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  1. My daughter, who lived in Paris for four years,...

    My daughter, who lived in Paris for four years, was always scolding us when we visited for not using the brush after every BM. She said Europeans would die rather than leave a toilet bowl dirty. ...
  2. JW is an embarrassment not just to his peers in...

    JW is an embarrassment not just to his peers in the tile world, but to other Canadians as well (I'm one). It amazes me he still has customers, given the level of crazy in his many postings here (and...
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    I agree disgusting!

    I agree disgusting!
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    From the Urban Dictionary: 1. just sayin' word...

    From the Urban Dictionary:
    1. just sayin'
    word of the day: January 18, 2011
    a term coined to be used at the end of something insulting or offensive to take the heat off you when you say it.
  5. Installing a wall-hung Toto Aquia toilet

    Geberit instructions say "Sound insulation pad is optional or required." The picture shows a thin sheet of indeterminate material with the appropriate cut-outs that you mount between the toilet bowl...
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    Need help with drain problem

    Hi everyone,

    I've had problems with my basement drain backing up the past year or so. The drain feeds into an two-inch cast-iron auxiliary stack. My four-inch main stack is on the other side of...
  7. Thanks, Jim. That's what I'll do.

    Thanks, Jim. That's what I'll do.
  8. Use plastic sheet above/below mortar when setting tub?

    I am about to install a drop-in Hydrosystems whirlpool tub. Manufacturer requires a mortar seat. Floor is Sturd-i-floor ply; tub is fiberglas moulded onto OSB base. I am contemplating putting a...
  9. Could it be pieced together using a range-top pot...

    Could it be pieced together using a range-top pot filler with a shower head attached?
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    Poll: Anybody have any opinions about Hansgrohe/Axor? ...

    Anybody have any opinions about Hansgrohe/Axor? I'm having trouble finding something I like, and so far, Hansgrohe seems to be the only manufacturer with a full line that meets my needs: tub filler...
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    Thanks, HJ. That confirms it then — I'm...

    Thanks, HJ. That confirms it then — I'm definitely not going to install this drain and will instead look for a simpler drain with perhaps a toe-tap type stopper that can easily be replaced.
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    Reliability of cable-driven bath waste?

    I was sold a cable-driven bath waste and overflow mechanism with my tub, but I'm hesitating to install it because the cable "gearbox" will not be accessible once it's installed. Should it go wrong,...
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    Yes, that's the idea of the blank-face GFCI...

    Yes, that's the idea of the blank-face GFCI receptacles in the cupboard (I want them easily accessible in case they trip, but I really don't want to have to look at them).

    In all, I figure I'm...
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    Thanks, Cacher Chick and John. I did some...

    Thanks, Cacher Chick and John. I did some checking on line, but it appears that for my service panel (GE), one-inch, i.e., double-slot, GFCI breakers are the only ones available. I had a poke...
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    electrical question for jetted tub

    I am installing a Hydro Systems jetted tub with in-line heater in my upstairs bathroom remodel. The tub requires a dedicated 110v 20 amp GFCI-protected electrical circuit for the pump and an...
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    The piece of 3" ABS I use to connect the flange...

    The piece of 3" ABS I use to connect the flange to the elbow will be 2-1/2" long — 1-1/2" into the bell of the elbow and 1" into the flange (which I had to reduce in length). I realize that this is...
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    Sadly, yes. The top of my old, lead bend cleared...

    Sadly, yes. The top of my old, lead bend cleared the bottom of my subfloor by about half an inch, so anything bigger would have entailed cutting into my cast iron stack to add a new tee. I've...
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    Thanks, Gary. I don't know where I got that from...

    Thanks, Gary. I don't know where I got that from (using plumbers putty), but I've been doing it that way for years (I have several rentals). Also under sink pedestals. Mostly because the floors...
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    Okay, so I'm going to go with the stainless...

    Okay, so I'm going to go with the stainless flange. Thanks, Tom, for your reassurance.
    Now I've got another question. I've always seated toilets using plumber's putty on the bottom of the bowl. ...
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    Thanks, guys, for your replies. They're both...

    Thanks, guys, for your replies. They're both Oatey flanges. I don't know that the stainless one isn't 100% stainless—but the metal doesn't look like anything else I own that is stainless, e.g., my...
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    Which flange?

    Hi everyone.

    Since I'm just about done with my tiling, I really have to make a decision about which toilet flange I'm going to install. I originally bought an ABS plastic flange because I'm tired...
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