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    Re: Moving a hot water heater

    I never liked water heaters in crawlspaces, closets, attics, because they are not accessible with ease. I do not like tank-less W-H because they are expensive and all the math they give about saving...
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    Re: Additional water meter

    Thanks. The quote I had from DWP $ 3,000.00 is the installation of one inch meter It is a lot of money.
    Thanks for the web-site address about the meters.I think I am going to save a lot of money.
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    Additional water meter

    Hello. I have two houses in the same property. I have only one water meter and I want to install a second one because I want to know how much each house is using. I talked to DWP and they said the...
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    Re: GFCI Outlet Problems

    My apologies to JLMCDaniel and Canuk. You are right. Overloads are corrected by circuit breaker. But, let me explain. Sometimes ladies use a
    dryer for their hair and the heavy amperes the dryer...
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    Re: GFCI Outlet Problems

    Try to install a new GFCI. Maybe the mechanism in the one you have, is bad. If the problem continues, then it must be the wrong connection between the circuit breaker and the GFCI. The reason GFCI...
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    Re: TOH Season DVD Sets?

    A few months ago I wrote an E-mail to PBS Channel 28, inquiring about DVD, but they never bothered to answer. I watch every episode on Saturday eleven-thirty a.m. channel 28. I really wish they would...
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    Re: venting problems

    I do not know how many fixtures you have in your house, but normally, every fixture has a trap except for the toilet. About six inches maximum from the trap you start a venting pipe. Instead of each...
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    Re: Kitchen sink clog/plumber costs questions

    Over here in Southern California, plumbers charge in the neighborhood of $ 65.oo per hour. They also charge for suplies.
    They usually tell you when they come to look at the job. If you do not agree...
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    Re: Ceiling Fan and Light

    There are many ways to do this. One option is to install a special switch which has a togle and a rotating knub to control the speed. For the light, the wires are black and white. The white is not...
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    Re: plumbing stack replacement?

    I am just curious. Why do you want to replace it? Is it cast iron? Is it very bad and very old that it does not work anymore?
    Does the water drain well? If it has to do with remodeling, that is a...
  11. Thread: Toilet Burp

    by Gabriel
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    Re: Toilet Burp

    If there is leak on the floor, the wax ring needs to be replaced. If nothing else is damaged: cracks on the toilet or flange, then the wax ring is the culprit.
    The gurgling happens because there is...
  12. Thread: Shower faucet

    by Gabriel
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    Re: Shower faucet

    The threads in the seat must be rusted. I have a 90 degree seat wrench which gives me a lot more power to unsrew the seat. I spray w-40 inside. That is all. Or, do you want to change the entire...
  13. Thread: New Outlets

    by Gabriel
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    Re: New Outlets

    The electrical outlet ( receptacle) in the bathroom has to be GFCI and and away from the wash basin rim. If you connect the GFCI to the lighting circuit, you may run the danger that it will trip very...
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    Re: Switching outlets to GFI's

    The code says you need two 20-amperes small appliances circuits in the kitchen. Those receptacles above the countertop and at least 24 inches away from the sink rim have to be GFCI.
    The conductors...
  15. Re: Both white and Black wire are carrying a load.

    It seems confusing. This is only one circuit? Why was it connected to the three-way switch? If the white conductor is carrying a load "it is hot", then it should be with a black tape at every...
  16. Re: The apple in the toilet is gone, now the bathtub gurgles

    If the bathtub is gurguling, then somewhere in the entire drain line, there is a stoppage. It is very easy, Clean the main line.
    I had the same problem(not with the apple) and I cleaned all the main...
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    Re: Flickering Lights

    According to my understanding, lights flicker throughout the house when there is lower voltage than the load demands. It may flicker, also, if somewhere aong the line there is a poor connection:...
  18. Thread: New Member

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    New Member

    Hello every one. I have been a member only a week or so. I read a lot of interesting messages usually in plumbing or electrical.I still have a problem navigating and finding the previuos messages....
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    Re: Advice on lighting a finsihed attic.

    My opinion is to install a white 4 feet fluorescent lamps (maybe two, depending on the size of the attic.) The kind which hangs with a chain, attached to the ceiling.
  20. Thread: barn lighting

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    Re: barn lighting

    Over here the only barns are found where they have the horse races. I have never worked in barns. It may be very dangerous since there is a lot of hay and animals. I think the code is the same as a...
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    Re: galvanized to copper pipe size

    I have done the change too. Everything he says is right. You are going to loose pressure. I like to add to that: Don't forget to put a dialectric union between the galvanized and the copper pipe.
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    Re: Plumbing problem

    I had the same problem. When the water comes up to another fixture, there is a blockage somewhere. Get a longer snake, and clean all the pipes. It will work.
    I apologize; I don't mean to change the...
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    Re: Home wiring questions

    :) Find out which is the circuit to the living room and shut off the circuit breaker. Install two receptacles which can be activated from the switch. If the conductors are bad, it is a good idea to...
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    Re: Help with Hot Water Heater!

    It seem like the nut is very old. I spray some W-40 and after a while, I use an adjustale wrench.
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