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Plumbing in the Home: noisy toilet cistern, toilet noises, water trickles in toilet tank
toilet noises, water trickles in toilet tank, toilet tank trickling noise: There is three possible problems: A.) the flapper is not sealing up the big hole at the bottom of the tank thus slowly leaking back into the toilet bowl and thus lowering the water level in the tank, thus activating the valve float switch to add watter...

Plumbing in the Home: P-trap to waste stack, broken tail pipe
broken tail pipe: Well, you could call a plumber to do the BEST fix Or you can try to do a sorta kind of fix on it yourself, without cutting into the wall. shopping list: 1.) black PVC pipe that fits your 2.5 inch kitchen drain end AND the iron sticking out of the wall...

Plumbing in the Home: Plumbing, vent pipes, free plumbing
vent pipes, free plumbing, clogged drain: Hey Carol, Well, first the only thing that can affect her down below would be a vent drains, sometimes birds or other animals get in them and can stop them up with trash but let me share a few sites with you that may better explain this OK! http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/homemaintenance/plumbing/clogs/clogged-drain-trouble.php...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing noises when using garden hose, plumbing faucet, hose bib
plumbing faucet, hose bib, garden hose: Hey Manny, This sounds to me like it is possibly a bad washer or old valve stem in your faucet. Let me share a site or two with you that will walk you thru this replacement and hope that that is all it is, good chance. http://www.ehow.com/video_117402_fix-faucet.html...

Plumbing in the Home: pop up sink, clogged sink drain, clogged bathroom sink
clogged sink drain, clogged bathroom sink, clogged bathroom sink drain: There is probably no need to replace it. First try disconnecting it from underneath the sink, where it attaches to the drain assembly, pull it out from above, by detaching it from the lever that you should have un-screwed below, and clean all your hair...

Plumbing in the Home: Rusty Water, rusty water, rusty pipes
rusty water, rusty pipes, well water: Culligan is most likely correct, but there is a possibility that your 50 year old iron pipes running through your house are the problem. Infact the last time I saw this problem was in an apartment complex that was built in 1943, we ended up having to replace...

Plumbing in the Home: Sediment in faucet, faucet aerator, plumbing faucet
faucet aerator, plumbing faucet, bathroom faucet: Hey Cassandra, In the shower are you getting good pressure out of the spout and not so good out of the shower head? You don t have aerators in showers true and what happens here is that the head itself gets clogged and sometimes you can clean it out and...

Plumbing in the Home: Sewer smell in home, toilet bubbles, downstairs bathroom
toilet bubbles, downstairs bathroom, sewer smell: Hey Jeff, First, when was the last time the septic was pumped out? If not in 20 years, it is due and you may be looking at a backup. My tub started bubbling sounds the first month in my new home and it had been 15 years since it had been pumped out and...

Plumbing in the Home: Shower faucet and valve, shower valve failure
shower valve failure: Ok, first, your NUMBER 1 problem from the get go, is that it is a DELTA. :-) (MOEN is the best for your money) (and don t EVER buy delta anything, even the airline named delta is absolutely horrible) but since you have a Delta, we ll see what we can do. ...

Plumbing in the Home: Slow flow from the kitchen faucet., faucet aerator, plumbing faucet
faucet aerator, plumbing faucet, cold and hot water: Hey Michael, It sounds to me like you just need to clean out your aerator on your spout. Here is a site that will walk you thru this: http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/homemaintenance/plumbing/faucet/aerator.php Hope this is all it is and good luck! ...

Plumbing in the Home: sewage lift pump question, sump pit, basement floor
sump pit, basement floor, floor drain: Hey Paul, I am not sure of your question? Are you asking me if having water in your basement floor normal? Yes, if the water level, like after a rain, is such that it has no where else to run. And if there is an opening in your floor, like a open sump...

Plumbing in the Home: toilet troubles, toilet fill valve malfunction, toilet wont fill
toilet fill valve malfunction, toilet wont fill, toilet tank wont fill: sounds like the fill valve assembly is either out of adjustment, or intermittently malfunctioning. You might need to re-adjust the fill valve assembly. send me a photo of the guts to honeydo at honeydomr dot com. How long ago, exactly, did you change the ...

Plumbing in the Home: washing mashine drain, washer machine wont drain, cloths washer drain problem
washer machine wont drain, cloths washer drain problem: Dear Jen, It is either clogged or the drain pipe is not big enough all the way to your main house drain, to handle the water flow of a modern day washer machine. How long have you had this problem???? Have you done any plumbing renovations or added...

Plumbing in the Home: water discharge from the TP/Relief valve, psi air, expansion tanks
psi air, expansion tanks, aircharge: Hey Alisin, Here are some sites that talk about this and I hope you can follow them, they should help you fix this: http://www.factsfacts.com/MyHomeRepair/PressureRelief.htm http://www.precisionpump.net/aircharge.html http://www.inspect-ny.com/water/pumprepair.htm...

Plumbing in the Home: water pressure, low water pressure, water pressure low
low water pressure, water pressure low, need more water pressure: Mainly, you must change out the MAIN that goes between the city supply line and your home. This will require getting a permit, locating not just the main, but also all other utility systems, (i.e.: gas lines, and voltage lines) so that you don t kill...

Plumbing in the Home: Basement floor drain, p trap, fiting
p trap, fiting, floor drain: If you see water in the pipe, but the drain is working you have a p-trap under the floor. Is the fiting mabe out of cast iron. There is a fitting made that is a p-trap with a clean out so the drain can be rodded. Look up www.charlottepipe.com I think they...

Plumbing in the Home: Bathroom leak, bath tub faucet, tub spout
bath tub faucet, tub spout, showerhead: well, it could be that you are not pulling all the way up on the spout selector lever. If you are certain you are pulling it up hard enough, and the small amount of a trickle bothers you that much, and if you never will use the tub at all, you could just install...

Plumbing in the Home: Bathtub Caulk, latex caulk, latex paint
latex caulk, latex paint, bathtub shower: First of all, it sounds like you are trying to put caulk on grout. If so, please don t. Re- grout everything with new grout, step away from the caulk. Also, if you really want to stop leaks, install WEDI behind all of your tiles. Visit their website...

Plumbing in the Home: Blocked kitchen sink, plumbing contractor, waste pipe
plumbing contractor, waste pipe, kitchen waste: Your water coming out of the tap at the kitchen sink should NEVER taste like soap. It sounds like you have a cross connection between your waste pipe and your water supply. This could be dangerous. I would advise you to call your local plumbing contractor....

Plumbing in the Home: bath-tub not draining, clogged drains, home plumbing
clogged drains, home plumbing, bath tub: Hey Shawn, So you had someone try to snake and it didn t work, why? Could they not get it past the drain itself or was there another reason it wouldn t go down? Let me share a few sites with you hoping that something here will get the job done! http://alsnetbiz.com/homeimprovement/htseries/drains.html...

Plumbing in the Home: bathtub faucet, o-ring installation
o-ring installation: What was the problem before you replaced the o-rings on the valve??? Did you turn the water back on??? Did you bleed the whole house system by turning on the faucet that is in the highest position of the house, like an upstairs bathroom??? Did you re-insert...

Plumbing in the Home: Cant get back of Diverter knob out, small screws, wd 40
small screws, wd 40, screw driver: Hey Steve, Spray some WD-40 or any penetrating oil on it and let it sit awhile. Then tap the connection some with a hammer, this will allow things to also work loose and then give it another try and it should release. I hope this helps and good luck! ~Carolyn...

Plumbing in the Home: Clothes washer smell, smelly washer and dryer
smelly washer and dryer: Also, clean under and behind the washer machine and dryer. There could be lint underneath and behind either of them starting to smell. Also, make sure you clean out the dryer vent that goes through the wall. There is a vent pipe that should be vacuumed out...

Plumbing in the Home: Connecting new T-Y's... Where do we go from here?, bathtub drains, p traps
bathtub drains, p traps, bathtub drain: Unless code in your area calls for galvanized pipe I would use PVC. You can adapt over to it with the no hub couplings.You should be ok with cheating a little on the no hub couplings 1/2 of pipe is ok. There is not much pressure in a wastse line. Just make...

Plumbing in the Home: chalking, silicone application, kitchen knives
silicone application, kitchen knives, vegetable knife: First of all, thanks for all of the details, it will save us both time. Secondly, You said there is a gap, between the surround and tub....well, there should not be a gap, and in fact the surround should be overlapping the tubs upper lip. Thirdly, If it...

Plumbing in the Home: cold shower, new faucet, mixing valve
new faucet, mixing valve, water hole: you might have installed something backwards or upside down, or you did not set the regulator dial to allow enough hot water into the mixing valve, or I have even seen new parts, not be properly manufactured. I once found a new faucet, that did not have the...

Plumbing in the Home: How does a diverter work?, moen faucet, delta faucets
moen faucet, delta faucets, path of least resistance: well, you can either try replacing the valve cartridge in the faucet, or you can replace it with a new MOEN faucet, that actually makes the sprayer head and the faucet dead, in one unit, (no Separate sprayer head. Why Moen??? you might ask....because everybody...

Plumbing in the Home: drain tile (pipe), rubber coupling, hose clamps
rubber coupling, hose clamps, drain tile: Since this is just rain water, you could go either way. Over with bigger pipe or inside with smaller pipe which ever fits tighter. I have never seen that kind of pipe before. You should be able to buy 5 pipe and rubber repair couplings at a plumbing supply...

Plumbing in the Home: drain valve, new tank, drain valve
new tank, drain valve, little water: Possibly it can be replaced, but the only way to find out, is to drain the tank completely, and try to remove the valve, but if you remove the valve in a way that damages the tank, you will be buying a new tank, if you are not supposed to be able to remove...

Plumbing in the Home: How to drill a hole into a S/S sink, air gap, stainless steel sink
air gap, stainless steel sink, correct tool: 1.) Anything is possible 2.) yes, it is a P.I.T.B to drill through a s/s sink, it would be easier just to replace the s/s sink with a new one. However, if you just fell in love with THAT particular s/s sink, then yes, you can drill through the sink with...

Plumbing in the Home: Fowl odor, toilet area, guestions
toilet area, guestions, wax ring: Hey Sandra, Let me share a link with you that will help us troubleshoot this, OK! http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infplumb/infsinkblockageodor.html Lets try checking the popup assembly first and then go from there. OK? I just hope this is what it...

Plumbing in the Home: Basement floor drain, liquid plumber, p trap
Plumbing in the Home: Basement floor drain, liquid plumber, p trap, professional strength

Plumbing in the Home: chalking, kitchens and bathrooms, vinyl adhesive
Plumbing in the Home: chalking, kitchens and bathrooms, vinyl adhesive, kitchen sink

Plumbing in the Home: drain tile (pipe), sewer mains, roundness
Plumbing in the Home: drain tile (pipe), sewer mains, roundness, metal bands

Plumbing in the Home: floor drain can it have a leak?, p trap, veggie oil
Plumbing in the Home: floor drain can it have a leak?, p trap, veggie oil, cast iron

Plumbing in the Home: OIL FURNACE or HOT WATER HEATER?, water heater, propane
Plumbing in the Home: OIL FURNACE or HOT WATER HEATER?, water heater, propane, fairbanks

Plumbing in the Home: rushing water noises in new home, drain lines, noisey
Plumbing in the Home: rushing water noises in new home, drain lines, noisey, drains

Plumbing in the Home: sink drain, cast iron pipe, drain pipe
Plumbing in the Home: sink drain, cast iron pipe, drain pipe

Plumbing in the Home: toilet won't swirl good, toliet, holes
Plumbing in the Home: toilet won't swirl good, toliet, holes, mirror

Plumbing in the Home: fix a pipe from the shower, tub spout, teflon tape
tub spout, teflon tape, pin holes: You need to unscrew the pipe coming out of the wall for the tub spout. If the pipe looks ok (no cracks or pin holes) put some Teflon tape on both threads and reinstall. That should stop your leak. If the pipe looks bad just replace it and install the same...

Plumbing in the Home: floor drain can it have a leak?, one in a lifetime, humidity level
one in a lifetime, humidity level, floor drain: ok, You lost me. Why do you think there must be water in your floor drain, all of the time???? The drain is there for emergencies only. Also, it is June, where do you live???? what is the usual humidity level in your house, in the summertime???...

Plumbing in the Home: foundation, hot water heater, hotwater tank
hot water heater, hotwater tank, water pipes: the hot water pipes dont run under the floor usually, the pipes should be going through the wall, and over or up to the various fixtrues in the house. How do you know it is leaking??? The hotwater tank only has three pipes. one for the over pressure valve,...

Plumbing in the Home: frost heave damage to waste water system, frost heave, soil pipe
frost heave, soil pipe, hose clamps: First, Waht is the pressure level of this pipe??? If you think it is low enough, you will need the following: Rubber hose that will snuggly fit on the outside diameter of the two pipes, and 2 screw adjusted hose clamps, to tight the rubber on the pipe...

Plumbing in the Home: garbage disposal, garbage disposal, septic tank
garbage disposal, septic tank, disposers: Hey Joe, Yes, you can but read thru this sites and be wise in what you put down it, OK! http://www.grinningplanet.com/2005/05-10/sink-garbage-disposal-problems-odor-article.htm http://www.askthebuilder.com/B225_Septic_Tank_Garbage_Disposal.shtml ...

Plumbing in the Home: gas heater, support manuals, thermocouple
support manuals, thermocouple, cat 6: Hey Lexie, Check out these sites, I think they will answer all your question: http://www.americanwaterheater.com/support/manuals/nat_tc_instr.pdf http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/no-more-hot-water-restore-it-without-calling-in-a-pro/article10816.html...

Plumbing in the Home: ?grout in drain//drains slowly, self leveling concrete, tile work
self leveling concrete, tile work, wyoming usa: Yes, unfortunately, this happens often, even when I do some work at peoples homes, and I try to fix the problem, before they even know they had a problem. Yes, just have your GUY run a snake down the drain, wile at the same time running water...

Plumbing in the Home: Hose for a Grohe Ladylux kitchen faucet, grohe ladylux, new faucet
grohe ladylux, new faucet, kitchen faucet: here is a website: http://images.google.com/images?q=ladylux,+kitchen+faucet+parts+diagram&hl=en&sourceid=gd&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2008-01,GGLD:en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title Please look at the photos and find the one that matches...

Plumbing in the Home: No Hot Water In Sinks, plumbing works, heater element
plumbing works, heater element, shower valve: Stop the tiling job, this is a show stopper until you figure it out. If a plumber installed the piping or any other plumbing works, call him back asap, and he should fix it for free. If you installed the valves and piping, then call a plumber, I would have...

Plumbing in the Home: Humming cold water pipes, cold water lines, mechanical vibrations
cold water lines, mechanical vibrations, water pipes: Wow, Pete, this is an interesting problem. Honestly, it could be due to many things ranging anywhere from water pressure issues, to mechanical vibrations coming from a nearby construction sight, a pump motor in a well trying to suck what little water is left,...

Plumbing in the Home: help, jammed garbage disposal
jammed garbage disposal: Why did you put rocks in there Paul??? Well, can you unplug the disposal power cord, or is it hardwired??? TURN OFF, and or UNPLUG it BEFORE putting your hand down inside to pull EVERY last little piece out. If the rocks are jammed in there, UNPLUG...

Plumbing in the Home: home winterization, hot water heater, home winterization
hot water heater, home winterization, plumbing fixtures: Anything could happen, watch for anything and everything.Inspect all plumbing fixtures throughout the entire house, after turning on the water again. Before turning on the water to the house, make sure you turn on a faucet that is the farthest away from...

Plumbing in the Home: hot water pressure, low hot water pressure
low hot water pressure: how many floors do you have in your home??? how long has this been a problem??? how old is your home??? did you do any plumbing repairs recently??? Has anybody worked on your hot water tank recently???? Do you already have a small (little) tank, usually...

Plumbing in the Home: installing bathroom stool, installing bathroom stool, wax ring
installing bathroom stool, wax ring, toilet installation: no, do not double up on the wax rings, you should get an extension flange at the hardware store. If you go to ACE hardware, you will ACTUALLY get customer service there, or you can go to the NO CUSTOMER SERVICE HOME DEPOT, or to the half service Lowe s. Tell...

Plumbing in the Home: Kitchen Sink Water Does Not Drain, garbage disposal, first timer
garbage disposal, first timer, p trap: most likely you will need to snake your drain, however, tell the plumber, the one you should be calling right now, that you would like them to first try to just remove the P trap (U - shaped pipe) clean it out, and re-install it. If this does not work,...

Plumbing in the Home: Kitchen sink sprayer, tight places, socket wrench
tight places, socket wrench, kitchen sink: there is a special wrench for getting up into tight places, used by plumbers just for this problem. You can get it at almost any hardware store. it is called a basin wrench. The following website will proved a photo of one: http://www.faucetdepot.com/faucetdepot/productdetail.asp?link={A6E71930-50BD-4375-94CB-443774FE64D5}&Product=17450&productlist=true&CategoryName=Household%20Plumbing&CategoryId=26&SubCategoryId=26&SubCategoryName=Tools&ProductCategoryName=Basin%20Wrenches&ProductCategoryId=240...

Plumbing in the Home: kitchen sink clog, kitchen vent, vent line
kitchen vent, vent line, drain cleaner: Sunday, June 15, 2008; 10:18:07 PM Hi Debbie, That is a common situation with mobile homes (kitchen a long way from other fixture) and that line is more likely only 1-1/2 inch too. You can buy a rubber balloon that fits on a garden hose that will expand...

Plumbing in the Home: Leak Under Bathroom Sink, metal screw clasp, ace hardware
metal screw clasp, ace hardware, lowe s: what the.....??? well, it sounds like you have a real cluster .... there. it is part of the drain system, but it sort of sounds like you have a duplicate system, as if the pipe in the wall is set up to handle two sinks???? But without photos I can not be...

Plumbing in the Home: Leaking showerhead, moen shower faucet, shower valve
moen shower faucet, shower valve, valve stem: Not necessarily, it is a common problem, but if it bothers you, either have the valve stem ,(guts of the shower valve), replaced, OR you can have a plumber install an all new MOEN shower faucet. (however, like I said, this temporary release of water left in...

Plumbing in the Home: Lost lent trap on washing machine., metal coat hanger, trap snakes
metal coat hanger, trap snakes, p traps: well, a cloths washer drain is pretty big, if it makes it past the P trap, it should be ok. but if it wont make it past the P trap, ( U shaped pipe, that prevents sewer gasses from coming up, into your home, by holding water, that acts as a filter of...

Plumbing in the Home: leaking toilet at base, leaking toilet, wax ring
leaking toilet, wax ring, uneven floor: if it is leaking from the base, it is the seal or wax ring. But are you positive the leak is not dripping down from the tank, where the tank is bolted to the bowl??? use a tissue to see if there is any moisture coming from the bottom of the tank where it...

Plumbing in the Home: leaks under kitchen sink, iron pipes, plastic pipes
iron pipes, plastic pipes, supply tubes: the gritty stuff is called rust, and it sounds like the faucet has had a leak for a long time if there is rust. This means the faucet is old. This means, it is not worth saving, you need to replace the faucet. You probably will have to cut the faucet off using...

