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    I noticed on my valve that without the trim...

    I noticed on my valve that without the trim attached, the rotation range of the valve is 540 deg, and with it on, it is restricted to 270 deg plus an additional 90 on the hot side if you click a...
  2. I had a similar configuration. The glass is the...

    I had a similar configuration. The glass is the one thing I didn't install myself, but I have that kerdi foam curb so the bottom uchannel is just held in place with little plugs in the tile, not...
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    I tore out that type of tub in a diy renovation,...

    I tore out that type of tub in a diy renovation, from a regular forward facing installation. As noted it had no integral tiling flanges on the back alcove sides, and had been installed without any...
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    I installed the American standard serin tub,...

    I installed the American standard serin tub, 60x32x23" deep and quite rectangular in its shape. It was about $625 with flange but skirt extra, but that was a special order from ********* canada which...
  5. It's a good question. I wouldn't be too surprised...

    It's a good question. I wouldn't be too surprised though. I used this forum and the above-mentioned tile forum exclusively for a DIY bathroom reno, including the orange membrane and the Toto toilet....
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    Shower head flow restrictor blocks all flow??

    I lost all flow from a rainhead showerhead quite recently. The whole installation is quite new so corrosion effects to this point are minimal, and there is plenty of pressure coming out of the open...
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    Ah, the engineers are one step ahead of us......

    Ah, the engineers are one step ahead of us... there are different thread categories for dirty and clean environments. As far as standard pipe thread goes, I don't know which category is in but since...
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    While it's certainly true that pipe threads are...

    While it's certainly true that pipe threads are not guaranteed to be watertight without the right amount of dope and/or tape, you can at least be certain about how many turns to make. All tapered...
  9. Try some tubing perhaps rather than a straw?...

    Try some tubing perhaps rather than a straw? Worked well for me since it was flexible to pass through one or two bends and thus reach farther down into the pipes, and get more of the water out.
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    If it's cast iron, that may be the way to go....

    If it's cast iron, that may be the way to go. Even the previous renovator of my bathroom had done that, when putting in a corner jacuzzi unit. My tub also was acrylic and weighed just 60 pounds I...
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    I had a similar installation that went well. It...

    I had a similar installation that went well. It was a American Standard Serin 60x32X?? not sure of depth offhand but quite a bit deeper than 14", going into the back alcove wall of a 5' wide room....
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    Hehehe, I'm not a plumber either so on this forum...

    Hehehe, I'm not a plumber either so on this forum I'm no expert, but I do think the thread engagement spec is handy to have. There's a few different types of tapered threads out there and amongst...
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    1/2" npt threads are rated between .32" hand...

    1/2" npt threads are rated between .32" hand tight and .534" max thread engagement so there could be some room to manuever there as long as that connection doesn't have to seal against static water...
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    My experience with the permit was as you imply. I...

    My experience with the permit was as you imply. I had to insist on getting one at the permit office as they weren't interested in what I was talking about at all. Then when the inspector came for the...
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    I too wondered about this sort of question with...

    I too wondered about this sort of question with shower arms and pipe nipples. Eventually I read that standard pipe thread has a specified amount of overlap ("engagement") for each nominal pipe size....
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    You are right, it does have two separate handles;...

    You are right, it does have two separate handles; didn't make that clear I guess, I'm a beginner in this area. So, yes the one handle does the temperature setting for all 3 outlets, and the second...
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    Yes, that's correct, this shower assembly...

    Yes, that's correct, this shower assembly contains a pressure/balance valve with a separate flow valve controlling one outlet, and two 'auxiliary' outlets for mixed water that remain pressurized....
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    installing wall-mount elbow supply

    I'm putting in an elbow supply for a handshower option in a shower installation, and realized I don't quite follow the installation procedure. I have roughed-in a 1/2" male pipe nipple, but the elbow...
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    Labelled index buttons for faucet handles

    I'm looking for a set of fittings (lavatory and bath) that have hot/cold (or H/C) labels on the index buttons of the faucet handles. Found Delta Botanical and Kohler Fairfax so far. Any others to...
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