The Home Improvement Q&A Thread

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  1. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    Southern Midwest. We’ve always thought it had a classic/timeless look we like. Made our front two rooms on either side of the entryway/foyer look upgraded.

    House was a custom build and we personally know the inspector who’s also a local builder, so we trusted his eye. So far so good.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Figured. Yeah, it can look good depending on the pattern. There's a lot of traditional patterns and of course old European style patterns for larger rooms that add a richness. I've seen it in some luxury home builds out here for the entrance/foyer and just beyond. Used wisely, it looks good.

    There's always a beautiful contrast between the white and a rich color like that play room or say a deep red or green. Doesn't really work with lighter colors like seafoam or butter yellow in say a southern home.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    The room to the right is a deep forest green on top with wainscoting on bottom. It’s a piano room/guest room.
    The room pictured is technically supposed to be the formal dining, but it’s the kids’ playroom (obviously) for now, and is a dark navy on top.

    The rest of our house is painted with shades of grey and blue tones, so those 2 rooms pop. We’re pleased with how they turned out.
     
  4. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    I can confirm nearly every room has become a playroom for ours... Who knew kids can take up thousands of square feet. :confused:
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    They definitely take up more than their share. :D

    I thought once we got rid of diapers, formula, and other infant accouterments, it would improve. Alas, it has not.
     
  6. jeyf macrumors 6502a

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    -i would look into getting a filter (made for residential irrigation) if your using water from a shallow irrigation well.
    -remember this type of well water is NOT portable for humans or animals.
    -Have the pump intake down 2/3 into the expected water level so it will not in take big chunks of rock or mud.

    major drought here so:
    Most "shallow" irrigation wells around here are 30-40 feet and have a standard well pump down in the casing. Either way these wells are not dependable and go dry during the summer. Than the pump motor over heats. There is a "pump minder" unit you can get to monitor when the motor is running w/o water.
     
  7. Huntn macrumors P6

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    FMI, does the zone valve come after the pump, or is it before pump where the pump handles the single zone?
     
  8. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    I'm finding toys, bits and bobs, and more in places I didn't think they could get into.
     
  9. tizeye macrumors 6502

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    After the pump. On a straight system (as opposed to a pressurized tank system with cutoff) components in order are Timer/Master Controller, 220v and low voltage line to pump which turns the pump when the other low voltage line(s) from the controller open the switch at the zone located past the pump. It could be a single switch, or in my case 2 groups of three switches on a manifold that starts the zones. One is located 3 feet from the pump with the oother placed on the other side of the house. Large supply line (1" or 1 1/4") that drops down to 3/4 at each zone, then half inch at destination. (Handles the fiction loss of pressure over distance). Unfortunately, unlike a pressured system, there is no feedback to the controller to stop it when a switch/zone valve doesn't open, so it still tells the pump to pump and the water can't go anywhere but heats up with the spinning pump turbine.
     
  10. Huntn macrumors P6

    Huntn

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    So because the valve did not open, water could not flow through the pump? I wonder if there could be an easy design, so that if the valve malfunctions again or the pump would just dump water back into the well or vent it out?
     

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