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  1. Thread: Water flow noise.

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    Thanks, that is a good thought. I will checkout...

    Thanks, that is a good thought. I will checkout the valves.
  2. Thread: Water flow noise.

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    Water flow appears normal. I didn't measure the...

    Water flow appears normal. I didn't measure the pressure.
    One thing I failed to mention is: if I remove the shower head the noise goes almost completely away. Maybe back pressure is creating the...
  3. Thread: Water flow noise.

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    Water flow noise.

    I just started using a 2nd floor shower that was built in the 60's. The supply is copper pipe and has not been used for all these years.
    The problem is a constant roaring noise when either the cold...
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    Thanks for your reply. The smell tells me...

    Thanks for your reply.
    The smell tells me something but I don't know what that "something" is.
    I do know that it started after I replaced the old toilet with the Toto.
    I was hoping that someone on...
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    Thanks for your reply. Yes, the bowl was...

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, the bowl was caulked all around except the back portion.
    My concern is the significance of the Toto water surface spec of 10 1/4" x 8 1/4" not being met after the...
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    Toto Ultramax leaking ???

    After installing & flushing the Ultramax, the water surface in the bowl met the Toto spec of 10 1/4" x 8 1/4". But, then the water surface area would immediately start to get smaller then stabilize...
  7. Thread: Sump Pump cycling

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    R_VTR, thanks for the response. I'll need to...

    R_VTR, thanks for the response.
    I'll need to find out more about the reliability of this setup.
    What I do like is the ability to setup the height of the water column to pump out that suits my...
  8. Thread: Sump Pump cycling

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    c_c, thanks for your response. Your suggestion...

    c_c, thanks for your response.
    Your suggestion for the SJE Rhombus Verticalmaster is a step in the right direction.
    But, it seems to add only another 1" to my pump out column of water.
    I would...
  9. Thread: Sump Pump cycling

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    Sump Pump cycling

    We have been having a lot of rain & snow melt that fills my sump (about 20" dia) rapidly.
    I'm using a Zoeller M53 that starts about every 28sec. Cycle is 14sec pump out + 14sec refill.
    The float...
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    Sump Pump cycles times.

    I'm using a Zoeller M53 pump in a 19" diameter X 22" deep sump. The pump is pumping 7' vertically to exhaust the water to an outside drain. The pump cycles every 35 seconds and 23 seconds of that...
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    tk03........... thanks a lot for the info. I...

    tk03........... thanks a lot for the info. I wasn't sure about the material to use.
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    Stack sealant failure

    See the attached pic. The sealant fell off partially exposing the opening where the stack vents into the chimney. I also see a white cotton(asbestos ???) material between the stack and the wall of...
  13. Thread: Mold containment

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    Mold containment

    There is a product called Concrobium Mold Control that claims to encapsulate and kill mold.
    I'm thinking of using this on moldy drywall before removing the drywall.
    My question is: has anyone...
  14. I'm referring only to the seal on the Basket...

    I'm referring only to the seal on the Basket Strainer that sits on top of the drain opening.
  15. I just installed an Elkay 18 gauge double sink....

    I just installed an Elkay 18 gauge double sink. The sink is great however, the Elkay Basket Strainer (LK35) is not so great. The basket has a thick seal that functions as a seal OK but smells...
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    Copper pipe with shutoff valve below. Why not a...

    Copper pipe with shutoff valve below.
    Why not a 3/8 tee and and a fitting added on the horizontal leg for the Pex?
    The fitting at the top of the pipe will mate to a stainless flex cable from the...
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    Thanks for the reply. However, as I stated...

    Thanks for the reply.
    However, as I stated above "the pex tube connection is good".
    It is the other (2) connections on the Tee that I'm worried about. Because the copper tubes aren't straight...
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    Should I trash or save this assembly?

    I replaced a leaking Saddle Valve that hooked up my water filter with this Tee assembly.
    The pipe is temporarily capped on top prior to hooking up a new kitchen faucet.
    The pex tube connection is...
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    Water-powered back-up sump pump ?

    I installed a sump pump that is functioning OK. Now I am worried about a power failure when I need the pump to be working. I'm reading about water-powered back-up sump pumps.
    My question is: are...
  20. Thread: Sump pump cycling

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    Sump pump cycling

    I've recently installed a sump pump in my basement, During a continuous downpour I noticed that the pump came on every 30 seconds. That is about 15 sec of pumping followed by 15 sec of refill of the...
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    S.S. and jad... thanks for the response....

    S.S. and jad... thanks for the response.
    Grinding &/or self leveling the floor is out of the picture for me. It is only me alone doing this job.
    I have been thinking about using the Sakrete Top 'N...
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    Basement floor redo

    My basement floor had a water seepage problem for a few years that is now corrected. I've attached some pics that show the floor condition with some of the vinyl tiles removes.
    The pics show (2)...
  23. Erosion of concrete floor at vinyl tile seams.

    I had a water problem with a vinyl tiled basement floor that seems to have eroded the concrete at the edges of some of the tiles up to about 1/8" deep. There was also a lot of efflorescence forming...
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    What size sump basin & pump.

    I've had (2) contractors recommendations that are far apart. One recommends an (8) gal basin with a 1/3 HP pump. The other contractor recommends a (35) gal basin with a 1/2 HP pump.
    The sump will be...
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    KWC Single Lever Faucet w/Shower Head

    The Shower Head has an aerator assembly that has fallen apart after 12 yrs of service-no complaints from me.
    My question is: is this a standard size assembly that is generic and not mfr specific?...
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