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  1. Dropped plastic handle for auger down the washing machine drain pipe

    Hi...

    Before I call out a plumber, I wanted to get a range of ideas for possible fixes. My 2" watching machine drain was backing up, so I tried to auger it with a handheld 1/4in handle-type...
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    I had a plumber come out with a stethescope. ...

    I had a plumber come out with a stethescope. They call them geophones.... I'm not sure he used it correctly, and I'd imagine they're tough to use. They hooked up an air compressor to my hose bib...
  3. The attic doesn't have much room in this house. ...

    The attic doesn't have much room in this house. There are a few roof leaks and the power fades out of half the house in bad storms. I'm gonna have to take down the ceiling in some of the rooms to...
  4. http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z80/carrotguy/s...

    http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z80/carrotguy/slab_map.jpg

    Just for some pitchers, to borrow a term from johnbridge, here is an update. We bought a $80 1" SDS rotary hammer from harbor...
  5. slab leak repair - near old foundation repair with piers

    Hi,

    I posted with some questions a few years back, and I'm ready to follow up. We have an audible hot water slab leak in the Dallas, TX area. It stops when we shut off the hot water valve at the...
  6. to clarify though... i only mentioned flex as i...

    to clarify though... i only mentioned flex as i read that CPVC needs a bit more support... there were three pipe fasteners there already but i figure with a ~5' run, those should suffice. it's...
  7. basically, i have to fix a shower supply line...

    basically, i have to fix a shower supply line from a price pfister 3-handle manifold. the previous shower supply line was 1/2" PVC, and i wanted to replace it with 3/4" CPVC.

    i read a blurb about...
  8. shower remodel - old shower supply is PVC/replace with CPVC

    Hello all,

    I did a search earlier today and I think I checked all of the related threads, but I'm throwing this out here to be sure.

    I'm finishing up a shower remodel and I found that the...
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    also, based on the type of work being done, i...

    also, based on the type of work being done, i suppose inspectors would need to review the work. does anyone have basic information on what to expect or what to read in preparation for this?
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    now we are ready

    we just refinanced a property and we have a bit of cash to get the plumbing problems fixed. we do not have enough cash to have a plumbing company do all of the work since part of the refinance needs...
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    This isn't to scale but perhaps it warrants...

    This isn't to scale but perhaps it warrants comment. We've been on the roof and each drain has it's own vent. My dad states the main drain exits the living room area at the front of the house. I'm...
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    Hehe, I was under the impression that the city...

    Hehe, I was under the impression that the city might have records about where the gas and water lines would run. My dad laughed at the idea but man that would be nice.
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    My dad is focused on running the hot + cold water...

    My dad is focused on running the hot + cold water through the attic. When I mention that the drains will still need to be fixed, he mentions digging a hole from the side of the house to go under the...
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    I'm trying to get a copy of the foundation repair...

    I'm trying to get a copy of the foundation repair engineer report. Are there any other pics of the foundation that you think may help? We'll need to start cutting shortly after having the leaks...
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    Yes, the water meter moves even when everything...

    Yes, the water meter moves even when everything is turned off.
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    thanks for the response

    I'm certain it's a slab leak. We've had a plumber out who offered to route the hot water through the attic, but unfortunately that doesn't fix the problem with the cleanout going into soil.

    The...
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    pics

    Here is the hole in the toilet drainpipe:

    http://img133.imagevenue.com/loc344/th_08154_DSC02087_122_344lo.JPG




    Here is what we assume to be the affected hot water pipe. It's the one on...
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    diy slab leak repair; sewage and hot water

    I just want to say that I'm very impressed by this forum. I've spent a couple of weeks searching on the internet and this is the best resource I've found so far.

    I'm in Dallas, Tx., and a few...
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