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    hj it's the old case of the dreamers and the...

    hj it's the old case of the dreamers and the doers. The engineers use all their books, charts, and tables to dream it up but it's up to us in the field to make it really happen.
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    "thermal expansion, external forces or other...

    "thermal expansion, external forces or other situations can cause breakage or leaking at or near the joint"
    I've personally never had this happen in my 25+ years in the trade and I've used brass...
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    I always use brass ball valves with PVC. Over...

    I always use brass ball valves with PVC. Over the years I've found PVC ball valves to become hard to open and close after being installed for a while. Probably the biggest thing to realize when...
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    White specks in water

    I have a customer who was experiencing whilte specks in their kitchen faucet, a pull-out sprayer type Delta. The faucet aerator was getting blocked by them. I took the spray head off the hose and...
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    Cable cutter

    Can you get a cable behind it? I use one of those cable cutters with rings on the ends for tight spaces. Only problem with ABS is that sometimes it wants to melt back together.
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    Tried them

    I've tried a couple of the Basement Watchdog backups and they seem to be good units. I would only use their battery backup though and not their main sump pumps. My preference after installing a few...
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    Website

    I don't get into much mobile home work but there is a very good website for questions called mobilehomerepair.com . They can answer any questions you have regarding mobile homes, I have contacted...
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    OOPS, didn't even look at the model number. I'm...

    OOPS, didn't even look at the model number. I'm in fall in Pennsylvania mode, reminding my customers to disconnect their hoses.
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    Provided...

    That is provided it extends into a heated space where it actually shuts off. I say this because a customer had one freeze and burst but the seat end of it was still inside the exterior wall, the...
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    Threaded adapter

    Why don't you stick a 1/2" PVC by male adapter on then a threaded ball valve and a 1/2" CPVC by male adapter out of that. That way you'd have a shutoff valve right where the line comes up through...
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    Weld Flanges

    Instead of threaded flanges go to a supply house that handles commercial pipefitting supplies and see if they have or can get you slip-on weld flanges. They will slide over the end of the pipe and...
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    Around here

    I know in this area the curb stop is where the water company's responsibility ends, but the valve is included in their responsibility. Most water companies here will turn the water off and back on...
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    Yes

    Based on the example shown, I'd say yes.
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    Surrendered!

    Thanks for all your replies, after the BW tech rep could offer no clear solution we decided to call in the reinforcements. The local rep steered me toward a local contractor who does all their...
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    Bradford white issue

    Having a problem with a BW 40 gallon gas power vent, 7 years old. The water heater stopped working and I checked it out, the ignitor was not heating up. Replaced the ignitor and the problem did not...
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    Don't air test

    Lead joints are not designed to be air tight they are designed to be water tight. Once the oakum gets water against it it will swell and seal the joint, the lead keeps it in place. Chances are your...
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    Covering pex stubouts

    What have you plumbers used to cover pex tubing where the stubouts are exposed? I have a couple places on a job where I had to come up through the floor for toilet supplies and would like to cover...
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    Similar issue

    Have a customer with three small boys, but big enough to stand up and pee "like a man". He experienced a urine smell at a couple of the toilets the boys used most of the time. I pulled one of them...
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    Try this place

    Look inside the tank and see if you can find the model number stamped in. Then take a look at this place, they may have or be able to get you what you need. Do make sure you're not spending more on...
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    Contact AS

    Redwood's right with the numbers, it's listed as an IAPMO approved 1.6 gallon toilet manufactured by American Standard with those listing numbers. Try contacting AS, but they do not make this model...
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    Actually........

    I ran into this last year when a customer bought his Rinnai off the internet auction site from an outfit in New Jersey. They sold him a larger model Rinnai that would give him more water flow than...
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    I have

    I have done exactly that with Rinnai water heaters and they work fine, I just jumped up to 3/4" right away. Some of those installations have been in several years with no issues. I'd say do it.
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    HJ is correct

    No battle starter here, however, had Southern man looked at the installation instructions for the Kohler parts breakdown link he provided, he would have seen the rubber gasket goes UNDER the tub or...
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    Call service guy

    Instead of messing around with this and guessing the correct setting, you should just go ahead and get the service guy you mentioned in to set it up. He will adjust it to give you a correct burn and...
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    Personal choice

    I have been using mostly Zoeller and some Hydromatic pumps - they both seem to perform and hold up for my customers. I'm sure there are other very good brands out there which you'll hear about from...
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