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    tiling floor in new bathroom

    I am tiling the floor in a new bathroom in my basement.

    Do Install the toilet flange flush with the basement cement and than instal the tile around it OR do I install the tile and the toilet...
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    Thanks for the help & advise. Why a 20A in the...

    Thanks for the help & advise.
    Why a 20A in the bathroom? I was going to do a 15A 14 gauge wire?
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    GFCI and lighting in bathroom

    I am updating my bathroom and had 2 questions:
    1. Should the lighting in a bathroom be on the GFCI cicuit for the bathrrom. My bathrroms are not wires that way and I can't imagine that I want the...
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    The lines I connected to are 3/4". I ran 3/4"...

    The lines I connected to are 3/4". I ran 3/4" CPVC into the new bathroom and reduced to 1/2" CPCV when I teed off for the shower and sink.

    How do I blow the lines out? What kind of stuff might...
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    It was a new (non existing) basement bathroom. I...

    It was a new (non existing) basement bathroom. I used CPVC 1/2" off the 3/4" overhead cold lines and ran 15-20' to the hot water tank to get the hot water. I did not blow the lines out before...
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    shower/tub lower hot water pressure

    I just installed a new shower/tub in the basement. The hot water has less pressure than the cold water. They both have good pressure but the hot is less than the cold.

    The shower/tub diverter...
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    cpvc and wrong glue

    I installed some 1/2 " cpvc and just realized I used the PVC Regular Clear glue by mistake. I did use the purple primer. Should I redo the work? It cured for over 12 hours if that makes any...
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    transition Tee from copper to cpvc

    I need to add some water lines in my basement and want to Tee off the exiting copper lines with cpvc. I have looked at some of my local stores and found 2 methods for achieving this.

    1. Use a...
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    bathroom sink vent/drain

    I am installing a bathroom in my basement. The builder roughed in the below grade plumbing for me. It appears that the bathroom sink will drain into a nearby wet vent that goes straight up 20' or...
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    Do I need to put plastic over the mortar before I...

    Do I need to put plastic over the mortar before I palce the tub in position?
    What is the plastic for?

    The bottom of tub doesn't really have individual feet but has many supporting ribs that touch...
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    The tub is a Sterling by Kohler series 7122 ...

    The tub is a Sterling by Kohler series 7122

    The installation guide syas: Installation with optional mortar or cement bed.
    Spread 2" layer of cememnt or mortar on the subfloor except where the...
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    Installing firberglass/plastic tub

    I am intstalling a firberglass tub on a cement slab. Its not a one piece but has 3 other pieces as side walls.

    The slab is slightly uneven (tub has a slight rock to it when I lay it in position...
  13. Thread: pvc vs. copper

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    pvc vs. copper

    I am plumbing a new basement bathroom. I was thinking of using pvc instead of copper just to reduce costs. Is this a bad idea?

    Is there any issues with connecting pvc lines to existing copper...
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    electrical cord seal

    I am looking to buy a 2" cord seal for my sewage basin. No one in my area sells one. Does anyone know an online place I can order one from?
    Thanks, Gary
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    Thanks for the help. Is there a reason I don't...

    Thanks for the help.

    Is there a reason I don't want to cut the inlet pipe close to where it comes into the basin?

    How far into the basin does the vent pipe need to go?

    The basin cover the...
  16. Thread: Sewage Basin

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    Sewage Basin

    I am installing a basement bathroom. The builder had installed a sewage basin for me when he built the house. The shower drain, toilet and sink feed into 1 pipe that feeds into the basin. The pipe...
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