The Big Dig

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:00 pm

If I ever hit the lotto, I'm copying your setup! :D Nice job!! :punk: :cheers:
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:14 pm

SMITTY wrote:If I ever hit the lotto, I'm copying your setup! :D Nice job!! :punk: :cheers:



Thanks Smitty ! but you don't need to win the lotto, all that PEX stuff cost less than $250... A hell of alot less than copper..
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:53 pm

Well I thought I would update this page, after two years I just finally got my new water system online last week. What a rush job, when I pulled the trigger and made the switch I had a whole bunch of things that needed to be done NOW...

It took almost three days for me to complete the switch but all is well now..

So today I started to demo the old util room, this will become the area where the staircase will be..
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:56 pm

A few more...
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: plumb-r On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:40 pm

Nice job with the manibloc "grumpy" ! If your not familiar with them you should work the valves on it every once in a while The o-rings get stuck or set if left in one position for a real long time. I've replaced more than a few valves that people snapped the stem off of because it sat for a few years before they used them. ;)
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:44 pm

Good looking job so far, like everything else it takes time. Most of my life I either had the time or the money & never seemed to have both at the same time. Nothing like the satisfaction you get out of doing a good job yourself but when your talking utilities it's always a different story & it's nice that you could get most things done then tie in. One of the joys of home ownership there is always something to do. Keep up the excellent work.
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:09 pm

Thanks guys, and yes I will work the valves once a month I hope.. I wish I would have used two blocks, one for hot and one for cold, that way all the pipes could have run out the right side. But I was too far into this to stop and change gears and waste more money, but its not so bad, the hot water pipes were to go up the left side, but something ended up in the way.. :o
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:11 pm

plumb-r wrote:Nice job with the manibloc "grumpy" ! If your not familiar with them you should work the valves on it every once in a while The o-rings get stuck or set if left in one position for a real long time. I've replaced more than a few valves that people snapped the stem off of because it sat for a few years before they used them. ;)


I'm going to have to see how to do that, know of a you tube link? Can you tell me without writing a book..
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:13 pm

That was easy.

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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:14 pm

Amazing work. I could only wish to be so talented and motivated, let alone filled with vim, vigor, and energy.
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:32 pm

I'm breathless just following this thread - incredible. Tell me part 2 where you go in to work on Monday and were told you have just been transferred to Florida. Don't ask me how I know.
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:08 am

Beautiful job on the domestic water system.
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:22 pm

coalnewbie wrote:I'm breathless just following this thread - incredible. Tell me part 2 where you go in to work on Monday and were told you have just been transferred to Florida. Don't ask me how I know.



Na, I'm self employed..
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:23 pm

Rob R. wrote:Beautiful job on the domestic water system.



Thanks, I would have done it differently but was too far into it to make changes. I'll be updating this thread soon..

Better photos here... http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/greg1 ... y/basement
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:38 pm

You are an artist, those sweat joints are second to none. Not to mention anyone who can make pec's look that good takes a lot of effort and thought. Bravo :D :D
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