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  1. NOTE: If you can find out what model valve you...

    NOTE: If you can find out what model valve you have and get the installation instructions (available online too) it makes it easier to figure out by knowing if it comes with a pressure testing cap,...
  2. I wonder if you you have iron pipes feeding that...

    I wonder if you you have iron pipes feeding that bathroom.
    If you do, it could be one or both are partially blocked (like arteries in an 80-year old man).
    In a pressure balanced valve, if just one...
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    Either defective , or some debris (lime, solder,...

    Either defective , or some debris (lime, solder, etc) got into it after install.
    That happens to me every once in a great while, and occasionally after another plumbing job was done in our customers...
  4. When you see an experienced plumber in action, it...

    When you see an experienced plumber in action, it gives new meaning to "snake handler" :)

    Don't get bit - Call a plumber!
  5. Anyone know of a universal 'slide-hammer' style...

    Anyone know of a universal 'slide-hammer' style cartridge removing tool?
    If not, maybe i can make a million bucks :D

    Right now i am developing a cartrige removal "Handy Kit":

    Large vise grips...
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    Yeah - that 3/4" is a radical tilt! If anything...

    Yeah - that 3/4" is a radical tilt! If anything it should tilt in just a tiny bit.
    Most tubs will allow a tiny inward tilt (to avoid water running out and onto the floor) and still have good...
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    Only use no-hub couplings with a metal sleeve and...

    Only use no-hub couplings with a metal sleeve and NOT the grey Fernco.

    Here is a way to avoid having to make a hole in the wall behind, as you can tighten the no hub coupling to the original...
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    By the "wrench " i think you mean the steel piece...

    By the "wrench " i think you mean the steel piece witht the slot for tightening the 'castle' nut. Yes, you can throw that away after you are done. I prefer to use two screwdrivers in an 'X' to...
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    It also may be that debris, or even a ball of...

    It also may be that debris, or even a ball of solder, is blocking the hot side inlet to your valve. I have seen this happen few times after hot water heater replacements.
    If so, hopefully there is a...
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    thanks - I did replace the catridge, ran a wire...

    thanks - I did replace the catridge, ran a wire through the port, and blew through the copper pipe leading to the valve. That part *seems* clear ... at least enough so the mixed pressure through the...
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    Pressure differential

    I have a friend .... no ... really!
    She has a Delta pressure balanced valve about 3 years old.
    She has galvanized supply lines and quite low hot water pressure.. but her cold water pressure is...
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    You are using primer? I can knock a fitting off...

    You are using primer? I can knock a fitting off if i act quickly but most often i find that if i have twisted a connection and in 15 seconds i realize the angle was off a bit, it is too late! i have...
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    I will give some responses to "bump" your post...

    I will give some responses to "bump" your post and see if others reply.
    ( I have the feeling that posts with at least one reply will attract experts eager to save others from bad advice :)

    I am...
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    Using a pipe wrench on the bonnet nut while...

    Using a pipe wrench on the bonnet nut while backing up with another on the valve body works well, but often there is not enough room for the thick jaws of a pipe wrench for backup and i use...
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    I just got back to this thread , and i think i...

    I just got back to this thread , and i think i know the trap adapter you mean.
    (see pic below)

    That is designed to adapt from a 1 1/2" PVC trap up to the smaller diameter 1 1/2" Polypropylene...
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    LOL ... i clicked on your "eliminate bad advice"...

    LOL ... i clicked on your "eliminate bad advice" link.

    :cool:
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    Thanks for spreading the tips on caulk, Howard....

    Thanks for spreading the tips on caulk, Howard.
    Do you ever feel like standing in the local hardware, steering customers away from inappropriate caulks for their projects?! LOL

    I am glad to hear...
  18. Yeah, it is a nice feature. Center temperature...

    Yeah, it is a nice feature. Center temperature dial in the center of the rotating pressure lever handle. Seems to work pretty good, but of course different users like different temps, but still.. a...
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    At first I thought the problem started when...

    At first I thought the problem started when Southern Man mistook what Jadnashua said about most not having a volume control as being part of the code, but then he seemed to persist with the same...
  20. Spacegazr: I guess this isn't the kind of space...

    Spacegazr:
    I guess this isn't the kind of space you like to gaze...
    I like the idea suggested of going in from behind to take the stress off that wall, too.
    You can brace it, but that just adds an...
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    Sounds like you may need a whirlpool style...

    Sounds like you may need a whirlpool style drain/overflow.
    They are usually Schedule 40 and the stopper is cable-driven.
    There is a picture on page 44 of this at Keeney:...
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    Hi Billy, The best caulk I have used in the...

    Hi Billy,

    The best caulk I have used in the past for wet areas of the bathroom is 100% silicone with a mildew inhibitor. (i know... How can it be 100% silicone if it has anything else in it? ;) )...
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