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    Not only that, but the horizontal run, depending...

    Not only that, but the horizontal run, depending on which way the floor joists are run, may be drilled through floor joists or fire blocking and be locked in, which would inhibit the ability to pull...
  2. Well, back atcha, Tom. It is also...

    Well, back atcha, Tom.



    It is also distracting and shows a definite lack of cohesion between the boards Experts.

    So knock it off already, Tom.
  3. That is a very lazy approach to problem solving,...

    That is a very lazy approach to problem solving, Tom.



    The s-trap was code when the home was built -- Conversely the air-gap was code when it was installed.

    Also, when it comes right down...
  4. Still, I'd be hesitant to open the faucet head. ...

    Still, I'd be hesitant to open the faucet head.

    If you do decide to explore further, expect things to be spring loaded, which means parts may go flying across the room.
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    We've had a number of problems recently with...

    We've had a number of problems recently with copper tubing imported from Mexico.

    It's pretty rare that we use copper tubing these days, but when we do, we pump it up with air pressure in excess...
  6. I'd stop right there with the hand spray, GW. ...

    I'd stop right there with the hand spray, GW.

    One other place to look for flow restrictors is in the supply lines that came with the faucet.

    If there are restrictors in the faucets inlets,...
  7. >shrugs< If you feel a frank assessment of...

    >shrugs<

    If you feel a frank assessment of your posting style and approach to problem solving is an attack, then report the incident to the Admins, Tom.



    Tom, you do far more than "poke...
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    If it is outdoors and buried, then you are better...

    If it is outdoors and buried, then you are better off using the Fernco.

    If you are still concerned about the connection, then install a PVC clean-out a foot or so before you make the transition...
  9. Check to see if there is a flow restrictor in the...

    Check to see if there is a flow restrictor in the hose where it connects to the hand spray unit or in the inlet of the hand spray itself.
  10. Those weren't insults, Tom, they were merely...

    Those weren't insults, Tom, they were merely observations.

    Now.. .

    Considering the courtesy I showed in addressing your questions, why don't you go back and address the numerous points I...
  11. No. The air gap is the portion of the Johnson...

    No.

    The air gap is the portion of the Johnson Tee that protrudes through the exterior of the wall. And it protrudes through the exterior wall no less than 1" above the top of the flood rim of the...
  12. Sure it would. As for 'plumbing codes seeming...

    Sure it would.

    As for 'plumbing codes seeming to universally ignore his high loop solution' -- You are incorrect.

    A "High Loop" is an acceptable alternative to a counter mounted air gap or...
  13. Actually, it happens all the time. A clog in...

    Actually, it happens all the time.

    A clog in the main and draining a bathtub or taking a shower in the bathroom above the kitchen will cause the water to back up into and overflow the kitchen...
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    'Kay -- I was right up there with you up until...

    'Kay -- I was right up there with you up until this point.

    Inspectors are specifically indemnified from responsibility for their actions/responses.

    I said he asked me *why* I didn't install...
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    This is great -- Got to love it when the question...

    This is great -- Got to love it when the question is germane to recent events.

    We installed an antique urinal in the condo of a Microsoft gazillionare a few weeks ago and spray-painted the...
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    Sorry, I forgot we were doing this. The...

    Sorry, I forgot we were doing this.

    The correct answer is "A".

    Keep 'em coming, MGD. :)
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    If testing where the UPC is applicable, you must...

    If testing where the UPC is applicable, you must test through the valve/gas cock.

    I usually just put a plug or nipple and cap in the end of the valve/gas cock.
  18. That isn't a stopper -- It is a part of the old...

    That isn't a stopper -- It is a part of the old wax ring and should be thrown away.

    The Twist and Set flange mentioned earlier really is your best option.
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    Sounds like the drain shoe wasn't properly...

    Sounds like the drain shoe wasn't properly puttied and tightened -- And it likely leaked at the overflow as well.

    All of these are rookie mistakes that can be discovered and corrected by filling...
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    50lbs is too much -- And 90lbs is way too much. ...

    50lbs is too much -- And 90lbs is way too much.

    If we're talking natural gas and not LP (propane) You should be testing somewhere between 8 and 15psi.

    Most of the gas cocks carried by the big...
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    Doesn't the UPC require all gas piping to be...

    Doesn't the UPC require all gas piping to be tested through the shut-off, which would seem to also include log lighter valves?
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    These are the reasons Gawd gave us Apprentices...

    These are the reasons Gawd gave us Apprentices with younger more flexible bodies and nimbler hands and fingertips.
  23. I'm talking about the 1-1/2" Sanitary Tee...

    I'm talking about the 1-1/2" Sanitary Tee telescoped into the 1-1/4" galvanized drain, Tom.

    And now that I'm looking closer at the photos, I'm thinking that isn't even a Sanitary Tee. I don't see...
  24. No, I'm fairly certain it's 1-1/4" galvanized...

    No, I'm fairly certain it's 1-1/4" galvanized pipe.




    Dude, make up your mind -- Is it galvanized piping or is it copper DWV piping?

    And I didn't miss it -- I assumed it was a mock-up.
  25. You don't see a problem with him telescoping...

