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    These work

    I find these work really well...
    http://www.boschtools.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/BoschAccessoryDetail.aspx?pid=309
    http://mdm.boschwebservices.com/MDMCache/t06/0000001/r01658v5.jpg


    But...
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    Just a couple of concerns... Is the grey pipe...

    Just a couple of concerns...
    Is the grey pipe SCH80 pvc?
    PVC and ABS tend not to glue together very well...
    Seems like you have many transitions in your piping...
  3. This means there should be a short piece of...

    This means there should be a short piece of tubing (chromed) that will act as a spacer under the bowl. It covers the holes in the tailpiece and allows the nut to tighten properly and seal the drain...
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    sometimes you have to use the old torch method......

    sometimes you have to use the old torch method...
    that and penetrating oil sometimes work....
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    If it drains fine without the grid strainer on,...

    If it drains fine without the grid strainer on, it is probably air-locked...
    get a grid strainer with bigger holes...
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    1st - always scew plastic into metal... never...

    1st - always scew plastic into metal... never metal into plastic...
    2nd - cut a pvc sched 80 nipple in half and screw it into the galvy 90. use the plain end that is sticking out to glue your pvc...
  7. for a small system like that, I usually just turn...

    for a small system like that, I usually just turn the water on and go for it...
    For a larger system, we pressurize it with air and look for pressure drop and, if needed use soapy water to find...
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    I would be very concerned about the toothppick...

    I would be very concerned about the toothppick the original plumber left where the floor joist used to be...
    He cut too much of the joist out and it will leave a very weak spot in the floor...
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    The old durham fittings used to have the built in...

    The old durham fittings used to have the built in slope as well...
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    Here it would be legal - instead of the cap, you...

    Here it would be legal - instead of the cap, you could also use a female threaded adapter and a plug...
    If low enough this would allow the fitting to be used as a cleanout or allow future tie ins...
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    HDepot has "end cut preservative"... I think it...

    HDepot has "end cut preservative"...
    I think it is the same thing...
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    The "gem" cap style will work but I prefer to use...

    The "gem" cap style will work but I prefer to use the cast iron hard caps with no-hub bands if the piping is cast and clue-on caps if plastic...
    The rubber ones do deteriorate and crack over time....
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    Do you have an expansion tank on your water...

    Do you have an expansion tank on your water heater?
    If you do not, it might be a thermal expansion issue...
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    plastic line is a trap primer and it is used to...

    plastic line is a trap primer and it is used to keep the trap wet as you surmised...
    If you want you can install a regular faucet and just make sure you manually "prime" the trap once a week or...
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    Looks like they had to chip out the concrete to...

    Looks like they had to chip out the concrete to fix a messed up rough in...
    Looks like an offset flange...
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    I agree that 'robertson' head screws aare the...

    I agree that 'robertson' head screws aare the best...
    I use them almost exclusively in wood if I am able...
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    work on a municipal line broke calcium buildup...

    work on a municipal line broke calcium buildup loose and you are just getting the benefit of this....
  18. Thread: lobster tub

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    Contact a local granite contractor - they can...

    Contact a local granite contractor - they can make a granite tub for you - epoxied together on site and gorgeous - not as porous as cement and very durable....
  19. Thread: New Scrap Law

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    Arizona did something similar... New Laws for...

    Arizona did something similar...
    New Laws for Recycling

    Arizona Environmental Recycling wants you to know that starting August 31, 2007, new laws go into effect regarding transactions from metal...
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    I know in PHX the building dept is turning down...

    I know in PHX the building dept is turning down double wyes and double combos used flat...
    You have to use separate wyes here....
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    Take the head off and try to soak it in lime...

    Take the head off and try to soak it in lime remover...
    It might be that the head is partially clogged...
    Try another head - get a cheap one and see if it makes any difference....
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    I would bite the bullet and replace the check...

    I would bite the bullet and replace the check valve - it would only take a little time and would be done right...
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    Before you go and use the putty, check the...

    Before you go and use the putty, check the manufacturer's instructions...
    Some cultured stone and most real stone I know of can be damaged with plumber's putty and they recommend silicone....
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    High pressure is anything over 80 psi.. In many...

    High pressure is anything over 80 psi..
    In many areas the water meters have integral check valves...
    If your region has a code requiring expansion tanks in every residence, I would suspect that may...
  25. There is a mosque in Phoenix that put some of...

    There is a mosque in Phoenix that put some of these in...
    They had to get the health dept and plumbing inspections dept to come out and give them special permission as the squat plates they wished...
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