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  1. Bending 3/8" copper tubing with a slight flat spot.

    We relocated our dishwasher during our remodel to the other side of the sink so I'm running new 3/8" copper tubing for the hookup. I'm using the slip on springs to make the bends but still ended up...
  2. Thanks for the input! There has been a lot of...

    Thanks for the input! There has been a lot of design and engineering going into the newer toilets these days. We picked one up at a big box store, it was the cheapest they had and listed as the...
  3. Looking for a Kohler Portrait Toilet from the mid '90's, K3490

    Any suggestions for a dealer that may have the Kohler Portrait K3490 (Tank is K4590 and bowl is 4217) that was made around 1996 or 1997? Toilets have come a long way in terms of flushing and this...
  4. I decided to just redo the 3" line and replace...

    I decided to just redo the 3" line and replace the current 3"X"3"1 1/2 sanitary tee when I put in the new sanitary tee for the utility sink. With that in mind, I did notice the 3" line is reduced to...
  5. Adding an additional drain waste line to an existing line.

    Greetings!

    I was hoping to get some advice and or confirmation on adding an additional drain waste line to an existing line for a utility sink in my garage. There is a 1/2 bath on the other side...
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    You were right on target HJ! The stainless steel...

    You were right on target HJ! The stainless steel ring conformed much more than the PVC being pushed down and no shims were needed. I do realize what went wrong and why the piece went on crooked in...
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    Thanks for the quick response HJ. It will go...

    Thanks for the quick response HJ. It will go down slightly, but I'm worried about the stress it will put on the rest of the pipes. Or will the stainless steel ring bend a bit? If not, I guess some...
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    crooked PVC toilet flange

    I've been remodeling a bathroom and went to install the PVC toilet flange on and it set crooked! The right side is a hair off the tile but the left side is ~1/4 inch up off the floor. If I screw it...
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    My plumber left me with a flange that would fit...

    My plumber left me with a flange that would fit into a 3" pvc pipe, not the hub of the elbow. I found the instructions he left me and it was to cut a piece of 3" PVC pipe and solvent weld it into...
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    I have the floor in, and it measures 2 inches...

    I have the floor in, and it measures 2 inches from the top of the hub (and by hub I assume you mean elbow) to the top of the finished floor. I would need to take off about 3/4 to 1 inch of the...
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    What if the elbow is too far down for the spigot...

    What if the elbow is too far down for the spigot to reach?
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    Thanks for the quick reply! I'm starting to get...

    Thanks for the quick reply! I'm starting to get a better understanding. I measured from the inside part of my elbow (where the pipe would rest) to the top of the finished floor, and it is 3.5". Do...
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    Hi guys, thanks for all the replies. There maybe...

    Hi guys, thanks for all the replies. There maybe a bit of confusion, at least I know I'm confused! :confused:

    From my understanding, necking down on a toilet flange is frowned upon and should...
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    Toilet Flange: Is this ok?

    I'm remodeling my bathroom (completely gutted) and am getting ready to tile. The toilet drain elbow was replaced, and my plumber purchased a fit inside flange. He left with my a piece of pipe to...
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    The instructions you linked to are very close to...

    The instructions you linked to are very close to the ones I have that came with the tub, but aren't identical. Mine don't talk about running the cement board to the apron but it does spell out not...
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    My idea is to use some 1/4" plywood in the low...

    My idea is to use some 1/4" plywood in the low areas followed up with some self leveling compound to flatten the floor. See the orange area. Then use some 1/2" cement board that extends underneath...
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    Exactly. It's the American Standard Princeton...

    Exactly. It's the American Standard Princeton from Home Depot. The directions state that no mortar bed is to be used, and it would void the warranty. In addition the directions show only one 2x4...
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    The front left corner is off by 1/4", front right...

    The front left corner is off by 1/4", front right is off by 3/8, and back right is off by 1/4
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    Wood SubFloor Flattening

    My floor has a bit of a slope to it and I'm trying to figure out the best way to flatten/level the floor prior to installing the tub. This is a 60" x 30" tub and the directions state to attach a 2x4...
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    Drain Waste Valve for Tub

    I'm remodeling my bathroom and have completely gutted it save the plumbing. I purchased the following drain waste valve,

    http://www.watts.com/pro/_productsFull.asp?pid=1430&ref=1

    and I was...
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