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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-31-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,625
Posted By MACPLUMB
Air gap for dishwasher

Part 2
you have air gaps all around plumbing such as the break between
your sink and the faucets in your house !
Everything possible is done in plumbing to "prevent" cross contamination of your...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-31-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,625
Posted By MACPLUMB
Air gap for dishwasher

[QUOTE=Redwood;32758]It is an air-gap for the dishwasher drain.

http://www.plumbingsupply.com/images/airgap-chrome.jpg

Required by UPC Code to prevent water from a clogged kitchen sink line...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,971
Posted By MACPLUMB
Tankless water heater

Ms. Shan2themax
you cannot install or have installed any type of gas fired
water heaters in a living area, or space
because of possible carbon monoxide poisoning

this is a national code...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-23-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,971
Posted By MACPLUMB
Tankless water heater

NO THEY ARE NOT JUNK ! :D

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE IT INSTALLED CORRECTLY THATS THE PROBLEM MOST
PLUMBERS DON'T KNOW HOW TO INSTALL THEM RIGHT

FIRST YOU NEED IT SIZED FOR YOUR DEMAND LOAD FOR...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-11-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,636
Posted By MACPLUMB
Building shower base

IF YOU WOULD YOU JUST GET A PROFESSIONAL "PLUMBER" TO MAKE A PROPER
PIPE CONNECTION YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TO :help:

MAKE A "MICKEY MOUSE" PLUMBING :help:

AND WOULD NOT HAVE TO BUILD UP...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-07-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,629
Posted By MACPLUMB
Locate drain fitting

i am surprised any sells that as it is a illegal sewer fitting
you need your shower drain to drop directly into the top of a p trap to block sewer gas from coming back into the house ! !

This is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-14-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By MACPLUMB
Really slow drain

:agree:

YES THAT IS THE BEST ANSWER TO SOLVE SLOW OR CLOGGED DRAINS,

THE ENZYME IS BEST FOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE,

CAUSTIC CHEMICALS SHOULD NEVER EVER BE USED ! !
THEY EAT HOLES IN YOUR...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-10-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,816
Posted By MACPLUMB
Gas line test ! ! !

FIRST OF ALL THE GAS CO. DOE'S NOT TEST THE GAS PIPE ! !

THAT IS WHY YOU USE A LIC. PLUMBER AND PAY FOR THE PERMIT,

THE GAS CO. GO'ES BY THE INSPECTORS SIGN OFF AS JOB COMPLETE

NO NO YOU...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-27-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By MACPLUMB
No hot water

YES THIS IS THE ONE I MEAN, I RECOMMEND THESE ALSO :agree:

MACPLUMB
35 YEAR MASTER PLUMBER
WITH A PH.D. IN WATER HEATEROLGY
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-26-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By MACPLUMB
Bathtub repair

You can get a replacement fiberglass bathtub with a seperate
shoher surroundthat can moved though the house in parts
and put togeather in the bathroom,
but you still have to pull all your plumbing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-25-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,470
Posted By MACPLUMB
Angle stops leaking at packing nut

There is two simple ways to fix this ! !
First you need a 8" and 10" crescent wrench's a small piece of mop
string or if you use a sponge mop, you tear off a 4" to 6" piece of teflon tape while...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-25-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By MACPLUMB
No hot water

it is your upper element is burnt out,
what we call dry fired it only takes about 10 seconds to burn
out if enough water is not covering it when it comes on
to help prevent this always bleed the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-22-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,452
Posted By MACPLUMB
Toilet leaks

With many thousands of these kind of jobs, many times the wax seal leaks though underneath with no outward signs,

I have pulled and resit many toilets without removing the tank,
unless as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-22-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,452
Posted By MACPLUMB
Toilet leaks

#1 get the proper repair parts, new wax seal, closet bolts with double nuts and washers, new closet supply, a tube of caulking
#2 pull toilet clean old wax seal and bolts off closet flange,
make...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-18-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,726
Posted By MACPLUMB
Gas line installation

I would second redwoods post
do you really want to bet your family on saving a few hundred bucks, this is like saving on a brain surgen for your wife or kids
some things it's just better to use the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-18-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By MACPLUMB
Auger bit in washer drain

send me a p. M. Or home e-mail and i proably can talk you though getting it out :d
jerrymac@utahweb.com
macplumb
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-17-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,305
Posted By MACPLUMB
Shower faucet moen

go with the "pasco" tool it is cheaper to buy for your limited time
use around the house, and it works just as good as the moen tool
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