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  1. Can I upsize from 3/4" incoming to 1" on a manifold?

    Hello all,

    I am removing all the old plumbing in my home (copper) and replacing it with PEX. I would like to install a manifold.

    The incoming water line to my home is 3/4". Many of the...
  2. Thanks for all your help. After considering all...

    Thanks for all your help. After considering all the associated costs I realized the cost for materials alone would be considerable.

    I brought in a highly reccomended plumber who specializes in...
  3. I spent some time looking over my system this...

    I spent some time looking over my system this weekend and I noticed that each radiator only uses a single monoflow tee. Upstream is a standard tee (as far as I can tell from an outside inspection),...
  4. John - Thanks for the tip about the air...

    John -

    Thanks for the tip about the air getting trapped. I hadn't thought of that. That certainly makes me reconsider my plan for doing this project piecemeal.

    As far as placement of the tees...
  5. Re-piping the main loop of a cast-iron radiator system

    Hello all,

    I have a monoflow radiator system that heats a basement and two above-ground floors. There are a total of 14 radiators. The system gets the house nice and toasty in the winter.

    The...
  6. Hello all, Thank you for your advice. We...

    Hello all,

    Thank you for your advice. We ended up having a licensed plumber do the installation - I got called out of town and was gone a few months. When I got back the job was done and my wife...
  7. Doherty - The drain for our washer uses an air...

    Doherty -

    The drain for our washer uses an air admittance valve. That was recently installed by a licensed plumber and passed inspection. I assumed something like that could not be used for a...
  8. Poking around my basement this afternoon I found...

    Poking around my basement this afternoon I found an unused vent. It looks like it was cut out of the current plumbing system by the plumber we hired to do the work for our kitchen. It was hidden up...
  9. It sounds like venting is very important:) I...

    It sounds like venting is very important:)

    I live in Maryland and we do have freezing winters. I will check the local code to see what it says about this. Thanks!
  10. Three questions about adding a basement bathroom

    Hello all,

    I've referred to posts here a lot over the last few months. Now it is time to tackle a big project (for me at least) and I want to make sure I do it right.

    I would like to add a...
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