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  1. Artist Center - Drain Line for Work Sink, Paintbrush Cleaning

    Any tips on plumbing a work sink which people will use to clean paint brushes, etc?

    I am installing a work sink for an artists center, and am wondering if there are any special methods for...
  2. HJ, Thanks for the input. I'd imagine once I...

    HJ, Thanks for the input.
    I'd imagine once I deformed the copper, then the cap was mechanically locked in place,and it was game over.
  3. An update... I couldn't get the caps off at...

    An update...

    I couldn't get the caps off at all - the solder just wouldn't loosen, but the copper was so hot that it would warp when gripped with pliers. I tried putting screws in the caps, but...
  4. Also, is it possible to overheat the piping to...

    Also, is it possible to overheat the piping to the point it is no longer good? What would be some signs that this is happening?
  5. Kingsotall, Good suggestions. I drilled...

    Kingsotall,

    Good suggestions.

    I drilled two holes in each cap to make sure that any steam had a place to escape in the off change I somehow hadn't cleared all the water. I read your post...
  6. kingsotall, not yet, I plan to do that this...

    kingsotall,
    not yet, I plan to do that this morning on a fresh start.
    i'm going to give them a good clean and give the compression fittings a shot.
    the only potential issue I see is that after the...
  7. Thanks for the responses! After Gary and...

    Thanks for the responses!

    After Gary and Jadnashua's posts, I tried to pull a fitting and re-solder - worked well. I was having trouble before because I had not reheated and wiped the old solder...
  8. Soldering, Unjoining, and Resoldering Copper???

    Question 1:
    Can I use a compression fitting over solder leftover from a prior solder joint?

    Question 2:
    Can I re-solder a joint after heating up the old joint, removing the old fitting, and...
  9. Thank you for the responses. Makes sense now...

    Thank you for the responses.
    Makes sense now that the HRV would not work in this scenario.
  10. Combustion Air Intake Efficiency / Heat Recovery Ventilators

    Question:

    What is the most efficient way to bring combustion air from the exterior?


    Can/should heat recovery ventilators be used to bring in exterior combustion air?

    Background:
    I am...
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    I called Uponor this morning and their answers we...

    I called Uponor this morning and their answers we as follows:

    They said that a 100% latex or acrylic exterior house paint would be fine to use on the piping, however, they recommended against an...
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    Interesting about paint voiding the warranty,...

    Interesting about paint voiding the warranty, I'll have to contact Uponor on that.

    Re exposed pipe: in my application, the pipe would be well protected from any mechanical damage - it would be...
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    Thank you for the clarifications! My questions...

    Thank you for the clarifications!
    My questions were answered to a tee!
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    Painting Uponor Pex?

    Is is acceptable to paint Uponor Pex?

    What are the reasons for or against?
    If I will paint the piping, any suggestions on the best type of paint and/or application method?


    I have read...
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    Supply Pipe Sizing FAQ Clarification

    I had a few questions to clarify the water pipe sizing information that is on the FAQ: http://www.terrylove.com/watersize.htm

    1)
    The first item on chart at the bottom says that that for 6 fixture...
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