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comment How should I configure my plumbing with PEX?
Would you happen to know if a bathroom that includes a jetted tub (separate from shower) with Roman "tub filler" fixtures would still qualify as a "bath group"?
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comment Should I install a floor drain in my laundry room?
How often to washers fail? I had flood in a rental on an upper floor over a finished basement and it cost me $1200. (it was either a toilet supply line or a tub overflow -- I'm not sure the tenants were perfectly honest about what happened) It seems to me that floor drains are a good idea in lots of places. If I am almost assured a flood at some point, I will put in a drain but also slope the floor appropriately.
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comment Should I install a floor drain in my laundry room?
@iLikeDirt This is a good idea and I considered doing it to allow me to place it at the lowest point on the floor (it slopes somewhat), but I would still install a trap so that I do not have a vent to the outdoors (It gets down to -20F here in winter)
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comment What is the minimum distance wiring must be behind a tile backsplash?
I hadn't considered running 12/3 to all the receptacles as @Edwin suggests. A strict interpretation of the NEC "two or more ... circuits shall be provided for all receptacle outlets" might suggest this? So that at least one socket on every receptacle continues to work if one circuit is tripped? Seems nice, but is it common practice?
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revised What type of rubber pipe is used for this particular installation of hydronic radiant in-floor heating, and is it reliable?
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comment What type of rubber pipe is used for this particular installation of hydronic radiant in-floor heating, and is it reliable?
@bcworkz O2 barrier seems to be important for only polyethylene tubing? esp when metallic connectors are used. My best guess is that these loops are unreinforced EPDM which has a pretty good track record unless exposed to organics. I'm not too worried about the manifolds lack of crimps/barbs since they are accessible and replaceable. My primary concern is longevity and reliability of the of the tubing itself.
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