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  1. How many fixtures on a single 1.5" PVC drain pipe?

    I have a basement laundry sink that is currently connected to a very old (probably galvanized) drain pipe that is buried beneath the basement floor. This pipe will not stay unclogged. There is...
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    I am going to seek a second opinion from another...

    I am going to seek a second opinion from another experienced plumber. I think the first plumber is being straight-up honest (and the price doesn't seem unreasonable). Nonetheless, it's ALWAYS...
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    The water pressure is very good, despite the age...

    The water pressure is very good, despite the age of the line.
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    I think this plumber is definitely playing it...

    I think this plumber is definitely playing it safe. . . and I'm not certain I wouldn't do the same if I were in his shoes.
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    In the City of Hammond, Indiana, the HO is...

    In the City of Hammond, Indiana, the HO is responsible for the waterline from the meter to the B-Box.
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    Main water valve replacement

    O Great Plumbing Sages:

    The main water valve for my 100 year-old-house is leaking. It leaks from the top of the value around the stem. The valve is connected to galvanized pipe on both the...
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    Zoeller M-53 cycle "on" time

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    I recently installed a new Zoeller M-53 pump based on positive comments that I found on this site. The pump works great and is not nearly as noisy as the old plastic pump...
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    Yes, Redwood, I can access from the basement.

    Yes, Redwood, I can access from the basement.
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    Toilet Flange Extension

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    I'm about to install a new floor in my Mom's bathroom. Removing the old sheet vinyl will be near impossible, so we are going to install new underlayment and Durastone...
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    OK, once the heat trap ball bearing pops out, ...

    OK, once the heat trap ball bearing pops out, what do I do with it? Should it be replaced? What in the world is a "heat trap ball bearing"? Never heard of such a thing. Thanks!
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    Rattling Water Heater

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    My mom's water heater has developed a rattle. The rattle appears to be coming from the hot water outlet. Of course, it only makes this noise when water is flowing. The...
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    Sizing pipe for a new hose bib

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    I'm about to install a new hose bib so that I don't have to drag a 75' hose around the yard anymore. The location for the new hose bib is about 25' from the nearest...
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    I didn't think so . . . . thanks!

    I didn't think so . . . . thanks!
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    To flare or not to flare

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    When installing new undersink shut-off valves on to new 1/2" copper pipe, does the end of the pipe need to be flared before the valves are installed???
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    Inserting a Tee into an existing copper line

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    As am planning the routes for supply lines to my bar sink, I'm a bit cornfused about how to go about inserting a Tee into an existing supply line without having to...
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    Thanks, Senior Members! I'll do the install and...

    Thanks, Senior Members! I'll do the install and report back later on the results.
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    As it makes its way out of the sewage sump, the...

    As it makes its way out of the sewage sump, the vent is 1-1/2" for the first four feet then it becomes 2" for the balance of the run that I can see in the basement. After that it takes a turn upward...
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    Venting a Bar Sink

    I'm installing a bar sink in a remodel project. The bar sink will be located in the basement. I plan to drain the sink into a sealed pit that contains an ejector pump that empties into the...
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