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  1. Thread: stink pipe

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    Since the bathroom has been added on and there is...

    Since the bathroom has been added on and there is no smell, this may be an abandoned vent pipe and not connected to the drainage system at all. Or the vent may be plugged off somewhere inside, not...
  2. Thread: pressure loss

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    When you check the pressure at the Schrader...

    When you check the pressure at the Schrader valve, there should be no water in the tank and the inline gauge should be at zero. I suspect a blown bladder.
    Deb
    The Pipewench
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    http://terrylove.com/images/sink_dw.jpg If you...

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    If you are talking about the continuous waste under the sink )plumbing from the sink drains to the wall), I would say yes, replace it. Make sure before you go...
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    It is always a good idea to check and/or replace the nipple, too. These are a narrow diameter and can clog easily, giving a false pressure reading to the switch.
    Deb
    The Pipewench
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    Yes, you have to have a vent. Every fixture must be vented. The vent must be located within a certain distance from the p-trap, with specific fittings, connected in specific ways. Venting is...
  6. Thread: Tale of 2 Toilets

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    I have also seen an instance where the knockout went down the line and would butterfly, causing intermittent problems that plunging always took care of.
    Deb
    The Pipewench
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    The chances are that if you have one failure in a copper line, you will have more.
    You will not know the exact cause of the failure of your water line until you dig it up (it is not the absence of...
  8. Thread: Sewer Vent

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    This is most likely not a vent problem.
    As already mentioned, make sure that it actually is sewer gas. I go out on a fair amount of calls for sewer gas that aren't.
    I would check all traps for...
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    No, you are not expected to sweat a union onto the threads. These are generally made so that you can use either an IPS fitting or sweat to copper pipe.....
    The copper goes inside the threaded...
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    Since you have access from below, fix it right. I would cut out the flange and the closet bend and put down a 3/4-1" plywood "donut" to anchor the flange to. And then install a new flange and...
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    This is not going to work. You pretty much need a revamp of the whole basement plumbing. The 4" stack which carries waste from an upper floor cannot be used for the vent for the downstairs...
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    Something is wrong here--if the little red triangle on your meter is not turning, you are not using water and you do not have a leak.
    Who exactly is this "water man" who said you had a leak and how...
  13. Thread: Outdoor plumbing?

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    a) No I don't know any code that approves CVP
    b) No It gets brittle
    c) I don't know, but it doesn't matter because, you cannot use PVC for water distribution anywhere inside a home.

    Deb...
  14. Thread: air gap overflow

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    I have seen them jam disposers. I would never leave one in.
    Deb
    The Pipewench
  15. Thread: pressure tank

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    Your post does not really tell us much.....Where exactly do you let air out? What do you mean by the pressure gets too high? What is the reading on the pressure gauge? What is the on/off pressures...
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    If the water is turning off and on during a cycle, this is not water hammer--you have something else going on here. I would be checking the washers in the water valves to the washer. I would also...
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    I am VERY particular about the valves I bury in walls. I personally believe that wall mounts are a passing fad and not something that is "timeless".
    Tell us more about the valve that you have...
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    Go to the Symmons web site and pull directions to disassemble this valve. It will most likely need to be disassembled and flushed. You could have a pressure balance spool that is sticking.
    Deb...
  19. Deb

    Watts reducers come with installation instructions.
    You must install an expansion tank, also.
    Try the PRV at the preset pressure--75-85 is still too high--before you attempt to adjust it.
    Deb...
  20. Thread: general plumbing

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    No.

    Deb
    The Pipewench
  21. Thread: Toilet in basement

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    No, and there are a couple of reasons. The toilet will need to be vented. You cannot use a drainage stack from an upper floor as a vent for a lower floor fixture (wet venting between floors). And...
  22. Thread: Joining ABS to PVC

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    No.
    The chemistry doesn't change--you cannot "glue" PVC to ABS.
    Deb
    The Pipewench
  23. Thread: clogged vent?

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    It is most likely not sewer smell and not related to a vent, clogged or not. It is most likely icky nasty stuff in the overflow.
    Deb
    The Pipewench
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    I would agree that the valve is to blame, but whether it is in the shut-offs or some other part of the valve, is impossible to know.

    Deb
    The Pipewench
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    "Sorry for all the questions, but I really want to do this right and "how a real plumber would do it". "

    "Can I use those "auto vent" devices on each fixture instead?"

    Real plumbers don't use...
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