New answers tagged

1

Your burners probably need cleaning. Regardless of whether you are talking about the pilot light or the main burner, an orange flame indicates an excess of gas to oxygen. See, for example: https://www.hunker.com/12003355/why-is-my-gas-stove-burning-orange


0

This looks like my former house. If it is, I paid Culligan to install it. I used 50% liquid chlorine from pinch a penny pool company and 50% of water. The inside spigot, I used a water hose on for the salt water kidney shaped pool. I converted the pool to salt water. It was chlorine. The outside fiberglass tank, you have to open the valve and flush the ...


0

It could be air in the pipe system. A plumber should be able to fix this quite easily, and would be worth doing as this sort of problem could really get on your nerves!


1

Ok I figured out your sizes the gun takes a 1/2” BSPM thread Your link the male adapter 2.70 pound (your dollar? ) is the right one but there are 2 sizes FQCBM2 is a 1/2 BSP fitting so this should be the correct size. I hope this gets you all set up it looks like it should from both descriptions.


0

192oz * 0.06 = 11.52oz of chorine At 10%, you'll need 115.2oz (11.52oz * (100/10))


0

It's a ratio, 6 vs 10, 192 vs ?. 6/10 of 192 = 115. For a quick check, you'd expect 12%, double 6% to take 1/2 as much which is 96


1

That first post is looking pretty bad. Most deck lumber is not meant to have contact with ground/dirt. The concrete filled holes should have been higher than the existing grade and sloped away from the posts. Filling in the area you dug out will not solve the problem as water will still accumulate. Your best bet would be to get some concrete deck supports ...


0

You should be able to take the chrome cover off of the top. My guess is that you will find a nut under there that you can remove with a wrench. Since you are replacing the item you don't have to be too careful with it. I'd just grab it with a channel-loc and try to unscrew it. Last resort would be to cut the cover off. I'd use a Dremel but a hacksaw would ...


1

Not sure why you are fixated on your dishwasher but according to Google the average dishwasher uses about 6 gallons per cycle so this is really just a math problem. 6 gallons x 4 cycles per day x 30 days = 720 gallons I don't know if 4 cycles is normal for one day but even if you doubled that then you are still well below the quoted 55,000 gallons. There'...


3

To me it sounds like a leak. A dishwasher once take for the wash load (around 10L) just recycles it, then take another 10L for the rinse and for any additional rinse. (usually it takes less than 50L). In my opinion is a hidden leak (like a buried pipe) or just a toilet stuck flushing or with a worn gasket. In my case the high bill (100 m^3 excess over some ...


3

Do you have access to the water meter? Here in Australia we have meters which have a counter on them a bit like the odometer on an older car. The faster the right most dial spins the faster the flow through it. Turn everything off and watch how fast it spins. With everything off it shouldn't move unless there's a leak somewhere.


35

This is NOT intended use It's way too much water for any intended use. To give you an idea, the last time I saw a $700 bill, it was from a toilet at a rarely-used facility, which had a stuck float. The valve was wide open 24x7 for 2 months. That's the kind of flow we're talking about. For a dishwasher to have that much flow, it would have to be ...


15

To just answer your question about how much water your dishwasher uses, unhook the drain tubing for the DW and stick it into a big bucket so you can catch the water as it drains out. You might need two buckets, one for wash and one for rinse. The drain tubing disconnect easily from a trap or the disposal. Once you get all the water in buckets, just scoop it ...


6

that is a very large water bill. This size of leak could easily be in the pipes in the ground before they reach the units and after the meter. To test, turn off all the water outlets (normal situation & without any dishwashers or clothes washers running). Check your meter to see if its running or not. If not obviously running, record the value and come ...


20

First, it's almost certainly not the fault of your dishwasher. A dishwasher has to physically pump the water out of it, and they really only hold enough water to fill the bottom. If it started to fill completely, the water would leak out all over the floor - the seals are not designed to hold back that kind of pressure. The problem is most likely a leak ...


0

check for a leak. Make sure all tennants (how many?) are not using water and see if the water meter is still spinning. Sounds like a leak to me.


1

Your entire concept is bankrupt because you can't reliably heat the cabin. No matter what you do, when the cabin power/heat fails, the pipes will freeze. The problem is, the water pipe can freeze anywhere from where it first rises above the frost line underground, to anywhere in the cabin. Your frequent power failures are a deal-killer here. A diesel/...


0

You may want to consider plumbing in a special piping valve called a water hydrant. These are designed to have a handle at the top to toggle up that then lifts a rod inside the pipe to open a valve at the far (deep) end of the pipe. When the hydrant handle is toggled down the valve is closed and there is a side port at the far end that allows the standpipe ...


2

I suggest you build a well insulated box around the pipe from the ground to the floor of the cabin, then open the box to the cabin interior by replacing the floor over the box with a grille. The box should be made of masonry or other rot-resistant material. The bottom of the box should be set about a foot or so below ground level for a better seal. I'm ...


2

I have been dealing with the exact same thing in a larger building for several years. After 3 days, two different plumbers and a ton of money we finally figured out that all of our Moen shower valves had the wrong cartridge in them. We were putting in 1220 the brass cartridge and we really needed 1225 the plastic one that is 1/8" longer. Cold water was ...


0

I'd repeat what you did with the faucet but after removing the cartridge put a large bowl over the opening and then open the supply valve for the hot to flush out the pipe. See if it's the same flow as the cold. Then examine the cartridge and back feed some water through to flush out any debris. Also, many faucets have valve screens installed around where ...


0

Yes, there could be a connection between the two. In fact several things. Sometimes scale buildup (lime deposits) will occur especially in hard water areas. If the hot shutoff valve is old or your water is particularly hard you could have builup in the valve that is preventing full flow-through. Sometimes turning the main off and then on will loosen some of ...


0

Edit. Sorry, misread the question. One issue you might notice is that your hot water may take longer to come out of the tap. This would be more noticeable on long runs.


1

Not too hard to find the product that you need without having to resort to adapter fittings. See picture source link. Picture Source


0

Yes, that's a bit of extra plumbing work but you can upsize from 3/8" to 1/2" with a transition fitting and use 1/2" valves. I'm not clear why you can't find 3/8" sweat valves though. Any plumbing shop should have them as they are common.


1

The black sprinkler pipe is probably HDPE and not PVC so you need a different connection method than with PVC. Your best bet is to check with a local sprinkler supply company that can give you the right option for local requirements. Around here they use hose barbs and hose clamps but other places may require different connectors when transitioning from ...


3

The best way to prevent root problems is to replace old leaking cast or concrete pipe with plastic. Once glued there is no need to worry about plastic even when roots grow and buckle plastic (decades long process) plastic moves doesn’t usually break like concrete or cast that has many brittle joints that leak and draw the roots. If you have replaced a ...


Top 50 recent answers are included