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  • Lets play plumbing trivia! Huge prizes!

    I'll start, Please join the fun! In which American City was the first gravity water supply system built?
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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    Chi-Town, err, Chicago, 1866. They started the project in 1862.
    Cheers,
    Jim Don

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      Boston 1652
      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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        Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
        Boston 1652
        trick question mark.

        boston wasn't an american city in 1652

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
          trick question mark.

          boston wasn't an american city in 1652

          rick.
          Sorry Rick, it is an American City today and to the best of my knowledge, America was discovered on October 12, 1492. I believe it's system is historically known as the first and dates back to 1652. Obviously there were more cities with such systems once we became the United States of America but I believe Boston was the first.

          On a side note, I can still find wooden pipe on my property from the old gravity system they used for the miners in the 1800s. They were predated by the Spaniards 300-years earlier who had explored the area and decided there was no gold. All they left behind was a bunch of gold and an arrastra stone which is still there today.

          Mark
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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            I found a wooden sewer line still being used in Pepperell MA,
            It was part of the inside sewer to the foundation about 35 feet long.
            Clean out was a wood plug.
            Home was build during the 1740's. It was neat to see some old history.
            I was amazed it was still holding up.
            Rod
            MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
            Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
            http://unclognh.com
            http://mtwashingtonseweranddrainclea...m/default.aspx

            Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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            • #7
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              What's the minimum vent size for a bathroom group under IPC code?

              (Stay out of it Utah. )

              J.C.

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                I am going out on a limb and will say 1 1/2".

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                  Congratulations Gamester Mark! Bean Town, Home of the Red Sox ! Now for the prize.
                  A Cars PIXAR shirt L. or Medium. Or Smaller Pixar Up Ballon Shirt. Pink, Yellow or Grey.
                  I win per contestant folks. Need P.M. and a mail address.
                  I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                    OK KIDDYS. The PSI pressure at which an ordinary faucet at ground level operates properly
                    at is ?
                    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                      Only needs 8 psi here per code.

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                        BINGO!! QUACK QUACK, THE DUCK IN THE FRONT WINS. The prize of the day happens to be a pixar shirt,that probably wont fit! Boys or Girls color. Gotta get rid of these SOMEHOW!
                        Please PM A MAILING ADDRESS. ANY Kiddoes? sizes?
                        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                        • #13
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                          OK, IF You have the same book ,You're as sad as I am !

                          If the average drop of water takes only 2 1/2 seconds to form, one leaky faucet wastes
                          ? Gals. of water per year. Hey what the heck, I'm learning too!
                          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                            Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                            OK, IF You have the same book ,You're as sad as I am !

                            If the average drop of water takes only 2 1/2 seconds to form, one leaky faucet wastes
                            ? Gals. of water per year. Hey what the heck, I'm learning too!
                            138.863 gallons

                            Assuming there are 90840 drops in a gallon (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_d..._in_one_gallon)

                            ((60/2.5)*60*24*365)/90840

                            60 seconds/2.5 seconds/drop = 24 drops/minute
                            24 drops/minute * 60 minutes /hour * 24 hours/day * 365 days/year = 12614400 drops
                            12614400 drops / 90840 = 138.863

                            Edit: Using another definition of drop (1/20 tsp), then you only have 15360 drops/gallon, in which case it works out to 821 gallons a year.
                            Last edited by cpw; 04-17-2010, 12:47 PM.

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                              Re: Lets play plumbing trivia! Huge prizes!

                              I did not want to spoil your question but the truth is there is no answer as the question is too general.

                              The PSI pressure at which an ordinary faucet at ground level operates properly at is ?

                              All faucet listed by IAMPO must meet certain minimum ASTM standards. The faucet manufacturer will often list a pressure where the faucet operates properly + or - but that is different for each faucet. The last Grohe I investigated I believe said the best operating pressure was 38 psi (after conversion). That is a realatively low pressure here but not in Europe.

                              Mark
                              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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