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  1. Yup... most likely the check valve as ma0641...

    Yup... most likely the check valve as ma0641 said.

    They make a QUIET or Silent CHECK VALVE... available at home depot or amazon.com... simply swap the existing one out with the newer, quieter...
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    Start by removing the aerators as jlisenbe...

    Start by removing the aerators as jlisenbe said... report back.

    Mark
  3. I see no reason that a cleanout can not be...

    I see no reason that a cleanout can not be relocated as needed to allow widening of a driveway. Of course, every town/city is different so you never know. I'd check with your local plumbing...
  4. Hi Lost The blockage certainly could be...

    Hi Lost

    The blockage certainly could be connected to the work done... could have knocked some old scale off the inner sides of the pipe and that scale could have fallen to the base of the stack...
  5. Most likely, No. Unfortunately, each state has...

    Most likely, No.

    Unfortunately, each state has its own codes so the only way you can be 100% sure is to ask a local plumbing inspector. Otherwise, I'd say no... they stopped allowing ESTABROOK...
  6. Hi Doug The integral shutoffs are shut offs on...

    Hi Doug

    The integral shutoffs are shut offs on the hot and cold side of the shower valve (look like slotted screw heads left and right side of the valve). Most shower valves do not have them, but...
  7. Hi Doug If you have integral shutoffs... open...

    Hi Doug

    If you have integral shutoffs... open them all the way.

    Next, be sure both hot and cold water are on to the shower...if both hot and cold water pressure is not received by the valve it...
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    Hi Mary If the main toilet is flushing fine...

    Hi Mary

    If the main toilet is flushing fine then I strongly doubt that the issue is with the main line so do NOT let that plumber talk you into anything like that! In fact, I worry about a...
  9. Hi Jim Try calling STATE INDUSTRIES directly @...

    Hi Jim

    Try calling STATE INDUSTRIES directly @ 1-800-365-0024

    They will need the model number and serial number of the unit to help you.

    Good luck!

    Mark
  10. Absolutely shut the water main off. Don't drain...

    Absolutely shut the water main off. Don't drain the pipes... just shut the main shut off, off and that's it. Doing this just guarantees that if your water heater (if you have one) or a flexible...
  11. "and make it a closed system to pressurized it...

    "and make it a closed system to pressurized it with a pump"...

    It may not become a high pressure system by adding the pump, but the way I see it, it is so easy to just rent a thread cutter from...
  12. Rough inspections are done on site after the...

    Rough inspections are done on site after the rough plumbing phase of the job is finished... just prior to closing the walls in. Finish plumbing inspection is done when everything is complete and...
  13. All sounds good so far! You said, "Gave up...

    All sounds good so far!

    You said, "Gave up waiting after 20 minutes of not having hot water"...who gave up, you or the plumber?

    You said, "VERY HOT". Hot water to shower is not allowed to...
  14. Valve would be accessible and near the water...

    Valve would be accessible and near the water heater.

    1) Do NOT pay this person until this is resolved 100% to your satisfaction.

    2) Again, you have full warranty... easily enforced especially...
  15. All work is under warranty... call the builder...

    All work is under warranty... call the builder back and have him send the plumber out to fix the problem. Most likely, from what I read, you have a CHECK VALVE missing in the system and are getting...
  16. OK... It sounds like there is a condensate...

    OK...

    It sounds like there is a condensate drain from a forced air furnace/cooling unit entering the sump pit and I'm pretty sure plumbing code would frown on connecting the ejector vent to the...
  17. Hi NENJ Sump pumps do not usually have vents...

    Hi NENJ

    Sump pumps do not usually have vents unless the sump pump services a laundry sink and the pump is enclosed in a closed off tank or something like that. Is that the case here? Further, a...
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    Looking at this a little closer, I would move the...

    Looking at this a little closer, I would move the clamp higher... move it up to about an 1/8th inch from the end of the hose. Install new hose washer and then see if all is resolved. If not, you...
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    Hi P1189, Definitely need a hose washer (or...

    Hi P1189,

    Definitely need a hose washer (or the female hose connector cracked and needs to be replaced)...belongs in between the female hose connector and the outside faucet threads... should...
  20. Hi Thalia I usually use a FAST SET mortar for...

    Hi Thalia

    I usually use a FAST SET mortar for my preslope, but if you didn't then it needs to be dry enough to walk on, if you will, because it takes a lot of working the vinyl membrane to make...
  21. Hi Rick It sounds like you may have installed...

    Hi Rick

    It sounds like you may have installed the wrong diverter spindle. Symmons color codes their spindles...

    If this is a tub and shower valve you needed to install the WHITE diverter...
  22. Question: Stack

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    Hi Kevvkevv It depends on the fixture, it also...

    Hi Kevvkevv

    It depends on the fixture, it also depends on if it is a single fixture vent, a whole bathroom group vent, or a wet vent venting multiple fixtures. If this is actually a VENT STACK...
  23. Hi guys! Srt4, you have a PARTIALLY blocked...

    Hi guys!

    Srt4, you have a PARTIALLY blocked drain pipe. Here, when you use a relatively large amount of water from the sink the drain line gets overwhelmed and backs up into the lowest fixture of...
  24. Hi Loislg139 In most cases, a problem like...

    Hi Loislg139

    In most cases, a problem like this requires that the SPARAY DIVERTER, which is internal to the faucet and usually under the valve body, be replaced. The spray diverter can be located...
  25. Hi Dale. 48974 Yes, water should be in...

