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  • Posted in thread: Pilot Light on water heater on 05-24-2017 at 04:08 AM
    That heater is 14 yrs old. If the thermocouple was replaced and still going out, could be a lot
    of things. Pilot valve inside the thermostat. Check the vent.Length of vent has to be a minimum
    of 5Ft f...

  • Posted in thread: Blue-green pieces flowing out of hot water pipe on 05-23-2017 at 01:03 AM
    Does your water softener treat only the hot water or Both H&C?The green is usually caused by
    oxygen in the water causing copper oxide.But those chunks are not from that. Could be from the
    salt from yo...

  • Posted in thread: What did you do today? on 05-23-2017 at 12:35 AM
    Domino in his prime

  • Posted in thread: What did you do today? on 05-23-2017 at 12:15 AM
    hey Matt, Hope it's not to serious. Does that mean you're going to spend more time here.This is
    what I have been dealing with for maybe 6 weeks now.One of my dogs having trouble with an
    ear.First a tu...

  • Posted in thread: Need help identifying a manufacturer on 05-22-2017 at 11:22 PM
    Could be a Derslogenstrukel.

  • Posted in thread: Sweating copper near plumbers tape on 05-21-2017 at 03:14 PM
    WOW those instructions are pretty vague. They suck!!!raise the valve base. I would beef up that
    wood base and make it as stable and secure as possible.I think the 2-2/8" min is bottom of the

  • Posted in thread: No hub cast iron Imperfect vent connection on 05-21-2017 at 02:30 PM
    I never understood why cleanouts are necessary at the vent. Wouldn't you just snake the
    drain?The problem is the tub drain waste and overflow is only 1-1/2".You insist on using a 2".
    You get a 2 " hai...

  • Posted in thread: Pressure dropped in all of the apartment on 05-20-2017 at 01:41 PM
    Did you try calling the apartment building maintenance or management?Do you have your own water
    shut off to the unit?Do You have your own water heater or is it common to all units?Have you
    met your ne...

  • Posted in thread: No hub cast iron Imperfect vent connection on 05-20-2017 at 01:35 PM
    Add a cleanout on the vent at the wall if you can. You will thank yourself down the road.

  • Posted in thread: No hub cast iron Imperfect vent connection on 05-20-2017 at 01:30 PM
    .....................2'' trap arm max length is 5' upc codeand 6'' ipc codedepends on where you
    liveDavid has the answer, :D he also has the smallest damn picture :pNO FRODO!! You had the
    answer alrea...

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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!
November 28, 2016  •  04:16 AM
@mjz Inexperience along with the cost of material and labor is why they did not do it.
November 29, 2016  •  05:41 AM
Hi, I'm having the same problem - I could write the post, but now can't reply.
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...).
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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