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You can purchase Flange extenders at most Home...

You can purchase Flange extenders at most Home Centers. They are available in different thicknesses. Bring the flange up to "at least" finished floor height. Flange extenders have holes (4) around...
10-15-06, 06:55 AM
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Making sure the vent pipe is clear is always a...

Making sure the vent pipe is clear is always a good idea. When you go on the roof, take a flashligh with you and look down the pipe. Remove anything you can by hand. You may find spiderwebs that...
10-15-06, 05:47 AM
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It certainly sounds like a venting problem. Could...

It certainly sounds like a venting problem. Could be that one of the fixtures (shower or tub) is not connected to the ventline and this is causing the trap to be sucked out. Sewer gas is a...
10-08-06, 08:34 AM
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Posted By majakdragon

Just be careful when you tighten the sillcock...

Just be careful when you tighten the sillcock into the CPVC female fitting. These have a tendancy to crack from over-tightening. Many areas do not allow femake CPVC fittings (in closed areas) due to...
10-06-06, 02:29 PM
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Posted By majakdragon

Ask for friction clamps. These are normally used...

Ask for friction clamps. These are normally used to support pipes (vertical runs) at each floor on commercial buildings.
10-06-06, 02:15 PM
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Posted By majakdragon

Use flare fittings on copper gas service lines. I...

Use flare fittings on copper gas service lines. I have never seen any other type allowed.
10-06-06, 02:12 PM
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Posted By majakdragon

The problem with galvanized pipe and fittings is...

The problem with galvanized pipe and fittings is that the galvanized coating breaks off and plugs the burner and control valve orfices. Codes vary on the use of galvanized for gas lines. Florida...
10-04-06, 02:00 PM
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Rent a pair of cast iron soil pipe snappers....

Rent a pair of cast iron soil pipe snappers. These are available in a couple types. You can get the kind that looks like large bolt cutters or ratchet action (prefered). Both have a chain with wheels...
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Posted By majakdragon

If the bolt slot(s) are broken out and will not...

If the bolt slot(s) are broken out and will not hold the toilet down, you can purchase a repair flange. Most are called Super Rings/flanges. They need to be screwed down through the broken flange and...
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Posted By majakdragon

BANMAN87, You do not have to install the Air...

BANMAN87,
You do not have to install the Air Admittance Valve inside the wall. Install a tee (1-1/4") in the line going to the wall and install the AAV as high as possible. AAV's are normally used...
09-27-06, 02:41 PM
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Posted By majakdragon

The hole filled with gravel is called a French...

The hole filled with gravel is called a French Drain. It gives the water a larger area to saturate before becoming a puddle. Idea #2 will also work but you will still have standing water somewhere on...
09-27-06, 02:35 PM
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Posted By majakdragon

Hold back on the fitting/valve with one wrench...

Hold back on the fitting/valve with one wrench and tighten the nut with another wrench. This will stop undue pressure on the pipes and fitting.
09-26-06, 12:43 PM
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Posted By majakdragon

You can either use a compression valve or...

You can either use a compression valve or practice your copper soldering skills.
09-26-06, 12:40 PM
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Snaking it would be best. If you are...

Snaking it would be best. If you are contemplating using a drain cleaning substance, consider Draincare by Zep. It is an enzyme cleaner and will cling to and eat organic clogs. Takes overnight but...
09-26-06, 12:35 PM
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Posted By majakdragon

If your street has not had major improvements...

If your street has not had major improvements made to it, 6" should be plenty deep to find the pipe that surrounds the shut-off valve. If probing doesn't work, try renting a metal detector (and...
09-26-06, 08:49 AM
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Posted By majakdragon

Those covers were cast iron and many times, got...

Those covers were cast iron and many times, got removed and lost. Try probing on an angle to hit the pipe that encases the stop valve. It is usually a 3" or 4" pipe going down to the valve. Problem...
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Posted By majakdragon

Impossible to say. I would suggest at least 3...

Impossible to say. I would suggest at least 3 estimates. Labor is different even in the same town from contractor to contractor. Then there is the type of fixtures you want. High end, medium or low...
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Posted By majakdragon

Easiest way to do this is to get longer flex...

Easiest way to do this is to get longer flex supply lines. They come in various lengths. The more joints you have in a water supply line, the more chance for leaks.
Good luck.
09-20-06, 06:18 AM
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Posted By majakdragon

The drain "should" have a trap on it which is...

The drain "should" have a trap on it which is filled with water and prevents sewer gas from entering the home. What you actually need is a trap primer. This runs water to the trap everytime a certain...
09-20-06, 06:10 AM
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Posted By majakdragon

Washing machine drain water contains lots of...

Washing machine drain water contains lots of lint. This is the major cause of clogs in their drain lines. Installing a cap will only cause more of a pressure build-up. The newer washers actually need...
09-17-06, 10:07 AM
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Posted By majakdragon

Broods, Does that mean that I can take off the...

Broods, Does that mean that I can take off the nozzle on my garden hose and still shoot water 35' ?
09-16-06, 07:51 AM
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Posted By majakdragon

Do not tie into the HVAC pipe. Plumbing vents are...

Do not tie into the HVAC pipe. Plumbing vents are required to go above the roof line in most States. Check with your Local Code office and see if Air Admittance Valves (Studor vent) are permitted in...
09-16-06, 07:45 AM
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Posted By majakdragon

A call to your local Plumbing Code office will...

A call to your local Plumbing Code office will answer that question. Codes differ SO much from area to area that what one place allows, another doesn't. Good luck.
09-15-06, 11:03 AM
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Posted By majakdragon

"Moving the toilet" sounds simple (and actually...

"Moving the toilet" sounds simple (and actually IS) but its what the toilet connects to that costs the big bucks. Most toilets are connected to the main drainline of the house and the vent stack that...
09-15-06, 10:56 AM
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Posted By majakdragon

Great info from notuboo. I will just add a couple...

Great info from notuboo. I will just add a couple things that MAY help. Your main water supply to the house, is your water meter inside or outside? I ask because the sprinkler line will be "after"...
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