Plumbing in the Home: loud noisy pipes, noisy pipes, toilet flushes
noisy pipes, toilet flushes, holes in the wall: Well if this is a brand new home, your builder has to stand behind his work. This sound like a warrenty issue. If the noise is only heard from the drain lines you could wrap the drain lines with pipe isulation. You probally have PVC drain lines. Was your old...

Plumbing in the Home: low hot water, faucet aerator, natural gas water heater
faucet aerator, natural gas water heater, gas water heater: Dr. Mathew, I wish that more of my customers were as thoughtful, logical, and as intelligent as you are. I am very impressed. My guess, is that I am speaking with a very highly educated person, who has a PhD in something scientific, like medicine,...

Plumbing in the Home: low preasure, water presure
water presure: Is it low for the hot water ONLY or for the cold water only or for both??? Do you have a small white pressure tank sitting on top of your hot-water heater tank??? And is the particular stopcock the main one between the house and the street or is it the...

Plumbing in the Home: low pressure, faucet aerator, plumbing faucet
faucet aerator, plumbing faucet, delta faucet: Hey Keith, Before you do that, look and see if your faucet has a aerator on it, there should be a screen that may just be clogged and needs to be cleaned. Take a look at these site s and see if it helps, I sure hope so! Go to sheet 3 of 8 and see where...

Plumbing in the Home: Moen shower/tub faucet cartridge,etc, tub spout, torx screwdriver
tub spout, torx screwdriver, tub faucet: It sounds like you are on the right track. You are already ahead of most first timers. Just make sure you turn off the water to the house BEFORE changing out the cartridge, and pay VERY close attention to how the original cartridge is situated. Slowly remove...

Plumbing in the Home: Mold on ceiling, tub drain leaks
tub drain leaks: Ok, If you have the ceiling already open and on a ladder the plummer can reach up and touch where the leak is coming from, why does he have to remove the tub??? Unscrew the drain connection from the top, from inside the tub, and from above or from below,...

Plumbing in the Home: Natural Gas Hot Water Heater Noise, hot water heater, gas hot water heater
hot water heater, gas hot water heater, natural gas hot water heater: why did you start listening to your water heater??? :-) It might be your automatic pressure valve, releasing pressure, which is only supposed to happen if there is a serious problem of pressure building up in the tank. and the 35 Celsius may be an issue...

Plumbing in the Home: OIL FURNACE or HOT WATER HEATER?, water heater tank, electric water heater
water heater tank, electric water heater, natural gas water heater: Joules, why are you even using an all electric water heater or even an OIL burning water heater verses a natural Gas water heater. I did not want to get into this question, because it is very obvious, that you like to complicate your life with a lot of unnecessary...

Plumbing in the Home: overflow tube in bathroom sink is plugged, overflow tube, caustic chemicals
overflow tube, caustic chemicals, right drain: Well, I m wondering if the problem is that the drain is not set into the sink correctly or the drain is not the right drain to use for the particular sink. Is this a NEW sink that was recently installed or have you recently changed out the drain assembly???...

Plumbing in the Home: Pool houe toilet downhill from septic, SEWAGE EJECTOR PUMPS
SEWAGE EJECTOR PUMPS: here is a website for SEWAGE EJECTOR PUMPS http://www.plumbingsupply.com/sewage.html and another: http://www.hydromatic.com/sewage_eject_r/sewage_ejector_r.html and here is a website that can help answer some of your questions: http://terrylove.com/sewage_ejector.htm...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, bath downstairs, clothes washer
bath downstairs, clothes washer, best guess: well, something is clogging your pipes, but the question is where. My best guess is you have a root problem in multiple locations, but the best way to determine the actual problem in this case, is to rent a fiber-optic camcorder, and send it down all pipes,...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, galvanized pipe, water lines
galvanized pipe, water lines, water flow: The only way I ever got water lines opened up was by replacing them. I assume you have galvanized pipe. Replacing the pipe with copper will solve your problem forever. There is a chemical that you can use in the pipe that will eat the sediment, but if any...

Plumbing in the Home: pluming issues, sink drains, kitchen drain
sink drains, kitchen drain, cesspools: Sounds like you have a clog on the kitchen sink line causing it to come into your bath tub.You would need to rod your kitchen drain line.You can buy a small hand rodder at most hardware stores or call your local plumber to do the rodding. Hope that helps...

Plumbing in the Home: Repairing a Hose Bib, hose bib, thick aluminum
hose bib, thick aluminum, copper pipe: no, Sorry, you are going to have to either go under your house to get to it, or go inside and open up the wall. and to make sure you don t burn down your house when soldering, use thick aluminum foil between the pipes and any wood surface. And put a threaded...

Plumbing in the Home: Rusted drain pipe., epoxy putty, gutter system
epoxy putty, gutter system, flood situation: How heavy is the rain in your area??? if the area floods, what type of property damage can occure??? I would weigh the odds of flooding occurring, by considering the worst case amount of rain your area or region; and if it occurs, the odds that serious...

Plumbing in the Home: recirculating water from the water heater., water heater tank, room temperature water
water heater tank, room temperature water, using electricity: There should be a dial on the front of your water heater to control the temperature setting. Dailing that down should help you out.I would not recommend turning the water off to your water heater. If for some reason you forget to turn it on and the heater...

Plumbing in the Home: rushing water noises in new home, holes in the wall, water hammer
holes in the wall, water hammer, customer pressure: Hey Bettypchen, The water hammer devices are the way to go here I believe. Let me share some sites with you and so you will totally understand what is happening here, OK! http://www.sjwater.com/customer/pressure.jsp http://homerepair.about.com/b/2007/12/10/fixing-water-hammer.htm...

Plumbing in the Home: SEPTIC SYSTEM SMELLS,, SPTIC SYSTEM SMELLS, SEPTIC BACKFLOW
SPTIC SYSTEM SMELLS, SEPTIC BACKFLOW, PLUMBING SMELLS: you should have the tank pumped every year, they do not pump out everything, they leave about a third in there, to leave micro organisms to be there to help digest new waste. If it has been 3 years since you have had it pumped, you need to CALL THEM RIGHT...

Plumbing in the Home: sagging insulation under mobile home, wet insulation, water supply line
wet insulation, water supply line, mobile home community: Hey Michael, It sounds to me like you need to remove all the wet insulation, locate a leak and once that is done, the insulation needs to be replaced. I am not familiar with mobile homes but I think they are pretty much the same as homes and once things...

Plumbing in the Home: sagging insulation under mobile home, wet insulation, water supply line
wet insulation, water supply line, mobile home community: Yes it could be a water line. It could also be a drain line. I assume it is done in PVC pipe and there has to be some joints going from your plumbing fixtures to the piping under the trailer. I would remove all that wet insulation and check everything for...

Plumbing in the Home: sewage smell in bathroom, p traps, sewage smell
p traps, sewage smell, bathroom downstairs: Do you have a floor drain downstairs. How often do you use the bathroom downstairs. If you have a floor drain, the p-trap may be dry. Same with the bathroom downstairs if it is not used alot. If the p-traps are dry sewer gas will flow back through them. Just...

Plumbing in the Home: sewer, water table levels, sewer piping
water table levels, sewer piping, sewage system: It is different in different parts of the country. It depends on water table levels, flooding conditions, freezing levels, etc... Contact your local utilities provider, that provide sewage system control for your area, and see if they can not answer your...

Plumbing in the Home: shower tub handle problem, maintenance plumbing, heading in the right direction
maintenance plumbing, heading in the right direction, doityourself com: Hey Lloyd, Check this site out, you may just have to replace the diverter. http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/maintenance/plumbing/repairing-tub-and-shower-controls/?page=2 http://www.onthehouse.com/tips/20001230 http://www.doityourself.com/icat/showerandbathrepair...

Plumbing in the Home: sink drain, kitchen drain, drain system
kitchen drain, drain system, tail pipe: Call a plumber. If the solution is not obvious to you, and if you do not see how squeezing, what should be 2.25 inches of water flow down to 1.5 inches, is RESTRICTING the water flow, then there is no way you are going to understand my instructions, which...

Plumbing in the Home: Toilet is not flashing, coat hanger, homerepair
coat hanger, homerepair, toilet seat: Ciely, I am going to share a few sites with you that may help you troubleshoot this, OK! But also check up under your toilet seat and make sure that all the openings under there are open, a coat hanger may do the job, but I think maybe your water level may...

Plumbing in the Home: Toitet, find wall mounted toilet
find wall mounted toilet: To change to floor mounted would be EXTREMELY expensive, but here is a link to American standard Wall mounted toilets: http://www.americanstandard-us.com/Products/productDetail.aspx?area=professionals&cat=17&col=&prodID=901 if you don t like what is...

Plumbing in the Home: tankless water heater, copper tubing, hot showers
copper tubing, hot showers, type heaters: well, I highly suggest that you call the gas company that supplies gas to your home, and let them install the plumbing for the gas. Most plumbers wont do gas plumbing, it is too hazardous, they are afraid of blowing up. The gas company will probably charge...

Plumbing in the Home: toilet flushing noise, toilet flushing noise
toilet flushing noise: well, actually, the dampness doesn t really have anything to do with this type of problem. I wish you could tell me exactly what you pushed down on, but I can guess it was possibly the float valve. I just wrote a very very long message to another questioner....

Plumbing in the Home: toilet won't swirl good, rim holes, toilet tank
rim holes, toilet tank, toilet bowl: Hey John, It sounds to me like you need to check under your toilet rim, where the water comes out when you flush. They can get blocked and prevent the proper water flow. Let me share a site with you that can explain with pictures: http://www.danco.com/html/Toilets_Frameset.htm...

Plumbing in the Home: Venting, toilet drain, vent pipe
toilet drain, vent pipe, gas furnace: I m not there, so I can not tell you where. This is something that must be seen to determine where. Sorry, but I can not properly assist you any further without seeing what you are working with. All I can say, is up through the floor and walls, through...

Plumbing in the Home: Water heater problem, warm heat, outlet pipe
warm heat, outlet pipe, stricken area: I am seeing a lot of questions, pertaining to water pressure, or lack of water, etc... and today I heard there is a huge drought problem in California. I am not saying that this is absolutely the cause of your problem, but I would not rule it out if I were...

Plumbing in the Home: Water heater shut off water to all of house!, electric water heater, hot water heater
electric water heater, hot water heater, schematics: please email to me photos of the hot water heater, or tell me exactly what you see around the hot water heater. Tell me every thing. Knobs, hoses, everything, I need to know as much as you can tell me. honeydo@honeydomr.com http://www.honeydomr.co...

Plumbing in the Home: Water Pressure after Water Heater Installation, hot water tank, water heater installation
hot water tank, water heater installation, iron pipes: First of all, if you just recently hat the water heater installed, and if the problem did not exist until the very second after the new water heater was installed, then you should be calling the plumber that installed the water heater, and he should fix it...

Plumbing in the Home: Water supply to basement toilet, toilet wont flush, flapper adjustment
toilet wont flush, flapper adjustment, whater levels in tank: There are three things that effect the length of time the flapper stays up, and the length of time you must hold the handle down: 1.) Air bubble release from the flapper 2.) water level in the tank 3.) the length of the chain between the flapper and the...

Plumbing in the Home: Whining sink, then flow slows and stops, iron pipes, iron copper
iron pipes, iron copper, floor laundry: what type of pipes do you have?? (ie: iron, copper, or plastic) this is a pressure issue, but why only in that sink, is the mystery, thats why I ask what type of pipes are there, if that sink has iron pipes they could have corroded shut, but other than that...

Plumbing in the Home: will water flow be effected?, water purification equipment, degree elbows
water purification equipment, degree elbows, water supply line: Well, there could be many reasons for the setting, but it is generally set based upon the type pipes, (Plastic, copper, etc..) and the number of fixtures, and the sizes of the pipes in a home. This is something better handled by a highly experienced plumber...

Plumbing in the Home: water heater, hot water heater, plumbing work
hot water heater, plumbing work, faucets: no it roots can not grow inside of hot water heater. the pressure issue could be due to many things, (ie: rust in the tank or in your pipes, or many other reasons, but not roots) how old is your house??? what type of pipes do you have??? how is the pressure...

Plumbing in the Home: water mystery, upstairs bathroom, water meter
upstairs bathroom, water meter, jan feb mar: it could be leaking from the toilet valve, where the supply line comes out of the wall, or the sink valve under the sink. To test if you still have a leak somewhere, make sure no faucets or toilets are running, Go look at your water meter, at the small...

Plumbing in the Home: water pressure in bathtub, exact problem, o rings
exact problem, o rings, valve stem: Hey Shannon, First, you can do this! You may either have a blockage in this line or maybe debri may be affecting your diverter and valve stem. I am going to help you just check the later and see if you can flush this line out, OK! I am going to share...

Plumbing in the Home: well water, chocolate milk, old water
chocolate milk, old water, bottom of the barrel: well, it could mean your pump has blown a gasket, after running dry, and caused oil to mix with the water, which then comes out almost looking like milk with a little chocolate mixed in, OR it could be that you are sucking on the bottom muck of the well. Either...

Plumbing in the Home: old faucet handles stuck, compression faucet, screw hole
Plumbing in the Home: old faucet handles stuck, compression faucet, screw hole, screw drivers

Plumbing in the Home: moaning-humming pipe in wall, water hammer, hey sandy
water hammer, hey sandy, question index: Hey Sandy, What you are hearing may be a few things but most likely it is just air and it is sometimes called water hammer, but let me share a site or two with you and see if anything can explain it and educate you as to what you can do to stop it, OK! ...

Plumbing in the Home: old faucet handles stuck, wd 40, screw driver
wd 40, screw driver, bathroom faucets: Hey Carl, If the faucet is 50 years old, I would just replace it because it is time and it is almost as old as I am, LOL! The likelyhood of removing parts at that age are pretty slim but you can try using a penitrating oil like WD-40 and letting it sit for...

Plumbing in the Home: air in pipes, cold water lines, water hammer
cold water lines, water hammer, water valve: Hey Ron, What you are experiencing is water hammer and what you may need to install is what is called an arrestor near or at the end of you water line. But before you install this try shutting off your main water valve and drain all your lines and drain...

Plumbing in the Home: Bathroom Addition, remodel
remodel: Hi Stacey! I am sorry but without actually being able to see the house, I cannot tell you for sure if it can or cannot be done, I will tell you this, you will need a minimum off a 3 waste line for a toilet, so if all the existing bathrooms are at the opposite...

Plumbing in the Home: Bathtub water leak, bathtub water, mold problem
bathtub water, mold problem, cleaning a bathtub: Hey Laura, You should dry this area out as best you can. No permanent damage should be done provided that you have real plywood down as your subflooring and not partical board, it sometimes will swell, but if you can, get some air flow like put a fan in...

Plumbing in the Home: backed up kitchen sink, sink, stoppage
sink, stoppage: Is this a double bowl sink? if it is check the pipe going from the side of the sink to the disposal for a stoppage, if it is single bowl sink a garbage disposal can force water out, where gravity draining will not work, so there can be a stoppage further down...

Plumbing in the Home: basement bathroom, foam insulation, musty odor
foam insulation, musty odor, basement bathroom: Hi Kate, well without being able to actually see the bathroom, you can try furring the wall in question and insulating the space and install drywall over furring, or you can try a foam insulation. as for ventilation, you can install an exhaust fan, and take...

Plumbing in the Home: basement floor drain, townhouse condo, floor drain
townhouse condo, floor drain, drain trap: 8/21/2008 11:57:31 PM Hi Ann, The most common cause of the condition (although “turpentine-like” is not a common description) you describe is the water has evaporated out of the floor drain trap and is allowing sewer gas to enter the living space. In residential...

Plumbing in the Home: caulk for ABS shower, shower, silicone
shower, silicone, tool: Hi, Not that I know of, I would be using a silicone sealant though instead of caulk. Scrape the caulk back out and try clear silicone, get yourself a caulking tool, and some paper towels, lay a bead of silicone and use the toll to make a clean joint. wipe...

Plumbing in the Home: condensation in toilet tank and seat....., toilet tank, homerepair
toilet tank, homerepair, toilet seat: Hey Tracy, It is hard not seeing it first hand so let me share a site or two with you that may help you troubleshoot this and learn, OK! http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/171647/toilet_troubleshooting.html http://homerepair.about.com/od/plumbingrepair/ss/tlt_repair_gnl.htm...

Plumbing in the Home: copper pipes making noise, pipes, knocking
pipes, knocking, banging: Hello, well without actually being there, i will try to help you, sometimes pipes will bang or rattle due to air getting in the lines, this can occur from a ballcock valve, or some other fixture which is siphoning back when you turned it on, But that really...

Plumbing in the Home: drain of kitchen disposal - retrieve a tooth cap that fell in, answer asap, tooth cap
answer asap, tooth cap, flashlight: Hey Barbara, Just get a flashlight and look down in there and make sure that you see it, if you do, you can retrieve it. But before you do, find the breaker in your power panel and make sure the power is turned off, OK! Please do not go into the disposal...

Plumbing in the Home: not enough hot water in bath, moen, cartridge
moen, cartridge: Hello Brent, You did not tell me what kind of valve it is, if it is a moen which is what it sounds like, you need to change the cartridge, remove handle, and sleeve, make sure water is off to house! pull the retaining clip, in the new cartridge will be a cartridge...

Plumbing in the Home: Insinkerator hot water dispenser problem, hot water tanks, hot water dispenser
Plumbing in the Home: Insinkerator hot water dispenser problem, hot water tanks, hot water dispenser, cold water line

Plumbing in the Home: Moen Shower Valve, moen, plumbing
Plumbing in the Home: Moen Shower Valve, moen, plumbing, screw

Plumbing in the Home: sewage smell in bathrooms, sewage smell, bucket of water
Plumbing in the Home: sewage smell in bathrooms, sewage smell, bucket of water, tri level

Plumbing in the Home: whistling sound in water pipes, bathtub drain, faucet
Plumbing in the Home: whistling sound in water pipes, bathtub drain, faucet, upstairs

Plumbing in the Home: flange sets high, vertical groove, flange
vertical groove, flange, glues: hello Judy,, You didn t tell me what kind of pipe, PVC, cast Iron? Depending on the flange, whether it is an inside flange or outside flange, this would only apply to PVC, the flange will have to be removed and a new one installed. if it is an inside flange(glues...

Plumbing in the Home: Hot Water Heater, leak, mobile home
leak, mobile home, water heater: you did not tell me what kind of piping you have, if you live in a mobile home, depending on the age of it, you probably have either a gray color pipe, or blue, red, or white, all will be flexible, you also did not tell me where the leak is on the supply line,...

Plumbing in the Home: Hot Water Heaters, hot water heaters, hot water heater
hot water heaters, hot water heater, flex tube: Hey Jesse, If it an t broke, don t fix it is my motto. But let me share a few sites with you that will set my mind at ease, OK! Keep in mind that some of these parts can be replace in leu of replacing the entire heater so be smart and read thru these sites...

Plumbing in the Home: hose bib, freezeless
freezeless: Hi Mike, you described it perfectly, I am guessing you live in a cold climate, what you have is a freezeless hose bibb, it is designed to drain all water after it is shut off to keep from freezing, if it is leaking in the home when it is on the valve body...

Plumbing in the Home: hot water, hot, water
hot, water, tank. valve: I need more information, at every hot water outlet? check to see if the valve on the water heater is open all the way. plus if this a new house the builder is supposed to warranty the house for at least a year. but I still need to know if its at every fixture...

