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    I "billed" for a service call only.....as for not...

    I "billed" for a service call only.....as for not knowing enough to be doing this....I've been doing it for 12 years and I know just a little.

    I DID suggest a thermal expansion tank, and she...
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    I should know the answer but dont

    Was working on an electric water heater yesterday, a 3 yr old Bradford/White 50gal., It had a mixing valve to temper the hot water.....why? I don't know...they have a regular gas forced air...
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    Well I'm working under someone else's license and...

    Well I'm working under someone else's license and insurance and all. When I say "bid" the job, it wasn't in my little flat rate book, so in essence I "bid" it. But I get your point, yes we're insured...
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    I'ts called a dishwasher tailpiece and it's "nut...

    I'ts called a dishwasher tailpiece and it's "nut UP" which means there's a flange or lip on the top, and a special plastic washer that I call a top hat due to the shape of it.....you might need to...
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    I don't think Briggs toilets flush very well...

    I don't think Briggs toilets flush very well anyway. If you rebuild them and put a taller flush valve ( the white tube the flapper sits on) and use just a regular flapper without a hole in the side...
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    shark bite

    I have to do a job Tuesday that I bid, we got it, and they're sending ME to go do it.....it's only moving a hot and cold line away from the exterior walls of this house that that basement has been...
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    Thanks both of you, I like that site you sent...

    Thanks both of you, I like that site you sent with the very different tub/shower valves....with clawfoot tubs coming back so much, I'm sure just knowing a little about these will be really good...
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    I think what's going on is that it's the type of...

    I think what's going on is that it's the type of spout that you pull the stem up to get shower water and push it down to get tub water......those things get bad and sometimes are just bad from the...
  9. Thread: Shower handle

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    Just a shot in the dark, because you didn't give...

    Just a shot in the dark, because you didn't give much info for what type shower valve, but it sounds like what the guy or gal put in was a new cartridge, and it sounds like maybe it's not referenced...
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    ought to be in the smithsonian

    Saw a really cool bathtub today, it's very old, I've never seen anything like it. It's waste and overflow is open at the top behind the wall in the access panel, and the tub spout which is IN the...
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    Thanks much

    okay, now I get it, thanks much. I think the "wording" was messing me up....it's just groundworks (horizontal piping I guess), which is including both the waste and vent. I thought it was a special...
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    thanks

    I'm going to order one on Amazon tonight, I was checking out books and I found this one called The National Plumbing Code Handbook by R. Dodge Woodson....now our area now uses the IPC so maybe he's...
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    combination waste and vent question

    I'm "studying" for taking the journeyman's test, and this book with these practice questions has some about definitions....here's the question:

    A plumbing system that is designed with the waste...
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    Thanks much

    thank you all for the replies to that. I hate to say it but I've never really looked at the manual on most heaters except maybe powervents to see if what was there was going to work.

    The...
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    water heater venting

    Is there any online charts that anyone knows of for sizing flues ( not the chimney) based on btu's? I know it's in the code book, but I don't have access to one recently my copy got "vanished". It's...
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    Thanks, that might be it. The engineering...

    Thanks, that might be it. The engineering majician is supposed to be coming out soon to check it out, so now it's off my back except trying to explain to customers why they can't get normal water for...
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    Yes they do, and yes they're the original. But...

    Yes they do, and yes they're the original. But the DHW comes from a heat exchanger that's seperate physically from the boiler water.
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    Those are getting pretty common in N. Virginia,...

    Those are getting pretty common in N. Virginia, alot of condos have them I"ve seen. I'll tell you, there's a question I've had about those that nobody's ever been able to answer for me, how is it...
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    Well, since you're not on your own metered water...

    Well, since you're not on your own metered water supply in these condos, and you're having the same kind of symptoms I am, I'll bet it's not a problem in your condo and it's a problem in the...
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    Im getting alot of the same things in the apts. I...

    Im getting alot of the same things in the apts. I work at. I might be wrong, but I've replaced alot of diverters trying to solve this same kind of thing, and it finally occured to me, the diverter is...
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    I think whenever you transition from one type...

    I think whenever you transition from one type material to another at least in Virginia, you have to have a mechanical joint.
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    jadnashua, thanks. And that's right none of the...

    jadnashua, thanks. And that's right none of the Price Phisters in there are pressure balanced valves. This is great, it's time for new ones anyway, so if that cures it, then it's only a matter of...
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    commercial hot water system help

    I'm a maintenance tech for a property that has aprox. 1000 units, 3 seperate boiler plants, and it's built in the early 70's. I have constant service calls for water temperature fluctuation mainly in...
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    Are you sure you and the guy at the diamond bit...

    Are you sure you and the guy at the diamond bit place are on the same page? You said you ordered a core bit, a core bit is for drilling big plugs out of concrete, brick and block. for pipes to go...
  25. [QUOTE=brianj]Would you guys recommend putting in...

    [QUOTE=brianj]Would you guys recommend putting in a check valve and expansion tank?
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    at the risk of sticking my foot in my mouth again, about check valves, I think...
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