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Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners Today, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By phishfood
The T&P valve needs to be inserted directly into...

The T&P valve needs to be inserted directly into the top 1/6 of the tank, not in the piping off of the tank.

I would send it to a museum and install a new water heater.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-21-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By phishfood
I would replace every part of the cast iron pipe...

I would replace every part of the cast iron pipe that you can get at, not just the section that is broken right now. Use transition bands instead of rubber Ferncos to transition between cast and...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-21-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By phishfood
What kind of snake did you use on the drain?

What kind of snake did you use on the drain?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-20-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By phishfood
No gurgles at all, whatsoever. Think about...

No gurgles at all, whatsoever.

Think about it, the reason for the restriction on trap arm length is to prevent the trap from siphoning itself. A toilet is designed to siphon the trap, so as to...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-20-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By phishfood
Oh man, that is terrible! I hope that you...

Oh man, that is terrible!

I hope that you managed to get this resolved already.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-20-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 100
Posted By phishfood
Nothing that will be a sure thing fix, and for...

Nothing that will be a sure thing fix, and for the price and time involved with fixing it right being rather small, it isn't worth trying to put a bandaid on it.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 11-18-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By phishfood
Check your PM's.

Check your PM's.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By phishfood
The PVC pipe is a drainage pipe, and should not...

The PVC pipe is a drainage pipe, and should not normally have water in it so that it can freeze.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 883
Posted By phishfood
Well, that sucks. Around here, it is a yearly...

Well, that sucks. Around here, it is a yearly thing, basically coincides with the start of the fall term of school.

What area are you in?

I will see if anyone I know internet wise can shed...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By phishfood
Anotherwords, if you noted the two exceptions,...

Anotherwords, if you noted the two exceptions, You could have the riser for a floor mounted toilet 6' long if you wanted to, and then run 50' to it's vent.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By phishfood
And my favorite one, busted an inspector on this...

And my favorite one, busted an inspector on this one a few years ago.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By phishfood
And another....

And another....
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By phishfood
Let's see if I can get pictures of the 2010...

Let's see if I can get pictures of the 2010 Florida code from my tablet screen to show up.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By phishfood
Speedbump will probably be along to give you a...

Speedbump will probably be along to give you a better answer, but I am thinking that you could use a small centrifugal pump with a small bladder tank and pressure switch that is fed from the 50...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 100
Posted By phishfood
Use a hacksaw to cut the pipe on all three sides...

Use a hacksaw to cut the pipe on all three sides of the tee. Use three couplings and a new tee, and re assemble. If you can't get back and forth movement out of the run, you might need a no hub...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 104
Posted By phishfood
It depends on the manufacturer's warranty policy,...

It depends on the manufacturer's warranty policy, and on your water.

Example for a Noritz I installed a couple of months ago, no annual flushing required if the hardness of the water is 3 grains...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 11-18-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 183
Posted By phishfood
Why in the HECK are you attaching an onion to...

Why in the HECK are you attaching an onion to your water heater, frodo?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By phishfood
No. For most fixtures, the maximum distance from...

No. For most fixtures, the maximum distance from the fixture outlet to the top of the trap is 24".

There isn't a definition for standpipe in Chapter 2: Definitions, so I am just thinking that...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 100
Posted By phishfood
That appears to be a vent. Why is there water in...

That appears to be a vent. Why is there water in the pipe to leak out in the first place?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 358
Posted By phishfood
Florida IPC, 18' to 42".

Florida IPC, 18' to 42".
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-18-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By phishfood
The relief valve that is attached directly to the...

The relief valve that is attached directly to the water heater (T&P valve) is "an emergency only" relief valve. It will activate when either the pressure rises too high or the temperature of the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 36,471
Posted By phishfood
Just think, about the time both of your kids...

Just think, about the time both of your kids graduate from college, you will be old, worn out, broken down, and will have to quit working, and may be able to afford to do so, if you work really,...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 11-17-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By phishfood
If I am understanding you correctly, it sounds as...

If I am understanding you correctly, it sounds as though the slab is sinking on it's piers. I wouldn't be calling a plumber, I would be calling the builder and a structural engineer.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-17-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By phishfood
Reread the install instructions very closely for...

Reread the install instructions very closely for the transfer valve. Many of them require that all outlets be plumbed in to a head or spout, even if this means that a particular spout or head will...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-17-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,456
Posted By phishfood
The yellowses, it hurts my eyeses! It burnses,...

The yellowses, it hurts my eyeses!
It burnses, it burnses!!
Ooooohhh, not the yellowses againses!!
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