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Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-24-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 104
Posted By phishfood
You are already as far as you need to go. Replace...

You are already as far as you need to go. Replace the cartridge in the bottom picture, right hand side. That will solve most problems you might have.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-23-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 491
Posted By phishfood
Kerdi has their own drain that solvent welds...

Kerdi has their own drain that solvent welds (glues) to 2" PVC. That is what you will need.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-23-2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 344
Posted By phishfood
I am with the supply house on this one. It...

I am with the supply house on this one.

It makes no sense to me to go through that much misery for a 13 year old water heater.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-21-2016, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 491
Posted By phishfood
IPC code allows 1 1/2" to shower drains now. And...

IPC code allows 1 1/2" to shower drains now. And that will easily handle the flow from a single showerhead. But over time, you will get hair and crud buildup in the trap and horizontal drain, bigger...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-21-2016, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By phishfood
I have not seen a standard crimped fitting that...

I have not seen a standard crimped fitting that WON'T spin. Nothing to be concerned with.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-21-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 344
Posted By phishfood
I have seen those nipples on the water heater...

I have seen those nipples on the water heater with the balls or flappers in them installed upside down, and that can cause flow problems.
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 07-14-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By phishfood
Soft grease blockages can be problematic to...

Soft grease blockages can be problematic to clear. Haven't had to cut one out yet, though.

Yup, the best way to clean out a grease blockage is to not put any grease down in the first place.
Forum: Septic Tanks 07-11-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By phishfood
On a properly sealed sewer OR septic system, you...

On a properly sealed sewer OR septic system, you should not be getting leaves in the drainage lines.

You have a main line blockage, as at least two separate bathrooms and the laundry have backed...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 07-11-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By phishfood
I generally recommend staying away from electric...

I generally recommend staying away from electric tankless. The electrical wiring necessary to make them usable is rather expensive.

A tank water heater outside is doable, but it will need to be...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-07-2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By phishfood
My way was easier and better.

My way was easier and better.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 06-27-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By phishfood
OR you could order it from Locke Plumbing, who...

OR you could order it from Locke Plumbing, who has been kind enough to try to identify it.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-27-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By phishfood
Give you a false sense of security.

Give you a false sense of security.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-26-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By phishfood
I think I have installed one Moen pot filler over...

I think I have installed one Moen pot filler over the years, but have never worked on one. But if Moen's general design principals follow into their pot fillers, I doubt it is anything that can be...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-26-2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By phishfood
Still need a Ptrap. That gadget that you posted a...

Still need a Ptrap. That gadget that you posted a link to is meant to replace the need for a trap primer, but I don't recommend using that in place of a proper trap primer
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 06-25-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By phishfood
I would first be looking at if the tank is...

I would first be looking at if the tank is delivering enough water quickly enough, and then checking to make sure that the drainage line does not have a partial blockage. Then move on to a possible...
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-21-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By phishfood
Where are you located, shawnsanchez? The...

Where are you located, shawnsanchez?

The reason I ask, is that leaded brass (brass containing more than .000something percentage lead) has been prohibited by US federal regulation for more than 2...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 95,698
Posted By phishfood
Went to a candlelight vigil in downtown Orlando...

Went to a candlelight vigil in downtown Orlando this evening.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-18-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By phishfood
A framing member attached to the studs. with a...

A framing member attached to the studs. with a wingell attached to that.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-14-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By phishfood
About 2 months ago you put a corrosive chemical...

About 2 months ago you put a corrosive chemical in your toilet tank. A couple/few weeks later, you started noticing rust stains in your toilet.

Coincidence?

Maybe. But probably not.
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 95,698
Posted By phishfood
I and mine are fine, I live about 30 miles north...

I and mine are fine, I live about 30 miles north and east of downtown Orlando.

I would encourage everyone to spend a few minutes to dig up names and faces of the people who lost their lives to...
Forum: Plumbing Products 06-12-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,080
Posted By phishfood
I would rather buy oversized equipment than buy...

I would rather buy oversized equipment than buy undersized equipment.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-12-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By phishfood
Your last post brought so much more into the mix,...

Your last post brought so much more into the mix, this is not something that is easy to diagnose over the internet.

I would be looking for either a very good service plumber, or a very good leak...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-12-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By phishfood
Remove the shower head and put a 1/2" galvanized...

Remove the shower head and put a 1/2" galvanized cap on the shower arm (use thread dope or tape on it). Pull the cover plate off of the valve, and then turn the valve on. See if you can see any...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-12-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By phishfood
Am I understanding correctly, that you have a...

Am I understanding correctly, that you have a drain that will already not handle the volume from the two fixtures that are attached to it, and you plan to add two more fixtures to it?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 06-12-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By phishfood
Is your shower valve located on this outside...

Is your shower valve located on this outside wall?

If it is, I would start looking for a leaking shower arm, which is the bent pipe that connects the shower head to the piping inside the wall.
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