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    Did I miss the part about the shutoff for the...

    Did I miss the part about the shutoff for the outside faucet?

    It sure would help in finding the problem area.

    What kind of plumber would pipe up a house with no outside faucet shutoffs, inside.
  2. How old is this house? How long have you lived in...

    How old is this house? How long have you lived in it? How many bathrooms? How many people live in it from day to day? Any new construction?



    That's why I ask.
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    Wow, just wow. Another mountain out of a...

    Wow, just wow.

    Another mountain out of a molehill.

    Just cut the pipe, either on horizontal or vertical piece.

    Move the box to wherever it will go on the stud.

    Glue in one coupling to...
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    A more detailed description of one of my points...

    A more detailed description of one of my points that can be the difference between success and failure. :cool:
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    I'm not going to get into the wiring points of...

    I'm not going to get into the wiring points of the thermostat since I really don't want to look it up.

    Seems like a standard install, separate wires from A/C and furnace.

    You have two...
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    Thank you for your kind replies people. Just...

    Thank you for your kind replies people.

    Just needed some worldly input on probable cause and it looks like a consensus.

    And I grew up with a bunch of Italian families and never noticed.

    Of...
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    Boiling water VS plastic pipe

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a neighbor that I did a double SS basin kitchen sink install for 6 months ago.

    She said she noticed a very small drip under one of the basins recently and I confirmed...
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    Replace it. I just did. Costs less than $15....

    Replace it. I just did.

    Costs less than $15. at a Big Box store.

    Easy peasy:D
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    Before the resident experts inundate you with...

    Before the resident experts inundate you with scientific gobbledygook, let me say this about that.

    I moved an entire floor of computers around in Manville Corporations world headquarters back in...
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    Oh, yeah! Well, I'm so old, my neighbors from...

    Oh, yeah!

    Well, I'm so old, my neighbors from the Bronx, the guys who made you an offer you couldn't refuse, were selling swamp land down there in Florida back in the day. Isn't it ironic that now...
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    You should find something else to occupy your...

    You should find something else to occupy your time.:D

    I have owned five homes with five electric water heaters that ranged up to 20 years old.

    I have never replaced anything on any of them and...
  12. This is a perfect example of what the average...

    This is a perfect example of what the average person cannot know.

    Plumbers will put together any pieces-parts that fit together regardles of whether these parts were intended to be used that way....
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    Interesting thread...

    Interesting thread but............................

    If the OP is in fact in Chicago, you know, the city with it's own electrical code.

    Please don't reply with remarks such as "but it's just the...
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    Are you really in VA and if so why are messing...

    Are you really in VA and if so why are messing with the plumbing in the early AM?:)

    If it were me, I would ask myself, does it drain at all?

    If so, I would pour, as already mentioned, some lime...
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    I don't see anything about in the instructions....

    I don't see anything about in the instructions.

    Is that a good enough hint for you? :)
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    You have now learned a valuable lesson in life,...

    You have now learned a valuable lesson in life, young man. I Google'd the company just to make sure it was as I thought. VOIP. Voice over internet protocol. Lots of companies out there pushing it....
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    You must be as old as I am if you remember...

    You must be as old as I am if you remember fallout shelters :)

    As another reminder OP, professionals must check your well and septic.

    NOT, home inspectors.
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    I'm always admonishing people over the fact that...

    I'm always admonishing people over the fact that they don't just stop and think.

    So you believe that the gazillion homes in the world with a gazillion miles of copper pipe installed, have torn up...
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    My first course of action would be to find the...

    My first course of action would be to find the septic system if you think what you posted is not it.

    There are many configurations of septic systems and especially engineered ones.

    I needed a...
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    I've always found that the beauty, as in artistic...

    I've always found that the beauty, as in artistic beauty, of plumbing is that you can construct or put together whatever pieces needed to accomplish your task.

    As long as you stay within the legal...
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    Whatever you do, do not switch in the rejuvenated...

    Whatever you do, do not switch in the rejuvenated water softener until all filters are are in place and the water is running clear for awhile.

    Of course, if there is clear water iron, you need to...
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    Taking what you posted at face...

    Taking what you posted at face value................

    No sediment before service call.

    Bypassed water softener and now there is sediment.

    Having dealt with water softeners in areas mineral...
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    I think you're missing Terry's point. The...

    I think you're missing Terry's point.

    The attic area is not meant to be a habitable space.

    I'm sure you have many building code violations already.

    There are attics that are designed to...
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    Lots of possibilties. You should be heating...

    Lots of possibilties.

    You should be heating the cleaned and fluxed joint itself on all sides as much as possible.

    Should take no more than 30 seconds before it sucks the solder up into the...
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    Now that I've thawed out my weary old bones.........

    Now that I've thawed out my weary old bones......

    I believe jad nailed it 100% as far as the taped connections causing a like problem.

    Its hard for the average person to see that their fix will...
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