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Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-02-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Dr-Copper
Its a pleasure. good luck with it . d

Its a pleasure.

good luck with it .

d
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-02-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Dr-Copper
You will need to increase the size of the suction...

You will need to increase the size of the suction line from the junction up ONE size only .
also , a non return valve on the separate building inlet ON / OFF tap.
If there is a less than totally...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-31-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Dr-Copper
Am I missing something here???? Your...

Am I missing something here????

Your drawing indicates that the line you are going to tap into is the line between the foot valve and the inlet of the pressure pump which appears to be in the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-31-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Dr-Copper
Caduceus is right. A floor waste is more than...

Caduceus is right. A floor waste is more than likely to be underneath the hot water heater. Other than that , it is a CLASSIC blocked drain.

You need to get it cleared

DC
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-31-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Dr-Copper
Got to agree with the dye.

Got to agree with the dye.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-24-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,188
Posted By Dr-Copper
I wonder how many times well intended plumbers...

I wonder how many times well intended plumbers have installed water hammer arrestors when the culprit is a bargain basement ball cock.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-23-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,188
Posted By Dr-Copper
One other suggestion. Try shutting off the...

One other suggestion. Try shutting off the washing machine taps and see if the noise still exists. Most people leave them on all the time. If there is a loose washer and the taps are left...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-21-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,776
Posted By Dr-Copper
Yes , Ive got a couple of thoughts. 1 You...

Yes , Ive got a couple of thoughts.

1 You think that plumbers are laughing at you .

2 We dont poke fun


NO WAY would any of the professional boys be laughing at your lack of knowledge, ...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-21-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,776
Posted By Dr-Copper
Hmmm Sounds more like it is coming from the...

Hmmm Sounds more like it is coming from the supply , not the drainage side.

Did I miss something here ????
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-21-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,140
Posted By Dr-Copper
Got to agree with MR David on this one ABS/PVC

Got to agree with MR David on this one ABS/PVC
Forum: Showers and Tubs 05-20-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By Dr-Copper
Check also , the Pressure limiting valve on the...

Check also , the Pressure limiting valve on the inlet side (cold inlet) of your hot water tank.

If the return spring fails , you will get an initial blast of normal pressure , then , over a few...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-20-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,409
Posted By Dr-Copper
Unscrew the steel pipe back to its last fitting. ...

Unscrew the steel pipe back to its last fitting. then put a plug or cap on the already threaded pipe.

You cannot solder Iron like copper...

Good luck
Forum: Septic Tanks 05-19-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,853
Posted By Dr-Copper
my wife just said that people would not know all...

my wife just said that people would not know all the time . what that means

Its easy 3.142 multiplied by the radius of the lid which is the measure from the centre to the edge multiplied by the...
Forum: Septic Tanks 05-19-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,853
Posted By Dr-Copper
If you pop the inspection cap on the tank and...

If you pop the inspection cap on the tank and lower a stick till it hits bottom.

Measure.

Then Pi x radius of lid squared multiplied by the depth , will give you the capacity .


Ive...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-19-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Dr-Copper
I did a job with exactly the same symptoms a few...

I did a job with exactly the same symptoms a few years back..

When I pulled the pan off the floor , there was a toilet freshener wedged in the S trap.
(one of those things that hangs on the rim)...
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 05-19-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Dr-Copper
Wasn't it Winston Churchill who said "you can...

Wasn't it Winston Churchill who said "you can never have too much telfon tape?"
Forum: Pumps and Wells 05-19-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By Dr-Copper
You might find that the outlet fans in your pump...

You might find that the outlet fans in your pump impeller are full of dirt / mud . Leave the filter off . They clog too quickly
Forum: Plumbing Tools and Equipment 05-19-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,326
Posted By Dr-Copper
I agree. I bring the pan in , set it , then...

I agree. I bring the pan in , set it , then attach the cistern. From start to finish in about 30 mins.
Including the cistern cock .

I guess if someone was an older guy , general handyman...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 05-19-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Dr-Copper
I would have to agree with Caduceus on that one .

I would have to agree with Caduceus on that one .
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 05-19-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By Dr-Copper
Why dont you access the line outside the laundry...

Why dont you access the line outside the laundry and simply replace it to the sewer or septic tank.

In the big picture , it will be cheaper than spending money on investigations to find out it...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-19-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Dr-Copper
contact a place that manufactures out of the...

contact a place that manufactures out of the ground water tanks. Rainwater tanks. They have a multitude of that type of fitting . If the ream at the end will not accept a compression olive, you...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-19-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Dr-Copper
Was the pan itself , vented? Have a look on the...

Was the pan itself , vented?
Have a look on the outside wall within 7 metres. Sometimes a vent may come off a previous line allowing up to seven m of undvented line.
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