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  1. Which Brand for Ease of Installation: Shower/Bath Remodel

    OK, I have exactly one bath remodel under my belt. I used Toto parts exclusively for that job, primarily because we liked a particular suite of products (everything has to match). I am now getting...
  2. Here is another pic of an old diverter valve that...

    Here is another pic of an old diverter valve that I had temporarily attached to the Toto shower arm in the picture above. The female end of the diverter has a washer and mated just fine to the...
  3. I did come across this adapter: I am wondering,...

    I did come across this adapter: I am wondering, if it did have a washer in the female section, it might do the trick?
    http://www.groheamerica.com/lib/8/catalogue_p1/gw/lc25/45296000_GW.pdf
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  4. Coupling that attaches the original toto head to...

    Coupling that attaches the original toto head to the toto arm (in the photo) has a rubber gasket (no teflon tape or pipe dope). The threads on the end of the arm do not appear to be tapered. ...
  5. The referenced docs. indicate that the shower...

    The referenced docs. indicate that the shower head assembly with arm attaches to the wall fixture (drop elbow?) with 1/2" npt fitting. My attachment to the plumbing in the wall is not a problem. I...
  6. Non-standard threads for Shower Head Attachment

    I have not gotten too far with this issue (not happy with shower performance, but we would like to salvage at least the toto arm since it fits/matches with the rest of the soiree suite of toto...
  7. I suspect it is a delicate balance between i.d....

    I suspect it is a delicate balance between i.d. of openings, spray velocity and total flow. I'm not trying to supercharge the head (we are on well water and just put in a new septic field), I just...
  8. When we were planning our remodel, I was prepared...

    When we were planning our remodel, I was prepared for making compromises in toilet performance, but I neglected to factor in the possibility that compromises would also be needed when going from an...
  9. The new shower head is a Toto Soiree 2.5 gpm...

    The new shower head is a Toto Soiree 2.5 gpm unit: not sure if it is aerating or not (literature on their web site does not appear to define type).
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  10. Low Flow Shower Head: Interesting Phenomenon

    I am nearly finished with a bathroom remodel, and tried out the new shower today. It seems that the new shower head is producing a lot more water vapor (as compared to my previous shower head which...
  11. And if there are two defects in that thousand,...

    And if there are two defects in that thousand, I'll get the second one.

    Without going into details, this is not the only issue I've had on this remodeling project with our Toto Soiree suite of...
  12. OK, tried a new flapper: still leaked (mating...

    OK, tried a new flapper: still leaked (mating surface of valve seems smooth). Removed flush valve and noticed that rubber/vinyl(?) gasket under flush valve flange was somewhat distorted (i.e.,...
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    OK, 1/2" nipple connecting regular supply line...

    OK, 1/2" nipple connecting regular supply line worked just fine. THanks
  14. OK, now I understand (it must be a leak directly...

    OK, now I understand (it must be a leak directly into the siphon jet area from the flapper valve). Seems easiest to first replace flapper, then troubleshoot the flapper seat. I did run my finger...
  15. Update: Tank Level Dropping, Dripping Continues

    OK, I shut the supply valve off. I marked a pencil line at the top of the water in the tank. About 10 minutes later, the level has dropped, and the dripping continues at about 1 drip per second. I...
  16. I appreciate the response. There are (at least)...

    I appreciate the response. There are (at least) two types of people in the world: those who would be driven crazy by this drip, and those who would not. I am part of the former group,...
  17. Toto Soiree Toilet: Drip, Drip, Drip?

    I just installed a Toto Soiree toilet: it looks great. However, after a flush there is a dripping sound. Its been about a half hour since the last flush, and I still hear the drip. I don't see a...
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    Soiree Lav Faucet with 1/2" supply connections???

    It is a nice faucet: I am in the process of installing one as I type this. Funny thing about this faucet: it comes with attached flexible supply lines that have a 1/2" fitting on the end, as opposed...
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    Shimming a Toto Soiree

    After unpacking our new Toto Soiree, I noticed that the unit seemed to be sitting a little lopsided. After checking both the floor and the unit with a level, it seems that the floor it is...
  20. Clarification: this is a ranch. ...

    Clarification: this is a ranch. Shower/drain/vent are all on main floor, as well as lav (which is on other side of wall where vent line is running). Vent is 1 1/2" and shower floor drain is 2". I...
  21. Tie Into Vent Line for Lavatory Drain

    As a followup to my post below, I have a shower floor drain that has a vent running vertically (up into the attic) in an adjacent wall. On the opposite side of that wall, I have a lavatory that is...
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    I would like to have trap adapters coming out of...

    I would like to have trap adapters coming out of either hub of the double ell. Right now, I have a short length of cu pipe sweated into the ell hub, and then the chrome trap arm sweated into the cu...
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    Back to Back Lavatories

    I am remodeling a bath that has a lav that is back to back with another lav in an adjacent bath (i.e., both baths share the same wall for all plumbing). Attached is picture of fitting that is now...
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    No Doubt, It Was Technique (or lack thereof)

    Yes, no doubt it was technique. As krow stated above, moving the source of heat around the fitting to ensure even heating makes sense, but I never found the need to do that with the small copper...
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    That is precisely what I did: I usually keep the...

    That is precisely what I did: I usually keep the torch stationary on one side of the joint and apply the solder from the opposite side, and it has always worked for 1/2" and 3/4" fittings, obviously...
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