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09-07-08, 12:34 AM
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Posted By p-nor

i would also recomend them as an...

i would also recomend them as an emergency/temporary repair but would not use them as a permenant fix. i have seen them fail so they're not fool proof. if you know how to solder copper pipes,...
09-07-08, 12:29 AM
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Views: 6,031
Posted By p-nor

it is true that many of the manufacturers of pex...

it is true that many of the manufacturers of pex tubing have proprietary fittings and rings. i use wirsbo/uponor. i like that there is no crimping to possibly damage the fitting or pipe. i have...
08-27-08, 08:52 PM
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Views: 659
Posted By p-nor

in the plumbing and hvac world, brazing is done...

in the plumbing and hvac world, brazing is done on copper pipes. you've probably seen it if you have central heat with an air conditioner. the copper freon lines are brazed. you can tell that...
06-24-08, 10:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,901
Posted By p-nor

they use post tension slabs here in california...

they use post tension slabs here in california too. what makes me wonder is why you'd cut something if you didn't know what it was. anyone doing this sort of work should know what wire mesh and...
06-24-08, 09:51 PM
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Posted By p-nor

well, the coolant in a copper radiator is very...

well, the coolant in a copper radiator is very often well above 200 degrees so your warm water won't be a problem. if you're going to make a coil around the stove pipe, you can do the whole thing...
06-24-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By p-nor

the ideal fix would be to repair the line in the...

the ideal fix would be to repair the line in the wall with copper fittings and solder. what i'd do is stub 1/2" copper out of the wall and sweat a copper male adapter to it. then you can get a...
02-01-08, 06:57 PM
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Posted By p-nor

i would most definately repipe it 100%. type m...

i would most definately repipe it 100%. type m is junk. it's too thin and once it starts to develop pinhole leaks you can be sure that more are on the way. as you've found out, the leak isn't the...
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Posted By p-nor

do you have the new trim in hand? if you've been...

do you have the new trim in hand? if you've been guaranteed that the trim available from delta will fit on your valve, i would order the new trim and when it gets to you it will be much clearer on...
01-14-08, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,768
Posted By p-nor

the watts ones that i've seen are basicaly...

the watts ones that i've seen are basicaly plastic sharkbites or large john guest fittings. i don't think i'd use them, i'd rather use a sharkbite and i don't like them unless in an emergency.


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01-14-08, 11:09 PM
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Posted By p-nor

i've used a few of them and they're kind of...

i've used a few of them and they're kind of sketchy. i would rather use a male adapter to attach (i'm assuming) the anglestop.





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12-28-07, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,240
Posted By p-nor

yes, codes are going to be regional and here an...

yes, codes are going to be regional and here an airgap is required. i would not use a dishwasher in my home without one. there is no way, no matter how high you loop it, to get the dishwasher...
12-26-07, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By p-nor

the acetylene turbotorch is the best torch for...

the acetylene turbotorch is the best torch for plumbing in my opinion. the only drawback to it is that it's a bit bulkier (mostly the heavy B tank) than some of the hardware store torches. there's...
12-25-07, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By p-nor

you can use an auto vent mounted under the sink. ...

you can use an auto vent mounted under the sink. get a good one, not the small black ones but the larger white ones. i think oatey makes them, not sure though. idealy, you'd run a 1 1/2" plastic...
12-24-07, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,356
Posted By p-nor

it's been a long time since i worked on rainsoft...

it's been a long time since i worked on rainsoft softeners so i don't know how much help this is. the first unit sounds like a 48,000 grain (maybe 1.5 cu. ft.) single tank unit. the other one...
12-24-07, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By p-nor

yeah, on a vertical valve or fitting you...

yeah, on a vertical valve or fitting you obviously can't start at the top and work down. just move the torch around and heat the fitting/valve evenly.

with a valve this size you're never going to...
12-24-07, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,240
Posted By p-nor

an airgap is a safety feature that keeps your...

an airgap is a safety feature that keeps your clean dishes separated from your sewer system. it is conceivable that the kitchen sink could back up and the sewage could make it's way to the...
12-24-07, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By p-nor

if you heat the top of the valve then you won't...

if you heat the top of the valve then you won't lose heat like you would if you heated the bottom. heat rises you know. a lot of guys heat the bottom and feed solder in from the top. this will...
12-23-07, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By p-nor

99.99% of the time the leaks are at the joints,...

99.99% of the time the leaks are at the joints, not in the pipe itself. you wouldn't have caused a leak with the wrenches, it'd be a factory defect if it were to be leaking. it's super rare but has...
12-23-07, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,240
Posted By p-nor

you should really run the dishwasher drain to an...

you should really run the dishwasher drain to an airgap on the deck of the sink. if the sink doesn't have a hole for it and you can't drill one, then the method of looping it up as high as it can go...
12-23-07, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By p-nor

i'm pretty sure you can't do what you're...

i'm pretty sure you can't do what you're suggesting. the "wet vent" is a definate no. if you were to do this in the manner you suggest, i'd put a 3"x2" wye in the stack as low as possible. then...
12-23-07, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By p-nor

you can pull the gas meter out just to make sure...

you can pull the gas meter out just to make sure the shut off vale doesn't leak and damage it. then pump the whole system up to 50 psi, if there's a leak you can find it then. i had to go up to...
12-23-07, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By p-nor

for a valve that size it's going to take a fair...

for a valve that size it's going to take a fair amount of heat to get it nice and hot. heat the valve mainly but keep the flame moving around to avoid burning the flux out. move it out on the pipe...
12-23-07, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By p-nor

to use the method woodbutcher suggested you'll...

to use the method woodbutcher suggested you'll still need the pipes to move a little bit. if they won't budge in any direction you'll need to use 2 repair couplings and just cut a 12" section out. ...
12-14-07, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By p-nor

if the pump you plan on using is enclosed in a...

if the pump you plan on using is enclosed in a sump (or tank) then you'll need a vent for the line entering the sump and you'll need a vent for the sump itself. i suppose you could use a autovent...
12-10-07, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By p-nor

first the obvious, make sure the water is off. ...

first the obvious, make sure the water is off. second, bleed the pressure off of the filter before you try and loosen the ring. even with the water off if the filter is still pressurized it will be...
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