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    GFCI for jetted tub

    Since a jetted tub requires a GFCI receptacle, can I just put in a GFCI breaker instead? Wouldn't they serve the same purpose, or is it important that the GFCI be at the receptacle, closer to the...
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    furnace not keeping up

    It seems that my furnace is not kicking on when I think it should, it is colder in here than I have it set. I seem to be able to "jump start" it by turning the emergency switch off and then on. At...
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    Thanks, I bought a foot valve and reinforced...

    Thanks, I bought a foot valve and reinforced garden hose, and it seemed to help. I have the timer running 3 times a day for half an hour. It loses its prime every so often (could go Ok for days, then...
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    pump for random use

    Are there any pumps out there that would be good for automating their on and off with an electric timer, in particular, is there one out there that when primed one time, will be good forever after no...
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    Live Virginia. I was going to hook up the pump...

    Live Virginia. I was going to hook up the pump directly to lawn sprinklers. I'd probably run a 1" line in the lake, and then have it tee off into maybe three sprinklers.
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    I was thinking I could plug the pump into one of...

    I was thinking I could plug the pump into one of those electronic timers that you can set (i already have an outdoor one). So basically, the timer would turn the electricity on to the pump, which...
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    water lawn from lake

    Do you guys think it is cheaper to pay for water to water your lawn, or cheaper to pay the electicity to run an electric pump to siphon water from a nearby lake to water the lawn? I'm not asking for...
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    Yeah I saw some prices of those Whirlaways...

    Yeah I saw some prices of those Whirlaways online, and they are like $40. I was surprised, I think the lowest price for a decent disposer is at least $100 or more. Well so far it's been fine, but...
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    Thanks, got it. Sink is installed, I had to cut...

    Thanks, got it.
    Sink is installed, I had to cut about an inch from the right side vertical drain pipe. I think since the drain is now an inch closer to the p-trap, I am now seeing gurgling in the...
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    Oh man now I am stuck on the garbage disposal. I...

    Oh man now I am stuck on the garbage disposal. I have a Whirlaway. I cantr figure out how to separate it from the sink. I loosened the large plastic nut that attached it to the sink, but i cant...
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    Thanks for the advice. I used the putty knife all...

    Thanks for the advice. I used the putty knife all the way around the sink and once I broke the entire seal, it snapped out of place and is loose now. I sharpened the putty knife edge to make it...
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    I seem to be stuck at the point where I'm trying...

    I seem to be stuck at the point where I'm trying to get the old sink out. I guess it was held in place with caulking or silicone. Is there a safe way to do this without either breaking the counter,...
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    Thanks guys. What sorts of things would you...

    Thanks guys. What sorts of things would you disconnect below the sink when making the swap...the horizontal pipe going from the disposal to the drain...and then the smaller line on the disposal that...
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    Here it is...by the looks of things, I bet all i...

    Here it is...by the looks of things, I bet all i may need to do is trim an inch off that vertical tee. Basically that whole chunk needs to move down an inch and it looks like I got enough leeway with...
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    new kitchen sink

    I'm going to replace my double basin kitchen sink soon, and was wondering if there were any pitfalls to watch out for...I will get the same size sink length by width, but I think my sink has a depth...
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    Would the Delta 474-MC give the great pressure...

    Would the Delta 474-MC give the great pressure you describe above too? It looks a little pricier but is a little bigger so I'd prefer that one.
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    I noticed the flow is less if I am on full hot or...

    I noticed the flow is less if I am on full hot or full cold. In the middle is the best flow. I suppose that is normal behavior though.
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    I just want a stronger flow rate. If I am filling...

    I just want a stronger flow rate. If I am filling up a gallon jug or a large pot, I don't want to have to wait forever. If the flow is too fast, I'd rather have the power to turn the handle down a...
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    high flow kitchen faucet

    What sorts of GPM would a high flow kitchen faucet tend to output? 2.2gpm? more? I thought that mine was rather slow, but I measured it today and it was around 2 gpm or a little more. I guess I am...
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    OK. In this case I am dealing with CPVC,...

    OK. In this case I am dealing with CPVC, non-threaded elbows.
  21. Thread: street elbows

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    street elbows

    Are all street elbows designed to be reducers as well? In other words, I bought a 3/4" street elbow, and noticed that the one end is actually 1/2". I suppose it would be physically impossible not to...
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    gas water heater lime buildup

    Do gas water heaters also build up lime deposits that need drained out? I think I have only read about electric ones thta get that buildup, so I wasnt sure about the gas ones.
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    water heater work

    If you are working on the pipes above the hot water heater, is it necessary to totally shut the water heater off, or could you put it on vacation mode until you are done? Is there any damage that...
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    Here is a picture of the full faucet. No its not...

    Here is a picture of the full faucet. No its not for a washing machine, just a standalone faucet I will put in the garage for a hot/cold water hose. (i like to wash my car with warm water, works...
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    The other end of the copper is what I was going...

    The other end of the copper is what I was going to screw into that brass laundry faucet. (i.e. pic 1313 into pic 1312). I'm OK with the hose connector looking union, there's already a rubber washer...
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