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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
comment How to fit a length of drainage PVC pipe between two existent fittings
Is this drainage or pressure pipe?
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.
Jan
20
comment Why don't I get water presure in my shower unless my bathroom sink is on?
Defiantly need some more information: When the shower is on and the sink off, is there any water flow? When the sink and shower is on, is the flow & pressure in the shower the same as before? Can you provided any further details on what pipe froze and the location of the freeze relative to the shower and sink takeoffs? Can you provide any details on what the fix consisted of?
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.
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
comment What are the three copper connections to my water heater?
Can you provide the make and model of your water heater?
Aug
11
comment How can I replace this water pressure reducing valve?
What is the range listed on the yellow tab on the PRV? Have you tried adjusting the pressure by turning the adjustment screw out?
Feb
25
comment How do I measure for a toilet rough-in?
To add: typically tank type toilets are 12" and flush valve toilets are 10".
Feb
18
comment How do I easily separate unglued PVC pipe from joints?
PVC fitting are also tapered which makes it hard to get the pipe all the way on when dry fitting (as well as taking them apart after). In addition, if you get any dirt/grit in the hub of the fitting, it will be that much harder to take apart. If you're having a hard time using just your hands, you an use a hammer to tap on the face of the fitting. Do this lightly and go all around the circumference of the fitting. If you hit too hard the fitting will misalign and get harder to remove.
Jan
10
comment What size hole do I need in masonry for an anchor that takes a 1/2" thread?
@0A0D: What type of anchor would you be using with these hangers?
Jan
7
comment What size is an ice maker connection?
Did you try to tighten the nut on the top of the valve? Do you know what the pressure is?
Jan
4
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
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.
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
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.