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  1. Plumbing
    Hey All, So I have called pretty much every plumbing store in my local area (Calgary, AB Canada) and they all say oh we have that until I explain it and then there like no sorry we don't. I am looking for a Straight T where there is no curve in the T aka TeeY even home depot claims to have...
  2. HVAC
    I want to install an inline exhaust fan to vent cigar smoke from a room in my basement to the outside. Would it be a good idea to run an 8” inline fan and reduce to 6” at the outside vent or would it be better to use a 6” inline fan? I’m wondering if I’d have better ventilation with the 8”...
  3. Appliances
    Good evening, The next great step of the house renovation is nearing, and brings with it a need for a laundry room. We're planning on enclosing a bit of the garage, which involves a gas hot water heater. I'm not sure of what restrictions I'm dealing with (as I get conflicting information...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, Very new to the home care game, so please bear with me. I've been having leaking and/or venting issues with my roof & attic. My home is an old 2 story row house with a low slope roof sloping front to back. When inspecting the attic after a heavy snow due to a water trail and dripping...
  5. Plumbing
    I'm adding a bathroom in a recently-enclosed garage. Instead of busting up the concrete and trenching to the septic tank, I'm feeding this into a macerating toilet, which I'll then tie into a nearby line that goes to the septic. My question is about venting. I've roughed in a configuration, but...
  6. Plumbing
    Hi all. This is my first time here. I'm far from an expert on this topic. I live in a 6 story, third floor, 10 unit condo. Built in 2014. Since moving in, I have been experiencing whenever my neighbor adjacent to me (and I think above me as well) flushes their toilets, my toilet bowl of the...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    Hi Folks First post here so bare with if I'm unclear at any point. Bought my first house back in 2015 and, slowly but surely, am doing my best to fix up any deficiencies I come across. The house was built in 1976 and has a mansard roof (see pic 1). Worth noting I live in St.John's...
  8. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm a frequent reader but first time poster. I haven't been able to come up with a conclusion based on my research so I'm reaching out for some opinions. We have a basement apartment where we are replacing the range hood. The old hood was vented to the outside using 4" flex duct. Because...
  9. Building & Construction
    Afternoon All... New home owner and there is an addition to my split level that is on a concrete foundation slab (crawl space). During home inspection the inspector told me that I should vent the crawl space INTO the basement (there are two windows that I can easily do this) vs. closing the...
  10. Plumbing
    So I am in the lengthy process of doing a DIY home renovation, addition. We're converting a '60's boring single story rambler into a Arts & Crafts house, with a 500 sq. ft. addition. This addition contains a bedroom and two full baths, one being the master bath. When I say DIY, I mean it! I...
  11. Plumbing
    Greetings, I’m and experienced DIYer, first time posting to this forum. My wife and I are currently planning a remodel of the first floor bathroom in our 1941 1 ¾ story cape located in Connecticut. (Current CT building code is 2009 IBC, 2003 IPC) The plan is for a complete gut of the...
  12. HVAC
    I have a mobile home with an electric furnace... in fact it is an all-electric home. My electric bill more than doubled this past year, primarily due to an unusually cold winter in the 1st three months of 2014 and the associated increased costs of buying electricity from outside sources, so I'm...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    We built our new house 3 years ago. We have a totally self contained suite and their hood fan and laundry vent directly outside. For the past three months every time they cook the smell of stale oil like french fries gets into our venting system upstairs and smells our house up. This happens...
  14. Plumbing
    My home has plumbing in basement floor for a full bath, including a collection tank that requires a pump, etc. There are two 2" drain pipes protruding from the floor, for a sink and a shower, and a 3" toilet pipe. I plan to install a laundry tub that will use a 2" drain pipe. I'll also install...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    I have recently purchased an older home with an installed central vac system. The system currently exhausts directly from the machine into the basement. The closest option is to pipe the exhaust into the sewer system fairly close to the main line. Is this a good idea, or are there potential...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    A commercial or residential structure requires proper ventilation and it’s not enough to just have windows and doors. There are other necessary passages and exits for air which are, most often than not, located at the attic or on rooftops and roof borders. And the means of providing such outlets...
  17. HVAC
    We made an "investment" in this furnace a few years ago, or at least that is what we thought. Has been nothing but problems, it's not easy to find someone to service them, serving and parts are twice as expensive, and HVAC guys at home shows cringe when we say we installed a "Blue Flame" unit. I...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, Ontario, Canada here. Wicked weather, cold, snow and ice in winter. I really hate the look of my new roof vents. Might there be any other options at this point? Shingles are awesome. Roof vents do not look pleasing to my eye. Roofer installed 3 Maximum 301 Roof Vents...
  19. Plumbing
    Hi, I have a house that recently had the kitchen remodeled maybe 1 year before I purchased it. The previous contractors left some of the old 6" galvanized steel stove vent pipe. This pipe still has the old cover and termination on the exterior wall on the house and is now filled with removable...
  20. Plumbing
    I would like to put a utility sink in my basement. I have a 3" pipe stem, which is also a drain clean out, about 7' from where I want to put the sink. The pipe stem sticks up about 3' above the slab. Can I cut the 3" pipe stem a few inches away from the slab and install a 3" - 2" wye and...
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