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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.
Mar
31
comment Bar sink drain/vent
The vent needs to stay vertical until it passes the heigh of the sink's flood level rim (the level of the sink's rim where water would overflow if plugged). After that height, it can be run horizontally to the vent stack. The connection to the vent stack should also be above any fixture's flood level rim. (The gray mono-spaced text is done by formatting the text as code, I've updated your post's formatting.)
Mar
31
comment Bar sink drain/vent
That would depend. Where I’m from, if the wet vent is 2”, it can handle a total of 3 fixture units of load in addition to the load of the toilet. A bathtub and a sink are 1-1/2 fixture units each, so in this case it would work (as long as the bathtub pipe is 1-1/2"). However, the wet vent will not act as the vent for the sink so you would still require a separate vent for the sink regardless on how the drain is connected.
Dec
24
comment What pipe/adapter do I need to make this sink connect to this P trap?
To clarify: you do not connect directly to the ~2" outlet on the bottom of the sink. You would instal a drain assembly the same way as you would on a porcelain sink. The nut (part RP6140 in @Tester's image) would but-up to the underside of the ~2" sink outlet. Tightening it will compress the flange to the inside of the sink. Your p-trap is most likely 1-1/4" and a 1-1/4" drain assembly would fit though the sink's outlet.
Aug
29
comment Why would there be hot water through the cold water side?
What was the water pressure before the booster pump? And after? Also, are there any check valves installed on the cold feeding the hot water heaters?
Aug
28
comment Air handler condensation draining problem
@Tester101, The trap is not to prevent sewer gas in this application. It's purpose is to maintain separation between zones of different air pressure while allowing the condensate to drain.
Aug
27
comment What type of copper pipe do I need for a typical LP gas range?
Also note that if you do replace the copper tubbing with copper tubing: while they sell compression fittings that will fit the copper tubing, typically compression fittings are not allowed on gas. You should confirm with your local code, but it will most likely require flared or solder connections.