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Forum: Toilets and Sinks 07-24-2013, 07:01 PM
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Posted By mcintoshmc
HELP! New Sink set up?

Okay, I had new countertops along with a new sink in stalled. i assumed that I would just be able to mimic the old set up prior to the install, but I was wrong.

I had to purchase new flanges...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-30-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By mcintoshmc
Any ideas??

Any ideas??
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-28-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By mcintoshmc
FYI, pressure is 120 psi coming from the street...

FYI, pressure is 120 psi coming from the street without a pressure regulator.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-28-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By mcintoshmc
I've included a photo

I've included a photo
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-28-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By mcintoshmc
Spigot in front of pressure regulator??

I finally finished my repipe. It took 3 1/2 days, and I moved the water heater outside. Everything turned out fine, except for the water pressure when the backyard spigot is turned on. Prior to the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-22-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By mcintoshmc
I just looked at the ox box from Sioux chief. I...

I just looked at the ox box from Sioux chief. I am seriously going to try and find these things before Saturday
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-22-2013, 04:11 AM
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Views: 1,570
Posted By mcintoshmc
I also read those air chamber weren't good...

I also read those air chamber weren't good because I would constantly have to drain after the pipe fills up with water. Is that accurate?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-22-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By mcintoshmc
So, in my case I would only need one on the...

So, in my case I would only need one on the hot/cold washer, cold for dishwasher, and one for the spigot in the backyard used for my sprinklers. Are they supposed to be same size of pipe or 1 size...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-21-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By mcintoshmc
Water Hammer Arresters

I will be repiping the house from galvanized to copper. Do people install these arresters if they experience water hammer, or a head of time as a preventative measure? If so, where should I put them...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-20-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,514
Posted By mcintoshmc
But do I have to drain?

But do I have to drain?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-20-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,514
Posted By mcintoshmc
Any tips installation wise? I know, I'll be...

Any tips installation wise?

I know, I'll be cutting off water. Do, I have to shut off gas? I wouldn't think so

Do I have to drain?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-20-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,514
Posted By mcintoshmc
Installing flexible copper pipe to water heater

I will be replacing the galvanized pipe from my water heater with the flex copper pipe. Any install advice?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-10-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By mcintoshmc
are you saying that I should have that if I tap...

are you saying that I should have that if I tap into the water supply vs. running from the spigot? or you're saying that I should have that period?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-10-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By mcintoshmc
I don't know why they are sideways. It doesn't...

I don't know why they are sideways. It doesn't look like that on my computer.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-10-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By mcintoshmc
How would you get into this wall to replace pipe?

how would you get into the wall in order to replace the galvanized pipes? I have attached photo's of the front, side, and back.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-10-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By mcintoshmc
So, if I connect sprinklers to water line, that...

So, if I connect sprinklers to water line, that doesn't affect pressure after the regulator?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-10-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By mcintoshmc
I have anti siphon valves.

I have anti siphon valves.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-10-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By mcintoshmc
What size pipe for spigot running Sprinklers?

So, I have 1 inch coming in. I'm going to reduce to 3/4 to the water heater, and then run 3/4 throughout, but reduce 1/2 to the fixtures except for the h/c in shower, I'll keep that 3/4.

What I'm...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 03-09-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By mcintoshmc
So, I have 1 inch coming in. I'm going to reduce...

So, I have 1 inch coming in. I'm going to reduce to 3/4 to the water heater, and then run 3/4 throughout, but reduce 1/2 to the fixtures except for the h/c in shower, I'll keep that 3/4.

What I'm...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 03-09-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By mcintoshmc
2010 California Plumbing Code and calculating copper size??

Take a look at the attached. I was reviewing the 2010 California Plumbing Code, and I followed the formula they require.

Static pressure - minus .5 per foot of elevation from highest fixture to...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-08-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By mcintoshmc
Yeah, psi was 120 when I first moved in, and I...

Yeah, psi was 120 when I first moved in, and I had to buy a regulator
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-08-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By mcintoshmc
Improved pressure so that i can run multiple showers??

Ok, I moved into my home in July. The water is rusty because I have old galvanized pipes. I'm holding off on a washer & Dryer until I get this corrected. Also, I can't take showers if the sprinklers...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-07-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By mcintoshmc
"All outlets are individually fed from a common...

"All outlets are individually fed from a common manifold or two central manifolds (hot and
cold). Because inline fittings are eliminated, pressure losses along the line are reduced, allowing
the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-07-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By mcintoshmc
The water heater is in a hallway closet. Can the...

The water heater is in a hallway closet. Can the manifold be in an access panel sharing the same wall on the other side of the closet in a bedroom? I'm thinking about the heat
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-07-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By mcintoshmc
Yes, I'm running HR system. So, basically you're...

Yes, I'm running HR system. So, basically you're saying that the shorter the run to the water heater, the faster the water will heat up no matter the run to the fixture because it is a 1/2 in line?
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