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Posted in thread: Sharkbite vs Crimp? on 12-17-2015 at 01:49 PM
I bought a house with PEX 9 years ago, and I've been doing DIY plumbing using John Guest (or
Lowes equivalent) type press on fittings. The Shark Bite brand is a more recent addition to
Posted in thread: The squatty potty on 03-21-2014 at 02:07 PM
The girl on the front page sure looks happy. I find most toilets too low, especially modern
ones.And the water level is too close to the seat, if you get my drift.Edit: OK, I wasn't gonna
do it, but I...
Posted in thread: Kitchen Sink Clog Surprise on 05-20-2013 at 02:41 PM
I agree with phish, nobody wants to open a c.o. When your drain is packed with water gunk and
sludge. A c.o is fine there but I'd put one right after your t wye where the drain goes
vertical (fixture ...
Posted in thread: Kitchen Sink Clog Surprise on 05-20-2013 at 02:12 PM
OK, I see what your saying. I will make the switch. Then there won't be any low pressure dead
spots in the direction of flow. The downside is the cleanout will be 90 degrees from the
direction I'll pr...
Posted in thread: Kitchen Sink Clog Surprise on 05-19-2013 at 07:17 PM
I see your point about the wye (using it assbackwards). Wondering what I should have done
different? I thought I was being clever putting the cleanout there.Here's the offending
connection, shot from ...
Posted in thread: Kitchen Sink Clog Surprise on 05-18-2013 at 03:31 PM
That hot water trick sounds like a good idea. In that picture, I added a wye and put a cleanout
plug on the straight-away. It's hidden in the pic by the Freon line to the heat pump. I should
Posted in thread: Well system help on 05-17-2013 at 08:03 PM
I use a Russco spin down filter to get most of my sediment and sand. Then a pleated filter
after that. I'm guessing my pump is sunk too close to the bottom, I have to flush it almost
daily during the ...
Posted in thread: Kitchen Sink Clog Surprise on 05-17-2013 at 05:14 PM
Well, I finally have an issue I think is worth posting here. My house is 10 years old; I've
been here 5. Never had a plumbing issue until this week. The kitchen sink wouldn't drain. So I
pulled the tr...
Posted in thread: HELP - Planting trees near septic tank on 05-16-2012 at 02:37 AM
Get on with your life. I you can't flush a toilet 5 years from now, worry about it. With that
slope, I doubt you'll ever know you had a problem.
Posted in thread: Hot & Cold Water Lines Crossed? on 12-19-2011 at 07:10 PM
Sounds really frustrating. It's fun to think about how I might have tried to troubleshoot the
problem. Not so much fun if it's your problem to solve.I'm gonna guess that the cold water got
tied into o...