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  1. L

    Have you see type of pipe before?

    We bought our house last year. It’s 100 years old, runs off a well, and the majority of the plumbing was updated to plastic give or take ten years ago. I’ve had two joint blowouts in less than a month. First- these are pretty epic failures. What causes blowouts in the pipe AND the fittings...
  2. G

    Connecting Home Propane Tank to Outdoor/Wok Burner

    I thought this would be easy, but its presenting some challenges... My house came with a home propane tank and a quick connect fitting on the deck, presumably for hooking up a grill. I have a wok burner that i would like to plug into that fitting. The Wok burner has what I believe to be a...
  3. J

    Stainless Steel Fittings?

    Found some new fittings at auction near me. Anyone have any experience with this brand? What makes the stainless steel fittings so special? Would this be bad for residential? I'm renovating and any help is appreciated. Thanks...
  4. P

    Is this product suitable as a solvent cement for abs pipes?

    I have this at home: and I need to solvent-weld these abs drain piping...
  5. E

    Sharkbite wont go on.... ??

    Got a 1 1/4" SharkBite brand coupling that doesn't seem to like pex pipe. I had to pound it on with a 2# dead blow hammer. Is that even close to normal? I'm using the copper inserts that were the ones recommended when I bought the fitting. Beating the other pipe in with a hammer will be...
  6. Dutch Stiphout

    Need help tapping into supply line; threads don't match

    I am tapping into my toilet's water supply line to provide water to a bidet toilet-seat. The 1/2 in. fittings supplied with the bidet would work on the fittings inside my toilet... but I can't reach them. The toilet is installed too close to the wall. But the valve at the wall is accessible...
  7. BuenaVistaCrew

    Idea for Connecting Concrete Pipe to PVC

    We’re replacing a stretch of cast iron pipe with PVC. This stretch of new PVC pipe will connect with the main, which is concrete. However, connecting them seems to be tricky; the concrete pipe entrance is 4 inches on the inside but 8 inches on the outside. I’d like to know if it would be...
  8. W

    Threaded Trap Adapter part ID?

    Hi all, and thanks in advance for any help. I'm having trouble finding replacement parts for some damaged adapters. We have a two-basin sink, so a simple NPT x hub adapter isn't ideal, for maintenance/easy removal reasons. It is a gasketed compression fitting, wherein there is a lock nut...