joe the plumber

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  • in reply to: Hot eater pressure #293788

    hello,
    first check to make sure that your valves are turned on all the way. make sure there are no kinks in the flex lines (if you used flexs). and some heaters come with “heat trapper” nipples (the short pipes in the top of the heater). that type of nipple can only go in one way, so if they are on the wrong side or upside-down. they will slow or even stop the flow of water.

    hope that helps,
    joe

    in reply to: REplace Badger Sinkerator #293808

    hello,
    the badger disposal is the base model of ISE BRAND, one of the top brands on the market. i dont normaly recomend the badger model but if that is what you want to install it should not be too hard. first of all, all the ISE disposals use the same head assembly (the part in the sink) so if you are installing a $49.00 or a $200.00 disposal they are the same head assembly.
    so if yours is still in good shape you can leave it in the sink. and really that is the hard part of the job. if you stay with the badger model the drains have a better chance of lining up also. as far as what it would cost, i dont know what that type of job goes for in your area. we charge $65.00. Note: if you are hooking up a dishwasher to it, you have to knock out the little plug before you hook the hose to it.

    good luck,
    joe

    in reply to: Kohler faucet unexpectedly cuts off while running #293811

    hello,

    this is hard without taking it apart but, i think the diverter would be my starting point.
    it might have something floating around behind the diverter and when it gets into the right spot it stops the flow of water. you might take it apart and slowly turn the water on to flush it out. be careful not to flood yourself out.

    good luck,
    joe

    in reply to: Sweating Copper Pipes – please help #293813

    hello,
    i need a little more info. the older pipes that are not having a problem, are they copper or steel? do you have a recirculating system and if you do was it just added with the new pipes? the lines that are giving you a problem, are they hot or cold pipes?

    let me know,
    joe

    in reply to: garbage disposal/dishwasher problem #293802

    hello,
    everyone else has given you good info. but something esle for you to consider is, there is always water between the dishwasher and the disposal even if you run the line up high or if you are using an airgap. what keeps that little bit of water in the hose (and any water that goes into the sink) out of the dishwasher is a valve that only opens when the dishwasher is draing. i think that the valve is slowly leaking and that is why you are getting the water in the dishwasher. i think you should call a repair person.

    good luck,
    joe

    in reply to: Water Heater #293846

    hello,

    i have seen this a couple of times when braided
    steel water flex has been used. the rubber inside the flex starts to break down and you get
    something like tar that comes out and into the fixtures inside. if you have that type of flex line, change them and you should be fine.
    note: you may have to drain the heater to get the junk out.

    good luck.
    joe

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