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    Re: Pex Tool

    Ladies and gentleman, please take a minute to read my post. For all of you that are trying to decide the best pex and fittings to use, consider this. Pex is manufactured in different grades. Wirsbo...
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    Re: Hot water issue

    Bite the bullet and replace the water heater, unless you want the leaking surprise on Christmas day or Thanksgiving. The lime and calcium has built up so high that no matter how long you flush it,...
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    Re: plumbing vent

    Larry27mny, that pipe with the tee in your septic tank is known as the baffle. Its purpose is to direct solids under the scum layer. It prevents your sewer line from backing up from all of the solids.
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    Re: Rusted solid pipe nipple

    I'm glad you got it all fixed. I appreciate the reply as well! :)
  5. Re: Noise following pressure control valve installation

    You also may want to verify that it wasn't installed backwards. There is an arrow on the brass casing.
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    Re: Rusted solid pipe nipple

    I would plan on cutting the drywall. This would be the best time to just bite the bullet and replace the entire shower valve. Next thing you know after replacing that nipple, the shower arm will...
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    Re: point of use water heater

    Pex can't be installed within 18 inches of the water heater according to the Uniform Plumbing Code
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    Re: decreasing hot water

    Sombre, if you noticed the keywords of slightly warmer than luke warm. There is no "hot" water to begin with.
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    Re: decreasing hot water

    The relatively warm/luke warm water makes me also suspect the cartridge in the shower valve if its a single handle faucet. Is it only the shower or is it all faucets in the home?
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    Re: well x-troll pressure tank

    Streetdude, the life of that tank depends largely on water quality. There is one easy way to check this. On the top of the tank you will see a air fitting like you would hook a tire pump to. Press...
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    Re: Lead toilet drain

    James, I would recommend cutting out the lead drain and installing a new toilet flange with 3" abs or pvc. You can cut out the cast clost bend and no hub to the stub that is left coming out of the...
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