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  0 Thread: Bubbling Sink Drain in Bathroom
Post: RE: Bubbling Sink Drain in Bathroom

Thanks. That makes sense. I thought the studors let the air out. I took the studor vent off the sink that is bubbling. The sink no longer bubbles and it drains quickly. with the vent on it drain...
crokett™ Home Improvement 4 266 08-09-2022, 08:09 AM
  0 Thread: Bubbling Sink Drain in Bathroom
Post: RE: Bubbling Sink Drain in Bathroom

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (08-08-2022, 10:55 AM) -- are you sure the vent is working? Both sinks? -- Well I unscrewed the studor from my sink, so it was just an open pipe, similar to a roof vent.  it sti...
crokett™ Home Improvement 4 266 08-08-2022, 01:32 PM
  0 Thread: Bubbling Sink Drain in Bathroom
Post: Bubbling Sink Drain in Bathroom

Our MB has dual sinks.  There are studor vents at both sinks.  The P trap comes into a t in the drain line, the studor vent is about 3" above where the p trap tees in.  Both drains then go down under ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 4 266 08-08-2022, 07:30 AM
  0 Thread: Tying In A Sprinkler Line
Post: RE: Tying In A Sprinkler Line

The pump is in the well. I don't think there's a check valve at the pressure tank. That's not typically done here, but I can check. FWIW, after we moved in I replaced the spigot at the well with o...
crokett™ Home Improvement 12 250 08-03-2022, 01:56 PM
  0 Thread: Tying In A Sprinkler Line
Post: RE: Tying In A Sprinkler Line

meackerman Wrote: (08-02-2022, 04:52 PM) -- so 65' away from the pressure tank isn't before the pressure tank (#1 option), so you should be fine.   the pump will still cycle unless the volume of wate...
crokett™ Home Improvement 12 250 08-03-2022, 08:42 AM
  0 Thread: Tying In A Sprinkler Line
Post: RE: Tying In A Sprinkler Line

meackerman Wrote: (08-02-2022, 01:19 PM) -- right, when my pressure tank popped, my well short-cycled.   if your well is pumping water faster than it can be released....in my case my well is 1 1/4"...
crokett™ Home Improvement 12 250 08-02-2022, 02:28 PM
  0 Thread: Tying In A Sprinkler Line
Post: RE: Tying In A Sprinkler Line

meackerman Wrote: (08-02-2022, 12:35 PM) -- adding a tee isn't that hard, just use 4 90's when cutting it in.  that's what I do when I break an underground PVC pipe. -- hmm.  so on the line from th...
crokett™ Home Improvement 12 250 08-02-2022, 12:42 PM
  0 Thread: Tying In A Sprinkler Line
Post: Tying In A Sprinkler Line

I want to add a line for a sprinkler system to my water line, before the pressure tank, water filter, etc.  My options are  1.  Cut in the line at the well.  Advantages are the water line is expose...
crokett™ Home Improvement 12 250 08-02-2022, 09:10 AM
  0 Thread: Fireplace Mantel Removal
Post: RE: Fireplace Mantel Removal

My guess is also the brackets are screwed in with plugs in them. I don't think that mantel would have a french cleat but it might. I would look for plugs in the brackets or along the top back edge o...
crokett™ Home Improvement 5 266 07-21-2022, 03:51 PM
  0 Thread: Install new outside faucet
Post: RE: Install new outside faucet

fixtureman Wrote: (07-11-2022, 05:26 PM) -- Those items can be repaired easy but what happens if you are away for a couple of days and a sharkbite lets go. -- The same thing that happens if any plu...
crokett™ Home Improvement 25 1,210 07-12-2022, 07:28 AM
  0 Thread: Install new outside faucet
Post: RE: Install new outside faucet

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (06-18-2022, 01:52 PM) -- Fellas - sharkbites are a TIME BOMB waiting to happen   Kinda like Polybutylene piping of yore.   Remember when that was the latest, greatest, fastest ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 25 1,210 07-09-2022, 02:12 PM
  0 Thread: carpentry question - strapping ceiling, shimming to level
Post: RE: carpentry question - strapping ceiling, shimmi...

It would be a lot easier to sister 2x4s to the existing rafters then try to s-h-i-m strapping across them.  Sistering all you have to do is attach the 2x4 so it hits the laser on both ends.  Strapping...
crokett™ Home Improvement 8 464 06-30-2022, 10:38 AM
  0 Thread: How to find hot side of switch
Post: RE: How to find hot side of switch

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (06-28-2022, 09:48 PM) -- The circuit is still used (Switching half of a duplex receptacle is a perfect example.)  but now a neutral is required to be in the box. Even though it'...
crokett™ Home Improvement 10 731 06-30-2022, 09:02 AM
  0 Thread: How to find hot side of switch
Post: RE: How to find hot side of switch

If the switch only has one cable coming into the box (1 black, 1 white, 1 copper wire) then power doesn't come into the switch, it comes into box at the light fixture. If this is the case the black...
crokett™ Home Improvement 10 731 06-28-2022, 12:36 PM
  0 Thread: pocket door question.. again..
Post: RE: pocket door question.. again..

The pocket door I installed years ago was to install the metal parts of the door in the wall then fir the wall out to 2x4 thickness. Is there a reason he can't simply use the door designed for a 2x4...
crokett™ Home Improvement 10 524 06-17-2022, 08:59 AM
  0 Thread: sparky question - two appliances on one double pole breaker?
Post: RE: sparky question - two appliances on one double...

Roly Wrote: (06-15-2022, 10:56 AM) -- Only reason I can see is they had the two pole breaker and not two single poles.  Roly -- This.  I've seen a 120V device wired to one leg of a 220V circuit  us...
crokett™ Home Improvement 4 277 06-15-2022, 12:19 PM
  0 Thread: Well Pressure Switch
Post: RE: Well Pressure Switch

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (06-03-2022, 11:31 PM) -- We call that lever a "pump saver". If the house is under construction, is there a chance that the power was temporarily off and water was used? That wou...
crokett™ Home Improvement 11 690 06-07-2022, 12:58 PM
  0 Thread: Concrete
Post: RE: Concrete

I would not use tapcons. I would get some nails and drill a slightly undersize hole, then hammer the nails in. They won't pull out. If you also use construction adhesive, the door sill will never m...
crokett™ Home Improvement 5 579 06-02-2022, 10:55 AM
  0 Thread: Accidentally Cut Underground Wire
Post: RE: Accidentally Cut Underground Wire

Stwood_ Wrote: (05-28-2022, 07:31 PM) -- Electric grease on the connection before shrink tubing will keep the corrosion away. -- I did that also.  Actually I used noalox since the wires were alumin...
crokett™ Home Improvement 8 664 06-01-2022, 04:03 PM
  0 Thread: Well Pressure Switch
Post: RE: Well Pressure Switch

Stwood_ Wrote: (05-28-2022, 10:54 PM) -- The adjustment changes the pump pressure setting. Lowering it will be low pressure in the house. Raising it you could cause a leak in the house. They come ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 11 690 05-29-2022, 11:26 AM

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