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Aug
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revised Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
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Aug
19
comment Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
@pdd Thanks, that makes sense, as did your answer above. +1 to that.
Aug
18
comment How do I remove floorboard nails from joists?
If you want to include an image before you get your first 10 rep, upload it to imgur.com and post the url in your answer. One of us will be happy to inline it for you.
Aug
18
answered How do I remove floorboard nails from joists?
Aug
18
comment How can I figure out why my garage door opener won't close the door?
You should be specific when you say "it" since you could be referring to the opener or the physical door.
Aug
18
comment Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
@pdd I'm confused, wouldn't a dry vent be the point after you separate off from the drain with a dedicated vent, and the wet vent would be that distance from the trap to the dry vent? Once you exceed the vertical fall or distance from the trap, you need a vent, and I'm not sure how that could be a wet vent.
Aug
18
comment Trying to identify this box on the outside of my house
@bcworkz, have a look at the tubes in the wall link I posted, they're no where near 1/2" ID in some systems. I'm disagreeing with the telco, networking, or other demarcation types, since they'd all require an external connection coming into the box. And who seals their telecomm wiring in airtight tubes?
Aug
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comment Trying to identify this box on the outside of my house
Do you have a photo of the cover, and are there any markings on it?
Aug
17
revised Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
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Aug
17
comment Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
I suspect that's a required minimum, but there's also 906.2, which I'll add to my answer, that further limits how far the slope can go.
Aug
17
revised Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
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Aug
17
comment Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
+1, otherwise the toilet would suck out the sink trap.
Aug
17
answered Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
Aug
17
comment Trying to identify this box on the outside of my house
+1 looks like it to me. Utility lines would have something from the outside connecting in. The "tubes in the wall" system would just be the air-tight tubes.
Aug
17
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Aug
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Aug
17
comment How can I figure out why my washing machine is tripping the GFCI receptacle?
@MichaelBoratko If you do that, make sure it's a heavy gauge short extension cord, something like a 50' cord with 12/3 wiring. I'd also make sure there isn't anything else running on the circuit when you test it.
Aug
17
comment How can I figure out why my washing machine is tripping the GFCI receptacle?
The easy debugging step is to swap out the GFCI outlet. If you're comfortable with home wiring, this is a $15 project and will isolate the problem to either the outlet, or the washing machine and downstream wiring.
Aug
17
reviewed Approve What's the practical difference between “latex” and “acrylic” water dispersion paint?
Aug
16
answered How can I take apart this leaking outdoor faucet?