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    What are you installing, a shower or a Human Car...

    What are you installing, a shower or a Human Car Wash? I'm joking of course, but bending ridgid copper scares me. I'd either use flexible copper from the POC to all the outlets in your shower, or...
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    I doubt it, but don't believe me! I have...

    I doubt it, but don't believe me! I have installed toilets that have had flanges with elongated bolt holes so that they could be moved back and forth to accomodate different mountings.
  3. Actually, Jimbo, I think getting slightly off...

    Actually, Jimbo, I think getting slightly off the track is one of the primary benefits of a forum such as this, which is why they call it a "thread." It tends to weave around a bit and generates...
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    Gary's right, and rain is not necessarily a...

    Gary's right, and rain is not necessarily a concern, because the vent on the roof is such a small opening. I would fill the hole with some strong epoxy compound such as marine-tex or JB Weld, then...
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    Interesting thread..... I'm particularly...

    Interesting thread..... I'm particularly interested in the question raised by mark and rugged that basically asks why a stop is allowed a compression on one end, but not the other? These are proven...
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    Absolutely! I don't have any of my pressure loss...

    Absolutely! I don't have any of my pressure loss charts handy right now, but you will find that the psi loss per foot on standard garden hose is pretty scary compared to PVC pipe. Your best bet is...
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    Good deal, sib. The realm of irrigation pieces,...

    Good deal, sib. The realm of irrigation pieces, parts and accessories can be a confusing one, and it's all about the almighty dollar. you are correct in that an "Orbit" valve is basically an...
  8. Now why is that, Jimbo? I've never heard that,...

    Now why is that, Jimbo? I've never heard that, and though I'm not disagreeing with you, I'm just curious. Surely there's a logical reason. I would think it would be more efficient, as hot air...
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    The cure may be more simple than you realize. ...

    The cure may be more simple than you realize. However, it does involve disassembly of the valve that is hammering. Irrigation valves are of a diaphraghm type that use the water pressure to close...
  10. I guess I'm not quite sure what your question is....

    I guess I'm not quite sure what your question is. If the vent from your dryer to the roof has a 4 inch gap, you need to close that gap. I had a similar experience back in 95 after my house was...
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    Thanks, Gary! I have so many pieces, parts,...

    Thanks, Gary!

    I have so many pieces, parts, gizmos, fittings and repair parts from when I was in the business.... One of these days you are going to find them on ****. I have spacers and rings,...
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    Adjust the valve if you want, while monitoring...

    Adjust the valve if you want, while monitoring the performance of the water emitters downstream. You do not want to comprimise the performance there.

    The sound you are hearing is the PRV doing...
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    5600 Piston Assembly

    Time for me to ask rather than answer for a change....

    A buddy of mine has a 5600 single tank econominder, no flowmeter, just a timer. the teflon coated piston assembly keeps leaking.

    As...
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    If you think you want to invest in it, a...

    If you think you want to invest in it, a professional heat shield is a great thing. For only about $8, you get about a square foot of fiberglass wool backed by a thick foil. Unless you are using...
  15. My Two Cents in the "For What It's Worth"...

    My Two Cents in the "For What It's Worth" Department:

    I would, if it were MY bathroom and shower, definitely keep the window. Natural light is wonderful no matter where it is in the house. You...
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    At the risk of stepping over the line as far as...

    At the risk of stepping over the line as far as brands/manufacturers, and potential advertisers to this website, for which we could get in trouble discussing, could you tell me what brand of...
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    Just remember, and I don't think any of us...

    Just remember, and I don't think any of us mentioned this: Once tightened, do not back off or loosen the fitting in question. That only invites leaks.
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    Air Gap!

    Okay. Having installed many a water softener in many a community with many a different code ordinance pertaining to such water softener ordinance.... Here I go.

    An Air Gap is a very...
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    Please clarify what you mean by "Rough Valve." ...

    Please clarify what you mean by "Rough Valve." for your threaded fitting.

    Many times, it is perfectly safe, effective, and reasonable to use CPVC to complete your plumbing system behind the...
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    It is possible to reheat and resolder dry...

    It is possible to reheat and resolder dry fittings, and is definitely a WHOLE lot easier to do when the pipes are still dry. Tight spaces are a pain, but unfortunately a fact of life. You need to...
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    Another helpful way of reducing condensate on...

    Another helpful way of reducing condensate on pipes which has not been mentioned is by reducing the humidity in the ambient air around the pipes themselves. Installing a dehumidifier will remove...
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    Yes, sounds like vibration, and as rugged asked,...

    Yes, sounds like vibration, and as rugged asked, what materials are involved? Most likely the pressure tank is steel with a female threaded fitting to connect to the plumbing system.

    This time...
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    Hj is correct- there is no general rule, but some...

    Hj is correct- there is no general rule, but some guidelines that only come from experience. Some use pipe dope, some use teflon tape, some use both...

    Well I use one, the other, or both...
  24. Related Situation, but different.

    I have a similar situation, but quite different. I run a large apartment complex. My wife does the books and I take care of maintenance. We live onsite and I'd like to install my washer and dryer...
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    Toro is a manufacturer of some very good...

    Toro is a manufacturer of some very good products. I'm not an employee nor am I in any way associated with the Toro Corporation, or any other irrigation manufacturer's product, but thought that my...
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