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Forum: Toilets and Sinks Today, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By phishfood
There is a chamber on the bottom of the sink bowl...

There is a chamber on the bottom of the sink bowl that wraps around the drain body, allowing the overflow to drain into both of those holes.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 26,400
Posted By phishfood
Working out of town sucks. 3 days this week, and...

Working out of town sucks. 3 days this week, and looks like all or most of next week.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 04-18-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By phishfood
A closet auger is nothing but a hand powered...

A closet auger is nothing but a hand powered snake, with a plastic boot on it to protect the porcelain. The toilet would need to be removed to run an electric powered snake, no doubt.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 04-18-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 179
Posted By phishfood
While you would've been just fine with a larger...

While you would've been just fine with a larger single tank, from your picture that appears to be a clean, neat installation. Most service plumbers have seen enough rank hackery to appreciate the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-18-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By phishfood
I don't know Indiana code, but in my area it is...

I don't know Indiana code, but in my area it is to code (and works very well) to vent the entire bathroom through the sink's vent. However, since you have the height to work with, and there is...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-17-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By phishfood
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Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-17-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By phishfood
This is a detail of what the current vent should...

This is a detail of what the current vent should look like when you are done.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-17-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By phishfood
Here are a couple of drawings.

Here are a couple of drawings.
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,844
Posted By phishfood
I have one of those. It was stolen from me, sent...

I have one of those. It was stolen from me, sent through a pawn shop a few times, I finally got it back about 5 years ago, after 16 or 17 years. The trigger had been worked on before I bought it...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 04-14-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By phishfood
Florida Building Code, Plumbing, 706.3 says that...

Florida Building Code, Plumbing, 706.3 says that double sanitary tees cannot receive the discharge of water closets. There is an exception noted, that requires at least 18" of horizontal pipe between...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-13-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By phishfood
I don't know Wisconsin code, but under Florida...

I don't know Wisconsin code, but under Florida code, you don't need the vent for the shower. The vent for the lavatory could serve the entire bathroom. And the way you have the vent drawn on the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-13-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By phishfood
Solar water heating is semi popular around here....

Solar water heating is semi popular around here. I have never done any installs, the most I have done is study a manual on it preparing for a test.

Most of the systems that I have seen/heard of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 23,351
Posted By phishfood
Managed to get in 10 hours today. These hours in...

Managed to get in 10 hours today. These hours in the gated and retirement communities are a PITA. Can't start at the senior living project for the day job until 8 AM, an hour there, then 45 minute...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 04-12-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By phishfood
And a properly sized thermal expansion tank, at...

And a properly sized thermal expansion tank, at that. A 1000 gallon heater is not something that can be served by a standard expansion tank. Or, if the expansion tank is of the proper size, has the...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 04-12-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By phishfood
So I am correct in thinking that the water that...

So I am correct in thinking that the water that is leaking into the small basin that you are catching it in is not colored?

If so, then it is most likely leaking from the connection between the...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 04-10-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By phishfood
You should be able to find a handle puller at...

You should be able to find a handle puller at most big box stores, or good hardware stores.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 04-08-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By phishfood
Is your toilet, by chance, an American Standard...

Is your toilet, by chance, an American Standard Cadet?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-06-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By phishfood
Ask about trench compaction. You don't want the...

Ask about trench compaction. You don't want the repaired sections of driveway to be sinking and cracking because they just dropped the dirt back into the trench, without compacting it every foot or...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By phishfood
Reported!!!

Reported!!!
Forum: Showers and Tubs 04-05-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,520
Posted By phishfood
I will agree with part of that. I have not put my...

I will agree with part of that. I have not put my hands on a Glacier Bay fixture or faucet that I would install in my own home, therefore I won't install them in someone else's home.

Repipe with...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-05-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By phishfood
There are trenchless options for replacing water...

There are trenchless options for replacing water mains, but they won't work for every situation. They are expensive, but usually cheaper than removing driveways, expensive landscaping, etc. Not all...
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 04-03-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By phishfood
No, I don't. Look at your drawing, if the smaller...

No, I don't. Look at your drawing, if the smaller diameter drain were clogged, and the larger diameter pipe wide open, the kitchen sink wouldn't drain, instead of it backing up out of the washing...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 04-03-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By phishfood
I haven't ran into this particular problem, so...

I haven't ran into this particular problem, so just hypothesizing. But I would pull the diverter cartridge, and see what about it could cause it to be preferential to the input from the hot side when...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 04-03-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By phishfood
Moved to appropriate section, should get an...

Moved to appropriate section, should get an expert answer quicker.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-02-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By phishfood
Kohler Wellworth, Kohler Cimarron, Gerber Viper,...

Kohler Wellworth, Kohler Cimarron, Gerber Viper, Gerber Avalanche, are all toilets that I have installed with good success. The Cimarron, though it has been awhile, stood out as an exceptional...
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