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    shower drain flange

    I just installed the shower drain in the shower I'm rebuilding. It'll be a tiled floor (pre-slope, pan liner, mortar & tile). The lower flange of the shower drain lifts off the plywood ever so...
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    Just thought I'd post a follow-up. I installed...

    Just thought I'd post a follow-up. I installed the Fluidmaster waxless ring & couldn't be happier. It's been a few days now & no leaks detected after multiple flushes. Terry's tip about putting...
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    Jim, In your sample size of 2, have you used a...

    Jim,
    In your sample size of 2, have you used a plunger yet with the Fluidmaster waxless ring? If so, did it break the seal?

    Thanks,
    Richard
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    I pulled it & there appears to be nothing wrong...

    I pulled it & there appears to be nothing wrong with the toilet. so I figure the wax ring somehow failed. Which leads to the next set of questions.

    1. As the toilet flange is slightly recessed...
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    I'll be replacing the wax ring this week & I'll...

    I'll be replacing the wax ring this week & I'll keep you posted. The toilet's not wobbly. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's only the wax ring.

    Thanks,
    Richard
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    toilet leaking

    I installed a Toto Ultramax toilet some months ago. It hasn't gotten much use yet as I've recently just finished the bathroom remodel. The toilet leaks when flushed, but never leaks otherwise. ...
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    Giblet, Thanks for getting back to me. I...

    Giblet,
    Thanks for getting back to me. I finally heard back on my other post & spoke with some people and I should be able to float the tile over the flange with no problem. The irony is that I...
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    thanks, much appreciated.

    thanks, much appreciated.
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    Thanks for your reply. Strangely enough, I was...

    Thanks for your reply. Strangely enough, I was at Lowe's on my lunch hour today. I didn't know to refer to the furring strips as wood lathe so I couldn't find that today. I'll go back tomorrow &...
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    Jimbo, Thanks for the reply. Have you used any...

    Jimbo,
    Thanks for the reply. Have you used any of these products? The reason I'm asking is that I'm wondering if it's as easy to tile on the products as the manufacturers claim & also, if you feel...
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    pre-formed shower niches

    I'm in the process of rebuilding my tub surround & will be using tile. I've been trying to find the best alternative to custom building a wall niche. I had previously found out about Recess-It...
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    q on rebuilding tub surround

    This weekend I tore out my tub surround down to the studs, which thankfully was a lot easier than I feared. I've got some questions regarding preping it for 1/2" cbu - not all of them tile related.
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    dumb thinset question

    I'm finishing dry-fitting my cbu & will put it in place using thinset as per the manufacturers instructions in the next day or so. I'll be using a 1/4" square-notched trowel (other opinions...
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    similar events

    Just a few days ago, I discovered one section of copper pipe covered in green deposits. My entire house is plumbed in copper & this is the only section that this is occuring. It is also the only...
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    hj, Even though the flange appears to be in good...

    hj,
    Even though the flange appears to be in good shape. It's still the original one installed 37 years ago. Would you recommend removing it anyway. Thanks.
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    Terry, Thanks for your quick reply. After...

    Terry,
    Thanks for your quick reply. After removing the remaining subfloor & throroughly cleaning the flange, it turns out the flange is in good condition. Also, I'm not sure how common my...
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    replacing flange on copper pipe

    I'm in the early stage of a bathroom remodel & need to replace the toilet flange. I'm trying to figure out how the flange is attached (glued, sweated, other) & the best way to remove it. I'll have...
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