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Jan
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comment How do I cap off an unused refrigerator water line?
@Steven I would agree too, but it would be best to still cap the end of the line to prevent any accidental damage.
Jan
4
answered How do I cap off an unused refrigerator water line?
Jan
3
comment Does Pex tubing have any advantages over copper?
While soldering may still may be the most common method of joining copper pipe it should be noted that alternates such as ProPress and SharkBite exist that do not require solder and flux.
Jan
1
answered How can I prevent spillage from my bathtub?
Dec
28
comment Should I use glue or o-ring joints on a buried PVC waste pipe?
No problem, glue is just easier as you don't have to deal with pushing the jacketed fittings together which can take some pressure. You should confirm that the pipe/fitting material is approved for your application with your local code.
Dec
27
revised How do I install a washing machine when the drain is 7.5 feet high?
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Dec
27
answered How do I install a washing machine when the drain is 7.5 feet high?
Dec
27
answered Is there any way to make a sink connected to a garborator drain faster?
Dec
27
answered Should I use glue or o-ring joints on a buried PVC waste pipe?
Dec
27
comment Is it possible to use a hot water recirculation pump with a PEX home run system?
Yes, the biggest advantage to a PEX home run is in the combined material and labour savings. All you need to do is layout where the fixtures are going to be installed and where the header is to be located and then no more measuring is required. Just drill holes and pull the PEX.
Dec
27
answered How do I replace a damaged valve on a water heater?
Dec
20
comment Why would cold water be introduced into underfloor heating system?
In addition, depending on location/year of install it is quite often the case that in a residential application no back-flow devise would be installed as there is no chemical treatment being added to the heating system and risk of back-flow is minimal. In a commercial application there would be chemical added and thus a reduced pressure back-flow assembly would be required.
Dec
20
comment Why would cold water be introduced into underfloor heating system?
All I am saying is that I agree that the valve shown in the photograph looks to be a pressure reducing valve and this would be expected in this application. However a pressure reducing valves should not be considered as a form of back-flow protection as they are not designed as such.
Dec
20
comment Why would cold water be introduced into underfloor heating system?
A pressure reducing valve is not a cross connection device and should not be considered as one. See my answer for explanation as it was too long to be posted as a comment.
Dec
20
revised Why would cold water be introduced into underfloor heating system?
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Dec
20
answered Why would cold water be introduced into underfloor heating system?
Dec
20
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Dec
3
revised How can I purge air from a baseboard heating system with the spigots on the wrong side?
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Dec
3
comment How can I purge air from a baseboard heating system with the spigots on the wrong side?
I would also question the location of the expansion tank within the system. See separate answer for explanation.
Dec
3
answered How can I purge air from a baseboard heating system with the spigots on the wrong side?