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You said you checked the water inside the toilet...

You said you checked the water inside the toilet tank and did not have similar growth? I doubt it is a water quality issue. The holding tank on your toilet is certainly more stagnant than the bowl...
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That is about as far as your are going to get...

That is about as far as your are going to get with a pump. Time to shop vac the rest or get out the mop.
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Most hardware stores make a small utility pump...

Most hardware stores make a small utility pump commonly called a 'floor sucker' that attaches to a garden hose for its discharge. I think that would be perfect for your application. I will post a...
11-17-18, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Agreed. Typical practice is to install 'angle...

Agreed. Typical practice is to install 'angle stop' shut off valves so you can maintain the faucet and supply piping. It appears that you have 1/2 x 3/8" adapters soldered on.

To answer your...
11-17-18, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Cut the unneeded side off and glue on a clean out...

Cut the unneeded side off and glue on a clean out adapter with a removable screw cap. The main reason this is all happening is that your sink drain line is partially clogged. Did you snake it out?...
11-17-18, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

The drain seal is a FloodGuard made by General...

The drain seal is a FloodGuard made by General Specialties. It is designed to be removable. There is an expanding rubber gasket around the outside that is pushed outward by tightening the set...
10-07-18, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

I had a client with a similar problem. We...

I had a client with a similar problem. We searched high and low, replaced expansion tanks, toilet guts, added hammer arrestors... Turns out the problem was a woodpecker that would come every morning...
10-07-18, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Yes it would, but wouldn't it be nice if you...

Yes it would, but wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to?
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Anybody know what the maximum span is on 1 x 4 x...

Anybody know what the maximum span is on 1 x 4 x 3/4" Ipe?
10-06-18, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

You likely have debris caught in the inlets of...

You likely have debris caught in the inlets of the control valve. I would shut down the water to the fixture, disassemble the control and clean out the inlets, check the innards for rust or junk,...
10-06-18, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Whomever said brute force isn't the answer is...

Whomever said brute force isn't the answer is simply not using enough brute force.

Dont bend or stress the pipe if you are going to run gas through it. It is a code violation and potentially...
10-06-18, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

That is a fairly typical setup. I dont know what...

That is a fairly typical setup. I dont know what type of control valve you are going to use. Follow the cautions i addressed before. Take note of where your hand spray hose is going to rest, make...
10-06-18, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

When in doubt, do a temporary setup, install the...

When in doubt, do a temporary setup, install the trim for the hand shower and tub spout before you cover the walls. Make sure they discharge into a bucket or down the drain the way you think they...
10-06-18, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

I dont see your picture, but you ask an important...

I dont see your picture, but you ask an important question. I would be sure to carefully read the instructions for the shower control valve. Some units have the diverter function built into the...
10-06-18, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

The drain line for the sink only needs to be 1...

The drain line for the sink only needs to be 1 1/2" but as other people are suggesting, the 'wet vent' solution would need you to oversize the sink drain line to 2". That way it can act as both the...
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Usually the other end is small enough to unscrew...

Usually the other end is small enough to unscrew and remove the "grommet". I am unclear as to what your problem is. Why do you need to remove it? That thing is possibly a weight to help the hose...
09-26-18, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

could also be the dishwasher. A small leak...

could also be the dishwasher. A small leak underneath or a bad seal on the door could let water out. Water could run along the grout lines in the floor and collect in a low spot.

My money is on...
09-26-18, 05:01 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

You could always put a garden hose down the vent...

You could always put a garden hose down the vent to test for a clog.

The 'only at night' thing is weird. What other variables happen in your system at night. Im guessing that is when everyone...
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Crawl space, storage area. Exposed framing. ...

Crawl space, storage area. Exposed framing. Still dry though.
09-23-18, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

I guess it is now covered in concrete so all code...

I guess it is now covered in concrete so all code problems have now gone away. Excellent!

In the most recently adopted version of the UPC code they want the toilet to be the lowest fixture...
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Ipe front porch with waterproofing issue

Hi gang,

I am looking to replace my current front porch with a more durable wood. The existing painted pine or possibly cedar treads are rotting out. Uncovered front porch that gets the brunt of...
01-21-18, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

I like 3/8" diameter cables for this Size drain....

I like 3/8" diameter cables for this Size drain. I'd try to rent one with at least 50'.

If the square on the cleanout cap is below the floor you are probably going tot he hardware store or you...
01-21-18, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Smells are a tricky issue as they can have...

Smells are a tricky issue as they can have multiple causes.

Does the sink drain normally when connected to the wall? Connect the trap, run water and get it back to normal then try this test.
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01-21-18, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Yes, you have a partial drain clog downstream of...

Yes, you have a partial drain clog downstream of where the floor drain at the HWH and the clothes washer meet. Because clotheswashers push a lot of soapy water at one time when they discharge this...
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Posted By Paulypfunk

We have resolution. This is a custom work...

We have resolution.

This is a custom work van so the battery compartment is down low underneath. Yes, a bit wet lying on the ground to get to.

The problem was with the fuse block, wired...
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