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Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,310
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Posted By phishfood
Yup, it was a good day, and I had a good time. ...

Yup, it was a good day, and I had a good time.

That is, until my son borrowed my wife's truck and tried to push over a 18" longleaf pine with the front end of it. I think that pine tree is still...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-28-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 374
Posted By phishfood
It does not appear to me to have an approved...

It does not appear to me to have an approved backflow prevention device installed to separate the potable water from from the pool.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-27-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By phishfood
Put a 1/2" pipe nipple with a cap on it into the...

Put a 1/2" pipe nipple with a cap on it into the wingell, and turn the pressure on. If there is a problem with the connection in the wall, it should show up.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-27-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 374
Posted By phishfood
Note to all, this following post is from a...

Note to all, this following post is from a member, not from my position as a moderator.

"Hello, ChrisM."

In this case, as in all other cases in which you choose to comment, you are "The...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 06-26-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By phishfood
I have always heard wells that don't need a pump...

I have always heard wells that don't need a pump to bring water to the surface called "flowing wells", as speedbump mentioned.

However, a quick definition search seems to show that an artesian...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-26-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 374
Posted By phishfood
This is just my opinion, for what that is worth. ...

This is just my opinion, for what that is worth.

Each and every trade professional needs to do their very best to maintain the safety of their customers. We don't always have the benefit of...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-25-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By phishfood
I don't see any pic, or a link to one.

I don't see any pic, or a link to one.
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 51,589
Posted By phishfood
Yes, a parachute. Collect your prize upon landing.

Yes, a parachute. Collect your prize upon landing.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-22-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By phishfood
I have an inspection camera that I sometimes use...

I have an inspection camera that I sometimes use through small holes in walls and ceilings, it has saved quite a bit of drywall destruction.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-22-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By phishfood
Use drainage fittings, not pressure fittings. If...

Use drainage fittings, not pressure fittings. If you can use a 45 degree bend instead, that is better.

If I understand correctly, you are wanting to turn horizontal, not vertical. In general,...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-21-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By phishfood
It looks like there are other fixture draining to...

It looks like there are other fixture draining to it as well. From what I can see, there is no trap. The AAV is a cheapie, and is underneath the house, where it can release sewer gas or leak without...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-20-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By phishfood
I think that pipe is 1 1/2"..... It all...

I think that pipe is 1 1/2".....

It all needs to come out and be replaced.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-19-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By phishfood
The house may have been built in the "40's, but...

The house may have been built in the "40's, but that was handyman-hacked in much later, probably in the 90's. I would consider calling a plumber in, as I am thinking you have problems with more than...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,726
Posted By phishfood
If it is outside, I wouldn't want to be working...

If it is outside, I wouldn't want to be working there while a roofing crew is removing tile. Those jokers generally don't look before they start throwing things off the roof.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-14-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By phishfood
Depending on exactly how quickly you need to fill...

Depending on exactly how quickly you need to fill those tanks, you might need to do both.

But definitely, changing the water meter to 1 1/2" without also changing the service line will not do any...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-14-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By phishfood
An apartment property company in my area quit...

An apartment property company in my area quit using undermount sinks with their granite tops because of this exact problem.

It takes a decent amount of time and work to install an undermount sink...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-12-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By phishfood
Or just replace the flush valve and flapper.

Or just replace the flush valve and flapper.
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 06-10-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By phishfood
It sounds as though you have a house trap. ...

It sounds as though you have a house trap.

I am not from an area that has house traps, but my understanding from experienced drain cleaners who are from such areas is that it is usually possible...
Forum: Septic Tanks 06-07-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By phishfood
Call in a plumber or septic contractor with a...

Call in a plumber or septic contractor with a camera and a locator. Make sure that they have that capability before you have them come out.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-07-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By phishfood
Under IPC, the water service and sewer line need...

Under IPC, the water service and sewer line need to be separated, unless the water line is at least 12" above the sewer line, and on a shelf excavated on the side of the sewer trench. Just keep them...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-07-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By phishfood
As I recall, they would leak around the stem, in...

As I recall, they would leak around the stem, in what would normally be called the packing. We went to CPVC solvent weld ball valves. The ball valves perform OK, if they are installed correctly.
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,726
Posted By phishfood
Very nice looking work, Ale! Was the welding...

Very nice looking work, Ale!

Was the welding done on site, or pre fabricated elsewhere?
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 06-07-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By phishfood
Did they thoroughly flush the hot water tank when...

Did they thoroughly flush the hot water tank when they serviced it? If the tank has not been flushed regularly, it will take a bit of flushing to get all of the sediment and rust out of the bottom of...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-07-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By phishfood
Yes, I have seen this happen on more than one...

Yes, I have seen this happen on more than one occasion. The best way to avoid this is to keep the innards of the toilet tank in good repair, and fix any piping issue that may cause repeated clogging.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-07-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By phishfood
When I first got into plumbing 20+ years ago, the...

When I first got into plumbing 20+ years ago, the company I was working for at the time used something that looked similar in CPVC. They were garbage, and they quit using them rather quickly.
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