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When flushed, my toilet makes a loud fog horn noise. It stops when the system is filled but if I turn on a tap whilst the toilet is filling the noise goes on longer. I’m not very good at DIY so haven’t a clue what to do or how much it would cost to get someone in to fix the problem. ...
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In my master bathroom I’ve been getting hot water coming out of the cold faucet and dangerously hot water out of my shower. The hot water in the faucet eventually runs out and the cold returns after about a minute. Unfortunately the shower is more problematic. It is impossible to get just warm water that is more than a trickle. ...
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Hello, I have a water line in a commercial facility above a false ceiling in an office that hammers when toilets 150′ away are flushed.  This line is the end of a run feeding an outside spigot on one wall of this office.  I have already installed one hammer arrestor in the line in this area, but the hammer persists.  Will installing ...
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Hi I understand that when gluing abs pipe, the pipe is pushed fully into the connector. I have a situation that doesn’t allow that. I have a toilet drain pipe that is about 1/2″ too short. When I place the flange into the drain pipe, only 1″ of the flange pipe enters the drain pipe. Is this 1″ enough to make ...
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I have an iron remover installed by Briggs in Jan. 2003 and re-bed in Feb. 2011. I think the setting has been shifted, probably by hydro outages, and would like to know how to reset it, how often it should run and a few basic instructions. Can you help me, please? ...
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When venting, does your pipe have to exit the roof? Can you come out a gable end, and how far from gable vent do you have to be? Also does your vent pipe have to be 3 inches in diameter or can you use 2 inches all the way through? This is for a large shop/garage. ...
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