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Forum: General Plumbing Help Today, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
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...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-16-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By Caduceus
Expanding foam, fire caulk or regular caulking....

Expanding foam, fire caulk or regular caulking. In my experience as a home owner, ants will only enter the home if they have a good reason. If you have carpenter ants, then you should contact an...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 05-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Caduceus
I agree with the others on this one. That was an...

I agree with the others on this one. That was an installer error and was a safety hazard from the beginning. Manufacturer installation instructions will confirm if there are any doubts. The landlord...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-10-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By Caduceus
It looks like the old water service for the...

It looks like the old water service for the house. It may be abandoned on both sides and ground water is seeping through. Second guess would be that it is a drain for the little pit that it sits in...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-10-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By Caduceus
In Pennsylvania, two regions have very specific...

In Pennsylvania, two regions have very specific plumbing codes and licensing guidelines and the rest of the state is (generally) IPC. An IPC licensed plumber is still not allowed to work in Allegheny...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-10-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Caduceus
Download and print this pocket guide to keep...

Download and print this pocket guide to keep handy on the job.
http://www.pacificenergysales.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Propress-Pocket-Guide.pdf
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-08-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Caduceus
Trap primer E&S brand.

Trap primer E&S brand.
Forum: Septic Tanks 05-08-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Caduceus
The potential problem I see with your placement...

The potential problem I see with your placement would be that the flow into a septic tank, as well as the outlet , is typically almost level and will not have very good flow velocity. The backwater...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-01-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By Caduceus
I think an important question would be Why did he...

I think an important question would be Why did he lose his license? That would set the precedent for all other questions and answers that follow.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-26-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Caduceus
Is this a single bowl or double bowl sink?

Is this a single bowl or double bowl sink?
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 04-26-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Caduceus
Yeah, that thing, too.

Yeah, that thing, too.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-25-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Caduceus
The vibration could also be coming from inside...

The vibration could also be coming from inside the stop valve under the sink for the hot water. Rubber washers, when damaged or loose, can create the noise you hear. Before ripping anything else...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-25-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By Caduceus
I recently got a call from the IRS informing me...

I recently got a call from the IRS informing me that I'm being prosecuted for tax evasion but by calling another phone number I can avoid criminal charges by paying what I owe with debit cards or...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-25-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By Caduceus
Oh, yeah...that's some common malware that has...

Oh, yeah...that's some common malware that has probably been on gendow's computer for a while and took the opportunity when linking to the page to pop up. Most of the time when you call the toll free...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 04-25-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Caduceus
This is another famous product that is not code,...

This is another famous product that is not code, but somebody is making millions off of.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 04-25-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Caduceus
If you are talking about the tailpiece shown in...

If you are talking about the tailpiece shown in the picture, the answer is no. They are not code compliant.
Even though codes may allow an offset in a tailpiece and the product is made of PVC,...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-20-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Caduceus
You could have two drains that connect outside of...

You could have two drains that connect outside of the house and the pipes shown are fresh air inlets. The mission band (no-hub) couplings that are visible in the picture can be removed so that the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-19-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Caduceus
Wish I would have seen this post before to give a...

Wish I would have seen this post before to give a quick answer. Just a FYI to members and visitors to the forum. Radon venting on the interior of homes is painted orange so that they are not confused...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 04-19-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Caduceus
If this is a sump pit for french drain, then no...

If this is a sump pit for french drain, then no vent is needed. You can seal the pit air tight. If it's for sanitary or building drain, the minimum size is 2" vent and can be connected to the rest of...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-19-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Caduceus
The screw that compresses the basket strainer is...

The screw that compresses the basket strainer is threaded from the top like this.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 04-17-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Caduceus
Pictures always help to get a better idea of what...

Pictures always help to get a better idea of what the situation is and also how to solve it.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-11-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,833
Posted By Caduceus
I won't hijack this thread with another house...

I won't hijack this thread with another house trap debate, but they are still installed and required in many regions. If you would like more conversation about the subject, you could start another...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-10-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,833
Posted By Caduceus
Speedbump mentioned the wax ring. Did you tape...

Speedbump mentioned the wax ring. Did you tape around the base of the toilet where it meets the floor or pull it and reset with a new wax ring?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-09-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Caduceus
Yup. Plenty of cooling towers here.

Yup. Plenty of cooling towers here.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 04-04-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 752
Posted By Caduceus
I think your questions have been answered in this...

I think your questions have been answered in this response.
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