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    Noisy hot water heating pipes

    I have a friend who had her part of her basement re-modeled and now the pipes for the baseboard heating that run through the walls in several spots make noise when they are working. Can sleeves be...
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    undersink padding

    Working under sinks is a bit of a pain and that looks like it would be very useful but I found that I needed a little cushioning so I made up a pad by gluing several layers of very dense upholstery...
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    Thanks, I appreciate all the info. - Don

    Thanks, I appreciate all the info. - Don
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    Thanks, I was told to not use anything and have...

    Thanks, I was told to not use anything and have followed that advise but was wondering why? - Don
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    compression fittings

    I recently had to re-use the old ferrules when installing some replacement valves and had trouble getting them to re-seal, finally got them set. Is it adviseable to use eiter teflon tape and or paste...
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    Great information. The old galvanized was 1/2"...

    Great information. The old galvanized was 1/2" throughout, with the new copper I ran 3/4" mains to bath, kithchen and utility then necked down to 1/2" so that is a factor also. Had to clean out a lot...
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    Thanks, I appreciate the info. If we put in the...

    Thanks, I appreciate the info. If we put in the insulation I will time the difference in temperature rise at the faucet. Just curious how much of an effect the insulation will make. I have a digital...
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    value in insulating hot water pipes

    Wondered if there is any value in insulating copper hot water lines? Seems that it takes longer for the sink water to get hot with copper after replacing old galvanized lines. Any thoughts would be...
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    dis-similar metals

    I am replacing some old galvanizd water lines and behind the shower single handle faucet copper was run down about a foot to chromed unions which then joined to the old galvanized. Can I join the...
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    Thanks for the info. There are a couple of...

    Thanks for the info. There are a couple of plumbing supply places near the house that will probably carry them. This is a great site. - Don
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    Options with galvanized pipe

    I am replacing some galvanized pipe and have reached a point where I am ready to remove the old 3/4 galvanized where it feeds out ont of the basement to supply water to a converted garage. There is a...
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    The faucet is a Delta 1700 about 4 years old. It...

    The faucet is a Delta 1700 about 4 years old. It has both flow and temp controls both rotary type and a push button diverter. Shower flow is ok but tub is low particualarly the hot by itself. Saw a...
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    I will check it tomorrow when I am there, and get...

    I will check it tomorrow when I am there, and get more info. Thanks - Don
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    Single handle delta clean out?

    The flow on the tub spout of a single handle delta tub shower faucet has slowed way down, shower head flow is fine. Some other plumbing work was done in the house which has a lot of old galvanized...
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    Steam shower manufacters recommendations

    Looking for a few manuafacturers of quality steam generators for a residence. Old unit died. Approximately 300 cu' and one outside wall Suggestions appreciated. Thanks -Don
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    All good suggestions

    Thanks everyone for all the good suggestions! I had to retighten the top locking ring using the little plate tool that comes with it, instead of a screwdriver I used my large channel locks and put...
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    Rugged, that tool is probably just what I need, I...

    Rugged, that tool is probably just what I need, I have used very large channel locks in the past but this one is just so restricted, really a bad install, cutting the floor joist and all. No or...
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    tool for oatey brass shower drain

    I am looking for a tool that will tighten the oatey caullkless shower drain bottom ring which has the little studs instead of the hex type nut. This drain is up above the flooring and there pipes...
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    I am not a pro but helped a customer of mine...

    I am not a pro but helped a customer of mine research tankless sytems about a year ago and with thier high water usage it did not make sense for them. The real killer was the need for additonal...
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    Everything is already in place but when the sink...

    Everything is already in place but when the sink started leaking I was asked to look at it and found the craziest plumbing arrangement I have seen. As I looked at the piping and makeshift...
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    Rough in height for bathroom sink?

    I was looking on this site for basic rough in dimensions. At what height should the drain for a bathroom sink be? I have a friend who is experiencing problems with a set of bath sink drains that is...
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    Thanks for your reply. I will have to wait till...

    Thanks for your reply. I will have to wait till the water clears to see what the set up is, it has been raining here and the irrigation ditch is like chocolate milk. I think the problem is that the...
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    Self cleaning sump

    I have a relative who now has to take care of her own property and she has a 2'x2' cement pump housing that sits in the side of the irrigation ditch she draws her lawn water from. Her pump sits...
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    air gap no check valve

    Hi, I am having a problem with an air gap fixture, it is mounted on the sink with the dishwasher discharge line coming into the bottom and a line running from the gap to the disposer. The gap has...
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    Thanks, I understand now. I will probably take...

    Thanks, I understand now. I will probably take this old unit just to see for curiosity's sake. - Don
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