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  1. I just had my water line replaced from the city...

    I just had my water line replaced from the city meter to the house and the plumber had to put the PRV before the two lines that went to the house outside spigots that used to be before the PRV. He...
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    Terry once told me instead of four 90 degree...

    Terry once told me instead of four 90 degree elbows, just use two and make it like a step. You have to dig back a little ways on each end of the pipe to allow for bending, but this works well. You...
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    To bad they ran the white pipe thru the black...

    To bad they ran the white pipe thru the black wires which will make it harder to secure the box to some kind of stud that you can add. Would seem you have to disconnect one of the black wires into...
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    Just did a complete shower redo and had always...

    Just did a complete shower redo and had always hated the Oatley round shower drain that was used in the original shower. I had ABS on all drain lines and I ended up getting this:
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    hj, yes you are correct on this. I went over to...

    hj, yes you are correct on this. I went over to look at the pressure gauge on the laundry room sink and saw this. Normal water pressure from the PRV is 60 psi. New expansion tank was set to 60...
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    So with the new expansion tank, we put a water...

    So with the new expansion tank, we put a water pressure gauge on the laundry sink that can measure max pressure over time and found that it had reached 100psi at one point. So, now it looks like the...
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    Expansion Tank and Water Hammer Arrester

    I just saw a post from Terry that showed a water hammer arrester on the refrigerator ice make supply line. I then went and Googled how do these work and saw that there is a piston and spring that...
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    For some reason this crazy thread was interesting...

    For some reason this crazy thread was interesting for me. That said, does it really take 8 years to be a full plumber allowed to work on residential and commercial jobs in California? I assume...
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    Delta shower facucet in a new tile shower

    Installed this in a new tile shower:

    http://seek.autodesk.com/product/latest/agg/delta/DELTA-Faucet-Company/15560

    And every night I dry the shower to keep it spanking new after spending all...
  10. http://www.ldss.com/company/PriceListParts.pdf ...

    http://www.ldss.com/company/PriceListParts.pdf

    Part number is SCV351 If you call them they will be able to make it is the right one for size and fit.
  11. I had the same question a while back replacing my...

    I had the same question a while back replacing my shower valve with a R10000. I removed it during the soldering phase, just did not want to take any chance. Then when I was done I never put it back...
  12. Thread: Irrigaton Leak

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    Irrigaton Leak

    I have a three zone system and there is a leak somewhere. Here is what I have done.

    1.) From the street shutoff to the backflow valve it is not leaking because I can turn off the flow at the...
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    I can relate here. Just re-tiled a 30 year old...

    I can relate here. Just re-tiled a 30 year old shower and was going to stick with the original Delta single handle valve. You can buy a re-furbish kit for around 100 dollars. But after a few...
  14. Thought I would reverse this, what should a...

    Thought I would reverse this, what should a contractor not do to the perspective client? No Negging.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=negging

    Had a bathroom re-model estimate...
  15. Ah, now I see about the plug for the crossover. ...

    Ah, now I see about the plug for the crossover. Stops crossover while the tile guy finishes his work and we use water in the rest of the house. Thanks.

    Still confused on the filter screen, what...
  16. Delta R10000-UNBXHF Multichoice Universal Shower Only Valve Body

    Going to attempt to install this myself after the tile guy does the demo. I looked at the instructions tonight and have these question. Did search the forums first, but had over 200 hits. So, here...
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    1700t

    Awesome idea! Thanks...
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    Delta Shower Valve with Temperature Knob

    I am replacing a shower valve with the Delta universal valve body. The current shower when turned on full hot takes around 2 minutes for the hot water to make it to the shower. So, I usually turn...
  19. I forgot to mention that I have been to a bunch...

    I forgot to mention that I have been to a bunch of Tile stores and the chain Tile City near me offers classes on how to do a shower pan. They actually have a cut away in the store, of the shower...
  20. Leaking Shower Pan that has now stopped leaking

    I posted a month or so ago on a leaking shower pan, 28 years old:

    http://thehemps.com/gallery/v/Shower/

    I decided to re-grout and seal, silicone the corners and bottom to floor edge, and clean...
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    Tile Shower Pan Leak

    I have a very slow leak in the shower pan of a tile shower. I noticed a very slight water spot on the ceiling below the shower and when I pushed on it the drywall broke. Here are some pictures of...
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    Interesting, when I built this thing about 3...

    Interesting, when I built this thing about 3 years ago during the drought I just have the pump, pressure switch and a hose connected to the output of the pump. Until this summer it worked fine,...
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    Rain Barrel pump and pressure switch

    I have the following cheapo pump and good pressure switch with a foot valve on a 300 gallon rain barrel. A hose is connected to the pump to water plants and such.
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  24. Thread: Pex tubing test

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    Under sized

    Can you explain the undersized water heater, meaning how is it undersized? I had a State 50 gallon water heater and it did this all the time. I had to clean the burner periodically and vacuum the...
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    Air gap

    You do not always need an air gap. You need to look at the dishwasher install instructions and see what is allowed. My dishwasher has a back valve on the discharge so only a high loop is needed. ...
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