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    Thanks guys, I don't mind changing out the flex....

    Thanks guys, I don't mind changing out the flex. I seem to remember however that the stainless variety of flex could be rebent, unlike the coppers ones.
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    Leak on Stainless flex connection

    My water softener is connected to my copper piping with Falcon stainless flex connectors. One is starting to leak at the 3/4" threaded connection.

    What type of washer do I use to fix this? Is it...
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    I think I understand now. BTW, the "junction box"...

    I think I understand now. BTW, the "junction box" is a small metal work-box attached to a beam in my utility room. All that's inside it is a splice (3 wire nuts) connecting two runs of 10/3. I'm not...
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    Thanks. Yes, I want to do this in compliance with...

    Thanks. Yes, I want to do this in compliance with code, and if I read what you provided correctly, I think it says that if wiring to the junction box does not include a separate ground (true) that I...
  5. Thanks everyone. I bought a 3-pack of GFCI...

    Thanks everyone. I bought a 3-pack of GFCI outlets so all the outlets in my unfinished laundry room will be GFCI, along with the washer outlet near the sink.
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    ROMEX® to dryer outlet - insulated ground?

    I'm relocating my dryer outlet (3-prong), and am replacing the ROMEX® with a longer run (need about 3 more feet). Need to buy the right ROMEX®.

    The existing ROMEX® is 10/2 with insulated ground....
  7. Proximity of washer & dryer outlets to washer valves & tub?

    How close can electrical outlets for washer (110v) and dryer (220v) be to the washer hookup valves?

    The laundry tub is nearby too... What are the electric outlet positioning requirements? Thanks.
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    Does an expansion tank need to be close to the...

    Does an expansion tank need to be close to the water heater? My WH is 30ft away from the meter. There's a good mounting spot near the meter.

    Which side of the water softener should the tank be...
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    Replacing the PRV... Hmmm... looks like a $200...

    Replacing the PRV... Hmmm... looks like a $200 part. I'll have to call around for a gasket, and then take it apart for a look.

    I saw mention of an expansion tank. Is that necessary? What...
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    The galvanized may indeed be restricted, but the...

    The galvanized may indeed be restricted, but the water heater isn't preceded by any galvanized. Water flows from the Copper near the PVR, through a run of Pex to and from the water heater, and then...
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    This isn't a new problem. I didn't even realize...

    This isn't a new problem. I didn't even realize it could possibly be improved until that plumber commented about it.

    The house is old, built in 1914.

    Piping from meter to PVR, and about 4 ft...
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    Thanks. Will I need a gasket? If so, is that a...

    Thanks. Will I need a gasket? If so, is that a Home Depot item or plumbing shop?
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    Pressure OK, but water volume low

    When the washing machine is filling, the water flow at the kitchen sink and other faucets is pretty low. Is this normal?

    We have a Watts 135BM3 PRV near the water meter, no expansion tank. The...
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    OK, I'm just going to replace all the metal parts...

    OK, I'm just going to replace all the metal parts with plastic. Doesn't seem like that big of a job.

    Now, as far as buying "good heavy plastic assemblies," does that rule out Lowe's and Home...
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    Thanks for all the replies. I haven't fixed...

    Thanks for all the replies.

    I haven't fixed the leak yet, but I have pinpointed it. Its not the P-trap, but instead the drain T-fitting where the disposal is connected.

    A plastic piece exits...
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    P-trap gaskets all the same?

    I'm getting some leakage at my kitchen P-trap (all steel, double sink, disposer).

    I went to Lowes and bought a package of gaskets, but I didn't tell the guy whether they were for a steel or a...
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    I just wanted to add my $0.02 to this discussion....

    I just wanted to add my $0.02 to this discussion.

    I'm a normal height person (5'9") and I do NOT like the ADA height toilets, nor does my wife. I like to have my feet on the ground while sitting...
  18. Thread: Wax ring type?

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    A plumber who was resetting my toilet awhile back...

    A plumber who was resetting my toilet awhile back said he didn't like the rings with the plastic funnel because he's seen cases where the funnel caused splashing-back that caused some kind of problem...
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    To each his own, but I could tell instantly how...

    To each his own, but I could tell instantly how much chemical was in the bowl working by the color of the water.

    The way this thing works is that water accumulated in the cartridge reservoir soaks...
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    I tried one of these and didn't like it. I think...

    I tried one of these and didn't like it. I think its poorly engineered. The system can be purchased with either a blue cartridge or a clear bleach cartridge. Same system, different cartridges. I...
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    FYI There is a newer spec sheet on the Drake (at...

    FYI There is a newer spec sheet on the Drake (at toto's web site) that shows the Drake wall-to-tank measurement at 1-1/8", rather than 3/4" as on the old spec sheet.

    That appears to put the...
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    Thanks Terry. That's very helpful. I think I'll...

    Thanks Terry. That's very helpful. I think I'll build a simple wood template to sit on top of the seat to show how far into the room the new toilet will extend. We can get a better feel for it that...
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    hj, Great. I thought maybe with less water...

    hj, Great. I thought maybe with less water washing through the roots, that the solid matter would be more likely to accumulate around the roots, and clog up a bit sooner. I hope that's not the case.
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    Well, we have the sewer "problem" under control...

    Well, we have the sewer "problem" under control (w/yearly snaking). So if there's any chance that flushing with less water will aggravate the problem, I'll just keep the existing old toilet and not...
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    No room for elongated bowl

    We have a pretty small bathroom, and would like an elongated bowl toilet to replace our round bowl unit. Will we really notice losing that 1.5"?

    If so, does Toto have any elongated models that...
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