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    I was planning to add a ground wire, but then I...

    I was planning to add a ground wire, but then I was looking at how the sparky ran the HVAC - and I was like , well, if the flex is good enough for the pro, then why do I need to pull the ground for...
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    Interesting...The spark than ran it to the J Box,...

    Interesting...The spark than ran it to the J Box, I would estimate a good 15-18 feet. Then from the J Box leading down to the HVAC.....another 20-25 feet from there,
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    Armoured Cable - Ground

    The AC on the cable serves as the ground in my house circuit runs. Steel boxes-mc/bx cable.

    I'm looking at the wire run that the spark did for our HVAC. Ran flex to a J Box. 3 Wires *2 hots, 1...
  4. Given the option of tank or tankless, which do you choose

    I'm mulling over switching over to tankless in the new crib.
    My hestitation is just the ducts involved which is a major b*t#h.

    Tankless is more money, and I get the capacity of hot water I want....
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    Garage Duty Grade Faucet/Mixing Valve

    Can anyone recommend a mixing valve that is garage rated ? This spring project is to run a hot water feed next to the cold....so I can just mix it and get hot/warm water out of the hose.

    So far, I...
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    Kohler. We have soft water. I've replaced it...

    Kohler.

    We have soft water. I've replaced it once already.
    I'm not sure if it is mineral buildup or just piss poor design
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    I gave up coming back for Round 2......kids...

    I gave up coming back for Round 2......kids needed to shower. Put the trim plate back on, yadda, yadda.

    Going to have to dig through my deep socket set and I'm taking the impact wrench to it....
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    Cheater Bar on Socket

    I'm trying to remove the diverter off the valve body to just put a lil plumbers grease in there.....the diverter tends to stay stuck in when depressed.

    I have the typical plumbers socket set and...
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    I'm not a pro but I would hesitate...

    I'm not a pro but I would hesitate reheating/attempting to add solder to a existing joint...IMO. Copper fittings is cheap in the long run of a reliable connection.

    Sounds like you're overheating...
  10. DW Powder is a whole nuther thread in itself ;-/...

    DW Powder is a whole nuther thread in itself ;-/
    Cascade Platinum or Finnish Quantum are priced fairly similar, but Quantum ethches certain glass in my brief testing...
    I'm still working off my...
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    There's only so much mildewcide allowed by ~law~...

    There's only so much mildewcide allowed by ~law~ that goes in silicone which is not alot.

    SOAP Scum - or the very nature of the beast , it is my perception/belief just loves caulk...
    Granted, I...
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    Sealing Tile Penatrations

    JW and gang -

    What's you secret sauce / technique on sealing tile penetrations..

    The only 2 locations where I use chaulk in the bathroom is around the window and just under the top of the valve...
  13. Tapping Threads in exisiting Risers with Pipe In Place

    Anyone of you ever tap threads onto riser feeds that are in place......

    Option A: Not the Preferred Option just due to where the starting height would be.
    Put Female Copper Adapter and start...
  14. For stronger water pressure.....of course It's...

    For stronger water pressure.....of course

    It's all relative I suppose.

    Dishwashers take 2hrs to complete a cycle these days. Non phosphate powder cleans like crap...
    So I use less water but...
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    For all you pros who see this day in day out,...

    For all you pros who see this day in day out, aside from lack of proper supports, does tradesman use soft copper to run pipe like this and is this considered acceptable practice ?
  16. I ended up drilling it out in a attempt to drill...

    I ended up drilling it out in a attempt to drill and then remove the green part in-whole.
    They have really got it put in. It's thick gauge plastic....that won't bend easily with a pick or needlenose...
  17. Removing Low Flow Restrictor on Kohler Showerhead

    I removed the o-ring off the restrictor that was under the debris screen.
    I tried gently but the green restrictor part does not budge easily - hence the post.
    I'm not sure how Kohler got it in but...
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    Nancy - Go to Toto Showroom. Pickup the real...

    Nancy -

    Go to Toto Showroom. Pickup the real porcelin chips. THEY have them. Bring it back home and compare.

    With the business of the *flowers* you are talking about, I would be more concerned...
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    Hmmmm....I've really yet to read into all the...

    Hmmmm....I've really yet to read into all the comments on this thread.

    I'll attest to porcelain and a proper substrate. Some buffoon...to be un-named, HAS dropped a 14 V drill battery on...
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    JW. Back onto the Stupid Toy Gun Comments....

    JW.

    Back onto the Stupid Toy Gun Comments. The TLS straps where built on the same ~tensioning~ of wire ties for removal. I can't comment about any other system other than the TLS. The design of...
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    I'll admit, I have hd concerns on what ill...

    I'll admit, I have hd concerns on what ill effects the leftover clip has relative to the grout (both in proper coverage). Color is not a issue for for as the only grouts I use is Epoxy.

    Maybe it's...
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    JW : But you use the same system in this pic...

    JW : But you use the same system in this pic :eek:
    http://www.houzz.com/photos/1110186/Best-work-practices-for-a-bathroom-renovation-bathroom-vancouver

    I don't have a horse in this race, but I do...
  23. Aside from DW, Laundry - I thought toilets were...

    Aside from DW, Laundry - I thought toilets were on the hit list of common issues where you may get hammering (not that I've ever had this issue).

    However, after installing the one under the sink,...
  24. Water Hammer Arrestors - Good Pratice to incorporate

    Is Plumbing in Water Hammer arrestors good practice ? -- aka, preventative mitigation of WH.

    About to remodel a bathroom, thinking about putting a Hydra Arrestor right before the toilet valve.
    ...
  25. I spy Dahl 5/8 to Hose Bibs. NICE ! Love Dahl...

    I spy Dahl 5/8 to Hose Bibs.
    NICE ! Love Dahl valves !
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