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04-28-04, 08:08 AM
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Posted By apiersma

Seems that back flushing the pipes worked quite...

Seems that back flushing the pipes worked quite well. Its temporary, but I can take a shower.
04-27-04, 07:56 AM
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Posted By apiersma

better yet, a friend of mine juat suggested a...

better yet, a friend of mine juat suggested a decent temporary solution. I am going to run a garden hose from the outside to the toilet inlet, hopefully bypassign the plugged galv pipe. All I need to...
04-26-04, 05:08 PM
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Posted By apiersma

Well, the fight is over. The galvanized pipe...

Well, the fight is over.

The galvanized pipe runs past the joist area and straight up into the cement/grout underneath the tile in the bathroom. There is no access to any of the horizontal...
04-26-04, 01:09 PM
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Posted By apiersma

Since the galvanized pipe is 80 years old in my...

Since the galvanized pipe is 80 years old in my house, everytime I've tried to unscrew a fitting, I'd either rip it off or break the joints further down the line. My strategy has been to cut it out...
04-26-04, 09:31 AM
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Posted By apiersma

I don't think PEX is allowed in Wash DC. I...

I don't think PEX is allowed in Wash DC.

I assume sweating soft copper tubing is the same as sweating hard copper pipe. Do you need to flare it? And to push it throught a top plate, how do you...
04-26-04, 07:59 AM
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Posted By apiersma

I am ready to give in. Three plumbers telling you...

I am ready to give in. Three plumbers telling you otherwise should be a clue (even to me). In an effort to avoid sweating pipes that are going to be really hard to reach in walls and to avoid some...
04-25-04, 08:33 PM
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Posted By apiersma

Thanks for the thoughts. In my best efforts...

Thanks for the thoughts.

In my best efforts to avoid replacing the line just yet, what do you think about black flushing the lines. The theory is that I might be able to push back what ever is...
04-25-04, 10:33 AM
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Posted By apiersma

sudden low water pressure

The toilet, sink, and tub all suddenly lost most water pressure yesterday in the cold water line only. It trickles out of all three. The rest of the house is fine. I know I have galvanized pipe in...
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