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    Radiator - which way to turn to disconnect radiator

    . Yes snoonyb you are correct in referring to the previous thread of mine. My reasoning for asking again but this time with pics in a separate thread is I was not sure from the directions given me as to what to place the wrench on and what to pull/push on the radiator. That thread was actually...
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    Radiator - which way to turn to disconnect radiator

    Thanks for the info Bill: When you say heat the "pipe" do you mean the section that is "A" and "B" - I would assume heating that section will help move the nut "A" from "B". OK, on wrench sizes. kok328 - Do you mean I should have another wrench and have someone hold that wrench on the valve...
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    What do they call this part for the shower

    . A little behind schedule here as I have had other things to do first. I want to get this plumbing done before the cold weather sets in and I have to use the radiator. The first pic is of the assembly for the tub faucet and the white pipe is 3/4" PVC going up to the shower head. The second...
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    Radiator - which way to turn to disconnect radiator

    I need to disconnect this radiator so I can get to the plumbing behind the sheet rock. I believe I have to hold "B" still with a wrench and also turn "A" with a wrench at the same time. Which way do I turn "A" with the pipe wrench - in direction of "22" or "44"? I tried both ways but it won't...
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    Old wall wiring with no ground wire-Can I add a ground to the metal box?-Also Outlets are upside down

    Ground prong up is actually maybe safer. If you remove/pull a plug from a receptacle properly which is grabbing hold of the plug itself and not the wire you will see that your thumb will overlap your other fingers (thumb top of plug and other fingers below plug). When your thumb overlaps it will...
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    Old wall wiring with no ground wire-Can I add a ground to the metal box?-Also Outlets are upside down

    There are valid reasons for installing receptacles with the ground facing up and they are not stupid. Maybe not as favorable in a home environment but there are reasons for doing it. Some call it up-side-down but there is no right side up or down with a receptacle. Both will meet code. Using...
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    What do they call this part for the shower

    snoonyb: yes I have a separate blade just for metal. The one I use for sheet rock and wood I never use on metal to keep it sharp. Thanks for the info on the radiator nut.
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    What do they call this part for the shower

    Ok, so I cut the sheet rock behind the tub faucet valve. You can see first of all it is down low and right behind a radiator. Also the tub wall where the valve is was built out towards the inside of the tub. You can see they ended up right behind a stud so instead of framing it out properly so...
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    What do they call this part for the shower

    Thanks snoonyb and joe Yes, from what I remembered during a few renovations I did electrical in the plumbers did block up that area to help support the valve. Once I open this wall up I will see what I am faced with. Yes, I like to add ball valves where ever I can. Not that much money and is...
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    What do they call this part for the shower

    Now it is time for me to do my next plumbing job. It is the tub water system. The cold water squeels like hell and the knob here and there free turns when you shut it off or on and I have to tighten everything down each time. Long story of a person that owned this house (fixer upper) before me...
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    Roof edge ice melters

    kok328 you are probably correct. However I want the heat tape anyway. At this point at least this year insulating the attic is a huge job. I use it for storage and the floor boards are nailed down to the floor joists which covers the entire floor surface of the attic. Code requires appox R42-47...
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    Roof edge ice melters

    Yes kok328. Unfortunately the attic has no insulation yet. That's my next step.
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    Roof edge ice melters

    Thanks Bud for your reply. I kind of figured there may not be any specific device but you can ask and see what happens. I guess I might as well just run two circuits upstairs to my living area and install two single pole switches to turn them on and off manually. Or if I want to go for the...
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    Roof edge ice melters

    I just had my entire roof replaced. I am having new fascia and soffit installed along with new gutters all around the house. I live in northeast PA so the winter can be horrible up here. I want to protect my new investment so I am having ice melting/heat lines installed around the entire edge...
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    Move Electrical Main shutoff inside?

    I agree with you Bud the more I read this post. The OP is using "main breaker" interchangeably when referring to the main panel outside and the sub panel inside. So parklion you need to be a bit more specific. If the outdoor disconnect is not shutting off your power to the sub panel in the...
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