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Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-13-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,374
Posted By joesplumbing
I agree with hyper48fan. You need an expansion...

I agree with hyper48fan. You need an expansion tank. It may or may not resolve the humming noise but until we get the pressure under control and in a normal range, this is hard to diagnose....
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-05-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,220
Posted By joesplumbing
Good call Caduceus.

Good call Caduceus.
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-05-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By joesplumbing
Ferguson sucks.

Ferguson sucks.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-05-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By joesplumbing
You sorta answered your own question. What you...

You sorta answered your own question. What you need is a booster system. Amtrol makes a decent one here...

Amtrol- Pressure Booster Systems (http://www.amtrol.com/pressuriser.html)
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-05-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By joesplumbing
That's why people hire plumbers. If you're too...

That's why people hire plumbers. If you're too afraid to do it yourself, hire a plumber. This is an easy fix and shouldn't cost too much if you shop around.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-04-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,431
Posted By joesplumbing
You wouldn't have to wait if you left the tank on...

You wouldn't have to wait if you left the tank on all the time. But that's a huge waste of energy if the cabana only gets used every once in a while. The wait time for a point of use is still 20 to...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-04-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,949
Posted By joesplumbing
Actually, if there is a leak in the shaft of the...

Actually, if there is a leak in the shaft of the frost free hose bibb, it would only leak when the faucet is turned on. It is unlikely you would notice this on the water bill.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 06-03-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By joesplumbing
Take off the dielectric union and replace it with...

Take off the dielectric union and replace it with a brass nipple (6" is recommended). This will keep your ground and prevent corrosion at the same time.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-03-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,431
Posted By joesplumbing
If you already have natural gas to the structure,...

If you already have natural gas to the structure, then you'd be better off with a tankless unit. Every other option means you'll either have to leave it on all the time or you'll have to wait 30...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-03-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By joesplumbing
Some floor drains get blocked off if the drain is...

Some floor drains get blocked off if the drain is located below the manhole sewer covers outside in the street. Or, if you're the last and lowest house on your side of the street. Nothing like having...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-03-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,021
Posted By joesplumbing
A = shower? or tub?. B = toilet. C = sink. Yes,...

A = shower? or tub?. B = toilet. C = sink. Yes, that's a main stack. Use C for bar sink with an AAV. Get a real AAV, not the spring-loaded cheapies. The Oatey II is a good one.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-03-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By joesplumbing
Going over the door will likely burn out the...

Going over the door will likely burn out the clothes washer's pump. Have you considered using a drainosaur? It's basically a sump pump but can be installed above ground.

Laundry Trap Pumps -...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-01-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,949
Posted By joesplumbing
My only guess is that the faucet has a leak....

My only guess is that the faucet has a leak. Frost free hose bibbs can freeze during the winter (especially if a hose was left attached to them all winter). But because of their design, you wouldn't...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By joesplumbing
I'm turning 40 this year as well. Getting old...

I'm turning 40 this year as well. Getting old doesn't suck, except for the body aches. But I already had my mid-life crisis 6 years ago. So, turning 40 isn't a big deal for me.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 05-24-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By joesplumbing
I have encountered a few vessel sinks that don't...

I have encountered a few vessel sinks that don't drain properly due to the lack of an overflow. I know it sounds weird but it's true. The sink will drain to a certain point and then stop. If you take...
Forum: Plumbing Tools and Equipment 05-24-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,567
Posted By joesplumbing
Useless equipment. But I do agree with Caduceus...

Useless equipment. But I do agree with Caduceus that something is needed for Kohler Rialto toilets so that one person can easily remove, reset or carry them. Better yet, how about just making Rialtos...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-24-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,837
Posted By joesplumbing
Plan B: You could use a Delta tub diverter....

Plan B: You could use a Delta tub diverter. Because of their unique design, you can tighten these diverters as much as 1.5" to 2", using the force between the spout body and the tub wall as a means...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-24-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,374
Posted By joesplumbing
Is the sprinkler system connected through a...

Is the sprinkler system connected through a garden hose faucet or is it connected directly to the the water piping? Older frost-free hose faucets are notorious for causing vibrations due to the...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 05-24-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,483
Posted By joesplumbing
Instead of pulling down the tile, can you gain...

Instead of pulling down the tile, can you gain access from the other side of the wall?
Forum: Plumbing Products 05-24-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By joesplumbing
Please describe this joint better. Are you...

Please describe this joint better. Are you talking about a metal to metal joint or a metal to sink joint?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-24-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 918
Posted By joesplumbing
MAKE SURE THE WATER TO THE VALVE IS TURNED OFF....

MAKE SURE THE WATER TO THE VALVE IS TURNED OFF. You'll need to remove the handle as well. There is a hex screw inside the handle (you may need to remove a small cap at the tip of the handle to access...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-24-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,030
Posted By joesplumbing
If the stub is more than a few inches long, the...

If the stub is more than a few inches long, the water does not get flushed out. It remains stagnant. On a shower valve, the only point of exit is the shower head. When the valve is turned off, water...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-23-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,896
Posted By joesplumbing
The Uniform Plumbing Code would require you to...

The Uniform Plumbing Code would require you to vent them separately and tie them together at 42" above the floor. The vent sizes would need to be 2" for the toilet, 1.5" for the sink and 1.5" for the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-23-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,374
Posted By joesplumbing
I agree with Caduceus. That vibration is always...

I agree with Caduceus. That vibration is always caused by a loose washer or something loose in the pipe. My guess is the PRV. It may be debris or a backpressure issue messing with the PRV. Does the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-23-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,969
Posted By joesplumbing
I once had a middle-easterner customer ask me to...

I once had a middle-easterner customer ask me to rig up a kitchen side-sprayer to his toilet supply line so it could be used for washing his ass. I declined out of professionalism but I did explain...
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