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Forum: Toilets and Sinks 09-26-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,567
Posted By Reedwalker
I couldn't really make out the "thunk" over the...

I couldn't really make out the "thunk" over the background noise of your dishwasher. However I believe it is due to water hammer. Install some water hammer arrestors under the sink before the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-16-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By Reedwalker
Tin snips work great for that. Make sure...

Tin snips work great for that.

Make sure they are sharp. I recommend "practicing" on the old stuff just so you can see how it's gonna go.

Also, be sure to install a "bleeder" 90 on the...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 08-29-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,747
Posted By Reedwalker
Looks like a standard lid. They are made of...

Looks like a standard lid.

They are made of plastic now.

Go to your local plumbing supply with the diameter and see if you cant get matched up. You may have to move some pipes a little but...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-25-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Reedwalker
What kind of water heater is it? Define...

What kind of water heater is it?

Define "first time it had been on".

How far from heater to bathroom?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-24-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By Reedwalker
Not making excuses for the guy here but.... ...

Not making excuses for the guy here but....

Underground plumbing is difficult. Muddy, wet, and sloppy tools can lead to muddy, wet, and sloppy vent (I'm assuming its a vent) pipes. Its also...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 08-24-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Reedwalker
Piping a Rinnai with a 10-12 gallon buffer is in...

Piping a Rinnai with a 10-12 gallon buffer is in my opinion the very best method with a re-circ. The small tank is economical to run and service. It also relieves the "cold water sandwich". The...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 08-24-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,833
Posted By Reedwalker
Are you sure it's salt? Could it be dip tube?

Are you sure it's salt?

Could it be dip tube?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-18-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,957
Posted By Reedwalker
Yeah, you gotta cut it out and glue in a new...

Yeah, you gotta cut it out and glue in a new fitting.

As a side note I noticed you said "Fernco" Majak. I thought for sure that was only a Detroit term. Fernco's originated here in Ferndale,...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-21-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,685
Posted By Reedwalker
Its a storm drain and its full of roots. The...

Its a storm drain and its full of roots.

The wing nut is what we call around here an expansion plug. If I cut out a threaded cap and the threads get trashed in the process, this cap has a rubber...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-21-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,760
Posted By Reedwalker
You are correct Phish. By making it a closed...

You are correct Phish. By making it a closed system you are connecting the water supply of the house to the sewer.

The "Air Break", is a necessary design for backflow prevention, not letting air...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-21-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,004
Posted By Reedwalker
That heater is installed backwards, Im almost...

That heater is installed backwards, Im almost positive.

Hot on left Cold on right. Always. Even on water heaters. And judging from the angle this picture is taken. Assuming it was installed...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-21-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,280
Posted By Reedwalker
Yeah you should definitely hire a pro. A...

Yeah you should definitely hire a pro.

A real pro not a handy guy who has done plumbing before.

I remodeled 2 hotels a while back and we had to intall 124 bathtubs in this manner. There are...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Reedwalker
It's hot and cold

It's hot and cold
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 07-20-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,754
Posted By Reedwalker
Im afraid the only way is to open the drywall and...

Im afraid the only way is to open the drywall and see whats going on.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 07-18-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,078
Posted By Reedwalker
I noticed that you removed the "supporting" nuts...

I noticed that you removed the "supporting" nuts allowing the brass to drop down. It would likely be much easier to do this repair with that nut back in place. Holding the whole assembly in place...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 07-18-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Reedwalker
Please take some pictures. They are sooooo...

Please take some pictures. They are sooooo cool.

The elevated tank also makes for a great flush. I have never had the priveledge to work on one. So I'm sorry I can't help you out.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 981
Posted By Reedwalker
I agree. Especially last one.

I agree. Especially last one.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 07-17-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Reedwalker
Ahhhhh, the old plastic baggie over the pipe. ...

Ahhhhh, the old plastic baggie over the pipe.

Everybody knows duct tape is the proper stop gap in this situation.:D
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 07-17-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By Reedwalker
Love the decorating style of this bathroom. ...

Love the decorating style of this bathroom.
Very Deliverance with a hint of ancient Rome.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-17-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Reedwalker
It may sound drastic but the easiest way is to...

It may sound drastic but the easiest way is to dump some water in the vent. If you don't see or hear any sign of the water then proceed to put the garden hose in there. You definitely want to find...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Reedwalker
So how's the plumbing business?

The elevatorguy thread made me think of this one. I have two standard answers. I'll leave one, and you guys can come up with a few I'm sure.

So how's the plumbing business?

It's in the toilet.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By Reedwalker
I'm pretty sure there will be a huge mess...

I'm pretty sure there will be a huge mess anyways.

Good Luck! ;)
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-16-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Reedwalker
I have seen a few houses that have been remodeled...

I have seen a few houses that have been remodeled or had a new roof put on and the lazy contractors failed to put it through the roof.

If you have no smell you're lucky. I would be more worried...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-16-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Reedwalker
The main reason you need to vent the new bathroom...

The main reason you need to vent the new bathroom is siphonage.

A plumbing system experiences both positive and negative pressures when in use. When you flush the upstairs toilet, as the waste...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 07-10-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,346
Posted By Reedwalker
Air gaps for residential dishwashers are obsolete...

Air gaps for residential dishwashers are obsolete here in Michigan. They only require a "high loop" in the waste line.

Basically it means the the waste line for the dishwasher be secured as...
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