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    I did not mean to cause any issues about the job....

    I did not mean to cause any issues about the job. I was just wondering what the cost to do this repair/replacement would be. Heck now I am wondering if I just should have had the service replaced? ...
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    I am not knocking the plumber, I have used them...

    I am not knocking the plumber, I have used them 4-5 times during bathroom remodels. I just thought it seemed high but not much you can do when water is flooding the front yard.

    It seemed...
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    Thanks, they were here 4 hours @ $200.00 per...

    Thanks, they were here 4 hours @ $200.00 per hour, hell I am in the wrong business. Thanks for the tip but I no plumber around here works on a hourly rate for this job. I called 3 places.
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    Well the plumber came today, the Poly supply line...

    Well the plumber came today, the Poly supply line cracked at the hose clamp where it met up with the copper going into the house. Estimates were as follows:
    $800.00 to repair it.
    $2200 to replace...
  5. The PVC material is less than 1/16 of an inch...

    The PVC material is less than 1/16 of an inch thick, and the handles screw down to the granite top so you will not see any gap. How tight should I tighen the valves to the top? Just enough where...
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    I live in Southern CA. The house is 30 yrs old. ...

    I live in Southern CA. The house is 30 yrs old. We had a pretty good earthquake about 2 months ago and since then the city has had to repair two underground waterleaks on my street.
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    Water main leaking in front yard

    2nd problem of the day. I noticed in the front of my house where the water line comes in the house and the hose bid is that the river rocks I have for ground cover are now under water and I can see...
  8. Installing a moen faucet: PVC gasket vs silicon

    I am in the process of installing a new 8" spead Moen foucet on out new Granite vanity top. My concern was that the instuctions say to use putty to seal the valves and h2o spout in to the granite...
  9. ok that makes me feel better

    ok that makes me feel better
  10. Oops, I let the limeaway in the bowl for 2 hrs

    I have a drake with Sanagloss, I use the limeaway to prevent any hard water build up. I was cleaning all three Drakes when I got a conf call and forgot about the downstairs toilet. I flushed it...
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    One on my (3) drakes did the same thing. Looks...

    One on my (3) drakes did the same thing. Looks like one of the three contact points on the bowl was much lower than the other two and I did not want to crank it down any more. Solution for me was...
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    Need some shower doors

    Anybody in So. Cal have recs for a good brand and installer? I have looked at Century Shower Doors and another Mfg from Lowes. I need to put bi-pass doors in with a header and bottom rail.
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  13. Thread: Toilet install

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    Thanks, I tend to overthink things. As far as...

    Thanks, I tend to overthink things. As far as setting down the toilet pushed strait down but I believe the front of the bowl touch the floor a split second before the rear due to compressing the...
  14. Thread: Toilet install

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    Thanks, yes there was some resistance as I set it...

    Thanks, yes there was some resistance as I set it down. Using the std wax ring I had just over 1/2" of wax sticking out beyond the toilet bottom, I tested that by putting the ring on over the toilet...
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    The Drake is the best. I have (3) with sanagloss...

    The Drake is the best. I have (3) with sanagloss in my home. Nothing beats the flush!
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    Toilet install

    Ok, I don't know why I get so scared of installing toilets but I do. I just put in a toto drake yesterday all seems well. I used the std fluidmaster wax ring without the horn had always used the...
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    Wow, maybe I will just pony up the $$ and have a...

    Wow, maybe I will just pony up the $$ and have a pro do this. I know it's not rockit science, but there is no way for me to see if there is a leak from the hole. The scratch coat under the tile is...
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    How to install a shower arm correctly

    Just finished with a shower remodel, I was going to install the shower arm, but since it's behind the tile now I thought I would ask first. My plumber did the last one but for $150.00 I thought I...
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    I was going to use a 4" flange on the outside but...

    I was going to use a 4" flange on the outside but for some reason they fit too loose on the OD of the ABS pipe. I was concerned the cement was not designed to fill in gaps? It just did not fit snug...
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    Still any reason not to make the donut spacer out...

    Still any reason not to make the donut spacer out of the 3/4" plywood and install first, then tile around it?
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    How far should it go in? I was also considering...

    How far should it go in? I was also considering the twistnset as mentioned rather than the glue on. Glue on is a one-shot deal!

    Here are the photos.

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    Yes I was going to use the 4 by 3 (oatey with a...

    Yes I was going to use the 4 by 3 (oatey with a stainless ring, fits inside the 4" ABS).

    With regard to drilling through the tile, I guess I could do that but by doing so there would be a 3/4"...
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    Toilet Flange install with new tile floor

    Right now the top of my 4" ABS drain pipe is level with the top of the new subfloor. Tile installer said the top of the finished floor should be 3/4" higher.

    thin-set+1/4" hardy backer=3/16" +...
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