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  1. Welcome to Michigan....yes the cold water out of...

    Welcome to Michigan....yes the cold water out of the tap is about 60 deg right now.

    Hot out of tap is about 125-130f

    tank is about 10 ft from washer on a pretty direct pipe run.

    on the...
  2. Using a temperature control valve on a washer supply?

    I've come to the annoying realization that my washing machine (relatively new Maytag) and I disagree over what a reasonable temperature for cold/warm/hot water is. after reading online, it certainly...
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    Minimum 'collar' for sweating pipe

    I'm working up a loop for a water filter and need to sweat copper joints between a bunch of different types of connections. Between each (Valve, Union, Male Thread) I've got a short piece of pipe to...
  4. I rented a house once where the shutoff was...

    I rented a house once where the shutoff was actually at the street. No internal shut-off.
  5. youre using an extremely dilute amount of 5%...

    youre using an extremely dilute amount of 5% vinegar. I'm guessing areas of the country have more acidic water than what this dilutes to.

    assumedly, everything I'm washing is color safe.
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    I was perusing...I found this picture. Im pretty...

    I was perusing...I found this picture. Im pretty sure this is whats behind the wall. There is an access panel in the closet but it only reaches the the top of the tub, pretty much worthless except...
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    Very interesting. So I may open this up, find...

    Very interesting. So I may open this up, find out that the supplies going to the valves are brass, which leaves my only option to unthread them, which may be very difficult. If I cut them, there is...
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    I won't be able to fish anything up easily as the...

    I won't be able to fish anything up easily as the supply comes in on the opposite side of the tub.

    I can get to the wet wall but I would have to completely dissemble a built in cabinet. I'd...
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    hmm....the supply pipes heading upstairs sure...

    hmm....the supply pipes heading upstairs sure seem like they are galvanized, but the stuff in the wall sure seems like it is bronze.

    I assumed that when I opened the coverplate hole I would be...
  10. not at all. and I just flushed it with minimal...

    not at all. and I just flushed it with minimal sediment coming out.
  11. thanks everyone. I stumbled upon the wiring...

    thanks everyone. I stumbled upon the wiring diagram for the dryer, and correct, it grounds through the drum, and actually back through the white wire to the panel. Adding or changing that around...
  12. Thanks for the replies. I assumed based on the...

    Thanks for the replies. I assumed based on the poor performance of the heater when I wrote the original post that my pilot went out again, but when I got home, I realized it was something else. I'm...
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    Removing Stuck Shower Arm and Drain

    This ties to my other thread, but wanted to keep them separate. I tried to replace the shower arm in my 1920's shower. I'm pretty sure the arm is not original however, but regardless, with all the...
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    valve cover plate size options

    Hi everyone - I've given up trying to fix my 1920's shower valves that wont stop leaking through the stem. With a baby on the way I want to replace the valves and call it a day with a fancy new...
  15. New Furnace - Hotwater Heater seems to flameout...

    Long story short, when we moved in 3 years ago we installed a 95% furnace in place of an old gnarly gas fired monster. Immediately we started having problems with the water heater flaming out. Since...
  16. Dryer Static - modify dryer grounds....amicrazyorwhat?

    Now that the wife wont let me use dryer sheets or anything similar on the new baby clothes, the static is driving me nuts. I've tried all of the prescribed methods - vinnegar, dryer balls, aluminum...
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    thanks Terry - Any issues with upsizing the feed...

    thanks Terry - Any issues with upsizing the feed lines to the upstairs? Given that they are ancient and galvanized? shouldnt change the line pressure just the flow right?
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    Pipe Size Question - PEX to Galvanized

    House was built in the 20's. Piping going to second floor bathroom (shower/toilet/sink) is galvanized. At some point before we bought the house, most of the basement feed lines were re-plumbed...
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    Does anyone have any suggestions when the top of...

    Does anyone have any suggestions when the top of the drum is inacessable? mine is clogging every 2-3 months and so far we have been able to get a shopvac on the overflow tube of the tub and can...
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    a leaky connection solder + thread question

    first thanks for the help on this site that got me this far. I completed a big copper (well for me anyways) a couple of weeks ago thanks to the site.

    I have only one spot where there is a leak....
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    HJ - What additional would you need to know? ...

    HJ - What additional would you need to know? This was the plumber on the show, not him, and he happened to be right....
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    yup, thats the michigan code that my muni uses. ...

    yup, thats the michigan code that my muni uses.

    I think I have a handle on all this, so thanks for the advice. Last little bit here

    1. are those shark fittings ok since the drain I am going...
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    802.1.6 Domestic dishwashing machines. Domestic ...

    802.1.6 Domestic dishwashing machines. Domestic
    dishwashing machines shall discharge indirectly through an
    air gap or air break into a standpipe or waste receptor in
    accordance with Section...
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    something like this? These are ok?

    something like this?




    These are ok?
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    Didnt think so. Thanks for the quick response. ...

    Didnt think so. Thanks for the quick response. I will just run it to the disposal, every house I have owned, seen or replaced a disposal on around here has it going directly into the disposal...
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