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11-08-14, 06:44 PM
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Posted By John Dillinger

I would start be getting a permit and draw up a...

I would start be getting a permit and draw up a plan to go over with the inspector as they will tell you what they want. You will need to test how they want. Plumbers use dope tape and combinations...
11-08-14, 06:32 PM
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Views: 13,128
Posted By John Dillinger

You do not say what the existing pipe is but it...

You do not say what the existing pipe is but it sounds like it is PVC. Like you said if you can not move the pipe it is tough. So on existing PVC cut out a bigger piece so you can fit the PVC Wye...
08-31-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By John Dillinger

How could you get sewer gas? The device that...

How could you get sewer gas? The device that stops sewer gas is a p-trap. The Kitchen sink should have one. A water closet has one built in. I am sure if he was a plumber he installed one for the...
03-30-14, 07:51 PM
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Views: 571
Posted By John Dillinger

If it was put in correctly by a plumber or...

If it was put in correctly by a plumber or someone who knew what they were doing it has a trap. The brass clean out would be the key to properly clearing the line. The problem is once you decide it...
03-30-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By John Dillinger

First there looks to be something imprinted on...

First there looks to be something imprinted on the valve what does it say? I would take that information along with the stem down to a Plumbing supply house or a plumber who sells repair parts. ...
03-23-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,108
Posted By John Dillinger

The best way to remove a lead joint is with a...

The best way to remove a lead joint is with a torch. Lead has a low melting point and will quickly get soft. After heating it for a few minutes or so (depending on the torch) use an old screw...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-20-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By John Dillinger

A pilot light going out is almost always a...

A pilot light going out is almost always a thermocouple. Maybe it is possible I have never seen the wind be the culprit.
03-20-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,211
Posted By John Dillinger

First to cut the cast iron rent a pair of...

First to cut the cast iron rent a pair of snappers. They have a chain that wraps around the pipe and either squeeze the handles together or ratchet depending on the type. Main thing to remember is...
03-20-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 821
Posted By John Dillinger

All your questions would be best directed to the...

All your questions would be best directed to the local inspector. The reason is this when I used to work in commercial plumbing we ran miles of gas pipe and we put 100 pounds of pressure. I have...
03-20-14, 06:16 PM
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Views: 12,986
Posted By John Dillinger

First thing I would like to point out is I have...

First thing I would like to point out is I have never seen a hand crank snake clear much of a clog especially one like you describe. A power snake would be needed if it is something that could be...
03-18-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By John Dillinger

You need to look at what the fixture calls for a...

You need to look at what the fixture calls for a deep sink or shallow. Is there a disposal? This all has an effect on it.
03-15-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By John Dillinger

From my experience (in many fields) follow the...

From my experience (in many fields) follow the manufacture recommendation. I know a lot of people are suspicious and think they want to make money but the truth is more than not they know their...
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By John Dillinger

A similar thing happened to me the other day...

A similar thing happened to me the other day replacing 2 stems. Mine was an installation error and as soon as I tightened them down a little more they worked great. I would turn off the water to...
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By John Dillinger

Strange problem indeed. I am not sure but wanted...

Strange problem indeed. I am not sure but wanted to say. First if it were the vent why would a new toilet work for 5 months? With that being true It seems like it has to be the toilet but how can...
03-15-14, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By John Dillinger

If it were me I would not replace the entire...

If it were me I would not replace the entire stack unless it was really needed. If I was going to change out the entire stack I would do the entire stack. At 60 years old you should have some bells...
03-15-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By John Dillinger

I would not worry about the average building...

I would not worry about the average building code. Instead call your city or county and present the question to them. It would be advisable to pull a permit and then you know you are safe and it...
03-15-14, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By John Dillinger

First of all the pipe coming out of the wall...

First of all the pipe coming out of the wall should have a fitting called a trap adaptor on it. The would make it very easy to connect to as it matches up. Nest if it does not is there a way to add...
04-25-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By John Dillinger

Thans for the reply. I agree about wasing the...

Thans for the reply. I agree about wasing the water but it is a neighbor running it on me in an agriculture setting. Some people will do anything I guess. Lawyers say there is nothing we can do...
04-24-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By John Dillinger

Running pipe to drain water

I have an area being flooded by out of control irrigation water. What I am going to do is run a pipe (perforated) in a trench for about a 300 foot run. The area is all gravel and has excellent...
01-29-08, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By John Dillinger

I asked myself the same question. I then drove...

I asked myself the same question. I then drove some vans at small car lots to get an idea of what condition an auction car would be in. I also drove a couple at the Honda dealer. With out a doubt...
08-06-07, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By John Dillinger

Good advice given I would also add: If it needs...

Good advice given I would also add:
If it needs trimmed here is some additional info
First is how tall are the Lilacs and how big around is the wood? That tells you whether they need trimmed or...
Replies: 5
Views: 17,382
Posted By John Dillinger

Well no offence was intended i just never got one...

Well no offence was intended i just never got one reply to the question so that is all I can go by is my experience. I also noticed many others going unanswered back when I posted this. Glad to...
Replies: 5
Views: 17,382
Posted By John Dillinger

Smile Looked at the dispenser. Took the front cover...

Looked at the dispenser. Took the front cover off located on the fridge door. This is where the switches are housed. The plastic that held the switch in place was broke. Fixed that and the...
Replies: 5
Views: 17,382
Posted By John Dillinger

Well I finally got around to fixing the ice...

Well I finally got around to fixing the ice maker. It turned out to be the control Module located right in the front of the ice maker. I still have not gotten the dispensor working but will figure...
06-20-06, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 21,297
Posted By John Dillinger

How about move the wires from the the working...

How about move the wires from the the working valve to a valve that is not. You could also do the same thing (possibly easier) at the timer. If you move the wire from one station to the other at...
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