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    quiet and perhaps 4" causing noticeable decrease...

    quiet and perhaps 4" causing noticeable decrease in air flow would be good reasons to see about opening the wall and shortening the vertical. so, if all goes well that will be the plan. otherwise I...
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    Jim, the actual length of the run is ap. 7 ft. ...

    Jim, the actual length of the run is ap. 7 ft. currently has 3 6" 90 deg elbows in the run. From what I remember of microwave installation charts this is well below the recommended max. I suspect...
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    Right. I am aware of these instructions. Keeping...

    Right. I am aware of these instructions. Keeping the venting at 6" would be ideal. Short of opening the wall, plus dealing with possible obstructions that precluded putting the vent in the center...
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    kitchen exhaust vent question

    I know, this really isn't an hvac question, the only relationship may be the use of sheet metal. Nevertheless: I want to install an undercabinet microwave vent hood combo over kitchen range. the...
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    water heater hot water line shut off valve

    i am about to replace the gas hot water heater. it currently has no shut off on hot water side. any reason not to add a valve to hot water side?
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    Wow. i didn't realize that suds could force...

    Wow. i didn't realize that suds could force themselves through water in the trap.

    thanks.
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    i'm not disagreeing that it is a blockage, but...

    i'm not disagreeing that it is a blockage, but how come the air doesn't back up into the vent, rather than trying to go through the traps? i am trying to visualize what is happening in the pipes.
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    thanks, sewerratz, this is getting more...

    thanks, sewerratz, this is getting more intriguing. i am trying to understand what is going on in there. so, the soap foam and splashing is coming from the churning of water in the trap? how does...
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    thanks krow. interesting. i am curious to...

    thanks krow. interesting. i am curious to understand the reasoning, and where you think that the clog might be located.
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    3 floors, kitchen sink gurgling on 1st

    1st, 2nd and 3rd floor kitchen sinks, stacked one over the other, seem to drain ok. problem is that that when 3rd floor kitchen sink drains there sometimes is soap foam or minor backup into 1st and...
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    thanks for the advice. how about the question?...

    thanks for the advice. how about the question? could the clog be caused by rust dropping from the cast iron or galv pipe? and, is infrequent use a possible contributor to the problem?
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    rust clogging drain line?

    old (70? yrs) house, cast iron waste lines, in a 3rd floor bathroom that is infrequently used, the sink drain is clogged. the tub and toilet seem to be ok. i have taken off the trap and tried...
  13. i installed the cadet 3, elongated. After 6 weeks...

    i installed the cadet 3, elongated. After 6 weeks it is working fine. i did have to tighten the flush handle. compared to the replaced 6(?) gal toilet, i continue to be amazed at how this 1.6 gal...
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    thanks. do you have a link to the latest MaP...

    thanks.

    do you have a link to the latest MaP report? the latest i can find was from 2005.

    i am also interested in any real life feedback from users.
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    anyone else have any experience with the gerber...

    anyone else have any experience with the gerber viper toilets? the plumbing supply i spoke with says that they work better than the drake. considering the 100% positive comments about the drake,...
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    i'll look at flange repair kits, to see if they...

    i'll look at flange repair kits, to see if they may help.

    the flange has both simple slot and long slots which allow for adjustment. unfortunately the simple slots are the ones closest to correct...
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    correcting crooked toilet flange

    this is in a basement washroom. the wall behind the toilet was not square to the room. at some point someone installed a pvc(?) flange, into what looks like a clay closet bend, such that the toilet...
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    well, i gave up the dream, but the owner didn't....

    well, i gave up the dream, but the owner didn't. redoing the plumbing was looking to be prohibitive, so shutting down the powder room, closing off the toilet and lav plumbing, and expanding the...
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    ok. i've given up my dream of pressure assisted...

    ok. i've given up my dream of pressure assisted resolving the problem. i am trying to figure out the simplest way to fix the waste line slope.

    i have to admit that i am a bit puzzled as to how...
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    the waste line has been rodded, and toilet...

    the waste line has been rodded, and toilet removed and checked. nothing found. after removing the toilet and having water running out of closet bend, i realized that the horizontal did not have the...
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    i know, but it does get pumped up hill. which a...

    i know, but it does get pumped up hill. which a power flush, to some sense, would do. i know that ideally the waste lines would be correctly slanted, involving opening up walls and perhaps affecting...
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    rear discharge on negative slope waste line

    i have a rear discharge toilet that isn't flushing properly. bowl fills up to below rim, and "flushes", after tank fills, the bowl water level drip a few inches, as if the water is siphoning out. i...
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    bowel water level falls

    this is a rear discharge toilet. the toilet has been shut off for several months, and seems to be clogged, since the bowl fills up, and then the level falls, not a normal flushing action. but this is...
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    tiling rear discharge toilet

    i have removed and reinstalled many bottom discharge toilets, but no experience with rear discharge, floor mount toilets. if i pull it out for tiling the concrete floor, should i be concerned with...
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