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    Shower in the basement, do I dare?

    Seems like every task I take on, gets more complicated.

    This time, I'm adding a bedroom to a large portion of our finished basement. :(

    We already have a half bath (toilet/sink) there. I'm...
  2. Thanks Terry, I've learned alot from your forums....

    Thanks Terry, I've learned alot from your forums. These are by far the most popular Plumbing forums on the internet. That's a pretty amazing thing to boast! I would recommend you start generating...
  3. nice! Well, I have many canned lights, bar...

    nice! Well, I have many canned lights, bar lights and hall lights for a total of 2100 watts of peak power. Strange though, when the breaker trips , it is when all the lights are on...and there is...
  4. I think the connectors are all part of the entire...

    I think the connectors are all part of the entire unit. :( Brand new LG front load washer. Rated very high with great reviews online, except very CHEAP plastic inlet valves with no meat to them. ...
  5. broken water supply to washer - I stripped the threads! Brand new!

    I'm such an idiot. I had a new washer and dryer shipped to me, but the delivery guys tracked a TON of mud onto my carpet going downstairs. Instead of letting them hook it up, I was pissed and threw...
  6. wow thanks guys. Sounds like the big box guy that...

    wow thanks guys. Sounds like the big box guy that said he knew lots and lots and lots about plumbing really didn't know squat. Probably the reason why he was at the big box store? I know they don't...
  7. ok well then how about the proper layup of this...

    ok well then how about the proper layup of this product, CPVC?
  8. hmm, still doesn't really answer my question...

    hmm, still doesn't really answer my question thanks though. Your comments are inline with what I've been reading, no clean answer on this. I suppose this is why I believe this stuff should be banned....
  9. Pipe burst! CPVC, to prime or NOT to prime? What went wrong?

    Had a pipe burst in the ceiling of our finished basement. 7/8" cpvc. From the coupling to about 1cm outward into the pipe. The coupling did not fail, the pipe failed. Inside the pipe the crack looks...
  10. First Fault: Person who installed tub with no...

    First Fault: Person who installed tub with no subfloor, or person who authorized this to occur (the builder).
    How in god's name is the tub supported? And is your downstairs neighbor just a piece...
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    Honestly, I would go see one personally before...

    Honestly, I would go see one personally before you make the commitment. Get a quote for a Sterling product, then get a quote for a retro fit system. Personally, for the ones I had seen - I couldn't...
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    I'm sure you checked this and you say it's a good...

    I'm sure you checked this and you say it's a good bit, but I had that problem prior to remodeling our bathroom, I replaced all the pipe under the tub and hope that it wasn't after that (IE have to...
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    Let me tell you a short story. I installed a...

    Let me tell you a short story.
    I installed a kohler shower pan and tri wall system. Afterwards, I pulled the warning stickers off then went to work with the rest of the bathroom.

    I then a few...
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    Take it from experience, don't let a strong arm...

    Take it from experience, don't let a strong arm landlord keep you from making him fix it. Don't hold back rent either. Both are against the law in ALL states.

    Tell him, then send him a certified...
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    If you are planning on selling, I would seriously...

    If you are planning on selling, I would seriously think about removing that nasty metal trim...replace the hardware and put a shower door on the tub after it is properly and completely cleaned.
    ...
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    Tell the long hairs to cut their hair and quit...

    Tell the long hairs to cut their hair and quit brushing their hair in the shower!

    Yes, same problem here. Don't use a snake as it's all in the drain area.

    If this were not a pop up, I would...
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    That mortar idea is probably a bad one. Look...

    That mortar idea is probably a bad one.

    Look at another pan that is identical to yours, there are usually fins and pegs. The pegs sit on the ground and the fins are for structural support. The...
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    Semi resolved. Called. Kohler was very cool...

    Semi resolved.
    Called. Kohler was very cool about things but told me that the sticker which mentioned what chemicals I could use was VERY WRONG and should not have been placed on there..
    Sent to...
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    Sterling Shower melted?

    Has anyone seen or heard or know what I can do here?

    I have a Sterling shower that I installed a month or so ago, drywalled - painted - put shower doors in etc and today decided to clean the thing...
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    I SERIOUSLY HOPE you have carbon monoxide...

    I SERIOUSLY HOPE you have carbon monoxide detectors in your house after hearing about the furnace guy getting monoxide poisoning although I still can't out how he did it.

    We hear EVERY YEAR about...
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    Heat Loss Analysis Calculation?

    I've been looking and search but haven't found a good calculation system online. I used to have one but nuked my favorites in a big cleaning spree.

    Does anyone have any links available?
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    Dead on advice. Take the information for...

    Dead on advice.

    Take the information for exhausting from the manufacturer. Be sure you have your co detectors working too.
    If you hate the look and try something different, you won't have to...
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    I've been told my a few contractors that...

    I've been told my a few contractors that something in the lines of a 80+ efficient furnace and the goodman are a good choice for someone that wants something good and cheap, not major retrofitting of...
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    Ok I can't resist so here is my 2 cents. ...

    Ok I can't resist so here is my 2 cents.

    First: You don't have a degree in HVAC obviously and need their help.
    Second: You are asking very general questions. If I called you with very general...
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    Ok I'll rip them off and do it the right way. ...

    Ok I'll rip them off and do it the right way.

    I can't solder them directly to the body. I tried that once and that's how I ended up with a leak. Now the body even after extensive removal...
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