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Installing second bathroom sink

How difficult is it to install a second bathroom sink? currently we have plumbing for one sink right in the middle of a 68" vanity area. How would we go about installing plumbing for another sink or...
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Just wanted to add that the washer next to the...

Just wanted to add that the washer next to the dryer works great and all other outlets seem to be okay.

To clarify, I have one 3-prong outlet for our electric dryer not working, a regular outlet...
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Dryer outlet not working. Dimming lights oh my!

Before we get the electricians out I thought I would get some input as to what may be going on with our electrical wiring.

We noticed dimming lights in the garage a month or so back. Shortly...
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Thanks for the info. Chandler, I am using Compact...

Thanks for the info. Chandler, I am using Compact Fluorescent bulbs on all fixtures that have been acting up. wonder if i should switch then and see if I have the same problem. If the problem still...
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Lights start off dim and then get bright

I've noticed when I switch on the light in our garage, family room (next to the garage) and light outside in the front entrance the light is very dim and gradually gets brighter. This has been going...
01-27-08, 01:48 AM
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Posted By diymelk

Need info on replacing old sliding door with windows

We have a very narrow family room that opens up to a kitchen, large fireplace and 7' 10" sliding door. We only have one usable wall to place a tv or furniture. We would like to remove the old sliding...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-11-08, 07:26 PM
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Posted By diymelk

Thanks for the info. The temperature-pressure...

Thanks for the info. The temperature-pressure relief valve being on top intimidated me a bit (actually the whole project did) but luckily my mothers fiance has a brother who happens to be a plumber....
Forum: Water Heaters
01-09-08, 07:28 AM
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Posted By diymelk

Gas water heater caputs. Install and removal doable for average DIY?

This old house sure has been keeping us busy lately. We noticed a small leak coming from the bottom of our gas water heater about 4 days ago. The water dried up and we hoped the leak was due to...
01-02-08, 12:09 AM
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Posted By diymelk

You rec worked out perfectly. Thanks. Project...

You rec worked out perfectly. Thanks. Project complete!
12-31-07, 09:58 PM
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what tool do I use to install brass seat in shower valve?

The old brass seat came off along with the stem. What tool would I use to install the new brass seat that came with the new stem I purchased? Also, where does the metal ring go?
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brad nailer: 3/4-Inch to 2-Inch Vs 5/8-Inch to 1-1/4-Inch

Why would i spend more money for the 2 inch nailer? I'm not a pro so I don't need anything real heavy duty. I plan on putting up moulding, trim on cabinets and small wood projects. Is it worth paying...
12-31-07, 03:05 PM
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Posted By diymelk

Can I use travertine in bathrooms?

How well does travertine hold up in bathrooms? I'm concerned about urine. TMI but my 4 year old often misses his target. Also, it is the main bathroom so it gets a lot of traffic.
12-31-07, 11:38 AM
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Posted By diymelk

I've looked under sinks and no shut off valve. Do...

I've looked under sinks and no shut off valve. Do plumbers have some sort of tool that could locate the shut off valve? I know where the meter is from the side walk but don't see anything coming into...
12-31-07, 11:28 AM
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Posted By diymelk

The pictures you see are from the top of the...

The pictures you see are from the top of the water heater and side. There are no other pipes coming from the other side of the water heater. I've updated the photos to clearify.

Top pipes...
12-30-07, 09:21 PM
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Posted By diymelk

The steam ended up being a really old American...

The steam ended up being a really old American Standard steam. Socket wrench of all sizes did not work with this steam because of the round shape rather then hex shape. I managed to remove the steam...
12-30-07, 09:16 PM
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Posted By diymelk

With the shut off valve be the pipe with the blue...

With the shut off valve be the pipe with the blue tag next to it?

This one?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22289775@N05/2149376469/

If so, How would I turn it off? Do I twist the clip on...
12-30-07, 01:43 PM
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Posted By diymelk

Locating Main water shut off valve

I've searched high and low for the main water shut off valve. We dont have a basement and we live in a warm state (NM) so it may be outside but i can't locate anything other then the City valve and...
12-30-07, 12:22 PM
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Posted By diymelk

One more question: Our plumber said he would...

One more question: Our plumber said he would charge us $500 to fix leak and replace shower faucet to include handles and shower. Why would we need to replace the entire shower faucet? Yes, its very...
12-30-07, 12:17 PM
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Posted By diymelk

thanks. I will head out to HD and buy the set....

thanks. I will head out to HD and buy the set. Looks like I'll be needing a really large socket wrench. One more question (for now at least) Can I just shut off the hot water from my water heater? We...
12-30-07, 11:36 AM
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Posted By diymelk

Need help with Leaky shower

I was told i need to replace a shower valve. 30 year old faucet. Hot water does not turn off completely no matter how hard I turn it. Shower only, two handle faucet. At this point I am prepared to...
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