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  1. That's good news. I thought the joint might have...

    That's good news. I thought the joint might have been weakened with age and vibration during the rehab. The smell is coming from the toilet area as the smell stopped in the bathroom when I caulked...
  2. Sewer gas after bathroom remodel - replace cast iron??

    Update: Thanks for responses below getting me off the idea of cast iron leaks -- turns out the wax ring wasn't big enough because it's on an oval shape offset flange. I didn't realize it when I...
  3. I can't find anything about Lyncar via google.

    I can't find anything about Lyncar via google.
  4. Best way to remove PEX stainless steel cinch style crimp ring?

    It looks like the removal tool that sharkbyte and others make is not made for cutting stainless. I've been using a dremel and then scoring the pex with a boxcutter until I can get the fitting off...
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    I was referring to the tailpiece as the PVC part...

    I was referring to the tailpiece as the PVC part that goes into the drain pipe in the wall. I did as Terry suggested and the leak stopped.
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    PVC p-trap leaking?

    I'm getting a slight leak where the tailpiece joins the j-bend. The diagram on the packaging doesn't show a washer in this location - it's just plastic on plastic. Do I need to tighten more, or use...
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    Should I apply heat to the copper and get the...

    Should I apply heat to the copper and get the chrome and solder out (or cut it flush so I could use a 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" couple to attach the trap tailpiece to the copper?
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    How do I attach trap to this?

    This is a 1 1/2" copper pipe that has a 1 1/4" chrome pipe soldered into it. The chrome piece has seen better days but is still serviceable. I'm going to install a PVC trap since it's inside a vanity...
  9. 1) Thanks to the feedback, I replaced the copper...

    1) Thanks to the feedback, I replaced the copper with pex, eliminating the sharkbites. I bought brass pex/threaded pipe fittings designed to be attached to blocking. Replaced the galvanized nipples...
  10. The copper is about two feet. Here are pictures...

    The copper is about two feet. Here are pictures of the fittings and the pex supply to the copper from the basement.

    - Would I have to cut or resolder the 2" copper drain pipe to get it to...
  11. How should I update this supply/drain to bathroom sink?

    I have a 60's ranch that had a mix of cast iron, copper and galvanized piping. Some of the galvanized has clogged or rusted through so when something starts leaking I've been working to get rid of...
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    I've read different things about whether the...

    I've read different things about whether the primer should be wet or dry. So I was wondering if I could apply primer to several joints at a time to speed things up and then cement them 5-20 minutes...
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    PVC Primer and cement question

    How much time between applying primer and cement is acceptable?

    Should cement be applied to pipe AND fitting or is one of them only okay?
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    I decided to go ahead a replace all the cast iron...

    I decided to go ahead a replace all the cast iron pipe to the utility sink where a plumber had previously installed a PVC Y for a W&D hookup. Partly so I could install a good cleanout for snaking...
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    OK. Do I test the structure of the pipe by...

    OK. Do I test the structure of the pipe by tapping on it?
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    Cast iron pipe clogged - this is not good

    My recent post had a picture of CI pipe under kitchen sink that had rotted through.

    Unfortunately, when I cut out the bad section of pipe I found it is 75% full of sludge even where it is pitched...
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    OK - so on the left side of picture above, should...

    OK - so on the left side of picture above, should I cut the CI pipe right next to the hub (with the metal support strap) and then use a sleeve that will go over the hub? Or should I just cut in a...
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    Thanks, I'll get rid of the capped trap. Are...

    Thanks, I'll get rid of the capped trap.

    Are there special rubber connectors I'm supposed to use to join the cast iron to PVC? I've only used the Fernco type for joining PVC before? I take it I...
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    Cast iron pipe has rotted - best way to fix?

    I found a leak in my crawlspace from a waste line cast iron pipe under my kitchen sink. The slope on the pipe was wrong and I think water and debris sat in the pipe since 1966 and it rotted through. ...
  20. Thread: Flue tape?

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    Flue tape?

    Is tape ever used to seal the seams of a WH or furnace flue? If so, is it something other than the metal tape used to seal HVAC ductwork?

    I'm asking because my home's WH has a 3" single wall that...
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    replace plastic drain valve on Rheem WH?

    I was disappointed to find the 9 year GE WH has been downgraded to a plastic drain valve instead of the brass one that was on their display model.

    Is it worth the effort to replace the plastic...
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    plastic or metal WH catch pan?

    I would think plastic would be better, but at HD the plastic pan was listed as for "electric" and the metal plan was listed as for "gas or electric".

    What's the theory behind the distinction, and...
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    Is a WH supposed to be raised off the floor?

    Is there a requirement/advantage to raising it off the floor?

    I'm asking because my old water heater had 2" legs underneath it. It looks like the new ones are flat on the bottom.
  24. Nice how the lower strapping also provides extra...

    Nice how the lower strapping also provides extra storage for unused piping.


    I am concerned that the washer might 'bounce' into the gas fittings when it's overloaded. Hopefully something prevents...
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    Water pipe used as electrical ground?

    My electrical panel looks like it's connected to a copper water supply for ground.

    If the copper pipe is unioned to a galvanized pipe that goes to the main, is the electrical ground still intact...
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