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  1. My take on it, the vent looks undersized. New...

    My take on it, the vent looks undersized. New toilets which use less water tend to evacuate the bowl quicker thus needing more airflow from the vent. Yours can't supply it, so it's suctioning water...
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    I think a urinal would look very out of place &...

    I think a urinal would look very out of place & not cost effective in a residential setting, but hey, you're footing the bill.
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    I see two issues. First the ring you need to...

    I see two issues. First the ring you need to push looks to be corroded to the body of the fitting. You're going to have a tough if not impossible time getting it to compress so the pipe will pull...
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    Test cap is allowing hot & cold to cross over. ...

    Test cap is allowing hot & cold to cross over. By turning on the lav it is changing the dynamics of how much hot & cold are mixing thus causing the water temp change. Remove test plug & put the...
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    That looks extremely loose. Do you still have...

    That looks extremely loose. Do you still have the pieces you cut off? How much play do those have? How much play in the shower head pipe?
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    That's the exact configuration I used for my...

    That's the exact configuration I used for my shower valves. I didn't trim the Propex ells & don't recall them feeling loose in the rough in body. They've been in service for more than a year now. ...
  7. Is there some reason you don't want to use a 90...

    Is there some reason you don't want to use a 90 deg el? I can understand not wanting extra connections, but you're already going to have the T's. Personally, I'd run PEX to the T's & then stub out...
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    Wow! How does a homeowner not put 2 & 2 together...

    Wow! How does a homeowner not put 2 & 2 together in a case like this? Amazing.
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    I'm with hj on this one. As a fairly experienced...

    I'm with hj on this one. As a fairly experienced DIY'er, I've tried the water soluble fluxes & don't like them. Oatey #95 is all I use. Never had a bad joint with it.
  10. Make sure your set the water heater thermo to...

    Make sure your set the water heater thermo to pilot. You don't want it to fire when it's half full of water or the valve to it is closed.
  11. Strap wrench.

    Strap wrench.
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    My house had PB. Gone now & replaced with...

    My house had PB. Gone now & replaced with Wirsbo/Uponor PEX. All 5 of the PB failures I experienced were with the pipe itself. And just because the fittings in that pic are copper, who knows...
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    Home run system? Unless you have some gigantic...

    Home run system? Unless you have some gigantic tub to fill, 1/2" is plenty big save for maybe outdoor hose bibs. You might even want to consider going with 3/8" for some of the hots if it's a long...
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    Boy, that's a tough one. It's pushed right up...

    Boy, that's a tough one. It's pushed right up against the fitting. No way to get the release tool in there. What kind of fitting is that? Can you cut the pipe on the other side of it & go from...
  15. In addition to what's mentioned above, is the...

    In addition to what's mentioned above, is the blue pipe I see in the 2nd pic PEX? Has it been sitting out exposed like that for a year? PEX & UV light don't play nice.
  16. Only comment I have is I'd have put in a larger...

    Only comment I have is I'd have put in a larger sump pit before making it all pretty. Most sump pump failures are due to the switch failing. With that small of a pit I can't imagine the pump runs...
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    Outlet on the hose bib looks to be higher than...

    Outlet on the hose bib looks to be higher than the line supplying it. Try drilling a hole in the bottom of the hose bib to let the water out. That might not get all of it depending on how the pipe...
  18. Thread: PVC Cutter - 2"

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    This is what I use if I don't/can't use my miter...

    This is what I use if I don't/can't use my miter saw:

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Buck-Bros-12-in-PVC-Hand-Saw-120PMPVC/100148147

    Cuts fast & the width of the blade seems to make it easier to...
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    I'm not a pro, but if they are not supporting...

    I'm not a pro, but if they are not supporting walls you can notch the studs. After the pipe is routed you could sister some 2x4's which are notched the opposite way to beef things up. Make sure you...
  20. Thread: PB to PEX?

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    When I re-piped from PB to PEX, I used Sharkbites...

    When I re-piped from PB to PEX, I used Sharkbites for temporary connections. AFAIK, the only difference in the PB Sharkbites is the size of the inner support sleeve. I believe PB has a thinner wall...
  21. What Gary said. Also, you typed "dump pit" but...

    What Gary said. Also, you typed "dump pit" but I'm going to guess you meant sump pit. Pumping sump water into the sanitary sewer is illegal in many places.
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    Thanks for the replies. There are two spots...

    Thanks for the replies. There are two spots where I temporarily used Sharkbites to connect the PEX to some existing copper. The copper will get redone when I remodel those areas at which time I'll...
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    Wirsbo/Uponor PEX & future work

    You can file this under "dumb questions", but would appreciate if someone(Terry?) with long term experience with the product would comment. Have you ever encountered a situation where AquaPEX which...
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    I have 1/2" PEX run for my washing machine...

    I have 1/2" PEX run for my washing machine supplies & have no complaints.

    As Terry said, turning off the valve at the water heater will turn off the water to the hot supply except for any water...
  25. Nobody? Do I need to redo some of my work &...

    Nobody? Do I need to redo some of my work & enlarge the hole or is coating being rubbed off not an indication the pipe is going to rub through? Been fighting PB leaks for the last couple years &...
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