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  1. No kids. Tipsy

    No kids.

    Tipsy
  2. Critters in the waste pipe - coming in from where?

    I'm replacing a sink in a bathroom. A few days ago, I removed the old sink and stuffed a rag in the waste pipe while I gathered parts.

    Last night, I was doing a dry fit, so I removed the rag...
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    For once something went off without a hitch. My...

    For once something went off without a hitch. My second shower has a Moen Chateau that was leaking badly. It appears to be original to the home, so it's getting close to 30 years old (1984). I...
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    I'm not really sure what your point is? It was...

    I'm not really sure what your point is? It was discussed earlier in this thread that PVC is not meant for indoor use. I'm aware of that.

    Tipsy
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    Well, I'm King Dumbass. I used a 3/4" PVC to...

    Well, I'm King Dumbass. I used a 3/4" PVC to CPVC adapter. I then stepped the 3/4" CPVC down to 1/2" CPVC and installed a sillcock using a Quick Bibb mount. It's very secure.

    I turned on the...
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    hj, would it be okay it I were to cut a Sch 80...

    hj, would it be okay it I were to cut a Sch 80 nipple, screw that directly into the sillcock, pass the nipple through the wall and simply glue the cut nipple into the PVC (with an elbow) inside the...
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    Thanks. I simply assumed Sch 80 was not the same...

    Thanks. I simply assumed Sch 80 was not the same diameter as Sch 40. Good to know.

    Insofar as the pipe in the concrete, live and learn. Of course, I wish I'd known this sooner but there's not...
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    I had those components in my hands but based bold...

    I had those components in my hands but based bold and italicized comment in the below quote, I thought I should seek more advice prior to moving forward.

    Tipsy
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    Got it. Thanks. I tried to piece this together...

    Got it. Thanks.

    I tried to piece this together today based on HJ's advice but hit a roadblock at the PVC nipple. The only PVC nipples I could find were an Orbit irrigation nipple (seemed to be...
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    Thanks. Just for my own education, that applies...

    Thanks. Just for my own education, that applies to outbuildings as well? This is a lean-to shed. It's against the house but not accessible from inside the house.

    Tipsy
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    Thanks. I'll transition to copper and properly...

    Thanks. I'll transition to copper and properly secure the sillcok to the wall.

    Can't say I'm exactly happy knowing the PVC should have been sleeved through the footer but there's not too much I...
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    I didn't mean to imply houses in this...

    I didn't mean to imply houses in this neighborhood use PVC for hot water. Only that all of the homes have PVC, underground, feeding from the main to the house, where it transitions to copper. This...
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    Not really sure I follow but this is a brand new...

    Not really sure I follow but this is a brand new slab built to FL hurricane code. The footer is 18" wide and 16" deep with #5 rebar. I'm not breaking up my new slab.

    If there's a way to...
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    It is SCH 40 PVC. I realize PVC is not rated for...

    It is SCH 40 PVC. I realize PVC is not rated for hot water but unless I'm missing something obvious, every house in this neighborhood is plumbed incorrectly. My home, as well as the neighbors all...
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    It's regular PVC. It's only going to supply a...

    It's regular PVC. It's only going to supply a garden hose.

    Tipsy
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    PVC to Sillcock - Best Way?

    I just built a small lean-to and had a 3/4" PVC pipe roughed-in up through the slab. I want to go through the wall (1/2" PT plywood with lathe and stucco on the exterior) to install a sillcock. I'm...
  17. Didn't know that about the ferrule. Thanks. It...

    Didn't know that about the ferrule. Thanks. It seems to be holding well.

    With regard to the plastic cracking, it lasted ten years, so not bad I guess :)

    Tipsy
  18. Ferrule for polyethylene compression fitting

    I have a 1/4" polyethylene line running to my fridge to supply the ice maker. It's routed behind some molding, so I need to stick with polyethylene. The polyethylene was connected to a push-in type...
  19. Good thoughts. Thanks for the feedback. Tipsy

    Good thoughts. Thanks for the feedback.

    Tipsy
  20. Rheem EcoSense Heat Pump Water Heater Right for Me?

    I live in FL. My water heater is in the garage. It's HOT in my garage most of the year. HD is clearing out the 50 gal Rheem EcoSense heat pump water heater for $974 (normally $1498). I live in a...
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    I'd like to know how effective hybrid/heat-pump...

    I'd like to know how effective hybrid/heat-pump heaters are at reducing the ambient humidity and cooling the surrounding air?

    I'm in west central FL and my water heater is in the garage. The...
  22. I'll research and purchase the necessary backflow...

    I'll research and purchase the necessary backflow preventer. I initially called an irrigation company for a quote to get the line under the driveway. They do something similar to what you...
  23. Thanks for the suggestions. The tracer seems...

    Thanks for the suggestions. The tracer seems easy enough. I was planning to go 12" deep. I'll see how hard the digging is. If it's not too bad, deeper can only be better.

    Dumb question but is...
  24. Tapping Into Main - Anything to Consider?

    I've owned this house for just over a year and I'm slowly trying to correct the hackwork left behind from the previous owner.

    The house is one floor built on a slab (in FL). At some point, there...
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    Okay...I think I understand. Just buy an...

    Okay...I think I understand. Just buy an additional length of flexible supply line and a 3/8" compression fitting...the compression fitting will come with two nuts but since both lengths of hose...
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