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Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 08-29-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By AQualityPlumber
I would call the manufacturer. Chances are if...

I would call the manufacturer. Chances are if it's that new it may be under warranty. Call them first because they may send their own preferred vendor to fix it.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-24-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,231
Posted By AQualityPlumber
One of the pictures was correct but this mobile...

One of the pictures was correct but this mobile app isn't showing the pictures so just forget it.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-23-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,231
Posted By AQualityPlumber
This is all correct. You only need to make sure...

This is all correct. You only need to make sure that your y fitting for the 2" vent is rolled up 45 degrees that way it becomes a dry vent. This type of piping method is called horizontal wet...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 08-22-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By AQualityPlumber
Sounds like when you shut the water off your...

Sounds like when you shut the water off your galvanized piping could have let some scale fall off inside the pipe and clog up the new faucet. I fight this all the time since newer faucets have...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-06-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By AQualityPlumber
I don't see a 2" vent connection that you took a...

I don't see a 2" vent connection that you took a picture of. You have a back water valve installed.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 08-06-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By AQualityPlumber
I would recommend buying a toto drake toilet. I...

I would recommend buying a toto drake toilet. I have one in my house and although the fill valve will fail eventually the toilet has never backed up in 5 years. Just a suggestion though.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 08-06-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By AQualityPlumber
As far as the toilet overflowing, it would only...

As far as the toilet overflowing, it would only overflow if it was plugged up. Otherwise the water should just leak down the sewer.
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 08-06-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By AQualityPlumber
Yes it can, if you have a fill valve with a...

Yes it can, if you have a fill valve with a balloon on the end, it may get stuck against the side of the tank. I would test it a few times for obstructions. If it seems to long, you can screw it in...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-02-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By AQualityPlumber
Tanks continue to corrode as long as there is...

Tanks continue to corrode as long as there is water inside the tank. Although #2 is not doing much, it still has hot water flowing through it. That is what I mean by you are waisting the lifespan of...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-02-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By AQualityPlumber
This system is not setup very efficiently. First...

This system is not setup very efficiently. First of all the piggy back method is a waist of space. Just like stated above #2 will rarely operate. Infant it will not do much until #1 fails. If you're...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 07-28-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By AQualityPlumber
I would imagine it would. Larger the port, the...

I would imagine it would. Larger the port, the more flow. I am not sure if you will get more flow out of the cartridge though. If it is a modern cartridge it will have plastic ports for the water to...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 07-26-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By AQualityPlumber
You'll probably get more flow to the head but...

You'll probably get more flow to the head but your head will restrict the flow.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-25-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,698
Posted By AQualityPlumber
True wirsbo is not a crimp. It is an expansion...

True wirsbo is not a crimp. It is an expansion type of tool used and barbed fittings. You can usually rent the tool from local plumbing supply wholesale businesses like Ferguson. As far a knowledge...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-23-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,698
Posted By AQualityPlumber
Good luck. I'm constantly ripping out cpvc house...

Good luck. I'm constantly ripping out cpvc house that are failing.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-22-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,698
Posted By AQualityPlumber
Wirsbo is not a crimp system. It works on...

Wirsbo is not a crimp system. It works on expansion. All cpvc is junk. Wirsbo fittings are not restrictive like other pex systems. Do some homework on it.
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 07-21-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By AQualityPlumber
You are probably hearing an echo of the water...

You are probably hearing an echo of the water inside the pipe. It is possible that they did not vent correctly. Your tub is always going to do this, unfortunately there really is no solution. Keep...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-21-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,698
Posted By AQualityPlumber
I would never install cpvc in any potable water...

I would never install cpvc in any potable water system. It is the worst pipe. It will become brittle after a few years and crack and split at joints and stress points. Don't waste your time or money...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 07-19-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By AQualityPlumber
Definitely the flapper. Replace it and it should...

Definitely the flapper. Replace it and it should be good to go.
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 07-13-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,350
Posted By AQualityPlumber
OK, it kind of sounded like you dumped it into...

OK, it kind of sounded like you dumped it into the pump.
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 07-12-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,350
Posted By AQualityPlumber
One thing I would like to mention after reading...

One thing I would like to mention after reading your story is that now matter what you should not put any sulfuric acid based products through a pump or through a disposal unit. The reason is that...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-11-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By AQualityPlumber
A shower valve is responsible for temperature...

A shower valve is responsible for temperature control. A diverter is just what it says, diverts water from one shower head to another. Volume controls are simple on and off valves.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-07-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By AQualityPlumber
This is most likely caused by old galvanized...

This is most likely caused by old galvanized drain lines. I just posted an article about this. Even though the snake punches through the drain it is punching maybe a 1" diameter hole if you're lucky....
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-07-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,007
Posted By AQualityPlumber
How can I tell if my water and waste pipes are old and corroded?

This article's intent is to help you diagnose water quality and water pressure along with drainage issues with your potable water and waste pipes. Older homes built before the 1980's did not have...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-07-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By AQualityPlumber
Your layout looks fine. Depending on the...

Your layout looks fine. Depending on the jurisdiction with authorities code you could run all of the fixtures as a horizontal wet vent. This means you would only need a total of 2 vents. 1 2" vent...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-01-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By AQualityPlumber
I am not spamming, here is the link to the pipe I...

I am not spamming, here is the link to the pipe I speak of.
http://www.uponor-usa.com/Header/Systems/Commercial/PreInsulated-Pipe-Systems/Overview.aspx
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