At 12:46 PM 1/10/96, Dave Williams wrote:
> If the building is already up and you want to go through the centers of
>the studs, you have only two choices: PVC and copper. Unless you can
>cut through the outside of the building to feed pipe through a corner.
Do you mean that 3/4" copper pipe is flexible enough to feed into the
studs, or that it should be cut and spliced? I was planning to notch the
studs and put nail plates over, but using copper would be OK; the diffence
in materials cost is probably less than the rental on the threader and
> I started at knee level and sloped up, using risers to put the outlets
>at 48". 48" seems to be good for electrical outlets too - you want them
>conveniently accessible from a standing position. You don't want to be
>crawling around on the floor to plug in an air hose.
right. I was thinking of your installation when I wrote that. I liked the
idea of having the lines slope *towards* the tank and primary water trap,
so it can get burped automagically.
I *really* like the idea of not needing a drain below every outlet.
>-> I have a double-tub laundry sink in my current garage and it's
>-> wonderful. The new garage has cold water; I'll probably put a sink
> Something I've been looking at is one of those apartment-size washing
>machines so I can wash grease rags. They're a royal PITA to clean.
Yup, a big win. Right now, the washer and dryer are in the garage/shop, so
cleaning the rags is easy. The new house won't be so nice ...
> By the way, a convenient place to put oily rags is in a plastic bucket
>full of soapy water. I have one by the door. They won't spontaneously
>combust in water, and the soap helps when you wash them later.
... and the bucket makes it easy to carry the mess into the house to the washer!