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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-17-2012, 03:47 PM
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Posted By dgibson
thanks - i will let it stand 2-3 more hours and...

thanks - i will let it stand 2-3 more hours and then go "live", although we are on vacation next week so i may wait till next weekend upon return to actually fill with water. i am a DIY'er and did...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-17-2012, 01:54 PM
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Posted By dgibson
air pressure testing new PEX system

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-12-2012, 10:24 AM
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Posted By dgibson
Yabba-Dabba-Doo!!!!

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-12-2012, 08:55 AM
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Posted By dgibson
i am repiping my whole house on my own, its not...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-11-2012, 11:00 AM
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Posted By dgibson
PEX and WD-40

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 of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-06-2012, 05:58 PM
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Posted By dgibson
allright - slowly but surely making progress! i...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 02-01-2012, 11:57 AM
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Posted By dgibson
painting uneven over hardie

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-22-2012, 06:58 AM
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Posted By dgibson
very nice document, thanks for the link! ...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-21-2012, 10:36 AM
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Posted By dgibson
thanks all. and yes, pipes here are in the attic...

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 rare....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-19-2012, 09:23 AM
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Posted By dgibson
Solar tube lighting

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 Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-19-2012, 08:43 AM
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Posted By dgibson
replacing galvanized pipe

i am considering replacing the 30-yr old horizontal pipes in my attic (Houston, Tx - they do it that way here) and my remodeler recommended using Quest but i find nothing but negative talk about it -...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 01-19-2012, 08:11 AM
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Views: 1,614
Posted By dgibson
Insulation around recessed lighting

Houston, Texas - I have recessed light cans in my kitchen, and am planning to blow in Greenfiber insulation in my attic after i am finished installing the radiant barrier on the underside of the...
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