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    Success - I wanted to let you know that I've had...

    Success - I wanted to let you know that I've had success, thanks to all your advice.

    Thanks again,

    Steve
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    Thanks for all the replies, you've been a big...

    Thanks for all the replies, you've been a big help.

    Once again - this is a great web resource you have here.

    Steve
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    That's why I'm here:D Thanks for the reply....

    That's why I'm here:D

    Thanks for the reply.

    Steve
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    What about stripping the threads on the threaded...

    What about stripping the threads on the threaded adaptor?

    I'm guessing from what you've posted, the heat from soldering the threaded coupling to 1/2 stub probably expanded the coupling enough to...
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    No, I wrapped the tape, threaded and tightened...

    No, I wrapped the tape, threaded and tightened the threaded adaptor onto the hosebib, then soldered - is that a problem?
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    Copper Threaded Adapter Leaking

    I haven't been on the forums for quite a while - no plumbing projects until now! Great site.

    I'm installing a frost-free hosebib. I used a threaded adapter with 2 wraps of teflon tape to connect...
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    10 Immutable Laws of Home Repair

    Firstly, I want to thank all those who contributed to answering my questions.

    Secondly, after having completed several major renovations over the past few years, I wanted to share this little bit...
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    Thanks for the replies. Terry, I didn't...

    Thanks for the replies.

    Terry, I didn't unsolder the fitting at the wall, because I've always thought it to be bad practice to reuse copper fittings. I thought long and hard about cutting back...
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    Humnh....... so how would I go about fixing it?

    Humnh....... so how would I go about fixing it?
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    Thanks dcelite, that is a fantastic solution. ...

    Thanks dcelite, that is a fantastic solution. Only problem is - small city and the plumbing supply doesn't have it/ says they can't get it. Mind you this is the same place that charged me $50 Cdn...
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    My problem was that I soldered everything up...

    My problem was that I soldered everything up based on a [very careful] mock-up of the drain - BUT without actually completely installing the sink and doing the dry-fit, like you suggest.

    Growl. ...
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    Bath Vanity Doesn't Line Up - part 2

    In the original post, I was questioning how to line up the drain http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32644

    I've made progress, but the trap is still not lining up - it's 1/2 inch off...
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    Ripping open drywall is more work than I had...

    Ripping open drywall is more work than I had planned on at this stage. I'm assuming that there would not be any problem with my proposed plan of extending the stubout at a 45 degree angle? ...
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    It is 1 1/4 copper. First I was going to fit up...

    It is 1 1/4 copper. First I was going to fit up ABS threaded to a 45 degree to a ABS trap - but I ran into a problem - after all the ABS fittings I'd need to transition the stubout would be so long,...
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    Sorry - yes, the picture is taken from the top of...

    Sorry - yes, the picture is taken from the top of the vanity, looking down where the bowl of the sink will be.

    Steve
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    New vanity drain doesn't line up

    I'm doing a bathroom reno and I've got a bad case of the drain stubout doesn't line up. There is 10 inches sideways distance from stubout to where the new drain will sit. The stubout comes 5 inches...
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    Bathtub Drain Hair Catcher

    I recently installed a new bathtub with a pull-up drain. I used to have a little metal basket that I custom fit to the drain. I went out and bought a plastic strainer like this, but it is not big...
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    Another tip that I learned from my tile supply...

    Another tip that I learned from my tile supply store is that when you caulk the tub-to-tile joint, you should fill the tub up with water and leave it sit over night. That will prevent the caulk from...
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    I was able to get a 3 inch + 4 inch with a...

    I was able to get a 3 inch + 4 inch with a coupler, male threaded on both sides. Came to just the right lenghth.

    Steve
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    The story worked quickly with the manufacturer to...

    The story worked quickly with the manufacturer to get a replacement. Nobody has offered any reasonable explanation as to how this crack might have developed. I guess I have to let bygones be...
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    Acrylic Bathtub Crack

    I am in the middle of a bathroom reno. I completed the tub installation about a week ago when a nasty cold kept me from installing the ceramic tile surround - good thing because today I noticed a 4...
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    I tried "rocking" the drain before tightening the...

    I tried "rocking" the drain before tightening the nut underneath. The drain remains significantly off plumb. The only solutions I can see are either (1) shiming the sink 1/4"; or (2) returning the...
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    Vessil Sink Drain Alignment

    Ok, so now I'm ready to install the vessel sink on the lavatory cabinet. The grid drain is installed, but the drain is off plumb. I loosened and re-tightened the grid drain to make sure it wasn't...
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    Excellent advice on the shims - it looks much...

    Excellent advice on the shims - it looks much better with the shims in the back side, and it makes the toilet very steady.

    Thanks for your advice - this is a great site.

    Steve
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    Shimming Toilet

    Installing a new toilet, and it appears that the toilet drain flange is not level and slightly above the floor grade. The floor is level. The front of the toilet sits about 3/16 above the floor and...
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