Plumbing in the Home: household grey water lines, bathroom wash basins, bathtubs showers
bathroom wash basins, bathtubs showers, laundry tubs: 8/22/2008 8:51:17 AM Hi Dave, On the outside chance that you are not pulling my leg I will give you this information; Any line that has threads should have some sort of thread joint preparation and Teflon tape used properly is acceptable on all the threaded...

Plumbing in the Home: Insinkerator hot water dispenser problem, faucet aerator, hot water dispenser
faucet aerator, hot water dispenser, plumbing faucet: Hey Marie, First, have you ever flushed out your hot water heater? If not, I would do that and see if anything changes. Next, I would turn off the hot water to the faucet under the sink and turn it back on and see if maybe there is a blockage in that line...

Plumbing in the Home: Kitchen Faucet, plumbing faucet, kitchen faucet
plumbing faucet, kitchen faucet, diynetwork: Hey Karen, Here is a few sites that should help you sort this one out: http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/homemaintenance/plumbing/faucet/diagfaucet.php http://www.rd.com/17548/article17548.html http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/hk_faucets_fixtures/article/0,,DIY_13943_2268443,00.html...

Plumbing in the Home: kitchen faucet, underslab
underslab: Hello, Kandy Do you hear water running anywhere in the house, when nothing is being used? have you had a high water bill? is your house built on a slab? if yes to any of these, or to all of them you may have an underslab leak. check this and write me back....

Plumbing in the Home: kitchen sink, dishwasher air gap, dishwasher airgap
dishwasher air gap, dishwasher airgap, slow drainage: Hello Rollin, Not totally sure of your question but the vent is always beyond the trap and the nearer (down stream) to the trap discharge side the better. The main purpose of the vent is to allow free air circulation within the drainage system. Perhaps,...

Plumbing in the Home: kitchen sink w/ hand held sprayer, water returns, spray head
water returns, spray head, single shot: Hello, sorry it took so long to get back to you! You can try to replace the spray head, first unscrew it from the hose, and make sure no trash is in hose, Just turn on faucet with the head off if water comes through, then the head is stopped up, replace it,...

Plumbing in the Home: leak outside on slab, washing clothes, safe bet
washing clothes, safe bet, water hose: Hello Jimmy, if you only see water when the washer is dumped, it is the force causing the leak to be seen, you didnt say what kind of pipes you have, pvc, or cast iron, but sounds to me the line is broken or split, you may have to bust the slab to get to this...

Plumbing in the Home: leaking plastic cap, hose, bibb
hose, bibb, packing: Hello, sorry it took so long to get back to you!, I am not sure what plastic cap you are referring to? if it is an outside hose bibb, and it leaking around the top under the handle, you can just tighten the packing nut, that is what it is called, if it continues...

Plumbing in the Home: leaky shower head, valve stems, doityourself com
valve stems, doityourself com, spout: Hey Cathy, When you replaced the handles did you actually replace the washers in them or the valve stems? And did you check out your valve diverter, it has a washer and a stem also or is the type that is in the spout? That may actually be the problem here....

Plumbing in the Home: Mixer tap cartidge spinning round, mixer tap, set screw
mixer tap, set screw, best guess: 8/19/2008 9:59:02 AM I can only guess at what you are referring to by “mixer tap” so I will guess that you are talking about a tub and shower valve or similar type valve. It sounds like you may not have removed the escutcheon flange (this is the large flange...

Plumbing in the Home: Mobile home supply valves - non-standard sizes? No adapters?, drinking water filter, cold water supply
drinking water filter, cold water supply, mobile home supply: Hi Kat, I am trying to figure out how to tackle your problem as it is a bit of a challenge. First let us try to straighten out the nomenclature. I am not sure of what you mean by t-valve. The valves that supply the fixtures and attach to either the hot or...

Plumbing in the Home: Moen faucet seems to be causing "Water Hammer", bathtub shower, water hammer
bathtub shower, water hammer, faucet: Hey Jeff, Water hammer is caused by air getting into the line and having no where to go, so what some do is to install an arrestor in that line to prevent this from happening. So on that note I am going to share a site with you that will show you what I...

Plumbing in the Home: Moen Shower Valve, philips screwdriver, center screw
philips screwdriver, center screw, shower valve: 8/22/2008 9:10:53 AM Hi Ken, That valve can be a bit complicated to work on and If you can’t figure it out by looking at it then you my need to get someone to help you. I am giving you the link to Moen and there are several views they (Moen) provide to help...

Plumbing in the Home: Moen shower control problem, cold side, lowes
cold side, lowes, home depot: Replace the cartridge, replace it with the type that comes out of the valve the cartridge will be Brass, or plastic Just make sure to shut off the water first, if you have a hard time getting the cartridge out, STOP, and call a plumber, you can cause more...

Plumbing in the Home: moen 2-handle roman tub faucet, moen, tub
moen, tub, valves: Hi Dan, You will have to gain access to the underside of the valve to get to the mounting nuts, remove the handles and the trim rings, loosen the nuts on the top, set you height, and retighten the nuts underneath, and then reinstall trim rings and handle,...

Plumbing in the Home: moen faucet replacement, faucet replacement, shower faucet
faucet replacement, shower faucet, catridge: I had the same problem at my own home here is what worked for me. Take the catridge out try to get a small screwdriver and loosen the sediment. Before you put the cartridge back in turn the water on slowly to flush out the valve. Hope that works for you...

Plumbing in the Home: multi point, tankless
tankless: To tell you the truth, I am not familiar with this, if there is not another expert here that can help you, gas appliances should be checked by qualified techs, I would recommend you call your gas supplier, or a qualified plumber familiar with your unit. I...

Plumbing in the Home: musty crawl space, musty smell, boundry
musty smell, boundry, local contractor: Hey Joan, Air it out really good and do you have a moisture boundry down is my first question? Some say a humidifier will help and some sell sealers but not knowing what your base floor is makes this hard to say, is it dirt or concrete? Check out these...

Plumbing in the Home: mystery leak, drop ceiling tiles, plywood subfloor
drop ceiling tiles, plywood subfloor, 2x4 stud: Hi Scott, if the plumber could not find it, I do not know what else to tell you, If the room below the water line is closed off, and heated and cooled, the line may be sweating, try insulating it, and see if that helps. sorry I cant be more help. Thanks...

Plumbing in the Home: mystery leak, cold line, stop valves
cold line, stop valves, hose bibs: Hello Tim, If you have shut off all stop valves at each fixture, and you still hear the water running, and you are sure that the plumber who replaced the main, had no leaks!! Then I would go the mystery pipe, and cut it and cap or plug it at the feed side,...

Plumbing in the Home: Need More Pressure at Tub, Glacier, faucet
Glacier, faucet, pressure: Hello, Dennis Glacier bay is not the best faucet out there, And I am not real familier with them, I believe the are sold at Home depot, I do not purchase faucets from there, and the only reason I say this,is because I am not sure how these faucets are made,...

Plumbing in the Home: New shower stem, water coming out of stem when turned on., stem, seat
stem, seat: Hi Bryce, you didn t say what kind of faucet it is, but the stem no matter what will have a smaller nut at the front, this is the packing nut, tighten it until no more water runs out when you turn it on, now for the seat issue, you can buy a seat removal tool,...

Plumbing in the Home: Noisey plumbing, expansiontanks
expansiontanks: Hello, Rich, this is a tough one to answer, without being there, but usually if it sounds like a whistle, it it is usually from air in the lines, the expansion tank should have helped it may have lost its charge, you can reinstall it and before putting wtaer...

Plumbing in the Home: odor where old washer/dryer used to be, bedroom closets, drain traps
bedroom closets, drain traps, excessive rain: Short answer regarding the odor; it is not safe and it could cause health problems. I think you said it was in an upstairs bedroom so the danger is slightly diminished in that the most harmful sewer gas is usually heavier than air and concentrates in lower...

Plumbing in the Home: Plumbing, clear drain, mess on your hands
clear drain, mess on your hands, line htm: Hey Gerald, Consider this your first warning sign that you system is going to back up. Do you have a septic tank or are you on city sewer? If on septic, when was the last time your system was pumped out and if within a few years, it may be a clogged line...

Plumbing in the Home: Plumbing, sewage system, tank problem
sewage system, tank problem, kitchen drain: Hello, Florence if your air conditioner, is in the same area check to see if the condensate drain is clear, or if the unit is not froze up! I doubt its the sewage system, if all your toilets are flushing ok. I would check the ac first. Hope this helps,...

Plumbing in the Home: Plumbing leak, water filteration system, kitchen faucet
water filteration system, kitchen faucet, plumbing leak: Hey Julie, I feel your pain, it never fails that this happens. Compression fittings are touchy and you need to make sure that the rings are going the right direction in most cases. Let me find a site that may better talk you thru this and if all else fails,...

Plumbing in the Home: Plumbing - Septic back up, septic
septic: sorry it took so long to get back to you, you have probably by now figured out your septic tank needed to be pumped, or there was a stoppage between the house and tank. If you had the tank pumped, or even if you did not, make sure you put some rid-x in the...

Plumbing in the Home: Poor bath drainage flow., tub, rough
tub, rough, waste: Hello, Alex I will tell you what should be on your tub, if it was in the U.S., you would have the waste and overflow, which is on the tub(the top piece and the piece in the bottom of the tub)which is 1 1/2 in diameter, this would connect to the sanitary...

Plumbing in the Home: Pressure loss in plumbing., under slab, leak
under slab, leak: Hello, Is the home built on a slab foundation? if it is you could have an underslab leak. if it is an offground home, check all fixtures, valves, shut offs, for leakage and replace as necessary. sorry without actually seeing it this is hard one to answer....

Plumbing in the Home: Pressure Tank/Switch, well, switch
well, switch: Hi Joe, My expertise is not really with wells, not many wells where I live anymore! But the few that I have had the pleasure of dealing with may give me a little insight to help ya out! If the tank is holding pressure, you need to check the gauge on the pressure...

Plumbing in the Home: Problem with my water well, pump, check
pump, check, valve: I will try to help you, I really do not do a lot of work on pumps, but I do know you need to make sure that there is a check valve in the line to the tank, this will prevent the tank from siphoning back, this is why the pressure switch is turning the pump...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, plumbing basics, poor workmanship
plumbing basics, poor workmanship, proper drainage: Hey Elizabeth, This has to do with the slope of the drain lines as best I can tell you without actually seeing if for myself. But who ever re-plumbed your pipes may not have paid attention to the rise and fall for proper drainage, which explains why you...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing vents, gable vent, dormer vent
gable vent, dormer vent, plumbing vents: Hi Jeff, Your question is not completely clear to me; it sounds as though it may be a HVAC area question more than a plumbing question. Fresh air intake-vents fall in the HVAC category and while I would be happy to answer I am not certain of what you are...

Plumbing in the Home: Residential water pressure, pressure, reducing
pressure, reducing, psi: Yes Wanda, 100 psi is too high for residential plumbing, on average 50 to 65 psi is normal, you need to contact your water utility company and advise them of this, if this is normal water pressure for your area, you will need to install a pressure reducing...

Plumbing in the Home: Roughed in for New Basement Bathroom, pvc pipes, pvc pipe
pvc pipes, pvc pipe, p trap: The 2 pipes should not go into anything, they should all be vents, the one on the left is the vent for the tub, the one in the middle the vent for toilet, and the one with the tee, is for a sink. take another picture of the inside of the box, after you dig...

Plumbing in the Home: Running water in backyard rocks, patio walk, sprinkler pipe
patio walk, sprinkler pipe, water bill: Hey Allen, Somewhere there has to be a shutoff for the sprinkler system and you need to locate it and then you need to locate the break. Do you know who installed this system or have any drawings on where the lines run? This is going to run your water bill...

Plumbing in the Home: rubber ring under flush tower, repairing a toilet, kitchens and baths
repairing a toilet, kitchens and baths, doityourself com: Hey Judy, It is not exactly clear what ring you are talking about so I am going to appoach this if it is just leaking and go from there, but I thing you are talking about the flapper. They get old and harded and allow water to get by them and you hear the...

Plumbing in the Home: Shower repair, delta delta, water control
delta delta, water control, shower stall: Hey Don, You are right on track with replacing the cartridge. Let me share a few sites with you that will help, OK! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf7Z8kzS2Fo http://www.masterplumber.net/delta/delta_single.htm I hope these help and good luck! ...

Plumbing in the Home: Size of Pipe for Sump Pump 1.5 versus 2 inch, storm water management, discharge side
storm water management, discharge side, appreciable difference: Hey Tom, First you need to select a pump and base the pipe size on the discharge side of this pump but as to the difference, there is not that much, so check out the pumps, OK! http://www.wq.uiuc.edu/Pubs/SumpPumps-8-17-05.pdf http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Buying-Guides/Sump-Pump-Buying-Guide/2...

Plumbing in the Home: Soft water resin leaking, water softner
water softner: Hello Kristina, well with the resin now in all of the fixtures you will have a time getting it out, the toilets you may have to replace the fill valves, the appliances with solenoids like the dishwasher, and fridge, may be a problem, you can or should be able...

Plumbing in the Home: Sump Pump, pump, wires
pump, wires: First call your Builder, or real estate agent, find out if this sewage pump was installed by the plumber or the municipality in which you live. either way the red light or alarm, is due to pump failure, the wires are the power to the pump, the float switch,...

Plumbing in the Home: sediment in the faucet, home water purifiers, city water system
home water purifiers, city water system, whole house water filters: Hey Sarah, Are you on a well system, if so that is your problem. I have the same issue s with my well. And what we both need to do is to install a inline-filter system to catch all of this sediment. Wells tend to draw up this sediment. But if you don...

Plumbing in the Home: sewage smell in bathrooms, sewage smell, closet flange
sewage smell, closet flange, drainage lines: 8/22/2008 9:36:11 AM Hi Tanya, I will help all I can but from the information you have given me (and I realize that is about all you have except I do not know where you live {climate] {I am in Southern California} etc.) BUT if you live in a moist climate...

Plumbing in the Home: sewer, sewer, dirt
sewer, dirt, backflow: Hi Mike, I am not real sure what you are asking, If there is dirt in the sewer it needs to be flushed out. I am not sure what vent has been broken? was it a screw in plug? if it was replace it. I really think you should have it checked out by a professional....

Plumbing in the Home: sewer gas odor in home, peppermint, odor
peppermint, odor, sewer: First check to make sure that all traps have a water seal in them, check both toilets to make sure that there are no leaks at the base and that toilets are caulked to the floor. After this if you still detect the odor you can perform a peppermint test. This...

Plumbing in the Home: sewer gas at washing machine drain, vent, siphon
vent, siphon, floordrains: You didn t say if you had a laundry tub in the area, if you do, and do not use it very often fill it with water to replace the trap seal, same thing if you happen to have a floor drain in area. the only other thing i could recommend is to check the roof vent...

Plumbing in the Home: shower plate screws, machine screws, monica
machine screws, monica, good luck: Hey Monica, I googled it and found a few sites that you may be able to order these from: http://www.moendepot.com/moendepot/customercare.asp?link={2C0FA635-A965-46C8-B48A-B2917ECE656D} http://www.boltdepot.com/machine-screws.aspx I hope these help...

Plumbing in the Home: shower valve, kohler
kohler: hello, sorry it took so long to get back to you, I would need to know what valve it is? ceramic disc? plastic cartridge? who installed it? if you installed it pull it apart and check for debris in cartridge, or valve body, if someone else installed it, they...

Plumbing in the Home: no shower water, scald, anti
scald, anti: hello, you didn t tell me what kind of faucet it is, or if it is an anti scald valve, if it is not an anti scald valve more than likely it is the cartridge, if it is an anti scald valve the balancing spool is either stuck or faulty, you can remove it after...

Plumbing in the Home: single control shower knob, faucet repair, delta delta
faucet repair, delta delta, control style: Hey Peter, Without knowing the manufacture all we can do is look up single control style showers so I am going to share a few sites with you that will show you exactly how to repair one, OK! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf7Z8kzS2Fo http://www.masterplumber.net/delta/delta_single.htm...

Plumbing in the Home: sink faucets, faucet, good luck
faucet, good luck, william price: Hey William, Price and looks. How much do you want to spend and what sink are you considering, the hole line up is important? If you shop around you can find both around the same price range but I think the pull out styles run a little more. Check this...

Plumbing in the Home: sink trap, flexible drain pipe, pedestal sink
flexible drain pipe, pedestal sink, p trap: Hi Liz, Yes, if there is no trap there is nothing to keep the sewer gas out. Sewer gas does not always have an offensive odor but it is still dangerous and should for health and safety reasons have a p-trap to create a water seal and prevent the sewer gas...

Plumbing in the Home: strong urine smell in the home, strong urine smell, wax ring
strong urine smell, wax ring, question index: Hey Sarah, Most likely is it not the stack but the wax ring that has gone bad. Check out this site and see if anything here can help but what you were talking about is venting and yes, birds can sometimes block up vents but that would cause backups not smells....

Plumbing in the Home: summer heat, pipes, insulate
pipes, insulate: Hello Will, well, without knowing if your house is on a slab, or raised foundation, I will try to help you. if it is a slab house, all the pipes should be underground, or they could be piped overhead, if they are underground, I could not tell you why they...

Plumbing in the Home: Tankless Hot Water Heater, hot water heater, copper lines
hot water heater, copper lines, tankless hot water heater: Hello, you can go to home depot, and purchase 3/4 sharkbite fittings to adapt from the pex to copper, they are expensive, but no special tools are required. and they come in a variety of fittings, elbows, tee s, couplings, etc...!! Hope this helps!! Thanks...

Plumbing in the Home: Toilet Bowl Water Level Drop, toilet bowl water, capillary action
toilet bowl water, capillary action, mike thanks: Hello Mike,I have found so many causes to this questions in my day, but I will try to give you a few examples, Pets, capillary action(a piece of string or rag in trap of toilet)Roots, growing up into toilet causing the same thing.Vent on roof partially stopped...

Plumbing in the Home: Toilet fills to top, slowly drains barely any swirling, toilet, drain
toilet, drain: You didn t tell me if any other drains in the house are backing up or bubbling when toilets were flushed. If this be the case you have a sewer stoppage or a septic tank problem. My advice to you is to call a drain cleaning service. If the drains aren t backing...

Plumbing in the Home: Toilet issues, drain, shower
drain, shower, toilet: If house only has one bathroom and no other fixtures in home are bubbling then I would suspect that there is a partial stoppage between the toilet and shower. You can try running a cable through shower drain. I would recommend calling a drain service company...

Plumbing in the Home: Toilet Leak, toilet leak, wax ring
toilet leak, wax ring, visible signs: Hey Jim, It could be the wax ring itself that is leaking, my leak ended up being my wax ring so if there are no visible signs anywhere else, this may be the problem. http://www.toiletology.com/wax-ring.shtml I hope this helps and good luck! ~Carolyn...

Plumbing in the Home: Toilet over wont stop filling, overflow tube, fluidmaster 400
overflow tube, fluidmaster 400, ball cock: Hi Andrea, It is also wasting a lot of water and in my area they will fine us if we use too much water. You need a new ball cock or water fill valve. It is possible to repair the one you have but they (in my opinion) are not reliable even when new. If you...

