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  1. Do you have any preferences as far as brands of...

    Do you have any preferences as far as brands of pumps? Goulds, Grundfos, Little Giant ?
  2. Options to Boost Low Water Pressure from City ?

    My city water pressure is a paltry 40 psi on my side of the 3/4" meter. My service line is new 1-1/4" sch40 pvc. I'd like to have at least 50 psi for the second floor bathroom but would prefer to...
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    Search Nail Plate ate lowes.com ...

    Search Nail Plate ate lowes.com

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_68985-72913-NS1_0__?productId=3379308&Ntt=nial+plate&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dnial%2Bplate&facetInfo=
  4. My cast iron measures 4-1/4" OD. Does it sound...

    My cast iron measures 4-1/4" OD. Does it sound like a Mission CP 43 (4" CI to 3" PL, ST, or XH CI ) would be the way to go? I'll see what the supply house has tomorrow morning and then track down...
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    Uponor source in North Carolina ?

    Does anyone know of an Uponor supplier in North Carolina? I've already checked with two supply houses and neither had heard of Uponor. One sold Zurn and the other Viega...
  6. Which coupling for 3" PVC to 4" Cast Iron

    I need to connect my new 3" PVC drain line to the old 4" cast iron drain. The pipes are on the horizontal in the basement. Which Fernco coupling would be preferred? The 1056-43 Flexible coupling...
  7. Controller needed for On Demand Recirculating

    I'd really like to install a recuirculating pump to feed hot water to a far away bath but I'm not having any success googling for a controller. I'd like to program the pump to run based on time of...
  8. It looks like the plumbing contractor got paid by...

    It looks like the plumbing contractor got paid by the fitting on that job! I thought all vents had to be above the flood level rim of the fixture before they could turn horizontal.
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    Hi HJ... Vent? We'll just open a window! :cool:...

    Hi HJ...
    Vent? We'll just open a window! :cool:

    I think the p-trap you must be referring to from the picture is for a shower. It's wet vented through a lav next to it. Here's a couple of pics...
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    I'm thinking I should hide a pack of metal...

    I'm thinking I should hide a pack of metal cutting blades in the bathroom wall somewhere for the poor guys that remodel my house in a hundred years ! I can hear them cussing now. Who the heck...
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    I keep the recip on hand to frighten the pipe...

    I keep the recip on hand to frighten the pipe into submission ! !

    Actually, I had to scallop out a little bit of the 2x8 band joist and 2x6 sill plate where that kitchen 2" line goes down through...
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    Just checking back in. I'm almost done with my...

    Just checking back in. I'm almost done with my rough-in and it's been going great thus far. All I have to do is tie my new drain line into the old cast iron and tie together my vents and I'll be...
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    You're correct HJ, this will be my first time...

    You're correct HJ, this will be my first time installing a system from scratch. Thankfully, I've got over 20 years as a residential GC so I'm not a total construction noobie :)

    So, did you notice...
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    Is my DWV Design OK ? Almost done now !

    I'm replumbing my house and would like any suggestions for improvements to my DWV design. I've attached pdf's of the design in plan view and 3D. I'm sorry, but the 2nd and 3rd floor plans get a...
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    Is 3-5/8 the best size to drill for 3" PVC? It...

    Is 3-5/8 the best size to drill for 3" PVC? It sure seems like it will be a tight fit since the pipe is 3-1/2 OD.

    I was planning on boring the following hole sizes:

    1-1/2" PVC - 2-1/8" hole...
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    Best tool to drill 3-5/8 hole in wood

    What is the best type of drill bit for drilling holes in wood framing for 3" PVC ? Are the self feed bits best? I see a 3-5/8 by Milwaukee for about $100.
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    Location of Water Service Cutoff

    My house was built back in 1940 and had all galvanized pipe which were badly corroded on the inside. I've removed all the supply pipes the entire DWV system and plan on re-plumbing the house with...
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    Test Tee's - where to put them

    Hello !
    I'm re-plumbing my house (3 stories on a basement) and am trying to consider ease of future maintenance in the dwv design since at some point there will be a couple of tenants living here as...
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