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Aug
29
comment Hot Water Through 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.
Aug
27
comment What type of copper pipe do I need for a typical LP gas range?
I would be very surprised if copper was not approved for gas. There are issues with the type of fittings used when using copper for gas installations, such as compression fittings are typically not allowed (must use solder or flared).
Aug
27
comment Air handler condensation draining problem
Your best bet is to look up your unit on the manufactures website and find the installation manual. It should include information on how to size the p-trap to account for the unit's operational pressures. If they don't explicitly detail the p-trap, you should be able to get the operational pressure and use the article I linked to to get the dimensions.
Aug
27
comment Air handler condensation draining problem
If the compartment has a negative pressure, you should have a p-trap.
Aug
27
comment Air handler condensation draining problem
Do you have a p-trap installed on the condensate drain?
Aug
26
comment Bar-sink drain won't drain water
Can you clarify what you mean by "bar-sink drain cover"? A picture or link to the product would help.
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?