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    R/O check valve making noise

    In November of 2019 I installed a Watts Pure Water R/O system with permeate pump under a kitchen sink. The faucet was getting very noisy with hissing from the weep hole/overflow so I converted to a bipass with check valve in July of 2020. The check valve has become progressively noisier with a...
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    Metal Clad grounding question

    Could you please help me understand a wiring issue I'm having? I have #12 hot and neutral running from a new GE 20amp breaker to a metal junction box. From the jb I have 12/2 armor clad running behind drywall (old work) to a metal box with a 15amp outlet. If I connect the copper (green)...
  3. idoc4u

    R/O manifold quick connect question

    If one of the push connect ports on a reverse osmosis manifold is left open will it leak without a plug? Thanks!
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    Reverse Osmosis - Permeate Pump Question

    I have a GE Profile Model PXRQ15RBL reverse osmosis system. I would like to add a permeate pump. There are 4 connection points on the manifold: 1. Outlet (Blue) which goes from manifold to fridge, 2. Tank (Red) which goes to the water tank, 3. Drain (Black) which goes to drain, 4. Inlet...
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    Should this GFCI run work?

    Please see attached well crafted artistic rendering. I ran #12 wire from a 20A breaker to a junction box. From the junction box I created a pigtail and ran to the first GFCI outlet (Line) terminal. Also from the pigtail in the junction box I ran to a second GFCI outlet (Line). Then from...
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    Electric Fireplace Question

    I have posed this question to local electricians and vendors. The answers are almost consistently inconsistent. Any opinions would be appreciated. I am interested in installing an electric fireplace in a new construction basement recreation room area. Should I place the 1500W fireplace on...
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    Calculation for heat supply to a given area

    Is there a tabel, nomogram, or some directive regarding standards for supplying heat to a given square foot area or cubic foot area of a room in a home? I am wanting to supply adequate heat to a look-out basement in a home that is new construction, well insulated with a usable area of about...
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    Return Air

    I apologize in advance as this is somewhat of a continuation of a previous post. I didn't know how to post a new picture in a reply. A few of you have replied to the previous post and I appreciate the help. My home is new construction; 2 story with a basement. I have a 2 ton HVAC unit...
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    basement heating/cooling question

    I am in the process of finishing my basement. The area that I wish to heat is 500 sq ft. I have a two part question; if I wish to heat with an electric fireplace or electric baseboard heat, do you guys think that an electric fireplace that is supposed to cover a 400 ft sq area would be...
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    2 electrical questions

    Hi, I have 2 separate questions to ask, if you guys have some input, I'd appreciate the thoughts. 1. If on a 15A breaker I have 3 - 100W lights + 12 - 65W lights + 1 water softener tranformer on the same circuit, this equals 1080W being used if they are all on at the same time not...
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    Start up question

    Please see photo for explanation clarity. I would like to start up my irrigation system, but cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong. I have the valve open in the basement leading to the "bell" you see in the photo. I have the valves that look like straight screw driver screw heads closed, the...
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    Hardiebacker vs Greenboard

    I have roughed in a shower so that I will put wall board behind the acrylic shower walls as opposed to attaching the shower walls directly to the studs. I believe this will add stability. Would it make more sense to use cement board vs greenboard behing the shower walls since I will need to...
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    New drain post/question

    I apologize in advance for repeating this question. I wasn't sure how to upload a pic via a reply to the original posting. That said, PLEASE SEE IMAGE BELOW for clarification of my question and thanks for understanding. In a concrete floor, I have roughed in a 2" riser for a shower drain...
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    shower drain question

    In a concrete floor, I have roughed in a 2" riser for a shower drain. However, I believe I may have made the following mistake. When I roughed in the trap and riser, I did NOT leave a space around the 2" riser. In other words, the concrete I poured is up to and around the riser. The 2" PVC...
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    shower drain question

    I am installing a Kohler, acrylic, 3 piece shower stall. I have installed a 2" riser coming out of the slab floor. Would it be best to glue a PVC drain flange to the riser and then attach a brass drain assembly that has the fiber-type gasket attached to the tail piece and screw it into...
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    Self Leveling compound question

    Can anyone tell me if it is necessary to use a primer before applying a self leveling mortar mix to a basement slab floor? Thank you!
  17. idoc4u

    Grounding question

    I am running a new 20A circuit to an unfinished basement bathroom. I am also running my #12 hot, neutral and ground through 1/2" EMT conduit. The conduit, I realize is a functioning ground. However, here is the question. When the wires enter the metal boxes for switches and outlets, it would...
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    Bathroom heat question

    I am finishing a 10x10 basement bathroom and have extended from the furnace trunk a 6" branch duct supplying heat to the bathroom. However, I have considered supplemental electric radiant heat in the floor or a Cadet 1000 Watt in-wall electric heater operated via a thermostat. My concern...
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    Will this circuit work?

    I am will be adding a 20A breaker to my breaker box and intend to run 12-2 WG wire through EMT conduit to an unfinished basement bathroom. Could you guys take a look at my wiring diagram and let me know if you feel this will work. The green pencil lines for the ground may be hard to see...
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    20A vs 15A GFCI for Bathroom?

    Do most recommend a 20A GFCI outlet in a bathroom as a result of the potential wattage used by hair dryers and other small electrical appliances that use a great deal of watts? Thank you.
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