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  1. Kitui

    Sewage Drain corrosion

    I am asking for a good friend. She had a plumber coming for a project and asked him to have a look at the corroded sewage pipe in the pic. Plumber said is fine. Does she need a second opinion? What do you think?
  2. ygDIY

    Bad Pipe Design under Kitchen Sink?

    Hi all, my kitchen sink always gets clogged, I think the pipe design is not good, unless there is some unobvious reason behind the current design. Please see the attached pictures. View from left of the disposal: View from right of the disposal: Do you think this is a reasonable design, or a...
  3. Eclecticmn

    What pipe metal to use for cast iron radiators?

    When I go to Home Depot I recall seeing black pipe, galv iron, and galv steel piping. What should I use to pipe in cast iron radiators?
  4. Ĝan Ŭesli Starling

    Source for flexible corrugated copper tubing?

    Wondering where I might purchase flexible corrugated copper tubing in lengths of 20 t0 24 feet, the whole length corrugated without any joints. Not to be used for plumbing, actually, but a ham radio antenna instead. The hoop type, technically known as a "magnetic loop". The idea is to coil it...
  5. Kyle the Donkey

    400' residential water line. What size should I use

    I am going to hook up to the city water line for a small 30' Yurt. My Yurt is 400 feet from the road. I have the option of installing a 1" or 1 1/2" water line with matching tap, meter, etc. I am concerned about the water pressure and volume of water at the Yurt because of the distance. The...
  6. Michael Crivello

    Plumbing Issue Under Old Mobile Home

    I live in a mobile home that is at least 10 years old ...if not older...with plumbing issues. I've had issues pretty much from the time I moved in around 8 years ago. The toilet never had enough water pressure to flush or wasn't really going down. Both the kitchen an bathroom sinks have...
  7. Rupspan

    Relocate Vent Pipe - Tricky

    I have a situation I need the communities help. We used to have a tub which had a tiled frame around it. To our surprise when we remove it we found this vent. We intend to put a free standing tub but need the vent pipe to be hidden. There is a header/beam in the way. I don’t want to cut into...
  8. Terry

    Texas plumbing questions. How to repair plumbing leaks

    Texas plumbing questions. How to repair plumbing leaks. Where is a main shutoff? Questions about my well Water heater questions Can I use Sharkbites to repair leaks, and is PEX a good repair pipe? What kind of pipe cutter is good for cutting out sections of pipe has split. You can check the...
  9. amy123

    Cold water pipe making ticking sound?

    My COLD water pipe is making frequent ticking sounds even when I do not have cold water running. Any ideas on what could be the issue?
  10. Lucas Hartford

    LP Gas Regulator question

    I am new to this forum and hoping someone can steer me in the right direction. I have a camp that is off grid and can only be reached by foot - so my fuel source is limited to 40lb propane tanks. Currently I have two tanks on two stage regulator with auto switchover that feeds 3/8" copper for...
  11. tsos93

    What happens if the flange knockout goes down the pipe??

    Hi, I live in the city and I'm remodeling my upstairs bathroom. My flange knockout cap accidentally went down the 4in ASB pipe. How serious of an issue is this? What do I need to do to get it out? I've gotten some mixed answers. I had a plumber come and he scoped it out and found it to be about...
  12. GaryMetro

    End of Gas Piping Run Capacity Issue

    For 70' my iron natural gas piping is oversized, mostly 1-1/4" with 1" at the end. I want to extend 5' to a gas log burner which wants 110-130K btus. But the route is super tight (width-wise, no tight bends), and 1/2" CSST is the only reasonable logistical choice. Per sizing/length schedule I...
  13. Megan Richardson

    Garbage disposal connection is short

    Hi there- Im hoping someone can help direct me to the right tool to solve what looks like an easy fix. Apologies I don’t know the right lingo. The main drain pipe on my garbage disposal is too short so there is leak when water goes into the pvc elbow pipe. There is a teeny gap. It only leaks...
  14. Johnnyh55

    How to enlarge hole around ABS pipe in floor joist?

    I just moved into my first home and was hearing loud cracking noises and I didn't know where it was coming from, I have now traced it to the ABS drain pipe running in the basement ceiling in the floor joists expanding and contracting when we use the hot water. It's a 2 inch ABS drain pipe and I...
  15. Peter Dolan

    Sink Water not Draining, No Blockage

    Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem I'm having with a sink I'm fitting not draining even though there isn't a blockage (maybe). Quick background, I am putting the sink into my wife's business. There was a large ceramic sink with copper and steel piping that...
  16. Robert98

    Dark Rust on Water Intake Connection to Expansion Tank

    Hey All, I was changing my expansion tank today and when I took it off it and the intake pipe were completely clogged with rust that looked black. The metal lip inside after the threading was completely rusted out at the bottom and the expansion tank connection was uneven from rust as well. My...
  17. 3h4life

    12 ft horizontal vent pipe in attic for toilet?

    Hi, I have a 1-story, 2 bathroom home where originally my master bathroom and guest bathroom toilets were facing back to back with a shared double sanitary tee connection and 2" vertical vent pipe to the roof. Now I have relocated my master bathroom toilet approximately 12 ft away and my...
  18. NC Guy

    Expected Lifetime of Older Casing Pipes in Steel [or Iron] - ?????

    We live in an old farmhouse in Central North Carolina, with a water well that has a 6-inch casing pipe, which was probably laid as early as 1940, or possibly as late as 1950, so it's at least 70 to 80 years old [and I'm guessing more like 80]. I'm assuming the casing pipe is steel, rather than...
  19. Marina

    Old Pipe Insulation Identification

    Hi, Attached are photos of old insulation wrapped on cold water pipes in my basement. Does anyone recognize what they are made of? I am most concerned they may contain asbestos, but would also like some ides of what it is. The house was built in the mid-60s. Thanks, Marina
  20. Peter Dim

    Crooked Valve - How Did This Happen??

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