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    Sanitary tee under a toilet

    Where is the code that allows a sanitary tee under a toilet? Tennessee. And before I get a bunch of nay sayers. We been using it like this for 30 years. Only under toilets and vents. But I know some where in the ipc book. It says this.
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    How to automatically vent domestic hot water recirculation loop

    Also learned a long time to stop hearing the customer and start listening. Homeowner descriptions are very tricky. Do people normally see steam that builds in system.? No but they all do. This should be a normal system and he never have to bleed. But he is bleeding because water turns cold. With...
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    How to automatically vent domestic hot water recirculation loop

    Lol you don’t service those do you? They go out every 3-4 years cost a couple hundred. And pointless unless this is commercial ? Every faucet has a cold side. That’s just another financial burden for nothing gained.
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    How to automatically vent domestic hot water recirculation loop

    I just now sat down and studied your setup. Wow. Don’t be surprised If a pro wants all that tore out. That’s just insanity. The temp sensor should be tied in just before cold line. That cross over to allow you turn up temp and only use certain temp to elongate your hot usage. Those are trouble...
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    How to automatically vent domestic hot water recirculation loop

    Wait wait wait. Has anyone else noticed the cross over on top of heater hot to cold. Why?
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    How to automatically vent domestic hot water recirculation loop

    I will say. I haven’t seen an air gap installed since I was a kid. And even then it’s a vacuum breaker that allows water to be drained from a system. And also allow air to rise into a non flowing pipe to be trapped forever. Please send me a link to a plumbing fitting that knows the difference...
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    1960's era Speakman-Kent Shower Valves

    o sry read it wrong. The first hex nut is just a stem seal nut. (Packing nut)These older 3 handles were mostly tiled tight. Anytime the valve has never been broken loose. I have to expand hole to get to to next hex nut. The center tub diverter. Is more a pain. Mark maximum hole size with...
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    No cut bolts

    Hey extra. I used that ferrul puller yesterday. It’s awesome. Slipped right out like it was made for it. 22 years and I still learning. Thx.
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    1960's era Speakman-Kent Shower Valves

    So your fixed by your description on photo. But they have new dress up kits for those. Flipping seal over will create a emergency one night at the end of a shower. Please retrieve a new stem and seal. Good that you got seat replaced. That’s 90% of your leak.
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    Pressure relief Valve and some flex hose???

    Way back when inspectors were bribed anything could’ve passed. Yesterday our framing inspector passed a house 8” out of square. He said he doesn’t carry a tape he just observes. So yeah anything could’ve passed. Your new 90 rant is confusing. But yeah get some braided steel hoses and your good...
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    Sump pump died, got new one installed, running but not draining cellar.

    Yes call him back but under warranty. You paid him to fix the problem. Not throw money at it. If they don’t agree on phone. Then explain how they just lost a customer. Plus however many neighbors you can tell. I dunno how big your basement is. But a sump can pump like 25 gallons a minute. So...
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    No cut bolts

    .8 gallon per flush. Wow. That is low consumption. Let us know brand and how it works. American standard gives the tall caps away. But t bolts $1.75 and tall caps are $2. The no cuts are $4 something at my supply house. $.25 away. And no crescent wrench. Your hand tightening it. No way to break...
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    No COLD water - unknown cartridge

    Price Pfister 131770 Pressure Balancing https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076J4OBO/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20 This is the pressure balance separate from front cartridge. Goes with first link I sent. The second link Eleminates the need to buy separate pieces.
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    How to automatically vent domestic hot water recirculation loop

    Pump impeller bad and need new pump. But the whole 2 returns coming in kinda gets my brain hurting. I always have made a true loop single line. unless you have a solinode system to give flow to one side or the other. It’s hard to get perfect parallel system to draw perfect. Globe valves will...
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    No cut bolts

    NEXT BY DANCO Zero-Cut Bolts Toilet Mounting Bolts, Brass, 2-Pack (10770) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0158QXUPM/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20 Has anyone else found these little jewels for a plumber? I love them. Just had to make sure everyone knew. Someone finally answered our prayers and gave...
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