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    Thanks for helping me ID the fixture. I won the...

    Thanks for helping me ID the fixture. I won the replacement parts on **** today for $0.99+17.00 s/h.

    The entire (65"x 40")tiled floor and walls are getting a liner system to cover it all up.
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    I don't charge enough!

    I install BCI tub liner systems. My prices start at $2900.00 for a basic tub liner and 3 walls. My average customers spend about $4000. Thicker materials and Lifetime warranty to boot...

    FYI we...
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    Help identifying a shower valve (and color)

    Anyone seen this before? I need a brand and color. My customer just wants the trim replaced. Also the name of the trim color for the shower door.

    Picture here:
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    Only one supply house had the kit and it was...

    Only one supply house had the kit and it was $350+, not including the Moentrol valve. Moen no longer sells a polished brass kit thru their website (discontinued 2 years ago?). e Bay had a few kits...
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    I found a local electroplating shop that is going...

    I found a local electroplating shop that is going to turn the chrome pieces into polished brass. He is charging me his minimum fee of $85.00 for plating the escutcheon, handle, screws, etc. All...
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    Thanks, you saved me a few trips on the way to...

    Thanks, you saved me a few trips on the way to work tomorrow.
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    moentrol and positemp, same escutcheon?

    I installed a Moentrol with chrome trim. My customer now wants polished brass. I think I have an extra brass trim set for a PosiTemp. Anyone know if the set I have will fit the Moentrol?
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    No external pump was found.

    No external pump was found.
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    I physically pulled the tube from the heater. It...

    I physically pulled the tube from the heater. It was aprox. 2/3rds the length of the heater and had no visible damage.
  10. Thread: removing tub drain

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    Does it have the "pull knob" on top? In the up...

    Does it have the "pull knob" on top? In the up position hold the stopper then unscrew the pull knob. There should be a square hole under the knob. Use a big screwdriver in the hole and unscrew the...
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    Check your messages

    Check your messages
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    The water was scalding when we checked it. The...

    The water was scalding when we checked it. The dial was turned all the way up on the heater (by her).We used a thermometer but I forget what the actual temp was. After a few minutes the it went from...
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    Poll: I like the Moens when they come from a real...

    I like the Moens when they come from a real plumbing supplier. HD sells the same kit I like to use, but their version (same part numbers) is mostly plastic.
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    I just had the exact same thing happen to me on a...

    I just had the exact same thing happen to me on a job 3 weeks ago.

    You are correct..the tool goes into the hole and you twist it. It then expands to fit the pipe...but...

    I have the standard 3...
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    I love refinished tubs! I get to put liners over...

    I love refinished tubs! I get to put liners over the top of them every week!...just kidding!


    Make sure you get a warranty for whichever method you decide to use.
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    Can you have a tub liner installed over the old...

    Can you have a tub liner installed over the old tub instead of a complete removal/replace? Liners only weigh about 40 pounds. Just stand it up on end and walk it up.
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    I have installed quite of few of those kits. Here...

    I have installed quite of few of those kits. Here is a photo of the last one I installed:

    http://www.californiabathliners.com/jobs/Safeway%20Step/SafewayStep.JPG

    That was in an Americast tub....
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    http://www.heavydutystore.com/Ridgid_31405Model_34...

    http://www.heavydutystore.com/Ridgid_31405Model_342_Internal_Wrench_p_21666.html

    The above link is a picture of what you might be looking for. I have one in my arsonal. I always try the dumbbell...
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    I communicate with her thru email. I sent her a...

    I communicate with her thru email. I sent her a note asking to see the report from the Sears guy. She freaked out and accused me of thinking that she was trying to hide something from me. The...
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    If anyone cares you can check out: ...

    If anyone cares you can check out:

    californiabathliners.com/jobs

    for some before and after photos of tub/wall liners. I must stress the fact that these are NOT Bathfitter or Re-Bath products....
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    She "claims" the problem didn't exist before I...

    She "claims" the problem didn't exist before I showed up. She also said her WH was 2 years old (it's 4+). She also claims Sears checked it (after I told her it was still under warranty) though no-one...
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    Thanks everyone, I needed someone to tell me...

    Thanks everyone,

    I needed someone to tell me it was a customer problem and not my plumbing work.

    The tank is a 40 gallon Kenmoore, 4 years old, gas. My installed valve does't leak hot water...
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    A liner is a great option. Check out...

    A liner is a great option. Check out californiabathliners.com/jobs for some before-and-after pictures. The "before" picture should look familiar to what you have now.
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    I have a bath liner business. I would not...

    I have a bath liner business. I would not recommend installing a liner unless you also did the acrylic walls too. If you only do the tub there will be too many ways for water to get in-between the...
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    I use ClamWin and Microsoft Defender, both are...

    I use ClamWin and Microsoft Defender, both are free. If you get a virus, TrendMicro can take care of it by doing an on-line scan and fix. Also free.
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