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Posted in thread: Noisy faucet on 09-26-2010 at 12:53 PM
I couldn't really make out the "thunk" over the background noise of your dishwasher. However I
believe it is due to water hammer. Install some water hammer arrestors under the sink before
Posted in thread: Hydronic baseboard too long on 09-16-2010 at 11:27 PM
Tin snips work great for that.Make sure they are sharp. I recommend "practicing" on the old
stuff just so you can see how it's gonna go.Also, be sure to install a "bleeder" 90 on the
farthest turn fro...
Posted in thread: Ejector pump basin lid on 08-29-2010 at 03:10 PM
Looks like a standard lid.They are made of plastic now.Go to your local plumbing supply with
the diameter and see if you cant get matched up. You may have to move some pipes a little but
shouldn't be ...
Posted in thread: Hot or Cold? on 08-25-2010 at 11:48 AM
What kind of water heater is it?Define "first time it had been on".How far from heater to
Posted in thread: New Construction (shoddy plumbing) on 08-25-2010 at 12:33 AM
Not making excuses for the guy here but....Underground plumbing is difficult. Muddy, wet, and
sloppy tools can lead to muddy, wet, and sloppy vent (I'm assuming its a vent) pipes. Its also
Posted in thread: Recirc pump at full speed? on 08-25-2010 at 12:19 AM
Piping a Rinnai with a 10-12 gallon buffer is in my opinion the very best method with a
re-circ. The small tank is economical to run and service. It also relieves the "cold water
sandwich". The Grundf...
Posted in thread: Water softener sending debris through pipes? on 08-25-2010 at 12:09 AM
Are you sure it's salt?Could it be dip tube?
Posted in thread: Best Way to Repair Leak in 4" PVC Sewer Drain on 08-18-2010 at 02:44 AM
Yeah, you gotta cut it out and glue in a new fitting.As a side note I noticed you said "Fernco"
Majak. I thought for sure that was only a Detroit term. Fernco's originated here in Ferndale,
Posted in thread: Drain Cap in Basement floor leaks when it rains on 07-21-2010 at 11:44 AM
Its a storm drain and its full of roots.The wing nut is what we call around here an expansion
plug. If I cut out a threaded cap and the threads get trashed in the process, this cap has a
Posted in thread: Washing machine plumbing on 07-21-2010 at 11:38 AM
You are correct Phish. By making it a closed system you are connecting the water supply of the
house to the sewer.The "Air Break", is a necessary design for backflow prevention, not letting
air into t...