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    wiping solder with string knit glove

    I wear an all-cotton string knit glove on my left hand ( I'm right-handed ) when soldering. The cotton is enough to insulate against brief contact with a hot copper pipe, and it's easy to quickly...
  2. Best Practices - above code, or "in my house"?

    Hi,

    I have learned a lot from this forum and I want to thank all of the people that contribute. I've finished remodeling one of my bathrooms, rebuilding the shower and converting the dwv pipe...
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    Try a local plumbing/ pipe supply house, look at Nibco website

    Joe,

    I also encountered an unusual fitting in my bathroom remodel. You can try looking up the fitting on a manufacturer website like Nibco - www.nibco.com, they make plastic fittings.

    I found...
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    hard water is bad news for tankless heaters

    Here's a report I found on tankless vs. conventional hot water heaters. It's the most thorough and objective writeup I've seen:
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    angle stops - sweat or compression?

    Hi,

    I don't know if this just comes down to personal preference or if there are some fundamental reasons why angle stops should be either compression fittings or sweated to the supply lines. I'm...
  6. using unions in shower valve plumbing, yes or no?

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    I am redoing a small bathroom, and I've finished the demolition down to the studs and joists. I'm getting ready to rough in the new supply lines to the toliet and sink, but I have questions...
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