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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Caduceus
Yeah, funny that Delta support couldn't clarify....

Yeah, funny that Delta support couldn't clarify. "Bosses" are the protective covers for the valve or cartridge during shipping. What can be confusing is when the plaster guard is connected to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-24-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Caduceus
Most manufacturers of non-metal tubs will...

Most manufacturers of non-metal tubs will recommend only liquid or bar soap and a cloth to clean the tubs. This is because harsh chemicals like Kaboom and abrasives will destroy the smooth surface...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-23-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By Caduceus
Well, neal, I guess I'm just gonna go anyways. If...

Well, neal, I guess I'm just gonna go anyways. If gotodo1 is an example of what to expect here, maybe professionals aren't welcome in this forum to help DIYers. Insulting my trade and character...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-23-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By Caduceus
Hey pot...meet kettle. I know you better than you...

Hey pot...meet kettle. I know you better than you know yourself gotodo1. Your quote "if that renter complains much more I'll just evict them and sell the house for a profit." really shows who you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-22-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,797
Posted By Caduceus
Strange. I just posted a reply about an hour ago...

Strange. I just posted a reply about an hour ago and it's gone. I guess glitches happen.

Repost but a shorter story. I may have given the impression that I was being aggressive in my response...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-22-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By Caduceus
Wow!! I just read through this thread to catch up...

Wow!! I just read through this thread to catch up and possibly give some "free" advice, on my own "free" time, without charge to anybody...doing it simply out of my passion for the trade and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-17-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,797
Posted By Caduceus
One of the reasons why I have a difficult time...

One of the reasons why I have a difficult time giving advice on gas line repairs and installations to DIYrs is because of the myths related to gas piping and the controversy that ensues when I give...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-17-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,797
Posted By Caduceus
Instructions should be on the label from the...

Instructions should be on the label from the manufacturer for cure time or if curing is necessary. If not, a tradesman who is experienced in gas line installations should be consulted to check the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-11-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Caduceus
Tribute to Hospitalcorpsmen

It's a long video and most people won't watch the whole thing, but I did. Great tribute to the hospitalcorpsmen that have fallen during their service.
This is an older video, wish I could find an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-09-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By Caduceus
Just a side note...A/C condensate draining into a...

Just a side note...A/C condensate draining into a blower sounds like an ideal design for a legionnaires situation. It's a good thing that you found this and fixed it. The original installer should...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-08-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,352
Posted By Caduceus
You said that they did a camera inspection of the...

You said that they did a camera inspection of the line, but did you see the camera and the video? I only ask this because you stated that you are ordering a camera online, which leads me to believe...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-03-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By Caduceus
I've met this guy before...meaning that I have...

I've met this guy before...meaning that I have seen this tactic by many other contractors. This practice is done by plumbers, electricians and all other trades as a means to either kill the job or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-03-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Caduceus
What nealtw said is correct. Outside or inside...

What nealtw said is correct. Outside or inside the water must drain to a pit an be ejected, whether it is via the block (interior) or soil (exterior). Exterior drains are typically more money to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-02-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Caduceus
These things are really hard to assess without...

These things are really hard to assess without getting a personal look at the house and the landscaping. I'm just a plumber in the south hills of Pittsburgh and familiar with these hardships, but my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-28-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By Caduceus
Just a note: The radiant heating system shown...

Just a note: The radiant heating system shown above is not intended to serve as a heat source for the open air of a room. It's designed to simply warm the floor so that it's not cold to your feet....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-28-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By Caduceus
I think what is being missed in this whole...

I think what is being missed in this whole situation is whether or not the original tank installation two years ago was properly done and if the failure was caused by installer error.
It probably...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-28-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Caduceus
I hope it's not too late for this post, but here...

I hope it's not too late for this post, but here it goes anyways.
It sounds like the type of spout you have needs to be soldered on to get the proper seal. The brass sleeve has an o-ring and threads...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 07-21-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Caduceus
Laying the 110L (30 gal. US) tank on it's side is...

Laying the 110L (30 gal. US) tank on it's side is causing the problem. The tank must be installed vertically or purchase a tank that has side supplies if you don't have enough room.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 07-20-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By Caduceus
See what happens when you leave a door open...

See what happens when you leave a door open...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-20-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By Caduceus
I get around, y'know. Austin made the link easy...

I get around, y'know. Austin made the link easy and I saw you added as a mod. so I thought I would revisit the forum.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-20-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,455
Posted By Caduceus
Came across this post and saw it on another...

Came across this post and saw it on another forum, too. For future reference to others that may visit this thread, the situation seen in the picture is typical of a vacuum situation that occurred...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-18-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By Caduceus
As said above, start small with a flapper...

As said above, start small with a flapper replacement. It's important to match the type of toilet with the type of flapper, also. Most big box stores carry all of the major labels so look for a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-07-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,154
Posted By Caduceus
Redwood. It's good to see that you were able to...

Redwood. It's good to see that you were able to get the info that sisyphus needed via the internet. It has been and still is common practice in my area to offer an additional anode installation, if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-06-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,154
Posted By Caduceus
It's only been 10 years on your 9 year old tank...

It's only been 10 years on your 9 year old tank and it is very likely that you have two anodes. This is how manufacturers can give longer warranties on the tank. Do as Redwood suggested when it comes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-14-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By Caduceus
Redwood is correct. It will eventually leak since...

Redwood is correct. It will eventually leak since it is not properly bonded (solvent welded).
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