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  1. Sewage ejector, open sump, on main drain - 4" into 2"

    Thought some folks might get a kick out of what I saw today. Ejector basin was fed by the main 4" line and a 2" off the laundry, then ejected out through a 2" main line (3 bed 2.5 bath house built...
  2. Can this type diverter valve leak behind the wall?

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    If not, how it the knob configured to channel water?
  3. New construction and couplings in 3" PVC drain?

    Hello,

    In new construction, does code allow couplings in a short run of 3" horizontal drain pipe? Saw an approximately 4' long drain pipe today that had two couplings in it. There should not be...
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    Galvanized pipe in newer home?

    Found a few short pieces of pipe on a water heater that the homeowner added on a six year old house. I know galvanized can't be used for drinking water anymore and I'm thinking it should not be not...
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    flexible pipe at WH

    I can't locate my list of approved piping materials that connect to the inlet/outlet on the water heater but I don't think this one (photo) makes the cut. Please advise.
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    Worm clamps on PEX?

    I am sure this is against the manufacturer's approved method but would you consider this acceptable (see photo)? This is a hose bib line with several such unions with yellow glue and several worm...
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    sewage ejector pump and uphill drain

    I inspected a 40 year old house with basement today and it had a laundry room in the basement. Washing machine discharged into a stack that was about 4.5 feet off ground, then it went down toward...
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    Thanks. I was thinking back water. A plumber...

    Thanks. I was thinking back water. A plumber will take a look in the next day or two and see where the water is coming from.
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    what is this?

    Found this inside of a slab home today (mechanical room; house built in 2007) within about 6' of where main drain goes into slab. The soil moisture is my concern and it did not seem to change after...
  10. Thanks. I'll get it right.

    Thanks. I'll get it right.
  11. hot cold reversed? single back and forth handle in kitchen

    Hi,
    This is a faucet with a single arm on the side of the fixture that you tilt downward at about a 45 degree angle to get water to flow. Then push it back (counterclockwise) and forward for hot...
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    open drain pipe in crawl space

    This was added to the drain system to accept waste from a water filtration system. Is there an exception somewhere that would allow an open drain pipe in the crawl?
  13. I'd love to see one shoot out! Are there...

    I'd love to see one shoot out!

    Are there o-rings on the pin or something? Just trying to visualize the water path (I have searched on-line and can't find a diagram). Thanks for your response.
  14. shower diverter stem leaking - no biggie or repair needed?

    Hello,
    I wondered how much of an issue this really is. When pushing the shower diverter stem in to engage shower, I noted a drip or small trail of water running out. Is this something that could...
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    expansion tank missing

    I looked at a 1997 house today and the original gas water heater had been replaced with a Rinnai tankless. House was on a slab and around here, the expansion tanks are at the water heater. I have a...
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    Thank you for the input.

    Thank you for the input.
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    toilet distance from back wall

    Hey folks,
    Is there a maximum distance a toilet can be from a wall behind the toilet? Is it the tank, base of toilet or neither? I know about the side-to-side and front clearances but wonder about...
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    tank to bowl gasket too tall? tank loose

    I apologize if this has been asked before.

    I have seen tanks that are loose, rock back and forth easily. Bolts are pretty snug. Appears the gasket is too tall and the bowl is not close to that...
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