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    If Something Goes Wrong...

    Looks like american standard but not 100% sure. Did he replace the seat & stem or just the stem ? You can remove the diverter stem (middle of the three handles) without turning off the water to your home. Take diverter and trim to a real plumbing supply store for a replacement. ( not the big box...
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    Pressure problem

    Water service should be a minimal 3/4'' from the meter to the home. Post pics of what you have.
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    Bathtub faucet

    Sounds like the Cartridge has too much lubricant on it which is causing the cartridge to slowly close when turned on. Turn the valve on (hot water only) let it run for 10 - 20 min to see if it will wash some of the lubericant away.
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    toilet tank puzzle

    Take photos of tank inner parts as well as the pics you have to a real plumbing supply store ( Not the big box stores). I would do a major toilet rebuild. Replace the fill valve, Brass flush valve, spud, and offset flush ell ( or maybe straight flush ell). Make it a one time repair.
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    Vacuum Breaker Removal

    The vacuum breaker (BFP) set screw is design to breaker away when tighten. If you are handy with a drill drill it out or replace the hose bibb.
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    What is this part?

    Looks like a Anti-Sweat Valve to keep the toilet tank from condensating. Have valve replaced to prevent any condensation issues or possible toilet damage from hot water.
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    Thermal expansion tank

    Thanks for the CPVC heads up Phishfood. I am talking to other plumbing contractors in the area to ban together and put pressure on them to allow us to pipe to the exterior of the home. 1 out of 4 neighboring counties wants to be a D. Thanks for the feedback guys.
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    Water running into the bowl - not a normal cistern?

    Your fill valve seal and/or flush valve is probably bad or need cleaning. Do a search on Geberit Fill valve, Geberit flush valve, or Geberit dual flush valve. Hope this help. Don't find many of those stateside.
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    Thermal expansion tank

    We understand the indirect aspect . I see California UPC has something on w/h condensate drain. We are going off Florida 2010 IPC and don't have anything on it. The Head Inspector (in 1 county) tells me we do not have anything in our codes so plumb it to manufacturer spec. Manufacturer say...
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    What is this a result of?

    Too much flux.... Someone may have used too much flux during installation. If so, this is just the beginning of your leaks.
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    Thermal expansion tank

    Do you have a recir pump or using a small tank type water heater as a storage tank. If so, that could be the reason. I just had a pow wow with local inspectors about the hybrid water heater condensate drain. 3 out of 4 counties say its ok to plumb it to the exterior of the home like a a/c...
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    in search of Ejector pump

    Good choices Mr david.... I have put many Zoeller pumps in (ejection & sump) over the years with good sucess. Never liked the smell when replacing ejection pumps, but I guess it beats cleaning out large commerical grease traps. I think they are the worst.
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    Should I replace my water softener?

    I'm not a water softener tech, But I have installed, removed, & Flushed many plumbing system due to water softener resin bed failure. If your softener is 20 years old you should have it replaced. I think a average life of a water softener is 10 - 15 years with 20 years on the high end.
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    Hot water in toilet

    Turn off the rec. pump when you turn off the water to the water heater
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    New Pipe Hammer after installing an Expansion Tank

    If the valve at the tub is a pressure balance valve the valve has to sense hot & cold water pressure to operate. If you have replaced 3 water heaters in 5 years you have a problem that needs to be address. Something is causing the premature failure and it's being over looked.
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