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    Crimped copper connections?

    I was just at a local parade of homes and one of the $1,000,000+ houses had lots of interesting plumbing to look at.

    One thing that I had not seen before was a 2" supply from the city for a single...
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    Sharkbite vs. John Guest?

    Is there much difference between the Sharkbite fittings and a John Guest fitting? It seems like installation is the same; I am just wondering if there are folks that have used both and have a...
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    I had some plumbers out to quote me the price of...

    I had some plumbers out to quote me the price of replacing my galvanized pipe with something more modern. Both of the plumbers stated that they would use PEX for the remodel work. They said that they...
  4. I picked up a few of these just to see if they...

    I picked up a few of these just to see if they were any better or made installation easier. They are about 2-3 times the price of conventional fittings but the ones that I got seem to be holding....
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    It could be either the vents or a blockage...

    It could be either the vents or a blockage farther down the pipe somewhere. There is also the chance that something is stuck in your vent, bird, squirrel, duck etc.

    I had an unusual slow drain...
  6. The seal should be water tight and this is...

    The seal should be water tight and this is usually done by the application of a wax ring. However, when I demolished my 75 year old toilet prior to a remodeling job, I was surprised to discover that...
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    Mixing materials in DWV

    I know that it's not good practice to use dissimilar materials when soldering, cementing, or chemical welding.

    What about compression fittings?

    I have ABS in the wall for drainage. Can I use...
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    Is there any chance that the water is coming down...

    Is there any chance that the water is coming down an exterior wall form outdoors? Do the drops appear when it rains outside? Can you stop using the water in that room for a couple of days to see if...
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    If you are concerned about the speed of heating...

    If you are concerned about the speed of heating look at the type of gas you are using and the type of fitting that you are heating. I use a propane torch and it usually takes 5-10 seconds for the...
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    Sorry to hear about the hot water issue. While...

    Sorry to hear about the hot water issue.

    While I am not nearly as experienced as most of the guys on this forum, I would have a hard time believing that you problem is due to hard water buildup in...
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    Turns out you guys were correct. This project...

    Turns out you guys were correct.

    This project required the purchase of a 14" and an 18" pipe wrench. Also, I had to squirt some penetrating oil on the threads and wait a few minutes. Once those...
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    Also, be careful when you tighten the bolts to...

    Also, be careful when you tighten the bolts to the toilet, the drain to the sink, and the faucet to the sink. I have a good friend who has cracking enamel in every place that a bolt or screw could be...
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    Galvanized supply pipe removal

    I re-plumbed most of my basement about a year ago with CPVC and it has held up well. Up until now, I have been able to go around the existing galvanized supply lines without touching them but I...
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    Motivation

    Dear Terry and other pro's who post,

    Thank you so much for all of the advice in these forums. I have learned a ton from reading about all of the issues that other DIYers have. It's good to know...
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    Thanks for the feedback. I did some research...

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I did some research on John Guest fittings and they do indeed look very similar to the Push 'n Go fittings. Push 'n Go is available in 1/2 and 3/4 inch sizes as well as...
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    I am currently in the same boat as you (Novice,...

    I am currently in the same boat as you (Novice, galvanized, leaking etc.) I am in the middle of a bathroom remodel so I was able to remove the drywall behind the sink and then I hired a local plumber...
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    Push 'n Go Fittings?

    Just curious if anyone has used a new product called Push 'n Go? They are available for sale here in Wisconsin at ******* which is a regional home improvement store.

    The manufacturer says that...
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