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    1. Anthony Bruni
      Anthony Bruni
      Need help...I have a mobile home and there is no water in any faucets...The bladder tank is empty???
    2. George Dewing
      George Dewing
      Burnham propane boiler runs but will not light after a very heavy long downpour. It has been checked by 3 different Technicians. Consensus is it needs a condensation drain in vent pipe. Mfg says it needs one if vent pipe runs up but not if vent if pipe runs down. Vent pipe is short and way up between rafters. Cannot tell with a level if it runs up or down. Could you please advise. Thanks
    3. sharoblu
      I found your response dated 11/27/12 to a "no water in shower tried everything" that was spot on for my problem. I was trying to educate myself before I pay a plumber $600 to replace my shower valve after he said replacing the cartridge didn't fix the problem...thanks.
    4. DanS
      I have a Kenmore Elite Water Softener (Model # 625.385200) that I installed using Sodium Chloride. I am interested in using Potassium Chloride. What is the process or procedure I should follow to start using Potassium Chloride? In other words, do need to drain the system of sodium chloride before applying potassium chloride, etc?

      Any help or guidance on my request would be appreciated.

    5. CALC
      My toilet rough is 15.25" from wall. Current toilet stands out 5.25" from wall! Total wall width in powder room is 49". Need powerful toilet as we entertain often. I can't find a 14" rough in, with round seat and comfort height. I find elongated bowls which reduce distance from front to wall to 16". Plumbing is lead pipe and changing it would require ripping up finished hardwoods and finished basement ceiling.
    6. Keith Sharrow
      Keith Sharrow
      Howdy, I've been working in the plumbing field for 17 yrs. , I believe most plumber have a little pride in what they do, I know I do. I can't stand char, or burn marks on my wood. I have done the "OH crap dance", one too many times. Several yrs ago, I came up with a nifty device. Got the patent, and soon you'll be able to purchase them thru Ferguson.
    7. Tommy Highway
      Tommy Highway
      I am redoing my 2nd floor bath that has old copper that I am replacing it with new copper.
      third floor bath directly above has threaded brass pipe that looks in great shape. I do have to disconnect and reconnect supply line Q should I remove old brass pipe? House built in 1925 its the only brass pipe left . I can get to most of the pipe but not the line for the shower with out opening up hallway ceiling.
      Hi HJ . . .thank you for the reply earlier . . . . would you have a drawing or diagram - one thing the military did that was bad . . . .we need pictures and visual aids to understand something !!! LOL !!! Thanks you again . . . .
    9. DIYatHome
      Hi HJ,

      I have about 10k in water damage from a Flow-tite valve that occurred when I was out on vacation! Wondering if you ever we able get anything for water damage??

    10. linnert
      Hi HJ

      New member with a question: Am trying to remove toilet bolts from a plastic flange and they won't budge. This flange doesn't have the long slots where you rotate the bolts over to the keyhole slot then remove them. This one has the bolts slid into the sides at 9/3. I've put vice-grips on them and am only able to turn them slightly, and have tapped them with a hammer, but they won't slide out. Am hesitant to start whailing on them with a hammer 'cause I don't want to break the flange and have to rip out a second story subfloor. Any ideas???

      Thanks so much in advance
    11. Berlin
      hj, if you think the toilet is a junk what would you recomend for a dual flush. Thanks.
    12. Jeff97009
      HJ, you posted a message in 2008 about CPVC and recirc lines. You mentioned that you thought it was not recommended by the manufacturer. I to thought it was not recommended but I can no longer find it. Can you help.
      Jeff Gillespie
    13. 69gtocv
    14. bhead
    15. Antone
      Thanks HJ really do appreciate the response. Will go ahead and replace it with a diverter spout. In terms of the trim do you know if I have to use a set that operates the same as the old ball, or would it be possible to use a lever set i.e 1500-1700? Thanks antone
    16. 69gtocv
      when you get a chance, could you look at my last question I posted in the "dwv in log home" thread. Thanks a bunch. Jeff
    17. adthern
    18. fullhousecabinet
      Hello, my name is Mike and I am a general contractor. You replied to a post that I made yesterday about finding shower trims for an American Standard B-200. Any information you could get me would be greatly appreciated. Email is fullhousebackup@aol.com. Thank you.
    19. trojanhorse
      Hello, my name is Tony and I noticed that a gentleman had a problem with a Pegasus shower valve that pertained to the balnce spool. Can you tell me where I can purchase the Balance Spool?
    20. amorel01
      This is from a old post : Flushing will seldom stop the noise because it is often caused by "nodes" that have built up on the center flue pipe. The nodes allow water in, and then the hot flue gases heat it to the point it becomes steam and is forced out of the node where it condenses upon contact with the water and creates a mini-explosion as the excess eneregy is expended <--- I have this problem with my water heater. Do I need to replace it because of this? Thanks Alain M.
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