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Old 08-06-2016, 11:22 AM   #211
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For some reason I can only post one photo at a time.
Unlike some sites this site only allows one upload at a time but I have always been able to attach multiple images to a post. Try just uploading one and then another.

Nice looking work. I will need to start at the begining and work my way through the thread.
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The curb looks very nice ddsrph, and that color of pea gravel looks great with the color of the house.
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:53 AM   #213
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I just got the plumbing done, using CPVC. I like the German brand PEX that uses the expand plus slide on ring system and can change to this later if I want to. All the plumbing is external and except for the utility room hidden by cabinets. The bathroom is between the utility room and kitchen so I ran conduits under tub shower to later slide the supply lines thru, kitchen lines are all under sink cabinets and then back thru wall to bathroom sink and commode. On the supply from street I put the 3/4 inch inside a 1 1/2 inch conduit so no need to ever dig up yard again. I had to seal the conduit on the inside as it could be a water pipe itself if the inter 3/4 inch line ever leaks. I used a double ended rubber gasket pipe coupler for this seal.
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Piping looks real nice. I guess CPVC is the pipe flavor Tennessee prefers. It's not the first time I've seen it there. Do you have an isolation valve on the heater?
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Piping looks real nice. I guess CPVC is the pipe flavor Tennessee prefers. It's not the first time I've seen it there. Do you have an isolation valve on the heater?
There is a brass shutoff valve just before the expansion tank on the cold water side. I welded up a couple of steel brackets to support the expansion tank and other pipes. The only cut off valves on the hot water side are at the kitchen and bsthroom sinks. Here is a photo of the pipes that will be under the kitchen sink. They are fed from the supply pipes that run under the tube shower, feed back thru the wall to supply the bathroom sink and commode.
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Just wondering is that galvanized just after the ball valve?
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Just wondering is that galvanized just after the ball valve?
It is galvanized. I wanted something strong to hang the expansion tank off of.
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Wow. Nice job this looks really cool from the first images. Really impressed
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oh and to post more than one photo maybe try imgur and then share the link with us
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All I have left is flooring, interior doors and trim. I have tried to get most of the outside work done with the good fall weather. I have poured the rest of the sidewalk using concrete I mixed in a HF mixer which is working well. I hope to move in then build the rest of the garage and small deck.

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I have finally gotten all the curb poured and the pea gravel in place. The HF concrete mixer worked very well and saved a lot of money. All the Pergo is down and a bunch of tile remains which I dread but have a heated house to work in this winter. Tile , interior doors, and trim left for winter plus I plan to make my own hickory cabinets using doors purchased on Internet from a company called "Raw Doors" I think they are in Iowa.

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Three rooms have Pergo from Lowes, Spalted Maple, pattern.
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Looks like you got things on a down hill drag now, it really does look good. Those Hickory cabinets are going to look great. It don't look like we are going to have much winter around here this year.
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JM...forgive me for being so late in making an inquiry about a pic you posted on August 29th.

Is there some particular reason that you don't seem to have the expansion tank being supported from below?

I note that you have it hanging off galvanized pipe, but that in turn is attached to plastic on one side and copper on the other. Wouldn't you be a little safer to give the tank some solid support from below?

I must admit I'm just more curious than anything.
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