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    Good question. I am in Colorado (western...

    Good question.

    I am in Colorado (western slop). All wells around here are used for irrigation. They contain a lot of iron. How much? I have to do lab tests. My well was just drilled. A sample in a...
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    Pressure tank selection

    I just finished the plumbing for my new house and passed the inspection. The next step is to select and install a pressure tank.

    I have a 1000 gal cistern on the top of the hill (about 30 feet...
  3. Thread: Presure test

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    Leaks

    Thanks guys

    The piping is copper and I will follow your advices today.
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    Presure test

    I'm testing my water distribution piping at 30 psi air and I have 2 psi per hour drop. What would be a better (than soap solution) way to find the leak? Any Recipe will be greatly appreciated. l :)
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    Plumbing make up

    I ran all necessary piping (PVC-drainage and Copper-water) in the wall and under the subfloor. Now the cosmetics in the bathroom - shiny pipes comming out of the walls, shiny stop valves and shiny...
  6. I am considering Viessman for my new house. I...

    I am considering Viessman for my new house.

    I went for training in their RI facility to get familiar with the boiler. I also went in NH to see Buderus. Both firms are German. Buderus was recently...
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    My 2 cents

    The Europeans are miser people. They bath less often (especially french) and have their lights in the apartment buildings on timer. They drive small cars and and they activate their headlights after...
  8. Thread: Stop Valves

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    Stop Valves

    Is it an acceptable (UPC) practice to install only 2 stop valves (hot and cold) in the crawl space on the bathroom piping branch instead individual stop valves (toilet, shower etc...)?
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    Thanks

    The forum is a text book of case studies

    Thanks Terry.
  10. Thread: GPM meter

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    Balancing the system based on the return...

    Balancing the system based on the return temperature, as HJ suggested, is a very good approach. I found Wirsbo FLOW Master electronic readout (~$500)...
  11. Thread: GPM meter

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    GPM meter

    Has anybody used flow meter to balance a hot water heating system. If so, what was the brand/model name. Appreciate.
  12. Thread: Radiant Heating

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    Radiant Heating

    I am planning to install PEX coils under the sub-floor and terminate them in different zone manifolds. The manifolds will be installed in the crawling space (one story house) little bit (say 14...
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    After 135 degrees of bends you need to install a...

    After 135 degrees of bends you need to install a clean out (UPCode)
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    New pre-soldered fittings

    I worked with pre-soldered fittings today. Work like a charm. Just clean the pipes. Apply flux on the pipes only. Dry fit both pipes and start the flame. In no time you see the solder comming out and...
  15. Thread: Rusty Oil Tank

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    Rusty Oil Tank

    It is little rusty and little oily. Any suggestions to make it nice?
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    Quote: "Therefore the revent, which can only tie...

    Quote:
    "Therefore the revent, which can only tie in at 42" above a floor, (at least 6" above the flood level of a fixture) must go to the next floor."

    Terry: the Code requires min 6" above the...
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    Theoretically:

    Horizontal drain pipe (2", 1/4" min slop).
    - Shower after trap drains vertically it.
    - One foot down bath tub drains vertically in it (after trap).
    - One foot further lavatory drains in it...
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    One more question on the subject

    A shower, a bath tube and a lavatory drain are within 60 distance. Can I use one 2 common vent for all three under UPC?
  19. Thread: Air Chambers

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    That was my approach - running 3/4" pipe and only...

    That was my approach - running 3/4" pipe and only the risers being 1/2". But I am subject of inspection.
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    Spray was the key word. Thanks!

    Spray was the key word. Thanks!
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    Thanks And I assume that both hot and cold...

    Thanks

    And I assume that both hot and cold supplie pipes need arresters.
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    DWV pressure test

    At 5 psi air pressure test (PVC installation), what is the best way to locate the leak?
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    Quote: If you have a closed system, (check...

    Quote: If you have a closed system, (check valves, PRV's) then hammer arrestors are required at all quick closing valves"

    Forgive my ignorance, what is closed system and the acronim PRV?

    Since...
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    Do you have any idea about the prices of those...

    Do you have any idea about the prices of those boilers? I am considering one for my house.
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    Air Chambers

    Are they any specific requirements in terms of locations for air chambers in the UPC? In a simple one family home where should they be - washing machines (cloths and dishes), WC? Where else? Are they...
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