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    Thanks Terry! I read the instructions, and they...

    Thanks Terry!
    I read the instructions, and they do say something about putting plumber's putty on the threads, but they are not very clear. I thought they were referring to the threads where the...
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    Leaking drain (pop-up) assembly

    I installed a new drain/pop-up assembly in a new bathroom sink and I can't get it to stop leaking. It seems to be leaking between the Mack washer and threaded section of the pop-up body. I have...
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    Poll: In the past, I've had problems with leaks using...

    In the past, I've had problems with leaks using teflon tape, but never had a problem using paste.

    Last weekend, I had a persistent weep at a 1/2" copper male fitting threaded into a brass union...
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    FYI, it was (may still be) like this in Oregon...

    FYI, it was (may still be) like this in Oregon when I was there last year.

    -Steve
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    Tankless heaters are great for large families. ...

    Tankless heaters are great for large families. My brother installed one about four years ago and has had no problems or complaints. They have three kids, a 9 year old boy and two teenage girls, and...
  6. Thread: Marking ABS?

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    Thanks guys. In this case, I'll be cutting a...

    Thanks guys. In this case, I'll be cutting a couple of sections out of an existing drain line and inserting a couple of combination wyes to accomodate the relocation of a toilet and shower. I...
  7. Thread: Marking ABS?

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    Marking ABS?

    I have a difficult time seeing pencil marks on ABS, especially in the dim lighting in the crawl space under our house. Do the pro's use a some other type of marker, like a lumber crayon or...
  8. Thread: Water Hammer

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    I have a similar problem. I tried installing a...

    I have a similar problem. I tried installing a water hammer arrestor, but it didn't work that well. Hunter makes some slow close valves, model HPV, that are supposed to suppress water hammer, but I...
  9. Thread: cpvc vs copper

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    I'm not a pro, but one thing that has changed (at...

    I'm not a pro, but one thing that has changed (at least here in California) is the flux. The new water soluable fluxes don't work nearly as well as the stuff that was available just a few years ago....
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    Thanks HJ. So I should use brass nipples at...

    Thanks HJ.

    So I should use brass nipples at the wall and dielectric nipples at the inlet/outlet of the tank?

    -Steve
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    Thanks guys. I forgot to mention that there is a...

    Thanks guys. I forgot to mention that there is a brass gate valve on the cold water side threaded onto the nipple at the wall, with another short nipple threaded into the other side of the valve and...
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    Is my water heater installed incorrectly?

    We bought our current house about 5 years ago. The previous owner had a new gas water heater installed just prior to selling us the house. I just noticed that there is a lot of scale and what...
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    Swiss public toilet

    Check this out!

    Attached are photos of a public toilet in Switzerland that's built entirely out of one-way glass. No one can see you in there, but when you are inside, it looks like you're...
  14. Thread: Plumber's Truck

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    Plumber's Truck

    Some of you may have seen this before, but I just received this a few days ago and got a kick out of it.
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    Another DIY'er here. FYI, I installed one of...

    Another DIY'er here. FYI, I installed one of those recessed boxes behind our fridge about three years ago and had the same thing happen; the plastic box melted where the valve was attached to it. ...
  16. Thread: pinholes

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    I tried these and they didn't work very well. ...

    I tried these and they didn't work very well. First, my 30 year old copper pipes had some scale build up that made them difficult to insert without breaking them. Second, when I was finally...
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    toolaholic, I live a little north of you in...

    toolaholic,
    I live a little north of you in Healdsburg (Sonoma County). Not sure I understand your question, but I know the city of Windsor distributes treated waste water (not gray water) in some...
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    Similar to what Jimbo described, here in the San...

    Similar to what Jimbo described, here in the San Francisco North Bay, waste water disposal was (is) a big problem. Several communities here now distribute treated waste water in residential areas...
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    For what it's worth, when our Corian countertops...

    For what it's worth, when our Corian countertops were intalled, the installer used an ordinary hole saw to cut the holes for the faucet and air-gap. Looked pretty simple, as long as you drill in the...
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    We recently installed an American Standard Cadet...

    We recently installed an American Standard Cadet with a 10" rough-in in a very small, newly remodeled guest bath, because its protrusion into the room was one of the lowest we could find. The front...
  21. Thread: Shower Valve

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    I just installed a Price-Pfister valve similar to...

    I just installed a Price-Pfister valve similar to what you described, and it has an adjustable setting for the maximum water temperature. The max water temperature for our valve is set by rotating...
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    These are great. You really gotta wonder about...

    These are great. You really gotta wonder about #85. :eek:

    -Steve
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    You guys know all the tricks.;) It never...

    You guys know all the tricks.;) It never occurred to me to roll the rubber part back onto itself. That sounds a lot easier than what I did. I slid the metal band onto the pipe and then stretched...
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    Fernco makes some for connecting plastic to...

    Fernco makes some for connecting plastic to plastic, and pretty much all other combinations.

    Unlike a tee, a wye directs flow. A combination wye and 1/8 bend functions as a tee but directs the...
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    I'm not a plumber, just another DIY'er, but I...

    I'm not a plumber, just another DIY'er, but I recently had this same problem. The way that I made the connection was to use a no-hub coupler (a rubber sleeve with stainless steel band and hose clamps...
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