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    Read this:...

    Read this: http://www.johnbridge.com/how-to/deck-mud/
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    Will flux corrode copper pipe?

    A plumber told me today that flux left on the outside of copper pipes will corrode the pipe over time. Is this true?
  3. . The riser was at the lowest point in the...

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    The riser was at the lowest point in the system and would never have drained. There's no galv in the system so I wasn't worried about knocking crud loose, and at 100 psi and 2 open hose bibs,...
  4. Understood.....already picked up the piece parts...

    Understood.....already picked up the piece parts at the local hardware. Easy fix.....after you've done it once :)

    Thanks for the help folks....
  5. The shut off valve is working fine. The problem...

    The shut off valve is working fine. The problem is that the copper is near the floor and the water remaining in the lines after shutting off the man is putting head pressure on the riser.

    I fixed...
  6. water in riser....how do i sweat solder?

    I want to sweat solder an elbow onto a riser....problem is after shutting of the house water there is standing water to the top of the riser, as a matter of fact is is dripping slowly out of the...
  7. Would you mind posting a picture of the 3/8" x...

    Would you mind posting a picture of the 3/8" x 3/8" compression couplings you refer to? The end of the braided hose comming off the faucet has a 3/8" female fitting with a rubber washer....doesn't...
  8. How do I extend my faucet flex supply lines?

    I miscalculated and placed my angle valves too low and now the faucet supply lines won't reach....shoulda bought the faucet first. Can I buy supply line extensions? If not I guess my choices are to...
  9. So where can I buy high quality copper pipe &...

    So where can I buy high quality copper pipe & fittings?
  10. OK, thanks....that's what I thought. It's the...

    OK, thanks....that's what I thought. It's the connection from a shower riser to the PBV. Should have swetted the joint, instead swetted a threaded copper connector onto the riser and threaded that...
  11. Can I solder a copper to brass threaded connection?

    I've got a very slow leak from a threaded connection: copper female, brass male. I'm unable to tighten the connection with a wrench. Teflon tape was used in the threaded joint which might be a show...
  12. Guys, I like your idea of installing the waste...

    Guys, I like your idea of installing the waste and overflow first, , and then installing the tub. The problem is that we're installing a 60" 316 lb cast iron tub in a 61" alcove....not an easy task...
  13. Help!! How do I connect the overflow and drain assy to my new kohler tub?

    Once I set the new tub (Kohler Villager) in place I have virtually no access to the overflow and tub drain assy. How do I connect these without cutting a hole in the wet wall and accessing from the...
  14. Help!! How do I connect the overflow and drain assy to ny new kohler tub?

    Once I set the new tub (Kohler Villager) in place I have virtually no access to the overflow and tub drain assy. How do I connect these without cutting a hole in the wet wall and accessing from the...
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    I was looking at a Mountain Plumbling MT1000...

    I was looking at a Mountain Plumbling MT1000 bottle trap in the local plumbing supply store several days ago. I opened it up and it clearly had a plastic interior partition tube. Based on what you...
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    OK, but would you mind telling me why you would...

    OK, but would you mind telling me why you would tear it out?
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    HJ, you bring up some excellent points to...

    HJ, you bring up some excellent points to consider. I'll check the local codes (Palo Alto, CA) to see if bottle dranis are allowed. The supplier said the 2 models mentioned are "compliant". I'll...
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    Looking for comments on bottle traps

    I'm thinking about using either a Mountain MT2000 or Kohler K-9035 bottle trap drain beneath my vessel sink. Any comments on how well these work vs a traditional J-trap? The drain will be exposed and...
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