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Apr
14
comment How to cut drywall over stud?
The thought is that if you used horizontal strips on the top and bottom, they can twist or rock when you apply force to the edge of the patched piece, resulting potential cracking. Using a long vertical piece should help prevent this as it is distributed over a longer distance perpendicular to the seam. For the best result, extend well past the hole allowing for multiple screws into the existing drywall at the top and bottom.
Feb
19
comment Is a P-Trap needed for dishwasher return line?
@RobotAndy Yes, that is what is being referred to.
Feb
18
comment Home Repair of Refrigerator Waterline
@Mazura - Completely agree. I think this portion of tube is part of the fridge. I've asked this in the question comments as well as provided a link to what might be the replacement tube part.
Feb
15
comment Home Repair of Refrigerator Waterline
Is this tube part that came with the fridge or is it the water line that connects the fridge to your domestic water? I ask because the 5/16 seems like an odd size. Have you looked at this: appliancepartspros.com/lg-tube-pe-5210ja3004k-ap4445606.html
Feb
15
comment Home Repair of Refrigerator Waterline
The tube label says that the outside dimension is 5/16 which seems like an odd size. Most hardware centres would carry 1/4 or 3/8 outside dimension fittings, not sure how available 5/16 fittings will be.
Feb
15
comment Home Repair of Refrigerator Waterline
The writing on the tube says that the material is polyethylene (PE) with an outside diameter of 5/16" (O.D5/16), and an inside diameter of 0.216" (I.D0.216"). It is rated for up to 170PSI (170P=) at 70°F (70F). It meets the requirements for plastic used with food (NSF-51) as well as drinking water (NSF-61). I believe that DMT is the manufacture.
Feb
10
comment Shower floor slope
I can't comment as to why your's has cracked; it could be a bad product, or a bad installation. As for the membrane layer, you'll need to search for what's available online or in your area. Different repair kits will come with different size patches. Shopping assistance is off topic, and I've never done this type of repair myself, however with the above information you should be able to source out something that will address your issue.
Jan
13
comment What is the minimum height for garbage disposal drain above the drain stub
Yes, anything below the drain (#5) will be filled with water as that is how a p-trap works. As stated below, installing a sanitary tee on top of the p-trap (#2) is all that is required.
Jan
12
comment What is the minimum height for garbage disposal drain above the drain stub
Where did you hear this requirement?
Dec
31
comment heating zone stays hot even when the thermostat isn't calling
Can you provide a diagram of the original setup? Also, can you clarify what the zone valves are? Are they 2 position control valves controlled by thermostats?
Dec
22
comment Connecting a water heater, what kind of fittings, valves, and adapters?
Valves are typically not put on the hot side as they are redundant. It won't hurt the system to have one but it's an unnecessary added cost. If you feel the added cost is worth it for you then that's fine.
Dec
8
comment Bathroom drainage: bath's water flooding shower
Is there a vent for the basin? If not this would be part of the problem.
Nov
20
comment DWV insert pipe into run
What you linked to would work and is what is used in such a situation. I do question how much heat transfer you would get doing it in the manner that you describe. See my answer for other options.
Nov
18
comment Can my water heater's relief valve discharge line and drain pan line merge into a common pipe?
In your case, are you referring to connecting condensate drainage from a mini split into another drainage system?
Aug
20
comment Brass central heating elbow joint leaking at connection to plastic pipe
There are many possibilities. I'm from Canada so I'm not sure what products are typically used in your area. It's most likely a type of PEX product. Not sure how much is accessible, but your best bet is to see if you can make out any markings on the pipe.
Aug
20
comment Brass central heating elbow joint leaking at connection to plastic pipe
Be sure to check what type of plastic pipe that is and confirm that it is compatible with the Sharkbite fittings.
Jul
19
comment Why is my shower not draining, even though there is no physical blockage?
Just to clarify vent distances. Codes are all different, where I'm from (Canada), the maximum length of a trap arm (the distance between the trap and the vent pipe) is determined by the slope on the trap arm, in that: the total fall of the trap arm cannot be greater than its inside diameter. The slope on 2" pipe is 1/50 so the maximum distance is 2.4m or 7' 10-1/2".
Apr
25
comment Why do my water pipes jump when running water?
Does this happen for both the hot and cold, or just one of them?
Apr
2
comment Bar sink drain/vent
I've updated my answer to account for the additional information provided by your photos and video.
Apr
1
comment Bar sink drain/vent
The link to the first picture is not working.