Plumbing in the Home: toilet leaks, toilet leaks, briggs toilet
toilet leaks, briggs toilet, goop: Hey Bud, If you can t get the proper seal, I go with some plumbers goop and just place a bit around the bold and tank, let is set for 30 minutes and tighten it up. It has worked for me and it is easily removed. I hope this helps and good luck! ~Carolyn...

Plumbing in the Home: toilet supply line, ace hardward, water supply line
ace hardward, water supply line, water stop: Hey Angela, First, let me share a site or two with you then we will go from there, OK! I don t know why they didn t know this, they should have! I think this one will work, the first one is cheaper but Ace Hardward has them both and it may be cheaper...

Plumbing in the Home: Underground piping diameter for 350 feet run from LPG tank to residence, underground piping, diameter tubing
underground piping, diameter tubing, approved option: Hi Andrew, First thing is to check with the LPG provider and see if they are able to have a medium pressure transmission line from the tank to the house and reduce the pressure at the house to the required 9 – 11 inches water column which translates to less...

Plumbing in the Home: Urinal won't flush properly, urinal, flush
urinal, flush, valve: You need minimum of 3/4 feed to flush valve for a urinal. not 1/2 inch. 1 to a toilet. the feed needs to come from a 1 or at least a 3/4 water line. I am not real sure how you connected a 1/2 line to the stop for flush valve? bushing or reducer? either...

Plumbing in the Home: Vent Requirments / Drain Size / Pitch, studor vent, dwv pipe
studor vent, dwv pipe, home depot: Hello, Jamie 1.5 is the smallest drain you can use, if you are more than 5 from a vent you can install a studor vent under the cabinet at the new sink. you can get these at home depot.Make sure you grade the drain down and tie into the kitchen sink drain...

Plumbing in the Home: valves replaced three to one?, three knobs, valve replacement
three knobs, valve replacement, easy job: Hey Olivia, Most likely because it will be easier for him to install it, like less holes will be required to mount it in new wall and it will have the latest in watersaving parts. So just how much do you love it, enough to pay possible more for installation...

Plumbing in the Home: Weird Smell, odors, smells
odors, smells, sewer: hello Sheri, This one of the hardest questions to try and answer here, You can look through my past answers, and follow the steps I gave to someone else about trying to trace sewer odors.The topic was the same so it should be easy to find. Also are you sure...

Plumbing in the Home: Weird water sound in radiators, boiler
boiler: Hi, I am sorry but I am in the south and my expertise in boilers is limited, but check the boiler, there should be a site glass on the front, if it is full, the flow switch is bad, i would recommend calling a heating co. before winter. hope this helps! ...

Plumbing in the Home: water heater/toilet, pressure relief valve, iron rust
pressure relief valve, iron rust, back tank: Hey Heidi, Yes, just flush it out and you should see a difference, put it this way, it will not hurt a thing and it needs to be done anyway yearly! You never did tell me how old it was and based on that, I am figuring that it is not new and has never been...

Plumbing in the Home: waterspots on ceiling, small bathroom design, leak id
small bathroom design, leak id, plumbing water: Hey John, This is really a hard one to troubleshoot from afar but it could be your shower pan, it could be a broken pipe or loose connection, it could be water splashing out of the tub, it could be many things. But one thing for sure is that you need to...

Plumbing in the Home: well and setting pressure, well, bladder
well, bladder: John I will try to help you a bit, but wells are not my expertise, if the pressure has dropped significantly over the last few years, it is probably one of two things, the pressure switch is bad, or needs to be cleaned , second,some tanks have a bladder in...

Plumbing in the Home: whistling sound in water pipes, drain pipes, water pipes
drain pipes, water pipes, p trap: Hi Mike, I hate to say it, but I have no idea what you are hearing, all fixtures have a water seal (p-trap s) which keep odors, or pests from entering the home, you should not be able to hear any whistling through a trap, check to see if the water is moving...

Plumbing in the Home: whole house, hot water heater, gas hot water heater
hot water heater, gas hot water heater, gas hot water: Hey Kathy, First, how old is your heater and second have you ever flushed it out? There is an adjustment on water heaters but unless you know something about them I am hesitant to have you open up the panel and do it, has this just started or has it been...

Plumbing in the Home: adding a toilet, episode 0, finish basement
episode 0, finish basement, dry sink: Hey Joe, Being an ex military person myself, I love your sense of humor, :). Let me share a site or two with you that may help get you started in the right direction, OK! http://www.bobvila.com/HowTo_Library/Plumbing_Waste_Removal_and_Basement_Bathrooms-Pipes_Drains_and_Fittings-A2546.html...

Plumbing in the Home: air in hot water, anode rod, calcium deposits
anode rod, calcium deposits, water side: If you had an electrical short, you may not have hot water, but it will not cause air in pipes, neither will the anode rod, if you are on a slab, you could have an underslab leak, but if your water bill has been constant I would rule this out, You really need...

Plumbing in the Home: Bathroom-no hot water in tub, no cold water in sink, abbreviated version, cold water
abbreviated version, cold water, plumber: Hello Brenda, You didn t tell me what kind of faucets? single handle? 2 or 3 handles? The faucets apparently are in need of repair or replacement, if you are Handy you can write me back and tell me what you have and I can give you an abbreviated version of...

Plumbing in the Home: basement not draining., wont drain, auger
wont drain, auger, snake: Hey Grine, OK, I am not going to laugh, :). Let me share a site with you that has great pictures and will walk you thru this so you will be an expert too, OK! http://www.wikihow.com/Unclog-a-Toilet http://www.letsbuild.org/articles/10868/1/How-to-Use-a-Sewer-Snake/Page1.html...

Plumbing in the Home: bathroom shower dont shut off, bathroom shower, faucet
bathroom shower, faucet, plumber: Hello Dee, lots of valves have a round knob, there should be a name on the handle or the cover, get the name and then purchase a cartridge for the faucet, shut off the water, and take the valve apart and replace the cartridge, if you are mechanically inclined...

Plumbing in the Home: bathtub, shower faucet, bathtub shower
shower faucet, bathtub shower, tile work: Hey Jim, Yes, there is because I have one in my master bathroom. Now let me find it again, LOL! Darn that was hard to find, but I finally found what I was looking for: http://www.homefixitparts.com/plumbing/P2-50-092.php?part=P2-50-092&dept=Plumbing...

Plumbing in the Home: cant fix toilet, gallon bucket, plungers
gallon bucket, plungers, drain cleaning: Hello, do you have water backing up in tub or shower when you plunge the toilet? if you do call a drain cleaning service to clear your main sewer, if not pull the toilet off the floor, take it outside, turn it over and look up inside it, see if you can see...

Plumbing in the Home: no cold water in single faucet shower, cold water line, cold water supply
cold water line, cold water supply, single faucet: Hey Amy, It sounds to me like your faucet has got some worn out parts in it and they need to be replaced. Let me share a site or two with you that will walk you thru this repair, OK! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf7Z8kzS2Fo http://www.masterplumber.net/delta/delta_single.htm...

Plumbing in the Home: copper pipe noise, water, hammer
water, hammer, shock: Ok Ed, Question #1, old pipes were galvanized and were probably well secured, copper pipe is smaller that galv pipe, but the same amount of water flow due to the smooth interior, Question # 2, This of course made it worse, I do not believe that the plumber...

Plumbing in the Home: copper vs. pvc, copper piping, pvc pipes
copper piping, pvc pipes, copper pipe: Hi Lynne!! HMMMMM! I would call a different plumber, as far as I know copper pipe has been put in the Ground ever since it has been used for water lines!! If you are repiping the entire home, I would say go with cpvc piping, But if you just need a pipe repaired...

Plumbing in the Home: Eljer Faucet, eljer faucets, faucet
eljer faucets, faucet, panes: Hey Beth, Here is a Eljer site and they should be able to match you up with ones that will fit, OK! www.eljer.com http://www.homefixitparts.com/showparts.php?dept=Plumbing&cat=Faucet%20Handles&subcat=Eljer http://www.plumbingspecialties.com/downloads/DeltatoIndiana.pdf...

Plumbing in the Home: electric water heater problem, electric water heater, fuse size
electric water heater, fuse size, amp breaker: Hey James, My first question to you is what size breaker is in the panel to feed your water heater? Second, what is the voltage rating and is it 120V, 208V, 240V, single pole, 2 pole for 120/208V or 3 pole for 240V? Most likely you have too small a breaker...

Plumbing in the Home: no cold water in single faucet shower, cold water
Plumbing in the Home: no cold water in single faucet shower, cold water

Plumbing in the Home: Ouside cleanout, sewer line, flashlight
Plumbing in the Home: Ouside cleanout, sewer line, flashlight

Plumbing in the Home: Cannot remove set screw in Delta Single Handle Faucet, flexible shaft, set screw
Plumbing in the Home: Cannot remove set screw in Delta Single Handle Faucet, flexible shaft, set screw, drill bit

Plumbing in the Home: tub drain corroded, internal pipe wrench, home improvement stores
Plumbing in the Home: tub drain corroded, internal pipe wrench, home improvement stores

Plumbing in the Home: Valve Cap, grohe, bayonet
Plumbing in the Home: Valve Cap, grohe, bayonet

Plumbing in the Home: Putting washing machine in a shed, bullshit
Plumbing in the Home: Putting washing machine in a shed, bullshit

Plumbing in the Home: Gurgling noise from toilet, plumbing basics, city sewer
plumbing basics, city sewer, plumber: Hey Howard, It very well be a venting problem but let me share some sites with you that will educate you on the basic s, OK! http://www.plumbing-basics.com/drainage/house-sewer.htm http://www.plumbing-basics.com/drainage/vent-piping.htm http://www.masterplumber.net/bad_flush4.htm...

Plumbing in the Home: Hand soap bubbles coming up shower drain, soap bubbles, plumbing problem
soap bubbles, plumbing problem, toilet tank: Hey Chrystie, As for the plumbing, I don t like seeing bubbles, to me that is a sign that things are not draining properly. What I would do here is to rent a snake and run it down your lines as much as you can in all of your toilets and sinks if you can...

Plumbing in the Home: kitchen sink drainage, drain, cleaning
drain, cleaning: Hello Eva, No you are not in any Major trouble, but if your husband snaked the line, the snake he used was probably not large enough, or long enough to reach stoppage, so unless you want to rent a drain cleaning machine, I would suggest calling a professional....

Plumbing in the Home: knocking noise in toiliet, kohler toilet, power flush toilet
kohler toilet, power flush toilet, sprinker: There are different power assisted toilets, you did not specify yours, but on the bottom of the lid there should be instructions on how to troubleshoot your toilet. sorry it took so long to get back to you, if it happened to be a Kohler toilet there should...

Plumbing in the Home: Leaky sink in bathroom, top of the pop, drain pipe
top of the pop, drain pipe, strainer: Hello Craig, I am taking a guess that what you are seeing is the big black washer the is on top of the pop-up assembly. that is pushed up to the bottom of the sink. if this is the case you will need to replace the assembly, you can get one at any Home Depot...

Plumbing in the Home: latex paint in septic system, septic, chemical
septic, chemical: Well Greg, Considering no chemicals should go into a septic system, Any thing beside human waste causes the bacterial growth to die off, and then there is nothing left to get rid of the waste. I do not think a one time brush cleaning is going to ruin your...

Plumbing in the Home: leaking Delta shower head from single handle, delta, cartridge
delta, cartridge: hello Sue. First I am guessing it is a single lever, or single knob valve, if it is, shut off water, remove the cap on the handle, and remove the screw, if it is a lever handle, remove set screw, after removing handle, remove the screws for the cover plate,...

Plumbing in the Home: leaky under faucet..., kitchen faucet, plastic pvc
kitchen faucet, plastic pvc, metal portion: Hello mike, If you are going to go to the trouble of taking it off to clean it, I would just get another faucet, you can pick one up for around 65.00, if it has been repaired that many times, this would be the way to go, If you do not go this way write me...

Plumbing in the Home: loss of cold, cold water, water heater
cold water, water heater: Hello Kim, you need to check your water heater, actually you need to have a service tech check your water heater IMMEDIATELY! if you have no cold water in house , hot water is backing up through your cold water, your water heater either has a sticking control...

Plumbing in the Home: loss of water pressure in kitchen and bathroom sink, faucet aerator, low water pressure
faucet aerator, low water pressure, plumbing faucet: Hey Rose, First, I would remove the aerators (screens) to both faucets and clean them out and then I would go back to the main shutoff valve under the sinks and close them and reopen them and see if it makes a difference, it should. Once you have the aerator...

Plumbing in the Home: Moen shower control problem, cold side, lowes
cold side, lowes, home depot: Replace the cartridge, replace it with the type that comes out of the valve the cartridge will be Brass, or plastic Just make sure to shut off the water first, if you have a hard time getting the cartridge out, STOP, and call a plumber, you can cause more...

Plumbing in the Home: Moving my washer/dryer, water spicket, plumbing basics
water spicket, plumbing basics, askthebuilder: Hey Steve, If you have experience working with tools and know about slope and venting then you should be able to do this, but if not then call a plumber in. Do you have a crawl space where you can disconnect and relocate your plumbing and have you ever worked...

Plumbing in the Home: New water heater/plumbing leaks, kitchen faucet repair, plumbing faucet
kitchen faucet repair, plumbing faucet, plumbing leaks: Hey Don, No, there is no connection to the two other than the water lines. But timing sometimes pulls jokes on us, LOL! What you need to do is to go and turn the shutoff valve all the way closed and then turn it open, say half way and check for leaking,...

Plumbing in the Home: Noisy pipe(s), faucets, pipes
faucets, pipes, banging: Hello Jim, I am guessing you have a single lever faucet, if so it sounds like the cartridge needs to be replaced, it it is a delta faucet, or peerless and some others, the washers and seats and springs need to be replaced , and possibly the ball, the noise...

Plumbing in the Home: new hot water heater makes clanging noise, hot water heater, water hammer
hot water heater, water hammer, expansion tank: Hello Amy, It could be that the pipes are not secured, and it could be a coincidence, but either way your Plumber should make it right, you may need an expansion tank installed, this is code in most municipalities, this should correct the problem! Hope this...

Plumbing in the Home: Only cold water coming out of shower!!, hot water system, lever faucet
hot water system, lever faucet, disc assembly: Hello Chantel, you did not tell me if it was a single lever type faucet, or a 2 or 3 handle faucet, if it is a single lever faucet, you need to get the name off of it, should be on the trim cover, or the handle, you will need to replace the cartridge, or disc...

Plumbing in the Home: Ouside cleanout, drain cover, sewer odor
drain cover, sewer odor, shut off valve: I am not real sure what you could be talking about, if you do not smell a sewer odor, it more than likely what the plumber put over the shut off valve for your water shut off. dig it up, or stick your hand in there and see if you feel a valve. Hope this helps...

Plumbing in the Home: Pegasus 1100 Single Handle Shower/Tub (Home Depot), Pegasus, hot
Pegasus, hot, water: I am not familiar with these faucets, as I do not purchase or install faucets from home depot, But it will be an anti-scald valve, it will either have a limiter behind the handle you can adjust, or it will have a Balancing spool.if you installed this faucet...

Plumbing in the Home: Pipe noise, plumbing faucet, water hammer
plumbing faucet, water hammer, hey jim: Hey Jim, Water Hammer is what this sounds like so let me share a few sites with you that may help fix this, OK! http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-fix-pipes5.htm http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infplumb/infwatham.html But also look into inspecting...

Plumbing in the Home: Plumbing Noise, plumbing noise, cypress texas
plumbing noise, cypress texas, water bill: Danny! Always go with the gut! If you have a slab house you probably have an underslab leak, contact your insurance company to see if you are covered! and check the yard for any standing water, you can also check your meter shut off all stops in the house,...

Plumbing in the Home: Plumbing - water odor, anode rod, plumbing water
anode rod, plumbing water, plumbing supply: Check your water heater, the Anode rod has probably went bad, I would recommend you call a plumber to do this, as the tank needs to be flushed out when the rod is replaced. If you try to do it yourself, look for a hex but on the top of your heater, shut off...

Plumbing in the Home: pipe noise when water off, water hammer, water pipes
water hammer, water pipes, water line: Hey Jayne, That you are experiencing is called water hammer and it is caused sometimes by air getting into the water line and loose pipe supports. I will share a site or two with you that should help but just turn off you water main valve and draining your...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, water heater, relief valve
water heater, relief valve: Hello Lisa, you need to trace this line back to it s source, it sounds like the temperature and pressure relief valve on your water heater drain line, if this is what the line goes too, you need to replace this valve. this is better left to a professional....

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, leak, faucet
leak, faucet, underslab: Hello Leena, First I am sorry it took so long to get back to you, I am confused by under the kitchen faucet ? if you mean under the kitchen sink I will proceed, I do not know what kind of plumber would tell you to get rid of the dishwasher! If the leak is...

Plumbing in the Home: pvc vers copper, cpvc, insurance co
cpvc, insurance co, floride: Hi Chuck, I am not real sure what you are asking here, The reason could be that is what the customer wants, what the Insurance co, wants. I do not know. I myself and My company repipe any house with CPVC or Pex tubing. So Like I said Someone must be requiring...

Plumbing in the Home: Re: Boat Noise coming from my plumbing, water hammer, toilet water
water hammer, toilet water, terrible sound: Hey Lisa, This sounds like water hammer which means air is in the lines and it can make a terrible sound indeed. Check these sites out and they should help you get a handle on this, OK! http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-fix-pipes5.htm http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infplumb/infwatham.html...

Plumbing in the Home: Replacing faucets in kitchen sink, hot water tank, poly tubing
hot water tank, poly tubing, kitchen sink: Do you have water to the sink after installing the stops, did you have water before? then it really doesn t matter,because the poly tubing could be run in such a way that you wouldn t get any drainage, but if ya got water and you don t see water leaking anywhere,...

Plumbing in the Home: Replacing toilet Flange and adjoinging pipe, replacing toilet flange, iron hub
replacing toilet flange, iron hub, floor joists: Hello Don, You cannot tie into a leas waste line with a rubber coupling, the lead was pressed flat when the tile floor was installed years ago, You will have to go back to the cast iron tee in the wall or floor, and cut out the lead bend, there is a 4 brass...

Plumbing in the Home: Resin Beads in water, resin beads, hot water heaters
resin beads, hot water heaters, supply tubes: Hello Tom, this going to be a drawn out process, you will have to go to each fixture and take off supply tubes, hoses, etc, and take a bucket probably a 5 gallon bucket, and turn the water on at each fixture and run the water until clear. tub and shower valves...

Plumbing in the Home: Running a sewage line addition, sewage line, pvc couplings
sewage line, pvc couplings, flow toilet: Well the proper way to do this would have been to dig up both connections, and use a transit to measure the difference in the depth of both pipes, But since you have already installed the pipe, if you you have it tied in, I really do not know what to tell...

Plumbing in the Home: Cannot remove set screw in Delta Single Handle Faucet, phillips screw driver, delta faucet
phillips screw driver, delta faucet, stripped screws: Hey Joe, There are a few things you can do here I hope that may work here, get some penatrating oil and soak it good and let is sit, then if you have a little hammer and a phillips screw driver tap it some and see if you can back it out, it should back out....

Plumbing in the Home: repairing shower faucet, shower faucets, shower faucet
shower faucets, shower faucet, chrome tube: Hello Jack, a washer assortment comes with different washers for different types of faucets, more than likely you should use the flat ones, those are the most common, what kind were on it? if they looked they were flat at one time this the type to use! They...

