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Forum: Toilets and Sinks Today, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By phishfood
Picture would help, but you should only need the...

Picture would help, but you should only need the wedge shaped plastic washers, with a little bit of pipe dope on them.
Forum: Project Display Today, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 86
Posted By phishfood
My PEX jobs don't look like crap, they look like...

My PEX jobs don't look like crap, they look like plumbing. That don't look like plumbing. It starts with the really sloppy job of removing the drywall, and continues from there.
Forum: General Plumbing Help Today, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 37
Posted By phishfood
I would not risk it. That is too close to the OSB...

I would not risk it. That is too close to the OSB and the other wood above it.

Cut into the wall above, and extend the piping. A little bit of drywall isn't worth burning your house down.
Forum: Showers and Tubs Yesterday, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 102
Posted By phishfood
Use a pair of pliers or ViseGrips to grab the...

Use a pair of pliers or ViseGrips to grab the shaft of the screwdriver to give you some more leverage. Make sure you are pushing inward on the screwdriver really hard, or it will slip out of the...
Forum: Project Display Yesterday, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 86
Posted By phishfood
I would never charge someone good money to...

I would never charge someone good money to install something that looked like that.
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 57,709
Posted By phishfood
Why? ..............

Why? ..............
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-25-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 200
Posted By phishfood
That is against any plumbing code around. ...

That is against any plumbing code around.

BUT like frodo said, it is up to the customer as to what gets fixed. Something like that, I would definitely bring it to the homeowner's attention, and...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 08-23-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By phishfood
That is a Kohler for sure, (I believe the...

That is a Kohler for sure, (I believe the specific valve body name is RiteTemp).

Mr David nailed it, there is an Oring in there that seals the plastic mixer assembly to the valve body that has...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 08-23-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 262
Posted By phishfood
I loooooove me some teflon tape. But it...

I loooooove me some teflon tape.

But it doesn't belong in that situation. The rubber seals are what makes a water tight connection on a chrome trap. If the rubber seals are bad, teflon tape or...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-23-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 318
Posted By phishfood
Just as long as when I bellow "Helper, toss me a...

Just as long as when I bellow "Helper, toss me a 2"x1 1/2"x1 1/2" santee!" you don't throw that 2"x1 1/2"x2" santee that Frodo shows, we'll get along just fine.:D
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 08-23-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By phishfood
Disclaimer: Electricity can kill you, you...

Disclaimer: Electricity can kill you, you probably ought not to be messing with it.

That said, you need to verify 240 volts or thereabouts at the connection on the top of the water heater. Then...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 08-23-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By phishfood
If you can't get voltage anywhere on the upper...

If you can't get voltage anywhere on the upper thermostat, than you don't have power getting to the thermostat. Even if it is bad, power can still get to it, just can't pass through it.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-23-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By phishfood
It looks as though either the union on the valve...

It looks as though either the union on the valve or the male adaptor that is threaded into the union is leaking.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-23-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 318
Posted By phishfood
Under IPC, the only wet vent allowable is for the...

Under IPC, the only wet vent allowable is for the fixtures in 1 or 2 bathroom on the same floor. Laundries cannot drain through a wet vent.

Also, you need a 3" drain for the laundry. The trap arm...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-20-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By phishfood
Just checked 2010 Florida plumbing code, the only...

Just checked 2010 Florida plumbing code, the only vertical part is the connection from the fixture drain to the horizontal combination drain and vent pipe. It can serve floor drains, sinks,...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-20-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By phishfood
Orlando would be IPC. Although in '94 when I...

Orlando would be IPC. Although in '94 when I started, it was under Standard Plumbing Code.
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 57,709
Posted By phishfood
I love it!

I love it!
Forum: Plumbing Products 08-18-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By phishfood
A regular PEX crimp tool, or even an older PB...

A regular PEX crimp tool, or even an older PB crimp tool, will not work with this system. These fittings have a stainless steel ring that is attached to the fitting itself. The stainless ring is...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 08-17-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,651
Posted By phishfood
I love #5, it is my go to pipe dope. But I don't...

I love #5, it is my go to pipe dope. But I don't use it on CPVC, the label is a bit ambiguous on whether it is safe on CPVC or not.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-17-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By phishfood
It is the way I prefer to vent island kitchens if...

It is the way I prefer to vent island kitchens if I can. It satisfies International Plumbing Code requirements.

The only change I make is to install a 3" test/cleanout tee underneath the tee for...
Forum: Plumbing Products 08-17-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By phishfood
Viega PEXPress system

I have been considering starting to use this PEX system for quite some time. Finally had a job that justified the $1000 expense to buy the press tools.

I am really impressed by these fittings so...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 153
Posted By phishfood
I like repiping drainage in old houses that were...

I like repiping drainage in old houses that were originally piped with cast iron!
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 57,709
Posted By phishfood
Signature is cool, and I don't think we would...

Signature is cool, and I don't think we would have a problem with you posting it as a one time thing.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-10-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By phishfood
Kohler Fairfax, as well, if I am remembering...

Kohler Fairfax, as well, if I am remembering correctly.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-08-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 233
Posted By phishfood
I am no expert on wells and pumps. But I see...

I am no expert on wells and pumps. But I see check valves at the top of the well head all of the time around here.
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