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    Did you purchase the white diverter spindle or...

    Did you purchase the white diverter spindle or the black diverter spindle? Since you have a tub and shower valve you needed to purchase the WHITE diverter spindle. Please post back and let me know....
  2. I have a standard water heater in my own home......

    I have a standard water heater in my own home... *wink*

    I'd go with a RUUD or a Bradford white water heater... both very good heaters with good warranties.
  3. Hi Wally It's been awhile... hope all is good!...

    Hi Wally

    It's been awhile... hope all is good!

    Interesting is that Rheem is made by RUUD and RUUD is a brand I highly recommend, but as you referred to in one of my previous posts I STRONGLY...
  4. Hi 1Rose My guess is that you have the wrong...

    Hi 1Rose

    My guess is that you have the wrong replacement flapper. I would purchase a FLUIDMASTER ADJUSTABLE FLAPPER. Here, this flapper allows you to literally DIAL in the proper setting on the...
  5. Hi The sewage ejector is usually a lot deeper...

    Hi

    The sewage ejector is usually a lot deeper than 30" to begin with. If you must , for some reason, have a pump at only 30" deep then yeah, heat tracer wire and insulation should help chances of...
  6. Hi Milo Richard is talking about drilling hole...

    Hi Milo

    Richard is talking about drilling hole through sink and connecting the overflow hole into a dishwasher BRANCH WYE fitting. I'd be surprised if he returns... why I came in to clear it up! ...
  7. Hi Richard Talaniman showed you a way to do...

    Hi Richard

    Talaniman showed you a way to do what you requested... pretty cool, even I've not seen one of those!

    With that being said, I think it's a lot of work when I'm pretty sure your only...
  8. Most shower heads will drip for a little while...

    Most shower heads will drip for a little while after shutting the water off... just air displacing the water from the shower head by gravity is all. In this case, however, it does sound like you may...
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    The diverter spindle is broken and needs to be...

    The diverter spindle is broken and needs to be replaced.


    Remove all of the chrome trim parts and then you will need a 5/16" allen wrench to remove the DIVERTER RETAINER (T-21C) and a 5/16" x 3"...
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    You can remove the liner as Saurabh described or...

    You can remove the liner as Saurabh described or just remove the water from in between the liner and the existing tub. If you decide you just want to remove the water from in between the liner and...
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    Hi Vbender My guess is that you have a potable...

    Hi Vbender

    My guess is that you have a potable water EXPANSION TANK that has blown its diaphragm. Here, in some "closed loop" water piping systems we will install an expansion tank into the cold...
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    Hi Curious49 The answer to your question...

    Hi Curious49

    The answer to your question depends on the number of plumbing fixtures connected to that 3" soil stack, on how many different floors of plumbing are involved with the 3" stack, and on...
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    Hi CRMACKIE Does this sink have anoverflow...

    Hi CRMACKIE

    Does this sink have anoverflow hole? If the sink does have an overflow hole then you may want to try adjusting the pop-up to pop up a little higher when the lift rod is pressed...
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    Hi Norplan Check the siphon jet hole if...

    Hi Norplan

    Check the siphon jet hole if present (see image)

    49072

    Glove up and insert part of a metal coat hanger into the siphon jet hole to see if you can clear any calcium/lime deposits...
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    Hi Magick Look around the basement for any...

    Hi Magick

    Look around the basement for any unused drains... like a toilet, sink or shower that has not been used in a long time. Here, you could have a trap that has dried up and is allowing...
  16. Hi all Could be, 1) Shower head is...

    Hi all

    Could be,


    1) Shower head is installed too low
    2) Water pressure through out the house is too high,

    as Milo said, for sure!
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    Hi Lsendra1 If there is a U-shaped cutout on...

    Hi Lsendra1

    If there is a U-shaped cutout on the underside of the spout then there is usually a set screw, so, if a U-shaped cut out is present use a mirror and a flashlight to look up inside the...
  18. Inserts should be available at Lowe's. If not,...

    Inserts should be available at Lowe's. If not, read on...

    TECTITE

    I believe Gator bite fittings are the same as Tec Tite fittings... both made by the above company. Tec tite fittings and...
  19. Hi Morkstall In most cases where there is a...

    Hi Morkstall

    In most cases where there is a simple two wire thermostat for heat only you install one wire to R and one wire to W... color of the wires does not matter. Try installing the yellow...
  20. Hi Bigrob159 Here's what American Standard...

    Hi Bigrob159

    Here's what American Standard website had to say:


    Crane plumbing has merged with American Standard. In light of this, Crane Plumbing products are no longer being offered in the...
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    Hi Sally In most cases, a mechanical vent...

    Hi Sally

    In most cases, a mechanical vent (AAV) cannot be used on "drain pumps". Instead, a dedicated pump vent needs to be run and in some cases can connect into an existing plumbing vent but...
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    Hi Sally A ball valve won't do anything here. ...

    Hi Sally

    A ball valve won't do anything here. The system is starving for air and is stealing it wherever it can (sink and the toilet).

    What exact laundry pump did you install (model number and...
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    Obstruction is exactly that... an obstruction...

