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  1. Call back the idot plumber

    First, you should request that the plumbing contractor take back what they sold you and put in the more suitable and modern NPE series model. Frankly, it was an unforgivable blunder using the NR...
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    I have successfully used the top one (mortar mix)...

    I have successfully used the top one (mortar mix) for decades.
    Of course it has to be wet enough to move around, but it should be as dry as possible, i.e. not a slurry You should be able to form...
  3. I have quite a few of the WDI Ecoflush products...

    I have quite a few of the WDI Ecoflush products installed around and they have all had issues with the flush lever section failing over a few year period. WDI has been very good and easygoing with...
  4. When the cap assembly doesn't work, then the...

    When the cap assembly doesn't work, then the small rubber seal on float cup arm is probably the culprit. Hardly anyone stocks the float cup except in bone piles. I am pretty fed up with this issue...
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    He fxxk'd up. Clearly there is no way to make...

    He fxxk'd up. Clearly there is no way to make this work w/o major surgery into the concrete.
    If you want to be covered for a legal claim against the contractor, California contractor's license law...
  6. Q.1 answer: UPC lists the total fixture units you...

    Q.1 answer: UPC lists the total fixture units you describe as 10.5 f.u. and shows that you may have 16 f.u. on Vertical drainage piping and 8 f.u. on horizontal. So you can run the washing machine in...
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    Sewage ejector piping in ABS

    I have done lots of sewer ejectors using ABS but the head was always under 10 ft. I just laid sixty feet of 2" ABS uphill in preparation for a sewer ejector line but this run has 19 feet of head,...
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    UPC tables list the support requirements for...

    UPC tables list the support requirements for pipe.
    ABS requires rigid support every four feet horizinatlly either 2x4 with v-notch and plastic plumbers tape or UPC listed hangers. Loose plastic NO....
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    FYI presoldered are fine too

    I have been buying and using presoldered fittlings from http://www.presolderedfittings.com and have been very pleased with the price and results. They are actually cheaper (at least as long as they...
  10. I have just installed a couple of the Mansfield...

    I have just installed a couple of the Mansfield Eco-Flushs. One handicap elongated and one standard elongated. The 1.6 gal. flush is pretty good and pretty quiet.

    Problems:
    1. The little folded,...
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    I am a Bryant dealer. First, to quote the...

    I am a Bryant dealer.
    First, to quote the Bryant book: "This unit must be installed with a TXV on the indoor coil. The FC4 and FK4 indoor fancoil come factory equipped with a bi-flow TXV. When...
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    If you find a plumbing repair shop that has a...

    If you find a plumbing repair shop that has a Crest/Good account, they can order what should be the correct ones. All Price Pfister Contempra-Contessa-Marquis and Verve with integral stops use same...
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    You have done a lot with that shower. Are you...

    You have done a lot with that shower. Are you absolutely sure it is not sewer gas smell? If so, check toilet seal.
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    Looks perfectly correct. Yes, the plastic grate...

    Looks perfectly correct. Yes, the plastic grate and the way it appears to sit in the recess does seem imperfect...and is, compared to a tiled in drain. The shower looks fancy enough to be a UPC...
  15. Besides contacting them again about the obvious...

    Besides contacting them again about the obvious mistake, the local ABC affilliate, channel 7 tv station KGO has the consumer reporter Michael Finney.

    There is a help section called "7 on Your...
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    It was years ago that I restocked the box of nuts...

    It was years ago that I restocked the box of nuts but, typically I priced out brass and stainless at the local hardware store and (just knowing how cheap i am) I would have bought the cheaper...
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    I carry extra 5/16 stainless steel nuts and...

    I carry extra 5/16 stainless steel nuts and washers and use them to secure the bolts to the tank before setting the tank.

    The other week I was installing some handicap Drakes and quite a few of...
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    It does sound like a vent could have a problem,...

    It does sound like a vent could have a problem, so check it out for sure.
    However, I have seen this occur before and think that it is a consequence of mineral buildup over time inside the trapway of...
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    It is recommended by irrigation valve...

    It is recommended by irrigation valve manufacturers to operate sprinkler valves at no higher than 45-50 psi, so there should be a seperate pressure reducing valve serving the irrigation system. That...
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    This type of symtom is usually due to a...

    This type of symtom is usually due to a constriction somewhere in the water supply. Make sure the angle stop is fully open, they sometimes magicaly close due to beings in another dimension crossing...
  21. Anyone have a new ISE HC1100? Mine is noisy when heating.

    Hi folks,
    For the record, I am a plumbing contractor in the East S.F. Bay Area of northern California; 30+ years experience.

    I am wondering if anyone has experience with the new stainless steel...
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    The part which the handle fits onto is plastic...

    The part which the handle fits onto is plastic (semi-hard polypropelyene) so there is no bond whatsoever, just detents which fit snugly.
  23. Sounds like the problem is that the pump shuts...

    Sounds like the problem is that the pump shuts off after 3 minutes. So maybe the little pump can't run for more that 3 minutes. Call Metlund and ask cust. service for help.

    I'm guessing your D...
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    I have worked on dozens of these. They do...

    I have worked on dozens of these. They do absolutely pull off. It takes muscle and grip; and watch out for what may be in the way of your elbow when the handle gives, cause it only gives with lots of...
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    Here in California, we have high-end plumbing...

    Here in California, we have high-end plumbing showrooms, you might check out same in NYC. That way you might end up with something which will be code approved as well - if that matters.

    Sadly, my...
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