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Old 06-06-2022, 06:26 PM
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Prep for a partial plumbing inspection.
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Old 06-06-2022, 09:43 PM
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do you have a well yet?
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Old 06-20-2022, 05:48 PM
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do you have a well yet?
No. Should have done that sooner. Didn't foresee diesel getting this high.

Also my Square D QO panels are all included in the big Square D recall. Way to go.
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:45 PM
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Pressure tested my supply lines. 80psi for 15 minutes.

I have a slight leak at a threaded fitting at my shower valve. Interesting to note that the pressure gauge does not move at all during the 15 minute period but does if I leave it longer. Found it by spraying joints with soapy water.
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Old 07-14-2022, 06:26 AM
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Pressure tested my supply lines. 80psi for 15 minutes.

I have a slight leak at a threaded fitting at my shower valve. Interesting to note that the pressure gauge does not move at all during the 15 minute period but does if I leave it longer. Found it by spraying joints with soapy water.
did you use pipe dope or tape?
i have found in recent years that the pipe dope/sealers are not as good as they used to be,i have been using the blue stuff.
Its the best i have used in a long time.
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Old 07-14-2022, 05:52 PM
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did you use pipe dope or tape?
i have found in recent years that the pipe dope/sealers are not as good as they used to be,i have been using the blue stuff.
Its the best i have used in a long time.
My plumber blames it on the pipe threads over the sealers. He turned me on to using both the tape and the paste. So far its been working for me.
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Old 07-14-2022, 06:35 PM
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My plumber blames it on the pipe threads over the sealers. He turned me on to using both the tape and the paste. So far its been working for me.
I suspected the threads were not so good,and i have used tape and dope in combo before.
total bullshit that we can't make good threads..
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Old 07-15-2022, 11:25 AM
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did you use pipe dope or tape?
i have found in recent years that the pipe dope/sealers are not as good as they used to be,i have been using the blue stuff.
Its the best i have used in a long time.
I used tape. When I put them back together using dope.
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I suspected the threads were not so good,and i have used tape and dope in combo before.
total bullshit that we can't make good threads..
Since 'we' don't make pipe fittings anymore, they are made in Malaysia and China, they tend to use the Japanese straight thread , The inventors of metric never succeeded in creating a tapered pipe thread so settled on inch thread, but had to be different so they made a taperless thread with brass washer as standard. Check sensors for oil pressure in a Toyota engine.
For most water applications, this misfit will work, when you screw a tapered nipple into a Malaysian straight pipe 90. It may drip for a minute and seal.
Not so for oil. I have had to re-thread 1/8" fittings to 1/8"NP taper for oil pressure as they will always leak unless you do.
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Since 'we' don't make pipe fittings anymore, they are made in Malaysia and China, they tend to use the Japanese straight thread...
I have heard this, but I have always check my pipe fittings in the store
so far all the China and India fittings are tapered.
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