So I want to put in a simple wash basin in my basement...

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  1. Octane91

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    Nicely done!
  2. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Thanks. It just occurred to me I need a GFCI outlet there now, since there's a water source. And I'll be using that electric, I've got two brew belts and an induction cook top that will be sitting within 3 feet of the sink. I don't suppose one of these counts as a GFCI, it's a surge protector after all...

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  3. Octane91

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    Negative Ghostrider, GFCI is intended to stop the impulse of electricity in the case of electricution. A surge protector is intended to protect equipment from over voltage. Now, you can spend some money and buy a surge protector with a GFCI built in like this one. Now, that only covers one outlet but it is substantially safer than just having a surge protector.

    Just a rule of thumb I picked up a long time ago helping my grandfather re wire a house: When it comes to electricity put the most amount of safe guards between you and the current as possible, don't just skip out because "This will do". There is a reason they still call it the "Theory of Electricity" we still do not know exactly how it works because as soon as a rule is put in place, something happens that makes that rule null and void.
  4. MSP

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    GFCI it is! :)
  5. Miller

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    geh kinda hack, but your a home owner and its your first time, so well let it slide.
  6. ninefivezero

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    LOL, now he's going to go out and pay someone to redo it :p
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    Sorry, I couldn't let that one slide.
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    Do it right. That way your future failed suicide attempts will give us something to talk about... selfish bastard...

    Think of others for once! =P
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    Don't worry, my buddy Kyle has taken measurements and is convinced I'm going to pass out drunk and crack my skull on the furnace. :)
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    Don't worry, there's plenty of "professionals" that run pipe like that. In the computer world it's like running your wires like this;

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    Sorry, didn't know we were being graded on grammar on this assignment.
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    Yeah, the plumbing is definitely on the low-fi side of things. I wouldn't want to cover it up with drywall. But for the type of install I'm going, a basement and all that jazz, it was the cheapest and least hassle I could come up with. In-wall or on higher floors of the house? Sweated copper for sure.