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Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-17-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By Caduceus
Franke has a whole line of faucets to suit your...

Franke has a whole line of faucets to suit your need in a residential kitchen, but they can range from $1,500 to $3,000 (or higher).
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-09-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Caduceus
To me it actually looks like a discontinued...

To me it actually looks like a discontinued electrical conduit. It may have been sealed on the other end outside of the building and is now letting rain water through.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 01-09-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Caduceus
Posting a picture of the valve, trim and stems...

Posting a picture of the valve, trim and stems could help us to help you. Not enough info in your post.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 12-05-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Caduceus
As a reminder, the thermal expansion tank reading...

As a reminder, the thermal expansion tank reading must be taken with the water shut off and pressure relieved from the piping system.
Is the T&P releasing while water is in use or when the tank is...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 12-05-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,691
Posted By Caduceus
I gotta say that, even though the conversation...

I gotta say that, even though the conversation was slightly side tracked, this was a very good thread with a great deal of very useful information. A fine example of experience and information...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 12-05-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Caduceus
First, the T&P should always discharge to a safe...

First, the T&P should always discharge to a safe place where flooding wouldn't occur or a scalding risk wouldn't be presented if it were to serve its purpose.
Second, the plumber should look into...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-28-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Caduceus
Just taking a stab at this, no promises, okay. ...

Just taking a stab at this, no promises, okay.
When the kitchen faucet is turned on to cold and moved towards middle to mix, there may not be enough demand for the flow switch to actuate and turn on...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 11-21-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Caduceus
A link that may offer some assistance. The third...

A link that may offer some assistance. The third FAQ sounds like the problem you are having. I would opt for a new cartridge instead of cleaning it with...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-21-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Caduceus
The upper "drain" could also be intended as a...

The upper "drain" could also be intended as a cleanout.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-20-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Caduceus
It's also important to consider the number and...

It's also important to consider the number and type of fixtures in the building to determine if the demand will effect the over all volume.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-20-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Caduceus
Keep everything 1". By decreasing the pipe size...

Keep everything 1". By decreasing the pipe size you will decrease the volume. You will simply have 3/4" volume in a 1" piping system and volume drops could occur while using multiple fixtures.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-14-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Caduceus
"Additions, alterations or repairs shall not...

"Additions, alterations or repairs shall not cause and existing system to become unsafe, insanitary or overloaded." needs to be properly interpreted.
In this situation, the repair is not causing the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-12-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By Caduceus
Guidelines for bonding gas...

Guidelines for bonding gas lines.http://thecuttingedgellc.com/downloads/CES_Bonding_Guidelines.pdf
Forum: General Plumbing Help 11-07-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Caduceus
If it is happening to multiple fixtures...

If it is happening to multiple fixtures throughout the house, on both hot and cold faucets, you may also be having an issue with your pressure regulator (if there is on on the water service).
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-19-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By Caduceus
Thanks for the input guys. I have tried many...

Thanks for the input guys. I have tried many times in the past to explain to the engineer that designed this relief system why it hasn't worked and can't make any headway with him. This was seen as a...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-17-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By Caduceus
Math Question for Plumbing Nerds

I have a slab of concrete 100 ft x 20 ft that builds up storm water underneath and tends to lift the slab at its weakest points. So a 6" diameter pipe is inserted vertically through the concrete into...
Forum: Project Display 10-15-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 642
Posted By Caduceus
Just out of curiosity, are you building this...

Just out of curiosity, are you building this house for yourself or for somebody else?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-15-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Caduceus
The tee for the washing machine looks like it...

The tee for the washing machine looks like it down sizes after the laundry stand pipe, which is already a clogging and flow hazard. If you were to repipe after the 2" trap and put in a 2" drain...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 73,188
Posted By Caduceus
We have more deer than trees in my neighborhood....

We have more deer than trees in my neighborhood. I walk about 1/2 mile to the train early in the mornings before sunrise to go to work. It's dark and gets a little creepy hearing the critters moving...
Forum: Plumbing Products 10-08-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,380
Posted By Caduceus
This link may be helpful for information on types...

This link may be helpful for information on types of pex. http://www.pexuniverse.com/content/types-of-pex-tubing
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-05-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Caduceus
That's typical in a home that has been robbed by...

That's typical in a home that has been robbed by copper thieves. Be sure to look around for possible open pipes so there are no surprises when you get the water back on.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-26-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Caduceus
Sink manufacturer and faucet manufacturer are...

Sink manufacturer and faucet manufacturer are more than likely two different brands. Post a picture of the faucet and/or a picture of the cartridge.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-20-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Caduceus
That is not a plumbing fitting. It looks like a...

That is not a plumbing fitting. It looks like a custom fabricated part. A plumbing fitting that appears to be similar is a toilet flange. Google Images search for Sioux Chief Toilet Flange and look...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 09-17-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Caduceus
Aluminum produces less hydrogen ions than...

Aluminum produces less hydrogen ions than magnesium in water heaters that already have some bacteria. Fewer hydrogen ions could lead to lower production of hydrogen sulfide gas. Rheem uses this same...
Forum: Plumbing Tools and Equipment 09-03-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By Caduceus
It's just a guide to get you in the right...

It's just a guide to get you in the right direction to the product you are looking for. I'm sure there are a variety of similar products with numerous options and manufacturers.
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