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    ABS plastic and concrete

    can ABS touch concrete?
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    Galv pipe vs balck iron/ teflon tape

    Two questions

    1. The inspector said to never to use teflon tape on gas pipe. Use dope. He stated never to use teflon tape on pipe threads
    True?

    2. Gas pipe under a raised floor: Galvanzed or...
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    I would have used the valve in the island I'm...

    I would have used the valve in the island I'm building but local codes will not allow it.
    The valve is not allowed in my county yet you can buy it anywhere. Must be in alot of homes around here.
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    The wax worked thanks for the help

    The wax worked

    thanks for the help
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    The bowl wax method only uses the wax ? No tape,...

    The bowl wax method only uses the wax ? No tape, no paste

    Hopefully no probem... I will try it tomorrow
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    What is bowl wax? Is it the wax donut used to...

    What is bowl wax?
    Is it the wax donut used to seal the toilet?
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    I used "teflon enriched pipe thread sealent"...

    I used "teflon enriched pipe thread sealent" "Tplus 2"

    Is teflon paste different?

    I never tried the sealent alone I used it with teflon tape.
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    Clean out threaded cap ABS leak

    I have two clean out thread caps leaking when I test the drain system by filling it up at the top of the vent. I have tried Teflon tape then teflon tape with thread seal for ABS pipe. The leak is a...
  9. Thread: Black iron

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    black iron

    Well,
    I like the idea of having someone else crawl under and route the pipe. I would request it be done in iron pipe.
    I had similar work done one time before with good results. I was concerned...
  10. Thread: Black iron

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    Black iron

    Is installing about 20 feet of black iron pipe for a liquid propane gas range too much for a homeownwer to do?

    I'm adding on a 480 sq foot kitchen. So far I have done it all.
    Grading, foundation,...
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    Repairing copper joints

    I would cut it out if water was in the tube.
    I'm not a profession but have repaired and sweated on many times. Watched my Dad go thru the pain of learning as well.

    My mistake when learning.
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    hanging copper tubing

    I found some plastic hangers at HD. I will install them and remove the galv straps

    Riosman
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    fitting copper tubing

    It might be an hour after adding the flux before soldering. I did the job in sections before crawling under the house. I found it easier to work above the floor as much as possible. This was my first...
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    Hanging or anchoring copper tubing

    I have new 3/4 tubing suspended under a raised floor using metal plumbers tape. There is plenty of room to work under the floor. In some areas I can anchor the tubing directly against the bottom of...
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    Hanging copper tubing

    The tubing is routed under a raised floor. I have it suspended using metal tape. I would like to know what is the best method for securing the tubing to the bottom of the floor joist.
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    Fitting copper tubing

    Type L is what I have been using. I'm finished with all of the 3/4. I have a little 1/2 to do.
    If the fitting looks like it will go on I found it best to add the flux and push it home. Good chance...
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    fitting copper tubing

    I'm just about done with running the water lines for a new kitchen. I used 7 3/4 x10' tubes. All had the same issues. The 1/2 tube is more of a problem. I tried the ez sweat fittings and found them...
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    Fitting copper tubing

    I am a newbie and have been fitting the copper tubes with elbows and t's by using the emory cloth method. I clean up with wirebrush bristle to polish, smooth. The problem is it takes too long to...
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    For the foot vent cleanout above the floor can a...

    For the foot vent cleanout above the floor can a San tee be used? The reason is to have as short as possible extension going horz out of the wall. I would prefer a combo at the horz to vertical turn...
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    The foot vent connects to the loop return above...

    The foot vent connects to the loop return above the drain just as shown in the picture. I changed the course of the foot vent so it doesnt run in the same direction as the waste drain in order to...
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    Well I reversed the connection so the vent...

    Well I reversed the connection so the vent connects downstream from the waste connection as shown in the picture. It doesn?t seem logical but I noticed all views shown of a loop vent show it this...
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    The reason for connecting the loop vent return to...

    The reason for connecting the loop vent return to the waste line upstream from the sink connection to the waste line was to avoid boring through a floor joist. I can still do this by adding two 90's...
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    Loop vent question: waste connection

    I'm installing a loop vent for an island sink. This is for a room addition. I would like to make the loop vent waste connection up stream of the sink waste connection. The two books I have show the...
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