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  1. Paul Blakely

    Venting a double vanity

    YAY!!!! Thanks for the quick response, John. Really appreciate it.
  2. Paul Blakely

    Venting a double vanity

    In the attached photo of venting a double vanity, I see at least one mistake: I should have used a tee instead of a wye where the two vents join to go vertical. And I've also seen a more efficient way of doing this: a double wye from the vent stack at the level of the two drain outlets instead...
  3. Paul Blakely

    Pressure testing my waterlines

    I thought it was standard operating procedure to do an air test first to avoid a mess. But since I haven't insulated and can still see all the lines, wet test may be the most efficient way to proceed. Thanks for the response. I was looking at my email to see if anyone had responded didn't...
  4. Paul Blakely

    Pressure testing my waterlines

    I'm finally getting around to doing an air pressure test on the PEX waterlines I've installed. I probably should have tied the hot and cold together before running them into the empty hot water tank, but this should work anyway. Except I'm having a very frustrating time trying to identify why I...
  5. Paul Blakely

    Can I use 6/3UF W/G outdoor instead of Indoor 6/3NM w/G ?

    Thanks Wayne! I ended up using the 6/3 UF and it wasn't too bad stripping that extra insulation away. Just gotta head over to the hardware store to get some super-sized cable staples to tack the cable to the bottom of the floor joists in the crawl space. And by the way, I finished swapping out...
  6. Paul Blakely

    Can I use 6/3UF W/G outdoor instead of Indoor 6/3NM w/G ?

    Looking to run 6/3 gauge for a 50 amp electric range. 50' of the outdoor is $50 less than comparable indoor, but all the insulation around the wires looks like a nuisance to deal try to get it into the panel and the range receptacle. Is it within code and/or advisable to do it with the outdoor?
  7. Paul Blakely

    A few rough-in questions

    Well Wayne, I finally get it. I read your posts several times before I realized the source of my confusion. I wasn't picking up that the 3x3x1.5 reducing san-tee was a STREET. I didn't know there was such a thing and in fact, I had to go to a second plumbing supply store to get one. Thanks for...
  8. Paul Blakely

    A few rough-in questions

    I think I'm ready to start cutting, but I want to make sure I've understood your second option, Wayne. Again in the attached photo, I would cut out the first san-tee, the one that currently has the bath drain running into it. that san-tee can be replaced with a 3x3x3 wye that would have only...
  9. Paul Blakely

    A few rough-in questions

    You da man, Wayne! I will try this proposal and let you know how it goes. Appreciate you, Paul
  10. Paul Blakely

    A few rough-in questions

    Wayne, you are a much appreciated God-send! I can see that the vanities drain connection can be made just as you suggest. The one I can't get my head around is the tub/vent/WC solution. I had purchased a wye and street san-tee as a possibility, but I couldn't really determine the height without...
  11. Paul Blakely

    A few rough-in questions

    Well that sketch I had provided earlier did not show what I had proposed to do following the toilet and shower hookup and I appear to have messed up by using a couple of san-tees rather than wyes. Inspector told me today I have two san-tees placed on their side and I should have used wyes. ...
  12. Paul Blakely

    A few rough-in questions

    Thanks folks, I appreciate the advice. I'll go with one expansion tank on the cold water line between the two tanks. I plan to have quite a few shut offs throughout and will remember to kill the breakers on both tanks whenever I have to switch them out. These days, it looks like lifespan on...
  13. Paul Blakely

    A few rough-in questions

    I can't believe it's been a month since I had to postpone work on the venting to do some HVAC and electrical work. But now moving again on the plumbing. Two questions: 1. In running the 3" vent to the roof, the hole through the top plates was so snug, we had to hammer it thru the hole we cut out...
  14. Paul Blakely

    A few rough-in questions

    This is the section I found and called about it. P3111.1 Type of fixtures. Add exception: Residential food waste grinders shall be allowed to discharge into a combination waste and vent system provided an air admittance valve is installed. P3113.1 Size of vents. Add sentence to paragraph: At...
  15. Paul Blakely

    A few rough-in questions

    Wayne, I like the wye suggestion! You have just about designed my whole scheme now and it's looking pretty good. BTW, as I was looking up the Columbia, Missouri code to make sure an AAV was acceptable in this jurisdiction, I just happened to spy a requirement that every system must have at...
  16. Paul Blakely

    A few rough-in questions

    I do have one cleanout on a 3" vertical going into the main 4" that runs along the North side of the house. I thought it would probably be a good idea to have another cleanout at the main bath, in the Southeast corner, which is a LONG 70', 3" lateral run of about 70', before it drops to the 4"...
  17. Paul Blakely

    A few rough-in questions

    I'm on the other side of the house now, hooking up the drains and vents for the MBrm. Two questions related to the attached drawing: 1. Altho I could probably buy a 3x3x2x3 fitting to connect both the toilet and the bath to the vertical stack, is it probably less costly to stack a 3x3x2 for the...
  18. Paul Blakely

    Questions re Efficient placement of main and subpanel

    I've attached a blueprint of the house to better convey the layout. I was intending to bring the main service into the house on the right side in the laundry room. But the bigger electrical load would be on the left side of the house, where the proposed subpanel would accommodate solar panels...
  19. Paul Blakely

    Questions re Efficient placement of main and subpanel

    Thanks Wayne, for the suggestion to use Aluminum SER cable as the typical choice. While trying to find whether a GE 200 amp main service panel would accept a 200 amp branch breaker, I came across another forum that suggested a subfeed lug kit would avoid the need for a 200 amp breaker. So I...
  20. Paul Blakely

    Questions re Efficient placement of main and subpanel

    New construction. Based on location of utility pole, main service will come in on North side of house. Was planning to bring in 200 amps to a main service panel in the single story laundry room. Main draws in that area are clothes dryer, small water heater, guest bath and just a couple bedrooms...
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