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We have a Bosch tankless natural gas hot water tank and the

We have a Bosch tankless natural gas hot water tank and the red light is flashing and there is no ignition spark or gas seeming to come to the unitJA: Can you guesstimate how old your Bosch is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?Customer: It was purchased in February 2008 and the model number is *****JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes unfortunately we do LolJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Just that the water isn't getting hot and nothing is igniting and we're worried that no gas is getting to it

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My kitchen sink is a single handle faucet with a sprayer. I

My kitchen sink is a single handle faucet with a sprayer. I changed the cartridge a 2225B and the same problem persists. When I have the tap on and try to use the sprayer, I get a chug and no water from the sprayer. Once I release the sprayer trigger there is about a 2-3 second delay and then the tap water comes back on.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: A Year. I tried the cartridge change twice but no change.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I've changed many cartridges out for bath tubs and kitchen sinks. I've also installed many Moen taps over the years. i do property management.

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I have a water heater that works on gas and to which I have

I have a water heater that works on gas and to which I have connected a water pump (picture attached). My bathroom is about 8 meters away. But most of the time, almost all of the time, turning a little cold water on causes the gas heater to "turn off" (the flame goes away). Any idea why?

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Phil

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Plumbing: can I tap into a 1/2" sink water line to feed a

Plumbing: can I tap into a 1/2" sink water line to feed a takagi water heater that will be feeding under floor radiant heating for a garage and one rarely used sink. The water heater will be located 40' from the place I am tapping into

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Domestic well with submersible pump 385' deep. Pressure tank

Domestic well with submersible pump 385' deep. Pressure tank was waterlogging and I replaced it today (it was 30 years old). The pressure switch is less than a year old, and is set at 20/40 psi cut in-cutout. The water comes into the house from the well, through a check valve, into a tee, into the pressure tank, out of the tee, through the ball valve, to the main line. I precharged the tank at 18 psi, then filled the tank by turning the pump back on. I have had to keep the ball valve on the 3/4" main line to the house closed to around 50% for quite a while because the low-water cut-off switch will shut off the pump occasionally if it is wide open, and it was the easiest solution. There never was actually low water, because as soon as I used the little lever on the side of the switch, the water was immediately pumping. I was hoping the new tank would alleviate this issue, but it doesn't. I also thought briefly about changing the pressure to 30/50 psi, but I couldn't find anything definitive about why one might be better than the other. The home has 2 full and 2 half baths (2 lavatories, 1 tub with shower; 1 WC in each full bath). We always have to be careful not to flush when someone is showering, or the shower becomes a dribble. Any ideas how I can resolve my troubles?

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Water is not running at all in bathroom or kitchen, just

water is not running at all in bathroom or kitchenJA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: just woke up and its not runningJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: don't know whats wrongJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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I am moving into a new property and there seems to be air in

I am moving into a new property and there seems to be air in the pipes and water comes in short bursts. Gas however system. Tap beside unit turned on. Is it safe to leave taps on and will it clear after a short time?

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1. Household drain pipes are made in various diameters. The

1.   Household drain pipes are made in various diameters. The most common diameters are      A. 1″ to 3″.  B. 11/2″ to 2″.  C. 11/4″ to 4″.  D. 3″ to 4″.3.   The common acronym for the drain and vent system is      A. DWV.  B. ALM.  C. ABS.  D. PVC.8.   The household drain lines eventually dump into a main waste and      A. drain trap.  B. vent valve.  C. vent stack.  D. branch line.10.   Many fixtures in a house have drains. Which ones require a trap?      A. All  B. Only the ones using hot water  C. About half  D. Only the ones that use pressurized water11.   Traps are _______ sections of drain pipe that hold standing water.      A. curved  B. L-shaped  C. circular  D. straight12.   If the main shutoff valve is inside the house, it's usually located      A. where the main supply pipe enters the house.  B. next to the water heater.  C. on the second floor.  D. under the kitchen sink.15.   The newest type of water supply pipe currently being installed in homes is      A. PEX.  B. galvanized pipe.  C. CPVC.  D. copper.16.   Drain lines in a house allow waste water to flow downhill. The drain water moves by      A. gravity.  B. suction.  C. vibration.  D. water pressure.17.   A buried housing that contains the water meter and the main shutoff is sometimes known as a      A. dry dock box.  B. valve assembly.  C. main frame.  D. Buffalo box.18.   Vent pipes bring _______ to the household drain system.      A. pressurized water  B. gravity-fed water  C. rain water  D. fresh air19.   The standing water in a trap prevents sewer _______ from backing up into the house.      A. waste  B. water  C. gases  D. odor21.   You'll need approximately _______ of tubing coiled behind a fridge as to allow the fridge to be pulled out for maintenance.      A. 20′  B. 2′  C. 12′  D. 6′22.   Because space is tight, a/an _______ wrench can come in handy for removing the nuts on the tailpieces of a faucet.      A. offset  B. crescent  C. basin  D. pipe23.   The T & P relief valve needs a _______ tube, which is made of copper pipe or CPVC drain pipe.      A. feedback  B. discharge  C. flexible  D. overflow24.   The drawback to pedestal sinks is that they offer no      A. widespread faucets.  B. floor support.  C. storage.  D. floor space.25.   A three-valve system that is sometimes installed on the back of water softeners allows the house water to _______ the softener, if needed.      A. bypass  B. neutralize  C. enter only  D. exit only26.   The most common drain pipe diameter for a clothes washer is      A. 11/2″.  B. 3″.  C. 3″.  D. 2″.27.   The most common way to tap into a copper water line for an icemaker is to use a      A. PVC T.  B. galvanized T.  C. brass elbow.  D. T-valve.28.   A/an _______ is a cold-water tap installed above a cooktop so water can be easily added to large pots.      A. water filter  B. pot filler  C. hot-water dispenser  D. icemaker29.   When installing tub/shower wall panels, you must install a strip of _______ between the panels and the tub to make the joints watertight.      A. white glue  B. tape  C. adhesive  D. caulk30.   Typically, a clothes washer uses a vertical _______ drain.      A. T  B. elbow  C. vent stack  D. standpipe

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What are the steps that needs to take place to go from a

What are the steps that needs to take place to go from a septic system to a sewer tap. Sewer is available. I have priced the tap, now I need to know what are the next steps a plumber will take to disconnect from septic and go to sewer. Thank you.

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