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    where to place arresters

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    I bought some arrestors like the ones that Redwood posted and placed them at the outlet box as shown on the picture. They worked for maybe 2 weeks or so but now the water hammer has returned....
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    Re-use neoprene gasket?

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    I need to remove a floor-mounted, back outlet toilet to put in new flooring. It has a neoprene ring to connect the flange to the toilet and I was wondering if I can just re-use the same one or...
  3. The point of having your septic tank pumped is to...

    The point of having your septic tank pumped is to remove all of the "clumps and debris". If the new guy is not doing that, then I don't think he is really pumping out your tank. If you don't remove...
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    No, my tub/shower faucet kit did not contain any...

    No, my tub/shower faucet kit did not contain any sort of gaskets for the trim. I trusted the plumber to make sure water would not make its way into the wall but unfortunately his plumbers putty...
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    probably bad electrical grounding in my case....

    probably bad electrical grounding in my case. When I moved into the house 18 months ago, the ground wire was loosely wrapped around the water meter. Don't know how long it was like that before I put...
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    what causes pinholes?

    what causes pinholes?
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    one last thing

    one question. if you had installed the shower for a customer, would you have sealed the trim with caulk, or done what my plumber did and put lots of putty under the trim?

    I am beginning to think...
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    Thanks, I'll have to run out and get some.

    Thanks, I'll have to run out and get some.
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    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll get right on it....

    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll get right on it.

    The reason I think the water is running down the tile and getting into the wall is that there is a visible gap between the tile and the trim. The...
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    It,s a moen 3 handle shower valve. It was...

    It,s a moen 3 handle shower valve. It was installed just last year. I don't think its leaking.
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    Green copper pipes

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    I was wondering whether I should worry about green patches appearing on my copper pipes, especially around the joints?

    Thanks
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    Sealing around shower handles

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    I found a small puddle of water in the basement below the bathroom and traced it to a small leak/drip coming from around shower handle wall tube. I think the water is running down the tile...
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    If you go with the pleated filters, make sure...

    If you go with the pleated filters, make sure your furnace will work properly with these. I made the mistake of replacing the cheap fiberglass filter that were in my house when I bought it with the...
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    Furnace filter restricting airflow?

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    I have a 1993 vintage Carrier furnace that has been cycling frequently and takes forever to reach the set temperature (probably 1-2 degree change per hour!). Yesterday the furnace stopped...
  15. I have no plumbing experience and like Sedin26 I...

    I have no plumbing experience and like Sedin26 I too read this forum daily and find it to be an fantastic source of reliable and accurate information. I came here because I don't know a single thing...
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    Thanks. I did search for Aqua Touch but...

    Thanks.

    I did search for Aqua Touch but couldn't find any contact details. I found a few for sale on **** but these are listed as surplus stock from HD. I'll try searching some more but if any one...
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    I do have a shut off valve on the main water...

    I do have a shut off valve on the main water supply from the street which I guess I will use to shut off water to the whole house.

    Unfortunately, I have come to the conclusion that whoever built...
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    Can't find shut off valves

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    I am thinking about changing my kitchen faucet but when I looked under the sink, I noticed that the supply lines do not have shut off valves. I followed the pipes down through the basement and...
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    Aqua Touch Kitchen faucet

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    I have an Aqua-touch pull-out kitchen faucet (model 7811) that drips. I can't seem to find much info about this brand of faucets online and don't know how to fix it.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
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    I have a similar type of pump on my laundry tub...

    I have a similar type of pump on my laundry tub but made by Bur-Cam. It works well and doesn't need a vent but I think you'll find the pro plumbers on this forum will not recommend it for various...
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    Thanks for the input. So basically the...

    Thanks for the input.

    So basically the consensus seems to be that "Master plumber does not equal Better plumber".

    Will be asking for references from potential plumbers and checking BBB.
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    Plumber qualifications

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    I'm looking to find someone to do some work for me soon and have a question about qualifcations. Is there a difference between a "Licensed Plumber" and a "Licensed Master Plumber"? I see the...
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    Thanks Terry. So far no leaks as far as I can...

    Thanks Terry.

    So far no leaks as far as I can tell so I think I have a good seal. Will keep an eye on it for a few weeks but hopefully this will solve the problem.

    Great forum by the way, I've...
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    cleaning products and septics

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    Does anyone know if the Scrubbing bubbles toilet cleaning gel would harm a septic system? On their website it says safe for septics but the packaging has all sorts of poison warnings on it but...
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    replacing neoprene gasket

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    I posted a few months back about my floor mounted rear-outlet toilet that had intermiitant leaking. Well I finally got around to replacing the neoprene gasket and found that the toilet had...
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