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Forum: Plumbing Building Code 07-20-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By Caduceus
A backflow device is required by the water...

A backflow device is required by the water compan.....oh, nevermind. Just noticed this was already addressed. My bad.:o
Forum: Plumbing Tools and Equipment 07-20-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By Caduceus
Just looked this one up online. It's a Picote...

Just looked this one up online. It's a Picote setup. Never used one but at least I know what it is now.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-20-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Caduceus
Must have caught us during a lull. You can sweat...

Must have caught us during a lull. You can sweat on a tee and attach the tank directly to it if you're doing some soldering anyways. Having a ball valve installed on the cold supply before the tee...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-19-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Caduceus
If you cover, plug or seal any other openings...

If you cover, plug or seal any other openings except for the openings on both sides, you can try blowing compressed air through the pipe to remove the organic build up in the pipe. Clearing it from...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-28-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By Caduceus
Is this what you are describing as a possibility,...

Is this what you are describing as a possibility, Al?
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-22-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By Caduceus
As I read through the thread, I hadn't noticed...

As I read through the thread, I hadn't noticed that the issue of the valve being for use on gas lines and not potable water was properly addressed. Did I miss something?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-22-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Caduceus
That stop may have been installed in the rental...

That stop may have been installed in the rental intentionally so that the owner or management can be called for service to deter residents from tampering with the fixtures or trying their own...
Forum: Septic Tanks 06-22-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By Caduceus
Most modern septic systems have all drainage go...

Most modern septic systems have all drainage go to the septic tank, but in older homes and in some modern homes you may find that only the soil water (black water)from toilets goes into the septic...
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 06-15-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Caduceus
Easy now, killer...this is a place of learning....

Easy now, killer...this is a place of learning. I'm very uneducated and resemble that remark.
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 06-15-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Caduceus
I don't understand. The firms policy was 'no...

I don't understand. The firms policy was 'no charge' if they don't clear the line, not the customer's request. A lot of companies do this as a way in the door to upsell the job or be the first on...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-09-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By Caduceus
I've got three in my home. Money well spent.

I've got three in my home. Money well spent.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-09-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By Caduceus
Exactly, KULTULZ. "You will also need to know...

Exactly, KULTULZ. "You will also need to know what the normal house pressure is so that you can pressurize the new thermal expansion tank to match it. Sometimes just by pressing the schrader valve...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-08-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Caduceus
Wow. When I looked at the picture I didn't even...

Wow. When I looked at the picture I didn't even notice the stream of water coming from the spout base as I studied the stainless steel sink rim beading. So is that leak constant or only when the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-08-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By Caduceus
If you could, please post some pictures of the...

If you could, please post some pictures of the water heater with expansion tank and your water service with meter and anything in line around the meter.
What you're describing sounds like the TET...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-07-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,997
Posted By Caduceus
Many years ago I worked for a company that had a...

Many years ago I worked for a company that had a plumber solely dedicated to doing the trims on new construction jobs. After a while dozens of homes were experiencing problems with their thermal...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-07-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Caduceus
It simply looks like soap scum and build up with...

It simply looks like soap scum and build up with bacterial growth. If you're just pouring solutions on it hoping it will go away you might be disappointed. Using mild soap like dish soap and a sponge...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-04-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By Caduceus
If you went through three cartridges and a new...

If you went through three cartridges and a new valve already and it only happens periodically I would check for the thermal expansion issue effecting it since it probably needs to be addressed...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-04-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Caduceus
You could be right. How would you like to...

You could be right. How would you like to proceed? Drain and pull the toilet and inspect it as well as the drain or try a closet auger to see if anything can be pushed out or pulled out of the toilet?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-04-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By Caduceus
You will also need to know what the normal house...

You will also need to know what the normal house pressure is so that you can pressurize the new thermal expansion tank to match it. Sometimes just by pressing the schrader valve and getting water...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-03-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By Caduceus
Failure of a thermal expansion tank does not mean...

Failure of a thermal expansion tank does not mean air will come from the faucets in the described scenario. Either the schrader valve leaked the air out or the bladder failed and the air would...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-03-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Caduceus
My last boss loved using HDPE to cut costs on new...

My last boss loved using HDPE to cut costs on new construction jobs and used the quick joint couplings and they all kept blowing off. The final straw was when we put the meter spread in a finished...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-03-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Caduceus
Yeah, that's it frodo. Ford Pack Joint Coupling. ...

Yeah, that's it frodo. Ford Pack Joint Coupling.
"3. Machined grooves in the clamp provide additional
gripping action"
The only type of coupling I use on HDPE water services.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-03-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Caduceus
A Ford coupling with a screw that bites into the...

A Ford coupling with a screw that bites into the outside of the plastic pipe is what's needed. Also, the plastic pipe shouldn't be laid taut under ground. It should have a serpentine or loop to allow...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-03-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By Caduceus
And where you would look for such a problem is at...

And where you would look for such a problem is at the twin wye in the middle of the underground. They are usually not approved for horizontal installations according to code.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-02-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By Caduceus
His meaning was that the contractors would claim...

His meaning was that the contractors would claim that a conventional vent was roughed in after the initial rough in inspection. The contractor plays like a "good guy" trying to do things the right...
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