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Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 02-07-2016, 07:20 PM
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Posted By stevemachine
I would tend to agree.

I would tend to agree.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-07-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 224
Posted By stevemachine
Fair enough, we always use em for showerheads,...

Fair enough, we always use em for showerheads, mopsinks. We use sweat by sweat wingback 90s for lavs and flushvalves for toilets. Tub spout never crossed my mind but i like that idea for sure
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-07-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 224
Posted By stevemachine
Thats genius and never crossed my mind. I might...

Thats genius and never crossed my mind. I might just steal that idea (wingback 90 part)
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-04-2016, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By stevemachine
No worries happy to help and let me know how it...

No worries happy to help and let me know how it goes
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-03-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By stevemachine
Ok if you monitor the jet pump set up i can see...

Ok if you monitor the jet pump set up i can see the logic and that sounds like it would work.

Weeping tile can handle that for sure. But i see the issue with the valve being 36" down.

Now its...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-02-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By stevemachine
If you got even 4" over 70ft thats enough. You...

If you got even 4" over 70ft thats enough. You hardly need grade, way less than typical drainage. If you got 1/16" per ft that's enough in my opinion to drain that pipe down.

Compressed air could...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-01-2016, 03:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By stevemachine
Definitely do a heat trace, extra insurance is...

Definitely do a heat trace, extra insurance is always good. See what you figure as far as the yard goes. Putting a drain in and grading pipe is the best option. Hell even if the pipe is level it'll...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-30-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By stevemachine
Ok im getting a better visual of what you have...

Ok im getting a better visual of what you have now. One thing i can suggest on the runs that are prone to freezing is a heat trace. They make heat traces that people put in their gutters, which would...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 01-30-2016, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By stevemachine
Yup agreed with matt, thats your problem for...

Yup agreed with matt, thats your problem for sure. Maybe the shut off on the hwt is shot but likely its the mixing on single lever faucet
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-29-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By stevemachine
Hahahahaha paint the pipe thats awesome....

Hahahahaha paint the pipe thats awesome. Eventually you wonder why your water has a hint of rust in it when you go to drink a glass of water. Black iron is not to be used on domestic water.
Forum: Plumbing Products 01-29-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By stevemachine
I second that

I second that
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-29-2016, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By stevemachine
Exactly, you dont have to have toilet most...

Exactly, you dont have to have toilet most downstream if fixtures downstream of toilet are separately vented. What ever is easier. Either toilet most downstream and wet vent. Or vent tub separately...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-29-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By stevemachine
Not sure if im seeing your pic right but if there...

Not sure if im seeing your pic right but if there are any horizontal runs grade them to a low point and put a drain there or you can grade it all back to the pump ex. Pump is low point so slope all...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-29-2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By stevemachine
Agreed with the pvc, upping the sizes are a good...

Agreed with the pvc, upping the sizes are a good idea on long runs. It'd be a shame if its all put in and you dont get the flow you want because of the flow restriction on 2" vs 2 1/2 or 3". Roughly...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-28-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By stevemachine
What frodo said haha

What frodo said haha
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-28-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By stevemachine
Correct. Something like a flush valve is where...

Correct. Something like a flush valve is where you need to put them. Only thing in a house that should cause water hammer would be a washing machine or i suppose people closing taps reaaalllyy fast....
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-28-2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By stevemachine
Just make sure the vanity on the right is vented...

Just make sure the vanity on the right is vented properly, the way its drawn it'll need its own vent.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-28-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By stevemachine
On the left your toilet has to be the most...

On the left your toilet has to be the most downstream fixture. The right side looks fine
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-27-2016, 04:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By stevemachine
Thats good to hear. My code just says toilet and...

Thats good to hear. My code just says toilet and HWT. But it should definitely be code to have shut offs at each fixture.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-27-2016, 04:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By stevemachine
Agreed. Id get rid of as much of the cast as...

Agreed. Id get rid of as much of the cast as possible because otherwise you'll be back down there again cutting more of that cast out.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-27-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By stevemachine
So it doesnt do it if just one those two are on?...

So it doesnt do it if just one those two are on? Its definitely water hammer but it might be that one of the cartridges are shot on either of the two fixtures. Cant think of another solution thats a...
Forum: Plumbing Tools and Equipment 01-27-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By stevemachine
If anything use a two 3" nipples with a coupling....

If anything use a two 3" nipples with a coupling. Probably damn close to 6.5" or even a 2.5 and 3 if two 3s are too long
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-27-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By stevemachine
Wirsbo is good but the tool is about 200 some...

Wirsbo is good but the tool is about 200 some bucks. Its easy to run and size goes up to 1" that is readily available but doesnt sound like its the pipe you need in this situation
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-27-2016, 02:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By stevemachine
20' is about 8 psi. I would not suggest any dwv...

20' is about 8 psi. I would not suggest any dwv products. Wirsbo is flexible and has a memory. Basically it freeze and thaw and the pipe should never crack. Fittings however are different. You need...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-26-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By stevemachine
Agreed. And thats with a corded sawsall. Best i...

Agreed. And thats with a corded sawsall. Best i ever got was 2 2" cuts with one blade. I'd pick grinder any day but depends on your comfort level. I use a grinder most days at work so its nothing for...
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