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Forum: Project Display 09-19-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By Mr_David
Not sure a sharkbyte would work. Pipe has a badly...

Not sure a sharkbyte would work. Pipe has a badly pitted surface and the O-ring in the SB probably wouldn't make a seal.

That place was completely re-piped last year.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By Mr_David
here's link to cutting the cast...

here's link to cutting the cast ironhttp://www.plumbingforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2106

might be easier and less to cut out and install a NO-HUB cast iron wye fitting.
Then change to PVC on...
Forum: Project Display 09-19-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By Mr_David
How to weld corroded copper in the ground

Repairs to badly corroded copper found under concrete slabs can be very challenging.
A large percentage of underground copper pipe failures are on hot water lines.
This line here was badly...
Forum: Project Display 09-18-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 41
Posted By Mr_David
High Tech TOTO Electric Water Closet

Was going through my photos. Have few projects I wanted to show off.
Installed the TOTO Electric Toilet. w/ a remote control. :eek:

Seat opens automatically when you walk in to the bathroom. ...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-18-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 19,971
Posted By Mr_David
Ditto...want to see how it turned out...

Ditto...want to see how it turned out !!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:
Forum: Showers and Tubs 09-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By Mr_David
No! Not the same. Price Pfister is on the trip...

No! Not the same. Price Pfister is on the trip lever cover of the drain and has no relation ship to the Valve .
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-18-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By Mr_David
We can try to help. A drawing of what you have...

We can try to help. A drawing of what you have and what you want to do would help. pictures even better. Here's a link to an old thread we helped someone with a few years back. Lot's of good info...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By Mr_David
This is how I would explain it. Water does not...

This is how I would explain it. Water does not compress like air when you heat it. In a closed system, when water is heated it expands and creates pressure.
The basis of steam powered engines.
Try...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 09-18-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By Mr_David
A buildering contractor's Dream come true. ...

A buildering contractor's Dream come true.
When a customer has a problem and decides to fix it himself.
What happens is, you attempt to correct it yourself and fail.
The contactor comes in and...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 09-18-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By Mr_David
What is a JEEP Thrower. That something like a mud...

What is a JEEP Thrower. That something like a mud thrower or a really big fella that tosses Jeeps for fun?
Forum: Showers and Tubs 09-18-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By Mr_David
Looks like an American standard RENUE. the...

Looks like an American standard RENUE.

the seat is a barrel that should pull out with the stem.
you should be able turn the stem until it comes out if so put it back in and pull the seat out with...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 09-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Mr_David
Here you have to run it to the outside or a...

Here you have to run it to the outside or a drain.

Soft copper or any kind of flexible tubing is a no no as well.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-16-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 321
Posted By Mr_David
Nice job. Is that a baffle tee? ( funny side...

Nice job. Is that a baffle tee?

( funny side note: I had a tool supply store where someone installed a baffle tee upside down, for yrs they had this problem. When they use the disposal it would...
Forum: Showers and Tubs 09-16-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Mr_David
I use a 1/4" Erickson drain snake. I usually end...

I use a 1/4" Erickson drain snake. I usually end up cutting the head off and bend the end. trial and error with the bend to be able to get it to pop through the 90 on the p-trap. Cranking that drum...
Forum: Drain and Sewer Cleaning 09-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Mr_David
Plastic cap. drill a couple holes in it so you...

Plastic cap. drill a couple holes in it so you can get a hacksaw blade through it. Then just cut twice from the center to the edge like a piece of pie.

Be careful you don't drop the pieces down...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-16-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Mr_David
sounds right. You can increase drain size...

sounds right.
You can increase drain size going downstream and Vents pipe going upstream.

some old homes where built with 3" & 4" vent stacks but a 2" vent is sufficient for a toilet, sink, tub...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-16-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By Mr_David
use a street wye and 45 to make a combo ...

use a street wye and 45 to make a combo

Water flowing down that stack can back wash into the floor drain or even suck the water seal out. Just my opinion.

Also notice you have a union p-trap....
Forum: Toilets and Sinks 09-15-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By Mr_David
so you will get the jest of what SHR said. You...

so you will get the jest of what SHR said.
You can't see the vent
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-15-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By Mr_David
That might work The added weight and length...

That might work

The added weight and length on the wall fitting connection may cause a problem. The threaded end of the nipple may eventually break off inside the fitting. I've repaired a lot of...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-14-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Mr_David
Wouldn't hurt to much to open up that patch in...

Wouldn't hurt to much to open up that patch in the wall around the pipe.
May have been repaired before.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,391
Posted By Mr_David
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Forum: Toilets and Sinks 09-14-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Mr_David
No ,you cannot attach to flange. If you are...

No ,you cannot attach to flange. If you are eliminating the lower toilet you maybe able to use the toilet's vent for a stack if it is 3" or larger





Yes, you can use the same stack for the...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 09-14-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Mr_David
Yeah thanks .We hooked up with Grainer. That one...

Yeah thanks .We hooked up with Grainer. That one is discontinued and have a replacement coming in on Monday. It's an irrigation booster. Not sure why they need it though. The 1-1/2" back flow valve...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-13-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By Mr_David
Here's a claw tub I installed a few months ago....

Here's a claw tub I installed a few months ago. Not On a slab but not accessible from below once the floor was put down. the Tub was set and bolted down by others so the over flow was a little off....
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-13-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By Mr_David
I like the template you made. Once you poor the...

I like the template you made. Once you poor the slab there is no readjusting or realignment. you can braze the brass to copper but that kind of heat can crack the brass if not careful . Don't water...
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