Plumbing in the Home: Sediment coming for the hose on my washer., faucet aerator, plumbing faucet
faucet aerator, plumbing faucet, water filter: Hey Paul, Has your screen been removed from your incoming washer valve would be my first question and second how is your water running out, fast or slow? And I bet that if you were to check all the other screens in your faucets (aerators), you may also have...

Plumbing in the Home: Sewer drain from my home to city sewer, home owners insurance, flood damage
home owners insurance, flood damage, backwater valve: Hey Chris, You need to install a backwater valve. http://www.backwater-valves.com/ http://milwaukee.kijiji.com/c-Housing-Real-estate-services-Stop-Sewer-Back-Up-W0QQAdIdZ67382306 http://www.querycat.com/faq/4dfc6b0bc8f48464d41188080fc23b94 I...

Plumbing in the Home: Shower, head water, spout
head water, spout, shower head: Hello Keith, I am guessing the lever is on the spout?if it is replace the spout. If not whatever you are doing to divert the water from the tub to the shower, ie; pushing a button, turning a middle stem, these will have to be replaced, in order to get that...

Plumbing in the Home: Shower Pan, shower pan, tiled shower
shower pan, tiled shower, shower stall: Hey Nancy, You can do it, let me share a few sites with you that will make it clear, OK! http://www.buzzle.com/articles/quothow-to-install-shower-pan--like-a-pro.html http://www.extremehowto.com/xh/article.asp?article_id=60342 http://tileashower.com/...

Plumbing in the Home: Simmons Bath & Shower Control Problem, tub shower faucet, combination tub
tub shower faucet, combination tub, water question: Hey Tom, You need to remove the handle and I will share some sites with you that will walk you thru this, OK! http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/plumbing/no-hot-water-shower-moen-single-handle-faucet-63286.html http://common.csnstores.com/common/marketing/AmericanStandard/asd5521_Install.pdf...

Plumbing in the Home: Slow Toilet, rim holes, coat hanger
rim holes, coat hanger, toilet tank: Hi Don, are the toilets siphon jet toilets, this means there is a hole in the bottom of the bowl that jets out the waste, if there is check this to make sure there isn t any buildup up in it, if there is, clean it out, small wire brush coat hanger whatever...

Plumbing in the Home: Stem on valve not long enough, delta delta, plumbing supply
delta delta, plumbing supply, supply house: Hey Susanne, You need to take a trip back to the Plumbing Supply House with the new and old one in hand and tell them to match this up and if you have the receipt that may help, then you should be fine. I am going to share a site or two with you also to...

Plumbing in the Home: Strong Urine Odor FromTub Overflow, strong urine odor, wet dry vacuum
strong urine odor, wet dry vacuum, drain stopper: Hey Steven, Who ever told you to pour cooking oil down it, never have I heard that one. But it sounds like you have hair trapped in your drain that needs to be removed. Have you tried removing the drain cover and looking down in the drain to see if there...

Plumbing in the Home: Sump pump/backwater valve, backwater valve, backflow valve
backwater valve, backflow valve, plumbing code: hello renee, wow, I am sure it s a valve , never seen anything like it, so All I can tell you is if it is a valve you should turn it clockwise to close it and counter clockwise to open it. I am sorry, But I can tell you there should not be any valves in a...

Plumbing in the Home: Tankless Water Heater Installation, stainless steel pipes, water heater installation
stainless steel pipes, water heater installation, vent kit: Hello Paul, you need to check the spec on the heater, I may have miss spoken. some of the newer tankless heaters vent with 3 pvc. you also need to compare the BTU s from your existing heater, to the tank;ess, this is what will determine the size of the gas...

Plumbing in the Home: Toilet isn't flushing properly--gurgling and air bubbles, toilet problems, Toilet isn't flushing properly--gurgling and air bubbles
toilet problems, Toilet isn't flushing properly--gurgling and air bubbles: There is either a blockage in the vent pipe, which alows air to escape as the water displaces air in the sewage drain pipe from the bottom of the toilet, or you have a clog between the upstairs toilet and the basement toilet, which might need snaking...

Plumbing in the Home: Toilet Won't Stop Running, fixing a toilet, overflow tube
fixing a toilet, overflow tube, toilet tank: Hey John, It sounds like you have your level too high and it overflowing the overflow tube. Back the screw down on top of the level arm and see if you can adjust it back down and also check and make sure your flapper is seating properly. Here is a site...

Plumbing in the Home: Toliet, fixing a toilet, tank lever
fixing a toilet, tank lever, flapper: Hey Nick, Just like anything else, things need to be adjusted. So let me share a site or two with you that will give you what you need to do so, OK! http://www.bobvila.com/HowTo_Library/Fixing_a_Toilet-Toilets-F2149.html http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/homemaintenance/plumbing/diagnostic/diagtoilet.php...

Plumbing in the Home: Tolite wax ring, toilet leaks
toilet leaks: Why did you replace the wax ring in the first place??? What size of hole is on the bottom of the toilet??? After you removed the toilet, to replace the wax ring, what did you see??? Is the water seeping under the toilet onto the flooring around the...

Plumbing in the Home: Tub spout will only trickle, Shower head fine, home depot store, tub spout
home depot store, tub spout, home depot: Hi, you do not have to turn off the water, but you can if it makes you feel better, or if you are going to rebuild the complete valve, remove the handle, and the trim ring, you will need a set of tub sockets, get them at a hardware or a home depot store, use...

Plumbing in the Home: tiolet, pit toilet, plumbing company
pit toilet, plumbing company, main drain: well, if you need the pump then that would be the way to go, Make sure the plumber looked to see if there is a way to tie into an existing sewer like I had already suggested! also a 2nd opinion from another plumber wouldn t hurt! Good luck! Thanks again...

Plumbing in the Home: toilet drain backup, dish detergent, toilet auger
dish detergent, toilet auger, toilet drain: Hello, I would have run the toilet auger through the toilet, If I met with to much resistance I would pull the toilet to make sure nothing was hung up in it! and maybe check the drain its self. check the water level in tank adjust as necessary, No chemicals,...

Plumbing in the Home: toilets clogging, plumbing basics, home warranty
plumbing basics, home warranty, toilet paper: Hey Eric, From what you are saying, this is getting a little crazy. If I were you, I would rent a snake and snake each toilet and make sure that all are clear before calling in another plumber who is going to do the same thing and charge you alot more than...

Plumbing in the Home: tub drain, sewer stoppage, mobile home park
sewer stoppage, mobile home park, home plumbing: shouldn t be a flap in the tub drain, but mobile home plumbing is different, did you get it to drain, have any leaks? if not don t worry about it, But with the slow toilet, and gurgling, it sounds like a main sewer stoppage to me, you probably need a drain...

Plumbing in the Home: tub drain corroded, tub drain
tub drain: Hello Kristin, You will need to chisel the strainer out of the tub, if you have an old wood chisel, (these work best because they are sharp and dig into the brass)take a hammer and hold the chisel at about a 45 degree angle, on the strainer taking care not...

Plumbing in the Home: Unclogging a toilet, dishwasher soap, pluger
dishwasher soap, pluger, toilet bowl: Hey Shina, Let me share a site or two with you that will walk you thru this: http://www.extremehowto.com/xh/article.asp?article_id=60325 http://www.wikihow.com/Unclog-a-Toilet http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,193799-4,00.html I hope...

Plumbing in the Home: Upstairs bathroom leak, leak in bathroom, roof leaks
leak in bathroom, roof leaks, upstairs bathroom: Hey David, All I can do here is share a few help sites with you and hope that one of them addresses a fix for you, OK! There are a few things that can cause this and there sites will cover them all. http://www.moneypit.com/ask-tom-leslie/finding-leak-in-bathroom-ceiling.html...

Plumbing in the Home: Vacant home winterizing, drain traps, antifreeze
drain traps, antifreeze, water heaters: Hello Ken, Shut utilities, drain the water heaters, open outside faucets and leave them on, as far as toilets and traps, it is against the law top put antifreeze in them, unless you remove it after the winter, and clean the traps before putting the fixtures...

Plumbing in the Home: Valve Cap, valve cap, shower valve
valve cap, shower valve, makes and models: Hello Pati, Some screw off, some snap, If you cannot find a breakdown of the valve on the internet, call Grohe technical support. I am sorry I can t be of more help, this is one of those questions I would have to be able to seee the problem! Thanks Tomm...

Plumbing in the Home: Vibrating Pipes in Shower, bathtub faucet, copper piping
bathtub faucet, copper piping, moen faucet: Ok Mark, I really can t tell from diagram if it has a balancing spool or not, but if you are telling me that there is a white disc with teeth on it or a limit stop, this valve may not have a balancing spool, one way to tell is to remove the cover, look at...

Plumbing in the Home: Putting washing machine in a shed, vent system, air gap
vent system, air gap, plumbing code: Hello, washing machine connections should be installed to the plumbing code, This is not to code, unless there is a dedicated water, proper waste and vent system, sorry! same goes for a dishwasher, Hot water, and an air gap drain connection. you of course...

Plumbing in the Home: water leak, cermanic tile, tub faucet
cermanic tile, tub faucet, plumbing problems: Hey Patrica, First, it is very hard to determine where the actual leak is coming from, it could be condensate, it could be from a broken line and it could not be where the water is actually showing up at and is running down a pipe away from the actual leak....

Plumbing in the Home: well, deq state, spigot
deq state, spigot, gws: Hey Staci, I have found a few sites that will explain what is happening here and hope that they will help you figure what to do, it is not a cut and dry solution however. http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-wd-gws-wcu-wellsproducingsandorturbidity.pdf...

Plumbing in the Home: Back up, camera, sewer
camera, sewer: Well it sounds to me the line still needs to be snaked that many stoppages, in that short period surely indicates a broken sewer, Roots, or some other sewer problem, I do not know who your Plumber is, but you might need to change, call someone who can...

Plumbing in the Home: Adjusting Water Pressure Regulator, water pressure regulator, adjusting water pressure regulator
water pressure regulator, adjusting water pressure regulator, hex head: you may have debris in the shower heads or aerators that broke loose during the work u had done, check those. the nut on the top or the PRV increases or decreases the waters PSI. its located on top of the bell looking part. its usally steel, and has a hex...

Plumbing in the Home: Antique kitchen Drain, rubber gasket, antique marble
rubber gasket, antique marble, kitchen drain: Hey C.K. No, no, no, this will not do, LOL! First, let me tell you that I just love fiberglass. Have you ever worked with fiberglass? Well, I think you will after seeing this stuff, LOL! I think this will be what the doctor ordered and you will be able...

Plumbing in the Home: air in the focets and hot water not lasting, heater element, dip tube
heater element, dip tube, drain valve: it sounds like a thermostat and/or an element is out on ur water heater.or the dip tube is messed up. I dont think thats air. i think its expansion from one element working too much. u can buy a kit at lowes, home depot, etc with 2 elements, and 2 thermostats....

Plumbing in the Home: how to get air out of your heating lines, hot water heat, purge valve
hot water heat, purge valve, future service: Hello Paul, If your baseboard radiation has no vents you have a newer system that requires purging at the boiler, probably by a technician. (You must isolate each zone by closing valves and forcing water through each piped heating zone to force air out...

Plumbing in the Home: air lock, faucet aerator, plumbing faucet
faucet aerator, plumbing faucet, upstairs bathroom: Hey Gail, I am not clear on where exactly the leak is, is the main valve leaking and if so where is it located? Or is it the one under the sink? If the main valve is bad, it needs to be replaced and by doing that you will need to find the outside water main...

Plumbing in the Home: american standard 1.6, toilet tank, float valve
toilet tank, float valve, low flow: Hi Mike, These should work as designed. Contact American Standard help line. They may have a solution and may even send you free parts. 1-800-442-1902 Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. EST http://www.americanstandard-us.com/customerservice/...

Plumbing in the Home: auto vent, kitchen sink plumbing, studer vent
kitchen sink plumbing, studer vent, plumbing experience: no good deed goes unpunished, lol. i d say use a real drain machine for starters, it sounds like ur using one of those hand crank deals. those and empty drano containers are always around the kitchn cabinet when a homeowner tries clearing out a drain. it...

Plumbing in the Home: B vent connection to a water heater, sheet metal screws, b vent
sheet metal screws, b vent, vent connection: The Selkirk B vent coupler is designed to adapt between the b vent pipe and the draft hood. Per the picture I found, one end is male B vent and the other is single wall. The single wall gets fastened to the draft hood with sheet metal screws and the B vent...

Plumbing in the Home: Banging sound while toliet re-fills, hot water heater, piping system
hot water heater, piping system, water hammer: Hi Mike, Banging piping is one of the symptoms of excessive water pressure. Since it is happening on all the toilets, that may be an issue. You can get a simple pressure gauge at the local big box store for about $10-15 that fits on a hose bibb (garden...

Plumbing in the Home: Basement Bathroom Venting, waste piping, sewer smell
waste piping, sewer smell, main waste line: Brian, Thank you for the clear picture. You will have to build a soffit around the vent pipe and extend it out the foundation wall. This means that you will probably have to core a 2 1/2 inch hole through the foundation. Essentially, just bring...

Plumbing in the Home: Bathroom Faucet, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, kitchen: Joni, Just a couple of questions so I can best understand what s going on: 1) Do you have any part of your hot water system exposed to cold temperatures? 2) Is your piping system made of galvanized steel or copper? If your system is galvanized,...

Plumbing in the Home: Bathroom Faucet Replacement, bathroom sink faucets, faucet replacement
bathroom sink faucets, faucet replacement, bathroom faucet: Hi Steve, LOL, I hate when that happens. Time to flintstone it off. Find a long cold chisel, sharpen it up and split the nut off. Since you are not trying to save the faucet or the nut, it should be no problem. Just don t get carried away and hit too...

Plumbing in the Home: Bathroom sink bubbles up, water bubbles, service plumbing
water bubbles, service plumbing, roof vent: Hi Mark, I have to say this is odd. Generally, if there s a blockage in the line to the septic tank, when a toilet is flushed water will bubble up in a tub or shower stall; in other words, the lowest point in the system. I would suspect, in this...

Plumbing in the Home: Bathtub Drain Pipe - Mold Inside, mold removal products, bathtub drain
mold removal products, bathtub drain, drain pipes: Hi Dan, This can be a persistent problem. Mold is present everywhere. When it finds a hospitable place, it takes root and grows. Warm, moist and dark are best. Just like your drain. Many people think bleach is the way to go. This will only kill the...

Plumbing in the Home: Bathtub Faucet - Set Screw, bathtub faucet, screw size
bathtub faucet, screw size, set screw: Hey Janet, I think what has happened it that your screw may be broken off and or is stripped. Can you take it all the way out and see if the end is ruff or smooth and are the treads all crisp or worn. Is there any fragments coming out with it, this would...

Plumbing in the Home: Bleeding air from gas hot water heating pipes, water piping, cold water
water piping, cold water, hot water: Steve, These systems can be delicate to balance and really should be done by a professional. I suggest this for your safety and your family s. Although, I would suggest looking over the shoulder of a reputable, licensed plumber so that you are familiar...

Plumbing in the Home: Briggs Toilet, medium grey color, briggs toilet
medium grey color, briggs toilet, fluidmaster flush valve: Marc, I m pretty sure the big plastic nut on the underside of the tank that attached the Fluidmaster flush valve is a hex shape. Almost a universal shape. There are replacement gaskets at the hardware store that have a molded hex shape to fit those nuts....

Plumbing in the Home: Broken Sink Lead Drain Pipe..., chemical symbol, drain pipe
chemical symbol, drain pipe, soft material: Hi heather, This is why Plumber has a B in it. Pb is the chemical symbol of lead. A Plombare is one who works with lead. In the early days, plumbers actually poured sheet lead and hand formed some of the fittings like traps. This is what you have found....

Plumbing in the Home: Brown sediment in water, oil man, particulate filter
oil man, particulate filter, chelating: Hi Alan, Could be as a result of the iron based arsenic filter. Some sort of particulate chelating out. You could have it tested to be sure. May need to add a particulate filter after the arsenic unit. Why it is showing up in the heating system is a...

Plumbing in the Home: Bruner Water Softener, bruner water softener, culligan man
bruner water softener, culligan man, autotrol: Hi Vance, Bruner is now owned by the Culligan Man . Here s a link that may be helpful; http://www.softenerparts.com/Bruner_Valve.htm And here is a jpeg of the IPD; http://www.softenerparts.com/images/Brunervalve.jpg They suggest replacing the...

Plumbing in the Home: Burnham Heater not turning on - Works when, water, heating
water, heating, boiler: David, To clean the vent piping, you ll have to disconnect the exhaust vent piece-by-piece, carefully removing any screws holding the vent together and using a shop vacuum get as much dust & particulate loose matter as possible. As for your last...

Plumbing in the Home: backed up floor drain, floor drain, tree roots
floor drain, tree roots, line id: i would have asked for the video if i were u. its ur main line, it may have become offset somewhere in the line. id have to say just get a quite for replacement, and start saving up for it. what do they usually pull out of the drain on their cables? once...

Plumbing in the Home: bathroom shower attachment, low water pressure, improving water pressure
low water pressure, improving water pressure, common marketing: Hey Sherill, Some of these newer attachments have watersavers built into them and what you may need to do and check out the instructions again and see if they address removing this piece, if not there are alot of bad shower heads out there? Did you have...

Plumbing in the Home: bathroom sink repair, glacier bay faucet, new faucet
glacier bay faucet, new faucet, dee dee: Hey DD, Have you tried opening and closing the valves? If so and no change, it may be that your water valves are bad. What I need you to do is to back up and make sure the shut off valves are off and disconnect the lines running up to the faucet if you...

Plumbing in the Home: bathroom toilet and shower, clogged drain, septic tank
clogged drain, septic tank, air bubble: Hey Gina, You are about to have a major backup. If I am correct, your main line from your toilet and shower has a blockage that is slowly getting worst and you need to stop using it until you get it snaked out. You can either call a plumber or if you are...

Plumbing in the Home: bathtub leak, flat screwdriver, razor knife
flat screwdriver, razor knife, fiberglass walls: Dear April, In my experience, the primary reason for this happening is caulking coming loose between the edge of the tub and the tile or fiberglass walls around the tub. I d say 99.9% of the time. So hopefully, if you fall into this percentage,...

Plumbing in the Home: breakdown of materials, waste line, area drain
waste line, area drain, waste water: Gary, Anything bio-degradable can be broken down in a septic tank, provided you are making sure to keep your enzymes high. Without those enzymes working to break down solids (of any kind), your septic tank will fill up very quickly and then you ll...

Plumbing in the Home: breaking loose a galvanized pipe, water, piping
water, piping, cheater: Jason, Sorry to get back to you late with this one. Here goes. If the piping is bending, you are probably not back-holding it with another pipe wrench. Sometimes to get off a stubborn fitting or remove a hard to turn nipple, I have used a cheater...

Plumbing in the Home: buzzing noise in plumbing, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, kitchen: Trudy, Noise in water piping systems, comes from one of two sources: Excessive pressure and debris stuck in a fixture. Since you didn t mention a problem with pressure in your home, I ll surmise that the problem is debris. Remember as a kid putting...

