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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone, The paint on the exterior stack pipe on our new house is chipping, and I'm wondering what the best way to repaint it is. I have a scraper and sander and can get most of the chipping paint off of it, but I'm not sure what kind of paint to use to repaint it or what kind of paint is...
  2. Electrical
    Is it okay to put multiple ground wires in one hole in the ground block and multiple neutral wires in one hole in the neutral block in the main panel?
  3. Plumbing
    I recently bought this old house (built in 1908) and there is a 1'st floor 1/2 bath with a pedastal sink and toliet. I don't think this was original construction but a converted closet at some point (not recently though). The sink and toilet drain directly through the floor, combine in the...
  4. Plumbing
    I have a toilet that does not have vent pipe behind it. The sink next to it has a vent, but no vent on the toilet. Has anyone seen this situation before? Seems weird to do one and not the other. The toilet never flushes right. Vapor locks, etc. Would it be possible to raise the toilet on...
  5. Plumbing
    Hi everybody, new to this forum and looking for a bit of advice. Did a search on subject but can't seem to find a similar situation. I'm in the planning stages of installing a toilet in the basement laundry room. Before I grab a permit and cut through the concrete floor...i would like to know...
  6. Plumbing
    This is my unfinished shower in my lower level that is a daylight basement. I am trying to figure out if this pipe that have noted is the tack for that showers drain or something else. Thanks
  7. Plumbing
    Greetings, We recently purchased a home built in 1923, only to discover there is a massive leak in the master bathroom shower. Repairing this leak will involve replacing the shower base (one leak) as well as replumbing the supply fixture (also leaking). We had intended, later on down the road...
  8. Plumbing
    Hi All, I have been "lurking" in on this site for a long time and I ussally find the answers I need without having to ask but here goes. The Scene I have a three story old house with a Cast Iron Stack. - first floor toilet and sink go directly into the stack (no vent). The toliet is...
  9. Plumbing
    I am adding a large bathroom in an attic with double lavs, a shower and toilet. Based on my floorplan, I am venting everything individually because I do not want to drill through the floor joists. Since my lavs and shower will have a plumbing wall, I am going straight through the roof for...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    I have a cast iron vent stack that exits the first floor roof (over a bathroom addition) and is anchored to the side of my house where it extends past the second floor roof. The pipe itself is ~15 tall. The roofing cement around the base is a mess and I need to re-flash the vent before I get a...
  11. Plumbing
    Hello, I'm located in MN, and I currently have a kitchen sink under a 4' window and I want to replace this window with a much wider one. My venting / drain pipe is 2" ABS. From the P-trap the drain runs horizontally about 2' to a T. The top of the T vents straight out to the roof (about 6" from...
  12. Plumbing
    I am trying to find out if it is 1. Legal 2. Functional to replace my cast iron waste stack that is outside with a plastic one. Do I need to worry about the NE weather damaging it? I live in a three story rowhome in Philadelphia that I am renovating. I have decided that while I am renovating...
  13. Plumbing
    Hi all, I'm an avid DIY'er, but I'm new to the forum - hopefully someone can answer 2 questions for me. :) I'm installing a sink in our kitchen island, and for the drainage I need to go through the floor and then tie into the main kitchen stack in the basement. Question 1: Should I tie into...
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