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Old 08-31-2010, 11:47 AM   #91
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Wow, that is way off.

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Wow, that is way off.
The section farthest away should be in line with the closest section. There should have been additional material on that section to bring it out. They showed up with straight piece for a curved wall.
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I can see it without the string. I sure hope they fix it for you.
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The drama begins. Mr. xxx xxxx now wants to come out and look at the countertop after photos were taken by the people at Lowe's. I am not sure why this delay is necessary. This needs to be an appointment for a new measure with all new fabrication. I have informed Lowe's that this is how I feel.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:48 AM   #95
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The drama begins. Mr. xxx xxxx now wants to come out and look at the countertop after photos were taken by the people at Lowe's. I am not sure why this delay is necessary. This needs to be an appointment for a new measure with all new fabrication. I have informed Lowe's that this is how I feel.
That really sucks - you must be kicking yourself for not sending Mr. xxxx packing the first time he showed up.

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I expect Mr. xxxx needs to come out so that he can figure out a way to put the blame for this on the installers and/or fabricators.

After that he'll claim that everything can be fixed by adding more caulk.

Then Lowe's will give you the run around a few weeks. If this fails to get rid of you, then they'll send you a formal letter expressing their "regret" at your "dissatisfaction," but say that the best they can do for you is a case of caulk at no charge (instillation not included).
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Fortunately for me I am in my local Lowe's A LOT so when I contacted the store about this problem they were quick to come out. The store reps saw problem and had Mr. XXX XXXX come out and yes he made a shopping list of excuses mostly directed at the installers but I knew better. We are slated for coutertop re-install Wednesday 9/22.
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It's good to know that Lowe's is doing the right thing.

Do they have anyone else who can do the job Mr. XXX XXXX did wrong the first time?

Best of luck with it!
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This just keeps getting worse and worse. Turns out the shower in the master bathroom has no vent either.

See this thread:
"Can of Worms" stack vent question

Turns out these are the lines. Worst off the line I thought was the hall shower is actually the master shower and it is not vented. I will now be forced to remove all the insulation from around what I think is the stack vent and see what it goes to. Please don't let it be a fixture. The hall shower is just off the photo to the left and was not vented.

At what point do I start the complete gut of everything except the kitchen I just finished???
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Well here's the verdict. I am going to have to gut the master bathroom before I can start construction on the hall bathroom. There are too many mysteries as to what is properly vented and what's not. Since I am relocating the master shower I will need to tie in vent to stack or create a new one. The master bath will also have the toilet moved to a more "acceptable" location. During this demolition and construction I am going to add an access panel in the ceiling of the pantry in order to bring the attic space to code.
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Wow, it's just one thing after another, isn't it? Do you find that you're not surprised by what you find anymore?

You'll be glad you gutted it as now you'll know exactly what's in there.

It should be interesting (I'm not sure if that's the word you'd use) to see what's in the attic.

Thanks for the update!
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Completed the installation of the Hartell LTA and the utility sink in the basement. This will solve multiple problems. I also began the process of increasing the supply line of the water to the house. Pipe size from 3/4" to 1-1/4".

The LTA unfortunately has plastic threads on its connection and in combination with the plastic threads on the bottom of the utility sink I chose to put the discharge pipe on the right away from any buckets or anything that may bump hard into it ruin the connection. The pump is quite heavy, so will have to keep an eye on it, since it does move when it kicks in. I also drilled the side of the sink to connect the three lines from the recharge lines. After looking at my photo will need to change that outlet to GFCI.

The iron filter will arrive this week so will increase line size through iron, softener and up to whole house filtration. The plan is to also move the tee for the outside spigots to after the iron filter. The brick on the front of the house shows rust staining from watering.
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My wife completed the tiling of the back-splash. I cut all the pieces and she put them up. We are now in the process of selecting grout. Giving some consideration to using the Laticrete SpectraLOCK PRO Dazzle.

Any opinions or tips on using epoxy grout?

1st photo prep

2nd & 3rd photo after install

Will post photo after we grout...
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I have completed phase II of the water improvement by installing the iron filter. Of course this didn't go without some snags. One threaded connection is leaking. So one day soon I will need to disassemble and re-apply the thread tape.

I am also in contact with the company I bought the filter as it still has a trickle of water coming out of the drain. It was flowing like a river when I first completed the install but had to change some settings in the Fleck valve for it to stop but it now hasn't stopped all the way.

I will be posting a picture of the kitchen the way it looks now which will be the last photo until after the kitchen completion party.

The real fun begins next Spring when I have to dig up the line outside and increase to 1-1/4"
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I was sent to correct settings for the Fleck valve and now it works! No more trickle. But man oh man! This thing makes a mess when it backwashes and it uses tons of water to do so. Will be needing to replace that Hartell LTA since the long run then short cycling is going to wear it out real quick.
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I have to give you tons of credit, but the house itself is in a great location it appears! Worth the hard work indeed. What iron filter did you purchase? My house needs one, I have some suspended iron in the ground water.

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