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05-07-17, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By yahoo2003

Condensate pump tubing broken

The condensate pump tubing of my 10 years old house became brittle and broken from outside of the house. It appears those "Clear Vinyl Tubing" was used. What type of tubing should be used when...
11-08-16, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By yahoo2003

I would able to remove the 4 pieces shown on...

I would able to remove the 4 pieces shown on interior side of the window panel, remove the IGU to measure it.

Thanks!
10-31-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By yahoo2003

Thanks! It worked. I was able to use a larger...

Thanks! It worked. I was able to use a larger screw driver to remove the vertical "stop over" (see photo) and the horizontal piece under them to remove the panel.

I had IGU panels made by glass...
10-30-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By yahoo2003

Replacing cracked horizontal window panel

The out layer glass of a horizontal window panel in our living room cracked (see photo). The horizontal window panel is about 42" wide and 10~12" high on top of a double hung window.
I could not...
10-02-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By yahoo2003

I was too lazy to cut the J pipe in the AAV kit...

I was too lazy to cut the J pipe in the AAV kit and used a J pipe from a garbage disposal.
I replaced the black J pipe with the J pipe from the AAV kit.

Thanks.
10-02-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By yahoo2003

Prepare for conceal inspection

I scheduled county plumbing conceal inspection next Friday for a kitchen in finished basement. County uses IRC2012 code.

I have one CSS gas pipe in concealed wall and ceiling with pressure gauge...
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By yahoo2003

I called Glacier Bay customer care and they are...

I called Glacier Bay customer care and they are going to send me cartridge for free.
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By yahoo2003

Glacier Bay 3 handle tub/shower faucet with anti-scald repairable?

I have a Glacier Bay 3 handle tub/shower faucet (439-314G) started slow dripping.

Is this faucet repairable? I hate to replace the whole faucet if it's repairable.

The box says "Drip Free...
02-06-15, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By yahoo2003

But, if there is only one sub-meter for 2...

But, if there is only one sub-meter for 2 tenants, the tenant without sub meter may argue he is billed with leakage or accuracy of sub meter.

The same issue if not every tenant has a similar...
02-06-15, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By yahoo2003

Interesting discussions about sub-metering, I...

Interesting discussions about sub-metering, I found this:

UTILITY BILLING STATE LAWS - SUBMETER AND RUBS STATE LAWS (http://www.aboututilitybilling.com/StateLaws.html)

It seems many states...
10-25-14, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By yahoo2003

Thanks everyone. I'm going to add a dryer to...

Thanks everyone. I'm going to add a dryer to basement. My total load for the panel is much less than 200Ax2.
10-24-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By yahoo2003

Code for main electric panel

One of my main electric panel has 200A main breaker, the total amperage of all other beakers is 260A+260A= 520A which is 120A more than main breaker rating (200Ax2=400A).

Is there a code for total...
05-31-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 44,716
Posted By yahoo2003

I found the instruction video from Home Depot...

I found the instruction video from Home Depot very helpful:
SharkBite 1/2 in. Brass Push-Fit Ball Valve-22222-0000LF at The Home Depot...
05-16-14, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,485
Posted By yahoo2003

A union?

From the way it turns, it's possible a union behind the patch.

As everyone suggested, I'd remove the 2 screws on the patch, cut along the patch and remove it outwards. It may be possible to put a...
04-26-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,402
Posted By yahoo2003

Thanks for the link,the nice "Builders Edge Wrap...

Thanks for the link,the nice "Builders Edge Wrap Around Mounting Block" is only $10.47, now I know where to get them when I need them.

It's easier than cutting and repairing dry wall.
04-26-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,402
Posted By yahoo2003

It seems the installer put an outside "access...

It seems the installer put an outside "access panel" instead of simply drill a hole on the siding for a reason. By removing the overlapping 2 pieces thin sidings around the spigot, it might be...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-12-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By yahoo2003

We have a power vent water heater, if it starts...

We have a power vent water heater, if it starts to leak, rather than reuse the power vent and control module for a new non-power vent water heater, I'd sell the power vent and control module on Ebay...
04-07-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By yahoo2003

I'm still confused, state plumbing code seems...

I'm still confused, state plumbing code seems allowing wet venting. My sink will be within 3' from main drain stack. Can I use "wet venting" instead of dry venting?
04-07-14, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By yahoo2003

Good question and that's my main concern. I...

Good question and that's my main concern. I found venting is the most difficult to understand for plumbing. I'm studying state uniform plumbing code for venting and still trying to understand "wet...
04-06-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By yahoo2003

I picked up few 2" elbows and a P-trap from Home...

I picked up few 2" elbows and a P-trap from Home Depot today and did a dry fit as shown in the photo.

I also ordered a sink and a garbage disposal to make sure the lower aim will fit the garbage...
04-05-14, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By yahoo2003

Basement kitchen plumbing questions

I found an open drain stub behind finished wall last year (first photo), I'm going to add a kitchen sink using the drain stub (second photo). Dishwasher will be on the left of the sink, I'd also...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-04-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,109
Posted By yahoo2003

That's only an idea. You need to make sure the...

That's only an idea. You need to make sure the timer can drive the motor. I would program the timer to be off during night if none uses hot water and during the day if everyone goes to work or...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-02-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,109
Posted By yahoo2003

If it's too expensive to hire someone to fix the...

If it's too expensive to hire someone to fix the power vent issue, you may consider to plug the water heater into a timer such as:

TORK Plug In Digital Timer - Plug-In & Wall Switch Timers -...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-01-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By yahoo2003

If the direct vent pipes are too long, you may...

If the direct vent pipes are too long, you may need larger diameter pipes. The cost could be high for long direct vent pipes. The instruction for the water header should have table/chart for...
Forum: Water Heaters
04-01-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By yahoo2003

We have 7 years old Rheem power vent II without...

We have 7 years old Rheem power vent II without issue. If the water heater is close to external wall, I'd consider Direct Vent water heater, e.g.,

Shop Direct Vent 40-Gallon 6-Year Short Gas...
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