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  1. Around here, a homeowner can do any work they...

    Around here, a homeowner can do any work they want, they just have to comply with the code the same as a professional. I dont know a thing about that homestead tax thingy.... never heard of that...
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    there is no sealant for this. you need what in my...

    there is no sealant for this. you need what in my area we call a charlotte seal, others call a donut seal. the seal goes around the pvc pipe and fits inside the cast iron hub and seal the 2...
  3. You could ask the inspector to explain how he...

    You could ask the inspector to explain how he interprets the code to require this.. Maybe the head of inspections might be able to better explain the requirement or tell you that it isnt required. ...
  4. Yep, you could do exactly that with the supply...

    Yep, you could do exactly that with the supply line and a shutoff. Where the supply line ties into the dishwasher would be a really easy place to do that. You could also cut the tubing wherever...
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    Yes, thats correct. There is a gasket that is...

    Yes, thats correct. There is a gasket that is supposed to seal the overflow drain fitting against the back of tub. The leak that you are talking about does happen occasionally altho not real often...
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    My quote..... I dont know a single plumber who...

    My quote..... I dont know a single plumber who even uses compression, much less prefers them .. Not trying to be argumentative, I'm just saying. IMHO If you CAN solder then you SHOULD solder.

    your...
  7. You should be able to downsize your heater with...

    You should be able to downsize your heater with no problems. Ive never heard of any ordinance that wouldnt allow you to do that. (theres no code covering that, but you should check local ordinance...
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    Dont forget to teflon tape that 3 inch cleanout...

    Dont forget to teflon tape that 3 inch cleanout plug and tighten it down tight. Yes, it will leak if you dont. BTW that tee is called a cleanout tee or a test tee
  9. Concerning the well driller guy, Im not surprised...

    Concerning the well driller guy, Im not surprised that he didnt tell you. he either didnt care, or didnt know. Im going to give him the benefit of the doubt and say he didnt know he created a...
  10. Call the water company. they will come out,...

    Call the water company. they will come out, sometimes day or night, and check to see what the situation is. As previously said, if its on the city side, they will fix it and its no cost to you. If...
  11. Im assuming you mean you usually try to never...

    Im assuming you mean you usually try to never need a professional? lol.. I understand totally. I almost never hire anyone else to do anything I might be able to do myself. But sometimes its worth...
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    Looks good dude! I cant tell if you put the...

    Looks good dude! I cant tell if you put the tee for the studor vent in backwards or not, It wont matter in the operation of the system .... in this application its just a technical sort of thing....
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    Back to back showers should be no issue IF your...

    Back to back showers should be no issue IF your taking a shower to get clean and not to hang out until you are pruned....lol Seriously tho, incoming cold water is a big issue that folks dont think...
  14. Try some heat.. It probably wont help and then...

    Try some heat.. It probably wont help and then youll need to get the big wrench out, and start cranking on that spout til you break it off. Once you break off the metal decorative part of the spout...
  15. HEHEHEHEHE..... thats exactly what i was...

    HEHEHEHEHE..... thats exactly what i was thinking! Ive installed thousands of those spouts, yes really thousands. I love them.. sometimes the first thread or 2 is actually tightening up the...
  16. Sounds like a question for an electrician. You...

    Sounds like a question for an electrician. You might consider posting this question on an electricans forum. I can tell you this, there was a plumber who was recently killed who was laying in...
  17. Nope, you only need to individually vent a...

    Nope, you only need to individually vent a fixture if its tying directly into a drain line downsteam of a toilet. In your example, there would be no need to vent your toilet first before tying in....
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    YES HJ, it can be a studor vent pointing straight...

    YES HJ, it can be a studor vent pointing straight up as high as he can get it. It would HAVE TO BE be above the trap it would have no choice.. Read the earlier posts, youll see exactly what I was...
  19. I gotta tell ya, One tract builder here was...

    I gotta tell ya, One tract builder here was putting in manifold systems and I have yet to figure out what the advantage is. Perhaps you could explain to me why you want this setup cause i just dont...
  20. Youre doing a fine job... cut out some of the...

    Youre doing a fine job... cut out some of the 2x10 on the floor and take out all the concrete around the trap. All you need to do is chisel back far enough to cut the trap off and get a fitting on...
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    What you really need to do is get a plumber...

    What you really need to do is get a plumber involved even if its just in a paid advisory capacity. I do that for people here sometimes, someone who is actually there can guide you thru the potential...
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    Ding ding ding...... we have a winner!..... ...

    Ding ding ding...... we have a winner!..... that is exactly right. :cool:
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    Whats the condition of the drain lines? how old?...

    Whats the condition of the drain lines? how old? what material? proper fall? Any problem with any other fixtures draining? any bubbling or gurgling from other fixtures when trying to flush toilet...
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    Maybe you have the wrong stems? delta stems are...

    Maybe you have the wrong stems? delta stems are pretty common and theres not THAT many different ones, but its totally possible that you have the wrong stems... Possibly lavatory stems installed...
  25. use a "raise a ring" its a souix chief product. ...

    use a "raise a ring" its a souix chief product. works great. costs maybe 8 bucks. install it per instructions and then use a standard wax ring just like a standard install.
    Ive done the 2 wax...
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