SylvanMember since 01/24/06
What project are you working on now?
Started doing new construction again,. 50 family homes for middle income. Started a new company fire suppression piping
What is your favorite tool?
Sewer and drain cleaning equpment
What's your favorite Bob Vila memory?
Seeing Bob in Connecticut in Sears.
Yes it is a sprinkler and the valve that looks closed is rising stem type thus it is closed as the system is under a test.. GREAT observation ...
Actually there should be three valves Before the meter then the meter and a TEE and then another valve on the bull of the tee used to test the m...
Rather then guess where the piping is going why not do any of the following 1- contact the builder. 2- Contact the builders plumber 3- Get...
Many of the homes I work in were built in 1922 and earlier The Dodge wood estate is really amazing, Phillips Dodge from the copper mining era
Sounds like your going to waste a lot of water and energy as you may not have a return circulation line thus the following happens 1- You turn o...
One day it would be interesting to post what we pull out of sewers and drains Here is a true story that happened to me I was in my office whe...
All is forgiven come on back to the PIPDL Thinking like a contractor lets remember there are thousands of law firms looking to protect the victi...
35 -50 PSI will elevate water to a height of almost 81 feet - 115.5 ft (not considering friction losses) Unless you live on a mountain top or ha...
Yes the waste line for a shower is normally 2" diameter and a tub waste is 11/2" The other factors are the roughing measurements and how you are...
Before installing a bath tub/ shower base even custom made lead pans the very first thing one would do is make sure the base (floor is level) and ...
http://www.zurnclassaction.com/ http://newsblaze.com/story/2007081013504600001.pz/topstory.html http://www.radiantheat.net/tubing_main/ Th...
Larry, thank you.. It was not that long ago there were articles about "state of the art" plastic piping failures and many plumbing contractors too...
Yup pipe taps work UNTIL you cross thread an existing female thread inside the wall or place to much force and snap a yellow brass thread inside t...
By the way I use Hercules putty and the 5 pound bucket lasts years and never dries up ..... In the winter 30 seconds micro wave and BE CAREFUL :-)
Great question,like how much flux to apply prior to soldering. I normally place a bead of putty under the flange squeezing it flat leaving abo...
Yes there is a Chemical called WATER that is amazing in restoring internal piping to a like new condition and restoring full flow. Even in ext...
It is a great idea when using any chemicals to try to clear a drain is to have windows open as you only have one set of lungs and many of the chemi...
Have you considered calling a licensed professional and please be considerate enough to warm them you used chemicals as many are caustic and cause ...