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    Hi. I'm sorry... not clear here. You said, "I...

    Hi. I'm sorry... not clear here.

    You said, "I have about 2 minute but up to 5 minutes delay for the cold water to come out of the shower and about 2 minutes for the hot." This statement suggests...
  2. Hi CS If you cleared the shower head as the...

    Hi CS

    If you cleared the shower head as the issue then assuming the diverter is NOT on the tub spout I'd suggest replacing the diverter spindle. When you remove the existing diverter spindle you...
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    Hi JP Most gas cooktops require a minimum 1/2"...

    Hi JP

    Most gas cooktops require a minimum 1/2" gas line.

    Code absolutely requires an individual shut off valve for each separate appliance.

    To tell you exactly where to connect into the...
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    Hi bbclarke97 Hard to say... could be an issue...

    Hi bbclarke97

    Hard to say... could be an issue with the supply tubes and therefore changing the shut-off valve would fix nothing, right? If you want to continue to try to fix this on your own,...
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    No way they'll be left "open"... far to risky as...

    No way they'll be left "open"... far to risky as someone could fall in the holes and get hurt, especially children, so I would not worry about that.
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    Hi Norplan I'm going to guess that if the...

    Hi Norplan

    I'm going to guess that if the "drums" are exposed and 3 FT tall at this point I'm guessing that they will be bringing the grade of the ground up to level with these drums. They may...
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    Hi guys.. Hmmm... not sure about this stuff!...

    Hi guys..

    Hmmm... not sure about this stuff!

    I don't like the idea of installing the T&P discharge tube into the bathtub (what if the T&P valve discharged or leaked when someone (kids,...
  8. 48838 Here is a diagram of a WET VENTED 1/2...

    48838

    Here is a diagram of a WET VENTED 1/2 bath. If wet venting is allowed in your state, this is the way to go...

    Mark
  9. Hi Coachjimb The hot water recirculator shut...

    Hi Coachjimb

    The hot water recirculator shut off valve is normally in the open position, but it being open or closed will not PREVENT water from getting hot. What a closed circulating loop will...
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    Hi John If Tom was here he would tell you...

    Hi John

    If Tom was here he would tell you stories about his younger days sitting in back alleys using a pumice stone and muriatic acid to clean stained toilet bowls... he'd also tell you about the...
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    As Milo said, yes (but don't turn on), but I'm...

    As Milo said, yes (but don't turn on), but I'm curious why you would want to do it? Please reply...
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    Hi Russell 1) No, these units MUST be vented...

    Hi Russell

    1) No, these units MUST be vented properly. Call 800-571-8191 to talk with technical support about your installation setup.

    2) Yes, you can easily replace this unit, however, a...
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    Hi Forever The pipe sounds like it may be an...

    Hi Forever

    The pipe sounds like it may be an old galvanized PTRAP (water is always present in the PTRAP to keep sewer gasses from coming into the home). If it isn't galvanized then it is an older...
  14. The PTRAP under the sink should have a removable...

    The PTRAP under the sink should have a removable cleanout... unscrew the cap on the bottom of the trap (catch water in bowl) and snake the drain from the opening in the PTRAP. If you don't see a...
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    Use your pliers and grab the tailpiece and spin...

    Use your pliers and grab the tailpiece and spin it around a few times... should loosen it. If that fails to fix the issue, remove the strainer and pull up on the tailpiece while spinning the...
  16. By your description, it sounds like the toilet...

    By your description, it sounds like the toilet has a partial blockage in it. Try plunging aggressively when the water is high in the bowl. If that doesn't fix the issue, go out and purchase a...
  17. Hi DIYGirl13 So, sounds like you have a rough...

    Hi DIYGirl13

    So, sounds like you have a rough in of approximately 17-18" from finish floor (13" from cabinet plus typical 4-3/4" height of kickspace under cabinet) which is almost definitely too...
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    Hi John The copper line is where the discharge...

    Hi John

    The copper line is where the discharge drain from the dishwasher will connect to after the wall has been plastered and the cabinets installed. The Johnson tee is an air gap device similar...
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    I am assuming that the Johnson tee is required in...

    I am assuming that the Johnson tee is required in your area over a simple countertop airgap (or the even easier high loop), correct?

    Subject: Dishwasher Drainage Discharge Piping and Airgap...
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    Install a male adapter and then install a female...

    Install a male adapter and then install a female adapter (also called an end clean out) into the male adapter...add screw in plug to female adapter. You can purchase a STREET female adapter as...
  21. Hi Danny. Not only does the drain have to...

    Hi Danny.

    Not only does the drain have to connect into the cast iron, bu8t that sink needs to be vented as well. Depending on your state, that can be cheap (install a mechanical vent that simply...
  22. Hi Charlie No option that I can see but to...

    Hi Charlie

    No option that I can see but to open the floor up and cut the pipe to a 12-14" rough in. It may sound like a bit of work, but you can rent a chipping hammer for say $40.00 for a half...
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    Hi Grim I'm a city boy so not much help on...

    Hi Grim

    I'm a city boy so not much help on well systems, but we have a few guys here that will pop in and see the question... may be that they can help a bit.

    If they don't come up with...
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    Hi Shader The faucet bodies are NOT universal...

    Hi Shader

    The faucet bodies are NOT universal in any way... just like the valve cartridges. Each manufacturer wants you to come back to them for replacement parts so there is little advantage to...
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    Hi Grim Try removing the aerators from the end...

