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    Success!!!

    I just tested the setup with the both heads running (as well as the other shower in the house) and the pressure was good from all heads. There was a slight drop from the rain shower head when the...
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    Not a DIY...

    I'll try and find an old salt who is willing to take a look at it. Two plumbers I've talked to were very negative (read 'no thanks- how about a pump system') about touching the old pipes (without...
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    No Pressure

    Good point Hj- thanks. I thought (perhaps naively) that since the water had to go up further to the rain shower head that is where I would be losing pressure, hence the 3/4" riser. I will connect...
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    Hj- I'm Not sure I follow you. Existing...

    Hj- I'm Not sure I follow you. Existing radiators all have longish horizontal runs in the basement. I'm just thinking of putting it between first and second floor instead of basement. Everything...
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    Adding a Steam Radiator

    I plan to install a new small radiator on a one pipe steam system. This is for a new small bath on the second floor of a 1920's house. I would like to run the new line about 15'-0" between joists...
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    Proper operation

    Hj-
    When you say "proper operation", do you mean that it will not function as intended or that this setup is just not typical (or worse- some code violation)? Your comments and insight are much...
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    Thanks Krow. I don't see internal check valves in...

    Thanks Krow. I don't see internal check valves in the mixer specs- I take it they are not a standard item.

    That said I guess I'll stick with this setup. Plus I don't see how this is much...
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    responses

    HJ- Originally I planning on putting a valve on the rain shower as well- but I was concerned that this might damage the mixer cartirdge when someone turns just the valves off instead of the mixer to...
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    more good tips- thanks. so soldering the nipple...

    more good tips- thanks.
    so soldering the nipple to the drop elbow is the usual way to go?
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    Good idea to test with air- thanks. Ian- I...

    Good idea to test with air- thanks.

    Ian- I don't know, I guess I'm a dirty guy.
    I wanted to be sure there was enough water for both shower heads.
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    Rough-in Comments Please

    I would greatly appreciate any comments the shower rough-in below.

    The setup: a rain shower always running and a handheld on a separate valve.

    Pictured is a pressure balanced mixer with 1/2"...
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    Thanks for the drain manufacturers- now to find a...

    Thanks for the drain manufacturers- now to find a place to order or in stock...

    I like the idea of Kerdi but I don't understand how two overlapping pieces of membrane can be better than one solid...
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    Best Shower Drain?

    Any recommendations for a quality adjustable tile shower drain? The strainer on the Oatey models looks like it would deflect or feel flimsy underfoot. Zurn looks better but I have only seen online....
  14. Thread: Sissy Shower

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    Thanks all. I'm leaning towards a new 50 gallon...

    Thanks all. I'm leaning towards a new 50 gallon and will check the spec sheets and I'll add a washer to see if adjusting the flow a little helps.
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    We are a family of three with two full baths. It...

    We are a family of three with two full baths. It would be great if we could all shower one after another. Now we stagger showers at least 20 minutes apart to let the water heater "catch up".

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  16. Thread: Sissy Shower

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    Sissy Shower

    I can't stand shower heads that don't put out enough water. So when the flow from my new shower head was weak, I drilled out the plastic flow restrictor. Now my shower rocks, but the water heater...
  17. Thread: Support Straps

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    Thanks HJ.

    Thanks HJ.
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    Support Straps

    I am using plastic strap for pvc drain lines- any pictures (or descriptions) out there of how this is typically done? I'd like to see the good, bad and ugly- so I know how not to do it as well. ...
  19. Thread: Sweat or thread?

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    I double checked the fitting- 1/2" IPS... Maybe...

    I double checked the fitting- 1/2" IPS... Maybe the batch of adapters I got is just a little tight. I think I'll try sweating directly to the valve anyway.

    Thanks for the tips all.
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    Sweat or thread?

    My new shower mixer allows for threaded or soldered connections.

    The threaded copper connections only twist on one or two turns by hand (without any tape)- does this sound normal? I don't want to...
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    Overflow pic attached. Code calls for 1.5" pipe-...

    Overflow pic attached.
    Code calls for 1.5" pipe- I assume this will pass since it has greater cross sectional area- but not 100% sure. Anyone know of any problems with this type of overflow passing...
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    Redwood- Not sure I understand the comment about...

    Redwood-
    Not sure I understand the comment about the waste and overflow. Water discharges out of the tub shoe horizontally before goes down a long 90 to the trap then about a foot to pass the vent....
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    The tub and joist run parallel to each other. ...

    The tub and joist run parallel to each other. The overflow is cast into the tub lining. The drain comes off the tub perpendicular to the tub/joist. Is this a probelm?
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    Thanks HJ- you made my day.

    Thanks HJ- you made my day.
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    Funky Tub Drain Setup

    I have a tub with an integral overflow in a second story bath. The drain for the tub is directly over a sistered joist. I REALLY don't want to move the tub or cut the joist so I set up the drain as...
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