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  • Posted in thread: Help in identifying roman bath faucet on 12-08-2016 at 04:54 AM
    Are you seriously asking someone to identify the spout with that photo.That's like saying the
    guy that just robbed you was wearing a black hoody.HOW ABOUT A PHOTO OF THE WHOLE SPOUT AND THE
    FAUCET HAN...

  • Posted in thread: How bad is this plumbing? on 12-08-2016 at 04:19 AM
    Those are John Guest fitting.We use those to make repairs to polybutylene systems. I just used
    a couple 90's today. We do not guarantee any repairs made with those.We do recommend re-piping
    the system...

  • Posted in thread: What did you do today? on 12-03-2016 at 12:40 AM
    I am sitting in the emergency waiting room right. I fell from my garage ceiling and landed on
    my head. It's pretty hard so I think I'm okay. They want to run a catscan just to be safe. I
    took an ambul...

  • Posted in thread: Bell & Gossett series 100 pump gaskets on 12-02-2016 at 03:32 AM
    :eek: Holy Cow. That's a lot of pump for a recirc line to a standard residential water heater.
    That would be something I'd see on a commercial boiler.when you get ready to replace it use a
    Grundfros. ...

  • Posted in thread: Hot water occasionally doesn't come out of shower on 12-02-2016 at 03:00 AM
    A lot of shower valve have a balance spool in them and maybe hanging up. replace the cartridge
    assembly.

  • Posted in thread: Broken PVC Toilet Flange on 12-02-2016 at 02:55 AM
    Inside pipe cutteruse this to trim the top of the flange even with the hub that it is glued
    into.This will expose the glue joint between the 2 fitiingsThen make 2 vertical cut in the
    inside of what is...

  • Posted in thread: Toilet tank leak: flapper not centered on 12-02-2016 at 01:58 AM
    How tight is the chain, it looks tight in the picture. the flapper should self center on the
    opening when closing. To me it looks like the chain is to tight and keeping it off center.You
    just might be...

  • Posted in thread: gate valve vs ball valve - hot water pump on 12-02-2016 at 01:54 AM
    I'm waiting to receive flange gaskets before I dismantle the setup.Good foresight.

  • Posted in thread: gate valve vs ball valve - hot water pump on 12-01-2016 at 02:40 PM
    Use a quality ball valve. If it's a cheap import the stems break.install valve at heater and
    drain between valve and pump

  • Posted in thread: Bathroom Wet Venting on 11-30-2016 at 01:40 AM
    What code are you using?Different strokes for different folks?I was curious about which states
    follow which plumbing code and found this on the forums at terrylove.com and filled in and
    changed based ...

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November 26, 2016  •  10:54 PM
I tried replying to you on the forum, but I am not "permitted" to write a reply. Don't know why since I was able to post in the first place. Just wanted to thank you for your suggestions! Makes perfect sense. I don't know why the plumber who installed the system didn't put in that valve in the first place!
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November 28, 2016  •  04:16 AM
@mjz Inexperience along with the cost of material and labor is why they did not do it.
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November 29, 2016  •  05:41 AM
Hi, I'm having the same problem - I could write the post, but now can't reply.
Posted: 
November 29, 2016  •  07:02 PM
How do we get this fixed? I am unable to post - I wanted to include a photo of my current installation. It seems it should be easy to "reverse" the shutoff valve with the hose bib. In this way I would be able to isolate the loop, and then run hot water back through the loop out the hose bib and clear any air (if any...).
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November 29, 2016  •  07:04 PM
@Mr_David - I am unable to post in the forum for some reason. I was allowed to do the initial post (thanks for your reply!), but that's it. I want to post a picture so you can see how it looks currently.

I do suspect an air lock, but it's not 100% locked up. Water will flow through the loop, just painfully slow.
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