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Aug
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comment How to fix a sewer pipe leak in a prefab concrete floor
Thinking about it again, maybe the top is also damaged. The drill did go up with a thud. I very much doubt that the water ever fills the whole pipe at that point though. According to a professional contractor, silicone would never be a lasting solution, and would make other solutions much more difficult because it would contaminate the hole. I'll probably try a chemical anchor (see my 2nd edit). Maybe I should patch up the top of the pipe by carefully pushing up a pin with a blob of silicone on top, and try to do it without contaminating the bottom part of the hole (seems difficult though).
Aug
4
comment How to fix a sewer pipe leak in a prefab concrete floor
Thanks, that's what I was afraid of... How does the chemical plug idea sound to you? (see my 2nd edit). According to the contractor silicone would never last, but the chemical plug would be more durable.
Aug
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revised How to fix a sewer pipe leak in a prefab concrete floor
Added the chemical plug option to the bottom
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Aug
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comment How to fix a sewer pipe leak in a prefab concrete floor
I don't think we punctured the top. Considering the rod, I'm afraid this would cause a blockage in the long run. Lint from the washing machine and hair (as you mentioned) would probably pile up behind the rod I think? Thanks for the idea though.
Aug
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revised How to fix a sewer pipe leak in a prefab concrete floor
Added dimensions of concrete and pipe
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Apr
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comment How to check the type of installed insulated glazing
Do you have a link to the tool from CR Laurence? I couldn't find it. Probably it wouldn't be worth the it for just me, but offering measuring as a service it could turn out profitable. Especially if it uncovers some wide scale swindling. I'm really wondering if there's any coating at all on my windows, I don't see any difference between the inside or outside, and no marking. The glass layer on the outside is a fraction thicker than the one on the inside. Here we only get warranty for the window frame, glass is usually covered by a separate insurance.
Apr
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accepted How to check the type of installed insulated glazing
Mar
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comment How to check the type of installed insulated glazing
Seems like you misunderstood insulated glazing with fiberglass insulation? Insulated glazing is used for windows, and is not hidden behind walls. It is the transparent part of the window and is made out of two layers of glass with a gap between them, sealed and filled with some invisible transparent gas. The glass should be coated with an (invisible) thin metal coating. The window and all glass parts and layers are openly viewable, however the features are all invisible to the naked eye. The only thing I can verify is two layers of glass with a gap between. How can I verify coatings and gas?
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Feb
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revised Would connecting the downpipe to a gas boiler inlet save energy?
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Feb
17
comment Would connecting the downpipe to a gas boiler inlet save energy?
@DanD. Yes the last part that actually goes through the roof is a heat exchanger. Up to that point there are two tubes (one looks like PVC, the other zinc or so). I'm wondering why this meter was not utilized to get even more heat exchanged, probably the cost.
Feb
15
revised Would connecting the downpipe to a gas boiler inlet save energy?
Added the price tag argument
Feb
15
comment Would connecting the downpipe to a gas boiler inlet save energy?
@shirlockhomes Thanks, that's helpful information!
Feb
15
comment Would connecting the downpipe to a gas boiler inlet save energy?
@bib You can purchase such an installation here (use Google translate if your Dutch isn't sufficient). This is not a joke, these systems really work. No hoses off course, but the concept is a success!
Feb
15
revised Would connecting the downpipe to a gas boiler inlet save energy?
Made a better destinguishment between the actual question and some sidetrack thoughts.
Feb
15
comment Would connecting the downpipe to a gas boiler inlet save energy?
@shirlockhomes ok, leave the stretched idea out then and go back to version 1 of the idea, we're (mis-)using the air inlet for a minimal amount of additional gas, so we're not fiddling with the fuel feed nozzle and there's no potential whatsoever of feeding natural gas into the sewer (if gas was feeding out of the air inlet I would fix the boiler or get a working one). I am seriously considering to give it a shot if I can find an affordable 2nd hand CO2 meter, or can otherwise assure myself that the boiler is adjusting air flow to fluctuating gas/air ratio.