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Forum: General Plumbing Help Today, 12:50 AM
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Posted By phishfood
That is no Moen that I have ever seen.

That is no Moen that I have ever seen.
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 101
Posted By phishfood
When you are piping in the overflow, use offsets...

When you are piping in the overflow, use offsets to make it line up properly for the tub and the washer that you are using. With the nasty fiberglass tubs, I will often use some silicone to make sure...
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 03-28-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By phishfood
it is really easy to add in an AAV, and will...

it is really easy to add in an AAV, and will bring the installation up to code in most places, and will stop that annoying sewer smell that an s trap tends to bring.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-25-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By phishfood
A toilet is designed to siphon it's own trap. It...

A toilet is designed to siphon it's own trap. It will do this no matter where or how you locate the vent. The only reason a toilet needs a vent is to protect the trap seal against positive or...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-24-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By phishfood
Please note, these answers are from FL code,...

Please note, these answers are from FL code, which is an IPC based code.

1. No you do not need to install a cleanout on a tub trap.

2. No you do not need to install cleanouts on vent piping....
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-23-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By phishfood
How deep/thick is the wall?

How deep/thick is the wall?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-23-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By phishfood
One thing I do a lot of since I have gotten into...

One thing I do a lot of since I have gotten into service plumbing, is repair/replace closet flanges. It is much easier for me(and cheaper for my customers) to do when I am dealing with a 4x3 flange...
Forum: Plumbing Products 03-22-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By phishfood
I don't like crawl spaces, either. But the...

I don't like crawl spaces, either. But the quickest, simplest, and BEST way out of this is to replace the tub drain
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-19-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By phishfood
And now my thoughts on it. Yes, this will...

And now my thoughts on it.

Yes, this will give you a reserve of waters. You would need to install a check valve on the main before the tank, so that it won't push back into the main when the...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-19-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By phishfood
I moved this to a more appropriate sub forum, so...

I moved this to a more appropriate sub forum, so our well and pump guys are more likely to see and comment.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-17-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By phishfood
If that doesn't work, try unthreading the...

If that doesn't work, try unthreading the escutchion that meets up to the tub deck. There are several varieties of trim that come apart in that manner.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-17-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By phishfood
Galvanized steel, and either run the entire trap...

Galvanized steel, and either run the entire trap arm in copper, or transition to copper with a male adapter into the galvanized 90 that turns out of the wall. You could use a cast iron tapped tee so...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-17-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By phishfood
He applied 10 PSI to an appliance that is...

He applied 10 PSI to an appliance that is designed to operate with ~ 1/2 PSI. That appliance cannot be considered safe to operate until it is repaired.

Gas can be extremely dangerous.
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 03-17-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 496
Posted By phishfood
For the price of a machine that is of the proper...

For the price of a machine that is of the proper size to snake a mainline with a full 3" or 4" head, and the danger of injuring yourself, I don't think it is worth it to DIY most drain cleaning...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-17-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By phishfood
The stove has already been damaged, and needs a...

The stove has already been damaged, and needs a professional to repair it. While they are out repairing the stove, have them install a new regulator for you. Gas can be extremely dangerous.
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 03-16-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 496
Posted By phishfood
Like John said earlier, the main line needs to be...

Like John said earlier, the main line needs to be snaked with a full size head. Probably through the toilet flange.
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 03-16-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 496
Posted By phishfood
Not to be mean, but no you haven't. The problem...

Not to be mean, but no you haven't. The problem is still there, with a hole burned through it. Next time it clogs up, the clog will be longer, and harder to clear.
Forum: Showers and Tubs 03-15-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By phishfood
Yup, that is a Moen Exact Temp volume control. I...

Yup, that is a Moen Exact Temp volume control. I have pulled them apart, but only when I was roughing them in, never to service them.

I have a gigantic adjustable wrench that I would use to...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 03-15-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By phishfood
Not doubting you. But I have seen a lot of Moen...

Not doubting you. But I have seen a lot of Moen shower valves, and I don't remember seeing this one.

Is this an Exact Temp volume control? The trim ring looks like it. If so, that ring will pop...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-14-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By phishfood
As a general rule, the only time I will use...

As a general rule, the only time I will use metallic drain pipe is when the pipe is located in a return air plenum. In your situation, I would use a plastic DWV sanitary tee, with a short section in...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-12-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By phishfood
Speaking from experience, it can be pretty hard...

Speaking from experience, it can be pretty hard to spot a crack in a PVC pipe with a sewer camera. I know a guy who does quite a bit of drainage leak locating, and he has a pretty elaborate system to...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-12-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By phishfood
Gas appliance venting is not my strong point, but...

Gas appliance venting is not my strong point, but looking at the termination of your water heater vent, i believe that it is a direct vent appliance, and so it meets code requirements for clearance...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-09-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By phishfood
^what he said. It is entirely possible that you...

^what he said. It is entirely possible that you have a dangerous situation occurring that the valve is protecting against.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-06-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
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, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
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...
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