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Forum: Plumbing Products Today, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By phishfood
This is exactly why I always try to discourage my...

This is exactly why I always try to discourage my customers and friends from installing cheap box store tub and shower valves.

I know it is easy for a plumber to say this, but I really think your...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 5,894
Posted By phishfood
Seems OK to me. You must live in a pretty tame...

Seems OK to me. You must live in a pretty tame neighborhood.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 5,894
Posted By phishfood
Wait, I forgot, I don't like guns.

Wait, I forgot, I don't like guns.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 5,894
Posted By phishfood
Flippin' sweet!!

Flippin' sweet!!
Forum: Toilets and Sinks Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By phishfood
Toilet brand and model? To be honest, I...

Toilet brand and model?

To be honest, I don't know that I have ever run into this issue before. Maybe one of the other guys has?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:13 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 5,894
Posted By phishfood
I ain't posting that pic, and believe me, you...

I ain't posting that pic, and believe me, you don't want me to!!:eek:
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By phishfood
Oh, the burning glue fumes I have huffed over the...

Oh, the burning glue fumes I have huffed over the years, LOL!

Word of warning to anyone who might try this at home, burning solvent cement and plastic pipe releases some really nasty and poisonous...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:33 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 5,894
Posted By phishfood
I was joking, implying that I had removed all of...

I was joking, implying that I had removed all of your guns from the river and added them to my non existent collection.

Owning implements of destruction is uncouth, and politically incorrect,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 5,894
Posted By phishfood
That's because you were all on the same riverboat...

That's because you were all on the same riverboat on the Mississippi, taking pictures of your collections. Then, tragically, the boat hit a sunken log, and sank.

I know, because I arranged the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-29-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 197
Posted By phishfood
Each bathroom group counts as 5 DFU's, any...

Each bathroom group counts as 5 DFU's, any fixture beyond the three basic adds it's own DFU count to that total, KS and laundry each add 2.

So if you take a slightly more than basic house.
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Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-29-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By phishfood
Saved me the trouble of pointing out that it was...

Saved me the trouble of pointing out that it was likely the areator leaking back through the spout. :D
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-29-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By phishfood
We are laughing at you right now.

We are laughing at you right now.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-29-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 111
Posted By phishfood
Yup. I think it is a 5/8" deep well socket that...

Yup. I think it is a 5/8" deep well socket that fits that nut.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-29-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 197
Posted By phishfood
IPC, which is the model code for Florida codes,...

IPC, which is the model code for Florida codes, has a residential code, and many of the cleanout requirments are very relaxed.

If it were to be to IPC commercial code, the stack would have to be...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-29-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By phishfood
My 1 1/2" RamBit doesn't do full size anymore. ...

My 1 1/2" RamBit doesn't do full size anymore.

I have bent the ears out a little bit, and it is better, but I am really thinking about looking around to find one of those Wheeler Rex Pipe Hog...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-28-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By phishfood
Welcome to the forum, Frodo! If you have a...

Welcome to the forum, Frodo!

If you have a minute, stop by the Intro section and tell us about yourself.
Forum: Plumbing Tools and Equipment 09-28-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By phishfood
Tssssk, tsssk!! I would rap your knuckles...

Tssssk, tsssk!!

I would rap your knuckles with a ruler, but it sounds as though you have learned your lesson.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 09-27-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By phishfood
Just from the orientation of the hole in the...

Just from the orientation of the hole in the drywall, my first guess would be a leak in the tile wall somewhere.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-27-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By phishfood
It will not get any better, and will probably get...

It will not get any better, and will probably get worse. I would get it repaired now.

The only thing that concerns me is the offsets in the pipe shown in the 7th picture, footage marking 1'4", and...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-27-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 197
Posted By phishfood
That is CPVC supply piping. IPC code requires the...

That is CPVC supply piping. IPC code requires the smaller sizes of CPVC piping to be supported every 3' horizontally or 10' vertically. That installation appears to meet those requirements.

Where...
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 09-26-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By phishfood
Plastic, GENERALLY no. Cast iron, yes, if the...

Plastic, GENERALLY no. Cast iron, yes, if the pipe is already so far gone that it needs to be replaced anyway.

Plastic pipe can be damaged in situations where someone is using too large of a hose...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-26-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By phishfood
No, it is not. CPVC is more expensive, more...

No, it is not.

CPVC is more expensive, more prone to damage from impact, more prone to UV light damage, and has a smaller inside diameter than PVC.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-26-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By phishfood
Miles, have you ever installed an irrigation...

Miles, have you ever installed an irrigation system in a garden with CPVC?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-26-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By phishfood
Haven't seen it myself. I will keep an eye out,...

Haven't seen it myself. I will keep an eye out, though.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 09-21-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By phishfood
I replaced a Stiebel Eltron a few months ago that...

I replaced a Stiebel Eltron a few months ago that the homeowners had been really happy with. I believe it made it to 8 years of age before it failed. But that one had three 60 amp circuits feeding it.
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