So, what specifically does flux do?
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So, what specifically does flux do?
actually I was referring to this:
Ok, I finally did this yesterday and am very happy with the result. I can shower while the dishwasher is running, etc.
One odd thing that I am curious about though. The only two things that share...
Looking for a good sillcock and opinions on the frost free type. The ones I saw at Lowes didn't seem to open well at the inside end.
Also I was assuming I would be running 3/4" to the sillcock...
The electrician suggested that if I replace the galvanized, I could just connect the three to a ground that goes down and connects to the water supply or the box ground on the box.
Actually the phone is grounded to another section under the house which is a differant issue.
If I remember correctly, when the walls were open during the bathroom remodel. It was a ground coming...
I'm about to replace the galvanized pipe in my 1945 house. I was up in the attic where the water heater is and noticed several ground wires that connected to the cold water supply that comes up from...
The measurement from the center of the waste pipe to the wall, but not the baseboard since the furthest back part is the tank which would be above that.
I bit the bullet and purchased some off of ****. I hired a plumber for a bathroom remodel and he left the supply line for the toilet with a plug instead of a valve. It was cheaper to get the tools...
Can you explain how the Oatey tinning flux is differant and why you said it's like cheating? Are there any drawbacks to it?
Would that not minimize the advantages of the larger main lines considering you would have longer runs of 1/2" supply lines?
Thanks for the input. What do you mean by homeruns?
I opted, maybe wrongfully, to go with the compact tank in order to fit a 10" rough in. Seems the flush is less than desirable. I have to hold the handle down longer than seems normal.
Is this due...
Soon I am going to replace all the galvanized pipes in my house and originally intended on using a combination of copper and PEX. My water heater is in the attic and I had planned on using 3/4 copper...
Being new to sweating copper I tried the EZ ones. I found that after doing a few traditional ones I liked them much better becuase I could actually see when the solder was being sucked in and I have...
turn the water before Winter and leave it off until Spring :)
I did all of my connections outside at a work bench taking alot of time to do them properly. I only had to do two in place and one leaked. Luckily, somehow I was able to re-solder the connection...
What kind of torch is suggested? I had difficulty with the blue propane tank getting the copper hot enough to melt the solder without the flame on the fitting.
I'm getting alot of practice sweating copper thats for sure. I've learned alot in the last day doing just about everything wrong. Today I get to re-do it all correctly. :D
I read on here somwhere that when using the thread tape for fittings that you need to hand tighten and then use a wrench to turn a couple more time. Well I did that and ended up actually twisting the...
you live, you learn...now I know I could have done the work myself and done it better. I suppose I can make an access panel and at least put some sort of bracing or shims between the pex and durock...
Was it the compact bowl that allowed in to fit the 10" rough in or the actual cadet model?
I'm thinking about cutting an access panel and replacing the pex with braced copper down into the crawlspace where I can connect it to the PEX.