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    Re: running new drain

    Pitch is 1/8" per foot. Less and solids settle out. More and your pipe will scour out the bottom eventually.
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    Re: bathroom faucet

    Look for a loose bib washer inside the faucet.
  3. Thread: copper pipe

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    Re: copper pipe

    When I was working with an old time plumber, he would "tin" the copper pipe. When I asked him why, he told me in his day , some copper pipe they used was bad and would not take solder. I am wondering...
  4. Re: Home Inspection...What do I actually need to fix?

    If your city supply valve is leaking, it needs to be replaced or , if its a valve with packing, repacked. Your galvanized feed line will eventually rust out. I had to replace mine in our older house...
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    Re: connecting plastic and metal plumbing

    Just a note, avoid using teflon tape unless you are using it going metal to metal ( except for gas lines). Teflon tape is a thread lubricant and NOT meant for sealing. When going from metal to...
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    Re: water hammer issues

    When a older house was plumbed, air chambers were typically installed behind the walls. These are teed off of the feed lines to your fixtures and are meant to have air in them to cushion abrupt water...
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    Re: Curb stop stuck open

    In most cities, the city is responsible up to the curb valve. Call them to repair it. When they do, install a shut off valve on the outlet side of your water meter so that you have the ability to...
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