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    Several other possibilities listed that are...

    Several other possibilities listed that are totally labelled do not do this. In my case I would not do any of that but it would not matter as my furnace is right next to my heater and has an open...
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    Check the info in this out:...

    Check the info in this out: http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-FVIR.html
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    I have now found a web site that shows the Rheem...

    I have now found a web site that shows the Rheem does have a glass vial in place. If the glass vial shatters the mechanical system is triggered. Thanks for your efforts. RW
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    Rheem/Richmond safety system

    Can somone give a short description of the safety system that Rheem uses? All references to it simply say that it is "one trip" if it is triggered by volatile inflammable material and would need to...
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    Dude!, you have got to lift the toilet and...

    Dude!, you have got to lift the toilet and repair/replace the wax or whatever type of seal is between the toilet and the waste pipe!
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    How about air being sucked through a trap on a...

    How about air being sucked through a trap on a sink, etc. Try filling the sinks and see if the noise continues.
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    Since copper has a pretty high coefficient of...

    Since copper has a pretty high coefficient of expansion I bet it is there to keep the pipe from pushing the shower head up when it is hot.
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    Thanks much for all the responses guys, I checked...

    Thanks much for all the responses guys, I checked the Eljer site and no joy. It looks much like the Canturbury but with the lever on the other side. Terry is right about its attributes, it is also...
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    Somewhere I have read that in some local they...

    Somewhere I have read that in some local they were experimenting with grinding them up and I think using them as aggregate but I cannot bring the details to mind.
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    Looking for an Eljer Newport

    One Piece white compact ADA, I am happy with it but flange cracked and it is now discontinued. Any help, thanks
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    What a fun thread! This reminds me of times back...

    What a fun thread! This reminds me of times back on Compuserve when engineers tried to convince me that a car hitting a solid wall sustained less damage than another car at the same speed hitting an...
  12. How was the pressure before you replaced the...

    How was the pressure before you replaced the piping?
  13. Thread: Sabotage?

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    Sabotage?

    Talking to my plumber today and he said that when the city came out to shut off a delinquent water account they found the BBox had been poured full of gravel. City went away and he didnt see if they...
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    Older bathroom faucet repair

    This is a double handle faucet. Packing is bad as hot leaks when cold it turned on. When handle is removed I see a metal piece with a half round shelf standing up. When I tried to turn this it...
  15. Thread: attic insulatiom

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    First, where are you? Second, if you use batts...

    First, where are you? Second, if you use batts will they be installed between ceiling joists? If so you need another layer over the joists, at least. It is the thickness of the insulation, or...
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    Last time I had to have my gas dryer fixed it was...

    Last time I had to have my gas dryer fixed it was two coils that he replaced, I believe they were solenoids. One previous dryer I had to have repaired had a defective fire eye. I don't know if they...
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    Around here they use a probe fashioned out of a...

    Around here they use a probe fashioned out of a piece of rod about 5 feet long. Put a right angle on one end for a handle and sharpen the other end. In the spring when the soil is wet you can put...
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    Thank you Mr. Marne, that is a definitive answer....

    Thank you Mr. Marne, that is a definitive answer. So there is basically no protection from cross or should I say within circuit shocks. I know I have received some pretty severe shocks and it never...
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    Thanks Jim, Well, I goofed up the question . It...

    Thanks Jim, Well, I goofed up the question . It should have said "between the hot and neutral" rather than what I said. I think you answered it anyway. Regards, RW
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    Ground fault interupter question

    This should be simple but I gotta ask. As I understand it, the gfi kicks in if there is an imbalance in current betweeen the hot and neutral. This being the case could a person receive a strong...
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    How many floors in the bldngs? What floor are...

    How many floors in the bldngs?
    What floor are the problem apartments on?
    Exactly what did youi do to "intervene"?
    You say it only happens when the toilet is stopped up, but surely you don't ...
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    Fill sink with hot water, drain sink while...

    Fill sink with hot water, drain sink while running more hot into it, feel both pipes, warm one is the sink drain.
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    retighten all your fittings from the wall to the...

    retighten all your fittings from the wall to the toilet. The time you describe is the time that the tower is topped up in many towns and the pressure reaches its daily max.
  24. Furring out the walls will certainly allow you to...

    Furring out the walls will certainly allow you to increase the insulation but the problem can also be solved by just running a matching board around the base to take up the space. It would look just...
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    Thanks hj for the explanation of why the pipes...

    Thanks hj for the explanation of why the pipes showed the way they do. It makes sense. One question, would this type of flexing cause the glass liner to crack and greatly shorten the service life...
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