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    Kohler came through and will send correct R/L...

    Kohler came through and will send correct R/L stems. New issue...
    Working from above to take out the old stem (5/8" deep socket) the assembly below began to turn.
    I have taken the whole assembly...
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    KOHLER Double Handle Lav. set QUESTION

    I have a K-14406-3
    http://www.us.kohler.com/webassets/kpna/catalog/pdf/en/1106616_5.pdf

    Situation: The plumber who installed did it backwards so that the cold (on the right) opens clockwise and...
  3. My household heat is hot water with an oil fired...

    My household heat is hot water with an oil fired furnace. My household hot water source is an oil-fired hot water heater. So I have two burners.
    The motor on the hot water heater burner is giving...
  4. Several questions about water heaters. Oil or heatpump?

    The MarathonMotor on my hot water heater burner is on its last legs. It is an obsolete motor and a quick look, wthout knowing exactly what model I need, shows me new motorsfor burners are in the...
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    An update to the situation...

    I installed the new backwashable sediment filter but there is a possible issue with the FLECK valve. It may be faulty on the out-flow side and I am getting a new one sent as the unit does not seem to...
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    -Above action levels for Dieldren on some Federal...

    -Above action levels for Dieldren on some Federal test. Not a big deal for me. People have different points of view and it is not worth arguing about. I installed this system only because in the...
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    Wow! Thanks very much for your response. I will...

    Wow! Thanks very much for your response. I will wait for the installer to come up his solution and then evaluate my options. Thanks.
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    Stop gaps,measured in years,is OK with me. I do...

    Stop gaps,measured in years,is OK with me. I do not see myself in this place beyond the next pump replacement.
    So what about the other questions? Any thoughts?
    Thanks in advance for any/all imput!
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    A couple of questions-- Fleck 7000

    I posted over in the wrong forum and have a couple of questions for you.
    A brief background:
    This past week I had a two-tank carbon filter put in because my well tested positive for pesticides. Two...
  10. Thanks. I will post over there!

    Thanks. I will post over there!
  11. Several questions Re: new filtration system

    I had traces of pesticides in my well and replaced an old one tank GAC filter, that backwashed, with a new two tank GAC system that has both a pre/post sediment filter as well. I was talked into it...
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    Thanks for the quick responses.

    I do have a shut off inside and the 1/2" line does have a slight drop to it.
    I can't say that about the other faucets,but this one does and right now it is my main concern as I have a project going...
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    Exterior Hose Bib question

    I would like to replace an exterior hose bib with a ball valve,quarter turn replacement. The replacement has male threads that would be attached to my 1/2" copper line.
    A couple of questions:
    How...
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    Oh! The water level seems to be fine when I use...

    Oh! The water level seems to be fine when I use the toilet and get that partial flush action. Really strange. If it happened often I could develop a pattern and give you more information. It is...
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    Nope. All is as it should be with the insides. ...

    Nope. All is as it should be with the insides. It also used to happen with the old toilet but I never paid it much attention.The old toilet was a disaster...key word OLD. Having a partial flush once...
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    Question about an odd flush on occasions

    I installed a Toto toilet in my half-bath. Prior to that I had an ancient AmericanStandard and I could not be happier with the upgrade. The bathroom is not used often but I find that sometimes I do...
  17. Weil McLain Combustion Chamber Replacement Assembly

    Part #386-500-085 for a 68 Boiler.

    Would this kit be pretty straight-forward to install for a homeowner with some basic skills?
    I can get an aftermarket kit for $70 and the oil company wants $400...
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    Could the exisitng piece be something other than...

    Could the exisitng piece be something other than copper?
    The more I think about it (I was just dropping by to browse) the more I would lean towards the product I mentioned.
    Solder is good but even...
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    Try Sharkbite fittings.

    I do not know how much room you have but I have had success with them.That,or PEX. PEX woudl take a whole different skill set and tools as well.
    I like Sharkbite products.
    Good luck.
  20. Will do. Thanks.

    Will do. Thanks.
  21. Toilet for 10" rough-in but with requirements!

    I am tiling a friends bathroom and I think she has a 10" rough-in. I have not measured it exactly yet,but I think that is what she has.
    She wants:

    round bowl
    ADA compliant
    normal install (no...
  22. Thread: PEX questions

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    PEX questions

    Can I use SHARKBITE fittings instead of solder on copper-to-copper?
    Can I use them for galvanized to PEX?
    In general,do they meet most local codes and can anyone offer their opinions of them and...
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    OK. SO I use PEX.

    Sharkbite connections the best?
    If other connections used,what are the tools I will need.
    ALSO,this stuff will be under the cabin but not in the ground,I think.Do critters gnaw on PEX? Can it be...
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    If I went out more than once every few years

    I would engage in serious upgrades but the junction noted (Thanks Rat) might just do the trick. Sweating under that old tinderbox might just be what the doctor ordered in terms of a major remodel!...
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    Are they readily available?

    Like an ACE HARDEWARE? If so,how do they get installed? Sweat on the copper side and threaded on the galvanized side?
    I may have a plumber do it eventually but I alwasy like to save when I can.
    The...
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