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    A further note: One possible downfall that I...

    A further note: One possible downfall that I noticed in using was that because of the presence of solder it is harder to get the inside of the fitting prepared. I found that in 1/2" fittings that I...
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    Jet Sweat

    I fiddled around for years trying to use bread, gel bubbles and saddle valves. Until recently I found nothing that worked well in all cases. My worst case situation is on a concrete slab where you...
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    Tried some out. Actually they worked quite...

    Tried some out. Actually they worked quite nicely. Fed them a little bit extra solder, but that didn't seem to be necessary.

    I agree, they might tempt a novice to just stick the fittings together...
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    I understand what they are and that they cost...

    I understand what they are and that they cost more (although at the big box stores the price was pretty much the same at least for 1/2. In fact I've found several local stores that seem to only be...
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    Use of Pre-soldered copper fittings?

    Does anyone have any experiance using the pre-soldered copper fittings that I've been seeing? Seems like a great idea, any pitfalls?
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    hj, I agree, and that will happen, but......

    hj,

    I agree, and that will happen,

    but... at this point I'm just trying to do my homework in advance so I know the issues.
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    There will be an elevation difference between the...

    There will be an elevation difference between the addition and tap in points so that shouldn't be a problem. Sounds if my life will be best if I go the outside route. Got a few sidewalks to rip up,...
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    Connecting addition into existing DWV?

    I'm planning for a home addition where I'm going to add one possibly two new bathrooms.

    This is all single story on slab. 45 year old house. All of the underground is cast bell and hub. I've done...
  9. Thread: Pipe Fittings

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    In general you need a Union to make any pipe...

    In general you need a Union to make any pipe fitting (PVC, metal etc) removable without a cut.

    But, why do you need to remove the fitting to change the sand? THere are no access panels on the...
  10. Johnbridge.com is by far the best way to go plus...

    Johnbridge.com is by far the best way to go plus the moderaters and people on the forum are really helpful and patient.

    Most of the books on the market don't really even explain correctly.
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    Only bad thing about doing this is that...

    Only bad thing about doing this is that technically you just turned your Full bath into a 3/4 bath (since you removed the shower).

    So think hard about this since when you go to sell it will need...
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    THe Kohler part you see in the picture is not a...

    THe Kohler part you see in the picture is not a faucet only the remote filler. TO install this, you use a faucet which supports a remote filler. These aren't all that common with the cheap junk you...
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    Based on my reading of the current plumbing...

    Based on my reading of the current plumbing codes: the code is that you need access if you are using a slip joint (i.e to tie the tub tailpipe to the trap) in tub installations.

    So, I guess...
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    Unfortunately, most of these low cost brands...

    Unfortunately, most of these low cost brands (Price Fister, Delta etc) are kind of cheap and ugly looking.

    I really like to use high quality stuff like VOLA or Kohler with ceramic valves, but it...
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    Mating Steel/Cast Iron to ABS DWV

    Actually, I think I solved my own problem with some more research, so I'll post for those in the future.

    The way you mate an existing cast iron or Steel vent to new work ABS is to
    1) support the...
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    Pressure Balance Shower valve

    Kind of confused. I keep hearing that the use of a pressure balanced/thermostatic shower valve is required for most building codes? I understand the value of this, but it really isn't a big deal to...
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    mating a vent with ABS

    I'm working on a bathroom remodel. The house is 40+ years old on slab with cast iron DWV.

    I need to cut the vertical vent that goes out the roof (single story house) to add a ABS T below grade...
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    Whirlpool spa and Plumbing codes

    Question about plumbing codes (I'm in southern california)

    I'm replacing a bathtub with a fiberglass Whirlpool spa (non-heated). I realize that it is is a good idea to provide access to the motor...
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