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  1. Pedestal Bathtub Install

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    •First choose your sink, thenhire a plumber to rough in a new waste pipe. "More often than not, the exisiting waste pipe is too low to install the trap, which fits inside the pedestal," Richard says.
    •While the wall is open, install blocking, a horizontal 2x that's screwed between the studs at basin height, beneath the palster or drywall. Blocking provides a solid anchor for the lag screws holding the sink against the wall.
    •Sinks do not come with fasteners. Have lag screws
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  2. Replacing shower fixtures. Numerous questions

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    Shower fixtures are one of those things that we see every day and tell ourselves that we really need to replace sometime soon. Then as soon as we are out of the shower and on to other things we forget about them.
    -Take the old fixtures off. Hot and cold water handles can be removed by unscrewing a set screw on the bottom of the handle and gently wiggling them off. The trim for the handles will just come off when pulled. If there is any old caulk holding the trim on, you may want to go around
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  3. Replacement Delta 600 Series Valve

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    The pipes are sweated into the base of the unit. What you need to do is get all the plastic off of it, and heat the base up with a torch. You should be able to pull them out with a pair of pliers. Once you have them out just clean up the remaining ends, and flux them good. Reinsert them under heat, and then apply more solder.

    They will be a little shorter, but that only requires longer flex hoses, and not a new unit. If they are too short to put back in as is then you will need to
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  4. How does drain assembly get mounted in vessel sink - pictures

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    Before you even start ripping apart countertops or ordering a new vanity you must consider your options when it comes to vessel sinks. First and likely the most important is what material, style, color and shape. These items are important because it will allow you to determine the necessary height of the countertop, mounting method and countertop material. Something I am often asked is, "What is the ideal height of a bathroom vanity for a vessel sink?". My answer is usually, "personal
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  5. Shower valves

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    Pipes required include the hot and cold supply lines and a pipe leading to a shower head. A mixing valve and shower head are also needed. Air chambers may be required.

    Bath/shower fixtures also rate low in fixture units and are often positioned on branch drains and wet or back vented as are the sinks. Both shower stalls and tubs enter the stack at floor level or below because of the position of the floor drain trap. The faucet and shower head assembly require an open wall for installation.
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