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    Okay after a long process and several bids,...

    Okay after a long process and several bids, settled on a plumber and a solution. We're going to replace our setup in the attic with a tankless gas water heater, keep our recirc line, and use a small...
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    Okay guys, met with several plumbers and here are the two options I'm looking at:

    #1: Remove everything from attic, put new electric water heaters in garage with existing circulation pump (Taco...
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    I appreciate the feedback. I had a local plumber...

    I appreciate the feedback. I had a local plumber out today that handles AO Smith warranty issues and he said the tank is leaking, that it needs to be replaced, and that AO Smith will cover the...
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    Does anyone have any experience with the Rheem Marathon line? I'm intrigued that the Marathon tank can't rust or leak. I'm wondering if that would be a good solution, whether we go with our attic...
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    Stormrider,

    We have 2 50 gallons now. Our house is 3,000 sq. ft. with 3 baths. The master bath has a Jetta Jacuzzi tub.

    What size single heater would work?
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    All,

    I appreciate the feedback. Tomorrow, I'm going to get bids on replacing both heaters from multiple plumbers in our area.

    Also, since this attic area is off our garage, would it be...
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    Time To Replace Water Heater?

    We live in a home in TX constructed in 2006. There are 2 50-gallon AO Smith ProMax electric water heaters located side by side in the attic with a recirculation pump. We were on filtered well water...
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    The handle that came off looked like the yellow...

    The handle that came off looked like the yellow handle in the photo Terry posted.
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    Okay thanks. So the valve is fine without a...

    Okay thanks. So the valve is fine without a handle?
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    Ball Valve Shutoff Missing Handle

    We have two water shutoffs for our water line. One right by the meter and one by the house. The one by the meter, which is a Mueller ball valve, had a small leak and the handle rusted off as a...
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    Thanks for the help! That fixed it!
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    Can you tighten the packing nut too much?
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    Leaking Outdoor Faucet?

    I used one of our outdoor faucets yesterday at about 5, and last night around 9, noticed it was still wet. It was not dripping but it was wet behind the handle where the handle is inserted into the...
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    Thanks. I'm not too good with colors. You are right they are red. Just really faded from the sun on some sides of the house.

    Sometimes when I turn the faucet off, a drip or two comes down from...
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    Prier Outdoor Faucet Plastic Cap

    We have prier outdoor faucets on our home. They look like this model. I mainly just use one of our faucets. I noticed that when I turn the faucet off, a small amount of water seems to come from or...
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    Yes. The same plumber also installed some cheap Fluidmaster that caused water hammer. Based on research I did here, I discovered that that is common with Fluidmasters. I called them back, even...
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    Thank you for your help. I was able to replace the tank bolts during my lunch break today. I waited an hour and there were no leaks. Flushed it several times.

    I'm not sure what that plumber...
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    Tank Bolts Either Rusting or Causing Rust

    Guys,

    I had a plumber out in February and he did a toilet rebuild. This morning I noticed that the tank bolts he installed are either causing rust or are rusting. We do not have this issue in our...
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    I appreciate everyone's help. I went to Home Depot and got the replacement part this morning.

    Thank you!
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    How can I know what size cleanout it is?

    I measured the cleanout from side to side and it measured 5". It seems online the most common size is 4." Does the 4" indicate the size of the pvc pipe...
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    Replace PVC Cap?

    Right behind our house we have two capped PVC pipes like in the attached photo. I noticed one of the caps looks like it was damaged maybe from a mower or something like that.

    Should that cap be...
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