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    Dry Floor Drain

    In my basement floor there are two drains. One is in the main drain sanitary sewer line; it works fine & there is always water in the trap. The other one is about 20 feet away but its pipe runs over...
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    Thanks for the reply Jadnashua. It's appreciated....

    Thanks for the reply Jadnashua. It's appreciated.

    Richard
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    House Re-Plumbing Project

    I have to replace the galvanized potable water plumbing in a residential home. I'm considering plastics - both PEX or PVC (CPVC). Although this is a DIY project, I have previously installed a plastic...
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    Thanks HJ. After reading the replies on this...

    Thanks HJ. After reading the replies on this forum & talking to my sprinkler system repair guy, I now understand that although it's rare, they can develop leaks.

    He'll be here next Monday to...
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    Thanks John, Maybe it is because it's old (so...

    Thanks John,

    Maybe it is because it's old (so am I by the way) but some how that doesn't sound quite right. Maybe I'm missing some thing, but in 20 years that valve has only been opened/closed a...
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    Ball Valve Leaking Internally

    I have a 1" brass ball shut off valve between the house water service and a lawn sprinkler system. It was installed about 20 years ago and has been working fine ever since - no leaks, etc.

    As I...
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    SpartyRules, I have done a lot of copper pipe...

    SpartyRules, I have done a lot of copper pipe soldering, etc. so that isn't an issue. However I am 75 years old & find such work to be too taxing for me. Since I can afford to pay for the work that's...
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    Thanks for the information Thatguy. Is the house...

    Thanks for the information Thatguy. Is the house built on a crawl space or slab? I could be wrong but I don't believe homes in Arizona have basement.

    "Without any patching after the job". I don't...
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    Thanks to all for your very helpful replies -...

    Thanks to all for your very helpful replies - they're appreciated.

    Would some one care to offer a "guesstimate" of the possible expense to re-pipe a small house to PVC (from galvanized). I know...
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    Pipe Life Expectancy

    What is the reliable life span of galvanized &/or copper pipe?

    I am looking to buy an older (lower priced) home in a suburban area near Detroit. I am running into many of them which have...
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    Hi Rugged, Thanks for your very helpful reply. I...

    Hi Rugged, Thanks for your very helpful reply. I have a few questions

    "You want to hit a floor drain or pull a toilet to hit where the root intrusions were likely found. If roots were found inside...
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    How Do I Use RootX?

    I've read a lot about RootX, but I never seen much said about exactly how to introduce it into the pipe where the roots are.

    The reason I ask is that anything that foams has to be applied in the...
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    Thanks for the reply Terry, it's much...

    Thanks for the reply Terry, it's much appreciated. Your forum is very helpful as well. I've decided to cutoff the 1 1/2" galvanized wall pipe then transition from it's stub to plastic tubing for the...
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    Thanks to all for replying, your suggestions are...

    Thanks to all for replying, your suggestions are very helpful.

    About how long might it take to heat 1 1/2" pipe to "red hot"? I would be using a Bernzamatic torch with Mapp or butane gas. I also...
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    How Do I Loosen Galvanized Pipe

    I'm updating the kitchen sink in our 40 year old house. Naturally, the drain locations on the new sink will be totally different than the old one. This requires that I undo a portion of the existing...
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    Santanaf said: I tried some of the big box root...

    Santanaf said: I tried some of the big box root cleaners, and then found this stuff.

    http://cgi.****.com/ROOTX-4lbs10-30F...QQcmdZViewItem

    It is called RootX and it is awesome.

    We have not...
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    Thanks for the candid reply, it's appreciated. I...

    Thanks for the candid reply, it's appreciated. I understand that trade people need to make a decent living along with everyone else. Maybe I'm a nut, but I wouldn't lie to them so I expect the same...
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    Thanks for the reply Gencon, it's appreciated. ...

    Thanks for the reply Gencon, it's appreciated.

    Not that there's anything wrong with your advice, I already called in a professional drain cleaner but that didn't work. Based on many things he...
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    Tree Roots In House Storm Drain

    Attached is a diagram showing what I believe may be the arrangement of pipes & drain tiles in our house storm drain. I am pretty certain of the locations & connections of the storm drain, the...
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    Thanks for replying Randyj. This house was...

    Thanks for replying Randyj.

    This house was built in 1965, so I'm assuming that the storm water collecting drains are tiles rather than plastic which came later.

    Also, please see my reply to...
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    Thanks for replying HJ. It's appreciated. City...

    Thanks for replying HJ. It's appreciated.

    City here confirmed that by code; storm and sanitary sewers are seperated & have been so for many years. No sump pumps here - public storm & sanitary...
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    Hi Jimbo, Thanks for replying - it's much...

    Hi Jimbo, Thanks for replying - it's much appreciated.

    I understand the difficulty in trying to visualize a sewer system by remote control with a green horn at the other end (grin).

    After some...
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    Thanks for the reply HJ. I wasn't looking for...

    Thanks for the reply HJ.

    I wasn't looking for design directions; just what a storm sewer might look like in very general terms. For instance, how would you do it? Or please answer these three...
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    How Are Sewer Pipes Layed Out

    Our home is a quad level with a small basement. The basement is 8' high with about 5' below grade. There are two drains in the floor. One is the sanitary sewer and the other is a storm sewer. As I...
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