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  1. If your talking about the aerator you can replace...

    If your talking about the aerator you can replace it but you have to know what you are trying to unscrew is actually suppose to unscrew. See if you can find a similar one at a showroom so you can be...
  2. Be prepared to install a new shower valve and...

    Be prepared to install a new shower valve and then pull yours apart and see if you can fix the problem just by flushing everything out. If not put a new cartridge in or completely replace the valve....
  3. Not sure what the question is except you don't...

    Not sure what the question is except you don't have adequate hot water in all places of the house. If you have hot crossing over to cold that may be a large part of the problem. Easiest way to fix it...
  4. If you don't have tools I don't know how I can...

    If you don't have tools I don't know how I can help, but it is probably the packing nut. Hopefully you can see it here on the image of a hosebibb I have put up. The packing nut is right behind the...
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    If you have a meter at the street there should be...

    If you have a meter at the street there should be a shut off there. Just use that and if you can install a main shut off on the water line before it enters your house now would be a good time so that...
  6. Hi, We have a problem with low hot water pressure...

    Hi, We have a problem with low hot water pressure on our kitchen sink. We have replaced the faucet and it still is happening. We have checked the piping just under the sink for blockage but was none....
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    You're most likely going to need someone to come...

    You're most likely going to need someone to come out and investigate this for you. But short of that you should be okay using the supplies from the kitchen. On the drain you will need to cap off the...
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    This can be a tricky one. How did they do that...

    This can be a tricky one. How did they do that smoke test? If you could pump smoke in from the city lateral and cover your vents on top of the roof that would be a good trick, it would also show you...
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    If you turned on the electricity before you...

    If you turned on the electricity before you filled the water heater with water you fried your elements and will need to replace them. If you don't know how much current you have you can get a cheap...
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    Your probably better off going to your local...

    Your probably better off going to your local hardware store where they can help explain it with the pipes and fittings you will ultimately have to purchase from them. That being said check out the...
  11. How to shut off the water heater. If your shut...

    How to shut off the water heater.
    If your shut off to the house is 100% you should be able to remove the old angle stop shut off valve and install a new one without a lot of water draining out. Open...
  12. Inside of Moen Cartridge came out. Let me try...

    Inside of Moen Cartridge came out.
    Let me try again. I assumed you removed the horseshoe shaped keeper before you tried to remove the cartridge. That said when the inner part of the Moen cartridge...
  13. Moen cartridge halfway out. There are numerous...

    Moen cartridge halfway out.
    There are numerous tools on the market for getting this inside part out. If you have a small plumbing store in your area (not a hardware store) they will probably have...
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    You make it sound like a math problem. I agree...

    You make it sound like a math problem. I agree with a previous answer, call the plumber back or another one and if you like have them explain your drains process. A sump pump is typically there...
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    If your floor drain is 12" above the floor it's...

    If your floor drain is 12" above the floor it's not a floor drain. Most drains for a residential washing machine will be roughed in at 12" above the floor and then using a short pipe nipple and a...
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    Well I don't know of a rotating one though that...

    Well I don't know of a rotating one though that is a great idea. Alsons makes one like you have and many other makers do as well. You can get a complete new hand held kit for about $45.00 at one of...
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    It does sound like it is related to a vent. Try...

    It does sound like it is related to a vent. Try taking a hose and filling up the vents. Be sure to have plenty of people to watch all of the different drains that water may come up. If it comes up...
  18. Did someone new move in about 4 months ago or did...

    Did someone new move in about 4 months ago or did you change something in the shower. Usually this kind of irregular leak is traced back to a particular bather. One who gets more water on the walls...
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    You may need a plumber to do this if you need to...

    You may need a plumber to do this if you need to solder and you don't have the equipment or experience. If however you have a union above and below the device you should be able to do it yourself....
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    Hi Sis, It sounds like you need a plumber. What...

    Hi Sis, It sounds like you need a plumber. What happened to the guy who installed it? Any way if you want to learn more about tub spouts go here Tub Spout To answer you question directly you need to...
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    Hi Tigers, The following is borrowed from my web...

    Hi Tigers, The following is borrowed from my web site plumbinglessons.com
    There are exceptions, but when your drains are all backing up with water it means your main sewer pipe is clogged and water...
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    You can usually get some space to make a home...

    You can usually get some space to make a home page from your Internet Service Provider. If you want to have your own unique web address you will need to have a web service provide you with paid...
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    Looking for a crew.

    I have found a multi million dollar market for a web module similar to Ask me help desk. If anyone works for a company who does this type of programming or you know someone who could do it and would...
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    Ok, What is it that is unique about the new...

    Ok, What is it that is unique about the new lodge? Was it just built recently or has it been renovated. Are you proud of the craftsmanship. Do you see how others will loose out if they don't visit....
  25. Question: Membership

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    I'm game. Lets see what you have.

