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    Looks good John! Yeah, a little dish soap or a...

    Looks good John! Yeah, a little dish soap or a little silicone grease helps a lot with those fittings.

    Take care!
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    The coupling below is a better job, but makes the...

    The coupling below is a better job, but makes the job a bit harder to pull off is all. If you do it yourself, use the two ferncos! Good day!
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    Hi John That looks to be a 3"x2" (or a...

    Hi John

    That looks to be a 3"x2" (or a 3"x1.5") tee fitting so a straight 3" tee is not correct. You need to get the correct tee fitting, another 3" fernco coupling, a 2" (or 1.5") fernco clamp,...
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    Deal! If you want to chat via phone at any time...

    Deal! If you want to chat via phone at any time just private message me and I'll message back with my number! Good night!
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    Hi John Short-term you can clean the ABS...

    Hi John

    Short-term you can clean the ABS plastic pipe up and silicone the crack.

    Long-term you need to remove the cracked fitting and replace with new ABS plastic pipe and fittings if you don't...
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    Hi Fred You can try "beating" the lead back in...

    Hi Fred

    You can try "beating" the lead back in but if you hit the hub too hard you can crack the fitting and then your problems grow exponentially!!

    Instead, take a good steel wire brush and...
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    Hi Norplan You can certainly use PEX tubing...

    Hi Norplan

    You can certainly use PEX tubing and sharkbite fittings to make a repair, however, sharkbite type fittings require a good amount of flexibility in the pipe to install (if in between...
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    I'd have to see a picture to be sure, but left...

    I'd have to see a picture to be sure, but left hand threads are pretty rare.

    If looking to shut water off to the faucet, just shut the main water supply off while working on the faucet.
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    Hi John Like you said, its an old Kohler...a...

    Hi John

    Like you said, its an old Kohler...a kitchen faucet with 8-10" center spread. If I remember correctly, the OL isn't important...refers to a national standard or something like that.
    ...
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    Hi John. Lift of 6-8 ft. is no problem at all...

    Hi John.

    Lift of 6-8 ft. is no problem at all for the Zoeller 57. 100' horizontal run also not an issue here.
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    Hi John. Install a sump pump pit (could be an...

    Hi John.

    Install a sump pump pit (could be an actual pump pit with cover or even a 5 gallon bucket with 1.5" holes drilled all around the bucket)

    Install only a ZOELLER M57 sump pump (click on...
  12. "My only concern was if that green line served...

    "My only concern was if that green line served any purpose?"

    I see no reason for the green line. Perhaps someone was installing a bypass line in case one of the lines developed an issue, but if...
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    Hi Mancave. Great to hear things are going...

    Hi Mancave.

    Great to hear things are going well for you, but I'd still have to bet that at least a few drops of nasty have hit the cardboard over the years...you're just getting older and must...
  14. Hi Tmeyer Sorry, but I can't tell what...

    Hi Tmeyer

    Sorry, but I can't tell what anything is. You colored the lines but did not explain what each color line is or what it is going to. Please define the colored lines and I should be able...
  15. Hello I can't speak to Maryland code. Call...

    Hello

    I can't speak to Maryland code. Call your local plumbing inspector and ask him the question. My guess is that as long as the studor vent is "readily accessible" for future swap out you can...
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    I just don't have time for that right now. I'd...

    I just don't have time for that right now. I'd consult a local plumber on this and don't forget to confirm the shower drain has a ptrap under the floor.

    Mark
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    How many bathrooms?

    How many bathrooms?
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    I'm a heart attack waiting to happen...I had...

    I'm a heart attack waiting to happen...I had TWO!!

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    49285 The 4" pipe is definitely the toilet...

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    The 4" pipe is definitely the toilet drain (see image).

    I believe the lavatory drain is that 2" pipe next to the 3" waste stack coming out of the floor. This drain would pick up the...
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    My treat this time Gentleman!! 49284

    My treat this time Gentleman!!

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    Apple fritters are more my style, but def. count...

    Apple fritters are more my style, but def. count me in for virtual coffee time if it ever happens!!

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    Late to the party as usual!!

    Late to the party as usual!!
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    Yes, you can use a TY sweep 90 You can also...

    Yes, you can use a TY sweep 90

    You can also use a wye fitting and use 90s or 45s off the wye, or you can use a combination wye 1/8th fitting.

    How are you VENTING the shower?

    Mark
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    Hi Warren If it was a large supply line like...

    Hi Warren

    If it was a large supply line like say 1.25" or larger then I would think it is possible. However, being a guest house I'm pretty sure the supply line would be too small to video.
    ...
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    You follow directions well....nice job.

    You follow directions well....nice job.
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    Tee goes in the other direction (flip it)...with...

    Tee goes in the other direction (flip it)...with the flow so water/condensation build up flows down the drain.

    Otherwise, fine.

