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  1. Residential Lights and Outlets on Same Circuit?

    Residential NYC

    Aside from dedicated outlets like those in kitchens and bathrooms etcetera, do you like to mix lighting and outlets on the same circuit or keep them seperate?
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    No. I was talking about supply pipe for potable...

    No. I was talking about supply pipe for potable water. I wanted to replace a short section of brass pipe on the house main to add a T and someone suggested to me I use thread to copper fittings on...
  3. Hi, I'm not sure what you consider the DIY...

    Hi,
    I'm not sure what you consider the DIY soldering kit, but I think what I have would be considered that.

    I think I have a BernzOMatic TS4000

    I might have the TS7000 or TS8000 though. ...
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    Soldering 1.5" Pipe...Any Tips?

    Any tips on how to solder 1.5" pipe? I've done a little soldering on .5 and .75".

    I got a short length of pipe and a couple of half damaged fittings to practice with. I got propane, but...
  5. Soldering Pipe: How Big With Bernz-O-Matic?

    Up to what size standard copper pipe can a regular Bernz-O-Matic propane torch work? How about the Bernz-O-Matic with MAPP?
  6. Sleeve, Chrome, Shower Faucet: Won't Come Off

    How in great blazes do you remove the chrome sleeve off a shower (hot water) faucet that doesn't want to come off? (to access the stem to change a washer.)

    I tried turning if off with a channel...
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    I measured the riser and it's 2.25" OD so I guess...

    I measured the riser and it's 2.25" OD so I guess that's a 2" pipe. I think the main horizontal main is 3". I'm not sure how a plumber would fix that tee if it broke, but I have an arc welder and...
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    Sounds like steel is a lot more versitile. And...

    Sounds like steel is a lot more versitile. And with steel wrenches I will need to spend that much less time in the gym. I'll stick with steel. Cheers.
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    Hi CHH, Thanks for the guidelines on wrench...

    Hi CHH,
    Thanks for the guidelines on wrench sizes. I got only one connection to remove that's 2" or 2.5" so it sounds like I'm on the borderline with the 24". I got oxy-acetylene handy too so I...
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    OK. Sounds like Ridgid is the only way to go. ...

    OK. Sounds like Ridgid is the only way to go. I picked up a steel 24" Ridgid on ****. Got it for $29 and the teeth look pretty OK as far I could tell from the picture.

    Are even the...
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    Hi. Is Ridgid really the only company that...

    Hi.

    Is Ridgid really the only company that makes a solid, good quality pipe wrench?

    To give you an idea of what I mean by solid, good quality--that is what I consider Craftsman sockets and...
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    Hi, I'm not a plumber but I am a small real...

    Hi,
    I'm not a plumber but I am a small real estate owner who tackles some small to medium size jobs on my own so I do want something that will last. I don't go for buying the same tool more than...
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    Pittsburgh Pipe Wrenches Any Good?

    Are Pittsburgh pipe wrenches any good, such as the 24" aluminum one from Harborfreight? http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=39606
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    Hi Gary, When you say I will go through several...

    Hi Gary,
    When you say I will go through several disks, are you talking about the regular metal cutoff blades or diamond blades? Cal said to use diamond blades. I didn't think it would use up even...
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    Hi George, Ya, this pipe is in the ground. I...

    Hi George,
    Ya, this pipe is in the ground. I have to excavate to get to it. But I'll keep your advice in mind for any riser work I do in the future.

    Hi Cal,
    When I tried to cut this pipe...
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    Hi Mark, It looks like cast iron. I don't even...

    Hi Mark,
    It looks like cast iron. I don't even know what Duram steel is. What is it?
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    Cutting Into 6" Extra Heavy Soil Pipe

    I'd like to cut into the soil pipe in the floor of my basement for the purpose of tying in a drain for a toilet and sink. The house and thus the pipe is 97 years old. The pipe is 6" and is about...
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