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Forum: Showers and Tubs 07-28-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By phishfood
Is the tankless water heater gas or electric? ...

Is the tankless water heater gas or electric?

I am not too familiar with the electric tankless, but the gas models have both a minimum flow rate and a minimum BTU requirement. Just a guess, but...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 07-26-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By phishfood
Compression fittings are much better than push...

Compression fittings are much better than push fittings, but don't use them on the output of the RO systems, the RO water will leach minerals out of the brass.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 07-26-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By phishfood
Does it flush and drain OK if you hold the handle...

Does it flush and drain OK if you hold the handle down?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-26-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By phishfood
I have been called out to find leaks several...

I have been called out to find leaks several times because the water company alerted the homeowner that they had a steady leak. So some utilities do have the ability to detect leaks and alert the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-24-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By phishfood
The compressor does not produce condensate, the...

The compressor does not produce condensate, the air handling unit does. That is (usually) inside.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-24-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By phishfood
On the cold side, run as large a pipe as you like...

On the cold side, run as large a pipe as you like to the fixtures. Won't give you any problems.

On a small home with all of the fixtures close to the water heater, it won't matter too much if you...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-23-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By phishfood
Yup, finding where the pipe ties in can be fun. I...

Yup, finding where the pipe ties in can be fun. I chased down a leaking hose bib loop a couple of weeks ago, took longer to find it than it did to repipe it.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-23-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By phishfood
With a metal cutting blade, yes, a sawzall will. ...

With a metal cutting blade, yes, a sawzall will.

That is why I said I would unclog it with a sawzall, because I would cut that old metal trap out of there and replace it with a plastic trap that...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,188
Posted By phishfood
It has been starting to rain every day around...

It has been starting to rain every day around noon, and continuing on and off all afternoon. When it isn't raining, the humidity makes it feel like you are under a wet blanket all of the time.
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Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 54,464
Posted By phishfood
Happy housewarming, Matt!

Happy housewarming, Matt!
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 07-19-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 573
Posted By phishfood
Matt30=wrong again!!:D

Matt30=wrong again!!:D
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-19-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By phishfood
In your last picture, you can see the square head...

In your last picture, you can see the square head nut on the bottom of the trap. Good luck getting that plug out, if it hasn't been removed on a regular basis.

I would unclog that trap with a...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 07-18-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 573
Posted By phishfood
I always tell myself that " you just left the...

I always tell myself that " you just left the port".
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-18-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By phishfood
I have one of those cutters as well. And like you...

I have one of those cutters as well. And like you say, old pipe is better cut by some other method. I won't even attempt to cut horizontal pipe with it anymore, as almost 100% of the times I have...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-18-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By phishfood
If I were to quote that kind of a price to repair...

If I were to quote that kind of a price to repair someone's drain, I would expect them to get a second opinion. And that is what I think you should do.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 07-14-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 573
Posted By phishfood
Heat will quite readily migrate upward, not so...

Heat will quite readily migrate upward, not so much with downward. I would worry more with insulating the hot and cold piping.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-14-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By phishfood
BAD plumber!! Bad, bad plumber!! Go sit in...

BAD plumber!!
Bad, bad plumber!!

Go sit in the corner and think about what you have done!



Truth be told, you definitely need to make sure you get the plug out of disposal chamber after you...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-14-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By phishfood
And after you knock out the plug, there is no...

And after you knock out the plug, there is no need to remove the plug from inside the disposal.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-14-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By phishfood
Get a pressure gauge that attaches to a garden...

Get a pressure gauge that attaches to a garden hose faucet. Use that to check the water pressure. Then shut the water supply off to the water heater, drain off all the pressure, and check the air...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-14-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By phishfood
That is a question for the manufacturer of the...

That is a question for the manufacturer of the PEX tubing.

Personally, I always try to get 3'-4' of copper before any kind of plastic tubing with a tankless.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-13-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By phishfood
That is often the case, the galvanized pipe got...

That is often the case, the galvanized pipe got cut off from a section that was threaded, and the threaded end is in the lead caulked joint. Doesn't mean that the joint is a thread joint. I would...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-12-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By phishfood
It ain't gonna be fun, it ain't gonna be easy,...

It ain't gonna be fun, it ain't gonna be easy, but you have already figured out how to fix it.

But are you sure that the top of the trap is actually threaded? Not to say that it isn't, but I...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 07-12-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By phishfood
As you have already noted, the way you propose to...

As you have already noted, the way you propose to attach it will create an S trap. The pipe exiting the Ptrap should remain horizontal with 1/4" per foot of fall until it reaches a vent.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 07-12-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By phishfood
Do you know how old the Navien is, and what model...

Do you know how old the Navien is, and what model # it is?

Can you post a picture of these water temperature regulators?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-11-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By phishfood
As a pro, with all of the tools and knowledge to...

As a pro, with all of the tools and knowledge to do it, I would replace all of it if it were my house, and offer that as the best option if it were a customer's house. But if you haven't been having...
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