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  1. Plumbing
    guys I'm trying to identify some pipes from my water heater 2 questions : #1 : on the pressure Relief Valve there is a pipe coming in from the house - what is that ? ( Image A) 0 this is Cold to Touch #2 : on the drain valve there is a pipe connected that runs to the house - that is hot...
  2. Electrical
    I have a 5 volt charge on my copper water lines in my home and anything attached to the pipes.* Its not enough to shock me, but was found when a metal flex gas line was touching a water pipe on my hot water heater.* It had arched between the lines enough to burn a small hole in the gas line and...
  3. HVAC
    Hi! Would appreciate a bit of help... I am installing a used XR12 Trane unit 2.5 ton R410A, and the installers guide calls for 3/4 gas and 5/16 LL. The problem is that these newer uncased A coils do not have 5/16 anymore, its 3/8 connection. Considering the furnace is less than 12 feet away from...
  4. Plumbing
    I have a kitchen sink and a utility sink about 10' away using the same half inch hot water copper supply pipe. The kitchen sink is working normally but the utility sink hot water isn't so the problem appears to be a frozen section between the kitchen and the utility sink in the mudroom (on an...
  5. Plumbing
    Hello, My basement laundry tub faucet (plumber put new one in 3 weeks ago due to dripping faucet) is making a loud and getting louder gurgling sound from the faucet Had same plumber in who put new faucet in. He didn't know what it was without tearing the whole thing apart by the laundry tub for...
  6. Plumbing
    I heard there are these pipes under the sea for the internet what are they made of ? How do they work ? Who made them ? Where do they go ?
  7. Insulation
    Looking for suggestions on how to insulate a cantilever space containing hot/cold supply pipes and a bathroom exhaust vent. Above the cantilever is a bathroom, below is the entrance to my house and on the inside another bathroom. Currently there is only fiberglass, no blocking, no foam, no...
  8. Building & Construction
    How to attach 2 round pipes side by side? There has got to be a bracket or something out there. I have an umbrella that I want to attach to a round pool handrail. Round pipe next to round pipe. Needs not rotate when the wind blows. Don’t want to damage handrail. Needs to be removable in the...
  9. Plumbing
    I think I have a general Idea, but if someone could please draw me a basic diagram that would be great. Thanks!
  10. Plumbing
    My hot water pipe is frozen. The main pipes/feeds to the house are on the outside of the house, in a little area with the hot water tank and heating unit, since they both run as one and both work off of kerosene (we have baseboard heating). The cold water, about five minutes ago, just kicked...
  11. Plumbing
    My husband was ripping out a clump of bamboo and accidentally broke our water main. The pipe was exposed for the evening and the next day when he went to repair it there was some ice in the pipe - he removed that, repaired the line and then covered the pipe back up (he had a backhoe rented and...
  12. Insulation
    I'm insulating hot water heating pipes (black iron pipe) in my basement using 1"-thick-wall jacketed fiberglass tubes. At one point one of the pipes passes right under a 2 foot wide A/C duct. The tube won't fit at the top of the pipe since it's too close to the duct. What's the best way to...
  13. HVAC
    I want to purchase insulation for my hot water heating pipes (old black pipe, hot water boiler). I was planning on getting AP Armaflex self-sealing elastomeric tubes. Home Depot carries Armaflex but not in the size I need (2-3/8). I live in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC and am having...
  14. HVAC
    I have a natural gas heating boiler (Weil-McLain series 8 CGM-5) with black pipes running through the unfinished basement and up to the radiators. But in just the first few feet coming directly off the boiler, both supply and return, are 1-3/8" copper pipes (which then connect to the black...
  15. HVAC
    I have a hot-water boiler and radiator system. House was built in 1931, so have "black" pipes running along the ceiling in the basement, then on up to the two floors above to the radiators. The pipes have been banging for the last year or so, and it seems to be getting more frequent (once...
  16. Plumbing
    Hi plumbing experts, I picked up some Frost King PE foam pipe insulation for the basement. I have a few questions. First, the hot water coming from the water heater. How close can I get to the heater without a flammability hazard with the water heater's flue? I think I recall something like...
  17. HVAC
    Greetings. This is my first post. I'm not a pro, just a homeowner who enjoys improving and fixing things up myself. We have a natural gas hot water boiler, high-limit set at 150, which heats our 1931-built house. It's in the unfinished basement, two sides of which are underground and two...
  18. Plumbing
    When we flush the toilet or run water in our home there is a humming/vibrating sound after the toilet tank fills and that water shuts off. It started a few weeks ago and progressively gotten worse. Any ideas as to what the problem may be? I am trying to avoid the need to call a plumber if...
  19. Plumbing
    I am thinking about replacing my water heater(died) with a tankless water heater and have a quick question about piping size. My house is piped with 3/4 inch PVC piping and the sales men at my local hardware store said the tankless water heaters they sell are 1/2 inch input and output. My...
  20. Plumbing
    So we are building a basement bathroom and my husband cut into the mainline and routed the plumbing to the new bathroom..all works great..no leaks..no problems. However, now we aren't getting hot water upstairs..the water is warm but not super hot like it was before. I turned the valve off to...
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