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answered How to estimate if an old AC is worth replacing?
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comment How do I quiet noisy drain pipes?
An actual plumbing supply (not home cheapo) should have it - most modern stuff tends to be hubless, as the whole lead and oakum business is rather out of fashion, but some of that is still made. charlottepipe.com/cast_iron.aspx
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answered A-Frame for a hoist?
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answered How do I quiet noisy drain pipes?
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comment Old double glaze: steam doesn't go
A: get landlord to replace it. Or B: when lease is up, move out.
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answered Is it OK to use old (30+ years) heating oil in my central heating furnace?
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comment Water Supply pressure
@Sandy 10.2m per bar, roughly. Put dynamic head calculator into a search engine. Most will be from pump companies, so any entry for elevation is usually taken to be "added static head for pumping uphill" in sizing a pump - just leave it at zero and enter the pipe and flow parameters to see what the dynamic head is, then subtract that from your static head yourself. Unless you happen to have another 30m of elevation with water supply handy, living with 1.9-1.7 bar delivered water pressure (at reasonable flows) is probably the most sensible solution if this is an off-grid house.
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answered Water Supply pressure
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answered Hot water pipe sticking up in back yard?
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comment How to put up a very small barrier on concrete to stop water running past it
Same thing, just applied in front of the garage instead of under the door (since there isn't a door.)
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comment What does it take (and how) to build on a 'land conservation' parcel?
As for utility lines, you may get a credit for 100 feet (300 feet and one pole with your more generous utilities or aggressive public utilities commissions) and after that you can expect to pay, through the nose; "Off-grid" is a financial win in less than 1/4 mile, usually.
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comment What does it take (and how) to build on a 'land conservation' parcel?
@KingsInnerSoul It has no specific meaning. The specifics can be VERY broad or very narrow in scope. As Keshlam says, there's no point whatever in asking here - ask the seller EXACTLY what it means. It may mean you cannot build on it at all. The town/county/state often suck at conservation; a non-profit conservation organization may own the development rights (sold separately) as it's a cheaper way for them to conserve land than full outright purchase, and can be fine-tuned to permit farming if that's considered desirable while preventing houses made of ticky-tacky that look just the same.
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comment What is the best and least expensive way to update my walkout basement?
Least expensive way to update a dropped ceiling is new dropped ceiling panels to replace the (usually grungy) old ones.
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comment Hot water pipe sticking up in back yard?
Where is the water heater? No particular reason to think 4-8 feet down in Texas - frost line is probably much less than that. Up North we have the water heater in the house, so hot water lines outside the house are not normal.
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answered How to put up a very small barrier on concrete to stop water running past it
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