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  1. Thanks. I had figured this out just after...

    Thanks. I had figured this out just after posting. :-)
  2. How to remove plastic strain relief connector?

    I'm replacing a bathroom wall-heater. To replace the wall can, I need to extricate the house wiring from the old can, but cannot easily remove the strain relief connector in the knockout. [The type...
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    Great suggestion!

    Thanks, HJ! I love making a trip to Pacific Appliance Parts (WL May). It's a classic parts store run by real people who want to help. A
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    Thanks, but I already have these documents . I'm...

    Thanks, but I already have these documents . I'm looking for the technical service manual that a professional repair person might use. a
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    Dishwasher service manual needed

    Happy New Year, plumbers!

    We've had our "new" Whirlpool dishwasher (Model GU3600XTSB1) for 2 years. Our old dishwasher required cleaning of filters and disposal blades from time-to-time.

    I'd...
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    Sandpaper?

    Barry, I'd be concerned about using sandpaper on ceramic tile or tub surfaces. Wouldn't it scratch the ceramic surface? lottia
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    No kidding!?!! Here's a list of what I've tried...

    No kidding!?!! Here's a list of what I've tried so far to remove
    That ultra-thin film of silicone from the tile surface:

    Scotch Brite Delicate Care scrub sponge (white, glass-safe) [good, once...
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    Thanks, Cass. Does Polyseamseal come in white? ...

    Thanks, Cass. Does Polyseamseal come in white? lottia

    :) My dog and I are getting to be familiar faces at our local hardware store!
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    Solder-sucker

    I used to assemble electronic circuit boards before most of the process was automated. We used solder-suckers to remove solder. I've used two types--one is just a squeeze bulb of heat-resistant...
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    If not silicone, what caulk?

    Thanks. Why do you say not to use silicone? Other users of this forum recommend it. I'm confused. :confused:

    If not silicone, then what product(s) do you recommend. (I'm a fairly competent...
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    Caulk removal question

    I'm replacing badly installed caulk in a tiled shower. Instructions for the new caulk call for a surface "clean of ... old caulk."

    How clean is clean? I'm now in my second day of removal and...
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    Thanks, Ted. I actually have a...

    Thanks, Ted. I actually have a replacement--flexible aluminum. I haven't worked with rigid vent pipe, but I'm willing to give it a try. I'll return the flex aluminum and buy some rigid material. a ...
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    Thanks, Terry. All my DWV plumbing is to the...

    Thanks, Terry.

    All my DWV plumbing is to the inside of the exterior wall (partly below grade, w/ concrete to 31" above floor).

    To conceal most of the pipes, I've kept supply and waste...
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    Problem: A window in the vicinity of the housing...

    Problem: A window in the vicinity of the housing requires that the outlet box top out no more than 39" above floor level. This would center the faucet opening at 34" above the floor.

    The...
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    Washing machine outlet box

    I' m finally getting around to enclosing the dwv project you-all helped with last year, and I want to install a washing machine outlet box for the water supply/shutoff valves. The stand-pipe is...
  16. Grounding questions: Gas, plumbing, appliances

    After plumbers replaced galvanized with PEX + copper piping in two parts of our house, I noticed that the ground wires for the gas line/water heater and washing machine didn't seem to "go anywhere." ...
  17. Thread: DWV design OK?

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    It would be possible, but very, very ugly to...

    It would be possible, but very, very ugly to build an enclosure for the vent above the counter, which has an integrated backsplash.

    The 45 slope could begin only after we're out from under the...
  18. Thread: DWV design OK?

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    Like this? Also, note the two questions in the...

    Like this? Also, note the two questions in the new diagram:
    1. does a sanitary-tee with 1.5" on top and side, 2" on bottom exist?
    2. Can I use a large-radius 90 below the santee?

    Thanks
    l
  19. Thread: DWV design OK?

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    Revised proposal--any more comments?

    Thanks for your very helpful comments, construct30. Here's how I plan to do it:
  20. Thread: DWV design OK?

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    Plan view and more questions

    Thanks for your comments. The sad thing is this is all plumbed IN FRONT OF THE WALLS (see plan view, below).

    The wall behind the counter is a partition that is studded with the 2 x 4s on their...
  21. Thread: DWV design OK?

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    Yes

    I think so.
  22. Thread: DWV design OK?

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    Not a double vanity

    Not a double vanity. There is a wall behind the counter. The sink that is vented under the counter is actually on the other side of a wall in a bathroom. (The sink on the far right is a shallow...
  23. Thread: DWV design OK?

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    If the new vertical vent line was upstream from...

    If the new vertical vent line was upstream from the rise would it be OK? or do I need two vents when there is a rise?

    Also, can you briefly describe your ideas on better easier solutions?

    l
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  24. Thread: DWV design OK?

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    DWV design OK?

    I'm about to tackle the next phase of an incorrectly plumbed drain and vent for two sinks. Attached are diagrams of the current configuration and two proposed configurations.

    I think the...
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    Plumbing "how to" book(s)

    Hi all,

    Having almost finished my first major DWV plumbing job, I thought it might be helpful to buy or borrow from the library a good all-round book on plumbing: glossary, techniques (e.g....
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