Plumbing

1/18/16 @ 9:49 AM
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Dave (Golden)
Dave (Golden)
MEMBER since 6/22/01
Anyone ever change the Blatter (Air Cell) on a Pressure Tank on a well water supply.. (Well Mate pressure tank) I determined yesterday that the Blatter failed since my well pump was short cycling. Appears that the cell can be changed, but the kit is proving not to be the easiest to get my hands on. Just looking for advise if I should try it myself or leave it to a Plumber.. I have it band-aided for the moment. I was able to drain the tank and then allow for the tank to partially fill and work properly, I assume it will work until the water adsorbs the air in the cell. Thanks..
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5/31/17 @ 11:03 AM
dandigger
dandigger
USER since 4/30/08

not sure why i didn't think of using tape. i'll kick myself in the nards if it's that easy. probably was getting so frustrated after dealing with the new drain assembly also leaking. and the wife had to say this bathroom reno was going to be easy!!! lmao

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5/31/17 @ 10:20 AM
river_chaser
river_chaser
USER since 10/3/12

couple other things to try. Behind the wall, if you have access, the PVC wast pipe might be brace or clamped. Loosen that and you might have more flexibility where you tighten the joint. 

Otherwise try some sealant in the leaky joint. Did you use teflon tape? that should work. Try more wraps of the tape.  Otherwise try another sealant.

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5/31/17 @ 10:18 AM
Pool8
Pool8
USER since 1/27/17

Loosen all fittings tighten up the one that is leaking then the one going through the wall then the one at the sink last see if that dosent let them roll better into place theres no give on the seal thats leaking as it is formed on the pipe.

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5/31/17 @ 9:54 AM
BâssÂddîçt ©¸
BâssÂddîçt ©¸

If you tighten the fittings too tight, you can warp these seals. If that happens, you will have a higher probability of leaks

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5/31/17 @ 9:32 AM
dandigger
dandigger
USER since 4/30/08

Looking for some help with a slight drip/leak coming from the bathroom drain. replaced the vanity this weekend and it appears the drain is about 1/8" off from the original. there's a slight drip coming from where the waste arm/stub out meets the J bend.

not my pic but this is where the drip is coming from.

any recommendations to fix this?? the vanity is level but the J-bend pipe is cockeyed and wont sit flush into the slip nut. I've tried multiple drain assemblies and took this thing about far too many times lol

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2/8/17 @ 8:11 PM
amaranthlost
amaranthlost
USER since 5/31/10

I've never used anything but the wax ring and never had an issue.

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2/8/17 @ 7:33 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

I'm all about the wax one Dave.  I really dislike sanitary plumbing and don't want to tinker with it anymore than I have to.   I'd go with the wax ring - I've not had one leak yet.


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2/8/17 @ 12:25 PM
Skunky
Skunky
USER since 3/15/14

I used the waxless when I redid bath this past fall. Pretty easy to use. No issues. 

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2/8/17 @ 11:31 AM
Pool8
Pool8
USER since 1/27/17

Wax is fine if the flange is below the finished floor you'll need 2 one plain to go on the flange one with the plastic shoot to stack on the first one. The one thing with wax is you get one shot you can't remove the toilet and reset it.

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2/8/17 @ 10:51 AM
Dave (Golden)
Dave (Golden)
MEMBER since 6/22/01

Hello my Plumbing friends.. looks like a toilet is leaking.. Basic wax seal, or go with the "waxless" seal? Which is best?

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