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06-14-08, 01:52 PM
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Posted By bward312

Thanks

Thanks for all of the advice everybody.

I'll take another look today and try to figure out which approach I'm most comfortable with.

Thanks again!

-Bill
06-13-08, 08:19 AM
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Views: 4,091
Posted By bward312

I'm still looking for ideas - please help!

All,

I'm still looking for input on this problem. If you have any thoughts, please share!

Thanks much,

Bill
06-12-08, 09:01 AM
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Views: 4,091
Posted By bward312

Top of vent stack not accessible

Thanks Westnlas, for pointing out something that I forgot to mention. The top of the vent stack is inaccessible. I went up onto the roof. It does not vent there, but must tie into the toilet's...
06-12-08, 08:35 AM
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Views: 4,091
Posted By bward312

Bathtub clog - galvanized and cast iron

Hi all,

This is a follow-up to my earlier post. I will be grateful for any guidance.

I have a solid clog in my bathroom drain. The assembly is a p-trap going to a 2-foot horizontal galvanized...
06-08-08, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By bward312

To answer all of your questions

And, to answer all of your questions, this bathroom is on the opposite end of the house from the half bathroom and kitchen. The house is one story.
06-08-08, 08:45 AM
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Views: 1,467
Posted By bward312

Thanks

Thanks again for your help plumbingods,

I was called in to work today, but at my next opportunity I will clean out the galvanized branch. I found a lot of stuff in it the first time I looked at...
06-07-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By bward312

response to plumbingods

Thanks for your reply plumbingods,

1. I believe that we have galvanized that eventually leads into cast iron.

2. I tried a drain cleaner early on, but haven't recently. I've read that when...
06-07-08, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By bward312

Thanks for your response

No, I haven't yet augured the vent stack, because I couldn't access it from the roof. I take it from your response that you agree that that's the next step?

Also, everything else is draining...
06-07-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By bward312

On follow-up point

A real source of confusion for me is that, on my father-in-law's recommendation, I tried to clear the drain by pressurizing the drain pipe with compressed air. It held the compressed air very well,...
06-07-08, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By bward312

Where is my clog, and what to do about it?

Hi all,

This is my first plumbing project, and I didn't choose it, but rather it chose me. I will be most grateful for any help.

First, the problem: My bathtub doesn't drain at all. The...
04-05-08, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,616
Posted By bward312

Thanks

Thanks for your input, all.
04-04-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,616
Posted By bward312

Extending circuits in home without ground wire

Hi all,

I have some electrical projects in my house that involve extending circuits, etc. The current wiring is two wires (hot and neutral) with no ground wire. The conduit serves as the ground...
11-27-07, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,831
Posted By bward312

Thanks again. I'll pick up a copy of the book...

Thanks again. I'll pick up a copy of the book that you recommend, and tackle this project again this weekend.
11-26-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,831
Posted By bward312

Thanks much for the replies. I think that you're...

Thanks much for the replies. I think that you're both correct--I believe that the short was likely caused by my accidentally touching the grounded casing on the dipole switch.

Also, I do have...
11-25-07, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,831
Posted By bward312

Double-wired light switch

I've just started to learn about electrical work, and today I mapped the circuits in my home. However, I have one light switch (a ganged device with one switch and one empty spot) that doesn't...
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