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  1. Don't buy a GE from a big box store.

    Don't buy a GE from a big box store.
  2. That is a big home. You might just consider...

    That is a big home. You might just consider doing this. Pipe the hot water pipe in a big loop. Somewhat like the veins in your own body. You would just need to do a good job of insulating the hot...
  3. HMMMM, value? You mean valve. That is the first...

    HMMMM, value? You mean valve. That is the first thing I do when I install a new water heater. Make certain the new ball valve is a full port valve. Here is a neat little trick. Do the action of...
  4. That is cosmetic and will not harm the heaters...

    That is cosmetic and will not harm the heaters function. It could be repaired like body work on a car though. I once bought a two wheeled lawn cart at Sears. The box looked perfect. I got it home...
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    I would climb on the roof and stick a garden hose...

    I would climb on the roof and stick a garden hose in and turn it on. I work at a University. We had a set of bathrooms that were causing trouble. With a whole bunch of kids around there is...
  6. Go to the hardware store and buy a gallon of...

    Go to the hardware store and buy a gallon of muriatic acid or hydrochloric acid or pool acid. Take the tank lid off and place a funnel in the standpipe. Open the acid and pour some in the funnel...
  7. It is possible that this branch of the water...

    It is possible that this branch of the water system is clogged with small rocks. You could install a tee with another shut off valve and hook an air compressor or portable air tank to the line to...
  8. Is this resolved? If it is possible to get on...

    Is this resolved? If it is possible to get on your roof and stuff a wet rag in the vent pipe over this bathroom you might be able to remove the drain from under the sink and cap it off. Then stuff...
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    Is this still a problem? If this toilet is on...

    Is this still a problem? If this toilet is on the first floor and the home is on a slab it could be that a root has worked its way from under the house and penetrated the wax seal and a root ball...
  10. Vacuuming the stoppage is just plain smart. I...

    Vacuuming the stoppage is just plain smart. I give your guy an A for thinking of something different. I work at a university and people don't give a tinkers damn what they sweep or kick into a...
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    A check valve is needed but get one used in the...

    A check valve is needed but get one used in the solar hot water industry. One that may only need a half pound of pressure to open it. You can get a Grundfos circ pump that may only be 1/64 of a HP....
  12. Start by removing the drain from the P Trap to...

    Start by removing the drain from the P Trap to the wall. If you disturb the tail piece you may end up with a leak there too. OR, You may just want to remove the entire drain including the sink...
  13. You might try going to Ace Hardware. They may...

    You might try going to Ace Hardware. They may carry Febco Fittings. They are an Indiana company that makes rubber fittings for odd sizes of pipes. They will tighten down with big hose clamps.
  14. Do you have a wet vac? Perhaps the stoppage...

    Do you have a wet vac? Perhaps the stoppage could just be sucked out. You may not have much to loose. Then again an open vent on the roof might make this a waste of time. If it were possible to...
  15. http://products.dahlvalve.com/AdvancedWebPage.aspx...

    http://products.dahlvalve.com/AdvancedWebPage.aspx?CategoryText1=mini-ball%20valves&SBCatPage=1&FromPage=1&sbt=

    That's an easy one. Buy these for replacements. After installing these where I...
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    You might buy a roll of teflon tape for gas...

    You might buy a roll of teflon tape for gas fittings. it is yellow in color and much thicker than normal thread tape. I am no fan of mixing metal and plastic threads. You should be careful of...
  17. Looks like silicone to me too. Do you have a...

    Looks like silicone to me too. Do you have a sawzall? A good minute is all you would need. I would not pound on it with a hammer.
  18. I am hoping that the pipe in the floor is a trap....

    I am hoping that the pipe in the floor is a trap. If it is dry pour some water in it and then pour a small amount of vegetable oil on top of the water. The oil will keep the water from drying out. ...
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    I would go with the Dahl Ball valve. These...

    I would go with the Dahl Ball valve. These things are completely over built and that is a good thing! Much better than anything in the big box stores. The biggest problem with a angle stop is that...
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    Pouring a small amount of vegetable oil in a...

    Pouring a small amount of vegetable oil in a floor drain will help keep water in trap from drying out.
  21. Personally, I am impressed with the pro press...

    Personally, I am impressed with the pro press fittings. Makes for a nice fast installation. I don't know how they are considered bulky, but they are expensive. I personally use two .5 filters. ...
  22. I agree with HJ. use FULL PORT ball valves. If...

    I agree with HJ. use FULL PORT ball valves. If you are using them in a sweat copper system use threaded valves and use male pipe thread adapters. If you plan to insulate around the ball valve find...
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    Such destruction and theft is terrible. If they...

    Such destruction and theft is terrible. If they can't eat it or screw it they just destroy it!. It's ridiculous to go into a stall and find that some idiot pissed all over the toilet seat.
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    Get a garden hose in the pipe and turn it on. If...

    Get a garden hose in the pipe and turn it on. If water does not overflow out of it then it is either clear or you cleaned it out with the hose.
  25. http://www.best-water-purification-reviews.com/dea...

    http://www.best-water-purification-reviews.com/dean-kamen-water-purifier.html

    Here is a water purifier that is helping poor countries. The guy that invented the Segway invented this.
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