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I recently filled my tub and it became full of black greasy

I recently filled my tub and it became full of black greasy flecks, which I believe is from the hot water. So before I test the kitchen area hot water, etc., I am asking for any advice. Thanks !

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I have black particles coming out of my taps. It is much

I have black particles coming out of my taps. It is much worse on the second floor than the first. Doesn't matter if it is hot or cold water being run.

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Rick

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1. No water pressure in house, starts out strong but goes

1. No water pressure in house, starts out strong but goes down to trickle in 10 seconds2. new water meter installed by water company, new irrigation system installed 1 week later.3. Irrigation system has an outside tap 3 feet from water meter, house is on slab no basement.4. No pressure regulator or shut off valve can be found in house.5. 78 lbs pressure at hose connection and back-flow. irrigation system will run perfect, if a faucet is turned on in house irrigation system continues to run perfect, faucet and house pressure goes to 0 lbs.Water tap checked, All OK

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Rick

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My neighbor wants me to install toilet on concrete 'ment

My neighbor wants me to install toilet on concrete b'ment floor. There is existing 4" ID steel pipe coming up and out of concrete. Question, can I bolt toilet to floor w regular lag screw anchors? I would cut pipe flush, place in pipe flange with 4.25" rubber barb gasket in pipe, then wax ring between toilet and flange. Flange ring would be flat on concrete and I'd drill anchor holes through flange ring. The bolts would go through flange ring into anchors.

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Rick

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Why do we get intermittent hot water, especially in winter?

why do we get intermittent hot water, especially in winter? we have a solar Rinnai system backed up with gas bottles.

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WCohn

Journeyman Plumber

Journeyman License

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I need know the best way to run water to my detached garage

I need know the best way to run water to my detached garage in my backyard. Our subdivision has a shared well. Can I tie into the house or do I need to tie in at the beginning of our driveway where the water shut off valve is?

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Daniel Plourde

plumbing, hvac technichian

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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My home is brand new, we have lived in it 13 months.

My home is brand new, we have lived in it 13 months. However, it was determined the shower arm pipe was leaking in my wall and caused damage to my drywall, shelving and carpet. Under my home warranty electrical issues, plumbing issues, leaks, and etc are supposedly covered. However, my builder is telling me because I changed my showerhead and/or because of the daily use of the “updated” double-shower-head is what loosed the shower arm and caused the leak in the wall. I disagree and I had a general contractor analyze the damage and repairs who disagrees as well. The general contractor advised me that the shower arm had no sealant, Teflon tap, and just a little pipe dope and the arm was not secured or sealed when he looked at it. In your professional opinion as a plumber, should changing a shower head or daily use of double-shower-head cause shower arm piping to leak?

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1. Which of the following statements about the production of

1.   Which of the following statements about the production of fixtures with vitrified porcelain is true?  A. It's fast and inexpensive.  B. It involves extremely high temperatures.  C. The process has been abandoned.  D. A sturdy metal base is required.2.   What is the best treatment for removing organic chemicals such as benzene or chloroform from water?  A. Using an activated charcoal filter  B. Adding soda ash or caustic soda  C. Filtering by reverse osmosis  D. Chlorinating the water3.   Which of the following statements about sodium hypochlorite is true?  A. It's effective in removing organic chemicals.  B. It's a mineral found naturally in most private wells.  C. It's used in water softeners for ion exchange.  D. It's the chemical compound that makes up bleach.4.   Which of the following additives will neutralize acidic water?      A. Hydrogen sulfide  B. Chlorine  C. Potassium permanganate  D. Soda ash5.   The amount of air pressure in a water-pressure storage tank is      A. always maintained at 50 psi.  B. removed by a vacuum break.  C. referred to as supercharge.  D. directly related to the supply piping diameter.6.   A sample of water is pH 5. Which of the following words describes this water?  A. Alkaline  B. Acidic  C. Hard  D. Neutral7.   One possible treatment for dissolving calcium and magnesium is through the process of  A. pasteurization.  B. reverse osmosis.  C. distillation.  D. filtration.8.   Which process closes the well's top?  A. Sealing  B. Grouting  C. Filling  D. Capping9.   Which sentence about using a zeolite water softener as a water treatment is true?  A. There may be an increase of salt in your diet.  B. The zeolite will kill any bacteria in the water.  C. The filter cartridge must be replaced regularly.  D. It requires a soda ash /chlorine tank.10.   Forcing a well point into the ground produces a _______ well.      A. forced  B. drilled  C. driven  D. bored11.   Which of the following is not a potential source of ground-water pollution?  A. Livestock feedlots  B. Surface water evaporation  C. Underground fuel tanks  D. Waste disposal sites12.   Exposing water to ultraviolet light is an effective way to  A. kill bacteria.  B. dissolve gasses.  C. measure impurity levels.  D. remove dissolved minerals.13.   Tapping a municipal water supply for a new residence would most likely      A. improve alkaline pH levels.  B. occur only where shallow wells are common.  C. help remove air from the municipal system.  D. not interrupt the neighbor's water supply.14.   Water containing bacteria, protozoa parasites, and viruses is made potable through treatment with  A. an activated charcoal filter.  B. chlorine.  C. a clarifier filter.  D. a sediment filter.15.   Which of the following well installation methods is best for producing the deepest wells?      A. Rotary drilled  B. Dug  C. Percussion drilled  D. Driven16.   Water is decontaminated by being forced through a membrane in a process known as  A. ultraviolet purification.  B. reverse osmosis.  C. distillation.  D. backflushing.17.   A well extends into _______ to obtain water.  A. the frost line  B. the sand layer  C. soil and clay  D. an aquifer18.   A submersible pump's capacity depends on the  A. size of its check valve.  B. number of stages.  C. size of the pressure tank it supplies.  D. level of backpressure from fixtures installed in the plumbing system.19.   What kind of pump employs a venturi tube to increase water pressure?  A. Helical  B. Centrifugal  C. Lift  D. Jet20.   Most modern shower bases  A. come in standard sizes.  B. are made from recycled materials.  C. are no longer produced from plastics.  D. are installed after the surrounding walls are finished.

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I've temporarily moved to the Philippines. I'm having

I've temporarily moved to the Philippines. I'm having trouble with using the tap water. What can i do inexpensively to use the water?

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Rick

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