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    PRV and expansion tank recommended brands

    I am going to need to install a pressure reducing valve on my water supply. And from what I've read, once I do this I also need to add an expansion tank at the water heater. What brands are...
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    supporting insulated water piping

    I'm curious on how most do this. I am installing some new runs of copper tubing and insulating the hot. I have 2x4 trusses and the cold is sitting on the lowest horizontal 2x4 member of the truss...
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    whole house water filters

    I am curious how many people have them and what they think of them. How often do you have to change the filters? I realize this will vary some so just looking for ideas.

    recommended brands?
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  4. ok, for whatever reason the pdf opened for me on...

    ok, for whatever reason the pdf opened for me on the second try...

    http://www.siouxchief.com/Resource_/ProductMedia/211/Ox%20Box%20Brochure%201-08.pdf

    answer is the standard pack (MF).
  5. Siox Chief icemaker box- help with selection

    Ok, I am going to install one of these with the hammer arrestor and not sure of the differences in the models. I am using copper supply so I have that part covered.

    I can sweat fittings so I...
  6. thanks for the input.

    thanks for the input.
  7. thanks one more question: once the cabinet is in...

    thanks
    one more question: once the cabinet is in and you trim back the stubs for the supply to put on the shut off valves, how far from the inside wall of the cabinet to you cut?

    I realize the...
  8. heights for supply and drain lines for bathroom sink

    33" high bathroom sink/cabinet combo. What should the heights for the supply lines and drain be above the floor where they exit the wall? Thanks!
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    Thanks for the replies. Hey Terry, where are...

    Thanks for the replies.

    Hey Terry, where are hammer arrestors now required to be used per code? Ok, wait, when I say where, I mean locations in a home's plumbing, not geographic location of the...
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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39149123/ns/us_news-li...

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39149123/ns/us_news-life/

    some good pics and more info there. it sounds like they were going to replace that section but obviously they did not get to it soon enough. ...
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    Hey Terry I have some questions on that picture:...

    Hey Terry I have some questions on that picture:

    who makes that sexy washing machine outlet box? I like the built in hammer arrestors and valves. Do you have a part number handy for it?

    also,...
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    I just went thru this... I called a plumber and...

    I just went thru this... I called a plumber and they referred me to American Leak Detection. They tried several methods and ended up disconnecting the line and charging with helium and then...
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    piping connections to water heater

    I'll be replacing a gas water heater eventually and want to know the right way to install the piping to it. What I have now is copper male NPT sweat fittings threaded directly into the WH; cu tube...
  14. Thread: Apollo valves

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    I'm surprised you can actually still buy an...

    I'm surprised you can actually still buy an american made ball valve. Typically when you start seeing China stuff mixing in with the old US stock it means that they are switching the mfg to China...
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    floodstopper leak detection system

    while I think these are probably 2X more expensive than they should be, it seems like a great idea. Yet, I find very little info on them online- besides the mfg/dealer info.

    Opinions?
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    it is funny you mention about hardly anyone doing...

    it is funny you mention about hardly anyone doing copper installs because I realized this last nite- I was at HD last nite picking up some cu tubing and noticed that the mfg date coding on a lot of...
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    did some reading on this and you are not supposed...

    did some reading on this and you are not supposed to have concrete directly touching copper tube- possible corrosion issues. I will use the sleeve method mentioned and seal between the cu and sleeve...
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    Obviously things settle and move over time so...

    Obviously things settle and move over time so some flex would be good here. I would think you'd have to have a rubber seal on the end of the pipe thru a pipe scenario like you explain to keep water...
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    How the heck can you tell what solder type that...

    How the heck can you tell what solder type that is from that picture??? (LOL)

    ok, I have completed a temporary fix on this- basically replacing what was there with the same (but no leak now). ...
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    water line thru basement block wall- how to?

    I have another thread about a leak between the water meter and house; the leak is a crack in the copper tubing where it enters the block wall for my basement.

    There's no easy way to do a quick...
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    Ok, yesterday I did add a shutoff inside the...

    Ok, yesterday I did add a shutoff inside the house just to be 99.999% sure the leak is outside. It is outside. The leak detector guy came this morning and found it and of course after digging it up...
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    phantom water leak

    ok, I have a very odd leak situation. I was out of town and a few days ago my wife noticed an unusual noise in the bsmt when I was gone- the sound of water running (there's just the two of us) when...
  23. Thread: Redneck DWV

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    thanks. I realized that a few minutes later and...

    thanks. I realized that a few minutes later and was going to edit my post but you beat me to it!
  24. Thread: Redneck DWV

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    Thanks HJ. I never thought of what you said...

    Thanks HJ.

    I never thought of what you said re the Y functioning as an "overflow" to the bsmt if there's a clog past it- but that's obviously the case.

    Ok, so the verdict to be a little...
  25. Thread: Redneck DWV

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    http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab38/Steve_P_ph...

    http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab38/Steve_P_photo/DWV_02.jpg

    When I spoke of eliminating the Y fitting on the first floor DWV, this is what I had in mind. Would this be better? It seems like...
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