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Posted in thread: hot water problems on 12-05-2013 at 12:53 AM
Turn the kitchen sink on for hot water. You said it won't get hot.While it's running, go to the
heater and feel if the hot outlet pipe is getting hot and cold is cold.Open bathroom faucet
that you sai...
Posted in thread: hot water problems on 12-05-2013 at 12:40 AM
Maybe posting some pictures of the tank and surrounding piping would give a hint as to what is
happening. If it was an even swap with no alterations to the piping it could be tough to figure
out over ...
Posted in thread: For the love of Pete--pls help-roots on 12-05-2013 at 12:36 AM
We tell most people who visit the forum with concerns about pricing to get several quotes, at
least three. More if you still feel uncomfortable with pricing. It's important to get an idea
of what your...
Posted in thread: What's this plumbing piece? on 12-04-2013 at 11:25 PM
Thanks everyone.If I go with the brass nipple how to I cover up the connections since it will
be quite a way from the finsihed wall...the entire length of the fitting.That depends on how
close the fem...
Posted in thread: What's this plumbing piece? on 12-04-2013 at 12:12 PM
As phish pointed out, if you have a 1/2" female in the wall and a 1/2" female i the adapter
then what you need is a 1/2" brass nipple in between. The spout should then go onto the
adapter. I'm not sur...
Posted in thread: Pressure drops and low water flow at home on 12-04-2013 at 10:55 AM
As John said, it sounds like a volume issue, but I feel that I should add that if this is a
newer house and the problem has existed for a while that there could also be a kink in the
service line. I h...
Posted in thread: Why do new washers require a 2" stand pipe. on 12-03-2013 at 11:05 PM
All washing machines have always required a 2" standpipe and drain unless discharging into a
laundry tub. Without proper sizing and length you will have suds overflow from the top of the
Posted in thread: Sick of bamboo floor fumes problem on 12-03-2013 at 03:30 PM
I was wondering why new life was given to this old thread.Very interesting and valuable info.
Posted in thread: hot water problems on 12-03-2013 at 03:23 PM
Also, is this an electric hot water tank? If so, did you fill the tank full with water before
turning the power on to it? If not, the element(s) may have been damaged or there may be
Posted in thread: $47,000 for a Complete Repipe??? on 12-03-2013 at 03:17 PM
Costs are all relative to different areas. With the addition of drywall patching and no on site
inspection or familiarity of what local codes will require for the work, it's hard to say if
$47,000 is ...