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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:46 AM
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Posted By phishfood
Christmas is about 50 miles by road from me....

Christmas is about 50 miles by road from me. Still some open country around there.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-24-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By phishfood
Use the gauge that should have come with your...

Use the gauge that should have come with your crimper to check your crimp. It is normal for the fittings to be able to rotate after crimping.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-23-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 392
Posted By phishfood
Start by shutting off the hot water, and checking...

Start by shutting off the hot water, and checking the toilet to see if it refills. If it doesn't, then it is connected to the hot water, and you don't have to worry about the rest of the possible...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-23-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,849
Posted By phishfood
Put some more silicone on it.

Put some more silicone on it.
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By phishfood
Richard Hilliard

A member here, I have been informed that he has left our company after a long battle with cancer.

May your next life be a fulfilling one.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-17-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By phishfood
And, replacing the valve means that you will have...

And, replacing the valve means that you will have a pressure balanced valve. Much better option.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-17-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By phishfood
I wouldn't do it for that price, and I live in...

I wouldn't do it for that price, and I live in Florida, which has a lot lower labor rate and cost of living that CT does.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-10-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By phishfood
There are two different types of systems. One has...

There are two different types of systems. One has a primary regulator, and then at second regulator at the building or at each fixture. It sounds like his system is like this. Smaller setups are set...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-09-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By phishfood
To the part in bold, that DEFINITELY isn't the...

To the part in bold, that DEFINITELY isn't the case in the plumbing field. With the exception of copper piping, and to a lesser extent galvanized, both for water supply, today's technologies and...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-06-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By phishfood
Yes, debris and animals can get into your sewer...

Yes, debris and animals can get into your sewer and cause a backup, if you don't already have one. If you do have a backup now or in the future, raw untreated sewage will flow out onto the ground....
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-06-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By phishfood
Another point to consider, is that someone who...

Another point to consider, is that someone who used to be licensed but isn't anymore, isn't taking the continuing education necessary to keep the license. While a lot of the CE stuff is a joke, it...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-03-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By phishfood
If you have 3/4" left of the wood, that should be...

If you have 3/4" left of the wood, that should be plenty strong enough. I have notched that much out of backing boards on many occasions.

Though, my experience with Price Pfister valves is that...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 05-03-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By phishfood
At 75 years old, you are probably not going to...

At 75 years old, you are probably not going to get it to unthread. A cutoff blade on a Dremel from the top, just underneath the top lip. I would replace the entire waste and overflow assembly.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-19-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By phishfood
Something doesn't look right about that basket...

Something doesn't look right about that basket strainer (the drain body that mounts on the sink itself). Can you get a better picture of just that?
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 04-19-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By phishfood
I am always learning new things, new ways of...

I am always learning new things, new ways of doing the same thing, etc.

Just yesterday, I a was trimming out a custom shower, with 3 flush fit heads on the ceiling. I was thinking that I was...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-18-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,849
Posted By phishfood
It's your house, so do whatever you want. ...

It's your house, so do whatever you want.


But doing a hack job didn't work the first time, why do you think a second hack job will be any better?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 04-09-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By phishfood
Frodo pretty much covered it. Though I wouldn't...

Frodo pretty much covered it. Though I wouldn't use a T&P valve to control the over pressure, I would use a pressure relief valve, kinda like this one:...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-30-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
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 03-29-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
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: 251
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: 275
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: 275
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: 247
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: 149
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: 390
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
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