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    it is possible it's jammed in place. I relaxed...

    it is possible it's jammed in place. I relaxed the wing nut but the water s escaping very slowly still. I am trying to pull it out but being concerned about using excessive force because I dont want...
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    Oatey drain plug stuck

    Hello all,

    I used an oatey drain plug to perform a water test for a new shower being constructed. At first it leaked water so I pushed it in a bit more into the drain. Now that the water test...
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    Thanks John. It turns out to be rather easy...

    Thanks John.

    It turns out to be rather easy using the no hub connector. I cut the horizontal part which is at 90 degree turn w/ the ptrap orientation.
    Putting the no-hub connector allowed me to...
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    Hi John What kind of coupling can be used w/...

    Hi John

    What kind of coupling can be used w/ the 22.5? If I introduce a 22.5 turn into the drain line, I would need to correct by about the same amount so it drain stays located at the same...
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    I have not glued my riser to the p-trap yet. Thus...

    I have not glued my riser to the p-trap yet. Thus if there is a way to put the riser in a vertical position, I'd would like to try that first.
    The angle is dictated by the p-trap position, which is...
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    Hi Jim, Due to the shape of the shower, I...

    Hi Jim,

    Due to the shape of the shower, I can't use a preformed pan. I wish I could and it would have been much easier. Thus I was going to pour the deck mud but when fitting the kerdi drain, i...
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    Thanks Jim. Given the heating and cooling, if...

    Thanks Jim. Given the heating and cooling, if you have a perfect set pipe and you don't "lock" it in a certain position, won't it move and go out of alignment?

    In a shower area it would be hard...
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    I didn't pour the pre-slope yet. I was about to...

    I didn't pour the pre-slope yet. I was about to glue the kerdi-drain then pour the pre-slope, but ran into this problem.

    At this point cutting the subfloor is much easier than the ceiling. But I...
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    Thanks for chiming in John. the ptrap is less...

    Thanks for chiming in John.

    the ptrap is less than 1" from the kerdi drain. The riser connecting the 2 is only about 3-4 inches long. There isn't enough space. The shower is on the second floor...
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    shower drain not plumb

    Hello all

    I am remodeing a shower stall. After putting back the subfloor, mesh, tar paper etc and getting ready to install the kerdi shower drain, I can't get it to level.
    The riser coming from...
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    I have a leaky valve!!! When I soldered the...

    I have a leaky valve!!!

    When I soldered the balancing loop, I removed the cartridge from the main supply valve. Afterward I put it back to its place but now when I shut off the water at the valve,...
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    Hi HJ, Thanks for your advice and I took it...

    Hi HJ,

    Thanks for your advice and I took it very seriously. I was double double (4x) measuring everything before cutting and soldering. I make a template board w/ the thickness of the final wall...
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    Sharing some pics of finished work. 21138 ...

    Sharing some pics of finished work.

    21138

    It's been 10 days now w/ water pressure in the pipe and I have not seen any leak.
    A friend of mime (who has done a lot of soldering in his life but...
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    I didn't thought about that tape, but that is a...

    I didn't thought about that tape, but that is a good catch. Thanks.
    I see no advantage of using the adapter at this point. More joins is more potential points of failure.
    If I could assemble the...
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    That is interesting. At first I was thinking of...

    That is interesting. At first I was thinking of the H layout (which is intuitive). But then I startes Googling and pretty much every photo and diagram I have seen, there is a balancing loop whether...
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    Thanks for your input all. In my case, if I use...

    Thanks for your input all. In my case, if I use an adapter I might have to screw it to the valve first, then sweat the copper pipe to the adapter.
    The reason is the supply valve is already in place...
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    I don't understand why it would not be needed...

    I don't understand why it would not be needed between the 2 studs. It sounds like the advantage of being adjustable to wall remains regardless where the plumbing would be installed.

    The picture...
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    Thanks HJ. Don't we need to determine the...

    Thanks HJ.

    Don't we need to determine the proper depth anyway (relative to the finish wall)? That has to be done for the valves. I thought it would be routine for body spray hook ups.

    I was...
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    how to sweat a threaded valve?

    I have a valve w/ threads on the inlet and outlets. Is it preferable to sweat the copper pipe by inserting it inside the in/outlet or use a female adapter and sweat the pipe to it. The attached...
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    Need advise for plumbing body spray

    hello,

    I need to add some plumbing to support 3 body sprays. I am of course forming a balancing loop and have the 3 spray on that loop. I was wondering what is the better way to do the riser...
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    Installing a diverter step-by-step

    Hello all,

    My current plumbing has a supply valve and a shower head pipe (as pictured). I would like to add a diverter to the setup for a handheld shower. The diverter valve has threaded male...
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    Is there a way to tell the orientation of the...

    Is there a way to tell the orientation of the cartridge? Since my shower head is already connected to the North outlet of the supply valve, I am wondering if it is already inverted as you described....
  23. mixing chrome finish from different brands

    Hi all,

    I have pfister polished chrome for shower trim and looking for adding body sprays. But I can't find sprays from pfister to my liking. I am considering getting chrome sprays from moen or...
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    Thank you Jim. I wasn't aware of the different...

    Thank you Jim. I wasn't aware of the different sizes. If that is the case, the diagram above would supply to the shower head more than the 2.5gpm limit.

    My trim should work in the inverted mode....
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    connecting a diverter

    Hi all,

    I currently have a shower room with just a shower head + valve. I am adding an hand shower thus adding a diverter. I bought the Pfister 015-3WDX and read the instructional manual...
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