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  • Posted in thread: Noisy faucet on 09-26-2010 at 11:53 AM
    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
    the supplies...

  • Posted in thread: Hydronic baseboard too long on 09-16-2010 at 10:27 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 02:10 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 10:48 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 08-24-2010 at 11:33 PM
    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
    generally d...

  • Posted in thread: Recirc pump at full speed? on 08-24-2010 at 11:19 PM
    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 08-24-2010 at 11:09 PM
    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 01:44 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,
    Michigan. ...

  • Posted in thread: Drain Cap in Basement floor leaks when it rains on 07-21-2010 at 10:44 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
    rubber gasket...

  • Posted in thread: Washing machine plumbing on 07-21-2010 at 10:38 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...


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