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    Gene S.Posted new reply in Plumbing2/2/2014, 7:30 AM

    Damn auto correct- should say "common" vents

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    Gene S.Posted new reply in Plumbing2/2/2014, 7:28 AM

    Actually, it does work. The problem you may run into is you could restrict the free air flow in the vent and cause the same problem- a blocked vent- just from a different source...

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    Gene S.Posted new reply in Plumbing1/24/2014, 9:11 PM

    You can buy the heat tape with a thermostatically controlled switch on it. True enough it needs to be checked once in awhile to make sure its plugged in and the gfci isn't tripp...

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    Gene S.Posted new reply in Plumbing1/23/2014, 1:38 PM

    I do have a quick solution but won't mention it here since it will violate every plumbing code this side of the Mississippi and beyond. :whistling Les That smells kinda fishy

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    Gene S.Posted new reply in Plumbing1/23/2014, 1:31 PM

    Are you licensed in Rochester by any chance? All my licenses are in Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Not Rochester but Rochester falls under the same NYS plumbing code which i...

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    Gene S.Posted new reply in Plumbing1/23/2014, 12:10 PM

    The NYS Plumbing code book calls for all vents that go outside the roof be 3" but here in WNY we see a lot of smaller vents thru roofs as long as the stack vent is 3".

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    Gene S.Posted new reply in Plumbing1/23/2014, 12:04 PM

    The 1 1/2" vent should be cut back at least 12" below the roof deck and then reducer then go at least 18" above the roof with 3" (Section 904 in the IPC). The 2 90's wont work ...

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    Gene S.Posted new reply in Plumbing1/23/2014, 11:15 AM

    Its called "frost-over" here. Code requires at least on of the vents thru the roof be at least 3" diameter to help combat this. I have seen it happen to 3" pipe but not very oft...

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    Gene S.Posted new reply in HVAC1/22/2014, 9:10 PM

    How many guys will be on job site? How many days will I take to complete job? Hit your local Angies List and BBB. How many service techs does the company have on call on any giv...

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    Gene S.Posted new reply in HVAC1/22/2014, 11:18 AM

    Also consider most HVAC contractors I know have been totally screwed over by GC at least once so the price goes up with the PIA factor. Here the 13seer 2 ton condenser, coil, l...

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    Gene S.Posted new reply in Plumbing1/22/2014, 10:56 AM

    I actually thought of this thread, yesterday when I was working in a hotel ,,, none of the pipes or wires were marked on the face of the sheet rock.... So when I went to cover o...

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