    I'm game. Lets see what you have.
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    I realize this post is over a month old but if...

    I realize this post is over a month old but if you haven't solved your dilema let me know and I will try to help you. If you still need help let me know this. What is it you want your computers to do...
  27. Question: Pex Plumbing

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    You can find a variety of cooling materials at...

    You can find a variety of cooling materials at your local plumbing wholesaler.
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    If you can contact the manufacturer he can...

    If you can contact the manufacturer he can probably trouble shoot it for you.
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    It sounds like you would like to drain the...

    It sounds like you would like to drain the upstairs toilet directly into the vertical vent pipe. That will not work well. If you are going to pull a permit the inspector will usually help you plan...
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    Remove the shower head and turn on the water...

    Remove the shower head and turn on the water before you replace the shower head. Do you get good flow? If yes you just need to take out the restrictor inside of the shower head. This may be against...
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    Sounds like you need a plumber with a snake....

    Sounds like you need a plumber with a snake. Check out this article I wrote with a picture of a cleanout. Sounds like it may help. http://www.plumbinglessons.com/sup/cloggeddrain.htm
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    You can use a no hub coulpling designed just for...

    You can use a no hub coulpling designed just for that purpose. It should say right on the edge of it, 4" pl x4" ci. (If 4 " is what you need) pl stands for plastic and ci stands for cast iron.
  33. Question: Drain Lines

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    1/8th to 1/4" per foot is good. Your drain pipe...

    1/8th to 1/4" per foot is good. Your drain pipe size is determined by fixture units. A little more than I want to get into right now. You should probably get a book on plumbing from the library or...
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    Hole in ground is not good. You are going to have...

    Hole in ground is not good. You are going to have to reveal a good connection. Follow where the pvc pipe went from the old shower pan. You should find a pipe there and then be able to make a...
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    Would you like to see an article I wrote about...

    Would you like to see an article I wrote about main line sewer drains? It is not quite the same but I think the information may be useful. http://www.plumbinglessons.com/sup/mainline.htm
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    As long as you know that the drain gravity feeds...

    As long as you know that the drain gravity feeds out to the municipal sewer drain in the street, yes, you should have it snaked. If it is not gravity fed to the municipal sewer drain in the street....
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    If you have an auxiliary spray hose it is...

    If you have an auxiliary spray hose it is probably the diverter valve inside of the faucet. It is probably just as easy to replace the faucet as it is to change out the diverter.

    Darrel
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    Gravity fed or sump pump?

    My question is whether you know how the pipes in the basement drain. Is there reason to believe it is just gravity fed out to the street or is there perhaps a pump involved with the drain at that...
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    Copper pipe

    If it is actually a copper pipe that broke or just broke away from the fitting, the answer is that you do need to solder it. However it is much more likely that the pipe you are talking about holds...
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    Local inspector best bet.

    Wow 2 replies in one day with the same answer. If you are only concerned with the tub draining you can basically do anything except trap the line. Do you know what I mean by that? If you construct...
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    Of course.

    First I must tell you I am not aware of New Jersey special building codes and second I must tell you that the supply lines must conform to your local building code. To find out what your local...
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    Take a closer look.

    "We bought a universal tub spout with diverter, the kind with a thread screw and retainer ring." A thread screw and retainer ring? Please look at the pictures at this website...
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    Time out

    It sounds like itís a good time to get out the open mesh sand cloth and clean around where the shower pipe enters the valve. Even if it has threads it could be soldered in there. Itís not the...
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    A picture tells a thousand words

    Toms advice sounds very good. To see a diagram of a typical 3 handle shower valve go here http://www.plumbinglessons.com/sup/showervalve.htm
    Regards: Darrel
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    Can you see it?

    IF you can actually see where the tubing runs from the pan and into the slab, then I would guess that he kept in just under the slab and ran it out the side of the house above the grade line. Have...
  46. Question: Toilet drain

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    A toilet does not require a trap in the line

    A toilet does not require a trap in the line because it has a trap inside of it.
    A long sweep and medium sweep or even 2 medium sweeps in 3 or 4" should be OK. No short 90's. No trap.
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    Yes you can, but

    Yes you can, but it probably won't be legal. You can see how the drain comes out of the wall to hold the trap and go up to the drain of the sink. The horizontal pipe is called the dirty arm. You can...
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    3 possibilities

    1.There is a block from the water supply. Turn off water at angle stop and disconnect water supply and run water into a bucket from the flex line. If you don't have adequate pressure, replace angle...
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    What is the distance?

    You need to fill in the blanks on your drawing. The blank being the distance of each line.
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    You may have some trouble there.

    If you have loosened the hold down nut underneath and the flange won't unscrew you can tighten the nut back up and with a tiny tim blade (and not the frame or handle that usually holds it) you can...
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