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clamp on aquastat

September 23, 2015, 8:14 pm

My daughter has an hot water unit heater hanging in the lower lever of her home, it is plumbed in the with the living area thermostat upstairs, so when the living area calls for heat, the unit he... Read more »

Re: Frozen pipes under ground in upstate NY cold winter

September 7, 2015, 6:17 pm

slab? Yes, visual look at it both tops of the U have caps that open. Pipes loook lie this... ----U---- where left dotted line is pipe from house then the U trap. The right dotted line is the pi... Read more »

Well water

August 29, 2015, 6:12 pm

I have well water and this morning there is no water coming out of any of my faucets. It was fine this morning when I took a shower. 2 hours later no water coming out of anything. Could it be my w... Read more »

Please Help Me Identify this Kitchen Faucet

June 18, 2015, 3:04 pm

Can someone please help me with identifying the manufacture of this faucet, please? [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] Read more »

how to get maximum pressure and water volume at 300 foot distance.

May 10, 2015, 9:53 pm

My well pump at the pressure tank is 45 psi. From one of my exterior facets I want to run a line to my garden located 300 feet away, to feed a trickle irrigation system consisting of 20 - 120' tric... Read more »

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 »

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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 »


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 »


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 »



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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Diverter Shower/Spout

Issue: Replaced diverter stem valve with new one ...turn diverter to shower mode and spout doesnt stop gushing. Solution: Diverter was missing 1 out of the 3 o-rings it was supposed to h... Read more »