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    Watts Braided Lines

    Recently just saw some information about failures of Watts braided lines that are used on water heaters. I do not have these on my water heater, but I am sure I have used them for toilet and as...
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    Water being sucked out of toilet bowl?

    Is there anything else besides a clog in the main line that then suddenly opens up that would cause the water in the bowl part of the toilet to be sucked out allowing sewer gas in the house? This has...
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    Thanks, however how does this apply to my post?

    Thanks, however how does this apply to my post?
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    The water heater is 40 gallon natural gas.

    The water heater is 40 gallon natural gas.
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    Water not getting hot enough

    I have noticed lately that my hot water is only getting to about 105 degrees even though it is set to the max. The water heater is about 16 years old. Other then trying to flush it out is there...
  6. Stump the Pros?

    Did my questions stump the pros? I hope not, I know you guys can help me here.

    Thanks
  7. Installing Glass Shower Door and Fixed Panel

    I will be installing a 30" hinged shower door attached to the wall and a 30" fixed panel across a 60 inch straight shower opening. The unit is frameless, so the fixed panel sits in a u channel on the...
  8. Threaded Connections and No Access Panel

    I am installing some HIGH FLOW Stainless Steel Threaded Water Flexes on a tub deck faucet and did not plan to install an access panel.

    I can always open up the sheetrock again if I need to.
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    The flexible lines are special "high flow" and...

    The flexible lines are special "high flow" and give 100% more flow then the "braided" type.

    Can these be used without an access panel?

    Only time there will be water flowing through is when...
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    Tub Deck Valve Installation

    I am trying to install a Danze tub deck faucet that has 1/2" copper sweat and 1/2" NPT.

    There are tags all over the place that say to remove the cartridge and inner valve components before...
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    Terry: I am not sure that I understand "You...

    Terry:

    I am not sure that I understand "You can't have a flexible valve in the wall".

    I am installing a deck mount faucet, so the valve itself will be secured to the decking.

    Is this what...
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    Flexible Plumbing Connections

    I need to connect 1/2 copper pipe to 1/2 NPT threaded connectors under and behind a bathtub for the tub faucet.

    The location and angle of the copper pipes in relation to the tub fittings makes it...
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    Expansion Chambers

    I am installing a new shower valve. Should I install expansion chambers on the hot and cold 1/2 copper water lines near the valve?
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    Reuse a soldered fitting?

    Is it ok to unsolder and resolder a fitting? The fitting in question is the brass female threaded winged fitting on top for the shower head.

    Thanks
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    How high can I mount shower head

    I am installing a new shower valve and the shower will have tile all the way to the ceiling.

    How high can I go with the shower head?

    Thanks
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    Connecting pipe to new shower valve

    I am installing a new shower valve and have the option to sweat the 1/2" copper pipe or attach the pipe to the male threaded connectors on the valve.

    Which one should I go for? Sweating the pipe...
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    Flux with Tin or Not

    I was in the local box store the other day and they have water soluble flux and then there is a flux with "tin" in it.

    Which one is preferred?
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    Sorry for posting this again, but never received response

    How do you pros keep that little bit of water from running down inside the pipe towards the area where you are sweating?

    I heard someone talking about rolling a ball of white bread and pushing it...
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    Water and Sweating

    How do you pros keep that little bit of water from running down inside the pipe towards the area where you are sweating?

    I heard someone talking about rolling a ball of white bread and pushing it...
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    Solder & Flux

    Are there different types of solder and flux available for use out there?

    If so, which ones are recommended?

    Thanks much!
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    Type L or M

    Should I be using type L or M copper pipe?
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    Sweating a Shower Valve

    Any tips/tricks for sweating in a new shower valve?

    I haven't done any sweating in many years, so just want to make sure I have my bases covered.

    What are the general sweating procedures?
    Does...
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    Deck Mount Tub Faucet

    I would like to install a deck mount tub faucet. I have about 4" between the wall and my tub. Is this enough room to install the faucet?

    I am NOT installing this on my tub, but between the tile...
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    I am not doing anything with the horizontal, I am...

    I am not doing anything with the horizontal, I am just changing the vertical with the 2- 45's at the top of the vertical run.

    I'll move forward and install the 2-45's and bring back the offset...
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    More Questions

    Hi Terry:

    So am I ok using the 2-45's?

    And how do you use the 90 along with the 45, I am trying to picture this and the angle seems incorrect?

    The flange I bought has a stainless ring and is...
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