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  1. I was sorry to hear about your problems. I'm a...

    I was sorry to hear about your problems. I'm a non-plumber that has by now probably installed about 15 American Standard Cadet 3's. Along the way there have been a few problems but nothing like this....
  2. Thanks for the info. I agree about the seat...

    Thanks for the info.

    I agree about the seat and have generally replaced the cheesy plastic seat they come with, although I have usually bought the tank and bowl separately so I haven't had to deal...
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    Thanks for the answers. The maximum length was...

    Thanks for the answers. The maximum length was described in several places but I didn't see anybody talking about a minimum length. Maybe I should have assumed that if it isn't mentioned there...
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    Trap arm height, minimum tail piece length

    Is there a minimum length requirement for a single bowl kitchen sink tail piece?

    The trap arm center is 25 inches above the floor. The finished height of the counter top is about 36 inches above...
  5. Thank you for the response. - Dave

    Thank you for the response. - Dave
  6. Jakeru's trick of lubricating the nut/washers...

    Jakeru's trick of lubricating the nut/washers seems like it might be a really good idea although the last time I (not a plumber, but I have installed quite a few toilets) installed a Cadet III I...
  7. I just installed my sixth Cadet 3 toilet and was...

    I just installed my sixth Cadet 3 toilet and was careful to note details suggested by some of the posts in this thread.

    The toilet had a few defects:
    1. The toilet seat bolt holes were 5 5/16...
  8. I just read through most of this thread. ...

    I just read through most of this thread.

    Since January of 2008, I've installed three of the cadet 3's in the apartment building I own and a couple of more in private homes.

    One big gotcha was...
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    Interesting about the vent holes. I put in a...

    Interesting about the vent holes. I put in a tube and ran it down to the crawl space in one of the showers that I did. The bathroom above leaked a little bit, possibly from water splashing out of...
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    I am sure you are right about that redwood. Even...

    I am sure you are right about that redwood. Even with my experience which is much greater than the average guys, the kind of clogged drains that I will attempt to clear is very limited. As soon as...
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    My apologies for making so many posts in this...

    My apologies for making so many posts in this thread but this is exactly what did happen to me when I used the thing previously to what I described above. The out rush of sewage hit me square in the...
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    No one knows that more than me. I had been...

    No one knows that more than me. I had been screwing with this problem for about two hours and was seconds away from giving up when all of a sudden the water in the shower pan where I had the pump...
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    I can see where you were going with the red guard...

    I can see where you were going with the red guard on the closet wall and it might in net be a good thing. Over the life of a shower, there's a reasonable chance that there will be a leak at the...
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    This sounds like obi-wan telling Luke to feel the...

    This sounds like obi-wan telling Luke to feel the force.:)

    Thank you very much for the advice, although it sounds like the kind of advice where even if you know the trick you still don't have the...
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    I am not a professional plumber but I have done a...

    I am not a professional plumber but I have done a lot of plumbing type maintenance work on an older building.

    I used one of those devices without success a few times and threw it away.

    Recently...
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    mziese1, You might consider buying a book on...

    mziese1,
    You might consider buying a book on tiling or tiled showers. This is not to say that in anyway this forum or the john bridge forum aren't very useful sources of information that might...
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    Hi sassyav8tr, I'm not a professional plumber or...

    Hi sassyav8tr,
    I'm not a professional plumber or tile guy so my questions are just out of interest.

    Are those half inch or 3/4 inch pipes? Seems like half inch might be kind of small for all the...
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    Do you use a ledger board fiasco. If so how do...

    Do you use a ledger board fiasco. If so how do you attach it in a non-Kerdi shower or was your comment just about Kerdi showers?

    If you don't use a ledger board how do you keep the tiles from...
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    Thanks hj. Your answer was clear. I was...

    Thanks hj. Your answer was clear.

    I was confused because standard hardware stores seem to only carry back to back sanitary tees and yet it doesn't seem like these are code compliant in the most...
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    This is the exact question I spent some time...

    This is the exact question I spent some time trying to get an answer to.

    My copy of plumbing codecheck says back to back sanitary tees are required by the UPC.

    But the UPC actually says:
    ...
  21. ugh, I missed that. That's not very happy.

    ugh, I missed that. That's not very happy.
  22. I am not a professional plumber. I saw what I...

    I am not a professional plumber.

    I saw what I thought was a good idea advocated by people I thought were professional plumbers on another site for using a patch coupling that they made by...
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    You are right and the word bend wasn't quite...

    You are right and the word bend wasn't quite right. I have had trouble with getting a good seal on the sinks with plumber's putty and I'm not quite sure why. The sinks are old and the openings are...
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    I'm not a plumber, but I follow various plumbing...

    I'm not a plumber, but I follow various plumbing forums a bit and have installed quite a few faucets and sinks for a non-professional.

    This issue is a bit more controversial than the postings have...
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    It might be the Pasco Quick Sweat that you're...

    It might be the Pasco Quick Sweat that you're thinking of.

    http://www.toolsforplumbers.com/productdetail.asp?Product=21761

    I'm not a plumber and don't do enough copper pipe soldering to justify...
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