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    Shower p-trap going dry quickly

    I have a shower drain in a new house that's consistently admitting sewer gas two days after its last use. We have 50% humidity, no heating or a/c running, and none of the other drains are doing...
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    If not used for a long enough period, the water...

    If not used for a long enough period, the water in a trap will evaporate to the point that the water no longer seals the bend in the trap and sewer gases are admitted past the trap and out the...
  3. I had a similar riser replaced, and they ended up...

    I had a similar riser replaced, and they ended up taking out down to the ground. Every time they tried to cut it with a snap cutter, it broke in shards.
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    41 years and not a stain (my parent's house). ...

    41 years and not a stain (my parent's house). Now if only my dad had done periodic maintenance on the valves :p

    Thanks for the advice. I was pondering changing the above-ground plumbing to PVC....
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    Cutting through a 2" brass valve?

    My pool is plumbed in 2" copper. After 40 years, all but one of the brass gate valves has stripped it's stem, and of course, the manufacturer has gone out of business and I can't find a match to...
  6. Thanks for your feedback, Kaitlyn. You're...

    Thanks for your feedback, Kaitlyn. You're correct about it being a custom trim on a standard valve. (the shower mixer was a Champion, as I recall - I'm not sure what the Lav valves were).

    In your...
  7. This was a project for family-friend of 40+ years...

    This was a project for family-friend of 40+ years - someone who'd been a second-mom to me -- profit wasn't a motive.
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    Yep - that's what I was picturing. Curious...

    Yep - that's what I was picturing.

    Curious about the PEX-spout thing. What is it about the PEX that it restricts the spout flow enough to cause a backup out the shower head? Or is the real issue...
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    Roughing in Shower Valve w/ no Mounting

    I've got a mixer and several volume controls to rough-in (multi-head shower), and was surprised to see that there are no mounting bosses on the valve bodies. I can't simply hang the valves off the...
  10. your local big box store should have a 5" wide x...

    your local big box store should have a 5" wide x about 1/8" thick roll of foam wrap. Half a dozen wraps around your pipe will provide the needed expansion room -- and unless you've got a really bad...
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    Standard tub - no motors/heaters/etc. (otherwise,...

    Standard tub - no motors/heaters/etc. (otherwise, I'd definitely provide a removable panel). So it sounds like while a removable front panel would be nice, access through the chase will be...
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    Access to tub plumbing

    I'm building a cabinet front for a drop-in tub, and wondering if I should make it removable for the purpose of future plumbing access. The floor is slab-on-grade, and half the tub projects into an...
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    PEX is about as flexible as a stiff (non-rubber)...

    PEX is about as flexible as a stiff (non-rubber) garden hose. You can get the play you need by either offsetting the supply tap and baseboard connection about 1-1/2 to 2', or using 3-4' of pex to...
  14. I'd reviewed what little info I could find about...

    I'd reviewed what little info I could find about the company, and was worried about future parts from a "small, family-run, boutique manufacturer" (customer thought that sounded "quaint"...I read it...
  15. Anyone familiar with Andre Collection faucets?

    After countless hours of "discussion", customer finally landed on a Kohler faucet collection she liked, for lav's, shower with standard, rain, handheld and body sprays, and roman tub filler with hand...
  16. Toilet flapper still leaking after 2 replacements?

    I've got a toilet flapper valve that's still leaking after replacing twice, with two different brands of flapper. It's a slow leak - like "drip-drip" every 10-15 seconds (I guess I could be more...
  17. Because after getting scalded in the shower with...

    Because after getting scalded in the shower with full hot being delivered on both sides of the valve, no more crossover valves! And with easy access to run a return line, and already having a recirc...
  18. Found my answer here in the Grundfos guide...

    Found my answer here in the Grundfos guide, diagram 3. So it's check valves and balancing valves on both of the return legs before the Tee.
  19. On-demand Hot water return loop w- branch?

    My sister's 7 year old house was plumbed w/ PEX and came with on-demand hot water -- but instead of spending the extra $30 worth of PEX to run a return loop, the builder used a crossover valve (which...
  20. You say that like it's a bad thing :p

    You say that like it's a bad thing :p
  21. All fixtures where closed

    All fixtures where closed
  22. Pressure-balancing valve = cold water on the hot water circuit?

    Will a pressure-balancing valve feed cold water to the hot water side when the hot water side is open? I had my water heater disconnected this weekend, with water off at the main supply. When I...
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    It seems counterintuitive, but holes down. The...

    It seems counterintuitive, but holes down. The pipe in a french drain doesn't act like a gutter, catching water - rather it acts as a conduit - a path through which the subsurface water can flow...
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    PVC can get brittle and hard with age - to the...

    PVC can get brittle and hard with age - to the point that it will shrapnel rather than cut with a "knife-blade" cutter.
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    Grew up with a dark brown toilet and sink in the...

    Grew up with a dark brown toilet and sink in the kid bath, because my mom thought it looked cool (which it did) -- but what a pain in the butt to keep clean. Two days without cleaning and the toilet...
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