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02-17-12, 05:50 PM
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Posted By plumbingods

I agree with Furd that the pipe is most likely a...

I agree with Furd that the pipe is most likely a smaller pipe than 1/2" ID / 5/8" OD copper. 60 yrs ago, some toilets were piped with 1/2"OD soft tubing directly into the ballcock.
08-09-11, 03:28 AM
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Views: 70,430
Posted By plumbingods

It is funny how you mention this problem now, as...

It is funny how you mention this problem now, as I just had a code class on Saturday and this exact problem was discussed. In NH we do not use Air Gap method but the High Loop instead. We were...
12-07-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 51,019
Posted By plumbingods

If the manufacturer does NOT recommend rubber...

If the manufacturer does NOT recommend rubber insulation but specs fiberglass insulation, it is NOT advisable to use rubber. Maybe it will work BUT... If there ever was a fire, or damage such as...
12-07-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,436
Posted By plumbingods

First off, what exactly is the problem? Is the...

First off, what exactly is the problem? Is the valve leaking at the handle? Does the valve not shut off completely? Basically what are you referring to when you say re-pack the valve. If you are just...
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Views: 819
Posted By plumbingods

Thank you Rick for your input. And I am the...

Thank you Rick for your input. And I am the person in charge of decoration...LOL
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Views: 819
Posted By plumbingods

Question Inexpensive quality surround sound?

Hi all,
I just purchased a new 46" Sony LCD/LED side lit flat screen TV and am wondering the best reasonable way to get the best sound out of it. Sorry cannot afford BOSE. LOL Also, is some kind of...
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By plumbingods

Is the tank connected to the bowl or is there a...

Is the tank connected to the bowl or is there a large 2" chrome pipe connecting the two. No pipe means remove the whole toilet with the tank intact. If there is a chrome elbow, either be prepared to...
11-24-10, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,044
Posted By plumbingods

First off, it all depends on where you live and...

First off, it all depends on where you live and what your local AND state codes are. In my state, we just became licensed to be able to install and/or service all forms of gas appliances. Some towns...
11-12-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By plumbingods

Claudine, the first thing I would do is tell you...

Claudine, the first thing I would do is tell you to keep a positive attitude and something good will happen for you. I have also fought the Cancer devil twice in the past 12 years and am still hear...
10-05-10, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,960
Posted By plumbingods

Hi again Jeff, A picture is worth... yada,...

Hi again Jeff,
A picture is worth... yada, yada, yada. You Know...lol

OK, After researching that SURE-FIT NO CAULK style drain connection, one of which I have never used, I found the installation...
10-04-10, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,960
Posted By plumbingods

OK, I understand better now what part we are...

OK, I understand better now what part we are talking about. The ring you are referring to is used to compress the rubber ring you saw in the drain. It does not take much pressure to stop any leakage...
10-04-10, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,960
Posted By plumbingods

silicone...

Silicone should not harm a rubber gasket, as many manufacturers are specifying silicone caulking instead of plumbers putty between the shower drain and the shower base. Only a rubber gasket should be...
09-21-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,274
Posted By plumbingods

I have never used a gasket between the metal...

I have never used a gasket between the metal drain part and the tub. The rubber gasket is usually for the bottom of the tub. I usually use plumbers putty, but sometime the manufacturer will recommend...
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By plumbingods

First you need to determine if you even have...

First you need to determine if you even have power to the pump. Is the pump a 2 wire or 3 wire pump not including the ground wire. If it is a 2 wire you need to just check for power first, if you...
09-21-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,770
Posted By plumbingods

Most valves do not use set screws to hold them...

Most valves do not use set screws to hold them together because of pressure. Do you know the exact model number of the valve you are dealing with? If I can find it on the internet I will be able to...
06-13-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 56,552
Posted By plumbingods

There is a Ice Maker installation kit that comes...

There is a Ice Maker installation kit that comes with a plastic Sharkbite style Tee/Ballvalve combination ( 1/2" x 1/4" ) and a 1/4" plastic sharkbite coupling. All the 1/4" connections come complete...
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Views: 20,953
Posted By plumbingods

Let me say that removing this flange can be quite...

Let me say that removing this flange can be quite a challenge for the homeowner and could, if not careful, lead to further problems. Though I do agree replacement of the flange is the proper way to...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-07-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 34,502
Posted By plumbingods

OK, the bacteria may not be a hazard and I know...

OK, the bacteria may not be a hazard and I know this does not pertain to this problem because we have determined it has a higher water temp. but, too low of a water temp can cause a bacteria that has...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-06-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 34,502
Posted By plumbingods

You know, I have a thought, but changing the...

You know, I have a thought, but changing the water heater would have fixed it "possibly". I have never run into this but have heard of this... If the water temp is kinda low in you hot water tank a...
Replies: 28
Views: 59,632
Posted By plumbingods

can you explain further exactly where the tank is...

can you explain further exactly where the tank is leaking or provide us with a picture?
Replies: 16
Views: 2,748
Posted By plumbingods

Has anyone determined if the "complete" zone...

Has anyone determined if the "complete" zone valve has been replaced or if just the head has been changed? As mentioned in my earlier posts, the problem could be from foreign material, (solder, dirt,...
02-17-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,770
Posted By plumbingods

Most likely if you have lower pressure in both...

Most likely if you have lower pressure in both the hot AND cold sides, I would remove the shower head and clean out the head from the scale buildup you loosened up while making the repairs. Lets...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By plumbingods

"Most" manufacturers RECOMMEND the use of a...

"Most" manufacturers RECOMMEND the use of a mortar bed. I am a big guy and if I were installing this for myself, I would use the mortar bed OR at least shim under the tub to prevent any flexing. I...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By plumbingods

I personally have had good luck with the Sterling...

I personally have had good luck with the Sterling line made by Kohler.
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By plumbingods

This valve is looking very much to me like an...

This valve is looking very much to me like an American Standard, which are known to have the problem described. They do not have a washer per se but have a rubber thing that looks like a top hat and...
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