CRASH Hydronic course There are basically two types of expansion tanks used on hot water heating systems. 1- A tank filled with air and 1/...
SylvanMember since 01/24/06
What project are you working on now?
Started doing new construction again,. 150 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.
When the AAV fails and you get sewer gas in your home and wonder why you maybe suffering from headaches and your family starts showing signs of il...
What could happen is the piping that froze could split depending on the material you have If you can not get heating tape or better insulate th...
A shower waste is 2" diameter the bath tub is 11/2" You will also have to have the trap directly under the shower to make rodding easier and pre...
You have to drain all the water lines ,heating lines and traps ANTI FREEZE is not allowed to be poured down the drain. I would leave water in ...
Sounds like someone who installed the piping did not do the calculations properly like velocity and GPM (flow rates) If they did not size the ...
Would you happen to live in a house where they installed a plastic waste / vent system?
If the garbage disposal is broken remove it and install a new streainer and tail piece and of the required piping as the old disposal is just addi...
Sounds like a partical stoppage from all the soap scum reducing the piping diameter and just snaking will not restore the line to full flow, consi...
I used to have a sign on my yellow page ad and on my vans that said "We repair what your husband tried to fix" The so called simple repairs c...
Hydronic systems are the best BUT when one has to replace a valve or do work then normally the entire system has to be drained and refilled and th...
Sometimes your better off just pointing to the leak and let the plumber find it without unbiased confusion. If she or he has any questions I am ...
After you find exactly what is under ground (I will you you coffee and a donut) that it is cast iron then I can possibly help you in the new connec...
Have you considered NO HUB cast Iron? If one should use NHCI there are Mission couplings NOT Fernco (junk) and use a NH long turn tee why (wye a...
Anything can be done but why would you want to use a cheap material and bring down the value of your home? Did you check your local codes as man...
Your very welcome Mark. I am glad to have been of help.. Sylvan In the future when you hire a plumber ask to see their Masters license if...
If you have the pipe (galvanized) and the threads look not that good you may consider using a caulked joint rather then the rubber type that may no...