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  1. Of course, you're right. I missed the part in...

    Of course, you're right. I missed the part in 250.53 that was mentioning that it has to be in a moist part of the ground. I removed a lot of what I said in my above post.
  2. Edited: (Removed things that I wasn't completely...

    Edited: (Removed things that I wasn't completely sure about, see jwelectric's post)

    A metal water pipe system is required to be bonded to your ground. (NEC 2011: 250.104A).

    But, these pipes...
  3. Natural gas valve pressure ratings and pressure testing

    Hi,

    I'm planning to add an appliance to my house, and will want to do a pressure test of the newly installed gas lines. I'm getting confused about the pressure ratings of the various valves...
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    I replaced similar windows in my house. I first...

    I replaced similar windows in my house. I first measured the width and the height of the existing opening in the wall. When I ordered the windows from *******, I gave them this as the rough opening...
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    The slow dripping out suggests that the valve...

    The slow dripping out suggests that the valve that you used to shut off the water is not fully closing. Repair/replace that first. Then, I'd insert the end of a plastic tube into the pipe and use my...
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    Good point, however I think that I misspoke...

    Good point, however I think that I misspoke slightly. As I was pumping in air, there was a point that the pressure went back down to zero..... and then I gave up at turned on the water. I hadn't...
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    The tank was quite dead, and has been replaced. I...

    The tank was quite dead, and has been replaced. I think that some rubber, or perhaps sediment, was blocking the Schrader valve and the inlet, so that I could not pump up the tank, but also water had...
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    Bladder tank; It is a ST-5. I wonder if my...

    Bladder tank; It is a ST-5.

    I wonder if my pump is just incompatible with the tank's valve, the plastic of the pump's head bumps into the tank, and perhaps prevents the valve to be opened enough...
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    Is my expansion tank dead?

    Hi,

    I've noticed that (1) Air doesn't come out of my expansion tank when I press in the valve core of the Schrader valve and (2) When I try to pump up the tank with a hand pump, no air goes into...
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    I'm a newbie at this, but I'd wonder what the...

    I'm a newbie at this, but I'd wonder what the horizontal distance is between the sinks and the soil stack. My understanding is that there is a maximum horizontal distance between the p-trap and the...
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    Replace iron fittings with brass?

    Hi,

    In my house, I have a rusted iron tee fitting in the potable water supply (to the kitchen). The iron fitting is 1/2 in and has one end going to a sillcock (chrome-plated brass???), the other...
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