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    Zone valve question

    My friend's home has three zone two pipe radiator setup. Somehow system gets full of air. Handyman told her the zone valves are on wrong side of boiler (they are on feed to the rads) and should...
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    Ductwork resources?

    I've just got someone to pull a mechanical permit so I can run new ductwork to kitchen and 2nd floor bedroom (both new additions). I have not touched a self tapping screw in 15 years. So all the...
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    toto skirted toilet rough in

    I've got the "nexis" (and the vespin for downstairs).

    Do they make an extra long flexible wc supply?
    I'd like to intall my shutoff on the right hand side and run a flexible supply over to teh...
  4. rouble air pressure testing new dwv system

    I've had several leaks that I have repaired on my pvc dwv system. I have the vent capped abvoe roof and final pipe capped in basement. I've been out of the trade a while, but I've had more problems...
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    thanks

    That's the way I did it. Rolled the wye to 45 deg. as UPC insructed.

    I wonder how can you vent a shower without a horizontal section?

    Use a larger pipe size? so you could be further from the...
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    perferable method to vent shower

    I posted some pics that were not well received. Apparently horizontal runs in vents are not permitted. So I drew up some changes. Either configuration have a shot at passing? I'd like to get...
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    Its two shower pans side by side

    One pan is for a shower and the other is for a stacked washer and dryer. One pan will have a washing machine drain in addition to a floor drain. Then there is a pedestal sink.
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    Its sat. and i'd like to start glueing

    advice on the layou tin the pictures is greatly appreciated.
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    all opinions appreciated

    I also need to get a shower valve. I understand press balanced valves are the code. Any recomendations?
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    waterworks. they sell these type of lavs

    have a store in soho in nyc and rittenhouse sq. in phila. pay through the nose for stuff that looks as if it belongs at pottery barn.
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    Any shot at passing inspection?

    Check out the pictures I took. I wanted some opinions before I glued them up. I went and checked the code out of the library. The only thing I think may get me on is that I have two joint of my...
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    Its actually the dreaded rolling offset....

    I cant find my pipefitters handbook, it had this very problem in there....

    I remember its something about adding the square roots of the travel and the run...depending on whether your doing a 45...
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    Rules on using 90 deg. el in dwv

    section 706.3 IPC dictates what are acceptable changes in direction. I've got some questions as there is conflicting information out there.

    Can a 90 be usd? Or do I need to use several fittings?...
  14. I am not mistaken, there was serious atty-tude

    got the whole chicken neck thing and everything. I was at my local athletic association and talked with one of my friends fathers who was a licensed plumber and fireman for 40 years. In this day...
  15. Apparently Motor Vehicle Dept. wasnt hiring...

    So he became the plumbing inspector.....Man I'm screwed. He already came at me with a real attitude, over the estimated price of the job and my laready issued and reviewed plans and permits, and...
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    code question

    My city uses the ipc 1995 edition as the code. Does anyone know the minimum clearance requirements for

    toilet both side and front
    lav side and front

    I didnt find anything in the UPC online....
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    thanks

    I think we drew the same thing from diff perspectives.

    Sorry for the initial cerebral flatulence. I appreciate your input and advice.

    I see you are from out west. Nice part of the country. If...
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    I think I have it.

    I have half a mind to run the pipe from my floor drain directly above the basement drain. Its only for the emergency situation where the washing hose breaks.


    How about this revised drawing. I...
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    New picture

    Terry:

    My apprenticeship was exclusively done on the industrial side of the trade. Mostly mechanical joint/weld/vic/melt stuff. I never got the opportunity to do residential work.

    I...
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    you guys are hard on me

    Terry,

    I remember that class from apprentice school, they tied legionaire's disease in with it, if I'm not mistaken. It was right after teh class with the exploding water heater...( i bet they...
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    Trap primer questions

    I did 1/2 of my apprenticeship way back in the early 80's. (I should have finished, then I would probably be off today and not in work preparing for a trial....) I cant remember the requirements for...
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