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    using this method wastes a lot of paper towels. ...

    using this method wastes a lot of paper towels. my uniform service provides rags that are re-usable and don't diminish the rain forests.
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    1/4" per foot is a minimum grade. run it all...

    1/4" per foot is a minimum grade. run it all straight down vertically if you want.
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    I don't know the layout of your house but, you...

    I don't know the layout of your house but, you should have a shut off valve on your water heater. shutting this off should stop the flow of hot water through your problem valves and allow work to be...
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    who cares about the cap? the sewer's f'd up.

    who cares about the cap? the sewer's f'd up.
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    where is the Lav? where are you going to wash...

    where is the Lav? where are you going to wash your hands?
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    did these fixtures leak water before? If not,...

    did these fixtures leak water before? If not, debris may have gotten stuck in the valve and is allowing constant flow from the water heater. is this bathroom located adjacent to the heater? ...
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    twenty bucks cash usually will do the trick.

    twenty bucks cash usually will do the trick.
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    wouldn't any solution be just as easy? ...

    wouldn't any solution be just as easy?

    Shutting off the ball valve, cutting the copper, unscrewing fitting from the valve, screwing in new copper mip adapter and pipe?

    Shutting off city...
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    why would this guy come to this site if he had so...

    why would this guy come to this site if he had so little respect for Plumbers?

    this irritates me so much I can't write rationally now.
  10. Thread: Code issue

    by BAPlumber
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    Sure. What state and code are you governed...

    Sure.

    What state and code are you governed by? Every state has differant codes and amendments to that code. Plus additional laws on who can touch the plumbing period.
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    sounds like you need a longer tail piece. all...

    sounds like you need a longer tail piece. all tubing and sockets should bottom out without stress on the system.

    I used duct tape on gas pipe the other day, seemed to keep the dirt out.
  12. Thread: Pex

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    this argument is crazy since most faucets have...

    this argument is crazy since most faucets have smaller inlets or outlets(volume controlled). it does not matter that pex is "restrictive". system should be designed appropriatly.
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    that rig will probably be fine for you.

    that rig will probably be fine for you.
  14. replace both the upper and lower thermostats. ...

    replace both the upper and lower thermostats. that should solve the problem.
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    yes,yes.........

    yes,yes.........
  16. sounds like someone who doesn't care or doesn't...

    sounds like someone who doesn't care or doesn't know how to read prints.

    what was it that made you hire them in the first place?
  17. Thread: T&P Valve

    by BAPlumber
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    I don't see much point in a drip pan if there is...

    I don't see much point in a drip pan if there is nowhere for it to drain to. A pump could be used for any discharge. I once had an inspector in Bellevue have me drill a small hole in the bottom of...
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    this has been code at least since 2000, I don't...

    this has been code at least since 2000, I don't remember exactly. there are 3 handle valves with the scald guard or, there are balancing valves that could be added to an existing 2 or 3 handle valve.
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    this will probably start an arguement here but,...

    this will probably start an arguement here but, if the can does not say it can be used on cpvc, I wouldn't use it. CPVC (clorinated poly vinyl cloride) is differant from PVC.
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    I'm a fan of Arrowheads, never had a problem.

    I'm a fan of Arrowheads, never had a problem.
  21. Installing the tub and shower pan should be part...

    Installing the tub and shower pan should be part of the rough in cost. It's not something that is done in weeks later in the trim out phase. Although, I don't know how your contract is worded, if...
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    Plumbing doesn't change that much, materials...

    Plumbing doesn't change that much, materials maybe, connections maybe.

    as far as cars go, every make, model, year is differant and requires specific expertise because they are always changing. ...
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    since you've already dug up your yard, dig down...

    since you've already dug up your yard, dig down at your clean out and start chasing the pipe. this way you know exactly where it goes and can add clean outs as you desire.

    or, you can have...
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    I like my Goss hand held torch for small repairs,...

    I like my Goss hand held torch for small repairs, but for larger projects I use a Turbo Torch with either a MC tank or a B tank. I use a flint striker for both.
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    here is a similar box....

    here is a similar box.
    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=21580-676-111BC&lpage=none
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