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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Hotdog, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Mar 30, 2024 at 7:20 PM
    daveeasa

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    MGMDesertTaco

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    Tankless is the way to go if you have natural gas. Rinnai makes some really good ones too.
     
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  3. Mar 30, 2024 at 7:30 PM
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    Unfortunately dont.
     
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    it's one of the few appliances i got the home depot extended warranty on... and more importantly, i wrote it on the water heater, and kept the paperwork with the water heater, so i don't need to track it down later...
     
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    MGMDesertTaco

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    Anyone use a large LP tank with a tankless HW heater? Curious how effective that would be for rural area's with all electric.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2024 at 9:15 PM
    OZ-T

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    Rheem Marathon electric HWT have a 10 year warranty , thats all we install
     
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  7. Mar 31, 2024 at 5:22 AM
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    New drain for the downspout to move it off the driveway

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    wilcam47

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    nice!
    Good idea on that auger. That used to have a loop on end right?
     
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  9. Mar 31, 2024 at 5:33 AM
    308savage

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    Yep, Red Steel Storage Shed Anchor from Lowe’s. Cut the loop and ground a flat on one side to keep it from spinning in the chuck.

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  10. Mar 31, 2024 at 9:38 AM
    TomTwo

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    I contracted a guy to build me a carport on the side of the house, rough inspection is Monday IMG_0375.jpg IMG_0373.jpg IMG_0383.jpg
     
  11. Mar 31, 2024 at 11:50 AM
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    Next weekend project is tearing out a massive glass slider and replacing with a wall and large window. Picture window center with flanking casement windows on each side. Planning the wall build now and curious if there’s a standard sill height for windows like this? Finding some mixed answers. It will be a guest bedroom/office. Walkout basement/ground level. Rough opening is 102x42.
     
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  12. Mar 31, 2024 at 2:04 PM
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    Work from the top down. What size of header do you need for that span?

     
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    Looking into that now. I believe rough rule of thumb is span in feet, add two and that’s the width you need for the header. So 102in rough opening is 8.5 feet, add 2 so 10.5 inch header so I’d use 2x12. But still reading a bunch to make sure I’m not missing anything major!
     
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    At my old house, I had an electric water heater installed (I didn't have gas at that house). It was a dual heating element, I believe 220v Aqua Power DHE Pro because it was the model right on the edge of consumer and professional. It had to be able to run 3 faucets at the same time (shower, sink, washing machine). I had to have an electrician install two breakers for it which was an added cost but I cant remember what breakers I had installed, 40A maybe? Anyway, I loved it. I had the installers put cleanouts so I could run distilled vinegar through it annually easier than disconnecting elbows, just a series of ball valves. Now, as for gas? I would assume that it would get to temperature faster but it would still need an electric source to power the flow sensor. I had my old water heater replaced where I currently live under warranty and I couldn't get them to install a tankless even though I said I would pay the additional cost overhead. Let me tell you it's a pain in the ass dealing with American Home Shield. I dropped them after I had my AC replaced, worth it. Would I go back to a tankless? Absolutely. In a perfect world in my perfect house, I would have a small tankless installed at each of the main drops (kitchen/laundry, bath, master bath) that way there's minimal waiting for the hot water.

    I would suggest putting in a cleanout right at your downspout so that you can snake your drain before closing it up. I did something similar and added French drains and basins to help control some low spots where water pools. I use the basins to snake the drains but if you don't plan on having basins, I would install a cleanout before you close everything up.

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    1/2 bathroom is now 95% complete. With the help of a retired plumber, I got the toilet line in and tied into the main. I won't post that as the internet goes bonkers :rofl:

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  16. Apr 1, 2024 at 2:12 PM
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    I’m not too worried about it, as there is only a small section of gutter going into it. Plus the drain pipe is 3”, gutter downspout is 2”x3”. I also have a gap I can get a snake into at the gutter to pipe adapter. I’m pretty good at keeping the leaves blown out of the gutter also. My luck it’ll clog up by this weekend!
     
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    OZ-T You are going backwards

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    curious about the way it was framed

    is it stick framed rafters joining on a ridge board that is transferring the load mid span down to an LVL beam that also carries the ceiling joists ?
     
  18. Apr 1, 2024 at 6:32 PM
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    The load is carried all the way down from the ridge beam to the side frame, but it is also braced in two places down to the center beam the three main beams are cut into the side of the house and bolted to the exterior wall of the 1 car garage. The county inspector that came out this morning to do the rough inspection told me that he thought it was “over built “ for just a simple carport. He passed it very quickly. Said he would see me on the next inspection. He was interested in my whole house generator system that I had. Told me that he wanted one so I gave him a block of instruction on that process
     
  19. Apr 1, 2024 at 7:19 PM
    OZ-T

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    huh , interesting

    thanks for the explanation
     
  20. Apr 1, 2024 at 7:47 PM
    TomTwo

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    The rafters are also tied together at the top with a cross brace. if you zoom in maybe you can see them they are about 3 and half feet long
     
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