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Forum: Water Heaters
05-13-09, 12:42 PM
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Posted By plumbermandan

what kind of heater to do you have? brand and...

what kind of heater to do you have? brand and modle please.

i havent seen a gas or water connection to any of these that werent 3/4"
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Posted By plumbermandan

moen makes 2 different cartridges. you have to...

moen makes 2 different cartridges. you have to get the correct cartridge for your valve
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Posted By plumbermandan

sure. add a shower faucet and a curtain. other...

sure. add a shower faucet and a curtain. other than that there isnt much else you can do
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Posted By plumbermandan

sometimes those things need a little help

sometimes those things need a little help
05-13-09, 12:16 PM
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Posted By plumbermandan

yeah them big boxes can afford them $3000 - $5000...

yeah them big boxes can afford them $3000 - $5000 machines
05-13-09, 12:12 PM
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Views: 803
Posted By plumbermandan

no you can not drain fixtures from the second...

no you can not drain fixtures from the second floor into the vent for the first floor.

yes you can tie the drain for the new bathroom into the drain for the old on the same level but you better...
05-13-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By plumbermandan

oh ok. it is a faucet leak not a handle leak....

oh ok. it is a faucet leak not a handle leak. either you need a new washer which requires the stem to be removed or the faucet itself needs replaced.

if it is just the washer that needs replaced...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-13-09, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By plumbermandan

wow. that would be really really fast for an...

wow. that would be really really fast for an anode to go bad. are you on a well or city water?
Forum: Water Heaters
05-12-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By plumbermandan

usually if the smell wasnt there before the anode...

usually if the smell wasnt there before the anode rod off gasing is a good bet.

you should be able to find an aluminum anode rod. they are a little more expensive but last longer and do a better...
05-12-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,629
Posted By plumbermandan

if you are getting them cut somewhere like a big...

if you are getting them cut somewhere like a big box store then i would do everything to find a rental place that has them. their lists dont always show everything. the problem with bigbox stores is...
05-12-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 38,853
Posted By plumbermandan

i know what you mean about the tools purchasing....

i know what you mean about the tools purchasing. i cant go anywhere tools are sold without buying one if i am by myself.

you dont have a sawsall at home? if you dig it out enough you could always...
05-12-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,574
Posted By plumbermandan

yep, sounds good but the vent needs to be pitched...

yep, sounds good but the vent needs to be pitched back towards the drain at the same slope as a drain needs to be pitched so running it to far might be a problem unless you have a tall garage roof
05-12-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 22,180
Posted By plumbermandan

first off, the vent has nothing to do with how...

first off, the vent has nothing to do with how the toilet flushes as the toilet is designed to siphon and a vent is only to protect the trap seal. what does have something to do with it is if there...
05-12-09, 03:32 PM
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Views: 14,629
Posted By plumbermandan

if the line is going to be inspected you need to...

if the line is going to be inspected you need to check with your local code authority as to what they want for the test specifically. normally for gas tests they dont want a 100psi gauge ass it is...
05-12-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,324
Posted By plumbermandan

50' of 1/2" pex will be to small to give you any...

50' of 1/2" pex will be to small to give you any decent pressure. i would say run a minimum of 3/4" and preferably 1".

what all are you going to have water to?

if the hot will be just for a...
05-12-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,322
Posted By plumbermandan

are you talking about it leaks out the handle...

are you talking about it leaks out the handle when the faucet is on? i believe that may be the case since i dont see a leak in the picture.

you have to remove the handle as the packing nut is...
05-12-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 38,853
Posted By plumbermandan

not sure about the repair since most clay pipe in...

not sure about the repair since most clay pipe in my area has been replaced but cutting out the joint and replacing with a piece of pvc and some shielded couplings would work.

are you sure it is...
05-12-09, 11:47 AM
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Views: 2,574
Posted By plumbermandan

1. why couldnt you install the toilet 15' away?...

1. why couldnt you install the toilet 15' away? you can install it as far away as you want as long as it has 1/4" per foot of pitch and is properly vented

2. you can run the new vent to what ever...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-11-09, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By plumbermandan

not necessarily. just because they know there is...

not necessarily. just because they know there is a flaw doesnt mean they will fix it before it ships to the store. they have a known number that were made with the defective design and is why you...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-11-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By plumbermandan

it depends on if you had recently used hot water...

it depends on if you had recently used hot water or if you have a hot water leak. if either of those are the case then yes. if not then you have a problem with the way the heater is working
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Views: 1,772
Posted By plumbermandan

it deends. it could be a restriction in the...

it deends. it could be a restriction in the toilet or the drain line, it could be debris (calcium etc.) in the jet holes or it could be out of adjustment or any combination of the above . it is also...
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Views: 676
Posted By plumbermandan

i peersonally would never install an inside...

i peersonally would never install an inside flange in 3" pipe. true that most toilets outlets are less than 3" also but i dont like to live dangerously.
05-11-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By plumbermandan

is there water in the sinks trap? call...

is there water in the sinks trap?

call around and see if you can find a leak detection company that can use smoke to find any leaks in you plumbing. it is not a good idea to fill the vents with...
05-11-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By plumbermandan

and good luck finding a nat. gas orifice that...

and good luck finding a nat. gas orifice that will fit in your torch
Forum: Water Heaters
05-11-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By plumbermandan

what you did wrong is you bought a whirlpool...

what you did wrong is you bought a whirlpool heater.

get the model and serial numbers, take them to the lowes where you bought it and see if they have the free new burner kit for it. if not then...
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