    You don't see a problem with him telescoping 1-1/2" into 1-1/4"?
  26. Assuming he's dealing with plastic DWV piping,...

    Assuming he's dealing with plastic DWV piping, then what about gluing a street 45 or 22 to the stub-out?
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    I PM'd a few of the Tilesetters I have worked...

    I PM'd a few of the Tilesetters I have worked with over the years last night, and they said that the edge between the tub and the bottom course of tile should be caulked with an elastomeric caulk --...
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    Putting it at the 10 or 2 position isn't going to...

    Putting it at the 10 or 2 position isn't going to leave you much 'meat' at the corner of the countertop, it will also put you close, possibly too close to the side of the cabinet box.

    Have you...
  29. It would be a better idea to contact Sears and...

    It would be a better idea to contact Sears and have them send out a Repair Tech to do the conversion.

    There are far too many things that could go wrong if the conversion isn't done properly.

    ...
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    Foam sill seal is what I use to sleeve DWV risers.

    Foam sill seal is what I use to sleeve DWV risers.
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    No worries, we've huffed a lot of solvents and...

    No worries, we've huffed a lot of solvents and glues in our career.



    Well, hopefully this saves you some money in pipe hangers -- Copper clad two hole pipe straps cost a great deal more than...
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    You're correct, but you still need to size the...

    You're correct, but you still need to size the water line and water piping inside the house to meet the fixture demand.

    What the Plumber did was hamstring the owner from upgrading their water...
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    The meter can and should be upgraded -- But doing...

    The meter can and should be upgraded -- But doing so will be at the homeowners expense.

    But upgrading a 3/4" meter to a 1" meter is not compulsory, at least not in my area.

    OTOH, if the...
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    Uninsulated cold water piping run through floor...

    Uninsulated cold water piping run through floor joists/stud bays with a hydronic heating system could also be a factor.

    With hydronic systems being so popular these days, we've taken to...
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    If the fixture demand (calculated by assigning a...

    If the fixture demand (calculated by assigning a fixture unit value to each plumbing fixture and then adding up the number of fixture units) requires a 1" feed and the water line from the meter was...
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    If the second valve is a pressure balanced valve...

    If the second valve is a pressure balanced valve and you've blocked the cold port, then you don't have the opposing forces required to actuate the balancing spool.

    What you need to do is...
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    "C", of course. The question as asked is kind...

    "C", of course.

    The question as asked is kind of ambiguous, though.

    The actual code reads: " . . .shall have a clearance of not less than 18" in front of the cleanout".

    Which means, given...
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    What are you using to hang your PEX tubing? ...

    What are you using to hang your PEX tubing?

    Snails, plastic two hole pipe straps, suspension clamps, staples..
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    I usually turn off the H/W tank to prevent...

    I usually turn off the H/W tank to prevent siphoning it, open the highest hot/cold tap in the house to break the suction and then use a Wet/Dry shop vac to suck any remaining water out of the piping...
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    It sounds like your house is 'Balloon Framed'. ...

    It sounds like your house is 'Balloon Framed'.

    Are the diagonal studs mortised into the vertical studs?

    If they are, you can chop out a chase for the vent if you cut off the diagonal piece in...
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    You might call misrepresenting what I said "fun",...

    You might call misrepresenting what I said "fun", but most anybody else would call it 'lying in your teeth'.
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    I didn't say it would work with his current...

    I didn't say it would work with his current valve, Tom -- I said he would need to replace the rough-in valve.

    It's called a remodel/conversion plate because it allows you to replace a 2 or 3...
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    No one, including myself, has ever claimed a...

    No one, including myself, has ever claimed a 'counter mounted air-gap out performs a high loop' -- Our argument has always been that it is an issue of code compliance.

    We do not get to pick which...
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    Removing the trim and having it replated would be...

    Removing the trim and having it replated would be one option.

    Another option would be to replace the rough-in valve and purchase a Delta, Moen or Symmons remodel/conversion plate


    I can't...
  45. If freezing is a consideration, I would use PEX,...

    If freezing is a consideration, I would use PEX, which will expand up to 8 times its original diameter when frozen and then return to its original form when thawed.

    If possible, I would pull home...
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    You can isolate the new from the old by making...

    You can isolate the new from the old by making the transition from old to new with a Clean-Out Tee and the appropriate Shielded Coupling if the piping is dissimilar and a Cherne Clean-Seal.

    The...
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    We use them in groundwork all the time. We...

    We use them in groundwork all the time.

    We just prime and glue the C/O plug into the C/O tee after the test has been popped (check with your Inspector before doing it yourself to make sure they...
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    We always tie our new waste piping in to the...

    We always tie our new waste piping in to the existing waste system with a clean-out tee and then isolate it with a Cherne Clean Seal, that way we don't need to pull things apart to remove test caps.
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    Most Inspectors want to see new water piping...

    Most Inspectors want to see new water piping tested to its normal operating pressure, (they also want to see how the connections are going to be made if using dissimilar materials) so I would tie it...
  50. Question: GFCI circuitry

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    "Moody" doesn't even begin to describe the tone...

    "Moody" doesn't even begin to describe the tone of some of the replies in this thread.

    Y'know, if the question was as egregious as y'all make it out to be, then why didn't the person who took the...
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