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    1. ChrisBetty
      I just changed my water filter and now I have VERY low water pressure. I have been doing this every 6 months for years and have never had this problem. Please help!
    2. Bill Lam
      Bill Lam
      I have a leaky Pegasus shower faucet installed in 2007 similar to the one posted from someone from Texas and my local plumber prefer to replace the whole system indicating no Pegasus cartridge in the market available now. There is a number sticker on the back of the cover plate 12101. I do have a picture of the cartridge with the cover plate removed but I don't know how to insert it in this forum.
    3. C Wolford
      C Wolford
      missed the part where name was display name, I cant change it, on the sign up page after going back it says it a done deal. I Know some times this can be changed by admins, any way to change to or make it anything but my full name? :) sorry.
    4. Kakozar34
      HJ, can you tell me how to post something for input? I just signed up for the forum and am not quite up to speed yet.
    5. Stuartp
      Looking to increase hot water for shower use as it doesn’t last long enough as it is
      have a burn ham oil boiler with 40 gal indirect hot water heater
      Boiler has inoperative coil in it
      Looking to add either new coil in series with indirect system or electric heater in series for shower point of use
    6. NUTS
    7. martyn day
      martyn day
      Rinnai R75LSi no problems for 9 years until today .
      No codes unit has been flushed,new filter,blower cleaned.
      Problem unit is ramping up & down in btus,water is hot and warm.hard water area.
      Any advice.
    8. John Pujol
      John Pujol
      (i ran out of characters)...

      I would like to ask your help and advice with approaching this challenge.

      I just signed up for this forum and am eager to contribute what I can as well. Our team is mostly water chemists with expertise in rust, water testing and water chemistry. Would love if you might point me in the direction of good forums we could participate in!

    9. John Pujol
      John Pujol
      Hey HJ
      My name is Johnny and I am working with some folks at UC Berkeley and Boston University to gather water quality data for private wells nationwide.
      I am curious whether plumbers would be interested in receiving free water testing kits from us to then sell to their customers at a low price.
      Thank you very much
    10. Anthony Bruni
      Anthony Bruni
      Need help...I have a mobile home and there is no water in any faucets...The bladder tank is empty???
    11. 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
    12. 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.
    13. 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.

    14. 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.
    15. 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.
    16. 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 . . . .
    18. 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??

    19. 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
    20. Berlin
      hj, if you think the toilet is a junk what would you recomend for a dual flush. Thanks.
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