Florida plumbing repairs after Hurricane Ian, What advice can we give you?

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The Plumbing Wizard
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Florida plumbing repairs after Hurricane Ian, What advice can we give you?
Watching the news on television about the recent storm damage, I can see that Florida has much to do in the future.
Some of it will be total rebuilds and some might be minor. Lot's of in-between too. On these pages, feel free to ask your questions to get your homes up and running again.

Some will be needing new water heaters, which may have been electric, heat electric, gas, normally vented, direct vented, power vented, and tankless.
Some will be replacing kitchen cabinets meaning new sinks, so new sink, (a need to measure the height of the drain in the wall to see if it's low enough for the sink you may have picked out. The new 10" sinks should have a drain that is 16" high from the floor. Many homes were originally plumbed for 7.5" deep sinks.

Kitchen faucets have changed over the years, so there will be questions about those. I've been liking Kohler and HansGrohe lately on those.

Replacing toilets, the newer ones are mainly elongated and not the round bowls of the past. They also come in the standard height and a taller height for aging knees, sometimes called, Comfort, Universal, ADA, Right Height, ErgoHeight, Typically a 16-1/8" high bowl before adding the seat.
Some states top out at 1.28 GPF and some go as high as 1.60 GPF, They both work fine with the current engineering that has been done over the years. They use less water and the flush without plugging. A win-win for consumers.

Water lines in the 60's may have been galvanized or copper. newer homes CPVC, polybutylene, and more recently PEX.
Galvanized steel pipes are made up with threaded connections, copper can be soldered, and more lately crimped fittings can be used on it. CPVC is a glued fitting, and polybutylene should just be replaced. PEX uses expansion, crimped and push fittings.

Florida uses the 2018 International Plumbing Code, commonly referred to as IPC
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