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    Taco Ciruclation pump is whining

    Model: 006 BC4 PNP
    3 years old, already installed. Was whining. I thought it was the replacable cartridge/impeller and replaced it. It wasn't. Still whining. Seems to be moving water, but just...
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    Toilet installation - flange extension

    Shoulda, coulda, woulda: Replaced the flange when I had easy access to the floor, raising the height to accommodate future 1 7/8" of tile/substrate.

    didn't. oops.

    Where I am: Tile...
  3. Thread: Gurgling Tub

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    Gurgling Tub

    Just removed and reinstalled a soak tub. I'm using a Watts trip lever drain asssembly (used to have to reach into the tub to pull the plug). Anywho...

    Now, when draining, it gurgles. I don't...
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    Does MAPP come in the same canisters and propane?...

    Does MAPP come in the same canisters and propane? is it reasonable for a DIY'er?

    I'm a little confused. Does the higher temp heat it more evenly or faster? Why is it better?

    I also...
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    Well, it seemed to have worked this time. I...

    Well, it seemed to have worked this time. I could definately tell that the capilary action was in play. Tub is all hooked up and no leaks. Gonna give a few days before I lock it in.

    First, I...
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    Thanks Mike. That's a good site. Same info as...

    Thanks Mike.
    That's a good site. Same info as all the DIY books, except for the flame length.

    I read somewhere that if there is a leak, to disassemble, replace the fitting and clean the...
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    Any special tips to re-soldering? When I...

    Any special tips to re-soldering? When I separated the pieces last time, one side was covered in solder, the other was bare. I was not able to scrape off the solder. The other side shined right...
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    Thanks Terry. Yes - I meant sweating... Propane...

    Thanks Terry.
    Yes - I meant sweating... Propane torch, solder, flux, etc. I'm using the bristle brushes for inside and outside of the joints. Then fluxing, and assembling.

    the first time - all...
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    Copper joint won't hold!!!

    I'm sweating a Moen tub rough-in valve assembly. here is a link to the assembly: Moen part # 4999

    The tube from the each valve to the "T" are heavier gage 1/2 copper. I have a short standard...
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    ABS Compression fitting to Brass tub drain

    I have a brass tub drain assembly that connects to an ABS compression fitting.

    There are rubber gaskets on the brass tub compression fittings, but not on the ABS compression fitting (to the...
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    Thanks, I feel better now.

    Thanks, I feel better now.
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    Correction - mistake revealed

    Just in case anyone else has this question - the valve assemblies are factory soldered. I was able to remove the filler connection, but the other two could not be seperated. I had cut the copper...
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    Moen 4999

    Thanks for your help Clayton. You clued me in to the problem, and solution. The roughin for this unit is 4999... ~$70.

    Found them online, but hope to find one locally (North County San Diego).
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    yep - then I need to replace them :(

    Darn, I was fooled by the easy to remove filler connection. I not only cut them too short, but I'm sure I overheated them as well. So - are replacements going to cost as much as a whole new setup?
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    Cannot unsweat brass/copper fitting

    I'm trying to seperate the 1/2"copper tubing from my moen tub filler valve assembly. I was able to remove the copper from the brass "filler" tube, but cannot remove it from the brass "valve" tube. It...
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    Nevermind ;)

    on closer inspection, it's brass. I'm ready to re-sweat. Thanks anyway.
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    Ok - so I read some other posts about copper...

    Ok - so I read some other posts about copper joints... but this is the brass fitting (to copper).

    I unsweated the filler fitting. No problem. I used my inside wire brush and it seems to have...
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    Can I reuse my tub filler?

    I have remodeled our master bath. The tub fill was in fine working condition. I want to change the layout of the knobs and spout. It is constructed with 1/2 copper sweated into the brass fittings....
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    Book: Stanley - Complete Plumbing @2003

    I believe you ...
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    Thanks for the link. Makes sense to me. So...

    Thanks for the link. Makes sense to me.

    So - I ran the first load of laundry last night and no audible hammer (the pipe banging that I was trying to fix in the first place was GONE!!).

    As...
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    Anyone every try an air chamber?

    Well, if I try it in an actual installation, then how will I know if it works :confused:

    Reminds me of that "if a tree falls in the woods"...thing.

    Seriously, I found the air chamber solution...
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    Thanks hj, Well, the straw melted when I tried...

    Thanks hj,
    Well, the straw melted when I tried to sweat it, but I just tried your experiment with a piece of 1/2 copper... and it drained.

    I'm really not trying to be difficult.

    btw - I've...
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    Ok, so I'm in the process of installing a set of...

    Ok, so I'm in the process of installing a set of in-wall SouixChief hammer arresters...

    while sweating the joint (used a "T" with a street elbow), the hammer arrester "poped" out of the joint. I...
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    Thank you for your advice. I'll do what you...

    Thank you for your advice. I'll do what you suggest for the laundry room, and I'll leave an access panel for future maintenance. How long will the lube generally last?

    For the air chambers I...
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    hmmm... now I'm questioning the two air chambers...

    hmmm... now I'm questioning the two air chambers that I just installed with a new shower... didn't realize that there were official arresters.

    Good idea - I can get into the wall pretty easily -...
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