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04-12-10, 12:34 PM
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Posted By txnoob

I respect that you're trying to do this yourself...

I respect that you're trying to do this yourself but you might strongly consider bringing in a pro for something like this, especially if you've only just recently learned about cpvc and pex. I mean...
03-25-10, 07:38 PM
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Views: 29,107
Posted By txnoob

Good info there Zorfdt. milhouse - where in the...

Good info there Zorfdt. milhouse - where in the U.S. are you? The green SDR35 piping is definitely something worth considering if your winters are cold. I'm in Texas so our temperatures during the...
03-21-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 29,107
Posted By txnoob

I'm actually putting in a similar french drain...

I'm actually putting in a similar french drain for one side of my house. It's slow work right now due to the cold weather (wind mainly) but also the rain and the fact that I have a bunch of old...
03-18-10, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,806
Posted By txnoob

Hold on...no sealant at all on the tightening nut...

Hold on...no sealant at all on the tightening nut threads? Can you explain why?

I'll have to try and borrow a larger wrench because you are correct on that issue, my largest one is a 14".
03-18-10, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,806
Posted By txnoob

Leaking brass union - how to properly seal it?

I have a 1" brass union I've placed onto on main line just after my backflow valve. Just so everyone is clear, here's what the union looks like:
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02-22-10, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By txnoob

Thanks furd. Not to worry though, I haven't...

Thanks furd. Not to worry though, I haven't fully completed the install so it will be easy for me to place a new backflow preventer on the line. I've seen these before but I can honestly say I've...
02-21-10, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By txnoob

What is this contraption?

I ripped this out of my sprinkler line a couple weeks ago as I was installing a new pressure regulator. This whole thing was completely buried; no valve box or anything like that.

Now I know...
02-08-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By txnoob

Ok based on some of the new replies it seems like...

Ok based on some of the new replies it seems like I'm giving accurate info. Let me try to give some more details here of why I need a french drain (aside from the twice suggested remedy by the civil...
02-08-10, 04:46 PM
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Views: 889
Posted By txnoob

1. Southwest area, so no real problems with...

1. Southwest area, so no real problems with frost.

2. I'm draining from the backyard which is heavily shaded. The yard itself is already sloping in the direction I need to put the drain. There...
02-08-10, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By txnoob

Yes I have searched around on google already. ...

Yes I have searched around on google already. There are still a couple of questions though. For example, I've never done any sort of grading when digging before. I have a basic carpenters level...
02-07-10, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By txnoob

Any book recommendations on french drainage?

I think I'd like to try and do some of the needed drainage systems for my house myself. An engineer has already told me that I need french drains installed on one side and rather than paying $5000...
02-07-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By txnoob

Thanks...I realize my explanation may not be the...

Thanks...I realize my explanation may not be the best. Today I spent extra time digging up more pipe. I decided I'd try and replace the entire section of pipe back to the valve instead of using...
02-06-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By txnoob

I've seen union on copper/brass fittings before,...

I've seen union on copper/brass fittings before, sure. PVC i've never used them though. I'm not sure how one would help? Remember it's not quite a straight line from left to right. The total gap...
02-06-10, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By txnoob

Sprinkler pvc repair...this always happens to me

Every time I try to make a repair/modification to my sprinkler system I always seem to end up in the same spot of trying to force the correct length of pvc repair pipe into two couplings yet I have...
02-03-10, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By txnoob

Who manufactures this type of sewer check valve?

My next project I've been thinking of is to install a check valve on my sewer line to prevent backups. In thinking about it at first I do know that over time even check valves can fail so it seemed...
02-01-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,845
Posted By txnoob

Underground copper water line - type K only?

My main water line to the home is copper and I need to replace a section later this spring with a new ball valve. When the copper line is going to be underground, is it required to use type K only,...
01-26-10, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 18,821
Posted By txnoob

So on pvc to brass, just one or the other huh? ...

So on pvc to brass, just one or the other huh?

Is it because of the hardness of brass compared to the pvc that could cause damage to the pvc?

In the past I've always used tape AND dope on...
01-22-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 18,821
Posted By txnoob

Transition from PVC to brass?

edit: OK i did a quick search and found several previous threads on this exact topic. I'll try a threaded male pvc pipe to the threaded female brass with tape and dope.
01-21-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By txnoob

I was planning on using the RED teflon tape for...

I was planning on using the RED teflon tape for the threads...would pipe dope be better in this instance? Sorry btw, this is all 1" pipe.

Thanks again for all your help.
01-21-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By txnoob

Yes I planned on using a ball valve. The...

Yes I planned on using a ball valve. The existing installation has a gate valve that needs to be replaced badly.

I noticed you mentioned only 1 union might be necessary. Originally I was...
01-21-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By txnoob

My apologies...the second "valve" in my setup...

My apologies...the second "valve" in my setup should be a pressure regulator. I've had little sleep this week and a long day at work. I'm sure that will make more sense to everyone.
01-21-10, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By txnoob

A double male nipple certainly could work. I...

A double male nipple certainly could work. I guess I've just not seen them before is all.

So based on the feedback let me see if I can summarize this:

incoming line --> union --> valve -->...
01-21-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By txnoob

What's the best way to join 2 female threaded valves?

I'm doing some work on my water line and I have 2 bronze valves that will be inline with each other. Both valves have NPT threaded female inlets/outlets. I need to join them together, so what's the...
06-26-07, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By txnoob

Hello, You know you are actually the second...

Hello,
You know you are actually the second person to recommend Window World since I've been asking around online. That's a great start. I did look them up and there is an installer local to me.
...
06-26-07, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By txnoob

Wanting to replace old windows... a few questions

First, the entire house needs to have its windows replaced as the current ones are over 35 years old, simple aluminum frame single pane and offer no real protection against air infiltration. I...
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