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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.
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.