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Didnít want to hijack the jokes thread. So starting new one.
This is what my basement looked like before. The pipes were corroding and getting pinhole leaks in the center of runs. So my nephew repiped the house.



This is what it looked like after. As a bonus our heating bills went down about 40%
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Looks great. There is something really satisfying about neatly done, professional plumbing and electrical.
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I wish my heating was hot water radiant. Damn heat pump sucks
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We also redid 3 bathrooms and the kitchen and he put in radiant heat in those floors. I love it. The rest of the house is baseboards.
The only problem is the kids like it too much. They sometimes leave the radiant heat on in their bathroom in the summer with the air conditioning on so the house is cold but they have a warm floor for their feet.

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Originally Posted by bigfoot2 View Post
Didnít want to hijack the jokes thread. So starting new one.
This is what my basement looked like before. The pipes were corroding and getting pinhole leaks in the center of runs. So my nephew repiped the house.



This is what it looked like after. As a bonus our heating bills went down about 40%

Not bad, but:

1. No reason to have any gate valves.
2. No drain valves for fill/ service.
3. Should have flush valve assembly directly underneath boiler, that should be done at least bi-annually.
4. Didn't keep spacing of tee's even ( last one one the right), most IOM's say its critical for flow.
5. Pipe clamps are the absolute cheapest you can buy, they appear to be the ones where you cut a piece rubber to fit,the ones with the preformed rubber inserts for each size do a much better job.
6. I would have upsized line to domestic water heater, 3/4 just doesn't have the btu capacity for quick recovery.
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Awesome!
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Your nephew is a true craftsman, pipe porn! Love it.
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Clearly, he needs more practice... I will volunteer my house for cause...
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Yeah but... think of all the Shark Bites that are lonely tonight.
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Question for bigfoot2? What brand is that heater/condensing unit? I my be in the market for one.
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I was impressed with my HVAC guys work as well:






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I was impressed with my HVAC guys work as well:

Love the backboard
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My first flip I bought was vandalized while we were waiting for the closing (99% sure the seller was responsible, he was the shadiest person I ever dealt with in this business). The seller agreed to have the plumbing replaced verse lowering the price... this is what they did.





I obviously had it completely redone... but I had honestly never seen such a garbage installation in my entire life.
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Does he do boats?
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Question for bigfoot2? What brand is that heater/condensing unit? I my be in the market for one.

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Iím not a plumber so I canít comment on most of this but can say we never had a problem with the hot water. We usually had (before covid 2-3 showers running at the same time in the morning. Never a shortage of hot water.
There is a drain on the lower left. There is a coil of a hose hanging up there that can be connected to drain the system for maintenance.





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Not bad, but:

1. No reason to have any gate valves.
2. No drain valves for fill/ service.
3. Should have flush valve assembly directly underneath boiler, that should be done at least bi-annually.
4. Didn't keep spacing of tee's even ( last one one the right), most IOM's say its critical for flow.
5. Pipe clamps are the absolute cheapest you can buy, they appear to be the ones where you cut a piece rubber to fit,the ones with the preformed rubber inserts for each size do a much better job.
6. I would have upsized line to domestic water heater, 3/4 just doesn't have the btu capacity for quick recovery.
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Originally Posted by bigfoot2 View Post
Didnít want to hijack the jokes thread. So starting new one.
This is what my basement looked like before. The pipes were corroding and getting pinhole leaks in the center of runs. So my nephew repiped the house.



This is what it looked like after. As a bonus our heating bills went down about 40%
Our boiler & water heater was in a a similar setup. The 30 year old boiler needed to be replaced. The plumbing had been in place probably at least 50 years, possibly a lot longer in the 90 year old house.

We had our contractor hookup the new boiler to most of the existing plumbing. The plumbing will likely still be working when this new boiler needa to be replaced.

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