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    Aloha Terry! Great pictures and beautiful new...

    Aloha Terry! Great pictures and beautiful new family! It appears that your daughter married a kama'aina (long-time resident). He is even wearing rubber zoris ( flip-flops)!! :) Congrats!
  2. I can appreciate the op's concern about leakage...

    I can appreciate the op's concern about leakage at the shower arm/elbow. Just a few days ago, my wife discovered a wet floor opposite the wall where this junction is located. I changed that shower...
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    I installed the Panasonic FV-08VQ5 WhisperCeiling...

    I installed the Panasonic FV-08VQ5 WhisperCeiling 80 CFM fan in both my bathrooms a few years ago and I think I made the right choice. My bathrooms are twice the volume as yours and it does the job...
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    I don't know if this will help but you might want...

    I don't know if this will help but you might want to read this thread. I used that Lexel sealant that was suggested and I have not had a leak since...and it's been 3 1/2 years now!! It is very...
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    Interesting how this thread developed into the...

    Interesting how this thread developed into the question of integrity of a sweated joint in a closed system! Here is my 2 cents worth... I ran into this problem not with plumbing but with the gas...
  6. Bondo might work, also. Besides auto body...

    Bondo might work, also. Besides auto body repair, I've used it on dry wood termite repair. Never tried it on pvc, however. It's strong stuff and sandable unlike epoxy.
  7. Thread: Sink drains slow

    by Hardt
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    After replacing my lav faucet a few of months...

    After replacing my lav faucet a few of months ago, it drained slowly. It drained slowly with the old system, too. When removing the old pop-up assembly, there was a lot of hair & crud snagged onto...
  8. I recently replaced my lavatory faucet and it...

    I recently replaced my lavatory faucet and it came with a brass drain pipe that extends about 5" below the drain hole. The faucet kit also came with the plastic pipe that has the hole and fitting...
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    My 2 cents is not about the copper pipe/ stop...

    My 2 cents is not about the copper pipe/ stop valve compression fitting (I do believe, as HJ said that you don't have to be too delicate when you tighten this nut) but at the other end... flexible...
  10. Thread: Faucet Brands

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    Delta faucets are one of the brands recommended...

    Delta faucets are one of the brands recommended on this forum because replacement parts are readily available. I've replaced my kitchen faucet with a Delta and recently this Delta Lahara stainless...
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    I have the exact model bathroom lavatory faucet...

    I have the exact model bathroom lavatory faucet and shower valve and I bought them in the early '90's. It is called "ceramix" and the p/n for the cartridge kit from the original installation...
  12. Giving you advice on this particular problem is...

    Giving you advice on this particular problem is beyond my realm of knowledge and experience but I had to compliment you on the beautiful pictures!! Also, I'm going to follow this thread because...
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    FWIW, I had the same problem and could not remedy...

    FWIW, I had the same problem and could not remedy it by caulking. No matter what I used, it would start leaking in a few years. My gutters are aluminum and I suppose it is subject to much expanding...
  14. Hj, yes, I have not been in many restaurant...

    Hj, yes, I have not been in many restaurant kitchens, much less fixing things in them! This thread reminds me of the comedian (possibly Rodney Dangerfield) whose line goes something like this "Are...
  15. Sometimes it's best to be ignorant... I've been...

    Sometimes it's best to be ignorant... I've been watching Chef Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares on BBC America and oftentimes he uncovers unbelievable filth in these restaurant's kitchen!!! I'm getting...
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    FWIW, my daughter in Washington state had a bill...

    FWIW, my daughter in Washington state had a bill of about $750 and they were, of course, shocked! They called the water utility and the responder just said ok and cancelled the whole bill! There...
  17. Oh, I forgot to mention that I have a faucet...

    Oh, I forgot to mention that I have a faucet before the PRV and its psi is 100+ and its great for spraying off moss, dirt, etc of the sidewalk, rock walls, etc. So I would think twice about reducing...
  18. FWIW, I wouldn't bury in underground...it will...

    FWIW, I wouldn't bury in underground...it will corrode faster and possibly shorten its life and you wouldn't have easy access to it to adjust the pressure.
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    Dana, yes I use potable water in the collectors....

    Dana, yes I use potable water in the collectors. I'm surprised that a solar hot water system would not be cost effective in Ca. I would have thought that even with marginal subsidies from the...
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    Hmm...I haven't read anything about all the tax...

    Hmm...I haven't read anything about all the tax credits that come with installing a solar hot water system! My first solar system was installed in 1980, 120 gal 4 panels for $4200. After federal...
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    Lead toxicity in plumbing, second-hand smoke,...

    Lead toxicity in plumbing, second-hand smoke, amalgam (mercury) tooth fillings, radiation from the sun, exposure to mold,formaldehyde in the home, etc. Wouldn't it be interesting to see a table...
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    Thanks Howard for the tip... after reading your...

    Thanks Howard for the tip... after reading your post, I went out and bought a 5 oz squeeze tube of Lexel white. For those who might want to try this sealant, this stuff does not go on as easily as...
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    Need advice on caulking shower enclosure.

    I installed a round shower enclosure kit a few years ago and it has always leaked at the sides. It is basically, two wall sides that join at the corner, a base, one stationary curved wall and one...
  24. Thread: Water Filters

    by Hardt
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    Faucet water filter

    I installed a Pur FM-9500 3-stage water filter 2 years ago. We use city water and at first I could not tell the difference between filtered and unfiltered. But after a couple of weeks, I could...
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    FWIW, if I were in your situation I would...

    FWIW, if I were in your situation I would seriously give Furd's suggestion a lot of thought. Having a person house-sit and be able to monitor whatever might happen would really ease my mind. If you...
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