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Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By phishfood
I would remove the plaster box, and whatever of...

I would remove the plaster box, and whatever of the ceiling that you have to, and replace every bit of the cast iron pipe that you can get to. It is 110 year old metal pipe that rusts, and it has...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 03-03-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By phishfood
I wouldn't have a problem with that, in fact I...

I wouldn't have a problem with that, in fact I have installed many underground rough plumbings systems with that depth of cover, and have not had an inspector comment on it, nor seen any problems...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 02-28-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By phishfood
I would definitely want a tempering valve in...

I would definitely want a tempering valve in there, if there is any potential of the boiler overheating the water in the tank.

Off of the top of my head, I am not sure the ASME rating number that...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-26-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By phishfood
Do you have separate water services, meters, and...

Do you have separate water services, meters, and water heaters for each unit?

The only way I can see that your shower valve could be affecting the hot water supply to her kitchen sink is if your...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-26-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By phishfood
Another reason that they want it piped in copper...

Another reason that they want it piped in copper or galvanized is to avoid the restriction that will be caused if you use PEX with inside fittings. This will cause excess pressure to build up in the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-26-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By phishfood
Also, the true 2" OD sounds like a vac system. I...

Also, the true 2" OD sounds like a vac system. I have had to cut off unused lines on a vacuum system, and found that regular PVC caps would not fit, so I had to use a rubber cap with a clamp.
Forum: Plumbing Products 02-21-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By phishfood
Sorry, but I have been very limited in my...

Sorry, but I have been very limited in my interaction on the forum, pages are loading really, really slow for me.

I am far from an authoritative source on this, but my understanding is that most...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 02-20-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By phishfood
A circulating pump under said lavatory, with...

A circulating pump under said lavatory, with either a sensor eye that picks up movement, or a push button, that will activate it. Then a thermostatic switch to turn it off when it senses a...
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 02-18-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By phishfood
The first video was a little foggy. But I...

The first video was a little foggy.

But I think that your main problem is most likely due to the buildup in the old pipe. That was definitely not installed anytime recently. A good high pressure...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-15-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 277
Posted By phishfood
A Utube manometer isn't far behind. If there is a...

A Utube manometer isn't far behind. If there is a leak, you will know really quick.
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 02-14-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By phishfood
709.2 states that "Fixtures not listed in Table...

709.2 states that "Fixtures not listed in Table 709.1 shall have a drainage fixture unit load based on the outlet size of the fixture in accordance with Table 709.2. " A service sink is listed in...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-14-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By phishfood
I would replace everything horizontal copper that...

I would replace everything horizontal copper that I could. If the original installers could not install a single waste arm with proper fall, the rest of the install is suspect as well. Even with...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-13-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 277
Posted By phishfood
I might pump it up the day before inspection...

I might pump it up the day before inspection once. If it then failed because of loss of pressure, you can bet your hiney I would be there at 7 AM the morning of the reinspection to reset the pressure...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-09-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By phishfood
Without thinking about it very much, I see at...

Without thinking about it very much, I see at least 3 code problems with that.Quite a few more workmanship issues that could cause you problems as well.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-09-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By phishfood
The vent is failing, it should not allow anything...

The vent is failing, it should not allow anything to exit. On top of that, I am thinking that you have a clogged drain, which is causing a backup to push waste out of the vent.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-09-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By phishfood
Yes. Some builders are really proactive, and...

Yes.

Some builders are really proactive, and would have already seen this, working on getting it fixed. Others, the superintendent will drive through the neighborhood every couple of days, and...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-09-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By phishfood
Chip out a little of the surface of the slab, and...

Chip out a little of the surface of the slab, and offset it back into an open (non poured) cell of the block. The cells surrounding the rebar to the right of the pipe will be poured full of concrete,...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-09-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By phishfood
Freezing is a minor concern in my area, which is...

Freezing is a minor concern in my area, which is Orlando, and even less so in Tampa.

That said, the block masons are likely to be pretty hard on that pipe, which is directly in the way of the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-09-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By phishfood
With a lot of respect to my brother from the...

With a lot of respect to my brother from the great white frozen north, I have to disagree.

The location of that AAV will allow it to do everything that it is capable of. All an AAV can do is to...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-07-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By phishfood
^^What he said. With particular emphasis on...

^^What he said. With particular emphasis on snaking it from a larger access point, with a full size cutter head.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 02-06-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By phishfood
Whatever you end up doing, the outlet of the...

Whatever you end up doing, the outlet of the spout HAS to be above the rim of the sink. The way it is set up now, there is a risk of backflow and contamination of your potable water supply.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 02-06-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By phishfood
I am suspicious that the overflow tube is pushed...

I am suspicious that the overflow tube is pushed down into the overflow too far. As Mr. David mentioned, if the end of the tube is below the waterline in the tank, it will siphon water out of the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-05-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By phishfood
I have seen the same or similar cartridge used in...

I have seen the same or similar cartridge used in both Price Pfister and CFG faucets. Just guessing, but maybe Price Pfister.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-05-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By phishfood
I don't have a knowledgeable answer as to whether...

I don't have a knowledgeable answer as to whether or not it is safe for one particular use and not for another. There are a lot of different soldering fluxes on the market, but any of them rated for...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-05-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By phishfood
And, you can get the branch tailpiece in a...

And, you can get the branch tailpiece in a version that attaches directly to the bottom of the shorter basket strainers that frodo mention, so that should give you enough room to hook up the...
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