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  1. Plumbing
    Hello all, long story short the task of re plumbing an old, until recently abandoned, school has fallen to me. I'm planning to simply bypass the 90+ year old galvanized pipe and install PEX runs. My question begins with the water main. Coming into the building is a 2.5" pipe. I'd like to...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I recently had a water main break in the street directly in front of my house approximately 50 feet from my foundation wall, almost right in line where my house's water connection connects to the main. I had water (and sand) enter the basement from where the foundation wall and the slab...
  3. Plumbing
    I'm purchasing a house that has a point well in the basement. This is apparently not up to code. City water is available at the street (90 feet) and I figure I should tap in rather than paying to drill a new well. Because I'm broke and the County's tap/hook fee is $7,300 I need to do the work...
  4. Plumbing
    Hello everyone! Been digging through the forums for awhile now and decided to join that I have a question about an issue in a home I just bought in Northern California. The main water supply line from the public utility comes up out of the ground at the corner of the garage using PVC (I assume...
  5. Plumbing
    I'm thinking about having the water main for my 1926 house replaced and I had a few questions. A majority of the plumbing is galvanized piping, the water main is currently 3/4" galvanized - 12 years old minimum (previous owners said they hadn't replaced it) We're having fairly major pressure...
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