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Posted By rckowal

I discussed this issue with Delta Customer...

I discussed this issue with Delta Customer Service this morning. Tech Rep. said there is a special wrench which should have been in the box with the faucet set. There wasn't - so they are sending me...
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Posted By rckowal

Thanks again Pulpo, The threads are on the...

Thanks again Pulpo,

The threads are on the inside of the long barrel on the adapter. As a result, you can't even see the threads much less apply anything to them.

However, I may try that trick...
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Posted By rckowal

Thanks for the reply Pulpo. Unfortunately, this...

Thanks for the reply Pulpo. Unfortunately, this isn't possible because of the stupid design of the so-called "nut". On granite tops, you have to use a thick deck adapter. It has a female thread that...
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Posted By rckowal

Loose Spout Hub - Help Please

I have a 4 hole Delta kitchen sink faucet that is mounted in a granite counter top. The spout stands alone - separate from the valve, sprayer, etc.

I'm unable to keep the spout hub nut from...
05-04-07, 06:14 AM
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Posted By rckowal

Thanks again for the replies. Lots of good,...

Thanks again for the replies. Lots of good, helpful information here.

CSG, that's interesting. Until now, I had never heard of that trick but it makes a great deal of sense.

Woodbutcher,...
04-28-07, 05:50 PM
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Posted By rckowal

Thanks again to all who replied. It's people like...

Thanks again to all who replied. It's people like you that make these forums work for everyone.

Best regards
04-27-07, 06:20 PM
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Posted By rckowal

Now I understand why Who mentioned the Sawzall...

Now I understand why Who mentioned the Sawzall cutting. However, in this case, I am not locked in at both ends of the plumbing. Since it's on a kitchen sink, I just remove the J Bend trap - then...
04-27-07, 05:56 AM
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Posted By rckowal

Thanks much for replying Mango Man & Who, it's...

Thanks much for replying Mango Man & Who, it's really helpful.

This sounds very encouraging but I don't quite follow the thinking behind using a Sawzall to cut the pipe. In this case, I only need...
04-26-07, 06:35 PM
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Posted By rckowal

How Do I Loosen Galvanized Pipe

I'm updating the kitchen sink in our 40 year old house. Naturally, the drain locations on the new sink will be totally different than the old one. This requires that I undo a portion of the existing...
03-30-07, 04:04 PM
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Posted By rckowal

Hi Twelvepole. Thanks for the very helpful reply....

Hi Twelvepole. Thanks for the very helpful reply.

Monticellos' warranty is more like what I had in mind. It seems reasonable.

Too bad they are located in Philly. If they were here in the Metro...
03-30-07, 12:52 PM
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Posted By rckowal

Thanks for replying Wayne. I would prefer one of...

Thanks for replying Wayne. I would prefer one of the man made products but my wife loves the look of granite.

I would think that a reputable installation contractor could warrant faulty...
03-30-07, 07:45 AM
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Posted By rckowal

Granite Countertop Questions

I have researched a great deal of information on granite countertops in home kitchens. My main concern is HOW TO GET A WARRANTY AGAINST CRACKING.

Installers that I have talked to (so far) will not...
08-16-06, 05:46 AM
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Posted By rckowal

Hi Romod, I feel like you do about killing little...

Hi Romod, I feel like you do about killing little critters. My wife thinks I'm a monster since she's a real strong animal lover. She feeds the birds, squirrels & a little wild bunny every day. Even...
08-15-06, 11:52 AM
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Posted By rckowal

Hi Romod, Congratulations "Great Mole...

Hi Romod,

Congratulations "Great Mole Hunter", that's good news.

I received the Easy Step trap that I ordered last week, but still haven't come across an active tunnel to try it. I intend to...
08-14-06, 12:14 PM
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Posted By rckowal

I tried this a few times but never found a tunnel...

I tried this a few times but never found a tunnel on the "dotted lines". It doesn't mean that it can't work, just that I haven't found a tunnel doing it.

This is what makes me think that my...
08-14-06, 12:04 PM
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Posted By rckowal

Hi Romod, I have read that some people have...

Hi Romod,

I have read that some people have shoved garden hoses into mole tunnels & believed they had run them off. However, some also say, that their moles came back soon after the water left...
08-13-06, 06:10 AM
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Posted By rckowal

Thumbs up Finding the tunnels seems to be a common problem....

Finding the tunnels seems to be a common problem. I was at nursery supply store yesterday & heard the same from another trap "user". As one said "If I can't see a tunnel how will I ever know where to...
08-12-06, 06:25 PM
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Posted By rckowal

Hi Newt, Thanks again for all of the help. It's...

Hi Newt, Thanks again for all of the help. It's really appreciated.

I've read & understand all of the stuff you suggested, including habitat & trapping. It appears to me that setting the trap per...
08-12-06, 04:28 PM
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Posted By rckowal

How Can I Locate Mole Tunnels In Tall Grass?

I definitely have a mole - I see the mounds or hills it makes. I am however, having a tough time finding the active feeding tunnels which usually run between those mounds.

The problem here is that...
08-11-06, 08:41 AM
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Posted By rckowal

Newt, Please clarify how to tell. As I...

Newt, Please clarify how to tell.

As I understand it, voles leave a number of small, but visible holes in open (no turf) or mulched soil - similar to mice or toads.

Moles on the other hand...
08-11-06, 08:09 AM
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Posted By rckowal

Hi Romod, Maybe I can add on to what Newt said by...

Hi Romod, Maybe I can add on to what Newt said by sharing some of the things I've learned so far.

As I understand it, traveling tunnels are most likely the older ones. Some times they run along...
08-11-06, 07:12 AM
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Posted By rckowal

Hi Newt, I'm still doing my mole home work so...

Hi Newt, I'm still doing my mole home work so (naturally) I have a few new questions.

When looking at pictures of mole hills and carefully noting how folks describe them, I often see & read about...
08-10-06, 06:09 PM
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Posted By rckowal

Hi Newt, Thanks for the reply, it's...

Hi Newt,

Thanks for the reply, it's appreciated. I took a look at the link you suggested, it helped a bit to clarify some other questuons that I had.

I've also read & heard that scissors type...
08-10-06, 07:00 AM
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Posted By rckowal

I would also like to hear the answers to Jst's...

I would also like to hear the answers to Jst's questions. I have tried the Victor harpoon mole trap without any success. In fact, after two weeks of setting them out, I have never even seen one of...
11-03-05, 04:45 PM
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Posted By rckowal

Thanks for the reply Grady. Wow! 2 hours is a...

Thanks for the reply Grady. Wow! 2 hours is a long time but yet it should conserve energy. In this case, it's natural gas which is getting pretty costly.

Since she has no zone controls, maybe it...
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