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  1. Thread: vibrating pipes

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    vibrating pipes

    Thanks for your replies.
    I tried shutting off all the toilets, but still get the vibration. :-(

    I don't think it's a pressure prob because we have city water in a townhouse development, and...
  2. Thread: vibrating pipes

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    vibrating pipes - 2nd request

    Hi - I posted this a few days ago and didn't get any response. Hope someone has an opinion?

    We had our whole townhouse re-piped with CPVC pipes about a year ago. Now we are getting a vibration in...
  3. Thread: vibrating pipes

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    vibrating pipes

    Hi - we had our whole townhouse re-piped with CPVC(?) pipes about a year ago. Now we are getting a vibration in the basement whenever any faucet is shut off. You turn off a faucet and then about 5-10...
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    question about home radiator

    Hi - is there any way to (easily) disassemble a big, heavy, iron home hot water radiator so it can be taken outta the house without breaking my back? It's the old kind with a series of "coils" that...
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    radiant heat question

    My son is renovating the basement of his 1940's era house. He's having the big old iron hot-water radiator pipes that hang below the ceiling replaced with flexible black Pex(?) tubing and put up...
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    white stuff in my faucets

    I heard about the code first from the guy at Home Depot. He wasn't trying to sell me anything. He's just a retired plumber who works there. But then when I was calling for estimates a couple of...
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    white stuff in my faucets

    Hi - I was the original poster here with the white particles clogging my aerators.
    Just an update:
    I had intended to wait till spring (cold here in Wash, DC) and try to drain and replace the dip...
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    about radiator heat

    "A boiler sized to heat the entire house modified to only heat a small portion could end up short cycling which makes it less efficient. Depending on the unit, it may support the use of a different...
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    about radiator heat

    Yeah, I think it does have an expansion tank. There's a big, cylindrical tank mounted on the ceiling, with a faucet-type valve attached to it. About the size of maybe 10 or 15 gallons.
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    about radiator heat

    Yeah, he wants to continue heating the basement with the current boiler.
    What's an expansion tank, and why would he need one? I was thinking the boiler would be "too" powerful - since it only has...
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    about radiator heat

    Hi - I'm asking for my son who bought a circa 1940's house with radiator heat...

    He's had central air/heat installed on the top 2 floors. Now he wants to keep the radiator heat only in basement. ...
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    white stuff in my faucets

    Thx for the replies. I checked and it does seem I have a disintegrating dip tube in my water heater. It's code is 1995, and the white particles don't dissolve in vinegar.

    I'm wondering what to do...
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    white stuff in my faucets

    Hi - can someone maybe tell me what these tiny white stone-like pieces are that I find in my aerators all the time? They clog up the water flow. Since about a year or 2 ago I've had to remove and...
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    nuisance or danger - banging pipes

    Hi - we recently had our townhouse totally re-plumbed with CPVC supply pipes (to replace the defective polybutylene it was built with). About 7 months later some of the pipes have started to make a...
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    Hee hee... I was thinking the same thing. In...

    Hee hee...
    I was thinking the same thing. In fact I'm on the "right" coast - about as far away from Alameda County as you can be.
    But I do appreciate all the responses I got. My son is taking...
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    No, I'm fairly certain it's hot water and not...

    No, I'm fairly certain it's hot water and not steam. What about using PEX tubing to replace the black iron pipe? The manufacturer says PEX is rated up to 200 degrees F. But would it be as reliable...
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    Can I move radiator water pipes into ceiling?

    My son just moved into a house built in the early 40's. In the basement the black steel (iron?) pipes that lead from the boiler to the radiators above run a couple of inches "below" the ceiling...
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    Heat Pump leaking?

    Hi - you guys helped me before, now I have a prob with my heatpump. I live in a townhouse. I have the condenser in backyard and the evaporator/fan unit off my living room. The pipes that connect them...
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    re-piping whole house

    Hi - We had a plastic water line break in my condo's ceiling last week causing major damage. It's a 2 level townhouse with an apartment underneath. It was built around 1985 with that plastic poly...
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    follow up to sharing water via garden hose

    Hi - thx for all the replies about sharing my water with my neighbor who had a pipe break. I hooked the 2 bibs together and now she has water to flush toilet at least. I got 1 follow up question:
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    Ok, thanks for all the input. I connected the 2...

    Ok, thanks for all the input. I connected the 2 hose bibs and water is flowing. She's in the process of getting estimates, and now she can at least use the toilet and wash herself off a bit. I...
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    sharing water via garden hose?

    My neighbor had a pipe burst and her water is shut off for at least a few days. A plumber told her that it is possible to share our water with her by coupling our 2 garden hoses together? He said...
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    Yeah, only 1 or 2 cubes at a time, lol. That's...

    Yeah, only 1 or 2 cubes at a time, lol. That's why I thought it wasn't working. I opened the door and there was 1 little cube in the bucket. Then about half hour later I looked and there were 2. ...
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    Yep, that pic shows exactly what I've got - just...

    Yep, that pic shows exactly what I've got - just the single one, not the double one. Here's the latest on my icemaker:

    It 'does' appear to be working. It pops out one little ice cube about every...
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    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, you might be right...

    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, you might be right about not being a pump. But it looks like a little pump - and it has an electrical connection to the fridge. The lever is in the 'on' position.
    I'll...
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