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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-10-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,156
Posted By manhattan42
You leave out too much information to even wager...

You leave out too much information to even wager a guess.

We'd have to know things like the actual distance between the shower and second fixture along the developed length of pipe both vertically...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-10-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,035
Posted By manhattan42
NO shower faucets manufactured in the US today...

NO shower faucets manufactured in the US today allow you to adjust the volume or flow.

Shower faucets are required by law to be manufactured to allow a maximum of 2.5 gallons per minute. Period.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-01-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By manhattan42
Sterling makes great 4 piece modular shower units...

Sterling makes great 4 piece modular shower units that will work nicely for you:

http://www.sterlingplumbing.com/onlinecatalog/sterling_showers_pg.html

I've used their 32" models and at 6'2"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-23-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,063
Posted By manhattan42
All due respect to Glennjanie, but Kentucky Code...

All due respect to Glennjanie, but Kentucky Code has absolutely NO jurisdiction in Ohio or anywhere outside his own state...
That said, why not simply go to what Ohio Plumbing Code states and answer...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-14-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 73,875
Posted By manhattan42
No Limit

The National Electric Code does not restrict the number of switches or luminaires that can be placed on any circuit.

The rule is that the wattage rating of all luminaires does not exceed the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-13-2006, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,701
Posted By manhattan42
EDPM usually cannot be installed over other types...

EDPM usually cannot be installed over other types of existing roofing materials and codes prevent more than 2 layers of any type of roofing material at all.

Because of the structure's age, the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-06-2006, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,366
Posted By manhattan42
Could be any number of things. A leaking...

Could be any number of things.

A leaking check valve or leaking pipes/connectors in the water service pipe could also be the culprit.

So too could a rupture in the pipe anywhere from the pump...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-02-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,829
Posted By manhattan42
The only thing that should need to be replaced is...

The only thing that should need to be replaced is the 1/4" underlayment , not the structural plywood subfloor.

You might not even need the underlayment to be replaced. Instead, you may get away...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 08-02-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,149
Posted By manhattan42
Call your local code enforcement office for help....

Call your local code enforcement office for help.

R-30 isn't even close to ceiling insulation requirements for Minnesota.

Minimum ceiling insulation for Minnesota is R-49, or 14+ inches....
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-02-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By manhattan42
Time to replace the entire shower diverter...

Time to replace the entire shower diverter...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-21-2006, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,079
Posted By manhattan42
Key to pressure washing vinyl siding is to use a...

Key to pressure washing vinyl siding is to use a low psi pressure washer.

A small electric model between 1300 and 1700psi is all you need. Anything above that will be too strong and can either cut...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-20-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 57,461
Posted By manhattan42
From your description above, going into the...

From your description above, going into the existing 4" cleanout could work and work well.

You could use ABS or PVC for your drain materials since the final connection would be a thread connection...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-19-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 57,461
Posted By manhattan42
I beleive Ohio uses the plumbing requirements...

I beleive Ohio uses the plumbing requirements under the International Residential Code, and under that code, the standpipe for a washing machine must have a minimum height above the trap seal of 18"....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-19-2006, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 57,461
Posted By manhattan42
Here's one way to do it: ...

Here's one way to do it:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c399/manhattan42/Washer%20Drain/washerdrain.jpg





-The washer drain goes vertically to a point a above the horizontal branch...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-18-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 57,461
Posted By manhattan42
Won't Work

Your proposed plan won't work.

The drain must go vertically at least 24" or so above the horizontal branch and then connect to it with a trap above that level.

A washing machine must discharge...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-17-2006, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,731
Posted By manhattan42
It can actually be done either way: by insulating...

It can actually be done either way: by insulating the rafters or by insulting the attic floor.

The original poster's setup is both wrong and counterproductive for New York state, since the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-17-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 57,461
Posted By manhattan42
The maximum vertical height a clothes washer...

The maximum vertical height a clothes washer discharge pipe can be is established by the manufacturer.

The dishcharge hose, though typically set for about a common standpipe height of about 36",...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-17-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By manhattan42
The plants are the seeds that have dropped onto...

The plants are the seeds that have dropped onto the stone and fabric and have germinated.

Better solution imho would be to just let the seeds fall onto the open box frame and let the birds eat...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-17-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,597
Posted By manhattan42
Hard to say without knowing the size of the...

Hard to say without knowing the size of the house, whether it will need to be gutted to do the job, and what materials you plan to replumb with.

You also don't say whether these are water pipes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-17-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By manhattan42
One possibility is that the small (usually) black...

One possibility is that the small (usually) black hose that comes off the ball cock or fill valve in the tank and attaches to the drain is not connected to the drain.

The purpose of this 'bowl...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-17-2006, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,194
Posted By manhattan42
glenn: Thanks for your thoughts. Can't seem...

glenn:
Thanks for your thoughts.
Can't seem to get a straight answer under the IRC because wet venting is allowed and for floor drains with intermittant use, combination vents can also be applied....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-17-2006, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,731
Posted By manhattan42
You would probably do better by removing the...

You would probably do better by removing the attic vents altogether and keeping the insulation in your rafters, then adding insulation to your gable end attic walls if any.

Otherwise you will be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-15-2006, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,194
Posted By manhattan42
Floor Drain Question for GlennJanie

Glenn:

I have a question regarding venting of floor drains via 'combination waste and vents' under the IRC 2003.

I am ready to build a split level that has as it's on grade 1st level the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-12-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,676
Posted By manhattan42
Electrical codes fully allow for 3 prong GFCI...

Electrical codes fully allow for 3 prong GFCI receptacles to be used in place of 2 prong, ungrounded, receps even when there is no mechanical ground.

Electric Code requires such installations to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-10-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,473
Posted By manhattan42
What kind of wallpaper? Vinyl? Paper? Is the...

What kind of wallpaper? Vinyl? Paper?

Is the existing wallpaper already painted?
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