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    I called Floodchek on 2/18 and talked with Steve...

    I called Floodchek on 2/18 and talked with Steve the president. I said that I would order his product if he could ship it out that day as I had a new washer and dryer being delivered soon and wanted...
  2. Ah. I think i just found it. It's for...

    Ah. I think i just found it.

    It's for accepting a flared end of tubing so you can cut the flare off. Why not just cut further down and avoid the flare?
  3. Is there a correct orientation for a pipe cutter on copper?

    I've always seen a groove in one of the rollers on pipe cutters. What is this for?

    Does it have an orientation when placed on the pipe to cut (as in grooved roller on the side you're going to...
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    Thanks for the info Gary.

    Thanks for the info Gary.
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    I'm asking about resin tank only. It was used...

    I'm asking about resin tank only.

    It was used for a very short period of time. It still has the resin and distributor in it.

    It's in the basement right now so no freezing or high temps.
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    How can I store tanks with resin in them?

    I've got a system that I won't be installing for a while. I don't really know when I will have the time so I need to store them for a while.

    I mixed us some brine in a bucket and filled them up. ...
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    I'm trying to understand the entire system. ...

    I'm trying to understand the entire system. Looking for help with that.

    There must be a check valve and air admittance valve (maybe that's not the right term) somewhere in the system, correct? ...
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    I'm using the side port tank. I figured a more...

    I'm using the side port tank. I figured a more "regular" AVC would be easier to find in the event that it needs to be replaced. The HT tank series AVC seems to be a little too elaborate for my...
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    The new tank isn't a bladder style. It's a...

    The new tank isn't a bladder style. It's a Wellmate SP-9. Intended specifically for replacing galvanized tanks. Looks exactly like a bladder tank though doesn't it.
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    Not true. We can't cheat Boyle's law. ...

    Not true.

    We can't cheat Boyle's law. Generalizing and saying the two tanks are both 16" in diameter, and 51" tall, the new tank will have more drawdown since it's AVC is much lower in the tank. ...
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    Why would someone have used a flared fitting...

    Why would someone have used a flared fitting rather than just soldering a female adapter on?

    So I keep the flared nut and the flared to NPT adapter. Replace everything after that.

    Here are...
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    Pressure tank install questions

    I'm going to replace my galvanized tank with a new fiberglass tank.

    1) Is there any reason to put a union on the lines going in and out of the tank somewhere?
    The current tank doesn't have...
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    SCH80 pvc cement and primer question

    I will be installing a new fiberglass pressure tank. The in/out connections are 1 1/4 socket weld pvc. Im planning on gluing some sch80 1 to NPT bushings in so I can make my connections...
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    Solder and flux advice

    I'm a weekend warrior with plumbing around the house and helping friend out. Getting better every time at sweating copper.

    I just ran out of solder and I'm not liking the flux I have. I'm...
  15. Thread: Brazing....

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    If solder holds and looks better then why braze?

    If solder holds and looks better then why braze?
  16. Help choose a new frostproof wall hydrant.

    Im planning to replace two of my existing frost proof faucets due to the fact that they are 50 yrs old, leaking, and I cant get them apart.

    Two choices Ive looked at:
    Woodford Model 27 ($50)...
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    I can't set my pressure in the tank. The AVC...

    I can't set my pressure in the tank. The AVC takes care of the work.
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    Check valve on pressure tank?

    I've got a Wellmate SP-9 Hydropneumatic pressure tank to replace my older galvanized Hydropneumatic tank.

    The plumbing directions that came with the new tank state that a check valve should be...
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    I found exactly what I was looking for at a big...

    I found exactly what I was looking for at a big ACE near my house.

    1 1/4" NPT female x 1 1/2" socket adapter. Glued a 1 1/2" spigot trap adapter in there and I was done in minutes.

    Thanks for...
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    Looking for specific PVC trap adapter

    I can't seem to find what I'm looking for at Lowes, HD, or Ace.

    For the bathroom vanity drain, the existing plumbing has a rusty galvanized pipe nipple sticking out of the wall. They are an...
  21. What do you mean by "manufactured"? Real wood,...

    What do you mean by "manufactured"? Real wood, or a look alike in other material?
  22. I'll have to see if I can find the name/mfg next...

    I'll have to see if I can find the name/mfg next time I'm at HD. I remember it being solid.
  23. I'm haven't looked at the foam core stuff, nor do...

    I'm haven't looked at the foam core stuff, nor do I want to.

    I was looking at solid pvc.

    Here is one company name I found. I'm sure there are plenty of others:
    ...
  24. What material to replace fascia boards with ?

    My house is a 1958 ranch located in WI. Cold and hot weather.

    I'm going to have my roof & gutters replaced and I'd like to replace all of the fascia board at the same time. there are some edges...
  25. The tech sheet from USG for the Mold-Tough shows...

    The tech sheet from USG for the Mold-Tough shows a 24" O.C. max for both the 1/2" and 5/8" on a ceiling.

    Maybe I'm reading wrong, but see if you agree.

    I couldn't upload the file as it's a bit...
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