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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-12-2012, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Redwood
You can't drill out that hole as it is the seat...

You can't drill out that hole as it is the seat where the washer goes against to shut off the water.

Friction loss of pressure in a plumbing line has a couple of factors which cause it to vary....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-12-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,209
Posted By Redwood
The cost of doing business as a legitimate...

The cost of doing business as a legitimate plumbing company is higher than many imagine and our rates whether T&M or, Flat Rate must cover those costs or, we won't be there next time you call. It's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-10-2012, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Redwood
I'd suspect the shower arm is leaking spraying...

I'd suspect the shower arm is leaking spraying water upwards...

You'd have to look to be sure...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-10-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By Redwood
This parts diagram should help... ...

This parts diagram should help...

http://www.kohlerserviceparts.kohler.com/ServicePartsPage.aspx?DocumentID=b6a34e34d56944a2b010ceb81dff3292&ModelID=4585a0cddd7949ce8a80e8a169c87c67
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-10-2012, 06:28 PM
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Views: 644
Posted By Redwood
You would have to trace the pipe to see where it...

You would have to trace the pipe to see where it goes and what it does vent.
Hard to say without seeing it but it may not even vent something on the floor of the house you are thinking about...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-10-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,209
Posted By Redwood
I'm not holding my breath to see them either... ...

I'm not holding my breath to see them either...
Talk is cheap and this guy doesn't add up to half a penny...




It looks good from my house too...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-10-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Redwood
Plumbing is Serious Business... And we...

Plumbing is Serious Business...

And we should always remember that the Plumbing Code is the "Minimum Standard"

When work does not meet code there can be serious health and safety threats...
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-10-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By Redwood
Yes, it sounds like a clog or, wherever it goes...

Yes, it sounds like a clog or, wherever it goes is unable to handle the discharge...

Where does it go? A Sewer... A Septic... A Drywell...

What diameter is the line?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-10-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,190
Posted By Redwood
You may have scrubbed through the glaze with all...

You may have scrubbed through the glaze with all those abrasive cleaners...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-05-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Redwood
Yes, it is normal. Any fixture in the...

Yes, it is normal.

Any fixture in the basement requires a vent and a vent between floors cannot have waste running through it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-05-2012, 10:43 AM
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Views: 685
Posted By Redwood
The washer drain needs to be 2" and not 1 1/2"......

The washer drain needs to be 2" and not 1 1/2"...

Does the old garage floor drain go to a sanitary sewer?
Or, is it a storm drain?

Does your plan include a trap?

What are your plans for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-05-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,209
Posted By Redwood
Go ahead post pictures of your fine work that you...

Go ahead post pictures of your fine work that you are so proud of... :hide:
Seriously! Put Up Or, Shut Up! :rolleyes:

At least buy my book and read it!
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-05-2012, 10:30 AM
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Views: 3,209
Posted By Redwood
....Continued from above ...

....Continued from above
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2/Redwood39/ducttapepiperepair.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2/Redwood39/DripPanDetail.jpg
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-05-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,209
Posted By Redwood
Many things will continue to work even if they...

Many things will continue to work even if they aren't done right...
Here is some stuff that worked great... :rofl:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2/Redwood39/Xtradeepptrap.jpg
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-05-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Redwood
That would depend on the total length of the...

That would depend on the total length of the horizontal arm before it reaches the vent.

Is it 50" plus the old distance which is?
Or,
50" closer to the vent?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-05-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Redwood
Yes, Water Heaters can go off and launch. ...

Yes, Water Heaters can go off and launch.

The T&P is the 3rd in line safety device the first 2 are the Thermostat and the ECO. After that your water heater is trying to become a steam boiler and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-05-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Redwood
The tub/shower is 1 1/2" and the stand alone...

The tub/shower is 1 1/2" and the stand alone shower is 2".
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-30-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By Redwood
When you go to recaulk the tub fill it with water...

When you go to recaulk the tub fill it with water then use Polyseamseal or, Phenoseal, allow 24 hours to dry then empty the tub.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-30-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Redwood
Install a Laing Autocirc at the last fixture on...

Install a Laing Autocirc at the last fixture on the line.
And insulate the pipes.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-30-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,209
Posted By Redwood
Oh Boy! Put up some pictures of your work... ...

Oh Boy!
Put up some pictures of your work...
I'd like to see how a $10/hr Smockman told you to do things... :rolleyes:

I could use a good laugh...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-30-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Redwood
The first pipe you were talking about is the vent...

The first pipe you were talking about is the vent for the fixtures in the basement below. The second one is the lav sink drain with a cleanout.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-27-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,232
Posted By Redwood
You have a gate valve that has broken and not the...

You have a gate valve that has broken and not the stem is no longer attached to the gate. I would replace the valve with a 1/4 Turn Full Port Ball Valve.

As kok328 was getting at, the water will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-26-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,624
Posted By Redwood
I'd tell him sorry no deal... New Tub! ...

I'd tell him sorry no deal...

New Tub!

Tell him he is free to install the "Fixed" tub at his own house.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-23-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By Redwood
Thanks for the tip... I've got the process...

Thanks for the tip...

I've got the process pictured perfectly well in my mind should whatever methods I use ever fail me.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-23-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By Redwood
Okay, those Dead end pipes referred to as air...

Okay, those Dead end pipes referred to as air chambers are old school and they don't work. The air in the chambers is rapidly absorbed by the water and the chambers end up just full of water not...
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