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    Does this pan need more than just a mortar bed to...

    Does this pan need more than just a mortar bed to support it, like you would put under a bathtub?
  2. HJ, you gotta get some glasses. That's copper. ...

    HJ, you gotta get some glasses. That's copper.

    It does not look at all like freeze damage. Freeze damage bursts the pipe outwards.
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    Nice. Doug Fir makes beautiful floors,...

    Nice. Doug Fir makes beautiful floors, 'specially the tight-grained old-growth. I am envious.
  4. I'm curious what's off to the right in your first...

    I'm curious what's off to the right in your first picture. Is there another fixture or something that might me more amenable to the DW drain?
    You might find a suitable drain saddle tap that could...
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    Heck they used lead acetate as a SWEETENER in...

    Heck they used lead acetate as a SWEETENER in cooking. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead%28II%29_acetate
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    I think you want to avoid using a regular outside...

    I think you want to avoid using a regular outside fit flange and a repair coupling as they will not fit as closely as you need.
    A 3-inch street flange (one that is fits into a 3-inch hub and is the...
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    Did you unscrew the aerators and clean all the...

    Did you unscrew the aerators and clean all the crap off the screens? Blocked aerators is pretty common after a plumbing change.
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    I do not believe it is a given that the lead bend...

    I do not believe it is a given that the lead bend has to be replaced. If it is sound, the brass ring can be re-attached after the floor is built. It is also reasonable to simply peen over the lead...
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    This help? ...

    This help?

    http://terrylove.com/images/sink_dw.jpg
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    I realise you're getting mixed signals on that...

    I realise you're getting mixed signals on that score. My opinion (and do not confuse this with advice) is that a total tear-out is not warranted.

    Most of the copper drain that is accessible here...
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    The only thing I would recommend is ensuring you...

    The only thing I would recommend is ensuring you have a good serviceable trap adapter on that drain before you close anything in. The present trap arm is soldered onto the copper and you will find...
  12. You can go from plastic (PVC or ABS) to steel by...

    You can go from plastic (PVC or ABS) to steel by means of a neoprene coupling. Use the kind that have a stainless steel sleeve over the whole thing.
    If it is convenient you can transition at a...
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    If the sink can be 3/4 to the left or right, you...

    If the sink can be 3/4 to the left or right, you can swivel the trap around the other way and come out from the wall to meet it. This looks a little weird at first but is 100% kosher.
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    As HJ says, you will need a vent. Are you going...

    As HJ says, you will need a vent. Are you going to be completely gutting the room that is to become the new bath? If you have the walls open anyway, running the vent upwards would not be a problem....
  15. Personally I have had bad luck blowing pipes out....

    Personally I have had bad luck blowing pipes out. The problem with blowing the lines is that bubbles of air can travel freely through the liquid water, without moving much or any of it along the...
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    Much better. This arrangement will serve you...

    Much better. This arrangement will serve you well.
    Were you able to re-use all the old fittings? It looks like you might have even had a few spares.
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    Agreed. Since you will have to strip the...

    Agreed.

    Since you will have to strip the carpet out and lay tile anyhow ;) now's a good time to break up the slab around that drain and figure out what can be done. You can have a plumber come...
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    Copper is vulnerable to ice-jacking: in a...

    Copper is vulnerable to ice-jacking: in a freeze-thaw cycle, the freeze-up stretches the copper a bit. When it thaws, the water fills the now slightly larger pipe diameter. Next freeze it stretches...
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    I didn't realise that the 2010 "pig-slop" contest...

    I didn't realise that the 2010 "pig-slop" contest was started.
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    Any access from underneath at all? A 2-foot...

    Any access from underneath at all? A 2-foot square of drywall or even plaster+lathe would be WAY easier to replace than the tile floor. If you can get underneath, you can bridge around the flange.
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    Isn't there an issue with removing the floor...

    Isn't there an issue with removing the floor drain? It seems to me it's there for a reason, and likely converting it completely to a shower drain will prevent it from serving its original purpose. ...
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    Check.



    Personally I rate chain saws more dangerous than drills.



    Check.
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    ...don't apply, since it was not the guy who...

    ...don't apply, since it was not the guy who hooked up the power who died.
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    It's bad enough that the plumber energized the...

    It's bad enough that the plumber energized the electrical system and killed his co-worker, but he could also have killed electricians, carpenters or others working in other parts of the building. ...
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    a random guess

    My guess is that you are looking at the results of galling that has occurred during manufacture, due to the reduced machinability of lead-free brass, possibly combined with thread dies designed for...
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