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    I just measured the inside diameter of the two...

    I just measured the inside diameter of the two bowls to prove they are different sizes. However, they are the same.... as you said. I wonder why the II looks smaller than the 1 to me? Perhaps the...
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    Ultramax II: The Same, Only Different?

    I recently purchased and installed a Toto Ultramax II because I really liked the regular Ultramax I had. I found that they were quite a bit different in appearance and perfomance even though their...
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    Crud. Assembly was a bitc*. Disassembly and...

    Crud. Assembly was a bitc*. Disassembly and reassembly will be a pain too. Well, like you said, its all part of the learning process. Thanks Terry.
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    Do I have to start over?

    I completed the valve installation only to find during pressure testing that I neglected to solder one each coupling joint to the tub and shower pipes. When I went back to solder the two joints, I...
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    Valve Fitting Advice

    I request valve fitting advice. As you can see, I've cut off the old valve and have around 1/2" clearance between the 4 pipes and the new valve. I was expecting to slide the couplings up the top...
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    Thanks. Won't the water drain out of the cut...

    Thanks. Won't the water drain out of the cut pipes and open faucets inside the house?
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    Thanks, Terry. If I understand you correctly,...

    Thanks, Terry. If I understand you correctly, the job will be alot easier than I thought.

    You are saying that I only need to cut the 1/2" pipe at the old valve and use couplings? I will be...
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    Sodering Advice

    Well, I've taken everyone's advice and opened the wall behind the mixer valve. The piping is a little more complex than I anticipated, so I request advice how to proceed.

    My tentative plan is...
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    Thanks, Terry. I'll be sure to keep obvious...

    Thanks, Terry. I'll be sure to keep obvious flammables away from the torch, keep a barrier between the drywall and torch (tin foil?), and have a fire extinguisher next to me. That panel looks...
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    OK, I will.

    OK, I will.
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    Thanks! And thank you for your patience. ...

    Thanks! And thank you for your patience. However, there is another issue that prevents me from starting this job. I'm hoping that there is a procedure that will allow me to complete this job from...
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    If I understand correctly, 1/2" copper pipe can...

    If I understand correctly, 1/2" copper pipe can be soldered into the threaded fitting of the valve? I can use the threaded valve without using threaded connectors? That would make things alot...
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    I thought that might be the case. I don't mind...

    I thought that might be the case. I don't mind opening and repairing drywall...it's getting to that drywall that is problematic. I'll have to reconsider my plan.
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    You are right, the Delta set I purchased from HD...

    You are right, the Delta set I purchased from HD is threaded. Why in the world do these valves have threads? One with solder connections would be much better.
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    Shower Mixing Valve Replacement Advice

    I would like to replace an old Delta mixing valve with a newer one. Does it look like I have enough room from the front without having to cut drywall in the back? I couldn't find a YouTube video...
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    Thank you all for your responses. Terry, based...

    Thank you all for your responses. Terry, based upon my description above, does it sound like my toilet operates properly?
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    Ultramax Flushing Properly?

    I was disappointed when my new Ultramax clogged on the third day of use. It made me wonder if it is flushing properly; it flushes differently than the 3 gal toilet it replaced. The Ultramax "gulps"...
  18. My flange is about 1/2" lower than the tile...

    My flange is about 1/2" lower than the tile floor. If I stack two wax rings, am I risking the wax pressing into the pipe and causing a restriction?
  19. Would the Ultramax II be a good choice for my...

    Would the Ultramax II be a good choice for my petite wife? She is about 5' tall. Does the shorter Ultramax I flush as well? What is the difference between elongated bowls and round ones?
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