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Aug
16
answered Does it matter what kind of pipe is used for a sink drain?
Aug
14
comment PEX Manifold with existing piping?
I'm curious as to why you would need to install copper or pex with a 1/4" per foot grade. Is there a code requirement for this. Winterization can be addressed by blowing out the lines with air if that is the concern.
Aug
14
comment How can I attach a garden hose to my sink faucet?
Do you require the hose end to have tempered water, or is cold water only okay?
Aug
12
answered How to fit a length of drainage PVC pipe between two existent fittings
Aug
12
comment How to fit a length of drainage PVC pipe between two existent fittings
Is this drainage or pressure pipe?
Jul
31
answered Cleaning a very dusty garage
Jul
28
answered Can I count on being able to cut galvanized pipe to size?
Jun
16
answered Can I break up the floor of a raised floor basement bathroom without damaging the plumbing?
Jun
12
answered Sink tailpiece doesn't line up with trap
Jun
12
answered Can I use 1/4 inch copper tubing with a compression needle valve to run propane to a gas light?
Apr
24
awarded  Yearling
Apr
8
answered Bath tub spout rough in
Apr
7
comment Bath tub spout rough in
Take a look at this installation manual: totousa.com/Portals/0/ProductDownloads/…
Mar
10
comment What tool is used for this tight plumbing situation?
You can also use a pair of pump pliers and a screw driver. Put the ends of the pump plier's handles into the drain and use a screw driver placed perpendicular to the pliers between the handles as leverage to turn.
Jan
31
comment Do I need vents to devices in the primary waste line?
I agree with you. I just wanted to clarify your concern about wet vents and that "a momentary flood of water from an upstream fixture could result in an air pressure imbalance, sucking water or pushing water out of a trap" -- this is why the toilet needs to be the last fixture to drain into the wet vent.
Jan
31
comment Do I need vents to devices in the primary waste line?
As far as I know, most places that allow wet vents, require the toilet be the last fixture drained into the wet vent. They also do not allow toilets from more then one floor be drained into a wet vent. The original diagram violates both of these requirements. As for the concern with air pressure imbalance, wet vents are sized differently then vents or drain lines in order to ensure that they are large enough to compensate.
Nov
19
comment How do I secure a copper pipe going through a wall?
You can also use a non-copper riser clamp, just be sure to wrap the portion of the copper pipe that will come in contact with a rubber type tape such as electrical tape.
Oct
21
awarded  Caucus
Sep
26
comment How do I seal a garden hose against a nipple?
The picture of the 'nipple' you posted is not a barbed hose adaptor. It is a PEX by MIP (male iron pipe thread) adaptor. So if that is what your adaptor is, then that would be your problem.
Aug
12
revised What are the three copper connections to my water heater?
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