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  1. I agree that an increase in pressure is the key....

    I agree that an increase in pressure is the key. The problem is how to increase pressure when the friction loss of the 1" pipe is so large for the 500' run. I'm sure that if I dropped the flow to a...
  2. After reading more about my situation on other...

    After reading more about my situation on other forums I think I will leave it as is until I can upsize the main feed line to a 2" line.

    If I reduce the nozzle size but add an additional zone with...
  3. Pushing lake water 500' through 1" sch 40- Uggh

    I bought a lake house with 2 acres to irrigate. The existing system uses a 3hp pump connected directly to a manifold with 8 zones feed off of it. The problem is that the pressure at the heads of most...
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    Poll: One thing that I haven't seen addressed is the...

    One thing that I haven't seen addressed is the disaster potential of the tank type HWH. I have 5 HWH's and 3 are upstairs over living areas. To relocate isn't possible or at least practical. 2 have...
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    It is common for roofers to replace the roof jack...

    It is common for roofers to replace the roof jack however; a new rubber gasket is almost always all that is needed.
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    I know you wouldn't have posted this if you...

    I know you wouldn't have posted this if you understood the implications of doing it. Quick answer is for a quick vent use an AAV if only for the one sink. May not be code so you might want to check...
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    I'd like to add that I would start out tightening...

    I'd like to add that I would start out tightening the shut off only snug. After pressurizing the pipe then tighten until the dripping stops. The warping of the fitting is very common and occurs due...
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    They sell "bladder" stoppers. Small rubber plugs...

    They sell "bladder" stoppers. Small rubber plugs you put in the pipe then inflate with a hand pump.
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    If cost is no object then go with the 1". 3/4...

    If cost is no object then go with the 1". 3/4 will work fine and with the cost difference I'd not waste the $ on the 1". Is the upstream connection 1" or larger? Price it out and see if the cost is...
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    Looks like the ABS has a cleanout going directly...

    Looks like the ABS has a cleanout going directly into a copper Tee.
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    Crest, You must chose between the right pump...

    Crest,

    You must chose between the right pump or the correct flow rate of the sprinkler heads. If the pump is used for your house then getting a mega pump might be to much for the house but...
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    I had this one also. Two 4" and two 2" cast iron...

    I had this one also. Two 4" and two 2" cast iron vents cut flush with deck in attic. One 4" in one part of house- Added an AAV. Tied the two 2" vents with the other 4" and AAV'd that also. Result=...
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    Follow-up $$$$$$

    The pipe bursting has begun.

    The whole 150' needed replacement. The main problem is root infestation where the 6" cast iron joins the clay which is under 50' of slab. The clay pipe has numerous...
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    Thanks for the reply Mike. The pipe replacement...

    Thanks for the reply Mike. The pipe replacement method I was referring to was pipe bursting where they pull a cable with a bit on the leading end to bust the old pipe then behind that is a similar or...
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    Sewer Pipe Options

    I'm replacing a cracked, root infested section of my main sewer line. Total length to be replaced is about 50'. The pipe leads another 100' to the septic system. Original pipe is 4" clay. Part to be...
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