Plumbing in the Home: Capped galvanized pipes, galvanized pipes, renovating a bathroom
galvanized pipes, renovating a bathroom, plaster: Hey Patrick, My question to you, is there water running in these old pipes? If yes, then I say do it now! Work a little hard now or really hard when things start to leak and you have no time to fix it. I will let you make this call, but if it was me, I...

Plumbing in the Home: Cleaning out calcium deposits from your lines, water heater, T&P valve
water heater, T&P valve, water pressure: Jonathan, Sometimes the water will flow clear during this operation, because the calcium has hardened on the bottom of the water heater. Did you attempt to look inside the unit through the drain opening? If so, you should see a lot of stuff in there....

Plumbing in the Home: Cleaning drains, tools, drain cleaning equipment
tools, drain cleaning equipment: Guy, There are many manufacturers and many different types of drain cleaning equipment from power snakes to water jetters. It all depends upon the application you re using the snake for. If you have a Home Depot close to you with a rental facility,...

Plumbing in the Home: Clogged main line to septic tank..., household chemicals, sewage treatment
household chemicals, sewage treatment, septic tank: Hi Scott, Frequent pumping of the tank should not be required unless the leach or drain field has failed. The main problem with drain lines outside the house is tree roots. They will grow back and stop the line within 30 days. Trees will send roots as...

Plumbing in the Home: Cold shower only, water pressure, filter
water pressure, filter, shower head: Jacques, Sorry to take so long getting back to you. I ve done a bit of research and it looks to me like you need direct & immediate help. It s challenging to diagnose this problem when I can t physically touch the valve. My guess, your plumber...

Plumbing in the Home: CPVC pipe, copper pipes, well and the water
copper pipes, well and the water, copper pipe: Hey Bert, From experience, I prefer CPVC. It could be because I am on a well and the water is hard but it pitted the old copper pipes that ran in my walls and I replaced it all with CPVC. Not to mention the ease of repairs. You don t have to sweat the...

Plumbing in the Home: changing bathroom sink/elbow, true measurement, wall pipe
true measurement, wall pipe, p trap: Hey Faith, Can you get a true measurement from your center of pipe to center of pipe? If so, that that to any hardware store and see if you can find one that will match up before you think about cutting your tail pipe. You may need to adjust/cut the wall...

Plumbing in the Home: clogged drain, slop sink, p trap
slop sink, p trap, clogged drain: Hi Shelly, Bagging a drain rarely works well. The line needs to be properly snaked and cleaned thoroughly by someone that knows what they are doing. Did you look on the roof when you bagged the line? Maybe the water was going up a vent rather than down...

Plumbing in the Home: clogged drains, toilet bubbles, grease traps
toilet bubbles, grease traps, clogged drains: Kim, Very unlikely that snow or ice could cause a main-line backup. The pipes are usually pretty deep underground, and the combination of flowing water and sewer gases would, in my opinion, prevent waste water from freezing. The only thing I can think...

Plumbing in the Home: Something clogging shower head screens, problem response, kitchen utility
problem response, kitchen utility, state response: Dear Karyl, Great research and a very clear question! The manufacturers of State water heaters have had a lot of problems and a lot of law suits because they were too stubborn to discontinue a model that consistently burst open and flooded homes all...

Plumbing in the Home: all cold water, some hot water?, cold water line, wall cavity
cold water line, wall cavity, cabinet doors: Hi Bill, Bummer! I have had to deal with this in the past when living in the Sierras above 6000 feet. There, it was common practice to NOT put any water lines on an outside wall for just this reason. Oddly enough, the hot will freeze first. It s a ...

Plumbing in the Home: no cold water in kitchen tap, water, faucet
water, faucet, bathroom: Andy, Did you try blowing air through the faucet to the bottom of the supply tubing to see if you have debris in the cold water supply? You ll have to disconnect the faucet from the cold water supply and shut off the hot water supply valve to do this...

Plumbing in the Home: no cold water pressure, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, kitchen: Rhonda, Mobile homes typically have plastic piping. On the off chance yours has metal piping, you may have inadvertantly shoved some debris into the aerators and water supply shut offs in the bathroom and kitchen. By process of elimination, you ll...

Plumbing in the Home: constant water sound, water heater tank, slab leak
water heater tank, slab leak, slab floor: sorry, but that sounds like either a faucet is running if ur lucky, or u have a leak in the slab. u can fix a faucet, but id call a plumber for the slab leak. call around before they come out to ur house too. these repairs are innately expensive, but u can...

Plumbing in the Home: copper elbow leaking, water piping, cold water
water piping, cold water, hot water: Ian, Soldering inside of a wall cavity and evacuating water properly in this instance is the job of a professional. Find a good licensed plumber to do this for you. Make sure he is licensed and bonded in case he makes a mistake and burns something....

Plumbing in the Home: cracking tub, crackling noises, drilling holes
crackling noises, drilling holes, acrylic tubs: Hello again James, Yes, you could drill in through the side of the tub. It will not hurt the structure of the tub itself. I am assuming your are talking about the front skirt of the tub. Surely you don t mean inside the tub where the water would be? If...

Plumbing in the Home: Delta leaking shower, rubber gaskets, hey al
rubber gaskets, hey al, good luck: Hey Al, All I can say here is some of these instructions are tranlated and in this case I think they got it backwards is all. And I doubt you did anything wrong. Was your Delta fixture make in China or overseas, :)? It is a good possibility, but just go...

Plumbing in the Home: Dishwasher Not Draining Properly, dishwasher, waste piping
dishwasher, waste piping, kitchen: Shawn, Just had this occur to a client of mine. They tried everything you mentioned and then called me. After checking hose the configuration, I simply removed the top of the airgap and pulled out debris that was stuck in the feeder tube, then ran...

Plumbing in the Home: Diverter Spout Problem, allen screw, spout off
allen screw, spout off, t line: Hi Bill, You should be able to grab it and rotate it a bit to get them to line up. They are usually not attached all that tightly. It must have lined up at some point in order for the plumber to put it on. You might even be able to rotate and pull and...

Plumbing in the Home: Drain Pipe Diameter, waste line, p-trap
waste line, p-trap, crown: Mike, If you are talking about the drain line from the p-trap to the drain in the wall, it is best to have a 1 1/2 inch p-trap and trap arm. This will be true regardless of it s location on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. floor. Now, if you are referring...

Plumbing in the Home: Dripping bathtub faucet, water, tub valve
water, tub valve, spout: Amber, What has probably happened is the gasket inside the spout (you called it a stem) is worn out. You first need to identify the type of tub valve you have: Moen, Delta, Grohe, Price Pfister or Kohler to name a few of the top brands. Once you...

Plumbing in the Home: DWV pipe under sink might be leaking, waste line, area drain
waste line, area drain, waste water: Kevin, The DWV cap should not be loose. If I understand the situation, this cap must be for a cleanout to the vertical waste line from the sink. This cap should create a seal so that no bad air or effluent from the sink should leak into you cabinets....

Plumbing in the Home: deep-well problems, water piping, cold water
water piping, cold water, hot water: Sarah, Sounds to me like you re working with an older system. May I respectfully request that you have one or two well companies come out and asses the problem. Then they can give you bids for getting everything back to normal. Of course, if you...

Plumbing in the Home: dishwasher smells, cheater vent, studor vent
cheater vent, studor vent, air gap: Hello Kevin, The easiest way to add venting after the fact is to use an AAV. Called an Air Admittance Valve or cheater vent . The main maker is a company called Studor. You can find them online and at a local plumbing supply. They are not always legal...

Plumbing in the Home: dishwasher vent, garbage disposals, food debris
garbage disposals, food debris, drain pipe: Dear Nan, I assume by vent you mean the plug-type unit that s installed in one of the holes in the sink. Most dishwashers I deal with drain into garbage disposals and don t need a vent. I m assuming your old dishwasher drained OK? And I m assuming...

Plumbing in the Home: draining water pressure tank, water piping, cold water
water piping, cold water, hot water: Dennis, After you shut down your well tank, submersible pump and booster pump, you should be able to isolate the tank from the booster pump by a valve. If so, then on the downstream side of the tank (the line going to the house, you should have a hose...

Plumbing in the Home: ejector cord insulation cracked, viscosity oil, ejector pump
viscosity oil, ejector pump, nasty mess: when i was an apprentice, i took apart a regular sump pump out of curiousity, these pumps are filled with a low viscosity oil and it made a nasty mess. ive never seen a sewage ejector pump with a replaceable cord. some pumps have replaceable floatvalves. ...

Plumbing in the Home: expanding foam under tub, crackling noises, drilling holes
crackling noises, drilling holes, westsystem: Hey James, This is my first Choice, check out this site: http://www.refinishingonline.com/fiberglass_repairs.htm I think this is the way you need to go! Get the Rigid Fiberglass Bathtub inlay Kit and fix it right! Man, you are teaching me alot here,...

Plumbing in the Home: Faucet Aerator Issues, water piping, cold water
water piping, cold water, hot water: Victoria, I m sorry this happened to you. It really is frustrating when this happens to professional plumbers, so I can only imagine how you feel! To remove the remainder of the aerator, you can use what we call an Easy OUT , which is a device we use...

Plumbing in the Home: Faucet Cartridge question..., tub, shower
tub, shower, valve: Dave, The real short answer is NO. The faucet and tub/shower valve companies purposely make it so that their parts fit ONLY on their products. I am not sure what manufacturer makes the Endurance Plus, but before your friend does anything, it would...

Plumbing in the Home: Faucet Problem, supply tube, adjustable wrench
supply tube, adjustable wrench, faucet: it sounds like you have debris in the supply tube, or shut off under the sink. try replacing it, or at least taking it apart, rinsing out the old one, reinstall it and test it out. this requires channel locks or an adjustable wrench, and a basin wrench which...

Plumbing in the Home: Frozen hose bib, water pressure, pipe blockage
water pressure, pipe blockage, ice: Randy, We suffer with this situation in our part of California too. Using a hairdryer to melt the ice is okay as long as you do not super- heat the hose bibb. If you do, then any rubber goods inside the unit will warp and then you have a new problem,...

Plumbing in the Home: Frozen shower drain, waste line, p-trap
waste line, p-trap, crown: Lon, Why didn t you use scalding hot water to help melt the ice? At this point, it may be extremely dangerous to do so as you may create a toxic cloud in your home. If you do try hot water, however, make sure you wear protective clothing and a vapor...

Plumbing in the Home: american standard 1.6, american plumber, technological advancement
Plumbing in the Home: american standard 1.6, american plumber, technological advancement, lifelong learning

Plumbing in the Home: Banging sound while toliet re-fills, counter top, retraction
Plumbing in the Home: Banging sound while toliet re-fills, counter top, retraction, water temperature

Plumbing in the Home: Bathtub Faucet - Set Screw, screw threads, screw type
Plumbing in the Home: Bathtub Faucet - Set Screw, screw threads, screw type, frim

Plumbing in the Home: Bruner Water Softener, fleck valves, autotrol
Plumbing in the Home: Bruner Water Softener, fleck valves, autotrol, brane

Plumbing in the Home: dishwasher vent, air gap, water pumps
Plumbing in the Home: dishwasher vent, air gap, water pumps, gallon bucket

Plumbing in the Home: Frozen shower drain
Plumbing in the Home: Frozen shower drain

Plumbing in the Home: frozen sewer line, water pressure washer, hot water pressure washer
Plumbing in the Home: frozen sewer line, water pressure washer, hot water pressure washer, steam pressure

Plumbing in the Home: New Shower fixture; low flow, faucet, cold water
Plumbing in the Home: New Shower fixture; low flow, faucet, cold water, trickle

Plumbing in the Home: PLUMBING, eye sores, vent
Plumbing in the Home: PLUMBING, eye sores, vent, concrete

Plumbing in the Home: plunger doesn't fit toilet, plunger, toilet
Plumbing in the Home: plunger doesn't fit toilet, plunger, toilet, inch hole

Plumbing in the Home: Removal of anti-syphon device from hose bib, lock tite, hose bib
Plumbing in the Home: Removal of anti-syphon device from hose bib, lock tite, hose bib, pipe thread

Plumbing in the Home: Shower pressure balancing valve, flow situation, shower valve
Plumbing in the Home: Shower pressure balancing valve, flow situation, shower valve, body sprays

Plumbing in the Home: Well losing pressure, check valve, pressure switch
Plumbing in the Home: Well losing pressure, check valve, pressure switch

Plumbing in the Home: Well pump motor, cris
Plumbing in the Home: Well pump motor, cris

Plumbing in the Home: My water is dark blue in color and has particles, hot water heater, well water
Plumbing in the Home: My water is dark blue in color and has particles, hot water heater, well water, rural area

Plumbing in the Home: faucet identification, plumbing fixture, fashion changes
plumbing fixture, fashion changes, lowe s: Hi Bill, Plumbing fixture fashion changes like everything. If it is American Standard you might be able to send a picture to their customer support for identification. They might even still have the parts. Given the age, these are probably two handle faucets....

Plumbing in the Home: just fixed leak in drain; toilet flushing slowly, waste piping, sewer smell
waste piping, sewer smell, sump pump: Jonathan, The vertical pipe you found is called a cleanout . It is used by plumbers to snake out your main waste line. The fact that water was backing up from it, means you have a current blockage in this line. Usually, the toilet and the lowest...

Plumbing in the Home: just fixed leak in drain; toilet flushing slowly, qualified plumber, toilet flushing
qualified plumber, toilet flushing, vertical pipe: Hi Jonathan, The main line is clogged somewhere past this thing you fixed. (called a clean out fitting)that s why sewage was coming up through the busted cap. Fixing the cap did not fix the problem. You need to have the main sewer line snaked by a qualified...

Plumbing in the Home: flooding inside and outside, leach field, shallow pits
leach field, shallow pits, hose bibb: Dear Susan, I have to presume that you have a septic system. If so, it sounds like all that water flooded the leach field. With a septic system, water and waste leaves the house and goes into the tank, the bacteria in the tank break down the solids,...

Plumbing in the Home: foam under tub, water, waste
water, waste, tub: James, Stop what you are doing and put down the drill & expansion foam! My friend, I don t know who told you this was a good idea, but, ABSOLUTELY DO NOT make holes in your tub! Apparently, this unit has been in service for a long time, so may I...

Plumbing in the Home: frozen or clogged ?, bathtub drain, toilet tank
bathtub drain, toilet tank, frost line: Hello Debra, Now that s a bummer! The drain line from your mobile is definitely clogged somewhere past all the fixtures. It might be your main line only or something in the park. Frozen is a possibility, I ve dealt with that in the past. Not fun! ...

Plumbing in the Home: frozen pipes, broken pipes, frozen pipes
broken pipes, frozen pipes, long term solution: Hello Martin, Freezing water expands. When it does this, pipes break. You could have a problem here. As the temperature rises and the water thaws, leaks can start. It may be only at the main coming in but you say that one is still working and that would...

Plumbing in the Home: frozen pipes, metal piping, frozen pipes
metal piping, frozen pipes, metal pipes: im sorry, you will probably need to have a company come out and place a heater under there to thaw it out. those type structure usually do not have much metal piping. just leave every faucet open to let help the hydraulic pressure not get great enough to burst...

Plumbing in the Home: frozen sewer line, nozzle section, sewer ejector pump
nozzle section, sewer ejector pump, spray nozzles: Hi Tony, Here is one place that seems to have accessories to add to your pressure washer for this very purpose. http://www.pwmall.com/SewerCleaning.aspx Here is another: Scroll down to the nozzle section. http://www.ultimatewasher.com/power-washer-spray-nozzles.htm...

Plumbing in the Home: frozen sewer, waste piping, sewer smell
waste piping, sewer smell, blockage: Matt, Drano does not un-freeze lines. It s intended use is to breakdown soap scum and small bits of hair and food. Use scalding hot water to run down the drain to melt the ice. Let me know what you decide to do. Hope this helps. Regards,...

Plumbing in the Home: Gas supply line, hot water heater, gas furnace
hot water heater, gas furnace, plumbing supply: buy flexible gas tubing, wardflex, trac pipe, or whatever there is where u are. run the line from the meter area so u dont have to increase the supply line. or run a new 1 line into the house, change all the fittings, etc. i think the first way is...

Plumbing in the Home: Gas Water Heater, gas water heater, anode rod
gas water heater, anode rod, gal tank: Hello Robert, In my travels, I have not seen nor heard of a significant problem with one brand over another. The industry standard assumption for water heater life is 8-10 years. I see many in service far past this mark. I inspected a home a few days...

Plumbing in the Home: Glacier Bay clogged handle?, water residue, glacier bay
water residue, glacier bay, fawcet: Hi Sharon, Don t feel bad. I ve broken my share of parts too. BTW, it s faucet. no w , one t . The only thing I could find was phone numbers. All web addresses re-direct to home depot. Try these. 800-220-3036 1-888-328-2383 Good Luck, Dan...

Plumbing in the Home: Glacier bay faucet, water pressure, pipe blockage
water pressure, pipe blockage, faucet: Daniel, Sounds like you have some debris in the unit, either in the body of the faucet or in the tubes supplying water to the unit underneath. You ll have to remove the supply hoses and see if you can blow compressed air through the spout to dislodge...

Plumbing in the Home: Gurgling toilet, toilet, ballcock
toilet, ballcock, supply hose: Jan, Just what s needed... a whining toilet! All kidding aside, older homes like yours were made by some of the most ingenious artisans in the plumbing trade. I would not be surprise is you have some lead piping in your waste system. Some times...

Plumbing in the Home: garbage disposals, garbage disposals, how to replace a garbage disposal
garbage disposals, how to replace a garbage disposal, demo license: Hey Lou, Normally there is a wall switch that is connected to the disposal, not a pushbutton but should be same concept, so all I can tell you here is there should also be a control box on the disposal that has a cover plate to which you can disconnect the...

Plumbing in the Home: garden tub leak fix, box wrenches, side valve
box wrenches, side valve, odd sizes: Dear Wade, In all my years of plumbing I ve never used open-end or box wrenches. Seems the parts manufacturers design nuts in all kinds of odd sizes. I d have to drag in 20 pounds of tools to find the right one every time. In my tool box I have...

Plumbing in the Home: getting gas supply to basement fireplace, gas pipe sizing, fireplace hearth
gas pipe sizing, fireplace hearth, gas insert: H Glen, You might be able to do that. Take a few measurements and see where it could go through with out hitting anything important. I would probably avoid drilling through the actual hearth. I would bring the pipe down the inside wall next to the fireplace....

Plumbing in the Home: giant tankless overall nightmare, gas fireplace insert, fireplace company
gas fireplace insert, fireplace company, commercial bakeries: Hi Vicky, Well, I m sure you have a lot invested in this system now. Tough call to toss it all and start over. Putting a recirculation system of a tankless is not like putting one on a conventional heater. (of course not, why should THIS be any easier!)...

Plumbing in the Home: Help me my toilet is back up!, other neat stuff, roto rooter
other neat stuff, roto rooter, plumbing pipe: Dear Sanuon, Plunging won t help in this case. You have a blockage in your plumbing pipe farther down the line. This is why the water is going into the tub. I don t know if you are on a sewer or a septic system, but in either case you ll have to either...

Plumbing in the Home: Holding tank pump, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, pressure tank: Holli, If you have a pressure tank and it s gauge is reading zero, then you will have to re-pressurize it. This requires a mechanical pump attached to the nipple that s usually on top of the tank. Be careful! You can easily blow the diaphragm...

