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  1. Chad schreiber

    Shower stall

    Hi all, we recently built a new house and asked our contractors to put some rough plumbing in place for a full bathroom in the basement. They left us a 2x4 section of the concrete floor open. This opening is currently covered with framed wood but has access to the main drain. My question is...
  2. Chad schreiber

    Hydronic baseboard check valve

    Sorry, they are controlled by individual zone valves and a single circulator. Thanks shain
  3. Chad schreiber

    Hydronic baseboard check valve

    The original “circuit” was set up as two series type loops with separate returns that join before going into boiler. The way it was split now causes ghosting back through the @return” side of one of the original loops. A simple check valve throw device will fix the issue, Im just am unfamiliar...
  4. Chad schreiber

    Hydronic baseboard check valve

    What is the best type of check valve to install in a hydronic baseboard system to prevent “ ghosting”? After splitting two areas in the house into two individual zones we are getting ghosting back through the one loop. Is it best to use something like a watts flow check or a swing type check...
  5. Chad schreiber

    PEX and boilers

    thanks, is there a preferred brand of pex or a “better” brand to use?
  6. Chad schreiber

    PEX and boilers

    Hi, I apologize if my question has been asked before but I’m trying to determine if I’m being told the correct things. We are adding additional baseboard heaters to our new addition and the installer wants to use pex instead of copper pipe. The runs will vary between approx 10’ to 35’. He did...
  7. Chad schreiber

    Dehumidifier in basement

    Dana, thanks for all the info! First, there is a door between the two rooms but there is no insulation barrier of any sorts in a the wall. Just log siding installed on the finished side and OSB on the unfinished side. The crawl space has two vents to the outside. One is sealed off and the other...
  8. Chad schreiber

    Dehumidifier in basement

    Hi all, first post but long time lurker. I currently have a roughly 32'x20' almost finished room in my basement. I've been using an Aprilaire 1710 unit for humidity control with great results. Well the time has come to completely finish the room and I'm unsure where to locate the dehumidifier...
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