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  1. Bingo! They are inundated with that kind of thing...

    Bingo! They are inundated with that kind of thing because of their excessively lenient return policies, and of course it is the honest and responsible customers
    who end up paying for it. I, for one,...
  2. What a ridiculous statement. It is the RARE water...

    What a ridiculous statement. It is the RARE water supply system that doesn't have numerous "dead ends" in both the supply pipes and fixtures, and there is no
    danger from "stagnant" water (whatever...
  3. Thread: Drain noise

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    Well, all drains make "noise" to some extent,...

    Well, all drains make "noise" to some extent, it's not clear that anything out of the ordinary is happening from your descriptions. If air is actually "bubbling" back into
    the toilets or other traps...
  4. Usually escutcheons like that just unscrew, or...

    Usually escutcheons like that just unscrew, or sometimes are held down with a "nut" that unscrews. Did you check Kohler's website for
    installation instructions for those models?
  5. Thread: Drain noise

    by kreemoweet
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    It looks to me like the red arrow is pointing out...

    It looks to me like the red arrow is pointing out where someone has improperly connected a small drain (from a lavatory?) to the
    pressure discharge pipe of the sump pump. Bad news! You're lucky its...
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    The National Electrical Code specifically states...

    The National Electrical Code specifically states that "roofed open porches" are to be classified as Damp Locations. In my part of the world, that
    classification is more than justified, but I suppose...
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    Built-up p-traps are generally made up of a 90...

    Built-up p-traps are generally made up of a 90 plus street 90. The short bend promotes "scouring", so sediment and deposits are minimized in the bend. The plumbing
    codes REQUIRE no-access drains to...
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    I don't know why you find it hard to believe the...

    I don't know why you find it hard to believe the frog came from the sewer. The sewers are full of critters. I have personally found big 'ole rats in toilets three times, that could
    only have gotten...
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    The "illegal and dangerous" bit comes from the...

    The "illegal and dangerous" bit comes from the fact that your installation poses the risk of contamination of your (and the public's) drinking
    water supply with whatever nasty pool of water your...
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    Not much info to go on here, maybe you could clue...

    Not much info to go on here, maybe you could clue us in? What kind of valves? New, old, REALLY old? What kind of supply tubes?
    Chromed copper? Brass? Flexible? What kind of connections at valve and...
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    Pipe fittings generally require the use of TWO...

    Pipe fittings generally require the use of TWO wrenches to install and remove. In your case, a large adjustable wrench on the valve, and similarly on the
    flare nut you're trying to detach....
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    Either it was not really PVC pipe or the glue was...

    Either it was not really PVC pipe or the glue was not really PVC cement. I've seen stuff like that happen when somebody used that
    bogus "all-purpose" pipe cement.
  13. Thread: Light Pole

    by kreemoweet
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    Yes, they do, and most of them are illegal....

    Yes, they do, and most of them are illegal. Moreover, they quite frequently are dangerous, ignoring well-established safety
    standards for light fixture construction. I don't think UL is in the...
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    How come only ONE bathroom downstairs?!

    How come only ONE bathroom downstairs?!
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    Glue&Screw is fine. Find the highest point on the...

    Glue&Screw is fine. Find the highest point on the existing floor framing, and set all your joist scabs level with that. A horizontal
    laser makes it all EZ.
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    It's simply not true that the guards are always...

    It's simply not true that the guards are always set flush to the finished surface: it depends on the valve. It's always a bad idea to set the valve
    at one extreme or the other of the allowed depth:...
  17. There's millions of people looking for free...

    There's millions of people looking for free stuff: all kinds of stuff. Put an ad on Craigslist, its free. If you lived closer, I'd come get it 'cuz I love
    tall toilets.
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    Tight enough so that it don't leak, what else can...

    Tight enough so that it don't leak, what else can we say. The bolt will shear off or pull through the plastic before it breaks the pipe.
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    A leak that can not be detected by the usual...

    A leak that can not be detected by the usual practical tests, does not exist for all practical purposes. Let it rest. If you start smelling
    gas after the line is put into use, you can continue the...
  20. I would be asking why there is such a large void...

    I would be asking why there is such a large void under the toilet flange, and why is it so wet? Did you say there's a 30- year old
    lead bend going down under the flange? Hmmm, do you think it could...
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    Your experience seems strange: the use of rubber...

    Your experience seems strange: the use of rubber "donuts" to transition from platic pipe to CI hub is bog-standard, and every plumbing supply joint
    and Lowe's and Home Depot around here carry them....
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    Push-in (Wago-style) connectors are handy for...

    Push-in (Wago-style) connectors are handy for making those pesky ground connections; you can get 'em with up to 8 holes.
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    It's not only acceptable, it's required if you're...

    It's not only acceptable, it's required if you're using a plastic box. There are many ways to physically attach the wires, what you show looks fine.
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    Ground wire (EGC) connections are no different...

    Ground wire (EGC) connections are no different than any other wire connections. Never heard of "rabbit ears", but if its a listed wire splicing device,
    and has the capacity for the number and size...
  25. Nothing says you have to follow the route of the...

    Nothing says you have to follow the route of the old pipes.
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