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    yes i do have water dripping down into the sink...

    yes i do have water dripping down into the sink cabinet if i let water go pass the faucet base plate.

    I have Moen brand. The gasket is not white foam. I think it's more a white/clear thick...
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    watertight seal between faucet base and sink

    just moved into a new place. And found out one bathroom faucet base is not watertight sealed. It already has some kind of white plastic gasket underneath the base plate. I think i have 3 options...
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    thanks for the response. Do you think it can...

    thanks for the response.

    Do you think it can cause problem down the road ?

    It's a new townhouse but i doubt that the warranty department will do anything about it since it's not a leak :(
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    shower pan making popping noise after shower

    after a shower, i hear loud popping noise coming from the shower pan.
    This can go on for half an hour or so... but not frequent... maybe like 5-6 popping noises total during half an hour..

    I'm...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Since I'm not a pro,...

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Since I'm not a pro, I would not try to solder anything directly into the threaded holes of valve body. If I messed up, the expensive valve body would become useless.
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    Thanks for the reply. Just came back from Home...

    Thanks for the reply. Just came back from Home Depot...

    #2 - I see they have copper male adaptor (one threaded end, the other end for soldering). This is a lot cheaper than using union +...
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    redo pipes behind tub wall

    My current tub is the one piece tub/surround. I'd like to change it to tub and tile the surround. It turns out I'll need to redo all the copper pipe connections and valve body behind the wall.
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  8. Thread: bath fan duct

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    bath fan duct

    There are 3 types of metal sheets (that you roll into duct) available at Home Depot

    1) very thin aluminum
    2) galvanized
    3) thicker galvanized

    I chose #2. But then the Home Depot guy said I...
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    size & location of tub access panel

    I don't have one...have never seen one before...

    I have a typical fiberglass one-piece tub/surround. The other side of the drain is the closet of a bedroom. So i can open up the drywall....
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    I thought having the dishwasher connecting to the...

    I thought having the dishwasher connecting to the 5/8" opening of the special tailpiece is the typical way.... What's the other alternative ?

    BTW, i'll be using an air trap. So the vinyl tube...
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    it is actually 2" and 1 1/2".... As a newbie, i...

    it is actually 2" and 1 1/2".... As a newbie, i eyeballed the OD and thought that was a 2 1/2" and 2" :)

    Anyway, i got the the installation completed. Here are some pics... See how much I have...
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    Thanks Randy. One more question I forgot to...

    Thanks Randy.

    One more question I forgot to ask

    4) because the bowl is 9" deep. I have to shorten the two tailpieces in the attempt to get the center outlet piece slightly higher than the wall...
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    kitchen sink plumbing question

    Hi,
    Everything is PVC. Here is the current setup. The drain pipe coming out of the wall is 2 1/2". Then a reducer coupling to a 2" pipe. Then a 2" J-bend, and finally an adapter that connects...
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    how difficult is replacing this bathtub

    Hi,
    I have this type of one-piece acrylic/fiberglass tub/surround bathtub. I'm hoping to replace it with a "generic" bathtub (from HD or lowes) and then tile the surrounding. How difficult is...
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    thanks for the response... i'll go with putty...

    thanks for the response...
    i'll go with putty then....
    If the faucets/sink drain/strainer already have rubber gasket, should I put plumber's putty underneath the gaskets ? Or should I take out...
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    use of 100% silicone sealant

    i'm going to be installing new faucets, bath sink and kitchen sink, kitchen bowls... Is it recommended to use silicone sealant
    1) under bath pop-up drain
    2) kitchen strainer
    3) underneath the...
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    okay thanks... the PVC flange i currently have is...

    okay thanks... the PVC flange i currently have is kinda think (maybe 1/4" thick). With the flange sitting on top of the finished floor (tiles), it'll be about 1/4" higher than the finished floor......
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    proper flange height

    Hi,
    long story short - after re-doing the floor, I realized the flange is now too high (maybe 1/4" inch too high). The flange and pipe are both PVC. Because the floor is done, it's very difficult...
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