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  • Posted in thread: hot water at hose faucet on 04-26-2017 at 12:08 AM
    A mixing valve Tub/shower or single handle faucet can sometimes bypass through the faucet with
    out having to open the faucet. Old style Moen valves have a history of that occurring.It is
    more apt to o...

  • Posted in thread: Hot Water handle on Tub broke off on 04-25-2017 at 01:46 PM
    Price Pfister. Did you remove the screw from the stem?Take handle off turn the cap nut on the
    stem down over the coarse threads on the stem. then screw the cap nut back into the faucet.
    once the cap n...

  • Posted in thread: Finding model # for thermostatic cartridge on 04-25-2017 at 01:38 PM
    Sorry! I can't help with this. Not a clue. Good luck.

  • Posted in thread: Just had a new water heater installed... on 04-22-2017 at 01:43 AM
    I don't see any dielectric unions. Tempering valve a requirement there?Do you run your heater
    excessively hot and then temper it down to give you more hot water?Very uncommon here ,is why I
    ask. They ...

  • Posted in thread: Need angle stop 1/2 Cu in, 1/2 MIP out on 04-22-2017 at 01:11 AM
    Common 1/2" copper tube is actually 5/8" Look for 5/8 compressionHD calls them1/2 in. Nominal
    Compression Inlet ( 5/8 O.D. Compression )x 7/16 in. and 1/2 in. O.D. Slip-Joint Outlet.This
    will take a "...

  • Posted in thread: Removing Cast from Hub on 04-20-2017 at 04:04 AM
    Top of stack is two elbows feeding into one vertical pipeRight out of the elbow is a cast
    fitting with two smaller copper drains going into the sides.Your terminology is hard to
    picture. Maybe you're...

  • Posted in thread: No hub cast iron Imperfect vent connection on 04-19-2017 at 12:58 PM
    a couple question. Are you required to use cast iron pipe. after all that with the p-trap and
    vent, where does the pipe go I see a 90 turned down at the end. Does it turn again and change
    direction ho...

  • Posted in thread: ABS Drain Pipe Deterioration and Repair on 04-19-2017 at 12:34 PM
    I have never seen DETERIORATED ABS pipe. Cracked YES. Rust is from the wire maybe OR the pipe
    is cracked.If the pipe is cracked right at the hub of the fitting sticking up out of the
    concrete, you mig...

  • Posted in thread: 4 3 Closet bend flush with concrete on 04-15-2017 at 03:22 PM
    You're going to want the top of the closet flange flush with the finished floor.use 4"
    street/spigot x 3" hub closet bend. wrap the outside of the spigot with so some foam or bubble
    wrap. Then after y...

  • Posted in thread: Help with sink shut off valves on 04-13-2017 at 05:27 AM
    Go buy a supply and try it.I fell out of my chair trying to orientate the view.:)You can
    replace them. Looks like they are just screwed onto 1/2 IPS nipples coming out of the wall

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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.
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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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