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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-28-2013, 04:06 PM
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Posted By thomboz
How to straighten 1" Poly?

I hope to be laying about 80' of 1" dinking water poly from the street/meter to my home. I'm in NorCal coastal so we won't be getting a sunny day for awhile to soften and straighten it out of its...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-28-2013, 03:29 AM
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Views: 1,039
Posted By thomboz
Small Home

My place is only 1100 square feet. The kitchen, bath, & master bath are all next to each other, so 12' is my longest run. That's why I can get away with 3/8. But in a 2 story home with the water...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-28-2013, 03:24 AM
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Posted By thomboz
Success!

Thanks for all the chat, it motivated me to do an experiment, so I bought 20 bucks worth of fittings from the hardware store along with 12' of 3/8" PEX. I sweated a 'T' into the hot about a foot or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-27-2013, 04:33 PM
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Posted By thomboz
Standard?

Look, I post her because I do not want to do it the standard way, I stated that very clearly. I stated my parameters, adequate flow, quicker warm up, saving energy. These are all admirable goals. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-26-2013, 07:58 PM
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Posted By thomboz
will 12' of 3/8" PEX give a good shower?

OK, I did the math. A foot of 3/4" pipe contains 3oz of water, a foot of 1/2 is 1.3oz. and 3/8 has .75 oz. Or look at it this way, it takes 46 feet of 3/4 pipe to hold a gallon of water, 91 feet of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-26-2013, 02:15 AM
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Posted By thomboz
This is amazing! I've always hated soldering...

This is amazing! I've always hated soldering copper pipes because most of the time they don't leak, so when they do I have no idea what I did wrong (I probably do one job a year, very occasional)....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-26-2013, 01:44 AM
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Posted By thomboz
This may sound crazy, but it could solve your...

This may sound crazy, but it could solve your situation. I just modified my toilet to mount the tank 6 feet high. It is just an experiment, but will allow me to put the toilet into a corner 45% from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-26-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By thomboz
minimum tubing diameter

I'm completely redoing the water in my place. The cold water heater now is two feet from the kitchen sink, same distance from main bathroom shower, 4 feet from main bathroom sink, and about 12 feet...
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