Last Activity:02-17-2012 3:30 PM
Posted in thread: air pressure testing new PEX system on 02-17-2012 at 04:47 PM
When you pump air up under pressure, it gets cold and after it warms up in your water lines it
will gain several lbs in pressure. any time your lines warm up or cool off it will change the
Posted in thread: air pressure testing new PEX system on 02-17-2012 at 02:54 PM
i ave finally go to the pressure stage. 2 shower connections and one hose bib have only end
plugs, otherwise all angle stops are in so are in the test. i have pressured up to 70 psi
(funny, i took the...
Posted in thread: Yabba-Dabba-Doo!!!! on 02-12-2012 at 11:24 AM
just finished laying out the supply line, and all the drops are done on my DIY Uponor aquaplex
total house replumb! just a matter of punching out all the connections and securing tubing etc.
the fun s...
Posted in thread: Plumbers on 02-12-2012 at 09:55 AM
i am repiping my whole house on my own, its not exactly rocket surgery but there are some
nuances. talking with the Ferguson plumbing supply folks who are supportive and encouraging,
and they agreed w...
Posted in thread: PEX and WD-40 on 02-11-2012 at 12:00 PM
talking to a plumber in line at the supply store and he said that spraying pex down with a coat
of wd-40 will keep rodents and squirrels from chewing on it for years. has anyone done or heard
Posted in thread: replacing galvanized pipe on 02-06-2012 at 06:58 PM
allright - slowly but surely making progress! i have made all the drops for the bathrooms. my
problem was like my friends - overthinking it. no reason to totally replace the old pipe, just
run the new...
Posted in thread: painting uneven over hardie on 02-01-2012 at 12:57 PM
i had my house painted with Behr exterior satin. the hardie siding has an uneven luster when
viewed at an angle, so we added another coat to no avail - all sprayed on. same
paint/painter/sprayer on th...
Posted in thread: replacing galvanized pipe on 01-22-2012 at 07:58 AM
very nice document, thanks for the link! however, it tends to keep me siming for the homerun
system. their take is that hot water is actually faster with HR, you disagree? another
interesting thing is...
Posted in thread: replacing galvanized pipe on 01-21-2012 at 11:36 AM
thanks all. and yes, pipes here are in the attic so when the galvanized pipes develop a pinhole
leak you have ceiling sheetrock to repair, worse if they freeze and break of course but that is
Posted in thread: Solar tube lighting on 01-19-2012 at 10:23 AM
curious to hear any reviews/testimonials. i am having quotes from Solatube and Velux brands -
any opinions? i figured i would rather pay a bit more and have good warranty backing as opposed
to the DIY...