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    True - the Kohler guy said its "part of the...

    True - the Kohler guy said its "part of the manufacturing process" and not to worry about it. Depot gave me no grief at all about replacing it and said they didn't want the defective one back.
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    UPDATE: Just got off the phone with Kohler...

    UPDATE:

    Just got off the phone with Kohler tech support. They're going to send me a letter to take to Home Despot ;) to return/exchange it. Who knew the toilet could be such a complicated...
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    Its definitely not the supply valve itself; the...

    Its definitely not the supply valve itself; the leak is puddling from under the toilet. Besides that fact that its brand new...
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    Thanks guys. I did buy it at Home Depot...

    Thanks guys.

    I did buy it at Home Depot (special order). I shut off the supply last night (on orders of the wife), and this morning there was no puddles. I was thinking about the food coloring...
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    weird Kohler install problem

    This is my 3rd toilet install in about 3 years: all Kohler, 2nd San Raphael. This is the first time I'm having a problem though.

    I have a brand new PVC flange sitting on top of the tile nice and...
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    Thanks - I kind of suspected that.

    Thanks - I kind of suspected that.
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    Tub spout question

    I'm almost done remodeling my main bathroom. One of the things left to do is attach the tub spout. For some reason, I ordered one with threads as opposed to the slip-on type. The copper supply pipe...
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    I've done 2 of those in my 2 bathrooms (1 stall,...

    I've done 2 of those in my 2 bathrooms (1 stall, 1 tub) in the last 6 months and they both worked fine out of the box. Can I assume you removed the stop gaskets during the sweating of the...
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    Ummm... it was part of "Weekend Update" and they...

    Ummm... it was part of "Weekend Update" and they were talking about Dick Cheney's ******* daughter. Basically, about 2 "parts" that when you try to fit them together.....well lets just say it was...
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    Yeah - I figure its a good skill to have for...

    Yeah - I figure its a good skill to have for emergencies, so I'm planning to practice once I finish this small bathroom remodel. The other part of the problem was overheating.
    :o
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    followup

    I attempted the installation last Thursday, and got mixed results.

    I bought a Bernzomatic torch from Lowes and gave it a shot early that morning. Testing revealed pinhole leaks on half of the...
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    I want to solder because this valve will be...

    I want to solder because this valve will be covered up by tile; the back of it will be facing another bathroom with more tile. Once its done, I never want to touch it again.
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    Thanks Terry - I'll try that tonight. :)

    Thanks Terry - I'll try that tonight. :)
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    I just tried again: the label on the pipe says...

    I just tried again: the label on the pipe says 1/2 type L. I cleaned the end of the pipe till it was very shiny and tried the 2 side inlets and the shower riser outlet. Its like it just misses...
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    I did, and no go (I should have been clearer on...

    I did, and no go (I should have been clearer on that). Or as Tina Fey (SNL) so eloquently put it "time to bump the donuts".
    :D
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    Yeah, I noticed that, but the 1/2 copper pipe...

    Yeah, I noticed that, but the 1/2 copper pipe seemed to be too big; then I thought to look for a fitting for it, but didn't find anything at HD. :confused:

    From what I've read about getting a...
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    Wow -that was fast! Thanks guys! I'm actually...

    Wow -that was fast! Thanks guys! I'm actually intimidated by this: I guess its the threat of geisers in my bathroom that freaks me out, but I'm dtermined to conquer my fear. ;)
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    Sweating in a new shower valve

    http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatalog/jpg/aaa08383.jpg
    Hi, I'm new. Done plenty of home improvement projects, but plumbiing is the Final Frontier for me. I bought one of these:
    pressure balacing...
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