems faced by beginning DIY'ers

    While in the Air Force I was trained as a Still Photographic Specialist. After I got out of the Air Force I worked as a newspaper photographer for a short time until I drifted into truck driving and...
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    I have been a ham radio operator since 1975 and...

    I have been a ham radio operator since 1975 and one night years ago I was at the local ham radio club meeting.

    After the meeting we were all sitting around drinking coffee and rag chewing when one...
  21. Also. although you can't see them, there are...

    Also. although you can't see them, there are reinforcing threads on the discharge side to reinforce the medium so it won't blow out.
  22. There is also another approach...

    There is also another approach entirely.......That is an installed central AC unit and both the plumbing code and the mechanical code require that it be equipped with a suitable indirect waste drain...
  23. There is still another option.... Go to an...

    There is still another option....

    Go to an HVAC supply and you can get a tiny condensate drain receiver & pump assembly...They are typically about a one gallon plastic container with a small pump...
  24. Code prohibits directly connecting a condensate...

    Code prohibits directly connecting a condensate drain line to the house DWV system. The condensate line must either terminate outside the structure or it may terminate into an approved "Indirect...
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    Very easy solution here; First pull the...

    Very easy solution here;

    First pull the cabinet and open the stud bay where the existing line is.

    2. Place a mark on the side of the tee where the centerline of the existing fixture arm is.
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