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Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By phishfood
I wouldn't be very concerned about a couple of...

I wouldn't be very concerned about a couple of 1/16 bends (22.5 degree) causing clogs.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-25-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 119
Posted By phishfood
6 one way, half dozen the other. I wouldn't have...

6 one way, half dozen the other. I wouldn't have a problem doing it with either a santee on the vertical or a wye/wye1/8bend combo on the horizontal.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-25-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 541
Posted By phishfood
Just to make sure that you are understanding...

Just to make sure that you are understanding where I am coming from.

I am basing my answers off of Florida Building Code, Plumbing. That code is based on the International Plumbing Code. If you...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-24-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 541
Posted By phishfood
I just have to wonder if 3/4" is enough to...

I just have to wonder if 3/4" is enough to provide positive pressure relief.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-24-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 541
Posted By phishfood
Which is why I qualified my answer as being...

Which is why I qualified my answer as being according to IPC.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 01-24-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By phishfood
Actually, that day is already here. Noritz has a...

Actually, that day is already here. Noritz has a tankless meant to be a direct replacement for a 40 gallon gas tank. Water connections on the top, but gas connection is still on the bottom. It comes...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-23-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 541
Posted By phishfood
No, the sink could have an 1 1/4" drain, but that...

No, the sink could have an 1 1/4" drain, but that is besides the point. IPC allows one drainage fixture unit to drain through an 1 1/2" wet vent, which is what a standard lavatory is rated at. Since...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 01-23-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By phishfood
Tankless water heaters can be piped in with or...

Tankless water heaters can be piped in with or without return lines, just like tank water heaters.

If you are only looking at tankless for the cost savings, and you are spending $33 a month on...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-21-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 541
Posted By phishfood
Just looked that up. You could run 2" from the...

Just looked that up. You could run 2" from the water closet connection to the tub connection, then 1 1/2" to the lav arm. Minimum pipe size for toilet is 3", so need 1 1/2" vent.
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Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-19-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
Posted By phishfood
One would like to think so, but it seems to be...

One would like to think so, but it seems to be somewhat common for this to happen. The picture of your tank looks exactly like pictures of gas tanks damaged by thermal expansion that I have seen. My...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-19-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
Posted By phishfood
Also, that PEX pipe leading to the cold side does...

Also, that PEX pipe leading to the cold side does not look too great. I would consider getting that replaced back to where the piping is not so degraded.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-19-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
Posted By phishfood
I would absolutely replace it. The pressure tank...

I would absolutely replace it. The pressure tank has been bent rather drastically, and cannot be counted on to contain the pressure it is subjected to.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 01-19-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By phishfood
The cartridge needs to be replaced. I don't think...

The cartridge needs to be replaced. I don't think that I have ever replaced that particular one, pull the handle off so we can see the cartridge underneath.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 01-19-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 387
Posted By phishfood
Fiberglass base, or tile?

Fiberglass base, or tile?
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 39,841
Posted By phishfood
Definitely not the best house, definitely...

Definitely not the best house, definitely overpriced, even at free, and it is definitely in a bad area.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-19-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
Posted By phishfood
Dollars will get you doughnuts that your water...

Dollars will get you doughnuts that your water heater has suffered from a thermal expansion episode. The expansion tank has probably failed.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 01-19-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By phishfood
I have heard that in Australia, toilets do not...

I have heard that in Australia, toilets do not use wax seals,, instead they use an seal that fits inside of the 4" pipe and around the horn of the toilet. I can only assume that this is what the OP...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 39,841
Posted By phishfood
If you don't like stress and pressure, than you...

If you don't like stress and pressure, than you are often better and happier working for someone else.

A one man shop, where you do all of everything, can be OK if you set it up just right. If it...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 01-17-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By phishfood
Yes it is a common problem. Use pipe thread...

Yes it is a common problem. Use pipe thread sealant (pipe dope) liberally on the threads and the surface of the rubber washer before you run the nut up the threads. Back the nut all the way down as...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-17-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 541
Posted By phishfood
IPC code, that is legal. Real life code, it works...

IPC code, that is legal. Real life code, it works well.
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 39,841
Posted By phishfood
Can I like that post 29 times? That is exactly...

Can I like that post 29 times? That is exactly what my life was like before I quit my last job.
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 39,841
Posted By phishfood
Me too. ........

Me too. ........
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 01-15-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 205
Posted By phishfood
I was born in Listowell.

I was born in Listowell.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-14-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By phishfood
Something like this is what you are after. ...

Something like this is what you are after. http://www.supplyhouse.com/Webstone-40643-3-4-Threaded-3-Way-Full-Port-Brass-Ball-Valve-w-L-Port
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 39,841
Posted By phishfood
Helped my son change the brakes on his car, then...

Helped my son change the brakes on his car, then went and sold an 80 gallon water heater. Now I will have to install it early next week, and those things are flippin' heavy.
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