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    Second Floor Laundry Room Help

    I need some help with planning the drain lines for an upcoming project to move our first floor level laundry room to the second floor. The new laundry room will be located adjacent to a bathroom so...
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    I looked at it again tonight. It is only forming...

    I looked at it again tonight. It is only forming on one side of the fitting, right at the male/female connection. I guess it's a tiny leak. We have hard water here so maybe it is calcification.
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    I think they only used tape and no dope. The...

    I think they only used tape and no dope. The area is bone dry. The water heater is in my woodshop and does get fine sawdust on the top. I use that as a guage on my leaks! :)


    The plumber is...
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    Water Heater Question

    I have a 3 year old WH that has a white crust on the hot side at the male/female coupling between the copper pipe and the brass fitting going into the WH. When the plumbers installed the WH they...
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    Sump Pump Issue Part 2

    I finally got the right sized battery for my Zoeller 507 backup system. The pump is runing fine. However, now I see where the real problem is. The plumber installed the check valve in the wrong...
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    Zoellerpump - Thanks for the advice. I talked...

    Zoellerpump - Thanks for the advice. I talked with one of ther service techs this morning and he was also helpful. I'll check on getting the Aquanot battery instead.

    Cass- I could tell that the...
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    Zoeller Basement Sentry Issues

    I have a Zoeller Basement Sentry 507 installed as my backup sump pump. On Monday I replaced the deep cycle battery with a new Interstate deep cycle SRM27 battery and let it charge overnight. Based...
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    Gellia - I have a similar but not as bad of an...

    Gellia - I have a similar but not as bad of an issue with our sump. Ours becomes a real issue when we get a few inches of rain. The problem with the battery backups is that the batteries don't last...
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    Kitch - I had the same issue a week or two...

    Kitch -

    I had the same issue a week or two ago. I replaced the 20 year old PRV, 1 year old T&P on the heater and added a Watts expansion tank. The problem was solved with the expansion tank. I...
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    Frank - I just installed one in my bathroom...

    Frank - I just installed one in my bathroom remodel. If this is going to be replacing the shower head then all you should need is a brass nipple that is long enough to fit onto the ell that is...
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    TJ - My thought was to replace the coupler with...

    TJ - My thought was to replace the coupler with the T. When I need to replace the water heater I could replace the T just as easy as the coupler since the T is going to the expansion tank. That was...
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    Thanks guys. I needed the kick in the...

    Thanks guys. I needed the kick in the confidence! :)
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    Soldering around existing fittings

    Hey guys!

    Well when it comes to soldering around existing fittings on supply lines I'm a CHICKEN! :D

    I'm working on installing an expansion tank. I have everything set. All that is left is...
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    2 more questions

    Two more questions....

    1. Today I picked up the Watts expansion tank DET-12. The instructions say to match the pressure of the tank to be the same as the cold water line with a faucet open. That...
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    Gary - I think due to the larger diameter of the...

    Gary - I think due to the larger diameter of the holes in the current showerhead the stream is under less pressure.

    Mike
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    Rugged - Since I have not installed the tank I...

    Rugged - Since I have not installed the tank I was going to set the pressure on the PRV first then set the tank to match and install the tank.

    Thanks, Mike
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    Kohler Shower Head - K-8506

    Does anyone have any experiance with the Kohler K-8506 shower head? We have a Hans Groehe Clubmaster. It's a nice shower head but the pressure is low. My wife wants something with more pressure. ...
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    by MikeG
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    PRV Pressure

    Hey guys! :)

    I'm about to install the thermal expansion tank (Watts DET-12-M1) this weekend. Last week my plumber replaced the 20 year old PRV. The pressure on the lines before we replaced it...
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    Jad - Thanks. I might build a small platform...

    Jad -

    Thanks. I might build a small platform for it then. It's easier than trying to hang it. That way I could remove the platform when I need to unscrew it.

    Mike
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    Would there be any problems with placing the tank...

    Would there be any problems with placing the tank on the concrete floor next to the water heater?
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    Cass - I don't have enough room to make the T...

    Cass - I don't have enough room to make the T fitting and place the tank on top of the water heater.

    JK60 - Did your DET-12-M1 come fully charged or do you need to charge it after you install it? ...
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    Expansion tank install

    Hey guys! I had my plumber come on Friday to look at my T&P valve issue. He did a review of the system and found that the PRV was starting to go bad. It resgistered 80 PSI and was fluctuating. So...
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    Tool - sorry you read it that way that was...

    Tool - sorry you read it that way that was certainly not what I meant. :)
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    Well I talked to the plumber who installed the WH...

    Well I talked to the plumber who installed the WH this morning. He is saying what all of you have said - PRV needs to be replaced and probably should add the expansion tank. He gave me an estimate...
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    Hey guys more information on the leak. Tonight...

    Hey guys more information on the leak. Tonight the kids and my wife were using the shower and bathtub and the tank was really being put to work. I checked the tank after they were done. Sure...
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