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  1. Thread: Resin in Screens

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    Any of the online conversion tools will tell you...

    Any of the online conversion tools will tell you that 1 cu ft = 7.5 gal. So, your stated loss is trivial.
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    Most water softeners have a brine tank that you...

    Most water softeners have a brine tank that you can dump 50 -100 kilos of salt into. The valve meters the amount used for each regeneration by metering the water that it dissolves into.
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    If this hasn't passed the point of anyone caring...

    If this hasn't passed the point of anyone caring about the facts, here's what I found in the Clack manual:

    The control valve uses no traditional fasteners (e.g. screws); instead clips, threaded...
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    This kind of crap belongs in a PM, not here. I...

    This kind of crap belongs in a PM, not here. I like a good discussion/argument based on what to do/what works. But this is in the same class as name calling.
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    Tip: For those of you wishing to use silicone...

    Tip: For those of you wishing to use silicone lube/sealer for any purpose, Lowes sells a reasonably sized, reasonably priced ($4+/-) container. Say, for the o-rings on a kitchen faucet spout.
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    As has been pointed out, a leak in a gas line can...

    As has been pointed out, a leak in a gas line can be a real bummer. And I certainly would not recommend that anyone's introduction to working with steel pipe be with black gas pipe. On the other...
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    If you're looking to get the dryer hooked up,...

    If you're looking to get the dryer hooked up, there are aluminum telescoping rectangular/oval connectors that would work for you to make the connection. At HD and other places. You should also be...
  8. Sounds like a floor trap primer. Since the floor...

    Sounds like a floor trap primer. Since the floor drain trap only gets water in "emergency" conditions, it would dry up under normal conditions, losing its seal. Thus, the primer to prevent that...
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    It would be 21 quarts or 5.25 gallons.

    It would be 21 quarts or 5.25 gallons.
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    It would serve you well to locate a copy of the...

    It would serve you well to locate a copy of the applicable plumbing code. Online, in library, available to read at building dept., available to purchase at building dept. are all possibilities.

    A...
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    Sounds like a failure to communicate, involving...

    Sounds like a failure to communicate, involving "maximum" instead of "minimum". Or someone who thinks DIYers are just a PITA, and tries to make life difficult by "hazing" them. From the stories...
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    Absolutely true. But if someone's reading this...

    Absolutely true. But if someone's reading this at 10 pm and the only toilet isn't working, and they don't keep a stock of toilet supply lines on hand, they might appreciate a tip on how to get it...
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    Short term fix, if it's a bad floodsafe, is to...

    Short term fix, if it's a bad floodsafe, is to unscrew supply line from valve to relieve pressure, then reconnect.
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    Call the landlord and report the problems.

    Call the landlord and report the problems.
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    Such a wonderful human being, and everyone...

    Such a wonderful human being, and everyone refused to share their extensive knowledge of whatever the heck he installed.:(:(
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    Better than giving a wrong answer. The first...

    Better than giving a wrong answer. The first result in google explains it pretty well.
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    Be certain you can get a one piece into the space...

    Be certain you can get a one piece into the space (through doorways) if you're putting it in an existing space.
  18. Thread: Broken shower arm

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    If there's enough pipe sticking out of the...

    If there's enough pipe sticking out of the fitting, you can try twisting with pliers. Grip the pipe and rotate the pliers (vise grips), not to unscrew the stub but to wrap it around the pliers and...
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    You might be able to trim the pipe, but that...

    You might be able to trim the pipe, but that depends:

    At what height off the floor does the main drain exit the building?
    At what height off the floor is the trap on the washer stand pipe?
    ...
  20. Thread: Toto Seat Designs

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    I don't think the phrase "cute round" has applied...

    I don't think the phrase "cute round" has applied to my butt since I was about 6 months old, but I find the SS114 to be as comfortable as padded seats used to be.

    ...
  21. Agreed, if the contract specifies a particular...

    Agreed, if the contract specifies a particular pedestal sink, the specs for that sink would be part of the contract by reference. The OP's problem is that the GC has already given them a TS reply.
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    The 90 in the formula is 90% (to allow for a 10%...

    The 90 in the formula is 90% (to allow for a 10% reserve), so the decimal to be punched into the calculator is .9 (point nine). If 90 was used by mistake, fix it by marking off two decimal places,...
  23. But it also doesn't specify that they'll come out...

    But it also doesn't specify that they'll come out of the wall, or "at appropriate locations for use with ***X Pedestal Sink model ***xx to be installed", or we wouldn't be having this conversation;...
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    Invite your licensed plumber friend over to do an...

    Invite your licensed plumber friend over to do an on-site review and plan, and to give you tips. That could prove invaluable.
  25. "Fair price" and "cost to builder" are often...

    "Fair price" and "cost to builder" are often irrelevant in situations like this. You may want to see if he'll let you have your own plumber change it. Of course, they could still want to ding you...
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