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05-14-21, 11:15 AM
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Well I guess I’m experimenting with trying to...

Well I guess I’m experimenting with trying to stain it back or busting out the tiles.
05-12-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Paulypfunk

I didn’t think this would be such a difficult...

I didn’t think this would be such a difficult question.
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Views: 294
Posted By Paulypfunk

It looks like you have a glass bowl vessel, which...

It looks like you have a glass bowl vessel, which usually doesn’t have the little overflow hole near the top of the bowl. That little hole allows trapped air to get out of the way, the bubble...
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Not all garbage disposal mounts are the same, but...

Not all garbage disposal mounts are the same, but the Moen one you have does appear to the the most common. As for it being tight enough? Those are notorious for being a pain to install. You...
05-10-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Paulypfunk

Bang!

Anything with a fast open/close solenoid is supposed to have a water hammer suppression device dedicated to that fixture, installed as close to the fixture as possible. Clothes washers, ice makers,...
05-10-21, 09:45 PM
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Views: 398
Posted By Paulypfunk

Depends

If that line has been shut off for a long period of time you may have flushed some grit or debris into the hose spigot when you turned on the internal isolation valve. That may also explain why it...
05-10-21, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

We did clean with soap and water, and used a...

We did clean with soap and water, and used a professional tile cleaner, it’s as clean and smooth as we can get it. It appears that the acid in the yogurt has stained the tile.
05-10-21, 11:10 AM
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Views: 361
Posted By Paulypfunk

Stained limestone

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Hi gang,

a number of years ago the wife...
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Views: 1,234
Posted By Paulypfunk

You said you checked the water inside the toilet...

You said you checked the water inside the toilet tank and did not have similar growth? I doubt it is a water quality issue. The holding tank on your toilet is certainly more stagnant than the bowl...
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Posted By Paulypfunk

That is about as far as your are going to get...

That is about as far as your are going to get with a pump. Time to shop vac the rest or get out the mop.
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Views: 714
Posted By Paulypfunk

Most hardware stores make a small utility pump...

Most hardware stores make a small utility pump commonly called a 'floor sucker' that attaches to a garden hose for its discharge. I think that would be perfect for your application. I will post a...
11-17-18, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Agreed. Typical practice is to install 'angle...

Agreed. Typical practice is to install 'angle stop' shut off valves so you can maintain the faucet and supply piping. It appears that you have 1/2 x 3/8" adapters soldered on.

To answer your...
11-17-18, 12:53 PM
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Views: 4,384
Posted By Paulypfunk

Cut the unneeded side off and glue on a clean out...

Cut the unneeded side off and glue on a clean out adapter with a removable screw cap. The main reason this is all happening is that your sink drain line is partially clogged. Did you snake it out?...
11-17-18, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Paulypfunk

The drain seal is a FloodGuard made by General...

The drain seal is a FloodGuard made by General Specialties. It is designed to be removable. There is an expanding rubber gasket around the outside that is pushed outward by tightening the set...
10-07-18, 07:31 PM
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Views: 4,782
Posted By Paulypfunk

I had a client with a similar problem. We...

I had a client with a similar problem. We searched high and low, replaced expansion tanks, toilet guts, added hammer arrestors... Turns out the problem was a woodpecker that would come every morning...
10-07-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By Paulypfunk

Yes it would, but wouldn't it be nice if you...

Yes it would, but wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to?
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Anybody know what the maximum span is on 1 x 4 x...

Anybody know what the maximum span is on 1 x 4 x 3/4" Ipe?
10-06-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By Paulypfunk

You likely have debris caught in the inlets of...

You likely have debris caught in the inlets of the control valve. I would shut down the water to the fixture, disassemble the control and clean out the inlets, check the innards for rust or junk,...
10-06-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Paulypfunk

Whomever said brute force isn't the answer is...

Whomever said brute force isn't the answer is simply not using enough brute force.

Dont bend or stress the pipe if you are going to run gas through it. It is a code violation and potentially...
10-06-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By Paulypfunk

That is a fairly typical setup. I dont know what...

That is a fairly typical setup. I dont know what type of control valve you are going to use. Follow the cautions i addressed before. Take note of where your hand spray hose is going to rest, make...
10-06-18, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By Paulypfunk

When in doubt, do a temporary setup, install the...

When in doubt, do a temporary setup, install the trim for the hand shower and tub spout before you cover the walls. Make sure they discharge into a bucket or down the drain the way you think they...
10-06-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By Paulypfunk

I dont see your picture, but you ask an important...

I dont see your picture, but you ask an important question. I would be sure to carefully read the instructions for the shower control valve. Some units have the diverter function built into the...
10-06-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By Paulypfunk

The drain line for the sink only needs to be 1...

The drain line for the sink only needs to be 1 1/2" but as other people are suggesting, the 'wet vent' solution would need you to oversize the sink drain line to 2". That way it can act as both the...
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Views: 861
Posted By Paulypfunk

Usually the other end is small enough to unscrew...

Usually the other end is small enough to unscrew and remove the "grommet". I am unclear as to what your problem is. Why do you need to remove it? That thing is possibly a weight to help the hose...
09-26-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,925
Posted By Paulypfunk

could also be the dishwasher. A small leak...

could also be the dishwasher. A small leak underneath or a bad seal on the door could let water out. Water could run along the grout lines in the floor and collect in a low spot.

My money is on...
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