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Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 05-07-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,243
Posted By philly_plumber
It sounds like you should get in contact with a...

It sounds like you should get in contact with a plumber. A automatic snake will probably due the trick, but that is best left to a professional.
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 04-18-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,082
Posted By philly_plumber
Use some type of acidic formula to clean the...

Use some type of acidic formula to clean the mineral build up. Be careful to not let the solution stay on the surface for too long, because it may damage the lining, but the acid will eat away at the...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 04-18-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,634
Posted By philly_plumber
Definitely do not get a Rheem, I have never owned...

Definitely do not get a Rheem, I have never owned one, but from what I have heard, they do not work and are not worth the money. There is issues with heating the water to the proper temperature.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-18-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,767
Posted By philly_plumber
There may be a problem with your hose or pump....

There may be a problem with your hose or pump. Check for any blockages or knots. Since everything else is working fine, this is a pretty fixable problem.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 04-17-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,213
Posted By philly_plumber
I would not recommend using the tape, it peels...

I would not recommend using the tape, it peels and does not last like regular caulk. Before caulking make sure you totally remove any old peeling caulk residue, otherwise your efforts will go to...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 04-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By philly_plumber
The loud noise you are hearing is coming from the...

The loud noise you are hearing is coming from the actually hardware of the water knob. There may be an issue with the way the knob is screwed on. Replacing it is an option, or removing it and trying...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 04-17-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,975
Posted By philly_plumber
Sometimes the issue is actually the shower...

Sometimes the issue is actually the shower faucet. There could be a build up of film on the small mesh grate that can get in the way of the water flow. If the issues with the water pressure did not...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-11-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,328
Posted By philly_plumber
This seems like an odd problem, but have you...

This seems like an odd problem, but have you checked to make sure there is not a leak in your hot water pipes, which could be contributing to heating up the cold water?
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 04-11-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,754
Posted By philly_plumber
It sounds like you may have an obstruction in...

It sounds like you may have an obstruction in your main line. This explains why toilets drain slowly even though there is no clog. Whether is it mineral deposits, tree roots or some other type of...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 04-11-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,160
Posted By philly_plumber
I think your problem may just be mineral build up...

I think your problem may just be mineral build up or other obstructions in the shower pipes. The fact that the sink temperature is not affected makes me dismiss the idea that there is a temperature...
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