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    Your water quality report looks pretty good by...

    Your water quality report looks pretty good by me...

    I guess we can thank the bottled water industry for creating the illusion that tap water isn't safe...

    Frankly I'm more concerned about the...
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    I'd say in Chicago the biggest factor is a strong...

    I'd say in Chicago the biggest factor is a strong union presence and the Chicago Political Machine...:rolleyes:

    But hey it is what it is and if you install plumbing not to code at some point you...
  3. Yes, you probably want the entire RP46074 if that...

    Yes, you probably want the entire RP46074 if that is what you have.
  4. Which model Delta do you have?

    Which model Delta do you have?
  5. Replace it all... The plastic part probably has...

    Replace it all... The plastic part probably has an imperfection you could barely see causing the leak.
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    The diverter valve in the faucet is sticking...

    The diverter valve in the faucet is sticking keeping the flow of water directed to the sprayer instead of the faucet. Replace the diverter valve in the faucet.
  7. Thread: Sump Pump

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    I consider the Zoeller 53 & 98 to be among the...

    I consider the Zoeller 53 & 98 to be among the longest lasting and best performing sump pumps on the market.

    Basement Watchdog is a Glorified Bilge Pump...
  8. If your washing machine is on a separate line...

    If your washing machine is on a separate line leading to the main drain than your shower then the clog would be in the main.
  9. Air Gaps are a code required item in many areas...

    Air Gaps are a code required item in many areas and do provide a superior level of backflow protection over the high loop. There are other areas where the high loop is sufficient to meet minimum code...
  10. Thread: Sump Pump

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    I'm not familiar with the brand pump you have but...

    I'm not familiar with the brand pump you have but 2 years is less that I would expect batteries to last.
    Are they recharging properly?
    Deep cycle batteries have a limited amount of discharge...
  11. That part on top of the counter is an Air Gap...

    That part on top of the counter is an Air Gap designed to keep nasty drain water from feeding back into your dishwasher creating an unsanitary situation,

    The line from the Air Gap to the disposer...
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    If the correct seal kit was used and it was...

    If the correct seal kit was used and it was properly installed I'd suspect a crack in the tank. Have you looked for a crack?
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    That is a 3.5 GPF Flapper...

    That is a 3.5 GPF Flapper...
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    That type uses a 3.5 gpf flapper as the plastic...

    That type uses a 3.5 gpf flapper as the plastic container exclude additional water from reaching the flush valve so the flapper will close on time.
  15. Sounds like your installation is doomed from the...

    Sounds like your installation is doomed from the start...

    Seal it up but expect it to rust and need replacing before long...
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    I'm not so sure that I'd install an unapproved...

    I'm not so sure that I'd install an unapproved material in my home...:eek:

    If there is a failure which happens and already has...(Kitec Class Action, Zurn Class Action, Rehau Class Action,...
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    Nope! That has nothing to do with SDR-11...

    Nope! That has nothing to do with SDR-11 Polybutylene Tubing...

    This does though...
    Read posts 22 & 32 and you'll have your answers...
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    Ahh the long wait for hot water at every fixture....

    Ahh the long wait for hot water at every fixture.
    It's the Achilles Heel of the home run system...
    With a trunk and branch system you can have a recirculation loop from the furthest point(s) on the...
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    Why? I have never see a manifold home run system...

    Why? I have never see a manifold home run system that looked professional....

    It always looked like a mess of spagetti to me...

    I'd strongly consider Trunk & Branch or, a Modified Trunk &...
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    Read posts 22 & 32 and you'll have your answers...

    Read posts 22 & 32 and you'll have your answers...
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    Well Polybutylene does have the same OD as copper...

    Well Polybutylene does have the same OD as copper as it is a CTS (Copper Tube Size) pipe...

    So the OD is 7/8" or .875" for Types K, L, & M...
    The wall thickness varies with the type with K being...
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    Acetal fittings were another problem area...

    Acetal fittings were another problem area...
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    SDR 11 means that the outside diameter of the...

    SDR 11 means that the outside diameter of the pipe is eleven times the thickness of the wall.

    So since polybutylene is SDR-11 measure the OD then divide by 11 to get the thickness of the wall of...
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    3/4" PEX would have an ID of .671" But Grey is...

    3/4" PEX would have an ID of .671"

    But Grey is an indication that you have Polybutylene... :eek:

    PEX is an SDR-9 tubing, and Polybutylene is an SDR-11 tube so the ID will be larger than PEX......
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    It looks like it is installed properly as long as...

    It looks like it is installed properly as long as that slack isn't getting under it when it closes.

    I've seen some of them deformed in the tight packaging maybe the one you have is warped a bit.
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