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    Re: 30 year old septic tank - never been pumped.

    I wish I could get off my sewer system and have a septic tank. I live in Jefferson county in Alabama and the average sewer bill is 85 to 100 dollars a month just for sewer not counting water
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    Re: Washing Machine Drain Issues (possibly)

    Another possible place to look would be your dryer. If the load is not getting spun out well it could cause extra moisture in the dryer vent. This in turn could leak. Have seen it done when...
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    Re: HOW TO: Thawing frozen pipes

    Have done that many times at work with a Big Blue. Would not do that on my home pipes.
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    Re: Hot bath water not so hot

    I had something similar to that happening at my house. What I found out was that my water regulator was just before my hot water tank and not on my whole system. So my hot water was set at 60 psi...
  5. Thread: T&P Valve

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    Re: T&P Valve

    I just went thru the same thing a few months ago. My problem wasn't the temperture side of the pop off valve. It was the pressure side. You need to check the pressure going to the tank. My...
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    Re: Old copper joint

    Tackled project today. Took old fitting off and sweated new one on. Everything went great just hard to get to behind hot water tank. Feel better nothing to worry about now. Again thanks for all...
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    Re: Old copper joint

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I will try cutting the copper tubing below the leaking joint and replace it. Then comes the true test to see if I can solder uphill. I have done horizontal...
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    Re: Old copper joint

    Thanks I will try that. I know it is a small leak. I just didn't want it to get worst while I was not at home because it has been going on for a while by the amount of calcium on the copper tubing.
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    Old copper joint

    I have a old copper t-joint behind my hot water heater that has a small leg that comes off for the top of the water heater. The pipe has developed a small leakat the top of it. It only leaks about...
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