Plumbing in the Home: Hose Bibbs, water pressure, pipe blockage
water pressure, pipe blockage, ice: Matthew, From that standpoint, there is no height restriction, however, the hose bibb should not be located in a place where people can get hurt by it. So, locating it near a door or window would not be good. In fact, 5 feet above the floor should...

Plumbing in the Home: No Hot Water, tub spout, tub faucet
tub spout, tub faucet, shower water: Hello Amy, That s an odd one. What type of valves are we talking about? How many handles? Is this a tub/shower unit? Or, are they separate fixtures? How do you normally turn the shower on, pull-up knob on tub spout or some other way? Awaiting your reply....

Plumbing in the Home: Hot Water Plumbing, water pressure, kitchen
water pressure, kitchen, bathroom: Larry, It would probably be best to have a couple of reputable, licensed plumbers come out and give you estimates on this. You might have debris from minerals in the water that are stuck in the kitchen faucet, supply line or valve. As for the...

Plumbing in the Home: Hot water, water, water heater
water, water heater, recirculation pump: Joe, Yes. You need to install a recirculation system. Basically, this is a water line connected to a pump that keeps water moving throughout the system. When you turn on any faucet hot side, you ll have warm to hot water right away. Another...

Plumbing in the Home: Hot water heat not working, water piping, hot water
water piping, hot water, ciirculation pump: Eammon, One thing I ve learned over the years is don t take anything for granted. The fact that you don t have hot water at your baseboards suggests either a blockage or the water is not circulating fast enough and is cooling down from its source. ...

Plumbing in the Home: Hot water heater replacement., carbon monoxide leaks, hot water heater
carbon monoxide leaks, hot water heater, water heater replacement: Absolutely Not! If any carbon monoxide leaks occur, you will be piping them right into the living spaces.You ll be sleeping with the fishes if you do that! Pipe Dream. LOL, that s a good one. I understand that this is a problem. I ve had to deal...

Plumbing in the Home: Hot water only in shower, water piping, cold water
water piping, cold water, hot water: Billy, This is another case of Wrong Way Plumbing , and I m sorry you are feeling it now. May I suggest you get a reputable and reliable, licensed plumber (maybe three) to come in and give you estimates for the corrections. Interview them like you...

Plumbing in the Home: high-pitched whine, hot water tank, pitched whine
hot water tank, pitched whine, bath toilet: Hi Lou, Change the toilet fill valve, it is worn to the point that the seal washer is fluttering like a reed in the water flow. That s why it stops when you run the sink. That changes the flow rate in the toilet. Easy fix. I love it! LOL Good Luck, ...

Plumbing in the Home: hot & cold siphoning and mixing, hot water heater, hot tank
hot water heater, hot tank, expansion tank: Hi D, Quite a mystery! There are several things that could be happening here. There could be a problem with the new washer. The hot and cold supply are supposed to be discreet and do not mix until after the inlet solenoid. The solenoid is just an...

Plumbing in the Home: no hot water, water heater, T&P valve
water heater, T&P valve, water pressure: Laurie, If your water heater is not thermally protected, it s possible that its piping is frozen. You ll have to remove the feed hose on the outlet of the heater to determine if you have water flow through the unit. If you don t, then you ll...

Plumbing in the Home: no hot water just cold, cold showers, flue pipe
cold showers, flue pipe, cross connection: HelloMike, I would be too! Who decided that the water heater needed changing? Was the problem investigated or was it just assumed that the heater was at fault? It may have been but the fact that the new one is not providing hot water puts that in question....

Plumbing in the Home: hot water lag time to all faucets, water faucet, recirculating systems
water faucet, recirculating systems, cross connections: Hi PR, 30 seconds is within the normal tolerance for hot water delivery. I understand the the old gal was faster. Don t know why that was the case. 3/4 Inch pipe physically holds more water volume than 1/2 inch so you have to run a faucet longer at a...

Plumbing in the Home: no more hot water in my shower, galvanized steel pipes, hot water supply
galvanized steel pipes, hot water supply, hot water heater: Hi Kristen, 80% is not too bad yet. As for the hot in the shower? It is very difficult to say where the problem might lie. I suspect that it might be in the valve itself. I think its time to have a plumber come in and check it out. There could be a problem...

Plumbing in the Home: hot water in the shower, standard tank, hot showers
standard tank, hot showers, tank type: Dear Kevin, I had to sit and think about this a while. I feel like I need more information, like did you have plenty of hot water upstairs with your old water heater? Do the upstairs lavatory faucets have hot water and the problem is just the showers?...

Plumbing in the Home: hot water tape, supply tube, loose water
supply tube, loose water, water pipes: debri in the supply tube or hot water shut off under the sink. replace the supply tube, that should fix it. hot water pipes are full of sediment and rust. use a long braided steel supply tube for the replacement. i say long because i dont know what exact length...

Plumbing in the Home: In-house Water Filtration System, water piping, cold water
water piping, cold water, hot water: Linda, After 5 years, most systems like these are not under warranty. However, not knowing if it was Culligan water or some other system may be different. Anyway, sometimes the techs will forget to check the bypass valve and because of compression...

Plumbing in the Home: Increasing water pressure, thermal expansion tank, water heater tank
thermal expansion tank, water heater tank, pressure reducing valve: you have already done the best thing for the system with the thermal expansion tank. since u have all the new home plumbing system hardware i d say youre go to go. that was my only concern was expansion and it shortening the life of the water heater tank....

Plumbing in the Home: Indirect vs. traditional water heater, traditional water heater, boiler system
traditional water heater, boiler system, indirect heater: Hi Myra, I understand your desire to conserve energy. Well done! I think that the boiler would need to fire, just not as much or for as long. I m sure that this system would be integrated with the boiler and automatic controls would prevent circulation...

Plumbing in the Home: Indoor spetic odor, vent pipe, concise advice
vent pipe, concise advice, wet weather: Dear Mitch, This is something that has probably puzzled plumbers most because there can be so many possible causes and all of them are virtually invisible. You already did what I would have suggested first, raised the vent pipe. That s always...

Plumbing in the Home: Install Moen 7560 Single handle (spray), water, faucet
water, faucet, bathroom: Jim, The answer to your question is no. Hoever, in times past when I ve had these type of installations, I would convince the owner would install a spray tower because it offers what the Moen faucet can t do - reach. This is the same type of faucet...

Plumbing in the Home: Installing a walk-in tiled shower, minimum dimensions, tiled shower
minimum dimensions, tiled shower, minimum clearance: Hi Debbie, This should be no problem. The space you describe appears to exceed the minimum dimensions for a shower. Per the usual code: minimum pan dimensions are 32 X 32 and the minimum door opening must be 22 or more. The water resistant surround...

Plumbing in the Home: inside sewer pipe, waste piping, diagram
waste piping, diagram, DWV: Tina, No doubt your waste piping is cast iron, given the fact it s that old. You can replace it with DWV PCV or ABS piping depending upon what is accepted by the local building officials. Indeed I think you should get a professional plumber to do...

Plumbing in the Home: Just installed new water heater, water, water heater
water, water heater, faucet: Donna, You may have debris stuck either in the water line feeding the faucet or the aerator is blocked. Improving water pressure (especially if you have a galvanized piping system) is not going to be easy. It would require replacing the whole system....

Plumbing in the Home: Joining bronze and copper pipe, copper pipes, dielectric unions
copper pipes, dielectric unions, copper pipe: u can connect the copper directly to the bronze or brass. copper has some brass in it. the dielectric unions are used to prevent galvanic action between steel and copper. its an electrical reaction in which the weaker metal is destroyed. u can screw, sweat,...

Plumbing in the Home: Kitchen Sink, drain cleaners, lye
drain cleaners, lye, kitchen sink: Hi Lawrence, I don t really like drain cleaners, they often contain lye that can damage the pipes. Use it sparingly. The proper way to handle grease is to wash it down with cold water so it stays in suspension long enough to reach the larger main pipes....

Plumbing in the Home: Kitchen Sink, soap scum, slow drainage
soap scum, slow drainage, food particles: Lawrence, You may have a new sink, but you still have the old pipes! I m assuming you are having problems with clogged pipes, and most likely beyond the trap. Old pipes have been accumulating stuff for years, sticky stuff like grease, soap scum...

Plumbing in the Home: Kitchen Sink, waste, kitchen
waste, kitchen, drain: Lawrence, If by Drano, you mean Liquid Drano , then yes, it s okay to use it. Very carefully. It s much easier to remove the piping under the sink and physically clean them - all the way to the wall. Here is a short list of things NOT to put...

Plumbing in the Home: Kitchen sink, dish soap, musty smell
dish soap, musty smell, water down: replace it with one that has a stainless steel grinding chamber. stainless steel resists corrosion, which is part of the reason ur getting a smell. depending on age, it maybe rusted inside and this leads to more area for bacterial formation. until u replace...

Plumbing in the Home: Kitchen sink, kitchen faucet, cold side
kitchen faucet, cold side, liability issues: Hi Cory. That was a totally lame description! LOLOL Just kidding! I understand the problem. It seems that this is a single handle faucet, right? The inner mechanism, called the cartridge, was mis-installed by your landlord. (He should not quit is...

Plumbing in the Home: Kitchen sink, drain opener, drain openers
drain opener, drain openers, double sink: Hi Donald, There obviously appears to be an obstruction of some kind here. I m not in favor of drain openers as they often contain lye and can be harmful to the piping. Not all snake jobs are equal. It depends on the skill and ethics of the operator....

Plumbing in the Home: Kitchen sink, drain hose, kitchen sink
drain hose, kitchen sink, dishwasher: Hi Jackie, You are right, the wall piping should be fine. You will probably need to extend the the trap arm portion of the waste under the sink to the new location. The trap arm is the part of the waste line after the trap and before the wall. You...

Plumbing in the Home: Kitchen sink drain, sink drains, piping systems
sink drains, piping systems, kitchen drain: Hello Donald, Kitchen sink drains are the worst for clogging due to grease and other things. Drain cleaners do not work all that well, as you have found. they are also very rough on piping systems and can shorten the life. The proper way to clean a kitchen...

Plumbing in the Home: Knocking Bathroom piipes, side pipes, bathroom sink
side pipes, bathroom sink, piping: Hi Sarah, I m still at a loss to tell you what is causing this. There might be something caught in the line that is long enough to not make it past a turn in the piping and when the water flows past, it is knocking or rattling. I m thinking you need to have...

Plumbing in the Home: Kohler Kitchen Faucet Model Fairfax K-12171, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, kitchen: Biil, Trust me, even professionals like myself are at a loss sometimes with faucet designs and the best ways to repair them. You are not alone! When this situation happens, it s probably because of debris stuck inside the housing of the faucet. ...

Plumbing in the Home: Koler Cadet 3 toilet, kohler toilets, tank lid
kohler toilets, tank lid, box wrench: Dear Paul, Tightening the tank to the bowl makes even plumbers nervous!! Kohler toilets usually have 3 tank bolts, which is good, makes the tank more stable. What I usually do is SNUG all 3 bolts with a box wrench [should be 1/2 or 9/16], and do...

Plumbing in the Home: kitchen sink backing up, waste piping, sewer smell
waste piping, sewer smell, sump pump: Kelly, With a 100 foot snake, your husband should have easily knocked out the stoppage, unless the line is broken. If the other fixtures are running well, then you may have a more serious problem that only a good, reliable and licensed plumber could...

Plumbing in the Home: kitchen sink backup, waste line, area drain
waste line, area drain, waste water: Stacy, Depending upon who did the snaking, they may not have gotten all of the problem. Sometime in my haste in the past, I ve cleared drain lines and didn t use a large enough head on the snake to pull out roots or other debris. Sometimes it could...

Plumbing in the Home: kitchen sink leak, downstairs neighbor, mold problem
downstairs neighbor, mold problem, close observation: Hello Risa, Do you think! LOL You are risking a serious mold problem if you don t already have one. Not to be alarmist, but mold can be toxic and cause some serious health consequences that are difficult to pin down. This needs to be handled as soon as...

Plumbing in the Home: kitchen sink venting, rubber coupling, vertical drain
rubber coupling, vertical drain, air admittance valve: Rick, I see the layout. So much plumbing is hidden it s often difficult to understand what the original plumber did. This is an odd design in my opinion, having a separate trap just for the dishwasher hose. I m assuming the pipe where the hose went in...

Plumbing in the Home: kitchen tap - cold water tap, single faucet, water tap
single faucet, water tap, shutoff valve: Hey Andy, There are several different types of faucets, rotary ball, cartridge, disk and not knowing exactly which kind you have makes this most difficult, is it 2 handled or single handled? So check out these sites for more info: http://www.kitchenfaucetideas.com/kitchenfaucetrepair.htm...

Plumbing in the Home: kitchen tap - no cold water, single faucet, kitchen faucet
single faucet, kitchen faucet, water pail: Hi Andy! Sounds like something is blocking the line going to the kitchen faucet. What I usually do is start at the beginning and work my way up. Turn off the valve to the cold waterline under the kitchen sink. Those valves are called angle-stops....

Plumbing in the Home: Leach line replacement, leach field, septic tank
leach field, septic tank, percolation test: Hello Andre, There is not standard way the lines are laid out, it depends on the local conditions. There is a process called a percolation test that is done to determine the capacity of the soil to absorb water. It is basically a deep trench into which...

Plumbing in the Home: Leaking Delta faucet, water, faucet
water, faucet, bathroom: Mimi, First thing on your list of things to do is, toss that plumber s number in the trash ! Clearly he is trying to rip you off, probably because your a woman... That is shameful & unnecessary. You can tell him I said so... A Delta faucet...

Plumbing in the Home: Loss of water pressure after replacement of city lines, water pressure, pipe blockage
water pressure, pipe blockage, faucet: Emily, Water companies are notorious for this. You will need to blow out each fixture that is experiencing this problem. If you are unable to do this yourself, get a reputable, licensed plumber or a handy friend to get it done for you. Let me...

Plumbing in the Home: Low hot water supply, water piping, hot water
water piping, hot water, ciirculation pump: Dave, First, try to flush it out. This is easily done by shutting off the water into the heater and removing the drain at the bottom of the unit. Sometimes this drain is made of plastic, so you ll have to remove it completely and install a galvanized...

Plumbing in the Home: leaking bath faucet, bathtub faucet, faucet replacement
bathtub faucet, faucet replacement, price pfister: Ryan, Sounds like a Price Pfister. If you did replace the seats and washers, the only thing I can figure is that maybe you didn t put an adequate sealant on the new seats before you inserted them. There are only a few threads on those small seats and...

Plumbing in the Home: leaky shower arm, water pressure, filter
water pressure, filter, shower head: Liza, Apparently the problem is your valve. You are experiencing bleed through from the valve, so you will need to repair the tub/shower valve first and this problem should go away. This is not a complicated job. You might want to do it yourself....

Plumbing in the Home: light pressure on kitchen faucet, kitchen faucet, water valves
kitchen faucet, water valves, aerator: Hey Rachael, I am not familiar with these new pullout much other than I installed one in my Mother in Laws kitchen. So you said that you removed the aerator and cleaned it, did you run water thru without the aerator in it? Try this and see what else comes...

Plumbing in the Home: loss of water after low pressure, low water pressure, pressure tank
low water pressure, pressure tank, switch problem: pressure tank maybe water logged, pressure switch problem, or something else. i d recommend asking a well specialist to come out and diagnose it. there are numerous things it could be. i would really like to be there in person before i speculated further...

Plumbing in the Home: lost cold water pressure in kitchen sink, vanguard manabloc, cold water pressure
vanguard manabloc, cold water pressure, pipe thawing machine: the line maybe froze. leave it barely open all the time until it thaws to minimize the risk of it bursting. u can call a plumber to come out and hook a thawer up to the line also. when u call the plumber, make sure they have a pipe thawing machine, and dont...

Plumbing in the Home: low hot water pressure in sink, general ionics, low hot water pressure
general ionics, low hot water pressure, hot water heater: 110% i hate to admit this, but i contracted part time for a water softener co in ind. they told their customers that the 7500$ water softeners would pay for themselves, they gave the ppl cheap soap packages, and used semi-scare tactics about health. i wasnt...

Plumbing in the Home: low hot water pressure, cold water pressure, average life span
cold water pressure, average life span, hot water heater: hey, thanks. the average life span of a water heater is 10 years. all the really end up doing is leaking though. the sediment just messes up the heater s efficiency. check to see that the valve that supplies the water heater cold water is all the way open,...

Plumbing in the Home: low hot water in shower (not pressure), water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, kitchen: Melody, These type of shower valves are temperature and pressure balanced. This means that if the pressure is low in the cold or hot water feeds, the valve will not operate correctly. The same is true if the temperature is not balanced correctly...

Plumbing in the Home: low pressure on hot water but only in part of my house, instant water heater, water faucet
instant water heater, water faucet, loose debris: Ok, I m getting a better picture of this. Just confused because sometimes a small point-of-use instant water heater is used when it takes too long for hot water to get from the main water heater. It s all clear as mud now! LOL So, this narrows it...

Plumbing in the Home: low water pressure, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, kitchen: Hey Kris, Did your plumber check the flow through the shut off valve and supply hose first? This would tell you if you have a blockage in the line itself or the shut off valve is blocked. If it s just the valve that s plugged, (happens in galvanized...

Plumbing in the Home: Main sewer pipe clog, waste line, area drain
waste line, area drain, waste water: Scott, Sorry you had this experience. However, what is good out of this situation is that you learned not to be overly excited about plumbing issue resolutions unless YOU RE SURE. Yes, by all means use RID-X or its equivalent to ensure proper bacterial...

Plumbing in the Home: Mansfield toilet, race car engine, mansfield toilets
race car engine, mansfield toilets, flow toilet: Dear Alex, Many brand new toilets don t have the water level in the tank set correctly. I ve had to adjust probably 75% after I ve installed them. The quality of the flush of any toilet has to do with the drop of the water from the tank. It s basically...

Plumbing in the Home: Master Bath shower/tub perfromance, lever faucet, plumbing supplier
lever faucet, plumbing supplier, whirlpool tub: Hi Lance, Sounds like the cartridge in the faucet is messing up. Time to get someone (or you, if you are capable) to shut off the water to the house and take that faucet apart. Replacement cartridges are usually available at a plumbing supplier. If you know...

Plumbing in the Home: Milky house water, faucet aerators, irrigation system
faucet aerators, irrigation system, milky water: Dear Keith, Two issues here, a backflow question, and a milky water question. If you do not have a backflow preventer on your irrigation system [this is a valve that allows the water to flow out but not back] the only way that it s possible for water...

Plumbing in the Home: Mixer faucet output not hot enough, double tap, adjustment screw
double tap, adjustment screw, faucet: Hello Adrian, These mixer faucets are often marketed as anti-scald and are intended to prevent scalding injuries in situations where children or the elderly will be using the fixture. As such, they would necessarily be designed to restrict the ability...

Plumbing in the Home: Mobile Home Septic, waste line, area drain
waste line, area drain, waste water: Jane, First of all, NEVER, EVER use Drano for these type of systems. They are delicate and Drano (especially the crystals) is too caustic for the drainage system. Since you are experiencing multiple blockages, the problem sounds like its in the...

