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    Thanks again!

    99K,

    Will you send me a check in the mail or just Paypal me?

    ;)

    Actually, maybe I'll just dip into my 401k a little bit. I'll look at my most recent statement now.

    [sound of ruffling...
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    Many thanks to all!

    Except for the advice that has been superseded, I will do everything that's been suggested here.

    Some notes:

    1) There are several sections of the pipe that have been painted already (though not...
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    Asbestos

    Not sure where/how to dispose of it. I figured I'd cross that bridge when the pipes are out.

    For what it's worth, I have a friend who is a chemical engineer who says that asbestos, while no...
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    removing asbestos-covered pipes

    Hello!

    I have a 75-year-old house that was converted from hot water radiation to electric baseboards some twenty years ago (before I owned the place.) The move was done to take advantage of the...
  5. Clarification

    The Fernco donut is not, as such, a coupling. It's a gasket-like thingy that you push into the hub. You then push into it a length of PVC as your new riser. (BTW, the hub, the donut, and the PVC are...
  6. Internal donut

    Jim,

    OK, got it. I was fixated on the concept of an outer Fernco donut (like the one in your link), one that wraps around the cast iron and the PVC. If there's one that goes inside the hub, that...
  7. Swap CI for plastic?

    Jim,

    I'm not sure I follow. If I take the entire riser out, what will the fernco attach to? Wouldn't I be better off cutting the CI, leaving enough riser in place to attach to? Or is there a...
  8. The five-minute plumber

    Well, I really didn't want to call a plumber. And I don't know of any that will charge for only five minutes work. ;)

    I took it off myself. It took me 20 minutes and a 1/4 inch drill bit (I guess...
  9. Moved!

    I moved this question over to the plumbing forum. Didn't mean to, as it were, crash the toilet party.

    K
  10. BTW, photos

    Some pics:
  11. Need fix for a low, rusted, and slightly tilted closet flange

    I'm re-doing a 4x5 1/2 bath in tile and radiant heat. (BTW, I've posted this question to the John Bridge forum, but I came here to look for more input.)

    Issue 1:
    The bathroom is on a crawl space...
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    A(nother) change in plan

    OK. I have a HUGE new wrinkle to add.

    I've just decided to replace the plaster ceiling that is below the shower/tub in question with new drywall. Bringing the supply lines a few inches closer to...
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    Sweating the valve

    What are the disadvantages of sweated connections to a valve that is designed to be threaded. Obviously, removing the valve at a later point becomes an issue (I guess it's probably a good idea to...
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    So my options are...

    Yeah, I thought that the work looked...clean. Looks more like sculpture than plumbing. (Oops! Did I just offend some pros out there? ;) )

    But where does that leave me? Am I left with no other...
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    One more thing

    One more thing.

    The four-port valve I bought (on eb*y) has four threaded male fittings—something that Old Jim at the plumbing supply store said was odd. (When Jim says something's odd, my spider...
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    Copper fittings: elbow AND offset?

    I may need to bring my supply lines closer to the wall where I am installing a shower valve. I'm using copper, and I thought that my only option was to use two elbows on each side: one on each side...
  17. Thanks

    Mark,

    Thanks for the help. :) I'm going to go the way you suggest. Rip it all out, raise the spout and faucet. I assumed that a wedge and longer screws would do, but I wanted to hear from someone...
  18. Plasterguard?

    Jimbo,

    If you're talking about the plasterguard (the gray plastic tophat-shaped thingy that protects the sleeve), it's there. Like I said, everything appears to be there.

    So you're saying that...
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    Coincidence

    Keith B,

    I don't have an answer for you, but I thought the following was pretty freaky.

    I posted about my delta 17 series faucet about 12 hours after you posted about yours. (I didn't see your...
  20. Delta Monitor 1700 (1768) "Graves" tub/shwr valve

    Hello,

    Others have said it before, but thanks to all the experts (and to the DIYers with busted knuckles) for posting on this site. Without it, looking under "P" in the phone book would be our...
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    Clarification

    David,

    I kinda messed up. I'm not tiling the shower. I'm creating a tile surround. The floor will be a regular old tub.

    BTW, thanks to the person who suggested the johnbridge.com site for...
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    Deflecto

    Not sure if this helps (probably not), but you might consider trying it and then posting your question at this site. FYI.

    http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/deflecto.pl

    Keith
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    Tiling a shower ceiling. Tips?

    The shower area of our loft bathroom has a gabled ceiling. The gable (the angle of the roof, that is) starts at five feet from the bottom of the bathtub. I am doing the shower in ceramic tile.

    Is...
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    Insulating a noisy bathtub. How?

    I'm installing an acrylic bathtub. The thing is light and easy to work with, but I'm worried that it will sound like a orchestra's timpani drum once installed. What might I do to insulate it? I...
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    Mortar or no?

    But the installation instructions explicitly say that you shouldn't use a mortar base. They suggest (insist?) that a stringer is the way to go. I'm not sure how both wouldn't be even better, but they...
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