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  • Posted in thread: Fitting to closet flange new construction on 06-23-2017 at 12:42 PM
    You want to prevent stoppages from fouling a vent. The vent for toilet was good. NOW Not so
    good.Run a second vent up into wall and connect to toilet vent above flood rim of toilet.Why
    the long 2" hor...

  • Posted in thread: Trying to repair a Toledo Port-A-Pony 68 pipe threader on 06-20-2017 at 03:16 PM
    I like That! "Just because" I sometimes take pleasure in breaking things down to see if I can
    fix them. Sometimes the parts you need to fix them are no longer available or you inadvertently
    destroy a ...

  • Posted in thread: Shower fixtures - Final Fitment / Pressure Testing on 06-18-2017 at 01:30 PM
    Don't be paranoid.I think about the same thing every time I screw a nipple into a wall and I
    can't see if it's leaking or not after I turn on the water. After 30 yrs of doing this I can
    only recall on...

  • Posted in thread: Toilet and Sink Suddenly More Difficult to Use on 06-17-2017 at 03:18 PM
    That can be a tough one to diagnose from here.Ask your neighbors if they notice anything
    different.I would start with checking the water pressure. That may be a little difficult, even
    for myself. With...

  • Posted in thread: Plumbing Question help!!! on 06-17-2017 at 03:00 PM
    Why is it desirable to drill holes for water supply pipe near the center of building framing
    members known as plates?A. The extra structure allows for larger holes.B. Centered holes can be
    drilled mor...

  • Posted in thread: Oakum Joints & Geneal Questions on 06-16-2017 at 01:46 AM
    The PVC drain:eek:What is the 3" copper above the tee, a vent or more fixtures above?

  • Posted in thread: Lazy Repair Or Just Bad Luck?? on 06-15-2017 at 05:17 AM
    I don't know what that mess is inside the PVC but that brass fitting is made to go over the
    PVC. There is a neoprene washer back past the grooves. Those are not threads for screwing pipe
    into but grov...

  • Posted in thread: Oakum Joints & Geneal Questions on 06-14-2017 at 01:20 AM
    NICE! :eek:Hope you fix that?

  • Posted in thread: Oakum Joints & Geneal Questions on 06-14-2017 at 12:45 AM
    To remove the lead, drill it out. You might have to cut the copper off close to the hub. leave
    enough to grab a hold of with some pliers.Or cut it close to hub then slice through the copper
    vertically...

  • Posted in thread: Water hammer: still knocking after installing arrestors on 06-12-2017 at 04:51 AM
    The arrestors you added are kind of useless.The 2 risers above the valve will work better than
    those things you added.If you replace them with 3/4" pipe, they will hold more air and work
    better as sho...

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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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