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Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 03-09-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By bhamiltonjr
I would place the unit in bypass for a few days...

I would place the unit in bypass for a few days to see if the problem still continues. If it stops then you know it must have something to do with the softener.
I have personally never seen...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 03-09-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By bhamiltonjr
Well softener has resin and it isn't black....

Well softener has resin and it isn't black. Instead of placing softener resin in unit, they could have placed filter media in unit which is black. If they didn't backwash unit after new media was...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-09-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By bhamiltonjr
Make sure your water is off at the shower valve ...

Make sure your water is off at the shower valve itself with internal stops, or shut you main water down.

Depending on the type of shower valve you are dealing with. Single Handle or 2/3 handle....
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-09-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 756
Posted By bhamiltonjr
What I have done on situations like this is take...

What I have done on situations like this is take the toilet off, find a large enough piece of cardboard to place on the ground.Get a 5gallon bucket to place on the cardboard, then carefully balance...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-10-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By bhamiltonjr
In the 2010 Florida Plumbing Code book 305.1 and...

In the 2010 Florida Plumbing Code book 305.1 and Exception is right before 305.1.2
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-10-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By bhamiltonjr
In the 2010 Florida Plumbing Code book 305.1 and...

In the 2010 Florida Plumbing Code book 305.1 and Exception is right before 305.1.2
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-10-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By bhamiltonjr
CPVC piping doesn't need a sleeve that is an...

CPVC piping doesn't need a sleeve that is an exception that is allowed. I still think it should be sleeved with 3/4" pipe to prevent any potential leaks as far as settling goes. But you know code is...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 01-13-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,655
Posted By bhamiltonjr
So say I wanted to put just a toilet in my garage...

So say I wanted to put just a toilet in my garage and that's it. Main sewer is aprox 25' away, ideally I wouldn't need to place a vent on that line since it's not limited and there's a. Vent on the...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 12-08-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By bhamiltonjr
If you know how to use a multi meter I would...

If you know how to use a multi meter I would first check to see if power is going to heater and making sure both wires have 120v going to them, if so turn your breaker off and check your ohms on...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-05-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,402
Posted By bhamiltonjr
Another possibility I have run into before was a...

Another possibility I have run into before was a homeowner had a 75 gallon gas water heater and had just installed a cullagain water softner and filter and it was the heater descaling on the inside...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 04-29-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,010
Posted By bhamiltonjr
Look like a moen to me ask well

Look like a moen to me ask well
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-27-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,813
Posted By bhamiltonjr
Each well is very different. Most all of Florida...

Each well is very different. Most all of Florida has hard water. It may not be as hard up to 18 grains. If you live in the Tampa area I would look into a company in Odessa called Leveredge. They use...
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 02-22-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,857
Posted By bhamiltonjr
How about the inconvenience of not being able to...

How about the inconvenience of not being able to drain anything and having to clean the tub and having to wait for the plumber to show up if he even shows up depending on the company you call my...
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 02-20-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,857
Posted By bhamiltonjr
Why not actually dig up the problem area and...

Why not actually dig up the problem area and replace the pipe where problem is at. That's a permanent solution.
Forum: Septic Tanks 09-11-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,087
Posted By bhamiltonjr
That makes no sense John cause you can't eat...

That makes no sense John cause you can't eat fecies nor toilet paper, and I wouldnt throw scrapes from dinner down the toilet.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-09-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,200
Posted By bhamiltonjr
Holy crap thats alot of Vents. Seems like they...

Holy crap thats alot of Vents. Seems like they have everything individually vented.
Forum: Septic Tanks 09-09-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,087
Posted By bhamiltonjr
Have you tried to just put some of that litter in...

Have you tried to just put some of that litter in some water yourself to see what it does and how long it takes to break down if it even breaks down. Cause it doesnt make sense if it gets wet it...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-24-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By bhamiltonjr
its like a pool pump system or a close railroad...

its like a pool pump system or a close railroad track system. Cause the pull or push doesnt effect anything becasue rather its a loop it comming from the end of a hot main line or a mainifold system...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-21-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By bhamiltonjr
Re-Circ pumps?

What are your thoughts on a Grundfos Re-circ pump that has a manifold installed under furthest fixture and is only a 3/16 HP Pump? I have installed a few so far and havent heard any complaints. Nor...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-26-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,046
Posted By bhamiltonjr
Water Heaters

So I have been informed from my company that in 2015 that any Water Heater greater then 50 Gal will have to have an energy factor of a 2.0 or greater. I have yet to find this anywhere I have been...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-29-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By bhamiltonjr
Anyone need a job???

We are looking to hire some new guys at Ben Franklin Plumbing, Tampa, FL if your are intrested let me know. Top pay and benefits, vacation, personal days, and sick time. 401k
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-28-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By bhamiltonjr
Well the only explantion would be that the shower...

Well the only explantion would be that the shower valve body where the cartridge sits in has to be worn out or have a scratch or grove in it to allow that water to get by. Sounds like you might have...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-26-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,617
Posted By bhamiltonjr
How old is your home. What kind of pipes are you...

How old is your home. What kind of pipes are you drain (Cast Iron, PVC, ABS(thats the black pipe) Galvinized?) Chemicals are never good for metal pipes and can eat the finish off the drains in the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-26-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By bhamiltonjr
You shold have tried to take the hose off and...

You shold have tried to take the hose off and placed into a bucket to see if hot water then came to determine if the W/M has a problem itself or if someone actually plumbined it in wrong.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-26-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,592
Posted By bhamiltonjr
I havent ever seen handles like that before. Have...

I havent ever seen handles like that before. Have you looked for any type of set screw anywhere on the sides or some sort of locking clip on the backside of handle? Or possibley do that chrome...
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