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Old 07-19-2019, 11:39 PM   #561
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some ebrakes use the caliper with a cable connected to it, I dont know if I would want that screwing with the regular brake or a secondary mechanism for that little drum brake..either way they arent designed to stop, just hold..
That's what I thought previously, the drum shoes are way too small to stop a moving truck. I'll raise the van and try to run my fingers along all the lines and find if there are anymore rusted places.

What I do now when I put new lines since new tubing only last 2-3 years before they corrode through and through I tape with electrical tape with 50% overlap and I do a second pass in reverse.

We've also been having just a few tubes at only one place of a blend of steel mixed with copper or something like that.
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Old 07-19-2019, 11:42 PM   #562
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unless the floor drain is just a pit....did you test volume of water that the floor drain will take?
It's a 3" floor drain, 3"P-trap and the stack is 4 feet away so....
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unless the floor drain is just a pit....did you test volume of water that the floor drain will take?
It's a 3" floor drain, 3"P-trap and the stack is 4 feet away so....
Most of the time in the US basement floor drains are just a hole through the floor to the gravel in the foundation below. This makes for embarrasing situations when a floor drain has worked great for years then stops. The old man of the house will sometimes swear its piped somewhere when I show up to snake it. I tell them they are almost never piped anywhere but they insist. I pull the lid off and they are speechless or they say they should have taken the lid off first and checked before calling us.

A lot of times you can vac out the gook that is right there and youre good.





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Most of the time in the US basement floor drains are just a hole through the floor to the gravel in the foundation below. This makes for embarrasing situations when a floor drain has worked great for years then stops. The old man of the house will sometimes swear its piped somewhere when I show up to snake it. I tell them they are almost never piped anywhere but they insist. I pull the lid off and they are speechless or they say they should have taken the lid off first and checked before calling us.

A lot of times you can vac out the gook that is right there and youre good.





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I see now why downhill asked if it would take it. Our floor drains are always connected to the main. The very old houses did have a 3/4" hole punched through the concrete for a furnace. Nowadays the builder puts a 3" floor drain by the furnace which serves the min 3"by code and serves the furnace and water heater at the same time. If not a small pump is laid on the floor.

It is however insane and disgusting to have a hole in the floor that goes nowhere. I never seen such a hole!
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That's what I thought previously, the drum shoes are way too small to stop a moving truck. I'll raise the van and try to run my fingers along all the lines and find if there are anymore rusted places.

What I do now when I put new lines since new tubing only last 2-3 years before they corrode through and through I tape with electrical tape with 50% overlap and I do a second pass in reverse.

We've also been having just a few tubes at only one place of a blend of steel mixed with copper or something like that.

why dont you use stainless steel brake lines? I buy the SS lines by the roll and double flare the ends myself..
covering the brake lines with tape is probably the worse thing todo as it holds in any moisture or salt for corrosion...if anything undercoat the lines with a good thick coat and let dry before installation...
but I would go with stainless and not worry about replacing again..
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It is however insane and disgusting to have a hole in the floor that goes nowhere. I never seen such a hole!
most females have the same thing..LMFAO...


but on a serious note, in my area the ground is almost pure sand, so water drains like no tomorrow, many or all basements just have a hole with a grate over it by the boiler for draining any water and is NOT piped into the plumbing system..
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why dont you use stainless steel brake lines? I buy the SS lines by the roll and double flare the ends myself..
covering the brake lines with tape is probably the worse thing todo as it holds in any moisture or salt for corrosion...if anything undercoat the lines with a good thick coat and let dry before installation...
but I would go with stainless and not worry about replacing again..
SS lines, interesting. I would have to find some online. Parts store don't have that and they barely have maybe one or 2 steel lines in lenght you don't want much less fittings. Trying to find brake line couplings is like trying to look for the holy grail. Even the parts store have no idea what the flared coupling are, they'll offer compression fittings. And then they don't even have those!
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SS lines, interesting. I would have to find some online. Parts store don't have that and they barely have maybe one or 2 steel lines in lenght you don't want much less fittings. Trying to find brake line couplings is like trying to look for the holy grail. Even the parts store have no idea what the flared coupling are, they'll offer compression fittings. And then they don't even have those!

where the hell do you live? im surprised you got indoor plumbing.....lmao...
try this place for SS lines if they ship to canada...


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