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    I had the same issue. In my case, it was the...

    I had the same issue. In my case, it was the basement bathroom shower and the cause was lack of venting. There are two bathrooms at the front of the house (one on 1st floor, one on 2nd). This stacked...
  2. I had a similar issue with my old electric...

    I had a similar issue with my old electric furnace. The problem was with one of the sequencers. In my case, the problem seemed to happen when it was cold. If the heat was off at night and it was cold...
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    And even then..you would want some kind of manual...

    And even then..you would want some kind of manual override or bypass so that you can still have water on (when you want it) if power does go out.

    As hj says, there are trade-offs between any of...
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    My guess is it is something else. Even if it goes...

    My guess is it is something else. Even if it goes into defrost, the fan (outdoor) will stop, but you will still hear the compressor run. The defrost will terminate when either the coils warm up...
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    I had an old AC unit where the fan wouldn't kick...

    I had an old AC unit where the fan wouldn't kick on. If you gave it a push with a stick, it would come up to speed and spin for a couple minutes and then would stop again. In my case, the cap was bad...
  6. Yeah. There are many ways to do it. We would need...

    Yeah. There are many ways to do it. We would need to know more about the site to say what is better. For instance, the frictional part could be reduced by having a lower average flow rate over most...
  7. There's a couple ways to do it, but pump(s) will...

    There's a couple ways to do it, but pump(s) will need to be involved. Roughly speaking you can figure 0.5 psi drop for every vertical foot of rise. So, at about half way up your hill, the pressure...
  8. "eh?" wasn't a dig at all. You can replace with...

    "eh?" wasn't a dig at all. You can replace with ",huh?" or whatever. For someone who constantly calls other people names (fat, lazy, old, morons, etc.) and then you get upset over eh? really???

    I...
  9. Thread: Frozen Pipes

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    Since you know that the problem is with the hot...

    Since you know that the problem is with the hot only, you may have a better solution to protect things. You could kill the water heater (shut off breaker or turn off gas) and then close the cold feed...
  10. Me thinks you need to read the code, eh? I posted...

    Me thinks you need to read the code, eh? I posted the link to the code and even gave the section number. The state plumbing code here is based on IPC, but UPC and other ones that I've read are...
  11. Yeah. If the flooring is known in advance, the...

    Yeah. If the flooring is known in advance, the flange could be shimmed so that the tile would fit under...but everything would have to be planned to get it right (cbu thickness, ditra (yes/no), tile...
  12. Correct. It could be done at the same time or...

    Correct. It could be done at the same time or could be repeated (say drywall wasn't finished below yet or it was over a crawl space or unfinished basement).

    John: I think you are the one that...
  13. The water column would have to be vertical and...

    The water column would have to be vertical and could be located anywhere as long as the system is filled. If the top of the column is say 10' above the connections being tested, all of the joints...
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    You only need one if you have a closed system....

    You only need one if you have a closed system. For instance, if you have a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) or a check valve in the water meter. If you don't have a closed system, the expansion tank...
  15. I've seen no-hubs be tight to get on. It depends...

    I've seen no-hubs be tight to get on. It depends on the coupling and the materials you are joining. Maybe it will leak and maybe it won't. The problem is with the limited head, you aren't really sure...
  16. The problem is the fact that your flood tests are...

    The problem is the fact that your flood tests are only done with 1"-2" of water. This is not enough head to test that connection. It is just like DWV piping should never be full of water, but is...
  17. It is done differently in different areas, but...

    It is done differently in different areas, but you are still not testing that connection, so I'm not sure why you criticize Roberto for doing the same. Unless you do a 10' water column, you aren't...
  18. No. Not in CA. This drywall screw pattern wasn't...

    No. Not in CA. This drywall screw pattern wasn't for seismic at all. In this case, these were all non-load bearing walls set within a cinder block foundation. I was just surprised that they had a...
  19. Why do you think his plug is wrong? No-hub is...

    Why do you think his plug is wrong? No-hub is just a connection style. If it doesn't leak, it is okay. The other style that you listed is needed in a traditional shower build and put bellow the weep...
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    ^I don't see that he said that. He was talking...

    ^I don't see that he said that. He was talking about the list price on the TOTO website. The list prices on there are very high and tend to scare people off making them look for a cheaper solution. I...
  21. Let's clarify. A saddle valve is usually a...

    Let's clarify. A saddle valve is usually a mechanical valve that pierces the water line and then has a small tube running from that to the device (humidifier in this case). Inside the actual...
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    Yeah. This is why I like some of the 'higher end"...

    Yeah. This is why I like some of the 'higher end" systems. They have more types of protection for the compressor. The problem is that most home owners don't know about these details. Best thing is...
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    Just seeing if you ever figured this out...

    Just seeing if you ever figured this out...
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    hj: looks to be the case. Also, it looks like the...

    hj: looks to be the case. Also, it looks like the number is 43509, which is an Oatey 3" Inside Fit PVC Closet Flange, so that confirms it.
    ...
  25. Thread: No Cold Water

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    If it was just one fixture, I would say check to...

    If it was just one fixture, I would say check to see if you had these hoses:

    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?26673-Watts-Floodsafe-Not-Very!-part-1&highlight=floodstop

    These can...
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