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Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Caduceus
Had a great 4th watching fireworks with my wife...

Had a great 4th watching fireworks with my wife and kids on Sea Island, GA. Plenty of sun, fun and cold beer. Nice vacation.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 06-22-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Caduceus
I'm with biz on the type of cartridge (Estora),...

I'm with biz on the type of cartridge (Estora), but if they say it's not theirs maybe you could try Kingston. It looks identical to a model of Kingston, but the brass limiter on the cartridge is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 30,707
Posted By Caduceus
I took my daughter to her first band recital...

I took my daughter to her first band recital while wifey went to see Bruce Springteen. My little girl did great, yet strangely I find myself craving red wine marinated liver while fantasizing about...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,147
Posted By Caduceus
That's a beautiful collection you guys have. I...

That's a beautiful collection you guys have.
I haven't fired a weapon in 22 years. My wife is adamant about not having any, with the kids and all that...she probably doesn't trust herself either...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-23-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Caduceus
I'm curios if the photo you provided is the...

I'm curios if the photo you provided is the actual bib w/vacuum breaker? If so, it doesn't look like it's threaded all the way on and the tamper-proof set screw is already set in place.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-23-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Caduceus
Or on the other side of the spectrum, it may have...

Or on the other side of the spectrum, it may have been cross threaded and isn't tight enough. Also, if it has a tamper-proof screw on the side be sure it is taken out before installing so that it...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 04-22-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Caduceus
Thanks for the many details. More questions may...

Thanks for the many details. More questions may need to be asked to help you since a problem like this is tricky to diagnose at your home and even more difficult over the internet, so please bear...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By Caduceus
Hoppy Easter to you, too.

Hoppy Easter to you, too.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-20-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Caduceus
I don't recognize what it's even used for. Maybe...

I don't recognize what it's even used for. Maybe some more details and photos from other angles.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 04-19-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Caduceus
No, I don't think you got conned. It is more...

No, I don't think you got conned. It is more likely that lack of experience on the plumbers part and the excuses that falsely justified the installation is making you feel that way. While the work is...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 04-12-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Caduceus
Good call, guys. I assumed that a 1,000 gallon...

Good call, guys. I assumed that a 1,000 gallon tank in a commercial setting would have temp and pressure gauges in the proper locations to make thermal expansion and easy issue to rule out of the...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 04-11-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Caduceus
I would wonder why this suddenly started to...

I would wonder why this suddenly started to happened and maybe check for a circulating pump that is non-op or a thermostat issue.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 04-07-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Caduceus
Or manufacturing is done by a single source for...

Or manufacturing is done by a single source for multiple sellers. Like how Thompson Multimedia makes GE, RCA and other big label electronics and a Whirlpool water heater is not made by Whirlpool.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 04-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Caduceus
For example. This is the T&S cartridge for...

For example. This is the T&S cartridge for tub/shower.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 04-07-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Caduceus
EZ Flow without balancing spool. Looks a lot like...

EZ Flow without balancing spool. Looks a lot like Price Phister, but I'm sure we all know how manufactured products are shared between sellers.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Caduceus
Please don't report me for this tasteless pic.

Please don't report me for this tasteless pic.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 04-05-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Caduceus
This looks like a match.

This looks like a match.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-05-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Caduceus
Okay, I gotta pull this train off of the tracks...

Okay, I gotta pull this train off of the tracks and redirect it in another direction.

I think the real problem here has been missed so please bear with me.
I have kids, too. They have done the...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 04-05-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Caduceus
I'm assuming that the diverter that you mention...

I'm assuming that the diverter that you mention is a spout diverter (pull-up knob on the spout). If this is happening on more than one unit and not happening in others, try to determine if the...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 04-04-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Caduceus
There's more to it than just using a device....

There's more to it than just using a device. First question is if it's natural gas or propane? You would need to know the total gas use of all gas appliances in your home (BTUs). You would then need...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 04-04-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Caduceus
Additionally, Pennsylvania has more strict local...

Additionally, Pennsylvania has more strict local plumbing codes in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Caduceus
Without knowing all of the details of the...

Without knowing all of the details of the plumbing in your home, it would be safe to say that keeping it 1" is the best idea. You can always reduce the size of the pipe at the hose connection and as...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-04-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Caduceus
As most trims have similar designs, it is always...

As most trims have similar designs, it is always best to post a picture of the cartridge with the handle and trim plate removed. There are a few guys here that are great at identifying valves and...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 03-22-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Caduceus
While looking at an unrelated problem to the...

While looking at an unrelated problem to the toilet, I noticed one of those in a friend's house. When I asked about it she went into a little too much detail about how wonderful it is. Since she has...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Caduceus
Try to take a picture of the hot water tank,...

Try to take a picture of the hot water tank, expansion tank and all connecting pipes and post them to the thread.
How thermal expansion is effecting the plumbing system is best determined from...
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