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    replacing verticle cast with pvc

    I have a 75 y/o 4" cast iron stack that services one bathroom group that needs help. The stack measures 24' from basement floor up through roof. I would like to cut the cast & replace the bottom...
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    Leave ceiling open and start using the bath...

    Leave ceiling open and start using the bath again. Monitor daily until you find the leak. I have seen leaks dry up & "seal" themselves temporarily before.
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    2" miinimum (1/4" per foot)

    2" miinimum (1/4" per foot)
  4. Yeah, with an electric water heater, the setting...

    Yeah, with an electric water heater, the setting is less likely to be tampered with by the plumbers, and your turning it down DEFINITELY wont make your water hotter. It's old enough that just...
  5. DIY'ers aren't the only ones that benefit...

    DIY'ers aren't the only ones that benefit here.....No one can know everything about everything, and reviewing & sharing info is good practice.
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    No pookey...just a tailpiece washer.

    No pookey...just a tailpiece washer.
  7. Did the hot water heater get turned down? I will...

    Did the hot water heater get turned down? I will admit that I have turned a water heater down before to keep it from firing while working on it and "forgot" to turn it back up before I left. go see...
  8. Actually there is a BIG difference in flow...

    Actually there is a BIG difference in flow between different valves of the same fitting size. The U5B is typically my go to residential valve, but with PRV's, one size doesnt fit all. There is lots...
  9. Depends on what "worth it" means. How much...

    Depends on what "worth it" means. How much soldering do you do, and do you do bigger than typical 1/2 & 3/4" stuff? Either of those tips pictured will get the job done. A swirl tip will be faster...
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    Don't go over 90 degrees! :p

    Don't go over 90 degrees! :p
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    not sure you can "caulk" into a broken fitting. ...

    not sure you can "caulk" into a broken fitting. Looks like a pretty simple fix to me.
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    Biggest complaint I see, besides squeeking from...

    Biggest complaint I see, besides squeeking from those "cheaper" valves, is reduced flow. The u5b is a great valve, and has a much higher flow rate. It's my go to valve for most residential installs.
  13. I get that all the time. "I hear water dripping...

    I get that all the time. "I hear water dripping in my wall". Tic tic tic...
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    Do the job once...replace the fitting.

    Do the job once...replace the fitting.
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    The baffle Tee that I am referring to is what...

    The baffle Tee that I am referring to is what Cacher_chick referres to as a "center outlet" tee in the above post. Not a Schedule 40, but the polyethylene ones that come in the typical slip joint...
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    I'm with Donl on this one. I don't have a lot of...

    I'm with Donl on this one. I don't have a lot of faith in those mini arrestors. Just turn the water down.
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    Get rid of that baffle Tee. They're not intended...

    Get rid of that baffle Tee. They're not intended to be used in a vertical position like that, and are lousy in any position IMO. Also, maybe a chunk of the old rusty pipe broke off & is lodged in...
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    House bough by flippers!

    House bough by flippers!
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    Typically takes two stud bays to fit the rough...

    Typically takes two stud bays to fit the rough in. I just finished a job correcting that exact situation. Homeowner was pissed at the cost, and felt I did a bunch of unnecessary work. Smells gone...
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    Thanks Terry, I'll give it a try. I was going...

    Thanks Terry, I'll give it a try. I was going crazy looking for the right chemical to break down the uric acid.
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    You'd have to cut that fitting off as close to...

    You'd have to cut that fitting off as close to the wall as possible, then use a inside pipe cutter to cut the pipe as close to the san tee as possible, then use a ram bit to cut the pipe stub out of...
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    Urine smell inside a wall

    Opened up a wall today to find a horizontal 4" cast drain from a toilet with a broken joint. Manage to get all the cast replaced, but everything is urine soaked, and now that the wall is opened...
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    I've put in several of those. Really nice unit...

    I've put in several of those. Really nice unit for about $180. The thing that confuses me is that I believe it used to be called the pro777. Now it's the 750 & the 777 is available from the box...
  24. If there are no leaks, you did just fine.

    If there are no leaks, you did just fine.
  25. Any way to run the drain line to the kitchen sink...

    Any way to run the drain line to the kitchen sink drain or disposer? That water line is going to have to dealt with as well.
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