What adapter to go from 1/4" copper pipe to 3/8" black pipe.
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by Qmavam
6d ago
I have a 1/4" copper pipe from the gas meter through a brick/2x4 wall, it then has a flare T with one side going to the furnace and the other going to the water heater. The wall is unfinished (no drywall), but I want to put up drywall. To do that I need to straighten out the existing pipe to minimize the cutout in the drywall. I would like to have black pipe going from outside, through the wall to the inside, then a T, with a valve off each side. Then 1/4" copper going to the furnace and... Read more ..read more
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American standard water heaters
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by jack_mins
1w ago
Hello, I am a salesman for a plumbing/hvac wholesaler. We recently got really good pricing from American standard on water heaters. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with American Standard water heaters. Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated ..read more
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To drain or not to drain?
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by mcf57
2w ago
I have a 5yr old (gas) hot water heater that I think needs to be drained. Recently, I noticed the hot water is initially turning brown when first turned on in ANY sink fo the house. After about 5 mins running, it clears up. From what I have started researching, it seems like my hot water heater may need to be drained in since there is probably too much sentiment & junk at the bottom. I have never drained this water heater causeI have always heard conflicting reports on if a water heater... Read more ..read more
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Softener system in my new home
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by 04Terminator
2w ago
Hoping this is the right section and aloud to post here. I bought this home and this is the system it currently has. I’m trying to figure out what this circled piece is? The house when I bought had an issue with iron and I’m assuming this is what was put in to fix the situation. Can anyone elaborate on what this is and I’m assuming if it is for iron that it should be installed before the softener? All help and input is appreciated. Thanks! PS. Im looking to install a whole house filter... Read more ..read more
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WH question
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by techiegirl
3w ago
Have 50 gal WH electric. There is no shut off valves so I could drain the tank and keep the break off. So I have been going in once a week turn on the break to the WH turn on the faucet. So far that is (expensive electric co-op) a couple dollars every time I do this. the co-op charges $30 wether I use electricity or not. I don't know even who to call to have them put in shut off valves at the top of the water heater. So my question is can I leave the breaker to the WH off for more than... Read more ..read more
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Rheem water heater
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by techiegirl
1M ago
Does anyone know about Rheem electric water heater model XE50M06ST45U1 50 gallon? What I'd like to know is, what are the fitting sizes to install shut off valves on the hot and Cold on the top...is it 3/4" I included a pic ..read more
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New house, new well-- which softener type?
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by Aggie83
1M ago
Just moved into my new house, which is on a new well. Super hard water, so softening is desired. The well house is 8x8, so we will put the softener in there. (We have other wells for ranch irrigation). What type of softener is recommended? Most around here have salt pellet type, but I get tons of facebook ads for non-salt types. Thought I would reach out to the professionals and not be bamboozled by internet charlatans! Thanks in advance ..read more
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Drain tank yearly to remove sediment or not bother? Worth the effort?
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by FLForester
1M ago
It seems there are polar opposite opinions on this. Does it extend an electric hot water tank's life by draining it yearly to get sediment out? Some say it is just wasting water and has no effect. Others claim it will surely add years before failure. I am seeking learned opinions on this. Thanks ..read more
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Plants and water softener
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by Tonebone
1M ago
New house to me with an existing whole house water softener. Found shortly after moving in that my hydroponic grower was not growing well at all with soften water . Had to go buy distilled water to get seeds to grow. Recently bought plants for outside garden and they too were not thriving. Got a cheap water hardness tester and the water to outside, and my sprinkler system is soften as well. Bypassed the water softener, question is, do I need to unplug it as well? May still use during the... Read more ..read more
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Water softner wastewater line to storm drainage : Code in NJ
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by Minku
1M ago
Hello My water softner is in my basement and there is no sewer line or drain pipe there. The brine/waste water line goes outside and township asked me to remove my softner since it violate the code in NJ. I have stormwater/rainwater drainage in my plot/land. Can I connect water softner wastewater (brine) line to stormwater drainage? Is this valid according to NJ plumbing code? Or can I connect it to sump pump in basement and then to storm water drainage? Please let me know. If this is not a... Read more ..read more
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