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    See anything wrong with this design

    Anybody see anything wrong with the attached DWV plan? This is just the elevation view but it tells most of the story. Trying to drain a washing machine and kitchen sink into an existing 2" drain...
  2. Standard DWV stub out height for kitchen sink

    Is there a standard stub out height above the finished floor for DWV under a kitchen sink? Also, what would be a standard spacing between the stub outs for a double compartment sink?
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    Pex manifold: copper or plastic

    What is the number one choice of professional plumbers for Pex manifolds, copper or plastic?
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    Pex manifold: Copper or plastic?

    I need to replace a manabloc pex manifold that froze and blew out a seal. Called Vanguard and they would not repair it but they would be happy to sell me another one at full price. I was always a...
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    What type of drain below hot water heater

    What type of drain should be used below a hot water heater? A standard p-trap below the floor would have a tendency to evaporate out allowing sewer gasses in so what type is usually used?
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    Unscrewing old galvanized water pipe

    Anyone have tips on unscrewing old galvanized water pipes at the joint? Should I spray the joint with penetrating oil and wait a few hours or use a heat gun? The joints may be a little rusty but do...
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    I am doing the same thing. Not a professional...

    I am doing the same thing. Not a professional plumber. Just started making the main connections to the Manabloc. PEX is alot stiffer than I would have thought. I am following the guidlines as far...
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    Are all pex crimpers the same?

    I have compared crimp rings and fittings for both Vanguard and Zurn. The Vanguard crimp rings are a little wider and a bit thicker than Zurns rings. The fittings look to be the same. Can you use a...
  9. PEX fitting compatibility-Zurn and Vanguard

    I have noticed several manufactures make pex fittings. Are all of them compatible or do you have to use Zurn pex with Zurn fittings with Zurn crimp rings put together with a Zurn crimper? Also,...
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    Got it out

    Well I did manage to get it out by brute force. Pushed up and down and side to side on the handle until I broke it loose. Looks like hard water deposits were the cause. Attached is a picture of...
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    Stuck diverter valve

    I have an old Kohler shower diverter valve that is stuck. After removing the bonnet nut I found what looks to be a floating sleeve holding the diverter valve in. Any suggestions how to free up the...
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