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  1. Finding the main drain line under a slab

    Project is building a shower where none is. Imagine a clock. The proposed shower drain will be in the center. Its 8 ft or so from the toilet at 12:00, 5 feet from lavatory also at 12 :00. 7 foot from...
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    I'm sure Ethyl alcohol is responsible for a lot...

    I'm sure Ethyl alcohol is responsible for a lot of deaths, but to clarify its only slightly toxic, death occurs from overdose. Its the alcohol thats drank to get drunk. In contrast, Methyl Alcohol is...
  3. definitely a 90

    yeah its a 90. and then it drops three feet to the basement, where another 90 takes it 6" to tie into the main branch line. I imagined a spring type cable fish snake, with a special head to help it...
  4. Its rust

    I saw a cross section of pipe that had been left from the original piping from a previous repipe, and it is soft rust. Clogged all the way through, but the rust is soft. And surprisingly, the...
  5. Flush a clogged supply?

    I thought about a reverse flush. I would cut water supply, open other taps, and apply compressed air. Or they make a water hammer device that uses a blast of compressed air to apply a shockwave to...
  6. Thanks for good advice

    I understand the pros of copper, but as a novice and with the cramped working conditions, the idea of cpvc is a logical choice. I can remove the galv stub, cut a 1 1/2 hole in the back of the vanity...
  7. Can you snake a 1/2" ID galvanized pipe?

    I have a cold water supply pipe clogged with rust and mineral deposits. Its reduced to a dribble. The toilet and tub in the same bathroom are flowing fine. I removed the shut off valve, and inserted...
  8. Pipe looks good

    I removed the shut off, no problem. Its 3/8 galv pipe threaded connection, but looks like similar diameter pipe to 1/2 copper pipe. Anyway, I saw no clog there as wished for, its further inside the...
  9. I have no idea what may be in your attic, but...

    I have no idea what may be in your attic, but someone did because they brought it to your attention. I just brainstormed possible precautions to take to prevent exposure to dangerous chemicals in...
  10. Clogged Cold Supply, 1 loc., Pre shutoff

    I am visiting relatives in deerfield, Illinoise, and cant help but look for things to fix while here. House is 50-60 years old at least, and I am very intrigued by old houses after working on all the...
  11. Oatmeal would definitely get slimy. So would...

    Oatmeal would definitely get slimy. So would black pepper and sawdust, to a lesser extent. Cellulose, pharmecuetical grade, may be a good biological leak stopper. whatever grows on it is in the water...
  12. water flows reverse

    I wondered how that could happen, now I see. Anyway, Im on a well here, with two anti siphon/ one way valves.
  13. Many Molecules

    Sorry to interupt, but since I am the dumbass who started this thread....:o
    Maybe you could install an attic fan to exaust any vapors from this stuff into the environment...ug
    and consider sealing...
  14. Yes its toxic

    It is not manufactured for household plumbing. Its a temporary fix. The 1/2" copper pipes in the slab have a history of leaking. I think it will last a year, maybe more. I flushed it thouroughly, and...
  15. CI mechanical flange?

    After perusing posts here in the forum, I discovered a similar situation. and pictured was a pvc flange with stem and seal that goes into the cast pipe- BRAVO!. I'm glad this was invented to fix the...
  16. plumbing is getting easier

    I have seen a lot of products coming out that make plumbing repairs easier for the plumber who is open to new ideas and especially the DIY'er. Like cpvc, cpvc to copper unions, sharkbite couplers,...
  17. Auto Radiator stop leak plugs copper pinhole.

    Yeah I'm crazy. After rerouting the whole house hot side through the attic with cpvc, the cold sprung a leak. Something wrong with the way the pipe was run through the slab, electrolosis, settling,...
  18. 40 yr old cast closet flange has deteriorated.

    I should have replaced it when I put tile down 6 yrs ago. It holds the toilet bolts fine, but the drain opening seems to have enlarged to the point where the wax ring slips into to drain instead of...
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