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  • Posted in thread: Two Master Drain pipe vents in front of house? on 04-20-2015 at 12:39 AM
    You could have two drains that connect outside of the house and the pipes shown are fresh air
    inlets. The mission band (no-hub) couplings that are visible in the picture can be removed so
    that the sew...

  • Posted in thread: Mysterious Painted Orange Pipe in Utility Room on 04-19-2015 at 04:58 PM
    Wish I would have seen this post before to give a quick answer. Just a FYI to members and
    visitors to the forum. Radon venting on the interior of homes is painted orange so that they
    are not confused ...

  • Posted in thread: Minimum Roof Vent Pipe Diameter on 04-19-2015 at 03:58 PM
    If this is a sump pit for french drain, then no vent is needed. You can seal the pit air tight.
    If it's for sanitary or building drain, the minimum size is 2" vent and can be connected to the
    rest of ...

  • Posted in thread: Kitchen sink pipe on 04-19-2015 at 02:39 PM
    The screw that compresses the basket strainer is threaded from the top like this.

  • Posted in thread: Flexible Pop-Up Sink Drain Leaks on 04-17-2015 at 11:37 PM
    Pictures always help to get a better idea of what the situation is and also how to solve it.

  • Posted in thread: Drain Flies on 04-11-2015 at 12:47 AM
    House traps were very common at one point. Now our generation of plumbers get to make a living
    digging them up and eliminating them because they plugged so much.I won't hijack this thread
    with another...

  • Posted in thread: Drain Flies on 04-10-2015 at 02:33 PM
    Speedbump mentioned the wax ring. Did you tape around the base of the toilet where it meets the
    floor or pull it and reset with a new wax ring?

  • Posted in thread: weight activated valve on 04-09-2015 at 07:08 PM
    google, cooling tower make up water, if you want to see a whole bunch of different options.
    from manual, mechanical, automaticYup. Plenty of cooling towers here.

  • Posted in thread: Water Heater Replacement on 04-04-2015 at 09:17 PM
    Water heaters come with a temperature and pressure (T&P) relief valve in the box. It's part of
    a standard installation. Now they may also be talking about a thermal expansion valve and not a
    T&P valve...

  • Posted in thread: weight activated valve on 04-04-2015 at 04:59 PM
    That's kinda like how a toilet tank refill works, yes? Interesting...very interesting.

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