    Hi Dale. 48974

    Yes, water should be in pressure tank... see image above. Water should NOT come out of the shrader valve on top of the tank for the two systems on the right of the diagram. If...
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    Hi TBS Each state has specific requirements...

    Hi TBS

    Each state has specific requirements regarding the use of PVC in a commercial application, even for something as simple as a drain pan drain line, so the only real answer I can give you...
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    Hi Katrina I'm going to bet that you have more...

    Hi Katrina

    I'm going to bet that you have more than just the dishwasher backing up and out the toilet downstairs. In most cases, where the lowest fixture in a home backs up, it is a result of the...
  28. Questions... How many handles does the...

    Questions...

    How many handles does the offending shower valve have?

    What is the name brand of the shower valve?

    Back to you...

    Mark
  29. Yup... Type K copper is the only copper tubing...

    Yup... Type K copper is the only copper tubing allowed underground anywhere that I know of.
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    Yup! Start by taking a voltage reading at the...

    Yup! Start by taking a voltage reading at the junction box on top of the water heater and follow it to the issue is always the first place to start once you confirm water is flowing through the...
  31. Question: Leak

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    Hi Packgreen49 The first thing to do here is...

    Hi Packgreen49

    The first thing to do here is to remove the trim plate from around the shower head and then turn the shower on and see if you see water dripping from behind the wall and onto the...
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    A hacksaw with good teeth will cut through a...

    A hacksaw with good teeth will cut through a tailpiece pretty quick. I would try again knowing that you have the proper tool for the job and once you get a good start through the metal the rest will...
  33. Hi Logan Ask the plumbing inspector if you can...

    Hi Logan

    Ask the plumbing inspector if you can do away with the vent from the house trap. Since you have a separate vent going out the roof he may allow the trap vent to be removed and capped off...
  34. Hi Logan A lot of towns/cities require these...

    Hi Logan

    A lot of towns/cities require these whole house traps so my guess is that your town/city does require it, but it can't hurt to call the local plumbing inspector and see if the whole house...
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    Hi all. Here's my take: I'm a plumber...

    Hi all.



    Here's my take:

    I'm a plumber and I have a busted cold water pipe due to freezing conditions and I need to fix it.

    I arrive, I'm as courteous as I can be because I have fixed...
  36. Hi guys Msf328...we answered your first post. ...

    Hi guys

    Msf328...we answered your first post. Maybe you aren't sure how the site works? Check out Talaniman's videos at the first post, OR (as I stated in the first post)...

    Call the...
  37. Hi guys Call the manufacturer of the water...

    Hi guys

    Call the manufacturer of the water heater and connect with the technical support guys. Give tech. support the model number and the serial number of the water heater and describe your...
  38. Yeah, at 90 PSI as a baseline pressure reading...

    Yeah, at 90 PSI as a baseline pressure reading you should definitely consider installing a pressure reducing valve (PRV). Here, excessively high pressure can lead to excess wear and tear on orings,...
  39. Hi KengFrang If you have an EXPANSION TANK...

    Hi KengFrang

    If you have an EXPANSION TANK (surge tank) and it has a little cap on the bottom of the unit unscrew the cap and there you'll find a shrader type of valve similar to a tire valve. ...
  40. Hi Guys Home Depot isn't going to carry this...

    Hi Guys

    Home Depot isn't going to carry this Twin valve and without seeing the exact valve I can't tell you how to reassemble the parts. Your best bet is going to be to bring a picture of the...
  41. Hi Jack There is simply no way that 3 symmons...

    Hi Jack

    There is simply no way that 3 symmons TA-10 stem assemblies are failing.

    If the stem was inserted fully into the T-11 nut fully as Milo indicated and you are spinning the stem a little...
  42. Hi Jack Do you have a recirculating hot water...

    Hi Jack

    Do you have a recirculating hot water line associated with your hot water system?

    Do you have a gas or electric hot water heater or a hot water storage system? If a hot water storage...
  43. Hi Jack If you have a single handle lavatory...

    Hi Jack

    If you have a single handle lavatory (sink) faucet in the bathroom (or at a Jacuzzi tub) then shut off the hot water supply shut off valve under the sink and then try running the shower...
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    Thanks for posting Owskidu

    Thanks for posting Owskidu
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    Hi Coubie Shut off the water at the main shut...

    Hi Coubie

    Shut off the water at the main shut off as planned and then shut the power off to the tankless heater at the breaker at the electrical panel or at the service switch located close to the...
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    Hi Milo I don't like putty for shower strainer...

    Hi Milo

    I don't like putty for shower strainer applications UNLESS the shower pan is properly bedded, so I just wanted to pop in and ask Wjdski if he bedded his shower pan in mortar, structolite,...
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    It sounds like you did everything right... may...

    It sounds like you did everything right... may have just overtightened the assembly nut.

    So, back to your original question, "
    How tight do you tighten up on the nut on the drain"?

    My answer...
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    Hi Wjdski The neoprene washer and the rubber...

    Hi Wjdski

    The neoprene washer and the rubber gasket should not come in contact in any way. If I understand your issue and the strainer you are using the neoprene washer would go on top (under...
  49. New York has some of the strictest water use laws...

    New York has some of the strictest water use laws in the country so I am sure you mean 0.9 gallon per flush or something similar to that. Also, high rise building may have a high pressure water...
  50. Hi Marge. Most likely you are talking about a...

    Hi Marge.

    Most likely you are talking about a Johnson tee (see image) setup that acts as an air gap for your dishwasher and connects into your kitchen sink drain line (which disposal is connected...
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