Where can I find plumbing advice online?

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    • #275452
      MasterPlumbers
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      Hello,

      I stumbled into this site looking for plumbing information. I have recently bought an older house (built 1925) and as you can imagine there are some plumbing issues to be handled. One issue is replacing about 15 feet of cast iron with plastic, and then replacing the lines leading to that. Best way to cut it etc. Other projects are an old soap stone basin sink, relocating the laundry, and outside garden hose installations.

      I would like to find a web site where I can ask a question about the projects before I start them, and get answers. Is there anywhere on the web that has a forum, like this one, where I can get advice.

      I mean “advice” and not the rants/flames/insults that, as it seems, is all you get here.

      –Robert

    • #292168
      Harold Kestenholz
      Participant

      Less experienced, younger plumbers who grew up happily gluing plastic and are not using cast iron can be found at: http://www.plumbnet.com/
      They will be happy to install anything approved by code and can get answers directly from the counter salesperson for you at Home Depot.

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      Robert Stephen Morton
      Participant

      Robert. As a fully licensed Plumber Drainer & gasfitter, I am proud of my Proffession & extremely protective of it. You have asked for advice. As Plumbing has a direct impact on the Health of any Nation.
      I would suggest that You particularly identify your question.
      It is illegal for any person to carry out any Plumbing in most Countries, where that plumbing is contracting, the fact that some people believe that it is their God given right to delve into Plumbing, gives them the right to carry out Plumbing on their own house with the intention of selling the property, is tantamount to Contracting.
      There have been too many accidents caused by unlicensed & handy man Plumbers. The health of your Family should be parramount & I therefore would suggest contacting A Plumbers Industry Assn in your area.
      Regards – Bob from Australia

    • #292170
      SylvanLMP
      Participant


      In reply to message posted by Robert Stephen Morton:
      Robert. As a fully licensed Plumber Drainer & gasfitter, I am proud of my Proffession & extremely protective of it. You have asked for advice. As Plumbing has a direct impact on the Health of any Nation.
      I would suggest that You particularly identify your question.
      It is illegal for any person to carry out any Plumbing in most Countries, where that plumbing is contracting, the fact that some people believe that it is their God given right to delve into Plumbing, gives them the right to carry out Plumbing on their own house with the intention of selling the property, is tantamount to Contracting.
      There have been too many accidents caused by unlicensed & handy man Plumbers. The health of your Family should be parramount & I therefore would suggest contacting A Plumbers Industry Assn in your area.
      Regards – Bob from Australia


      Fantastic answer Bob, could never have said it any better myself

      IM so glad this guy THINKS a house built in 1925 is old GOD HE HAS NO CLUE… I think plastic is perfect for his home and he deserves to go to home centers or other DIY place and do everything himself

      Yesterday I just finished making the finishing repairs on a home in my area finished being built in 1862.

      I was not only able to save the existing hot water heating system (upgraded in 1912) but was able to clear the ORIGIONAL extra Heavy Cast Iron drainage system and even gave it a full 5 year Guarantee to stay in tact (funny brand new work is guaranteed only for one year go figure)

      Robert here in America we have “state of the art” heating systems that fail with in 5-10 years and here I came across an older system that has not only the origional embossed cast Iron radiators but the origional black steel and cast Iron fittings heating system.

      The only upgrade I talked the directors of this estate to do was use non electric zone valves to fine tune the heating and a gas boiler instead of the converted coal one.

      Funny thinking even a house built in 1862 is old when inGermany there are buldings dating to before the 1600’s BUT hey why bust his baloon

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