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    Maybe I'm missing something, first you said they...

    Maybe I'm missing something, first you said they just sit undet the tub, later you said the back one's lock in place, most of the Old ones I've seen slide into a wedged area with a set screw...
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    Mine is sloped the same way, the idiot installer...

    Mine is sloped the same way, the idiot installer (ME) drilled the hole through 12 inches of brick slanting inside. I couldn't fix the hole at that point and rather than drill another one I put a...
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    My motherinlaw recently had both baths tiled. I...

    My motherinlaw recently had both baths tiled. I got a call that the tile guy told her he wouldn't remove the toilet and she asked me if I would do it. Anyway, I told her I would. She calls back...
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    I think I have the same guy. He's already wasted...

    I think I have the same guy. He's already wasted 2 hours of my time and also ran up my cell phone minutes trying to get free advise. I gave him a price and he proceeded to ask me 100 questions...
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    How's he gonna do that? There was no mention of...

    How's he gonna do that? There was no mention of a contract or a fee for coming out, sounds like he went out for a free estimate, hung around way too long trying to be a nice guy, and then gets...
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    "A cable which gets in a bind can kink and result...

    "A cable which gets in a bind can kink and result in difficulty or innability to control the cable and can cause a machine to move which could conceivably and realistically be destructive to anything...
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    I read another similar post last week and it...

    I read another similar post last week and it seems to obvious that everytime someone changes to a double sink configuration and neither sink drains that its a clog. Wouldn't this mean it was blocked...
  8. Why would a new counter-top and double sink clog...

    Why would a new counter-top and double sink clog the drain?
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    I had problems with mine to. First they come out...

    I had problems with mine to. First they come out just to cap an Island which incidently I got for free cause my sister remodeled her kitchen and they delivered 2 Islands. She told the delivery guy...
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    Sounds all wrong, from your description it sounds...

    Sounds all wrong, from your description it sounds like an S trap, but then you say it goes down to the trap in the basement? This would never drain properly, do you have a vent?
  11. Thread: Bathtub Issues

    by casman
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    I admire that stuff too, keep in mind though, I'm...

    I admire that stuff too, keep in mind though, I'm sure you wouldn't want that Judge showing up on one of your plumbing jobs, helping out for free, playing with your tools and stuff, saying Ya, I've...
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    No, I suppose I could but I think i would have to...

    No, I suppose I could but I think i would have to open the wall, which is behind a 6 foot long vanity.
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    Ya, this is very common and is usually expansion...

    Ya, this is very common and is usually expansion and contraction and the friction between the points of attachment. Mine sounds more or less like a popping or ticking...
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    I don't see this as any different than buying a...

    I don't see this as any different than buying a house with an old roof. These items have a life expectancy right? 54 years I think is a long time for galv pipe, just like with a roof except the...
  15. I'd wait for the pros to chime in, the answer is...

    I'd wait for the pros to chime in, the answer is no you can't do that and more likely than not you will need a seperate drain and vent.
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    Uh, you need an electrician, and stay out of the...

    Uh, you need an electrician, and stay out of the shower until you address this situation. It's not the snow.
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    The stopper things that I've worked with normally...

    The stopper things that I've worked with normally are held in place with a rod attached to the lever. Before removing this type of stopper, you're supposed to go behind the sink drain pipe and...
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    I'm not a pro either, but can't you just use 1...

    I'm not a pro either, but can't you just use 1 ball valve, with built in drain thingee?
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    I fixed mine for 25 cents. The faucet didn't...

    I fixed mine for 25 cents. The faucet didn't leak, but oh ya, I twisted the thing and busted the lines, but I'm not a plumber, they shoulda known better than me.
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    I would use plaster washers with galv. screws and...

    I would use plaster washers with galv. screws and skim coat the wall. I have used this on multiple rooms. One room looked as if they had someone locked in that was trying to get out. Walls had...
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    Is there any reason why you can't run it anywhere...

    Is there any reason why you can't run it anywhere else? I could see maybe running it alongside the pipe but not in it.
  22. Thread: DIY Soldering

    by casman
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    I've always used a light even application of flux...

    I've always used a light even application of flux on both fittings, is it better to use "plenty", as advised above?
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    By right direction with the teflon tape it's...

    By right direction with the teflon tape it's always clockwise, right?
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    Are you sure its from the shower, could be an...

    Are you sure its from the shower, could be an issue with the toilet which could come and go with vibrations due to movement within a room...
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    I had galv with threads into cast and I unscrewed...

    I had galv with threads into cast and I unscrewed the cast and replaced with pvc. I used a threaded pvc fitting with 2 inch pvc and it fit no problem...Did I do this wrong? or am I missing...
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