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I had to drill out the stainless steel screws and then I find THIS!! Drilled and tapped for "new" screws.

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why didnt you use a PVC test T???
 

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Brine tank with ~200# of salt still inside.


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Plastic flange had the outer portion ripped off so I added a new bolt flange and filled in the gaps with hydraulic cement. It was slab of course, in a pool house bathroom. Used a horned gasket.

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why didnt you use a PVC test T???
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Because I thought this would match the decor better.

Why on earth do you think I didn't? I didn't have a female tee on the van and I was miles from anywhere. The sewage was coming up from a drain in the commercial kitchen of this school an hour before lunch. I needed to clear it NOW. I was in a janitors closet off the back of the kitchen.

The school employs a master plumber, but he is quite old and doesn't do drain snaking or the more labor intensive projects. He is busy most of the time anyway with other small stuff. I left it up to him to add a tee later. I didn't bother replacing it with a straight piece of pipe because the dorms upstairs were active and I wasn't going to try and notify 100 teenagers to not use the bathrooms for my convenience. That pic is from a couple years ago, it either hasn't clogged or they changed it.
 

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I was swapping out a washing machine and shutoff today and when I put the water back on and found 3 more pinholes. We've been here a couple times over the years because of her acidic water and she finally wanted a quote on a neutralizer a month ago when one of our guys replaced some more stuff. Two of the pinholes were on either side of an old globe valve to the left of this new PP tee our guy put in. I soldered my coupling that close to the tee ;) Wet rag.

I didn't bother putting another valve in because it just wasn't necessary. The center of my coupling is where one pinhole was. With the pipe in such bad shaped I didn't want to put another PP fitting on and make that new tee leak. You can see the 90 from two years ago is already green. The other pinhole was a 1/4" from that 45 so I took the old nipple out.

The old symmons washer valve was all green and screwed to a piece of mdf but was just hanging there, never screwed to the wall. I put in a watts, hopefully the balls will hold up better than o-rings.


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I also got a nice package today, 5lbs of solder ;) 64$ including shipping off ebay ;)


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I was swapping out a washing machine and shutoff today and when I put the water back on and found 3 more pinholes. We've been here a couple times over the years because of her acidic water and she finally wanted a quote on a neutralizer a month ago when one of our guys replaced some more stuff. Two of the pinholes were on either side of an old globe valve to the left of this new PP tee our guy put in. I soldered my coupling that close to the tee ;) Wet rag.

I didn't bother putting another valve in because it just wasn't necessary. The center of my coupling is where one pinhole was. With the pipe in such bad shaped I didn't want to put another PP fitting on and make that new tee leak. You can see the 90 from two years ago is already green. The other pinhole was a 1/4" from that 45 so I took the old nipple out.

The old symmons washer valve was all green and screwed to a piece of mdf but was just hanging there, never screwed to the wall. I put in a watts, hopefully the balls will hold up better than o-rings.


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Could electrolysis be causing any of these issues???just a thought
 

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Could electrolysis be causing any of these issues???just a thought
It ain't, we've examined that and tested the water, it's acidic.
 

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Any of the neighbors having same issues???well water or city water??you would think if city water the neighbors would have same issues if acidic,and maybe they do???
It's well water and the closest neighbor is like a half mile.
 

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it says LEAD solder..you can only use that on heat lines...

And if you knew your WB solder you'd know it's actually lead free.


That would explain why the seller sold it to me so cheap, they didn't know what they had ;) It's essentially the same as silvabrite 100, just 0.4%silver instead of silvabrite's 0.5%.


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And if you knew your WB solder you'd know it's actually lead free.

That would explain why the seller sold it to me so cheap, they didn't know what they had ;) It's essentially the same as silvabrite 100, just 0.4%silver instead of silvabrite's 0.5%.


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lots of people have no idea what they are selling on ebay, they buy up lots of stuff and just list it on ebay to sell...way cheaper than its worth..
 

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I had to drill out the stainless steel screws and then I find THIS!! Drilled and tapped for "new" screws.

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Do you know what that bolt in the center is for? I usually find them in a grocery store chain that we service. I'm guessing, but I think the bolt is to support the brass clean out cover. Especially when there is a chance of heavy traffic - forklifts, pallete jacks.......
 

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Do you know what that bolt in the center is for? I usually find them in a grocery store chain that we service. I'm guessing, but I think the bolt is to support the brass clean out cover. Especially when there is a chance of heavy traffic - forklifts, pallete jacks.......
That's what it's for.
 
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I changed a hosebibb and shut off the other day.

I noticed the guy who put the faucet in cut the delta supply lines!!!! He even used white teflon tape to make it more betterer.


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Every week. Maybe every other day. I bought a huge roll of solder worth over 550$ for 50$ when I started out, I'm about half way through.
How big was it? Where did you get it? Ive never seen bigger than ~2lbs roll.
 
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