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Forum: General Plumbing Help Today, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By phishfood
The only other option I can give you I already...

The only other option I can give you I already mentioned in post #4.
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 39
Posted By phishfood
Can you confirm that it is in fact copper pipe? ...

Can you confirm that it is in fact copper pipe?

The best and most permanent fix, and the one I would really want to perform if I were tasked with such a repair, is to open the wall and replace...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 39
Posted By phishfood
Oh, Boy. That doesn't look anything like...

Oh, Boy.

That doesn't look anything like fun.

From your pictures, that looks to be a badly corroded copper drain pipe. The first attempt would be to carefully trim it back to square with a...
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 36
Posted By phishfood
30 feet of height will cause a pressure loss of...

30 feet of height will cause a pressure loss of 13 PSI. Measure the pressure at a hosebib on the ground floor. 40 PSI at the fixture is generally sufficient, you can get by with 30 but you won't like...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By phishfood
I can't remember the last time I didn't have to...

I can't remember the last time I didn't have to trim sheet metal to clear the trim plate for the electrical outlet.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-29-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By phishfood
Some companies will pay for the apprenticeship...

Some companies will pay for the apprenticeship class, others won't. I was lucky enough to stumble into my first company that did pay for the class and encouraged it's better helpers to go through it.
Forum: Plumbing Tools and Equipment 10-29-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By phishfood
Most of the Bosch tools I have bothered to look...

Most of the Bosch tools I have bothered to look at were made in Germany. I don't know that I have ever looked at one of their cordless tools, though.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-29-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 639
Posted By phishfood
On an 1 1/2" trap arm, which is from the trap to...

On an 1 1/2" trap arm, which is from the trap to the point where it connects to the vent, it can run no more than 5' and have no more than 1 1/4" inches of total fall.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-29-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 639
Posted By phishfood
The tub can vent through the lav. Don't need to...

The tub can vent through the lav. Don't need to add an additional vent just for the tub.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-29-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By phishfood
I haven't seen one of the newer Price Pfisters...

I haven't seen one of the newer Price Pfisters that I like, and I am very suspicious of the new Moen kitchen sink cartridges. I don't see why they had to change from the old version, it was...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-28-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 639
Posted By phishfood
Florida, where I am at, uses IPC as well. ...

Florida, where I am at, uses IPC as well.

One word of caution, different areas can, and do, amend the code as they see fit.

Under FL style IPC, the tub trap arm can be 1 1/2", the lavatory...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-28-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 639
Posted By phishfood
Your first picture, and you don't need a vent on...

Your first picture, and you don't need a vent on the shower arm. You really don't even need the 3" vent before the toilet.
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By phishfood
I am willing to bet that you are low by a...

I am willing to bet that you are low by a significant multiplier.
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By phishfood
Or, he could go ask the plumbing contractor that...

Or, he could go ask the plumbing contractor that he will need to hire.
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By phishfood
That is complete and total bull poop. ...

That is complete and total bull poop.

Someone who has only done service plumbing would be totally and completely lost on much of the new construction that I have been involved with. Just like...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-27-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By phishfood
DO NOT put chemical drain cleaner in metallic...

DO NOT put chemical drain cleaner in metallic drain piping systems. The chemicals tend to eat away at the inner wall of the pipe and will cause either rough pipe that collects debris or even eat...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-21-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By phishfood
I would try to sell them on a cleanout install.

I would try to sell them on a cleanout install.
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,375
Posted By phishfood
branch.....

branch.....
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-18-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By phishfood
When the water heater heats cold water, the water...

When the water heater heats cold water, the water expands. This increases the pressure in the system, since the PRV will stop the pressure from backing out into the main. Without an expansion tank or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,797
Views: 35,404
Posted By phishfood
By hand? How deep? How was the dirt?

By hand? How deep? How was the dirt?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-18-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By phishfood
Do you have an expansion tank or expansion valve...

Do you have an expansion tank or expansion valve on your water heater? If not, that is likely the cause of this. Even if you do, the pressure in the system will still tend to rise somewhat.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-18-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By phishfood
It is weird, all of the different opinions on...

It is weird, all of the different opinions on galvanized or black steel. I have taken some pretty heavy grief when I have shared pictures of galvanized gas piping other places on the interwebs. Some...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-18-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By phishfood
It could be a leak. It also could be color...

It could be a leak. It also could be color seeping from wooden shims, if he used them to steady the toilet when he set it in place.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By phishfood
If I go into a mess like that, you bet it is...

If I go into a mess like that, you bet it is going to be expensive.

While I don't like getting sewer juice on me, sometimes that is part of the job. I do everything within reason to keep it off...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 10-18-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 548
Posted By phishfood
The vent rolled up doesn't help you out under FL...

The vent rolled up doesn't help you out under FL code, either. If the vent is horizontal and is not at least 6" above the rim of the fixture, it needs to have another fixture draining through it.
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