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    Thanks much for the info valveman. It is real...

    Thanks much for the info valveman. It is real wet down there. I think the setup is around 15 yrs old, and electrics outlasted mechanics. There isn't any real good way to vent the small basement...
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    Deep well pump pressure tank question

    Was up at fiance's family summer camp this weekend and noticed their well pump was cycling way to fast (every 15 seconds or so with water running) and knew this wasn't right. Pressure held fine on...
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    it looks a little bit like a menorah-- so...

    it looks a little bit like a menorah-- so probably kosher
  4. What about putting a cleanout right below the...

    What about putting a cleanout right below the fixture cross. Thats how I setup my master bath, as per a pixture terry had up of a similar setup.
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    i think you're problem is that using the double...

    i think you're problem is that using the double wye in this case is necessitating many extra fittings and not giving your drainage enough slope into the drain because you have to lay the fitting...
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    combo wyes aren't the same as fixture cross...

    combo wyes aren't the same as fixture cross fittings like the one you have installed. just break up a little more concrete on either end of the 4" pipe, use a small section of 4" pvc to connect two...
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    break up some more concrete then

    break up some more concrete then
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    I don't understand, whats the point of an AAV or...

    I don't understand, whats the point of an AAV or studor vent if you still need to vent the fixture to the roof?
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    2 single 4x2 wyes?

    2 single 4x2 wyes?
  10. My folks have a real wet basement. They have two...

    My folks have a real wet basement. They have two sump pumps one on each side of the basement (upstate NY). There are two outputs from the pump discharge. One is about 24" below ground level, and...
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    i'm sure more experts will respond. But from...

    i'm sure more experts will respond. But from what I've learned here, thats not a legit drain setup at all. you can't use a vent-T on its side like that, you are supposed to use a wye after the 2...
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    oh no ! the kids need clean hands. You can...

    oh no ! the kids need clean hands.

    You can probably do it with a long metal cutting sawzall blade. you'll have to hold the saw right up against your tile. it won't be pretty but should be...
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    Yea I would definitely just cut off the end thats...

    Yea I would definitely just cut off the end thats partially exposed with an angle grinder. Go at it from all sides, then grind down the nipple to flat after you are done, then just put a fernco on.....
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    Wall mount faucet flow restrictor

    I just installed a set of wall mount faucets with vessel sinks. The problem is the flow rate is way too high out of the faucets at full throttle and overflows the vessel. Is there some type of...
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    Terry- Just out of curiosity, why do you...

    Terry-

    Just out of curiosity, why do you prefer pex for icemaker installs specifically? I thought most of you pro's normally advised against the use of pex. It seems like if you are ok with using...
  16. I got the riser out last night. Thanks for your...

    I got the riser out last night. Thanks for your tips.

    gary i would describe dry fitting as putting sections of pipe together to visualize a layout, which I wasn't doing. this time i put a rag...
  17. Thanks for the suggestions. Its definitely not...

    Thanks for the suggestions. Its definitely not glued, and I wasn't dry fitting the section. I just put it in there temporarily.

    I think I will try notching the exposed pipe on both sides to...
  18. Temporary 4" PVC riser from closet bend now stuck and I need some advice

    Hey guys,

    I'm just getting around to tiling the floor of my master bath after not working on it for about a month. After I put the plywood floor down, I stuck a scrap 10" long 4" pvc section (not...
  19. you can also get a fernco fitting that goes over...

    you can also get a fernco fitting that goes over the whole hub of the cast iron tee.
  20. For what its worth, I think a 1/2" angle drill is...

    For what its worth, I think a 1/2" angle drill is overkill in most applications. I've replumbed a kitchen and 2 baths, and never needed a right angle drill to drill drain vent lines.

    I find my...
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    my 2 cents here on the pex issue. I may be...

    my 2 cents here on the pex issue. I may be taking a leap of faith in assuming that after all of the brass pex fittings busted and the lawsuits a few years back, the PEX manufacturers have taken...
  22. yea it doesn't seem like it would stand the test...

    yea it doesn't seem like it would stand the test of time with all those parts. Thats where I see it failing. I do think the clear plastic has some advantages, if its in an enclosed location where...
  23. Just to get you guys worked up, what do you think of this?

    Permaflow Drain:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0021L9BXS/

    I don't work for this company or anything, I just saw it and it seems to have some use. Not sure if it actually functions...
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    I just used a metal cutting carbide blade on my...

    I just used a metal cutting carbide blade on my regular circular saw. It cut through like butter, much more even cut than you'd get with a sawzall as well.

    Also, use the metal banded rubber...
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    If the footer is OK.. Can you not put solvent...

    If the footer is OK.. Can you not put solvent weld unions on ABS? it doesn't seem like it would be THAT bad. You'd have to cut the 3" abs and 1.5" abs above the blocking for the copper pipe,...
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