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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:44 AM
    jztacoma

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    yeah so those are bleeder tees. So the way to do it is while the zone is running crack open the bleeder screw. You leave them open until water starts coming out.

    If you open them while the zone valve is closed you won’t actually bleed the loop but make it worse by putting an air pocket into it
     
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  2. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:44 AM
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    Noelie84 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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    That's a Spirotherm vent. How often you should replace them depends a lot on your water quality. Fortunately, they're also serviceable, so if your valve is sticking open or closed a lot of times you can just disassemble and clean it.
    The whole top piece unscrews, so you can depressurize your system and take that apart with a pair of pipe wrenches to see what sort of condition it's in. Mine was sticking open a couple of years ago and dribbling water down onto my pressure tank, so I took it apart. The insides were still in good shape, so I soaked in white vinegar for a couple of days to get the lime scale out (I have to do the same thing with our shower head about once a year) and then reassembled it and it's been working fine ever since.

    But if you take it apart and it looks like this...just get a new one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptEKP23nXSk

    Edit-
    You can buy individual parts for them online, as well. If you have to replace it, just replace the top unit. No point in paying the extra $50-60 for the base, since it's literally just a brass pipe fitting.
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2020 at 2:45 PM
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    I’m really impressed by that . Stop the water flow at that point and do the work with no issues. :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks so much for that
     
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  5. Oct 17, 2020 at 2:49 PM
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    Again , I’m happy I asked this question, thanks
     
  6. Oct 18, 2020 at 4:14 AM
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    Hey guys, Lots of you weld and build fancy things.

    I'd like to submit some work for bid:eek::thumbsup:

    I have a huge jade plant, with container and all its probably 1-150 lbs. I have had an impossible time finding a platform that can handle it. I've had 3-4 break on me. Metal, plastic, moon rock, nothing seems to be able to stand it. The big issue is it needs to move 2-3 times a year inside and out, and the casters snap off or the thing deforms.


    What I want:

    A 2x2 HD metal frame with 4 casters, one each corner. This should withstand 200+ lbs as the plant will get thicker and I might give it an even larger home in the future. The frame should also be able to hold some 2x4's so I can have a platform. OR a solid steel sheet that could hold it welded to it works as well.

    I am willing to pay a good price for the supplies and labor, I've already wasted a lot of money on shitty ones and I want a "buy once, cry once" solution. :spending::spending:

    If you are capable and interested, please let me know, I want this thing ASAP. :fingerscrossed::bowdown:
     
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  7. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:25 AM
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    Kind of tacky looking, but have you tried a furniture dolly?
     
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  8. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:29 AM
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    I spent $10 at Lowes yesterday to buy stuff to make one of those rolling log over the bucket of water mousetraps. Set up my Ring camera to watch it.
    I got 3 mice last night!
    All with regular snap traps. :pout:
     
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  9. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:33 AM
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    That could work, at this point form is well behind functions in my concern list.


    Edit: I do like the idea of custom made though, this plant was a cutting I got as a wedding gift and I have grown attached to her. It’s original mother plant is from the Rockefeller’s or something and over 100 years old. My cousin is a gardener and got it for me.
     
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    Can you pm me a pic of that ball valve over your expansion tank? Thanks
     
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    my family thinks I’m insane. Every time I have to do plumbing work I put in ball valves first if it makes sense. I have a few in the crawl space, I get the ones with the drain port too. Just in case I need to shut off whatever is down stream. I think the only time I didn’t do one was when I last did my toilet braided line (long story) but that was also because it was sort of an emergency fix.

    I also found out East providence lets you have a sewage exemption meter so you only pay for water not sewage, for irrigation (or pools I guess I dunno). Would have been nice to know a while ago but I am doing clover instead of irrigation so, off to the races! Half the front lawn is looking good now. The front half will be done after the plow is done dumping salt all over my lawn, and the side probably around the same time but less focused on that, that’s where my trash bins and firewood stacks are.
     
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    I’m considering putting 24 pieces of 12 foot decking in my truck with four feet sticking out Of bed . Is that too far? I’m going to staple a safety vest to the butt ends reflecting side up in hopes to not get into trouble . Thoughts?
     
  15. Oct 18, 2020 at 3:34 PM
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    You’ll be fine, 8’ in, 4’ out will be fine, just strap it down well and you’ll be just fine.
     
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    :thumbsup: Thanks :cheers:
     
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    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    We have some big slugs of aluminum round stock that was extra incase of a scrapped part. They're sitting in the corner now... How big of a base diameter are you looking for?
     
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    I think I’ll be okay
     
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    You'll be fine provided you take it easy. The next time you do that though strap down the front as well. If you don't have any straps, put a bunch of weight to help hold down the front.
     
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