    Hi Grim

    Try removing the aerators from the end of the faucets and clean them... famous for getting clogged up at houses with well water. Post back with results and let us know if there is any...
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    Hi Shader No, shower valves are NOT universal....

    Hi Shader

    No, shower valves are NOT universal.

    Take a picture of the valve and email it to American standard... they can probably come up with some new parts and trim for the existing valve...
  27. Nope, no toilet with a 4" exit hole....almost all...

    Nope, no toilet with a 4" exit hole....almost all have 2" hole in toilet base.

    If the auger snake will not go through the bowl to the exit, I would suggest removing the toilet and setting it on...
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    TDIY No such thing as self-adjusting. More...

    TDIY

    No such thing as self-adjusting.

    More likely is that the new tank flapper is not seating properly against the flush valve and the flapper is slowly letting water flow from the tank to the...
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    Hi Jrenny There is no toilet on the market...

    Hi Jrenny

    There is no toilet on the market that only has 2 inches of water in the tank for flushing so something is wayyyyy off here! Like these guys said, a picture of the inner tank parts would...
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    Go to Google IMAGES. Type in Extra large shower...

    Go to Google IMAGES. Type in Extra large shower flange. This will produce many results. For fun, please post back with any choice you make!

    Mark
  31. "The hose runs water, but the head keeps it from...

    "The hose runs water, but the head keeps it from flowing somehow"...

    Agreed, the shower head is defective. Return for replacement!

    Mark
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    Hi John You can install a diverter external to...

    Hi John

    You can install a diverter external to the wall on the SHOWER ARM to control regular shower head VS hand-held shower, or you can install a 3-port diverter internal to the wall to allow use...
  33. Totally agree with ebaines! You can always...

    Totally agree with ebaines!

    You can always check specifics with the product manufacturer... otherwise, just like ebaines, I can't recommend this!

    Mark
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    Hi Ogwab Installing a new T16 packing set is...

    Hi Ogwab

    Installing a new T16 packing set is not usually needed with a symmons tub or shower valve... usually just need to tighten the packing nut. Start by removing the handle and the round...
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    Hi rtbatch I certainly cant speak to code in...

    Hi rtbatch

    I certainly cant speak to code in your area at this time as I don't know where you are from, but from where I'm sitting, I see no reason you can't connect into the storm water system. ...
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    Yeah, I'm around, but have no idea what you are...

    Yeah, I'm around, but have no idea what you are asking about... more specifics, please!
  37. Hi Chuckboy Most likely, a backflow condition...

    Hi Chuckboy

    Most likely, a backflow condition occurred and opened the valve to keep the water heater from siphoning out the water and simply didn't seal up after the backflow condition stopped. ...
  38. Hi John. The washing machine solenoid valve...

    Hi John. The washing machine solenoid valve doesn't let cold water into the machine. Options are: 1) if coblas uses only cold water, swap out the hot hose for the cold hose and he/she is all set....
  39. Lots of options available nowadays, but need more...

    Lots of options available nowadays, but need more info. Can you post a picture? If you can't post a picture easily, describe the faucet in more detail. Is this a tub and shower valve, or just a...
  40. Cobras, have you removed the cold hose and then...

    Cobras, have you removed the cold hose and then aimed it into a bucket and turned the water supply back on to be sure cold water is running through the hose? If not, do this... if water flows...
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    Remove all clamps and clean the pipes well. ...

    Remove all clamps and clean the pipes well. Next, install new hose clamps, BUT, use a torch to slightly heat the black tubing where the clamp will be tightened.. just a little heat, so when you...
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    Assuming an "open system", then that means the...

    Assuming an "open system", then that means the hot water will feed through the radiant heat first and then get delivered to the domestic fixture(s) after that. This suggests that you would want a...
  43. Residential shut off valves always turn clockwise...

    Residential shut off valves always turn clockwise to shut them off. If after turning your shut off valve clockwise it will not shut the water off then the shut off valve needs to be replaced.

    If...
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    Actually looks like a reasonable solution to me:...

    Actually looks like a reasonable solution to me:

    http://www.cashacme.com/cashacme/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Tank-Booster-Pro-Brochure-Web.pdf

    Sharkbite has technicians on hand... give them a...
  45. Hi all, and Happy New Year! A picture would...

    Hi all, and Happy New Year!

    A picture would certainly help, but in this case, like Joypulv is thinking, I'm thinking you are talking about the washing machine hose (as in Joypulv's link) EXCEPT I...
  46. Hi 11 Complicated answer here... The rear...

    Hi 11

    Complicated answer here...

    The rear antifreeze faucet should be tipped downward a few degrees to facilitate automatic draining of the faucet to the outside. In this way, the faucet...
  47. Hi Nwpaules Platic refrigerator tube does this...

    Hi Nwpaules

    Platic refrigerator tube does this all the time in my area... may be due to the severe temperature changes to water in our area, or it is more likely that the plastic tube degrades...
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    Hi Daniel They make toilets with integral...

    Hi Daniel

    They make toilets with integral basin.. See image. There are many options on this, but probably not cheap!

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  49. Hi Gewi You connect into the drain line...

    Hi Gewi

    You connect into the drain line downstream of the tub waste AND the tub vent. Once you connect into the drain you'll also need to install a new vent for the washing machine drain. Here,...
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    Hi Daniel We are glad to help, but we need to...

    Hi Daniel

    We are glad to help, but we need to know what you are trying to do. As plumbers we are concerned about backflow issues, cross contamination, and keeping people healthy, so you'll need...
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