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    Re: Uphill Drain

    I know, Saniflow systems are garbage but people keep buying em', some even 4 times...lol, ;)
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    Re: Hot Water Heater Options

    Have you checked the mixing valve coming from the coil? You should have limitless hot water with with a coil, but if for what ever reason it isn't enough you could just install a storage tank that is...
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    Re: Uphill Drain

    The most common solution is to install a sewage sump and pump the waste up to the existing drainage. There is another alternative that im not particularly crazy about....do a search for "Saniflow"...
  4. Re: Waste Stack - Is this going to be easy to take apart?

    Hi Bob,
    First of all there is nothing wrong with having a tee fitting there and you would be hard pressed to fit a wye on the stack because the wall is so close. Also whenever your working with...
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    Re: Cloudy well water

    Any noticeable difference in the well water's quality means it must be tested before being consumed. If your well is 80' deep it's unlikely to be your neighbors fault but not impossible either.
  6. Re: gas hot water tank making warm not hot water

    The anode only protects the unit from corrosion but the dip tube and thermostats could be the issue.
  7. Re: Precharged water tank and check valve problem

    Lol, Thanks Navman but my tools stay pretty clean these days, just glad to help. :)
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    Re: Water Heater Trouble Shooting

    Is the tank top fed? The dip tube might be broken causing the cold water to stay at the top of the tank. Are there check valves in the appropriate places? It would be very uncommon for the pump to...
  9. Re: Precharged water tank and check valve problem

    Yes you would need a pitless adapter wrench to pull it, but without knowing your "handyness level" I would suggest hiring a pro.
  10. Re: Precharged water tank and check valve problem

    You can't repair a precharged tank but you can check to see if it has just lost its charge. Well Pressure Tanks
    Close the valve between the pump and the tank and drain the system. Then check the...
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    Re: What is 7/8" Pex pipe?

    Would you happen to have in-floor heating? That size is used for heating and should say so on the side.
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    Re: Installing Saniflo product...

    The hot water from your sink shouldn't cause any problems under normal circumstances. If you left only the hot on for 15-20 minutes the pump would stop working on thermal overload but would be fine...
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    Re: Percolating Toilets

    If you and your neighbors are both have issues the problem likely is the municipality's, call them to come clear the sewer which "should" be free. If your almost flooding...it will happen sooner or...
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    Re: Sump Pump Drainage Pipe Help!

    There absolutely needs to be a check valve installed after the pump to prevent that situation. As for where to run the pipe that can be a problem, a ditch, low spot, french drain are some possible...
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    Re: looking for spud wrench

    I have two ridgid spud wrenches, also I love their 10" offset hex.
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    Re: Jake Miller

    Sounds like a loose / worn valve seat. As water passes by it's vibrating. Turn off the water, grab a couple wrenches and go hunting.
  17. Re: Delta Single Handle tub faucet leaking

    Delta's are pretty easy to repair but the model of your particular shower control would help. If it's a Delta Monitor have a look at this article. Delta Monitor repair
    Delta's have a lifetime...
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    Re: Black stringy mold inside tub faucet

    Of course there are chemicals to treat water; chlorine for one, but this not for home owners to attempt. If there was a backflow condition with chemicals in this persons water line it could come out...
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    Re: Black stringy mold inside tub faucet

    Putting anything in your water distribution system is very illegal. Don't do it and don't suggest anyone else does.
    This is called a cross connection!
    Your building may use a storage tank that is...
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    Re: measuring water flow

    Other than having the municipality install additional meters for each residence, I would suggest averaging the bills and working it into the rent instead.
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    Re: Noisy Toliet

    It may be time for a new toilet fill valve, which are quite easy to install. A new fluidmaster fill valve is around 15 bucks at most hardware stores.
    How to replace a toilet fill valve
  22. Re: Leaking Pressure Relief Vavle on Water Heater

    I would bet money you need an expansion tank. It sounds like you have a closed system and when the water heater heats a significant amount of cold water it creates excess pressure.
    Causes of a leaky...
  23. Re: installing radiant heat in an existing house

    I'm all for homeowners tackling their own reno's but honestly I can't recommend it for heating. The loops for infloor have to be balanced and planned carefully and I would not warranty any work you...
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    Re: kitchen drain pipe

    A kitchen drain is supposed to be 1.5" by code, that being said it's your house so you can decide. Here's an article I wrote on Kitchen sink drain installation.
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    Re: new noise in drain pipes

    Sounds like a partial blockage in the vent or drain, I guess you might want to call your plumber back.:rolleyes:
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