Plumbing in the Home: Moen single handle faucet adapter broke, water piping, cold water
water piping, cold water, hot water: Tim, As much as I love Moen faucets for ease of use and repair, they CAN be a nightmare at times. Seems to me that you ve done everything I would have done. Is the faucet in the correct position? Sometimes they need to be turned 180 degrees. ...

Plumbing in the Home: Moving a toilet, waste, toilet
waste, toilet, vent: Wayne, Congratulations on taking on such a tough project. You ll learn a lot. It s always good to check with your local building & safety department prior to submitting your plans and they will usually give you pointers. Ordinarily, when you move...

Plumbing in the Home: Moving tub drain, bottom chord, floor joist
bottom chord, floor joist, p trap: Hi Dan, Looks pretty tight in there! Getting rid of that big ass drum trap will help though. LOL If you can get enough of the vent stub to work with, you can do a conventional setup with a Sanitary-t. Feed the branch on the tee from the new trap, vent...

Plumbing in the Home: mobile home drains, roto rooter, abs pipe
roto rooter, abs pipe, panic situation: Dear Amy, You evidently have a blockage in your main waste line. You didn t say if you are on a septic system or sewer. The kitchen seems to be draining fine because it s so much higher than your tubs. The water going down the kitchen sink is merely...

Plumbing in the Home: mobile home plumbing, home plumbing, water pipe
home plumbing, water pipe, cold water: not really without being there. fixtures closer to the outside walls are going to be more at risk. i would go from fixture to fixture, and and switch it from hot to cold and when i found one weaker i d investigate it more. if none looked any different then...

Plumbing in the Home: New Shower fixture; low flow, water piping, cold water
water piping, cold water, hot water: Mike, I can empathize with you. Many times I ve had to go behind other plumbers who wore out the patience of the homeowner. In this trying circumstance, a little patience and the right help can go a long way to emotional recovery after major construction....

Plumbing in the Home: New toilet bowl doesn't hold water, overflow tube, vent pipe
overflow tube, vent pipe, water question: Hi Craig, Pretty much everything you are able to buy these days is a water saver 1.6 GPF model. No choice anymore. I have observed that the Toto brand works very well. The Japanese are waaaaaay into toilets and have very innovative ideas. LOL Dan...

Plumbing in the Home: Noise in Pipes, water piping, noise
water piping, noise, galvanized: Bob, Yes thermal expansion can create noise. I would call a licensed plumber to get his opinion. Try to duplicate the conditions you had when you first heard the sound. Let me know how it turns out. Hope this helps. Regards, Anthony...

Plumbing in the Home: Overflow Tube, toilet, ballcock
toilet, ballcock, supply hose: Aymie, I understand your dilemma. Keeping everybody happy starts with having plenty of bathroom space! That tube is called a flush valve and the only way to repair it is to remove the entire tank from the bowl and replace it. I suggest getting...

Plumbing in the Home: odor, waste line, floor drain
waste line, floor drain, p-trap: Yes, it is possible the vibration spills some of the water in the p-trap into the drain and allows air into the area. Make it part of your routine to always put water in there daily. Don t worry about measuring, just put at least a pint in everyday and...

Plumbing in the Home: overflowing problem, main drain, drain line
main drain, drain line, septic tank: Hey Kelly, Do you have a septic tank is my first question? If you do, it is time for it to be pumped out or you have a blockage in your main drain line somewhere and you need to act now! If not, you are looking at a real mess similiar to what you are experiencing...

Plumbing in the Home: PLUMBING, closet flange, vent system
closet flange, vent system, pipe location: Hi Mike, There are a few options. Break floor, plumb the waste lines and patch the floor back. Labor intensive but not that expensive. You can rent equipment for this. Install an ejector pump system . They make package system for this use but they...

Plumbing in the Home: PLUMBING LEAK, water piping, hot water
water piping, hot water, ciirculation pump: David, Could be both. The air cavity in between floors can translate latent air temperature so that although the room temperature is high, the temperature in this cavity can be the same as outside your home. Also, if the patch was done and the pipe...

Plumbing in the Home: Plumbing, odd occurrences, sewer gases
odd occurrences, sewer gases, dear pete: Dear Pete, Interesting!! I m assuming you ve lived in this house a while and this hasn t happened before. Could be a number of things. Good old invisible plumbing, a lot of odd occurrences like this are guesswork. Could be there was some temporary...

Plumbing in the Home: Plumbing - Loud Supply line, water piping, noise
water piping, noise, galvanized: Darron, Sometimes if the pressure setting is too low or high on the pressure regulator, you will get squeaking. Take it a step at a time: 1) Shut off each toilet supply until the noise stops 2) If that doesn t work, try adjusting the pressure regulator...

Plumbing in the Home: Plumbing - Moen Faucet, needle nose pliers, elbow grease
needle nose pliers, elbow grease, slow drip: ah, u have a positemp. replace both of the plastic peices on the sides. u probably didnt slit the valve body. yea, u use faucet grease , ask them for it ay the hardware store in the plumbing area. this makes it go back together easy and prolongs the life...

Plumbing in the Home: Plumbing Outside faucet, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, kitchen: J.C., The brick touching the pipe can transfer cold, however, the solution I m referring to prevents chemical transfer between the concrete or brick and the piping (even galvanized steel). The basis for this reasoning lies in a quote from the UPC (Uniform...

Plumbing in the Home: Plumbing or Washing Machine?, faucet aerator, plumbing faucet
faucet aerator, plumbing faucet, familyhandyman: Hey Peggy, Your screen is clogged is all. Let me share a site with you that will help, OK! http://www.rd.com/familyhandyman/content/44682/ http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/homemaintenance/plumbing/faucet/aerator.php I hope this helps and good luck!...

Plumbing in the Home: Portable Dishwashers, portable dishwashers, fixing leaks
portable dishwashers, fixing leaks, plumbing problems: Hi Jack, To be perfectly honest, making a few bucks is not why I m a volunteer on this website. I can make a hundred for an hour and a half fixing leaks under sinks, which is what I do when I m not helping people on All-Experts. I know nothing...

Plumbing in the Home: Powder room toilet doesn't flush properly, little holes, wax ring
little holes, wax ring, drain line: Hi Diana, If it is not mineral build up and the water is entering the bowl properly, it could a be a partial clog local to that toilets drain line. It sure seems to be persistent if it has lasted 5 years! While the toilet is off for replacement, have that...

Plumbing in the Home: Pressure test, waste piping, diagram
waste piping, diagram: Thanks for getting back to me Mark. Depending upon how your piping system is set up, I can t recommend the best way to set up your test. Let me see if I can send you a basic diagram. Give me a little time to put it together for you. Anthon...

Plumbing in the Home: Pressurizing water tank, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, pressure tank: Jonathan, First, you ll have to make sure you know the cut on pressure for the pump. Then your in a position to recharge the tank. Second, you ll have to isolate the pressure tank by shutting of the inlet valve from the pump and remove the water pressure...

Plumbing in the Home: Preventing frozen pipes, electric heat tape, outdoor plumbing
electric heat tape, outdoor plumbing, brick row: good question. get some electric heat tape to wrap the outdoor plumbing with that is exposed.(excluding the spigots, they make special styrofoam caps for those to insulate them) after u wrap the electric heat tape on it, also wrap some insulation around it....

Plumbing in the Home: PVC / Cast Iron, cast iron pipe, typical solution
cast iron pipe, typical solution, galvanized pipe: Hi Mark, As long as the outside diameter of the two pipes is pretty close, a no hub coupling will work. I m just saying to be careful cutting the pipe. The joint is not fragile but don t be overly rough with it. I would do it in sections to remove the...

Plumbing in the Home: PVC drain in basement, waste line, area drain
waste line, area drain, waste water: Bob, I m surprised you didn t have problems before now. According to your narrative, your total length of drainage line is over thirty feet. At what length does your line tie into a vent pipe? According to the UPC (Uniform Plumbing Code), Section...

Plumbing in the Home: PVC drain lines in basement, inch pvc pipe, running drain
inch pvc pipe, running drain, plumbing fittings: Hi Bob, The 2 is fine. The important part is the turns. They should be at minimum, medium turn 90 s with a longer sweep than a standard 90. 90 degree bends come in 4 styles; vent, 1/4 turn, medium sweep and long sweep. Consider adding an additional...

Plumbing in the Home: PVC or plastic plumbing, plumbing question, plastic plumbing
plumbing question, plastic plumbing, piping system: Hi again Will, You might be able to find a valve with the barb connection built-in but not likely. You would more easily find a regular threaded valve and then add MIP x barb adapters, sized as needed. Look here: http://www.plumbingsupply.com/barb.html...

Plumbing in the Home: p-traps, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, kitchen: Carolyn, This situation makes me furious! I am REALLY MAD... How could anyone claiming to be a professional builder cheat someone out of their hard-earned money by providing such inferior work such as this? Sorry for the rant... The short answer...

Plumbing in the Home: pipe clatter, water, bathroom
water, bathroom, sink: Paul, There is nothing to repair. What you re hearing is the pipe expanding and contracting in the wall. Much like a house that creaks because the wood studs in the wall expand & contact. Also, if this is the last bathroom on your system, sometimes...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbin, pvc pipe repair, pvc cement
pvc pipe repair, pvc cement, p traps: Hey Willia, I don t think you want to remove the tail piece just the p-trap itself. Unless you need to shift your sink or are putting in a new one, in that case you need a hacksaw, pending on what kind of pipe you are using, I prefer PVC, which you can glue...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, thermal expansion tank, venting system
thermal expansion tank, venting system, water meter: 2 things, install a thermal expansion tank, these absorb a lot of pressure in ur water line system, and try applying strapping from the hardware store to the pipes eveywhere that u can. the straps look more like hangers. they usually have 1 or 2 nails in them...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, installing a toilet, sewage pump
installing a toilet, sewage pump, roof vent: Hey Norm, Yes, you do need to tie into your existing roof vent for it to drain properly. Check out these sites and it should all be clear! Great videos: http://video.google.com/videosearch?sourceid=navclient&rlz=1T4DKUS_enUS262US284&q=plumbing+venting&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=10&ct=title#...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, shut off valve, valve stem
shut off valve, valve stem, bathroom sink: Hey Enid, First, is a actual cartridge or valve stem? There is a difference. All that I can tell you here is to check your shut off valve and make sure that is it turned all the way on. It should be located under the sink. Try closing it and then reopening...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, copper pipes, plumbing question
copper pipes, plumbing question, mold growth: u can scrape away any visible mold, and spray a 1/10 bleach solution on the area to kill the rest. too strong of a solution will not kill them, they will just encapsulate till the environment is favorable for them again. the 1:10 bleach solution usually doesnt...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, kitchen: Doreen, The cheapest fix to seal up a hairline crack would be to use Marine Epoxy . This is a one application putty that has two parts that you must mix to make a putty bead. You can then apply this to the crack and allow it to dry. I have used...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, well water system, bladder tank
well water system, bladder tank, tank system: Hi Art, I would check that the bladder tank is not flooded. If you get water from the air fill valve, the bladder is broken and needs to be repaired/replaced. The bladder tank system both maintains the pressure and cushions against sudden changes which...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, double wammy, hot water heater
double wammy, hot water heater, suspense story: Geez, I feel special, LOL! Well, for starters let me see, he has no direct access into her a duplex right, so it has to be from the outside. Can he crawl up under her side of the house and enter thru the crawl space and come up thru the floor (some houses...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, pressure tank: Art, This situation can happen when the pressure tank and the pump are not balanced to each other. You ll have to take the pressure off the tank by shutting off the isolating valves and checking the pressure. Open the downstream valve and check...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing backed up, city engineering department, root intrusion
city engineering department, root intrusion, sewer camera: Hi Luiz, Snaking may temporarily clear the line. The only way to determine the true condition of the line is to have a sewer camera video done. This will produce visible evidence of the condition of the line. You will then know if it is collapsing or...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing backup(tiolet,sink,shower), shower drains, toilet water
shower drains, toilet water, water on the ground: so its a drain? ok, yea u could. for just 30$ more u could pay a cheap drain cleaning company. the machine for that is very large, and can cause injury. it cost 35-60$ per 4 hrs, and u ll probably need a van or pick-up truck to transport it. the little hand...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing gasket, toilet, ballcock
toilet, ballcock, supply hose: Thanks Ed for the clarification. I totally understand your situation. For situations with minor leaks, here is a quick and dirty solution: Go to your local home improvement store (OSH, Home Depot, Lowe s or DoItBest) and get a tube of epoxy for marine...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing ie; TOILET, linking verbs, stupid bitch
linking verbs, stupid bitch, float valve: ok, 90% of toilets have standard float valves, flappers, etc. some are pressure assist, or just have a very large opening in the bottom of the tank for faster flow and stronger flushes. the float valve is always on the left. the float valve s gasket was leaking...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing issues, moen faucet, bathroom faucet
moen faucet, bathroom faucet, screw down: Hi Kristen, There are a number of possible causes for this. 1. the aerator is clogged up. 2. the pipes are old and starting to introduce a lot of rust and debris into the water which is clogging up the faucet. From your description, this sounds like a...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing problems, hot water heater, plumbing problems
hot water heater, plumbing problems, shower fixtures: Kevin, I see you ve already tried adjusting that stop on the stem, so your question was really about how to replace the valve body in the wall without cutting an access hole in back, correct? I was trying to think of any possible way you could...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing probloems with a well, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, pressure tank: Ken, Most well systems suffer at one time or another with discolored water. Remember, the water going into your tank and then to your home come from underground. Therefore, as the ground gets saturated, more underground sediment finds it s way...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing/septic, leach field, double wide mobile home
leach field, double wide mobile home, mud room: Dear Lois, Sounds like you have a blockage somewhere between the house and the septic tank. There is also a pipe going from the end of the tank to the field that can get blocked [this just happened in my house!] but I imagine when the new field was dug...

Plumbing in the Home: plumbing well pumps, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, pressure tank: Kevin, Sometimes the pump s high/low cut off switch needs adjustment. To do this correctly the first time, may I suggest that you contact a reputable, well company that is experienced in the set up and repair of pump systems. They will be able...

Plumbing in the Home: plunger doesn't fit toilet, toilet plunger, sink plunger
toilet plunger, sink plunger, square hole: Hi Michelle LOL It s the old round plug for the square hole routine. There is a type of rubber plunger (called a force cup by the way)that has funnel like end that stick out past the round part of the cup. It can be extended out or folded back inside...

Plumbing in the Home: poor water pressure, water heater, T&P valve
water heater, T&P valve, water pressure: Don, Did you check the water pressure at the regulator? It should normally be 55-65 psi, if it is lower, then the pressure coming through the regulator is low. Also, when you turned off the water, was it at the street or do you have a service valve...

Plumbing in the Home: possible frozen pipes, frozen pipes, waster
frozen pipes, waster, cold night: call a plumber to come out and thaw the lines. in the mean time open the faucets up. sometimes the water will start to pass the ice. if this happens then the waster passing by the ice will melt the ice bloackage. no matter what, open some fuacets to minimize...

Plumbing in the Home: pressure tank, water, pressure tank
water, pressure tank, well: Lynn, I m sorry to get back to you late. If you contact a well company, they usually can do the whole thing for you, including testing the water. They can also install a new pressure tank for you, since they work in your community and are familiar...

Plumbing in the Home: pressure tank central heating, boiler systems, oil fired central heating
boiler systems, oil fired central heating, header tank: Hi Peter, I m not that familiar with boiler systems, they are not used much out here in CA. I have worked on a few here and there. Pressure tanks should work pretty much anywhere on the system. I m not aware of a restriction on distance from the boiler....

Plumbing in the Home: a profession clearing drains..is is right?, rid x, tree roots
rid x, tree roots, main drain: hi, no it wont push anything into the house. it s also a better way to get the most out of the sewer line, especially if it s tree roots. fyi you should maybe get a camera inspection done so u can see what the problem is. eventually the line is going to...

Plumbing in the Home: pulsating water, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, pressure tank: John, Your pump may only need adjustment, however, sometimes depending on its length of service, replacement may be the only alternative. Have a reputable & licensed well pump service check it out and recommend a maintenance schedule if only an adjustment...

Plumbing in the Home: pump noise, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, pressure tank: John, Thank you for detailing out the piping system. First of all 1/2 inch is too small for a main feed to your home. However, depending upon distance to the home, I believe the minimum main should be 3/4 inch, optimally 1 inch. Undersized piping...

Plumbing in the Home: pump problems, waste line, area drain
waste line, area drain, waste water: Glenda, About the only way to determine if there is a problem with a sewage ejector is to remove it and test it in a 5 gallon bucket to see if it discharges. If you re not familiar with plumbing, may I suggest finding a reliable and licensed plumber...

Plumbing in the Home: pvc to copper splice, plumbing apprentices, sharkbite
plumbing apprentices, sharkbite, burn scars: pvc should never be used inside the house. sorry, but this how plumbing apprentices get so many burn scars. ur gonna have solder it. have a spray bottle handy, saturate the area, sweat it, and spray it again. if u have room use a sharkbite fitting. it just...

Plumbing in the Home: Removal of anti-syphon device from hose bib, water, cold
water, cold, hose bibb: Bob, If you do this, odds are you ll ruin the hose bibbs. These type of devices have a set screw that breaks off onces it reaches it s stopping point on the hose bibb. Look for it, its there unless the plumber who installed it forgot to set the...

Plumbing in the Home: Replacing galvanized water main gate valve, brass ball valve, propane torch
brass ball valve, propane torch, copper line: Hi Vivek, It is unlikely that the valve is galvanized, they are always brass. It is soldiered on, not welded. The problem you are having is likely because there is probably still water in the pipe or valve. The water turning to steam is pulling so much...

Plumbing in the Home: Replacing valve seat, faucet installation, three knobs
faucet installation, three knobs, new faucet: well, 1st when u insert the seat wrench always tap on the end outside the faucet, this drive the wrench into the corrosion. you can get one of those reseat tools. i dont like them because they chew up the seat and make the washers wear faster, but it is cheaper...

Plumbing in the Home: Rid-X and regular plumbing, rid x, toilet paper
rid x, toilet paper, sewer line: rid-x is just an enzyme, it wont help or hurt anything in ur situation. you have 2 options: 1. wait for it to back up again, pay to have it snaked, then pay extra to have it camera inspected. or 2. just have it camera inspected for breaks in the sewer line...

Plumbing in the Home: replacing plastic washer in bathroom sink hot water handle, delta faucet, allen wrench
delta faucet, allen wrench, bathroom sink: if its a single handle faucet, first, close the drain so nothing accidentally ends up down there. it happens to the best of us atleast once. turn the water off under the sink, lift the handle, ull see a dot looking thing with at the bottom and in the middle....

Plumbing in the Home: replacing shower valve body, water pressure, pipe leak
water pressure, pipe leak, kitchen: Keith, The answer is: It depends. It depends if the shower has a closet behind it or the outside wall. It depends if the shower has a tile wall or is it fiberglass. It depends if you have experience or not to do this type of work because it can...

Plumbing in the Home: SEPTIC SYSTEMS, drainage capability, leach field
drainage capability, leach field, shallow pits: Sean, Technically there is a difference, but in my opinion [the powers that be aren t really interested in my opinion] the issue is not the size of the tank, it is the capacity of the leach field. But codes are codes. Whatever I tell you, you ll still...