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    Thanks for the quick response and the excellent...

    Thanks for the quick response and the excellent forum. It's been an invaluable resource that is much appreciated.
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    Thanks very much. I fluxed and soldered and...

    Thanks very much. I fluxed and soldered and tried to err on the side of more flux when in doubt.

    I'll get everything connected and keep an eye for the rest of the week.

    How about the valves,...
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    Sweat quality control

    I'm working on a kitchen remodel, which is the first real plumbing I've done. The house has 1/2" copper pipe for water and PVC for waste. I've been reading and watching all I can on-line about...
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    Gary, thank you very much for the information. I...

    Gary, thank you very much for the information. I will look to put in a PRV after my outside faucet line but before everything else.

    Can you expand on pressure vs. flow? I can see where...
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    Is there plumbing code that pertains to max...

    Is there plumbing code that pertains to max pressure? I can't find anything but minimum.

    If it's not a code question, how big is the extra 10psi practically? All the PRVs I've seen have had a...
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    I got the heater installed last night. I bought...

    I got the heater installed last night. I bought an expansion tank, but did not end up installing it yet.

    When I got home, I tested the pressure on my outside faucet. It was 90psi. The expansion...
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    I got a pressure gauge and will be checking that...

    I got a pressure gauge and will be checking that out tonight.

    I already have the new water heater, so that bridge is crossed.

    With an air gap, is that actually above the pipe or just putting...
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    nukeman, I thought about cutting the standpipe...

    nukeman, I thought about cutting the standpipe down for this. It was in there before for a W/D which has since been moved, so no reason it has to be up as high as it is. The only issue is that it's...
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    That's interesting, thank you. When we bought...

    That's interesting, thank you. When we bought the house six months ago, the inspector warned us that the water heater was at the end of its service life (12 years, I think?). What prompted...
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    Draining water heater TPR valve

    I just purchased a new 50 gallon natural gas water heater and have been doing my research on installing it, but I'm not clear on how the TPR valve should drain. The old unit had a vertical pipe that...
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    Terry, thank you. That's an excellent addition...

    Terry, thank you. That's an excellent addition to my diagram and makes things very clear.

    Construction-wise, it would be a big deal to add the vent to the kitchen (upstairs) sink. It would...
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    Definitely won't, thank you. I was a little...

    Definitely won't, thank you. I was a little horrified to see how mangled the studs where when I pulled the drywall off here (no nail plates on the existing stuff, of course), but at least they're...
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    I understand. As I said, this is a temporary...

    I understand. As I said, this is a temporary step. Right now, I have no kitchen and no washing machine, so I really just need to get the washer functional and then get back to installing my kitchen...
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    Much appreciated. Just to be clear, the...

    Much appreciated.

    Just to be clear, the drawing isn't my proposed layout (except for my ill-advised vent idea). It's the existing bathroom that was tacked on by the previous owner of the house.
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    Thank you both for the information. I look...

    Thank you both for the information. I look forward to hearing more.

    I'm curious as to why you say the AAV won't be sufficient for a washer. The specs on the valve say it's good for 6DFU, which...
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    Wonderful. You can't close with some positive...

    Wonderful. You can't close with some positive news, like my picture is pretty or something?

    That bathroom is a non-priority now. It isn't used and won't really be until we go in and gut it, so...
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    Standpipe questions, venting and drain size

    I'm installing a front-loading washer and dryer in a room in my basement which is adjacent to a full bath and I've got a couple of questions about venting and drain size.

    I'm installing a...
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