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Forum: General Plumbing Help Today, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By Caduceus
I should also address why it would be wrong for...

I should also address why it would be wrong for me to consider the bid excessive. I did not see the job. I do not know the company's cost of doing business. I didn't see a hard copy of the proposal,...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By Caduceus
This is the affect unions, regulations, licensure...

This is the affect unions, regulations, licensure and excessive home owners insurance coverage has (my deductible is higher than most, I'm sure)

It is human nature to build upon and protect what...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By Caduceus
I'm not going to have a battle of the wits with...

I'm not going to have a battle of the wits with an unarmed adversary. If you cannot see where your statements would be insulting to a tradesmen like myself that use their free time to help people...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 97
Posted By Caduceus
A flush-n-fill of your water heater always helps...

A flush-n-fill of your water heater always helps to remove sediment that could be building up on the bottom and slowing the heat exchange between the burner and the water in the tank. Cleaning the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By Caduceus
Well, I feel a bit insulted by the rant. so...

Well, I feel a bit insulted by the rant. so here's my advice; get several estimates instead of just one. What type of a person takes the first bid anyways? C'mon, where's the common sense. You...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 71
Posted By Caduceus
Right. It should not be considered rude to ask a...

Right. It should not be considered rude to ask a contractor for their insurance information to cover damages or personal injury. If he refuses, it's a red flag. You should be able to call his...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Caduceus
Could be. Might cost ya $5 to find out for sure.

Could be. Might cost ya $5 to find out for sure.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners Yesterday, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 72
Posted By Caduceus
Side Note; If you just had this custom home built...

Side Note; If you just had this custom home built approx. 6 months ago and you are having these issues, be sure to document EVERYTHING said and done by you and the contractor(s) or builder. Too many...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-30-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 101
Posted By Caduceus
Looks like Uponor Wirsbo PEX.

Looks like Uponor Wirsbo PEX.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-30-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By Caduceus
Posting pics would help.

Posting pics would help.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 01-30-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 72
Posted By Caduceus
Just for starters to see if a crossover exists,...

Just for starters to see if a crossover exists, do not use any single handled faucets (sinks or tubs or showers). Find a fixture that has a single hot on the left and a single cold on the right....
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-29-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Caduceus
Ball seat are more common than you may realize....

Ball seat are more common than you may realize. Most of us have used them or seen them and didn't even notice. It's the same type of connection on your propane grill from the regulator to the tank....
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-29-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By Caduceus
Most of those water heater nipples have about...

Most of those water heater nipples have about eleven threads and there appear to be maybe seven visible in your picture. When tightening, use some PTFE tape with a little pipe dope for lubrication to...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-25-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By Caduceus
Use a combo on its back, wyes are used to...

Use a combo on its back, wyes are used to maintain flow direction on drainage. A tee on its back is prohibited. The waste water would come straight down and 'splash' on the flow line before finding...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-25-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By Caduceus
I would love to see the steel tank with the...

I would love to see the steel tank with the jacket and insulation stripped off to see if it was expanded or imploded. Seriously. Just for professional reasons to compare to others.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-25-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 582
Posted By Caduceus
This is interesting.....

This is interesting.....
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-24-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By Caduceus
If I'm visualizing what you described accurately,...

If I'm visualizing what you described accurately, you can put a wye vertically under the toilet, between the joists. You could also put a vertical tee, in drainage position, before you 90 bend...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-24-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Caduceus
That looks like the little plastic insert to the...

That looks like the little plastic insert to the handle that holds it tightly to the splines on the cartridge stem splines. By posting a picture of the faucet and cartridges and identifying the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-24-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By Caduceus
Good pictures of the cartridge, but let's also...

Good pictures of the cartridge, but let's also get a look at a few pics of the faucets in question that show the handles and spout.
I should add that the spline count might be needed. Count the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-24-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By Caduceus
Maybe a little more history to your problem would...

Maybe a little more history to your problem would help the forum members understand what's going on and how to advise you.
The "pitting" shown in your photo looks like slight imperfections from the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-24-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 172
Posted By Caduceus
This should be it. ProFlo PF141579PK

This should be it. ProFlo PF141579PK
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-24-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Caduceus
Your post on the other thread didn't have as much...

Your post on the other thread didn't have as much detail to it and left the impression that you were doing an installation yourself. It's nice to see that you stopped by again for more opinions and...
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 09-24-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Caduceus
Most standards remain the same for toilet seat...

Most standards remain the same for toilet seat mounting holes on the bowl but that also depends if the items are geographically compatible, made in US but installing it in France, for example. I'm...
Forum: Plumbing Products 09-23-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Caduceus
Yes. A PRV can be placed on the main domestic...

Yes. A PRV can be placed on the main domestic water to bring the street pressure down if it is too high for the individual condo PRVs to handle. There are several other things to consider when doing...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 09-20-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Caduceus
No, I have never used one. If I felt that it...

No, I have never used one. If I felt that it would be equal to or better than any of the solutions provided above, then maybe I would try it. They are more for DIY use. I don't believe they are for...
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