We have an 8 acre Ranch we call “Rancho PlumLoco” she is a Psychiatrist We
have no kids, just Pets & Taxes.
You are so correct, she works 12 to 14 hr. days, she has stopped treating
at the restriction of Insurance so she is cash/check/CC only and spends
1.2Hr. min. each visit. when not is office, she is 24 7/365 at her cell ph.
ringing for assistance by people desperate. She is a Pediatrician and
treats whole family at times, since what she treats is often in the genes
from parents. (takes one to know one). I speak from experience. Yes this is
Rancho Plumloco, we care, we fix things.
Yes I agree we are the lucky ones and thank you for sharing your knowledge
and skill with us!
Making the world a better place is everyones responsibility, I wish could
create a church to this effort but have no separatist Religion involved.
Rotary International is such an org. but since people are involved, walls
get built and self interest blinds.
this was intense
Plumbing is very involved and water is a dynamic substance. Plumbers need
in my mind 8 yrs. of training to be competent. I consider a professional
plumber as trained as an Engineer. This is a Masters degree type
profession. The title of a “true” Plumber is “Master Plumber”. Most people
have no idea what a fully trained Plumber really needs to know. It could be
considered “intense”. Intensive training is required.
Greg is a master of masters. It’s a lot of fun to watch him work.
What if it actually go’s up after you turn off the water to the house?
If by it you mean pressure, you have thermal expansion happening. The water
heater was heating water at the time you had water off and thus the house
piping closed and pressure trapped in the house. A thermal expansion tank
is the only solution.
Your videos are awesome! Thanks!
Great information. thanks.
Thanks Greg…I learned something today!
Hi friend,please can you tell me from where I can buy this gauge on line?
Thanks for help
Great information…thanks for posting.
So, how can you test if you don’t have that kind of water shut off valve?
Ours is the knob kind.
Thank you, Sir. You are awesome and put my mind at ease after my house had
a frozen exterior pipe, which share the same water line with a shower,
which is the furthest faucet from the main. I applied your method and had
no leak but the pressure reads 65 psi. I thought it read 75 psi at first
but I tapped the dial and open/close the spigot a few times to test and it
is the Sam reason.
A question for you. If there is a leak, the pressure will continue to drop
until there is no pressure left, correct? I tested for 2 hours, after
correct the spigot leave to mimimize drip. There is stil a tiny drip at the
end of the spigot sleeve but the pressure stayed the same. The gauge is
brand new and is very sensitive when I adjust the start closing the spigot;
the pressure dropped immediately. Pressure stayed the same at 65 psi when
spigot was fully opened and the main was off.
Can you explain why a gate valve isn’t good to use for this test? I’m
losing pressure in a brand new Pex system and I can’t locate any leaks.
i have to try this. i have a gauge what type of fitting to use to screw on
have to ask u this, pump supplying house all taps close pump goes on off on
off when close outlet stopcork pump stop running is the pump in need of
service or is there a leak
Why is a round gate valve bad for this test? Like someone else asked.
Old round/gate valves are poor shut off valves. Unlike ball valves many of
these gates do not fully close to shut the water completely off. Gate
valves usually have a higher fail rate than ball valves, especially old
thanks you for the upload :>
excellent tip, professional!
I have a question. I am buying a hud house and the inspection report said
when they air tested the plumbing all leaked at water heater and water
heater had broken nozel. Do you think I need to possibly just replace the
So you work under your wife Ramona’s plumbing license ?
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