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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-02-2013, 06:55 AM
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Views: 1,771
Posted By Puddlesx5
When chlorination of a well you should bypass the...

When chlorination of a well you should bypass the softener also. Chlorine destroys the resin in a typical softener.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-02-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By Puddlesx5
Your backflow preventer in bad. If you know the...

Your backflow preventer in bad. If you know the brand of your faucet you might be able to get a replacement or just replace the whole faucet.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-28-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,578
Posted By Puddlesx5
First I would call your Municipality to see if...

First I would call your Municipality to see if you need a pressure reducing valve. if they require one then they probably have ones that are approved for the city. I would start their first and then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-12-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,087
Posted By Puddlesx5
I agree nealtw I was wrong to do a call out like...

I agree nealtw I was wrong to do a call out like that . Having said that if someone is giving advice posing as a "professional" in the trade and says a clearly novice thing to do what else can you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-10-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,087
Posted By Puddlesx5
Doing the correct thing isn't always easy. If you...

Doing the correct thing isn't always easy. If you don't take pride in doing the job right by all means use two wax rings . I fix homeowner/Hack contractors screw ups just the same. They both fail.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-09-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,087
Posted By Puddlesx5
Hack! If you want a garbage job use your two wax...

Hack! If you want a garbage job use your two wax rings. If you want it done right raise the closest collar. Just don't complain when your toilet leaks from the wax rings!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-23-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By Puddlesx5
Too tight!?

If you tighten the tub spout down that tight you more than likely ruined the tube it connects onto. You will want to look for the bolt marks or oblonging of the tube. If you can see in your picture...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-21-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,393
Posted By Puddlesx5
First what parts (guts) did you replace in the...

First what parts (guts) did you replace in the tank? Did you run the snake in the toilet or a toilet auger? You can ruin a toilet by running an auger or a snake through them.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 12-15-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By Puddlesx5
When the Hi limit switch is popped it is telling...

When the Hi limit switch is popped it is telling you that the water is too hot (usually about 160 - 190 degrees ) . The main reason for the water to be too hot is the thermostat is malfunctioning . I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-11-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,655
Posted By Puddlesx5
Oh the dreaded 1.28 gal. flush.

Oh the dreaded 1.28 gal. flush.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-11-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,120
Posted By Puddlesx5
Oh Boy

The Universal - Rundle needs to have a self supporting bowl fill . The only kind I know about are the Brass fill valve with copper tube that is stationary (not connected to the overflow tube). Big...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-16-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By Puddlesx5
If you Can do it with pitch

Where does the sewer come into the house under the basement floor ,middle of the wall ,or at grade? If there would be enough space to run the pipe at 1/8 inch pitch for 50 feet or 6 1/4 inches(min....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-01-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,814
Posted By Puddlesx5
TEST for leaks when you are done. soapy water,...

TEST for leaks when you are done. soapy water, gas leak solution. always test gas for leaks after working on the pipe.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 09-12-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,891
Posted By Puddlesx5
Front load or top load?

Front load or top load?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-18-2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,646
Posted By Puddlesx5
The problem I mention is not a heater issue it is...

The problem I mention is not a heater issue it is a pipe length issue. Shorter pipe shorter wait time for hot water,longer pipe longer wait. A water heater has nothing to do with the question or my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-17-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By Puddlesx5
The Jetter is a very good tool to use ,but I...

The Jetter is a very good tool to use ,but I would be very cautious if I were

called out on your problem . The jetter can clean out the lines or if the pipe is

broken the head of the jetter...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-17-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 72,938
Posted By Puddlesx5
If you can't solder you can buy expensive Shark...

If you can't solder you can buy expensive Shark Bite fittings. no solder works on pex, cpvc, or copper
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-17-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,646
Posted By Puddlesx5
The only issue with the manifold system is, if...

The only issue with the manifold system is, if you run the hot water to the

shower and say lets say it takes 20 seconds to get the fixture hot . It will take

the same for the sink in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-17-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,963
Posted By Puddlesx5
The most common problem is the tile has a small...

The most common problem is the tile has a small crack in it . If you take a glass

of water from the sink and pour it around the tub to look for leaks. You will be

surprised as to how small...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-02-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,784
Posted By Puddlesx5
No tape is needed for a slip fit tub spout just...

No tape is needed for a slip fit tub spout just deburr the edges with sand paper

and apply silicone grease (usda approved) to the copper tubing . If you used

thread tape it is possible that a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-25-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,463
Posted By Puddlesx5
It could be you have a 1/2" water line that runs...

It could be you have a 1/2" water line that runs a long distance in the basement causing a

significant flow restriction in the line also .
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-25-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,675
Posted By Puddlesx5
Is the cartage brass or plastic? Brass has a...

Is the cartage brass or plastic? Brass has a tendency to pull the stem out

leaving you with the brass shell in the valve body then the fun begins .
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-14-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,239
Posted By Puddlesx5
The brand looks to be an Arrowhead brass 420...

The brand looks to be an Arrowhead brass 420 series frost free lawn faucet .
Parts are available on line. Like Redwood said just pry off the vac breaker then unscrew the parts inside and pay...
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