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    Problem solved - thanks for the advice. I must...

    Problem solved - thanks for the advice.

    I must have left the mounting bolts a bit loose originally or the toilet got moved by some 2-ton Tessie. All's well now and I sealed around the front 3/4...
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    That could be part of the problem. This is a...

    That could be part of the problem. This is a bathroom reno done 2 years ago which had vinyl floor originally. Ripped out the K3 subfloor and replaced with plywood then tiled. Likely the top surface...
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    Thanks. The flange is firmly attached to the...

    Thanks.

    The flange is firmly attached to the subfloor (3/4" plywood with 1/2" overlay for tiling, relief cut around the flange). I originally used a thick wax seal with the dreaded plastic collar...
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    Torquing the flange bolts

    I did a quick search but came up empty, so:

    How tight is right for the two bolts holding the toilet to the flange? The fear of cracking the bottom of the porcelain is pretty high, especially when...
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    I had a Frigidaire Gallery unit that was pretty...

    I had a Frigidaire Gallery unit that was pretty noisy when configured as recirc but was quieter when externally vented. Squirrel cage blower was pretty efficient. Intake screens were small and got...
  6. Or this: ...

    Or this:

    http://www.gorillaglue.com/home/gorilla-tape/product-detail.aspx
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    It's a code requirement here (6mil), and Alberta...

    It's a code requirement here (6mil), and Alberta is extremely dry ambient. Strangely though, contiguous vapour barrier around exterior wall electrical boxes is required during renovations, but not on...
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    Theirs. The original option: buy it at fixed...

    Theirs. The original option: buy it at fixed price or the equivalent total months rental up to that amount can be applied to purchase and it's mine. ~10 years equivalent on a depreciating asset...
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    I rent a water softener for C$20/mo. The only...

    I rent a water softener for C$20/mo. The only additional cost is salt, about 10 bags/year.
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    Really. My office building runs 100/1G ethernet...

    Really. My office building runs 100/1G ethernet throughout, all inside metal conduit with about 60 home runs to the switch room. The conduit originally housed 25 pair telecom wire for the old Nortel...
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    There's a remodel forum, but: 1) is your...

    There's a remodel forum, but:

    1) is your subfloor strong? If not and the tiles move, the grout will crack
    2) how wide are the grout lines? Wider lines need sanded grout.

    HTH,
    AD
  12. Or shoulder washer.

    Or shoulder washer.
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    Best caulk for acrylic window?

    My office has an bronze acrylic dome window (late '70s installation - ugh!) and the silicone caulking has failed. What caulk sticks best to acrylic? It's west facing if that matters.

    Cheers,
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    Tell me about it. The company I work for is an...

    Tell me about it. The company I work for is an electronics manufacturer and we went RoHS-6 compliant last year at great expense. Several US states are going down the same path as Europe (Cali for...
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    BTDT... I found that the sprayer connection is...

    BTDT...

    I found that the sprayer connection is easier to do if you feed the hose up through the counter and tighten it before seating the faucet on the sink rim.
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    I once saw one on-line that didn't require a...

    I once saw one on-line that didn't require a switch to operate but haven't been able to find it again. As soon as the HW tap was opened, the pump unit sensed the flow and turned on the pump, sending...
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    Slow hot water - long run

    Any comments about using a device like this to give quick hot water at distant taps without the water waste of letting the tap run? I have a 3 storey house with the master bath about as far from the...
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    OK, now the drain is corrected, the dishwasher is...

    OK, now the drain is corrected, the dishwasher is fubar.

    After re-installing and noting the drain line was kinked just aft of the attachment to the DW, removal saw all kinds of white flaky crud in...
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    Tore it out in the end and extended the...

    Tore it out in the end and extended the attachment to the vent and added an offset at the floor with a 45 and street 45. The old stack was pretty much straight in line with the edge of the cabinet...
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    I'll snap a shot today so you all can see. ...

    I'll snap a shot today so you all can see.

    Perhaps tearing into the wall isn't such a bad idea since the damage will be behind the dishwasher.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks all, this appears to be a very active...

    Thanks all, this appears to be a very active board. I'll be sure to come back with future problems.

    Seems I may have touched off a bit of a firestorm - farthest from my intentions.

    Peace and...
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    I'd prefer to cut out and re-run the line, but it...

    I'd prefer to cut out and re-run the line, but it is completely inaccessible behind finished walls, both in the basement and in the kitchen (outside wall). To compound matters, the vent is dog-legged...
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    Thanks - that does look like an expensive tool....

    Thanks - that does look like an expensive tool. Do you think there'd be a chance of being able to cut the fitting off close to the pipe's end then slot and peel the outer flange away from the pipe?...
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    Kitchen sink drain pain

    Hi gang,

    First post on a plumbing forum - usually cars and hifi postings.

    I'm in the middle of a kitchen renovation at my brother's place. The problem: I need to re-do the DWV connection for...
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