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    Replacing old water heater - T&P Release Pipe

    Thanks Frodo, that makes sense (I always appreciate the visuals you provide)
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    Is there California law regarding asbestos testing before plumber can inspect a leak?

    As a homeowner, every time I have moved into an old house (even if renting), I do lead and asbestos testing on certain surfaces of my home just for my own piece of mind. You can buy the kits at amazon and send them to the lab for analysis. I do old vinyl flooring, popcorn ceilings, attic...
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    Replacing old water heater - T&P Release Pipe

    This is the main thing I have had to learn while trying to decipher the codes. Many times they seem to contradict themselves, but this particular section of code is the one that taught me to separate the points from each other, because each is talking about something different. When it was...
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    Replacing old water heater - T&P Release Pipe

    Hi Jeff, The 6” distance from from the discharge to the floor is what I was calling an air break (gap). Sorry if my terminology was wrong. The point is that gap has to happen before any drainage to the outside. If that wording in #5 meant the TPR could be extended to the outdoors without an air...
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    Replacing old water heater - T&P Release Pipe

    Rickyman, I am in Florida and just replaced my WH, so even though I’m not a plumber, I recently became educated on this part of the code and asked about this because it seemed to contradict itself since plumbing it to the outside would negate number 2. It was explained to me that that sentence...
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    Best way to install this expansion tank

    Yes, I see both shut offs now. sorry, my mistake.
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    Best way to install this expansion tank

    I don’t want to highjack this thread from the OP, because I see there is an additional question about the vent that still needs to be answered, but I have a question for Frodo about the pic posted in message #9. It looks like the expansion tank is on the cold and the shut off is on the hot? I...
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    what supports do the pros prefer?

    This has been very helpful. Surprisingly 2” pipe supports are hard to find stocked at the stores, and I am in a big city. Ace and other hardware stores offered ship to store options but would take too long. Lowes had the best selection, but not much in stock, so I went with a combination of...
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    what supports do the pros prefer?

    oh, okay. I’ll look at them more closely. i definitely missed that. thanks
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    what supports do the pros prefer?

    I was originally planning to use these these, but it looks like they only work if the pipes are straight inline or perpendicular with the joists. I have a couple places where the pipes run at an angle across the joists and I can’t see how these would nail into the joists in that instance. Am I...
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    what supports do the pros prefer?

    Yes, I see how those would be better. I will research pricing and then decide. Thanks again
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    what supports do the pros prefer?

    Thanks for the reply. Would these work? They say plastic coated and aren’t too expensive. But you specified rubber. Does it need to be rubber not plastic?
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    what supports do the pros prefer?

    I was wondering what straps or supports are preferred for PVC horizontal waste lines. I was planning to use the gray plastic straps, but I have seen sturdy rigid hangers that look better. These hangers cost a fortune by the time I do one every 4’, but I will spend the extra money if that is...
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