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Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 04-02-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,439
Posted By Beni
Ah, Missed the other drain plug. The...

Ah, Missed the other drain plug.

The condensate trap generally should be installed regardless of weather the unit is vertical or horizontal. It's designed to limit air flow in or out of the unit....
Forum: Plumbing Products 03-31-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By Beni
Generally on a sand filter the backwash pressure...

Generally on a sand filter the backwash pressure will be somewhat less then static pressure but not all that low. A backwash pit is generally a very good idea with a drain sized for the discharge...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 03-29-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,439
Posted By Beni
Well it would not be explosive, but it would...

Well it would not be explosive, but it would stink up the place and be a health hazard. The trap primmer is required for floor drains and drains which receive intermittent use. Don't have the code...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-14-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,627
Posted By Beni
I would connect a 2" vent pipe to a new tee at...

I would connect a 2" vent pipe to a new tee at the sink drain and extend up to to the existing roof vent that's in the attic. With the 4" waste, which is good size for a bathroom group the single...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 03-05-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,209
Posted By Beni
Hum, Well Me I would use the P210 unit you...

Hum, Well Me I would use the P210 unit you indicated as that will be fine for 2 people. Water temperature does not change that much from winter to summer and even with cold water the P210 will be...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 03-04-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,209
Posted By Beni
The Navien unit is of course a bit more...

The Navien unit is of course a bit more efficient and will use a little less gas a month. Probably in the range of $5 a month savings over the Rinnai. 4.5 GPM will be fine for two people.. Could...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-19-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By Beni
Just to clearify phishfood comments, the hot on...

Just to clearify phishfood comments, the hot on left is as your standing in front of the sink,facing the faucet. So based on your lower photo showing the back of the valve, Hot would be in the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-19-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,976
Posted By Beni
Agree with Caduceus that its not the recirc pump....

Agree with Caduceus that its not the recirc pump. Ft. Myers as well as several other city's in Lee county use RO systems to "treat" the raw water. Mainly due to salt water intrusion into the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-19-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,422
Posted By Beni
Oh true no question there. But for typical...

Oh true no question there. But for typical residential piping, pex is pretty good.

Agreed that in heavy commercial and industrial use copper, PE, PB, 304 and 316 EP stainless as well other...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-19-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,422
Posted By Beni
If you have galvanized pipe running underground...

If you have galvanized pipe running underground to a street or well then you don't need a ground rod. If your underground pipe is plastic then you will need to have a 10 foot long ground rod (not a...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-18-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,422
Posted By Beni
Not exactly. In olden days (before PEX and...

Not exactly. In olden days (before PEX and CPVC), electricians would run a ground wire from the panel to the water line entrance. The metal water pipe, provided an easy earth path for the ground...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 02-14-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,860
Posted By Beni
Well its not a lot more, but you really only need...

Well its not a lot more, but you really only need one more roof flashing for a 2" pipe, probably $15 ish. No vent cap required. It's also the extra time you need to run the pipe 10 feet and hang it...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 02-13-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,860
Posted By Beni
Yes, just run a 2" vent across the kitchen from...

Yes, just run a 2" vent across the kitchen from the mech laundry plumbing wall and connect to the 3" vent at the water closet. Done all the time. Costs a bit more, but not that much.

As to the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-07-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Beni
Actually the pressure drop is not that bad. Your...

Actually the pressure drop is not that bad. Your only flowing 1/3 of the total flow and weather 3 lines or 300 the pressure drop for a given flow rate will be about the same as for a single pipe....
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 02-05-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By Beni
I assume the 175 was degrees F and not psi. If...

I assume the 175 was degrees F and not psi. If its 175 degrees F are you using the boiler for space heating too. If the new relief valve was the standard water heater relief valve it probably will...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-05-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Beni
Well if the old piping is copper then the...

Well if the old piping is copper then the difference is .17" sq area for pex (actual inside dia) to .50" sq area for copper (type M). So for the same pressure drop you would need three Pex lines. ...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-05-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By Beni
How tall is the building and what floor are you...

How tall is the building and what floor are you on. Also are the water heaters serving the building or pressure zone at the bottom or at the top of the building. Also how old is the building and is...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 02-04-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By Beni
One possibility is one of tenants has a hose...

One possibility is one of tenants has a hose sprayer kitchen sprayer with an on off control at the head. Or someone with a washer hooked up with hot and cold combined with a tee before the washer. ...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 01-31-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By Beni
Sounds like the wind is blowing into the side...

Sounds like the wind is blowing into the side wall from the west. Not so nice. I think the vent being 4" from the corner is not really going to work safely. The dynamic wind pressure near the...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 01-30-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By Beni
Go with #4. Using more 3" will help reduce...

Go with #4. Using more 3" will help reduce pressure loss in the vent piping. The reason on not putting the vent near an inside corner is related to winds and wind pressure reducing the vent...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 01-29-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,941
Posted By Beni
Generally a water softener will remove iron as...

Generally a water softener will remove iron as well as calcium and magnesium. water softeners are generally sized based on the amount of minerals in the water. So your typical single family...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 01-28-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,373
Posted By Beni
That would be a problem.. Many floor sinks do...

That would be a problem.. Many floor sinks do come with a trap primer option "if specified". Oh I'm sure some engineers / designers would spec a trap primer on a floor sink. But you know, the whole...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 01-28-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,796
Posted By Beni
Yes agreed, height is not the issue.

Yes agreed, height is not the issue.
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 01-28-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,373
Posted By Beni
It depends. A few cities, well really the county...

It depends. A few cities, well really the county health departments as they are the ones permitting food and beverage licenses, do require the hand sink to be indirect wasted. But in 30+ years I...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 01-21-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,728
Posted By Beni
With the OPs issues, I might recommend using a...

With the OPs issues, I might recommend using a 1-1/2" p-trap for the three compartment sink. That would slow the sink discharge rate enough to allow the existing 2" waste to be used with the hand...
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