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    Spa pit sump pump recommendations?

    My wife and I are planning to partially recess an above ground spa below ground. The manufacturer states this is an allowable installation technique as long as a sump pump is installed in the pit to...
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    Sound control is the primary objective here...

    Sound control is the primary objective here...
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    Some of the R-38 attic insulation may make...

    Some of the R-38 attic insulation may make contact with some portions of the pipe but it certainly will not "encapsulate" them.

    Should I be concerned about condensation on the cold lines if I was...
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    Insulating water lines in attic?

    I'm building a single story home in Oak Glen, Ca. The plumbing for the home runs above the ceiling. My hot/cold trunk lines are both 1.25". The hot line is already insulated along with the...
  5. Thanks for all the great input everyone! I...

    Thanks for all the great input everyone!

    I have ordered two of these units and will plumb them in parallel.

    Thanks again.
  6. So what if I went with two of these units...

    So what if I went with two of these units http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/products/parts/whole-house-bc20-housing.htm with this type of filter...
  7. When I had my water tested over a year ago the...

    When I had my water tested over a year ago the iron level was 0.707 mg/L. The well has been flushed and used regularly since then. I believe the recent "plug" of red water was caused by an...
  8. ballvalve, could you please PM me the brand of...

    ballvalve, could you please PM me the brand of filter you recommend?

    So you are saying that if one sediment filter can flow 20 gpm and I set two in parallel from an 1.25" main line and bush back...
  9. ballvalve, I had contacted a company who made...

    ballvalve, I had contacted a company who made large filters that only came in 1" inlet/outlet and asked if I coule plumb two of these in parallel to essentially get a larger flow rate and they told...
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    Thanks again Cary. And BTW, the CSV has been...

    Thanks again Cary. And BTW, the CSV has been working flawlessly so far (knock on wood :) )
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    Thanks Cary. Would the CSV3B2T valve be...

    Thanks Cary.

    Would the CSV3B2T valve be adversely affected by the colored or sediment laden water that came thru the well?

    Would it be prudent to take the valve apart and clean out any sediment...
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    Red coloered well water suddenly

    The well serving my new house was constructed in the 60's. I had it video'd about 1.5 years ago and the casing looked fine. We had the well brushed and bailed, installed a new submersible pump and...
  13. Whole house filter recommendations for colored well water ?

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a good whole house filtration system with very low head loss that has inlet/oulet size of 1.25" or larger? We also need the filters to be able to flow up to 40...
  14. Fortunately I'm on a private well that has plenty...

    Fortunately I'm on a private well that has plenty of water in it with very few neighbors around that draw from the same aquifer. This is the only way I could afford (litterally) to build a home with...
  15. So does that mean the slab won't be poured in the...

    So does that mean the slab won't be poured in the areas where the shower drains will be located?

    Of course I want them exact. ;)
  16. The rough plumbing has been completed but I...

    The rough plumbing has been completed but I noticed that my plumber has not installed the traps that would be underneath the showers...There are supposed to be traps installed correct? Are these...
  17. Asktom, no offense taken. You have the right to...

    Asktom, no offense taken. You have the right to your opinion.

    We have decided to go with a 3" drain in our "car wash". :p

    Thanks everyone!
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    We've decided on: 4.0 cu ft softener 1.25"...

    We've decided on:
    4.0 cu ft softener
    1.25" Fleck 7000 valve
    oversized distribution tube inside the resin tank.
  19. This is new construction. No concrete to break,...

    This is new construction. No concrete to break, just to pour.
  20. Redwood, I agree that engineers have a tendency...

    Redwood, I agree that engineers have a tendency to "over engineer" things sometimes...This may be one of those times and is why I'm here asking plumbers this question. I realize a home is not a...
  21. lol...thanks Redwood

    lol...thanks Redwood
  22. I don't know, good point. Any idea where I can...

    I don't know, good point. Any idea where I can find such a weatherproof light that can be mounted on a mast?

    Thanks for the help!
  23. Hmmm... Water distribution systems are...

    Hmmm...

    Water distribution systems are designed with air relief in mind at all high points in the system. Sometimes a customer's service/meter IS the high point...i.e. when the customer uses...
  24. The supply line size to the mstr shower will be...

    The supply line size to the mstr shower will be 1.25" copper, ran overhead and then down the wall. There will be two Kohler thermostatic valves installed both capable of flowing 17 gpm each. One...
  25. Is there any concern with having a 3" drain and...

    Is there any concern with having a 3" drain and only feeding it small amounts of water? I ask because my plumber said that sometimes when you oversize a drain it may not function correctly. I can't...
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