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  1. flange and nut torque.

    Thanks for your help.
    Is it tightent to snug then add 1/4 turn.
  2. Simple installation of toilet fill valve, either Korky or fluidmaster

    Hello,

    I have a question regarding installing a new fill valve for my toilet.

    Please let me know of any suggestions. I just want to make sure I am doing this correctly.

    My actual supply...
  3. Any recommendations for a small pin hole leak a/c

    Hello,

    I have a Rheem 5 ton residential a/c condenser unit that sits outside the house.
    This unit and all the similar ones in this neighborhood are approximately 20 years old.
    This type of a/c...
  4. Hello, What is the approximate cost of a 5 ton...

    Hello,

    What is the approximate cost of a 5 ton 13 seer, R410A unit condensor costs.

    What is costs with thermal expansion valve, new copper tubing, and evaporative coils.

    If the leak, i.e....
  5. Thanks, The furnace portion is an 11 year old...

    Thanks,

    The furnace portion is an 11 year old Lennox, 100k BTU, in the attic of a two story house.
    The condenser, is a Rheem 19-20 year old 5 ton unit. Installed for all the houses in this...
  6. Thanks, Is the information you mentioned...

    Thanks,

    Is the information you mentioned valid for California state laws. What if the small .0001 " inch or less diameter hole is behind the stucco wall. Not in the condenser, or outside the...
  7. Rheem 5 ton a/c condenser - small pin hole leak

    Hello,

    I have a Rheem 5 ton residential a/c condenser unit that sits outside the house.
    This unit and all the similar ones in this neighborhood are approximately 19-20 years old.
    This type of...
  8. soak with vinegar

    hello,
    Do you soak the portion inside the valve with vinegar. What about the theads.
  9. Do you use vinegar for soaking the stem portion. ...

    Do you use vinegar for soaking the stem portion.

    Then use something else for the threads.
  10. Price Pfister - Single Push/Pull Shower stem valve

    Hello,

    Does anyone know the process or instructions to remove this item.


    I believe it is an Avante model from price pfister.

    I do not want to cause damage to piping behind the tile wall...
  11. pressure regulator valve (PRV) - Do I need an expansion tank for California regison

    Please correct me if I am wrong. The pressure regulator valve sits outside the house.
    Here is a picture, If I have a pressure regulator, Do I need an expansion tank with a water heater...
  12. Thermal expansion tank - California region

    Thanks for all the responses. I have seen over a dozen water heater intalled.
    However, I have not seen anyone with a thermal expansion tank.

    I have even seen professional install by the big...
  13. An expansion tank - for water heater - California region.

    Hello,


    Regarding houses in the California area.
    Has anyone used or installed an expansion tank with a water heater installation.
    What is the size of this, and is this a requirement. I have...
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    Floodchek hose installation

    Thanks for all your help and advice. Floodchek hose installation was completed over the 2011 Christmas New year Holidays.
    The distance between the wall and washing machine is about 6.75 inches. ...
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    Floodchek hose installation

    Hello,

    Do you use the right angle 90 degree goose neck connection at the water valve.
    Also, is the hose attachment to the washing machine hand torque + 1/4 turn,
    since washing machine outlet is...
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    When do you need to replace a water heater - add drain pan

    Hello,
    Has anyone heard of adding a gas sediment trap to water heaters for the Southern
    California area. How much does this costs. Also, what are the size constraints.


    Thank you
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    Hello, Therefore, what is the maximum life of...

    Hello,

    Therefore, what is the maximum life of a Bradford White water heater. I have seen some neighbors still have one
    that is 19 years old.

    Only replace water heater when leaking, or when it...
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    When do you need to replace a water heater - add drain pan

    Hello,

    I would like to thank everyone for all the advice and input.
    Therefore, must replace when water heater when you see a slight leak coming from the top or bottom of the tank.

    Is it...
  19. Regarding braided stainless steel lines - washing machine

    Has anyone heard or seen braided stainless steel washing machine hoses fail.

    Is this a blister case starting as a slow leak. At the wall connection location to the hose.

    Also, failure after 8...
  20. Washing machine hoses - has anyone heard of PEX

    Hello,

    Has anyone heard of PEX washing machine hoses. Are these hoses reliable.
    As for example 10-12 years of trouble free service.
    Anyone heard of failures, problems or leaks.


    PEX Washing...
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    When replacing a water heater, use a drain pan

    Hello,

    Should you use a metal drain pan, or a plastic drain pan when installing a new water heater.

    Also, the two copper H2O lines and gas line should be brand new. Is a flexible steel line...
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    Thermal expanstion tank for water heater

    For the Arizona California region. Where the temperature is between 39 - 102 degrees F,
    do you need a thermal expansion tank.


    Thanks.
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    washing machine hoses braided steel vs. rubber

    I have not heard of any instance of braided steel bursting. If there are any cases, please let me know.
    If there are any pictures, please post also. What was the time frame, burst after 13 years,...
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    Floodchek washing machine hoses

    Hello,
    Has anyone experienced or used floodchek washing machine hoses.
    Also, how do you like them.

    Thanks.

    http://www.floodchek.com/


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otj568xY7Cs
  25. Washing machine hose replacement time frame - braided steel vs. black rubber

    :confused:Hello,
    How often do you need to replace the two washing machine hoses.


    I read this for black rubber hoses

    " clients that they examine their washing machine hoses on a regular...
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