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  1. Thanks for the suggestions guys, but I found my...

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, but I found my problem. The problem was WEAK batteries. Unfortunately I didn't figure it out until I installed the new water heater and heard the difference in the...
  2. I hooked two 20# tanks together and connected...

    I hooked two 20# tanks together and connected them to the water heater. I had high hopes but alas, they were squelched, as it did not work. The same problem persisted; in fact it seemed to be worse...
  3. Interesting idea. This makes sense. We've always...

    Interesting idea. This makes sense. We've always used a 20 lb tank and didn't have any issues with the past two winters, but at this point I'm willing to try anything that's reasonable. I don't...
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    Need a ball valve recommendation

    Can anyone recommend a brass ball valve that will last? We replaced on that we had used for about 1 1/2 years with the same brand. The second one has only been installed for about 3 months and it...
  5. LPG Tankless Water Heater Trouble with Ignition

    I have an Eccotemp L10 Tankless Water Heater. This unit was installed two years ago and it has been used since for all our hot water. It worked great for 6 months and then we had to replace the...
  6. Is it ok to use Oatey Great White Pipe Joint...

    Is it ok to use Oatey Great White Pipe Joint Compound in lieu of teflon tape on the threads when installing the CSV1A? When installing other brass fittings, we've found it works better than the tape...
  7. Thanks a bunch for all the information. I have...

    Thanks a bunch for all the information.

    I have ordered a CSV1A. I just wish I had done this sooner. :)
  8. Thanks Don L. I suspected that was the case. ...

    Thanks Don L. I suspected that was the case.

    I have question about the CSV1. I understand the CSV1 comes in models, 130, 140, 150 and 160. If I understand correctly the last two digits correspond...
  9. This sounds like it is exactly what I need. I'm...

    This sounds like it is exactly what I need. I'm researching this now and hope to purchase one as soon as I'm sure of which model will work best. Meanwhile, would it help at all to adjust the...
  10. Pressure switch setting for small tank

    I had to replace a pressure switch on a 2-gallon pressure tank. I don't know what the pressure settings were on the faulty switch. The new switch (one I already had purchased for another purpose)...
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    Bending Pex

    We're getting ready to install a Pex homerun system with a Manabloc. Viega Pex has a bend radius of 8 times the pipe diameter or 4" for 1/2" pipe. We bought the 100' roll of Pex so the pipe has a...
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    We're getting ready to install a Pex homerun...

    We're getting ready to install a Pex homerun system with a Manabloc, so we also are struggling with the flexibility issue. Viega Pex has a bend radius of 8 times the pipe diameter or 4" for 1/2"...
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    Thanks valveman and LLigetfa. This was most...

    Thanks valveman and LLigetfa. This was most helpful. I really appreciate the time you guys give to sharing information with folks like me.

    About that air vent... the pipe that the 1/2" cap is...
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    Water pipe in deep well

    I need some help in understanding how the water pipe is connected under the well head. Since obviously I can only see what's on top, I'm attaching a picture of that in hopes that someone can tell me...
  15. No, it was PVC for the cold supply and CPVC for...

    No, it was PVC for the cold supply and CPVC for the hot. My husband put it in about 10 years ago because the original iron pipes were badly corroded. We had no problems from either the PVC or CPVC...
  16. Pex and Condensation - to insulate or not to insulate?

    We're putting Pex in our new home. I've never had Pex in a house before (only PVC) so I'm not sure what to expect. Most of the Pex will be under the floor in our basement. The full basement has...
  17. Update on fire block

    I called Viega today and asked them about the caulk. They emailed me a short list of fire block/barrier sealants that are compatible with Pex. I'm attaching it here in case it could be of help to...
  18. Jimbo, I'm getting an error message when I click...

    Jimbo, I'm getting an error message when I click on the link. Can you try pasting it again?

    I found a document on the 3M site concerning CPVC, but like you I couldn't find anything specifically...
  19. I'm bumping this in hopes of getting a response. ...

    I'm bumping this in hopes of getting a response. If you're not familiar with the 3M product, I'd still like to know what you use as fire stop sealant that is compatible with Pex. I can check with...
  20. Fire block caulk around pipes - where and what kind?

    I have questions as to where fire block caulk is required around pipe penetrations. Can someone answer yes or no to the following locations:

    * joists?
    * blocking (between joists, over basement...
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    Around here, (NC), they don't allow PVC. We were...

    Around here, (NC), they don't allow PVC. We were told we could use CPVC, Pex, or a black plastic pipe (not sure what it's called.) We figured Pex was the best of these options.
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    Update and another question

    As per advice, we are using 10 ga red and black for the pump and 12 ga black and white for the light. We were going to get 12 ga green for the ground but they didn't have enough at Lowes so we paid...
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    Update and more questions

    I talked with the electrical inspector. The electrical wires and the water pipe (Pex) can be side by side, whether the wires are UF-B or THWN in conduit. We're like the idea of putting the wires in...
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    I agree with your assessment. We do plan to hire...

    I agree with your assessment. We do plan to hire a pro to hook all this up and run the rest of the wiring in the house. But we need to go ahead and put the wire in the ditch with our water pipe so...
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    Would this meet code or are you just joking? I...

    Would this meet code or are you just joking? I thought we had to run 2 hots and a ground for the pump. But as you can see by my continuing questions I am woefully ignorant when it comes to things...
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