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08-09-19, 12:45 PM
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Posted By steve888

Oops - my bad. I just looked closer and it looks...

Oops - my bad. I just looked closer and it looks like it might be wrapped pipe.
08-09-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By steve888

It should never have been buried in the first...

It should never have been buried in the first place. Underground gas piping should be wrapped pipe and the fittings primed and painted.
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07-31-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By steve888

If separate water piping wasn't in the original...

If separate water piping wasn't in the original bldg design, separating it now would cost almost as much as a complete re-pipe. More if the units don't have their own water heaters. Check the...
07-30-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By steve888

I'll just throw this out there -- you should...

I'll just throw this out there -- you should check all the toilets with food coloring and make sure that the water level in the tanks is below the overflow. Bad flappers waste a lot of water.
07-15-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By steve888

I would run an auger (a real toilet auger) thru...

I would run an auger (a real toilet auger) thru the toilet first. The trapway in a toilet is much smaller and more convoluted than the pipe it's draining into -- most of the time the clog is in the...
07-03-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By steve888

Backflow has, on occasion, killed people: ...

Backflow has, on occasion, killed people:

The Consequences of Backflow (http://www.rpbinc.com/the-consequences-of-backflow)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backflow
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Views: 696
Posted By steve888

You might need a hydraulic press. Probably find...

You might need a hydraulic press. Probably find one at a machine shop, or maybe a car mechanic would have one. Harbor Freight has some cheapies.
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Views: 665
Posted By steve888

A very long time ago I got a call for a jammed...

A very long time ago I got a call for a jammed disposal. I unplugged it and found a nickel in there. Problem solved.

I gave the lady an invoice and she looked at me and, in bad temper, said,...
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Views: 813
Posted By steve888

You could put it on 3/4" ply and use a push-in...

You could put it on 3/4" ply and use a push-in flange. Should be easy to redo when you go to tile it.

https://www.amazon.com/CLOSET-FLANGE-SIOUX-MfrPartNo-888-GPM/dp/B000ZOK6X2
06-11-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By steve888

Is it a 2" p-trap? ...

Is it a 2" p-trap?
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06-06-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By steve888

I believe you can use a transition coupling, like...

I believe you can use a transition coupling, like a Mission band-seal, if you glue a short piece of plastic pipe into the Oatey box.
06-06-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By steve888

There's a chance that your snake went up the vent...

There's a chance that your snake went up the vent rather than thru the drain.
06-06-19, 02:16 AM
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Views: 914
Posted By steve888

A lot of suppliers will deliver for a nominal fee.

A lot of suppliers will deliver for a nominal fee.
05-22-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By steve888

Perhaps something like this would be useful: ...

Perhaps something like this would be useful:

https://www.amazon.com/BURCAM-300514W-300514WH-Automatic-Laundry/dp/B000GA3PFG/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr_srp_mb_bdcrb_top
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By steve888

To be frank, that sounds like a bad idea times 2....

To be frank, that sounds like a bad idea times 2. I can't image why you would want that.
05-04-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By steve888

No, that's a ground-joint p-trap -- it doesn't...

No, that's a ground-joint p-trap -- it doesn't use a washer on the conical connection. I'll put a little pipe dope on the 'cone' and make it tight. If you don't want to mess with it, you could get...
04-22-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By steve888

That upper tee is for use by the utility -- they...

That upper tee is for use by the utility -- they can pump gas into it while changing your meter, and not have to re-light pilot lights. I've only ever seen this in gas class. I've never seen seen...
03-25-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By steve888

When you call the 'real' plumbing suppliers, ask...

When you call the 'real' plumbing suppliers, ask them to recommend a plumber. I find it hard to believe that there isn't a good plumber in Peru -- there must be a few that are smart enough to...
03-15-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By steve888

Just curious, why are you replacing the copper? ...

Just curious, why are you replacing the copper? Are you getting pin-holes?
03-10-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By steve888

I can't imagine what would vibrate at 80 psi and...

I can't imagine what would vibrate at 80 psi and not at 60, but the number of things that can go wrong is not limited to my imagination.
03-09-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By steve888

I don't see any reason not to use a sharkbite...

I don't see any reason not to use a sharkbite there. It's accessible, it's outside. If there ever a problem with it you'll be able to see it. Obviously you'll have to clean off the paint.
03-03-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By steve888

This is an odd problem -- someone on-site might...

This is an odd problem -- someone on-site might have a chance.

If you have a PRV but no expansion tank, you should consider getting one. They aren't expensive and usually not difficult to...
03-03-19, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By steve888

Try throttling it down to 80 psi -- that's the...

Try throttling it down to 80 psi -- that's the current upper threshold. Maybe it was a pressure prob.
02-26-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By steve888

I kind of doubt that it's a pressure problem, but...

I kind of doubt that it's a pressure problem, but you should get the gauge and eliminate that as a possibility. The original description made me think toilets, since it's random and not occurring in...
02-26-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By steve888

Did you ever try removing the PRV to isolate your...

Did you ever try removing the PRV to isolate your house from the water main? Looking at the previous thread, it wasn't clear if it was from your house or the water main.

And, a smart plumber...
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