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    Thanks guys. I took a better look at it and it...

    Thanks guys. I took a better look at it and it appears the flex connector has rusted to the point that it is leaking. I have my plumber coming out this afternoon to replace the line.

    It must have...
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    GE Smartwater Leak

    I have a 50gal GE water heater that has developed a leak where the hot water line exits the top of the tank. There is a little depression where the fitting connects and it's full of water. I tried...
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    Very helpful John. Thanks !

    Very helpful John. Thanks !
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    Thank you for your reply. I believe you nailed...

    Thank you for your reply. I believe you nailed it. I have electric solenoid valves controlled by a timer and I'm pretty sure I got some dirt in the line while cutting out the old valve.

    I've never...
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    Leaking sprinklers when system is off

    I have 2 zones in my back yard and both of them have sprinkler heads that have water leaking out of them even when the system is off.

    The zone in the front yard does not have this occurring.
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    Thanks for all the input guys. Is a 1 cubic foot...

    Thanks for all the input guys. Is a 1 cubic foot unit equal to a 32000 grain unit?
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    Found the report from last year: Hardness is...

    Found the report from last year:
    Hardness is 250-300
    Iron - 0.84 Max
    Manganese-0.12 Max

    http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Assets/Public+Website/water/2012WaterQualityReport.pdf
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    Water is very hard in my city but not a lot of...

    Water is very hard in my city but not a lot of metals/minerals. I don't have real numbers but that is what I have been told by a city worker.

    We are simple water users and do not have huge tubs...
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    Thanks for the insight. How do I size the unit I...

    Thanks for the insight. How do I size the unit I need? I have a 2100sf home with 2 adults living in it.
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    Time for a new water softener system.

    My current GE softener has become more work than it's worth so I'm going to replace it. I'm thinking about getting this unit:

    http://www.americanhomewater.com/patriot.php


    Any opinions from...
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    Pulled the Venturi apart and everything looks...

    Pulled the Venturi apart and everything looks fine. Anything else that could cause the salt tank to fill with water?
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    GE Smartwater Softner

    My GE Smartwater softener is filling full of water in the tank where I add the salt. It's never done this before. Any suggestions on areas to investigate? The water is about 1.5' - 2' deep.
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    Sink and Toilet get daily use.. It's just the tub...

    Sink and Toilet get daily use.. It's just the tub that only gets used a couple times a year. AC drains outside.

    I'll try tightening the toilet and see what that does .
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    Huh.. my toilet rocks a bit too. I thought they...

    Huh.. my toilet rocks a bit too. I thought they were suppose to.. may be something as simple as needing to be tightened.. I'll try that firs and if it persist I'll give the new gasket a try as well.
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    Sewer Smell in House

    Hello, on occasions I get a sewer smell in my house. It appears to be coming from the guest bath that does not get a lot of use. My thought was that the water in the tub trap would evaporate over...
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    I'm sure my house has copper pipes... how far out...

    I'm sure my house has copper pipes... how far out the spout would the pipe extend? Not sure what kind of saw I could use to cut the spout down it's length .. Maybe a good job for my dremel.
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    I'm replacing it because it's old and corroded...

    I'm replacing it because it's old and corroded and does not divert all the water to the shower head . The problem is I can't get the plastic liner to break free and pull off. I took the screw all the...
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    My bad.. I did tub hardware search and I'm...

    My bad.. I did tub hardware search and I'm talking about the "spout"... the part that fills the tub and you pull out the little knob and the water diverts to the shower head.


    I can get the...
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    Tips to removing old Tub Faucet / Diverter

    Hi guys, tub faucet/diverter is original 30 years old Mixit set screw version. I removed the set screw but the faucet is stuck on there pretty good.. I don't want to prying on it for fear of breaking...
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    I want to replace the valve/handle .. are you...

    I want to replace the valve/handle .. are you saying I can't replace with a different brand / model ? Don't knew faucets come with a new cartridge that fits the valve?
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    Thank you for providing such a wonderful resource!

    Thank you for providing such a wonderful resource!
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    Cool, thanks for the help... Anyway of telling...

    Cool, thanks for the help... Anyway of telling buy the pics which NoMix Cartridge Model i would need to order? Also , any special tools needed to remove and install the cartridge?


    I don't have...
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    OK.. not sure why my thread was moved into this...

    OK.. not sure why my thread was moved into this one... Is someone trying to tell me I need a nomix cartridge too ?
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    Help Identify Shower Valve

    Hi all,

    Can you assist me in identifying this shower valve. Is it a cartridge type ? I'm replacing all the hardware in the tub/shower and hope to not have to pull it apart to identify the...
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    I was in Greer on Monday helping a friend...

    I was in Greer on Monday helping a friend evacuate her parents cabin, they are in Germany on vacation...It's a mess up there. Ash was falling like snow.

    This is going to be the biggest fire in Az...
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