    Obstruction is exactly that... an obstruction (blockage). Water flow may be cut off but not completely disconnected, right?

    If this is as difficult as it sounds you may want to run a new PEX...
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    Hi again. When you removed the guts from the...

    Hi again.

    When you removed the guts from the shut off valve did you turn the water on to clear the pipe as I suggested? Even if the shutoff valve looks cleared when guts are removed, you need to...
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    Shut water off to the pipe... remove guts from...

    Shut water off to the pipe... remove guts from the shut off valve and then put a towel over the end of the shutoff and have a friend "pulse" the water supply on to FLUSH the water line. If water...
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    Hi Jkoontz1 Not sure I see a mystery here... ...

    Hi Jkoontz1

    Not sure I see a mystery here...

    When you shut off the water and remove the toilet shut off valve guts (?) there is no water coming out of the pipe, but when you reassemble the...
  27. Nicely done! Thank you for taking the time to...

    Nicely done! Thank you for taking the time to come back and post pictures... will surely help someone in the future!

    Mark
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    Hi FR Pull the stopper and clean the entire...

    Hi FR

    Pull the stopper and clean the entire stopper including down into the drain with a toothbrush and bleach... should help.

    Mark
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    I appreciate that, Milo. I just hope Bsivell...

    I appreciate that, Milo. I just hope Bsivell returns to the thread!

    Good day!

    Mark
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    Hi Bsivell Your breakers are SERIOUSLY...

    Hi Bsivell

    Your breakers are SERIOUSLY undersized here. You should have a 30 AMP double pole breaker for a water heater... that is a 1 piece 30 Amp double pole breaker that supplies 30 amp to...
  31. Hi Karen. What is leaking... water pipes or...

    Hi Karen.

    What is leaking... water pipes or drain pipes?

    When does the shower leak... during use only or all the time?

    Thought it was isolated, how. Did you shut off valves?

    Get back...
  32. Hi murphdjm3 Run the dishwasher and see if the...

    Hi murphdjm3

    Run the dishwasher and see if the studor vent leaks... right? The studor vent itself can open and discharge water if defective so definitely check that during a drain cycle and be...
  33. Hi Mdr11726 The problem could be at the...

    Hi Mdr11726

    The problem could be at the shutoff valve, the inlet to the toilet tank fill valve or at the fill valve washer itself.

    I would start here by shutting off the water supply to the...
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    Hi Hugoagogo I'm wondering if there is an Air...

    Hi Hugoagogo

    I'm wondering if there is an Air admittance valve (AAV) under the sink (see image)

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71zjzscvXuL._SX466_.jpg

    If you find anything...
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    Hi Dgreen I'd recommend getting a local...

    Hi Dgreen

    I'd recommend getting a local plumber in to install a shutoff valve where you can comfortably reach it IF the new location for the new shut off still allows you to drain the line for the...
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    Great info. John! Thanks for posting!

    Great info. John! Thanks for posting!
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    Hi Harkplumb Be careful if thinking of...

    Hi Harkplumb

    Be careful if thinking of purchasing a water heater from Home Depot or Lowe's. If I am not mistaken, these big box stores only give a LIMITED warranty on their water heaters. This...
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    I agree with you John, but some people actually...

    I agree with you John, but some people actually insist on using hot water for ice maker. Cold water is cleanest but gives foggy/cloudy ice cubes. Hot water, on the other hand, has less oxygen as a...
  39. Since you are flushing the tank, should just need...

    Since you are flushing the tank, should just need to open the valve and flush sediment out for about 5 minutes... all that is usually necessary. Let water run out full flow/full pressure into a...
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    Hi Nancy. I see no reason why you can't...

    Hi Nancy.

    I see no reason why you can't connect to the washing machine water source. As a plumber I would want the washing machine setup left alone (unless not needed) and I would like to see a...
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    Hi Nflyte I would suggest installing two of...

    Hi Nflyte

    I would suggest installing two of these oatey sure vents. If there is only one vent pipe coming up then that pipe must be for the lavatory and it must act as a WET VENT for the toilet,...
  42. Sticky: What we need to know from you to help you efficiently

    1) This is a question and answer site and the plumbing page is watched over by a number of experienced plumbers, but we are not here most of the time. We ask that you leave your question, subscribe...
  43. Hi Plumbette Sure you can. The u-joint is...

    Hi Plumbette

    Sure you can. The u-joint is called a P TRAP. Go to YouTube and search for videos using the search term, "replacing a P TRAP". Many videos will show up... watch a few and see what...
  44. Is your shower valve a single handle? If so,...

    Is your shower valve a single handle? If so, then that is the most likely culprit... just change out the cartridge and should be all set. If you have a two or three handle shower valve then issue...
  45. 1) In areas subject to flooding or backflow...

    1) In areas subject to flooding or backflow conditions backwater valves (check valves) are important additions to the plumbing system

    2) Normally, inside. Inside usually allows easier access to...
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    Hi Nbaker Yes, alternative to a ptrap is shown...

    Hi Nbaker

    Yes, alternative to a ptrap is shown here... called a PRO SET TRAP GUARD:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS5pzsxz0oU

    This would probably not pass a plumbing inspection in your...
  47. 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
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
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