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    Why do sink traps leak?

    I find and plumbers tell me that 1 1/4" traps always leak or its a roll of the dice. Any tricks? Sometimes I replace em and they are fine other times they leak at the unions and I have to use teflon...
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    I prefer phenoseal you can get it white to match...

    I prefer phenoseal you can get it white to match the sink. Put some under it set it and connect your drain check to make sure the sinks where you want it and then put a beat around the outside of...
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    I live outside Philly, lead joints are still done...

    I live outside Philly, lead joints are still done all the time in the city. They can't use PVC or copper down the city. People will come in and steal the pipes.
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    I know I am bumping, I am looking to buy a...

    I know I am bumping, I am looking to buy a running rope. I have been pouring alot of lead joints lately, on this site whats the difference between the 2 ropes that they are selling?...
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    Isn't 2" code for a stall shower? 1 1/2" for tubs...

    Isn't 2" code for a stall shower? 1 1/2" for tubs only. Hense its a 2" pipe.
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    That black ring inside the pipe is part of the...

    That black ring inside the pipe is part of the old wax ring that comes with a new one that purchased at most home improvement stores. It should be removed and discarded. It should just be sitting in...
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    In post # 5 I see a washer drain and sink on 2" I...

    In post # 5 I see a washer drain and sink on 2" I didn't know you could put both fixtures on 1 line. Thats ok?
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    Not trying to hijack this thread, but in...

    Not trying to hijack this thread, but in reference to the toilet hackery in the second photo, How do you make that right if you want a 90 there instead of a combo tee or santee but you still want the...
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    wow! Tell me how you really feel!

    wow! Tell me how you really feel!
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    Anyways can we all stop acting like prema donnas...

    Anyways can we all stop acting like prema donnas and just check my bad drawing out?
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    wow! this site ain't like the Jonbridge forum at...

    wow! this site ain't like the Jonbridge forum at all. Sorry if I don't have better software to draw up a picture.


    Gary,
    you must live under a rock.

    My Tiling skills are terrible too!
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    call a roofer my friends a roofer he installs...

    call a roofer my friends a roofer he installs vents all the time.
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    Peter, Why is that a bad idea to vent the...

    Peter,

    Why is that a bad idea to vent the Toilet?
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    Is this kosher?

    I am helping a friend who bought a house with the plumbing. I love to plumb when I don't set tile and have gotten pretty good. Is it kosher to install a 4" pvc soil adapter into a cast hub pack it...
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    Speaking of primer, how do I apply it so I keep...

    Speaking of primer, how do I apply it so I keep the job neat? I always get purple all over the place. Whats the trick to a neat job I am anal but purple primer is pretty much acetone and thin and I...
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    ok, thanks so this is the only way to fix, or can...

    ok, thanks so this is the only way to fix, or can i cat out at a straight length and attach a fernco and convert to pvc? Or is that a half assed way to do it.
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    Any luck with this project? I am 20 minutes from...

    Any luck with this project? I am 20 minutes from Philly if you want it done right. Yo Richie!
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    Probably better off with a whole new waste and...

    Probably better off with a whole new waste and overflow. I put one in today, I'm not a plumber so it is possible but I wouldn't recommend this for a beginner at all.
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    Tile for shower floors is usually a mosaic type...

    Tile for shower floors is usually a mosaic type 2x2 or 4x4 hand set (meaning the 2x2 is on a mesh sheet and the larger isn't). All tile for shower floors should be a matte finish this makes it less...
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    I don't need 10 ft, can I get a ft from a supply...

    I don't need 10 ft, can I get a ft from a supply house then sweat it back into that old elbow and put the brass closet flange back and give it room for my mud and tile? Or can I use a copper flange...
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    2 questions

    OK,

    first off happy new year. I put a tub in for a friend today and installed an american standard mixer valve soldered everything in and wanted to test it out. Well I tuned it on and nothing...
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    yea i got a variety of screws 3 or 4 inchers...

    yea i got a variety of screws 3 or 4 inchers thats a given thanks for the heads up sewer rat:D
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    Street Flange Question

    Hello guys,

    I know I'll get ripped on by someone I always do when I post here. I am doing a bathroom over and the existing closet flange will be too low its CI. I am going to break the flange off...
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    everyone and there mother that lives here breaks...

    everyone and there mother that lives here breaks the rules but thats besides the point, i am looking for suggestions here not the obvious on how i can set this water up to save one shutoff trip not a...
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    woah! way to jump down my throat! i have been...

    woah! way to jump down my throat! i have been soldering for 7 years now on and of, its not my first time fellas. I pour and pack my own lead flanges when i do mud jobs in older homes, i have no...
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