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    Thanks for all those responses. I really...

    Thanks for all those responses. I really appreciate it. I've ordered a new valve. It's a threaded union on both sides, so I doubt it was heated during installation...
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    Thanks, All. This has been happening over the...

    Thanks, All. This has been happening over the span of several seasons at least. I only discovered the problem this Spring. But it's leaked about a gallon since then (I'm catching everything in a...
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    Pressure Reducing Valve Sweating?

    I have a PRV just inside the main water shutoff of my house.
    I do not have an expansion tank.

    Recently, the PRV has started 'sweating' and driping. I took it apart and cleaned the gaskets,...
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    Are you serious? I don't understand the point of...

    Are you serious? I don't understand the point of your sarcasm except to say, "I'm a pro, you're an idiot."

    I meant 'supercleaned' as 'cleaned well'; even the slightest bit of oxidation or dirt...
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    From my own meager experience: Solder will...

    From my own meager experience:

    Solder will stick to solder AND copper just fine, provided it's all supercleaned and fluxed.
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    I'm missing something in your diagram or in the...

    I'm missing something in your diagram or in the responses given so far.

    IF your fan has a black and a red, then one powers the light and one powers the fan.

    If both of those wires are making...
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    I had the same problem on a valve I recently...

    I had the same problem on a valve I recently replaced; I was similarly already dialed to 9.

    These 2 things solved the prob:
    1. I adjusted the float to stop at a higher water level. In addition...
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    flat hides better but semigloss stays clean...

    flat hides better but semigloss stays clean longer.
    Eggshell is usually viewed as the best homeowner compromise.
    Personally, I like the 'scrubbable flats'. Benjamin Moore has something called...
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    Since you're not ejecting waste anymore, your twp...

    Since you're not ejecting waste anymore, your twp might view the pit as a greywater pump, which I don't believe has the same sealing requirements for health, and hence would allow you to vent in your...
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    Thank you all for yr posts. I heated the pipe...

    Thank you all for yr posts. I heated the pipe and managed to make the repair. We're watching it closely; it's easily monitored. Worse comes to worst (he's prepared) we'll call in a pro.
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    1/2" copper pipe swelling

    After cutting out a leaking section of 1/2" copper pipe in my bro-in-law's laundry room, we discovered one of the mating sections is no longer 1/2".

    The stub going into the floor has swollen so it...
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    Poor irrigation pressure

    A friend of mine has very poor pressure for his residential irrigation system. He's on public water. The county refuses to raise the pressure to the house.

    He's using a pump and auxiliary tank to...
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    Does the paneling have insulation behind it? ...

    Does the paneling have insulation behind it?

    Replacing the paneling and (if any) insulation will immediately make a difference. The humidifiers will delay the recurrence. I'd drain the dehums...
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    Is the floor currently carpeted?

    Is the floor currently carpeted?
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    I'd advise practicing. Soldering is daunting...

    I'd advise practicing. Soldering is daunting (albeit EXTREMELY rewarding) and if you don't have a lot of extra pipe to snip off, you might cost yrself some headaches.

    Search this forum for...
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    Drilling 18" and drilling through rock (vs...

    Drilling 18" and drilling through rock (vs concrete) is probably gonna be too much even for a corded hammer drill.

    What you need is an SDS Max Rotary Hammer. You can rent a Bosch or Hilti from...
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    While we're on this subject... I've been...

    While we're on this subject...

    I've been training my 3-year old son to pee while standing. His 'pee-pee' just barely peeks over the lip of an opened toilet.

    This implies a very shallow pee...
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    They are using septic-safe sanitary napkins,...

    They are using septic-safe sanitary napkins, though, which are supposed to break down in water. So is anything safe for septic safe for an ejector pump?

    Actually- my wife corrected me: it's...
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    Sanitary napkins and ejector pumps

    The host husband and wife of a party I attended yesterday almost had a blowout fight over whether their newly installed basement bathroom can handle women's sanitary napkins.

    They have a septic...
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    I don't believe yr prob is due to toilet...

    I don't believe yr prob is due to toilet backwash. If there was a blockage downstream or in the vent, it's possible the toilet would not flush completely. But you'd notice that. After the...
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    Reduce the amount of asparagus in your and your...

    Reduce the amount of asparagus in your and your husband's and your dog's diet.
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    Here's another cool tip when using a pneumatic -...

    Here's another cool tip when using a pneumatic - especially on furniture: Cover the area with a strip of painter's tape. SHoot through the tape and fill/sand/paint with the tape in place. When you...
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    What kind of controller do you have?

    What kind of controller do you have?
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    I didn't think the locking mechanism needs...

    I didn't think the locking mechanism needs replacement. The blade certainly does, though.

    They just came out with an 'economy' contractor saw for the bargain price of $1800!!! They're also...
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    I do dig those rearmounted motors. They allow a...

    I do dig those rearmounted motors. They allow a dual bevel too.

    You should check out the Makita 12"SCMS. The most recent issue of Fine Wood Working did a comparison of 12" sliders and this one...
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