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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 36
Posted By Caduceus
Hoppy Easter to you, too.

Hoppy Easter to you, too.
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
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: 182
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: 206
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: 206
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: 411
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: 411
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: 411
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: 206
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: 411
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: 360
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: 237
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: 126
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: 2
Views: 165
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: 126
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: 210
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: 171
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: 7
Views: 345
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...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 03-12-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,151
Posted By Caduceus
I really want to hug something right now. ...

I really want to hug something right now.

Nice to see a meeting of the minds instead of agression when the opportunity to understand something presents itself.

That's what makes this forum...
Forum: Plumbing Tools and Equipment 02-18-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Caduceus
Do you need a leak detector for drains or...

Do you need a leak detector for drains or pressurized water supply?

I should also add that the value of the lost water and the price of the equipment are relative and only you can determine the...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 02-11-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By Caduceus
Let's hope this does it. Please follow up with us...

Let's hope this does it. Please follow up with us and tell us if the problem is solved.



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Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-04-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Caduceus
I have to first admit that when I read your...

I have to first admit that when I read your question I reviewed your previous posts.

The reason is because there is an experience factor that is important to the answer. You could run either, but...
Forum: Septic Tanks 02-04-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By Caduceus
I want to address your question before posing one...

I want to address your question before posing one of my own.
With public sewers or septic, to make a statement that it may have backed up in the past is not immediate cause for alarm. The statement...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-04-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Caduceus
If you haven't had any plumbing work done in your...

If you haven't had any plumbing work done in your home recently, suspect that a single handle shower or faucet in the house could be crossing over. That would be the cause of the initial problem.
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 01-31-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Caduceus
You have a clog in the drain. You may have to...

You have a clog in the drain. You may have to remove the toilet to access the drain or possibly go through the shower drain with a cable snake (drain auger).
Not sure what your skills may be like to...
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