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    Alright guys - Thanks for the options. I think I...

    Alright guys - Thanks for the options. I think I need to quit over-complicating it and just use the screw on adapter.

    I'd think there would be a market for non-frost proof quarter turn hose bibb...
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    Sweet Terry. I don't know how I missed that....

    Sweet Terry. I don't know how I missed that. Since I'm in California (as you can tell by the nice flag you gave me,) the frost free is completely unnecessary, but it may be the best option I'm going...
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    I've successfully modulated flow with a 1/4 turn...

    I've successfully modulated flow with a 1/4 turn valve - just takes a little more finesse. With my pathetic water pressure, that's not going to be an issue anyway. And with the 2 seconds I save each...
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    Hmmm ... are there any in line options I can use?...

    Hmmm ... are there any in line options I can use? I think those vacuum breakers that screw on to the bibbs look ridiculous.
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    Check Valve on Hose Line

    I'm about to install a new hose bib and want to use the 1/4 turn variety. However, I can't find any 1/4 turn valves with integrated backflow prevention. Can I just use add a normal check valve to the...
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I cleaned the...

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I cleaned the filter screens and the situation improved tremendously, but it still was not perfect. However, after a couple of showers, the problem has cleared up...
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    Hmmm ... some sediment in there is very possible....

    Hmmm ... some sediment in there is very possible. Water was pretty brown on the initial run. I thought I had flushed out all of the bread I used to stop the water while I soldered, but you never...
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    Pretty sure nothing's reversed. The valve has a...

    Pretty sure nothing's reversed. The valve has a tab to prevent it from being installed upside down. Also, when I turn it all the way to hot, hot comes out and all the way to cold makes cold come...
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    Hansgrohe Thermostatic Valve Pulsing

    I just installed a Hansgrohe Thermobalance I in a new shower. Everything works fine when the temperature is set to either the hot or cold ends of the spectrum. The problem is when it is set some...
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    Thanks for help, and sorry for the confusion. ...

    Thanks for help, and sorry for the confusion. I'm installing a Hansgrohe Thermobalance I where the valve is actually part of the trim and is not supposed to be installed before the wall is finished....
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    Test Shower Arm?

    I'm curious about how you go about testing the shower arm branch (??) before you seal up the wall. By that, I mean the pipe that goes from the shower valve to the shower head. It seems that there's...
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    Horizontal Vent Tee Orientation

    I have to tie 2 vents together. The best place to do this is when they are running horizontally in the space between floors. There they will meet at a right angle. Ideally, I would use a "vent...
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    Thanks SewerRatz. That makes sense about the lav...

    Thanks SewerRatz. That makes sense about the lav drain, and it seems easy enough. So, I'll add that.

    Where would you suggest adding a cleanout for the toilet? I'm running into a little bit of...
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    Wow - thanks for all of the information so far! ...

    Wow - thanks for all of the information so far! I tried to put together some pretty crude sketches of what I'm doing. Basically, I'm completely replacing 2 branches. I need to tie back into the...
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    Where are cleanouts necessary?

    Are there any easy rules about where you need to add cleanouts? I think I've got the whole drain/vent system planned in my bathroom remodel except for the cleanouts. Here's the general layout. ...
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    Thanks, what do you think about putting some pipe...

    Thanks, what do you think about putting some pipe dope on there too?
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    Seal Compression Cap?

    I am removing a sink and trying to cap off the copper supply line. I have easy access to where it branches off, and it uses a compression tee there. I think the cleanest thing would be to just undo...
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    That's awesome. I hope it is a PricePfister. At...

    That's awesome. I hope it is a PricePfister. At the least, I think I'm going to rebuild it since it is starting to leak a little. How do I figure out what brand it is?
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    3 Handle Shower Faucet Replacement

    I have an old shower faucet that is driving me nuts. It is a 3 handle shower/tub combo. I have no idea how old it is. It literally could be orginial with the house (1950s) through about 5 years...
  20. Thread: CSST Length

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    Thanks HJ. That would be awesome if you could...

    Thanks HJ. That would be awesome if you could check your manual. I was planning to make to coils about 12in diameter, but I could adjust according if the manual gives other suggestions.
  21. Thread: CSST Length

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    Yes they are.

    Yes they are.
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    CSST Length

    So, I'm planning to switch from an electric to a gas stove and planning to install the line myself. I'd really like to use flexible tubing if possible, but the only way I can find to buy CSST as a...
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    Gary, I am interested in possibly upgrading to...

    Gary, I am interested in possibly upgrading to this solution at my house. I have an old pressure system with a broken pump ... probably because it is fed by a city line that only flows a 4 gpm. A...
  24. Thread: Cavitate?

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    Cavitate?

    What exactly does it mean to cavitate a pump?

    I'm trying to revive an old pressure system that is fed from a city line. The current input to the system only flows at about 4 GPM.
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    Shower Pipe Replacement

    The shower in our new home was apparently designed for the Keebler Elves. I was hoping to get an 's' shaped pipe that put the shower head a little higher up, but I don't want it to become too big of...
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