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Pyrolox vs. Birm media for iron removal
anyone have any experience or insight on the relative performance of these 2 media for removal of clear-water iron? thx, w found 2 PDFs @ the clack website:
13 years ago 1
Basins' outlets *sealed* onto P-trap ?
Previously the wash-basins here, discharged into the stainless-steel urinals. Importantly the urinals were 'open' ie they discharged into a P trap. Now they are replacing the old urinals with ceramics...
13 years ago
Noise when turning off faucets
This occurs when I turn OFF any of my faucets (kitchen, bathooms). I hear a muffled thump thump thump sound (usually about 2-4 of them). My house is 12 years old. Any ideas?? Mel pex does that if not...
13 years ago 1
Shower door rollers, 1/8" wide?
Help! I need to find replacement rollers for my shower doors, and I can't find any that are the right size. The ones they have at home depot and other stores are almost the right size, but too wide...
13 years ago
Water spike problems in my house.
I had a new hot water heater installed, and shortly after that, it would discharge water. The plumber who installed it, said that the pressure was too high likely in the house. He looked at the...
13 years ago 27
Motorised 3 way mid position valve
Hi, Can anyone tell me how the actuator part of a mid position 3 way motrised valve work? Is it by adjusting the motor torque against a spring till it comes to rest in a particular position? I am...
13 years ago 1
tee on it's back
Hey Boys, I've been working full-time for the past month on what will be a 24 story high-rise in Cincinnati. It's no-hub, concrete, clevis hangers all the way. I never realized how heavy a 10" cast...
13 years ago 2
Imploding hot water heater?
I've got some idiot at work telling me that his hot water heater imploded. I'm telling him that is impossible, but I want to make sure I'm not the idiot. Technically, I guess anything is possible, but...
13 years ago 13
Heat limit switch on Sears water heater
I thought I could do this without help, but it got too complicated for me. I have a Sears Kenmore 153.318560 52 Gal. Power Miser 8+ electric water heater. It has two sets of heating element,...
13 years ago
leaking spigot coupler
What is wrong with people handling garden hoses? I found myself having to replace the hose coupling several times a month. I have an exterior spigot and I usually have a brass "Y" coupler connected to...
13 years ago 1
Vessel Sink
Where is a good web site that shows step-by-step how to install the plumbing for a vessel sink?
13 years ago
Fridge repair
I have a GE fridge that is about 4 years old. I started not cooling well and then just stopped cycling. The compressor nor the cooling fan are coming on. Any ideas of where to start looking? A...
13 years ago 2
Shower diverter problem
Recently I replaced the hot/cold water stems in both our tubs and the shower diverters as well and both took the exact same parts. No brand name anywhere so I haven't a clue who the MFG is. In one tub...
13 years ago 13
low maintenance iron filter?
our greensand-based filter works fine for iron removal, but we have to clean out the venturi every month - lots of iron residue build up. that gets to be a nuisance. are there any designs that are...
13 years ago 1
Preheat water before electric water heater
The house I bought this summer has an electric water heater that accounts for half of my monthly electric bill. Now that the colder weather is here (at least in the north) I have been using the wood...
13 years ago 3