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  1. Re: Sewer smell in basement after using kitchen sink...

    Have a plumber come do a smoke test. This will tell you where the smell is coming from.
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    Re: Electric Tankless Water Heaters

    Electric tankless are no good. Stay with your 50 gallon electric tank heater. You will be much happier in the end,
  3. Re: What is this clamp on the gas line for, and do I need it?

    If you have CSST any where in your gas system, then a ground is required on the gas maini. Leave it as is!!
  4. Thread: Vent pipe frozen

    by MSSP
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    Re: Vent pipe frozen

    In cold situations like that the vent pipe should have been increased in size for that exact reason. It is called frost enclosure in the code book. If possible get into attack and replace about last...
  5. Re: Is there such a thing as a soap trap in my drain pipe?

    I have been is the plumbing biz for 30 yrs and have never heard of a soap trap. Im sure your kitchen line has a lot of grease build up in it. Call a drain cleaner out and he should be able to fix the...
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    Re: Takes a very long time to get hot water

    http://img2.wfrcdn.com/lf/47/hash/11846/4240155/1/115Volts%2BComfort%2BRecirculator%2BPump%2BKit.jpg
    This would be your best option at this point. It puts wahter from hot line as is cools into the...
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    Re: Takes a very long time to get hot water

    Maybe original plumber oversized lines to sink
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    Re: hot water and recirculating pump

    First ksschwei problem, is the limit stop on shower valves. They came out with these several years ago to prevent scalding. Your problem might be, where did your plumber tie in the recirc to water...
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    Re: Hydro powered sump pump

    Liberty makes one. It is used for back up when power is out. It moves 2 gallons for every one gallon of water going through it. Had a customer get upset with me because I told her it wouldn't work...
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    Re: Bathtub slow drain

    this is a very easy task. Unscrew stopper. then use a straight screwdriver and unscrew stopper stem. under that will be a crosshair. that is where all the hair gets caught. remove hair and re install...
  11. Thread: PEX in the attic

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    Re: PEX in the attic

    You mention a diverter, I assume this is a tub and shower valve. I have done this several times with no problems. Run your shower head line up a few inches above your ceiling height. so you have fall...
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    Re: 14" rough in and require a small toilet

    Probably a reason it is roughed in at 14". Maybe a beam or floor joist, Box stores don't know about this go to an actual plumbing supply. they have several options, not that big of a deal really.
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    Re: Water Supply line in bad location.

    sounds like maybe you took out and older one piece shower unit? there was probably a floor joist under wall. I have seen and done this to avoid drilling joist.
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    Re: Need help on final plumbing to new house

    If pipe has correct grade then you shouldn't have any problems! long way around but should work fine.
  15. Re: Sediment in plumbing - any way to clear it out and keep it out?

    If you have copper lines you can have a zeta rod installed. It will remove sediment out of lines over about a three month period can be pricey though.
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    Re: Water Heater Installation Cost

    they should have put in an expansion tank. most cities it is code now.
  17. Re: 3 Inch Cast Iron Drain Pipe to 3 Inch PVC at Coupler slight leak?

    the correct coupling need is what is called a CP33 Since cast iron is smaller outside diameter than sched 40 PVC. The reason it may have started leaking is the fernco was old when it was put on or...
  18. Re: How to remove pex connection from copper pipe on water heater drain line.

    They do make a tool for this. But by code you are not supposed to use Pex for the T&P line. You should call a Plumber.
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    Re: odd hot water problem

    Do you have a recirc line in the system?
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    Re: Washing Machine Overflow Pan Drain Connection

    the plastic pans I have used in the past have a recessed area in the middle. i use a 2" shower drain. like Johnj20 stated anything smaller will be over whelmed.
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    Re: Finding the Backwater Valve?

    They should have a riser tube for examining and repair work. The top of the back water valve comes off for swing gate repair or replacment. If you have a clean out inside your basemeant it should be...
  22. Re: Toilet 'runs' for about 3 seconds after water run anywhere in the house

    try setting the water level in your tank lower. there should be a mark that says water level. usually about an inch below flush tube. You might have high water pressure in your house.
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    Re: Help with my stinky basement!

    What you have is a flush clean out plug. You should be able to use a pair of channel locks. Open as wide as they will open and use the jaws inside the grove. You may have to use a screwdriver in...
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    Re: Tips on sweating vertical pipes

    clean and flux fitting and pipe. assemble. Then with a cotton cloth wipe off extra flux before heating. Remember that a 1/2" joint only takes 1/2" of solder and 3/4" takes 3/4" of solder and so on.
  25. Thread: copper pipe

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    Re: copper pipe

    You could use a sharkbite as a last resort. Something to rember is that the old line probably has a lot of calciam in it so it will take much more heat.
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