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  1. James Henry

    DIY vent design

    Don't be demanding. Go online and learn how to properly illustrate a plumbing layout proposal with sketches, dimensions and actual photos then you will get all the help you need.
  2. James Henry

    I am remodeling my bathroom

    Your shower is chrome, stay with chrome or it will look out of place. Do not buy a cheap off brand faucet from China, it will fail in 6 months. Choose from brands that were started in the USA and have been around for decades.
  3. James Henry

    Basement rough-in with pump

    Trap primers are becoming obsolete. 2" SureSeal Inline Floor Drain Trap Seal (SS2009V)
  4. James Henry

    Which material threaded rod can I use for copper split ring hangers?

    They have some very hefty ones made out of plastic that you screw to the wall at lowe's.
  5. James Henry

    Rotation Valves- Rule of Thumb- Knowing by Feel if They are Open or Closed

    I always do this to help prevent the valve stem from getting stuck open from corrosion.
  6. James Henry

    As plumbers, should we just walk away…?

    Never forget. Your reputation matters.
  7. James Henry

    As plumbers, should we just walk away…?

    If it doesn't drain fast enough, it's your ass. I wouldn't do it.
  8. James Henry

    Residential Gas Line Pressure Hold

    You've caused your own problem. Gas lines only need to be tested at 50 psi max. The higher you pressurize the pipes the more leaks you may cause.
  9. James Henry

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    "the main stack should emerge from the top of the drainpipe, either straight vertically or at no less than a 45-degree angle from horizontal. …
  10. James Henry

    Cottage septic ejector lid gushing water.....

    the water will never reach the lid if the pump works. water gushing out from under the lid is a sign that your pump is not working. another sign is that the water comes out when you flush the toilet because the tank is full because the pump is not working. also if the drain line is clogged, but...
  11. James Henry

    Help with DWV Layout in residential new construction

    Your plan basically works it just needs a few changes. The washer stack and drain need to be 3". The farthest bathroom will have the lav arm drain into the vertical wet vent with a Santee then the shower will drain into a Santee then the toilet below that will drain into a Santee then a sweep...
  12. James Henry

    The 1 in a million?

    If you're vent is full of water it is clogged. If you're drain is clogged the water you use will come back out of the lowest fixture drain opening and there will be no water in the vent. If the OPs vent isn't full of water like he said then this was just a waste of time.
  13. James Henry

    The 1 in a million?

    Thank you, I take that into consideration. Not.
  14. James Henry

    The 1 in a million?

    The answer to your question is yes. There should be no water in a vent. You need to clear it.
  15. James Henry

    The 1 in a million?

    Run a snake down the vent that has water to start with, afterwards if you think you cleared it with the snake drag a hose up on the roof and flush the vent out, if the vent doesn't fill back up with water then your good. As far as the septic tank goes, look for a cleanout on the ground, if you...
  16. James Henry

    Shower wall opened by new contractor - will someone explain what’s going on with water lines?

    1. Poor man's hammer arrestor. The shower line coming off the shower valve should be copper so the shower head is solidly anchored to the wall.
  17. James Henry

    Basement sink issue

    The drain is to small.
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