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  • in reply to: what to replace shower stall drain with #300822

    oh ok, thats easy enough. i thought you were talking about something completely different. does any kind of adhesive in addition to that coupling just to create a good seal?

    in reply to: what to replace shower stall drain with #300819

    whats a hub? i’m not sure i know what a nohub ban is either..

    if i connect another cast iron section, what do i need to use to connect the sections?

    in reply to: up’ing water pressure #295000

    what question was that?

    I don’t live in the Big Apple.

    in reply to: up’ing water pressure #294998

    thats a good idea…i bet the city can tell me where it is – because you’re right they are reading it…unless they are making up those numbers on the bill!!

    i think i’ve figured out where my main sewer line is in the backyard..it was pretty easy to spot since the grass is all dead except in one line that runs across the yard. theres a sewer cleanout deal that sticks up near the house out of the ground..

    since their is green grass above where the sewer line is – is that a good indication that the line is old and deteriorated underneath the soil or is that just condensation that is feeding the grass?

    in reply to: up’ing water pressure #294993

    ok guys..ha ha ha.

    thanks for making me feel like an idiot. it’s always reassuring to see 6 posts telling you what an ass you are for identifying a gas meter as a water meter.

    to answer your questions, yes i thought it could be water related…i thought it might be gas because of its location (back of back yard, not front). the reason i wasn’t sure is because i cannot find the water meter.

    so now that you’ve all had your fun and laughs, can someone address the questions prior to the picture????

    in case you missed it:
    thank you both for your input
    i’m pretty sure this toilet is original to the house, though I can’t confirm it. I’m assuming that the plumbing was reworked at some point in this bathroom because you’re right, it is a mess and appears far beyond SOP.

    Side note, you should see the faucet outside..just dangling through the hole..not even spray foam insulated or caulked.

    Dunbar, I understand about the freeze line but what I’m trying to figure out as far as the water main is concerned, is where it actually is coming into the house. I scoured the area around the hot water heater and furnace and couldnt find it. if i have a PRV I cant find it..nor can I find where the water main is being distributed. is it likely this is all being done in or below the foundation??

    so its safe to assume at this point that this whole assembly needs to be cut out and replaced (along with the shower’s pipes as well i imagine).

    if i cant find the water main how can i shut the water off to cut this pipe and put on something else?

    what should i replace it with pvc? copper? whats best used where?

    in reply to: up’ing water pressure #294987

    haha….

    awesome..hell i dont know these things..thats why i’m trying to figure it all out. well if thats my gas meter where the hell is my water meter….i cant see anywhere else in the yard it might be…it has to be buried in some brush or something.

    in reply to: up’ing water pressure #294985

    by popular demand…more pictures

    heres my meter. can anyone tell me what the ????? is and if that is the shutoff valve, and whether i have the inflow and outflow right?

    thanks

    in reply to: All of the sudden no water pressure…. #295019

    are your sprinklers on?

    in reply to: up’ing water pressure #294984

    thank you both for your input

    i’m pretty sure this toilet is original to the house, though I can’t confirm it. I’m assuming that the plumbing was reworked at some point in this bathroom because you’re right, it is a mess and appears far beyond SOP.

    Side note, you should see the faucet outside..just dangling through the hole..not even spray foam insulated or caulked.

    Dunbar, I understand about the freeze line but what I’m trying to figure out as far as the water main is concerned, is where it actually is coming into the house. I scoured the area around the hot water heater and furnace and couldnt find it. if i have a PRV I cant find it..nor can I find where the water main is being distributed. is it likely this is all being done in or below the foundation??

    so its safe to assume at this point that this whole assembly needs to be cut out and replaced (along with the shower’s pipes as well i imagine).

    if i cant find the water main how can i shut the water off to cut this pipe and put on something else?

    what should i replace it with pvc? copper? whats best used where?

    thanks
    jay

    in reply to: up’ing water pressure #294981

    heres an image just for your visual reference

    you can see its a 1/2 inch all the way to the top where it L’s…then it goes to 3/4 inch…likewise at the T towards the bottom..it converts to 3/4 on the supply to the toilet..

    any recommendations??

    » This message has been edited by jabamon on 23 August 2003

    in reply to: up’ing water pressure #294980

    wonderful…that is exactly what i thought..

    i dont know how large the water main is…where does the water main in the house usually come in? i bought the home depot plumbing 1-2-3 book last night for reference..so maybe it’ll help.

    typically, does water supply lines get run through the framing in the house or is it probably in the concrete foundation?

    i read that the main and lines can run under the slab….is that all of them or just some of them.

    i’m new to home ownership and improvement…so i dont know any of this stuff..

    thanks
    jay

    » This message has been edited by jabamon on 23 August 2003

    in reply to: up’ing water pressure #294978

    i went and checked..it appears its 1/2 coming in and then split into two 3/4, one going to the toilet and one to the outside faucet.

    is this bad news?

    thanks
    jay

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