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faulty lock shield valve ??

January 29, 2015, 2:26 pm

Hello. Have a cold radiator . It has a lock shield & TRV . I closed both valves opened the bleed screw & opened the TRV and as you would expect water came out. Closed TRV & opened the ... Read more »

Plumbing for a home compressor

January 6, 2015, 11:41 am

I'm planning to run 3/4 L copper for a small home use compressor to two drops. 95/5 solder for joints. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to go from the 3/4 inch copper to the NPT quick connecti... Read more »

Toilet leak while and after washing clothes.

December 23, 2014, 9:47 pm

My downstairs toilet leaks a small amount at rear of base. It seems to only leak during or around the time laundry is being done. The toilet flushes, drains completely, and fills beautifully, that i... Read more »

Bladder Tank Question

March 16, 2014, 5:31 pm

My water pump for my well was cycling way to often, so I took off the cover where the pump and bladder tank is located and checked the air pressure on the bladder tank. It showed no air pressure, I ... Read more »

wondering what the resulting water pressure would be like?

June 20, 2012, 7:07 pm

We have a small family farm with large garden areas in about 3 sections. We are on well water - it appears to be plenty of water and pressure. Problem #1 While sections 1 and 2 are close enough water... Read more »

Fire Damage Clean Up & Smoke Damage Restoration

May 3, 2012, 5:20 am

Serving those who need it most! Anytime Restoration is a family operated company built on strong principles that makes recovering from a disaster the least intrusive as possible. We specialize in Fir... Read more »

Electric Water Heater Not Thermo nor Element?!

August 11, 2011, 5:09 pm

My electric water heater tank hasn't been working for over a month. If it's not the thermostat or element what else could it be? (It went out a month ago, but I was traveling and someone was stayin... Read more »

toilet issue need help

July 12, 2011, 9:57 am

Today when i woke up i used the toilet upstairs flushed, didn't hear the flush (which is an issue in and of itself but nothing major just didn't hold the lever down long enough) came downstairs to my... Read more »

Toilet that doesnt suck and gurgles when the sink drains

June 12, 2011, 12:36 pm

I am just at my wits end toilet number 3 we tookthis one off again checked for a blockage there isnt one. but it just wont suck it will eventually drain the water but no vacuum also ok i did read ot... Read more »

Blanco BDSD-st soap dispenser problem

May 15, 2011, 11:40 am

I can't refill it. I can remove the plunger but I can't get the guts below off for refilling. When I looked behind the sink, I note that the bottle reservoir is miss-shapen because of suction. T... Read more »

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Plugged, slow toilet

Here in our condo we own the toilet because it is not original. We do not own the plumbing behind the wall or under the floor. Condo maintenance's main job is to insure that all problems are the ... Read more »


Installing drain pipe for rain run-off

I've got to install a drain pipe from a low spot to the street gutter - = about 100 feet. Is there a formula to figure the maximum flowrate that = a 4-in pipe will carry using the 1/4 per foot slope... Read more »


Options for replacing this valve?

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The main valve to my house needs replacing. Here's a pic Any helpful tips I should be aware of first - other than shutting off the water co. v... Read more »



In my basement I have a sump pump that pumps up about 6 feet to the outside away from the house. That pump does not have a back flow value which has caused me no problems. Any water flowing back has... Read more »


How to Join Galvinized Pipe to Copper Pipe?

What is the preferred method for joining galvanized pipe to copper pipe? One plumber told me he would thread the galvianized pipe the apply a fitting that would connect the copper pipe to the galva... Read more »


Clogged toilet, & orangeburg pipes.

What finally worked. We discovered the builder had used orangeburg pipe 45 years ago, and subsequently we had added a room with concrete floor, tiled, no crawl space, over the waste pipe to the septi... Read more »


What does flux do?

When soldering copper pipe, what does the flux do to cause the solder to get drawn into the joint? Something to do with capillary action? Read more »


Flushing Toilet Cause Gurgling Out Of Sink Drain

I just bought a house with updated plumbing. When the bathroom toilet is flushed a gurgling sound comes out of the drain the the bathroom sink followed by sewage ordor. What can I do to fix this pr... Read more »


Pipe dope on unions?

I am constantly arguing with my coworkers about putting pipe dope on unions and I was wondering what other plumbers are thinking or doing. Please help solve (or contribute) to this argument. My View... Read more »


Sewer Floor Drain Backup

Experiencing slow drainage & slight backups of basement floor drain. Started after household member had a run in with the flu. 24 hours of vomitting & diarrhea. I suspect excessive use of toilet pape... Read more »