    I like to use a 3" 90 and then install a 4"x3" stainless steel...
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    It was a lot of work, no doubt...drilling large...

    It was a lot of work, no doubt...drilling large holes is a blast, huh??

    You did a nice job here...very clean.
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    Start here: 1) Lift the toilet seat and see if...

    Start here:

    1) Lift the toilet seat and see if you can see water trickling into the bowl. If you see water trickling into the toilet then the FLAPPER needs to be replaced to resolve the issue.
    ...
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    Ceiling above stand alone shower leaking into...

    Ceiling above stand alone shower leaking into shower only not below not
    Ceiling above shower not below not another floor,raking when showering only

    What????

    Please try again.

    Tell us what...
  30. Try blowing compressed air back through each...

    Try blowing compressed air back through each line...see if that dislodges anything.

    Mark
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    Nice job...looks great!

    Nice job...looks great!
  32. Hello There really is no way for us to...

    Hello

    There really is no way for us to estimate something like this (we would need to be at your house and count the number of bathrooms, number of floors, size of house, etc.). Travel time and...
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    Nicely done! Looking real good, EXCEPT... ...

    Nicely done!

    Looking real good, EXCEPT...

    Technically, Jim caps (the black rubber caps you have on the stack) are not allowed inside a finished wall or floor.... Please message me your...
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    I would really prefer to see you use double...

    I would really prefer to see you use double fixture tee fittings instead of the double wye fittings, but if you can't find them then the double wyes will have to do! In that case, looks great!
    ...
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    Why did you point the street 45 up in the double...

    Why did you point the street 45 up in the double wye on the right...that won't work? Let me know why...
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    Going down to the 1.5" DOUBLE FIXTURE TEE should...

    Going down to the 1.5" DOUBLE FIXTURE TEE should be just fine...but not a double wye fitting.

    Otherwise, looking great!
  37. Super glad it worked...good for you. Thank you...

    Super glad it worked...good for you. Thank you for the update!!
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    That is used in commercial plumbing and is not...

    That is used in commercial plumbing and is not used in residential setting, so I would not recommend it here.


    You can pipe this as I presented...just turn the double sanitary fittings sideways...
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    Hi Adkhr That picture above better not be...

    Hi Adkhr

    That picture above better not be correct....look at the last picture I posted. It is the only way to do back to back, in fact, double back to back lavatories....*wink*.

    Now, In Green...
  40. Did you install a check valve in the pump line? ...

    Did you install a check valve in the pump line? If not, start by installing a check valve and see if that resolves recirculation issue.

    Also, did you install a means to purge air out of the...
  41. Hi Belz I would not drill a hole above the...

    Hi Belz

    I would not drill a hole above the ptrap...if drain backs up, and it will, water will flood the cabinet without you knowing and can cause some pretty good damage.

    If you have a GRID...
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    Try this: Corian manufacturer: ...

    Try this:

    Corian manufacturer:

    http://www.corian.com/-contact-us-form-

    Or this, but VERY EXPENSIVE!! https://www.boatoutfitters.com/replacement-overflow-tube-for-corian-sinks

    Try the...
  43. Hi J-I-F Copper straps are definitely better...

    Hi J-I-F

    Copper straps are definitely better here...your friend was correct. I would need a picture of the valve in question to advise best...

    MArk
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    49212 Reduce the shower vent to 1.5" ...

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    Reduce the shower vent to 1.5"

    Install Wye fitting on horizontal to pick up shower drain

    Proper lavatory sink piping vent should be as I've drawn it. I didn't include the ptraps...
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    "Get that toilet shut off and use a bucket from...

    "Get that toilet shut off and use a bucket from the tub till payday"

    Man, that is the best answer I've seen in months, if not years!!
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    Hi Al10 No quick fix for you, sorry. Use a...

    Hi Al10

    No quick fix for you, sorry. Use a pair of pliers on the stem of the shut off valve to turn the shut off valve to the off position (HOLD the valve body with a second set of pliers while...
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    Getting closer here... Codes vary by state, so...

    Getting closer here...

    Codes vary by state, so hard to say exactly, but in most cases...

    If you start 4" in the basement then you need to keep the drain 4" all the way up and through to the...
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    Hi. Absolutely nothing you have drawn is even...

    Hi.

    Absolutely nothing you have drawn is even close to correct...sorry.

    So, #1....no
    #2.....No, you cannot tie a shower from the second floor into the vent for the kitchen sink from the...
  49. Hi Jim If you have a two handle faucet remove...

    Hi Jim

    If you have a two handle faucet remove the screw from the other cartridge of the faucet, take it to Home Depot and have them match it up to the correct screw for you. Otherwise, call Home...
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    Hi BA Without knowing the exact make/model of...

    Hi BA

    Without knowing the exact make/model of the faucet I can't speak specifics here, but in most cases like this the spray DIVERTER is to blame... most likely failing to open/close as required. ...
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