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    Jim, Sounds like Nashua has changed in the...

    Jim,

    Sounds like Nashua has changed in the last few years. Regarding condos, I bought my condo for $102K in 1984. At one point, it was worth almost $150K. When I sold it (1993-94, I believe),...
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    JAD, Hi. Yep, it's acrylic. Good tips on the...

    JAD,

    Hi. Yep, it's acrylic. Good tips on the cement. Looks like I'll be mixin' mud in the near future.

    Thanks,

    Dan.

    p.s., How is Nashua these days? I hope the economy is better. ...
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    Help with Kohler Tub Install Challenge

    Hi. It's been a long time, but I'm still plugging away on my master bath. There's lots of progress including:
    - Shower is tiled
    - Heat mat, then ditra, then tile installed on floor
    - Tub deck...
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    Removing Grohe Ceramic Cartridge

    Hi. I'm installing a Grohe tub filler set into a deck tub: http://www.grohecatalog.com/product/25049/. According to the instructions, the ceramic cartridge (Item 6 and 7 in the parts list and...
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    I have no problem with copper. I can use copper,...

    I have no problem with copper. I can use copper, but where it's located, PEX would be easier.

    Regarding PEX, AFAIK the metal fittings only come in brass or bronze. And it's the brass fittings...
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    99K, Thanks. I'd be happy to do that but I...

    99K,

    Thanks. I'd be happy to do that but I can't find a local vendor that sells PEX around here except the big box stores. And they sell Zurn fittings. Any suggestions for a local vendor in the...
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    Zurn PEX by Non-Plumber

    I need to install some shut-off valves in four inbound copper pipes from the main feeder pipe to the bathroom, and to connect deck-mounted tub filler and valves to the inbound copper pipe. Because...
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    Jim, Thanks. Great feedback! Regards, ...

    Jim,

    Thanks. Great feedback!

    Regards,

    Dan.
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    Toilet Flange Hole Size

    A somewhat strange question about the size of the hole in the sub-floor for the toilet flange...

    The toilet drain pipe is roughed in and sticks up through the sub-floor. The pipe is ABS and is...
  10. Terry, Thanks mucho. Obviously the first...

    Terry,

    Thanks mucho. Obviously the first order of business is getting the drain cleaned. Do you know of a good company in the Bellevue\Kirkland area that cleans drains?

    After the drain is...
  11. Toilet, tub, and sink draining very slowly. Need help!

    Hi. Our guest bathroom toilet, tub, and sink are draining very slowly. A plumber gave us a free etimate to fix the problem. :confused: (I don't believe in "free".) The plumber said the old toilet was...
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    Jimbo and Jim,

    Thanks. It turns out that there is no gable end wall. After thinking about this some more, I'm going to have roof vent caps installed. Besides providing better ventilation, it...
  13. Bathroom Fan Vent in Washington State - Soffit Vs Roof

    Hi. As part of a bathroom remodel, I installed new Panasonic vent fans (2) in the bathoom. :) When tested with NO ductwork attached, they were quiet and sucked a lot of air. That's the good...
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    Great feedback! Thanks.

    That said, I found something else about the toilet plumbing. It looks like the drain and vent connections are very close to the flange. I'll take pics and post tomorrow.

    Thanks again,

    Dan.
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    Is this not an easy project?

    Hi. Thanks for the feedback.

    Yes, I believe the flange is glued to an ABS pipe. Regarding brass, I assume plumber1 is referring to orange part in the pic. (I don't see any brass fittings...
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    Toilet Flange Installation for Dummies?

    Hi. I'm a newbie here and have limited plumbing experience. I need help with a toilet flange - I think it needs to be replaced.

    I'm remodeling our bathroom and replacing the bathroom particle...
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