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Forum: General Plumbing Help Today, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Caduceus
Yes you have it right. Connect to the sewer...

Yes you have it right. Connect to the sewer before the house trap, not after.
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Caduceus
No, the discharge from the ejector is considered...

No, the discharge from the ejector is considered part of the building drain and should connect before the house trap. The house trap separates the building sewer and sewer main from the building...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 06-27-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 98
Posted By Caduceus
We have an abundance of artesian wells around...

We have an abundance of artesian wells around here. They flow and have more pressure than a pumped well that is supplied by water table. some will bubble up like a drinking fountain and produce a...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-21-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Caduceus
I don't understand your question. Why don't you...

I don't understand your question. Why don't you explain what's going on and maybe we can help you .
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-21-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Caduceus
Tower drains are usually a specialty item that...

Tower drains are usually a specialty item that need to be ordered, but are also serviceable unless they're really wrecked. I'm having issues uploading pictures so check out this link. It could get...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 51,385
Posted By Caduceus
It was all marked out by "Dig Alert" we had just...

It was all marked out by "Dig Alert" we had just said we need to stop and dig this out by hand when he found it.[/QUOTE]

I just found out that I missed out on a doozie last week while on vacation....
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-20-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Caduceus
If you need an exact match without all of the...

If you need an exact match without all of the work of changing the flush valve, maybe you can find help for your Mancesa toilet at Ceralux.
1.888.CERALUX(237.2589)
It's worth a shot, right?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-20-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Caduceus
Is this a recent photo from your home or an image...

Is this a recent photo from your home or an image that is similar to what you have?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-20-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Caduceus
I thought that you had stated you bought a new...

I thought that you had stated you bought a new shank and had not installed it yet. My advice was to check the screw securing the washer to the shank before installing.
If you installed the new shank...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-20-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Caduceus
Water leaking from the spout is a worn washer at...

Water leaking from the spout is a worn washer at the end of the shank. The new shank should have a new washer already on it, just check that the screw is not loose before installing.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 06-19-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Caduceus
I agree,but he is an electrician and was hard to...

I agree,but he is an electrician and was hard to convince because of his utility bias. My issue with gas tankless is the projected savings in relation to installation costs and the deceptive...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 06-18-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Caduceus
An electrician that I work with installed an...

An electrician that I work with installed an electric tankless just over a year ago and has actually seen a rise in his electric bill since. Funny how that works out. He is considering switching...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-08-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Caduceus
Maybe this will explain it a little better. This...

Maybe this will explain it a little better. This was copied from a post by electron1 on another site.
"You hold a water hose in your hand. Turn on the faucet and watch the water coming out of the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-08-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Caduceus
There is not a pressure advantage, but a volume...

There is not a pressure advantage, but a volume advantage, but only if you have other fixtures attached to the branch before the hose bib. If the 3/4" pex comes off of an existing 3/4" pipe and only...
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-08-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Caduceus
They may carry it at Home Depot or Lowes.

They may carry it at Home Depot or Lowes.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-07-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By Caduceus
Whuuut?? @ Always and SHR.

Whuuut?? @ Always and SHR.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-07-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Caduceus
If you could take some pictures it would really...

If you could take some pictures it would really help us to help you, because it sounds like you have a handyman's special installed with the flex drain and there could be more to the problem than...
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-07-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Caduceus
I don't understand "cable puller". When ordering...

I don't understand "cable puller". When ordering parts be sure to get a seat wrench like shown in the diagram. They might still be available at big box stores. Symmons T-35 A and B in diagram. If you...
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-07-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Caduceus
Symmons TA-10 spindle and TA-4 hot/cold seat.

Symmons TA-10 spindle and TA-4 hot/cold seat.
Forum: Plumbing Tools and Equipment 06-07-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,943
Posted By Caduceus
Propress has gas approved fittings, but the...

Propress has gas approved fittings, but the question is WHO approved them. Even if industry standards say it's okay, the state and locals have the final say-so. I am not a fan of copper as a NG...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-07-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Caduceus
No, a slowly leaky flapper has its own way of...

No, a slowly leaky flapper has its own way of presenting itself. Most clogged toilet floods happen when somebody does a "flush and run", like Mr. David described and they don't realize the flapper is...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-07-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By Caduceus
The plug is a bleeder port for shutting down and...

The plug is a bleeder port for shutting down and relieving pressure downstream of the valve. That's why there is a flow indicating arrow printed on the valve. If you exercise a plastic ball valve...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-06-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Caduceus
I agree with Mr. David verbatim. We see this all...

I agree with Mr. David verbatim. We see this all the time on potable/non potable/hydronic copper piping at work.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-06-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Caduceus
There are already flood resistant toilets on the...

There are already flood resistant toilets on the market (Latest is the Delta FlushIQ) and non are completely flood proof and have their own issues relating to the designs and technology. If you could...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-25-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Caduceus
There are numerous ADS adapters on the market at...

There are numerous ADS adapters on the market at all hardware stores, so you shouldn't have a problem finding one. Even if you look on line for "ADS downspout adapter" you should find what you need...
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