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Forum: General Plumbing Help Today, 06:11 AM
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Posted By Mr_David
Don't use Fernco or flexible fitting. Cut...

Don't use Fernco or flexible fitting.

Cut off the p-trap for shower drain. install the drain with a tail piece.
A p-trap is very versatile. it works like a swing joint. where the u part connects...
Forum: Plumbing Tools and Equipment Today, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By Mr_David
Those are Nice. I use a similar Ridgid locator....

Those are Nice. I use a similar Ridgid locator. The transmitter in the camera head with that locator works really well.
Forum: General Plumbing Help Today, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By Mr_David
I would say it's common. even here in So.Calif. ...

I would say it's common. even here in So.Calif.
Generally there is a valve after the meter as well but not always.

City here doesn't like non city techs turning off their valve. You break it...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Today, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 79
Posted By Mr_David
Steam is your enemy. I had the same problem when...

Steam is your enemy. I had the same problem when I was a rookie. Under a house , muddy, long crawl. First time I stuffed bread into a line....... wait I already wrote that once here before,...
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning Today, 05:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 15
Posted By Mr_David
Where is the drain outlet for pool deck drains??

Had an issue with some pool deck drains. They've had problems for more than 2 yrs. I could not find the outlet. Logic seemed to say they must drain "That way" all the drains hold water. so I...
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning Today, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 104
Posted By Mr_David
back flow just depends on if you are at risk of...

back flow just depends on if you are at risk of sewer backing up in to yours system. Or New/Old building codes in your area requiring them.
A home buyer in La Mesa CA was required to install a back...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Today, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By Mr_David
Love it when a simple problem gets resolved.

Love it when a simple problem gets resolved.
Forum: General Plumbing Help Today, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 79
Posted By Mr_David
you don't need a liberal amount of flux. Just a...

you don't need a liberal amount of flux. Just a thin coat

Soldering is like cooking. Easy on the heat. You only need about 350 F or so to melt solder. flux will burn before you get the pipe in the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By Mr_David
Don't let them tear anything open until they...

Don't let them tear anything open until they explain in a way you understand why they need to open anything.

But a common cross over problem is often caused by older style of Moen single handle...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By Mr_David
Do You have copper water lines or Galvanized...

Do You have copper water lines or Galvanized steel.
What's your water pressure like

Check flow from valve.
Turn off valve
disconnect supply from faucet.
hold open end in a bucket and open...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By Mr_David
can't think of any reason. can I see a...

can't think of any reason.

can I see a picture of the hose connections higher up?

The loop at the bottom looks kinked, maybe by design

Hillbilly hot recirculating system? :rolleyes:
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-24-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Mr_David
Gonna presume it's plastic pipe in walls. common...

Gonna presume it's plastic pipe in walls. common thing is when pipe expands an contracts it is tight against wood at some point and it ticks a little as it moves. Water reveals it self rather quickly...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-24-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By Mr_David
I have never used a gasket like that but it might...

I have never used a gasket like that but it might be an Okay alternative. Frodo or someone else may have some insight on this.

If you pack in a new pc into the hub I would try to get a new piece...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 02-24-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Mr_David
Those brass ends on your old tube are actually...

Those brass ends on your old tube are actually made to fit/utilize 1/4" compression fittings. Manufactures just reduce the size of tubing to conserve on material. They realized that they can save a...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 02-24-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Mr_David
you can use 1/4" aluminum tubing you can reuse...

you can use 1/4" aluminum tubing you can reuse the fitting you have just need a couple 1/4" compression ferrule.

just make sure you reinstall the orifice cup into the pilot or :eek:
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Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-24-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Mr_David
Looks like lard/ fat from that George Forman...

Looks like lard/ fat from that George Forman Grill you wash off down the sink. :eek:

Bladders not gonna clear it. You need to cable it out.
That stuff sticks to the sides and gets hard like a...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-24-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By Mr_David
First Photo You can cut pipe between the...

First Photo

You can cut pipe between the hubs. But old cast iron was truly cast.
As depicted by the red circle the outside of the pipe often not truly round because of the casting forms. You...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-22-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Mr_David
That's great. Hope it gets you the right...

That's great. Hope it gets you the right training. They are a drain cleaning company and their staple is cleaning drains. I started out with Drain Patrol doing just that but would take on any job...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 02-22-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By Mr_David
Most electric water heaters are preset at 125 F....

Most electric water heaters are preset at 125 F. Unless some one turned it up temp should be okay. The one thing to be cautious with is that the drain cock on WHs often leaks after you open them or...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 02-22-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Mr_David
Even a new flapper can leak. Sometimes because...

Even a new flapper can leak. Sometimes because they are slightly warped.
The most common callback. I have gone through 3 or 4 flappers sometimes on one service call. Dye testing the tank water will...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-22-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By Mr_David
There are a lot of post on this topic here....

There are a lot of post on this topic here. venting seems to be the most discussed. Try searching and see what you come up with. You can probably reuse the existing vents and just replace using the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-18-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Mr_David
Gonna presume when you say tilt the picture. That...

Gonna presume when you say tilt the picture. That I use the bottom right corner as the point of axis. The kitchen and main are horizontal and the Tee is vertical.:eek: So what is the other line going...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-18-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Mr_David
Fixed it for you

Fixed it for you
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 02-18-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Mr_David
make sure no other drains are effected. It takes...

make sure no other drains are effected. It takes some grit to get a hand snake to pop around the weir in the p-trap sometimes. I use a 1/4" Erickson hand snake and with yrs of experience the right...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-17-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Mr_David
those can be moved back into the wall relatively...

those can be moved back into the wall relatively easy. might have to open the floor sheathing a little bit and drill a couple holes.

quick sketch. Red is exiting pipe blue is modified/rerouted
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