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08-16-19, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Zorfdt

Some people have too much time on their hands......

Some people have too much time on their hands... like this person who references that historically naught is correct, and aught is a "nineteenth century corruption of the word".
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08-16-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Zorfdt

Ohh, sorry, I must have mis-read. You won't find...

Ohh, sorry, I must have mis-read. You won't find a single connector to go from PEX to garden hose, but you can make your own.

I'd use something like:...
08-15-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By Zorfdt

I would add the tee in that upper section above...

I would add the tee in that upper section above the union. Makes it real easy to remove and replace. Plus keeping the union attached to the meter makes it easy for the meter to be replaced if/when...
08-15-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Zorfdt

What are you specifically looking for? Most...

What are you specifically looking for?

Most PEX fittings fit into the PEX tubing, then some type of ring is attached to hold it permanently in place.

Here's some technical specifications for...
08-15-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Zorfdt

If it's at the lowest point in your plumbing...

If it's at the lowest point in your plumbing system, I'd suggest getting one with a drain on it. It will allow you to drain down the system if it's ever needed.

Plus this one has drop-ears on it...
08-13-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 171
Posted By Zorfdt

Here's the details of using a choke and AM radio...

Here's the details of using a choke and AM radio to find the break. They explain it much better than I do.

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-find-a-break-in-an-invisible-dog-fence/
08-13-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Zorfdt

Those outlets used to be switched. On each...

Those outlets used to be switched. On each receptacle, you'll need to add a short jumper between the two hots (brass) screws. Remove the red wire, cap it, and use only the black wire. It may...
08-13-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 171
Posted By Zorfdt

Years and years ago, a fence company showed me...

Years and years ago, a fence company showed me how to find the break. They attached an inductor (I have no idea what size/type) between the two terminals of the main power box (going out to the wire...
08-13-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Zorfdt

A picture and location of the actual leak would...

A picture and location of the actual leak would definitely help.

You can try something like JB Weld as a potential solution. It's an epoxy putty that might be able to seal the leak. It's not a...
08-13-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Zorfdt

For toilets, I try to cut the pipe to the correct...

For toilets, I try to cut the pipe to the correct height before the subfloor goes in. I usually know what the floor will be comprised of, so I can get it within 1/4" or so... the 3" flange will...
08-13-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Zorfdt

I don't have a perfect solution, but in an old...

I don't have a perfect solution, but in an old home of mine, had a similar issue. Ended up getting a 12"x12" square of masonry mesh (picture window screening, but much heavier and 1/4" holes). ...
08-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Zorfdt

I have seen T&P valves piped to the outside like...

I have seen T&P valves piped to the outside like that before. I don't know if it's code-compliant, but the idea is that if the T&P valve leaks or releases, all that water gets shot outside and not...
08-13-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Zorfdt

I'd agree with Pedro, unless you're looking to...

I'd agree with Pedro, unless you're looking to make this a huge project, capping it under the concrete is a fine solution. You typically don't want 'dead' lines in your plumbing system, but it...
08-13-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Zorfdt

Have you considered a different route? Of course...

Have you considered a different route? Of course you don't want many bends in your sewer line, but possibly going around the trees might make more sense. You'll end up having to trench more and...
08-06-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Zorfdt

Glad that its' working. Plumbers putty isn't...

Glad that its' working. Plumbers putty isn't really supposed to be used like that, if you wanted to do it right, you'd need a few more fittings to correctly attach to the sink and to the drain.
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08-04-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Zorfdt

Agreed with everything Pilot Dane mentioned. ...

Agreed with everything Pilot Dane mentioned.

On the sink side, I'd definitely use a escutcheon, or at least caulk the hole. You'll also probably want to add a shutoff valve there too. It might...
08-04-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Zorfdt

I've never run into that screeching alarm, but...

I've never run into that screeching alarm, but have you read the back of the detector? They state what the different sounds mean, so maybe it will tell you.

Usually when the detectors get old,...
08-02-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Zorfdt

When using threaded connections, especially with...

When using threaded connections, especially with plastic, I always use 3-4 wraps of teflon tape followed by some pipe dope. It may be a bit overkill, but it always provides a secure seal.
As you've...
08-02-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Zorfdt

As you found, non-contact testers are notoriously...

As you found, non-contact testers are notoriously unreliable. The tester is probably picking up some inductance in the ground wire through the conduit. It of course shouldn't, but alas, they aren't...
08-01-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Zorfdt

The combining of two 120v circuits into one 240v,...

The combining of two 120v circuits into one 240v, like he said, isn't to code, but obviously worked (though of questionable safety).

What you're looking to do to combine two 120v circuits for a...
08-01-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By Zorfdt

Glad it's working! My guess with a bad pressure...

Glad it's working!
My guess with a bad pressure tank is that it was not directly the tank causing the vibrations, but instead the too-high pressure in your system from the pressure tank not doing...
08-01-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Zorfdt

I think it's a good idea... though I don't do it...

I think it's a good idea... though I don't do it either. I don't floss nearly as much as I should either.

Actually, the worst flood I had was while the washer was running. The discharge hose...
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Zorfdt

Usually when there are 2 separate cables coming...

Usually when there are 2 separate cables coming in for the hood, it's because the range hood light is controlled by another switch.

In your case, presuming you don't want to do that, you can run...
07-26-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Zorfdt

I'd say you have two issues then. All tanks...

I'd say you have two issues then. All tanks should have an overflow preventing water from ever ending up on the floor (short of a clogged drain).

Can you take a picture of the inside of the tank?...
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Zorfdt

Can you run the cabling so that you only have two...

Can you run the cabling so that you only have two 14/2 cables in each box? One light to the next...
If you need 3 14/2 cables, they will likely fit, there's more room in there than you think.
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