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07-20-08, 02:49 AM
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Posted By winslow

what type of backer board?

Replacing a tub. I have already removed the walls and replaced the tub. I plan on putting up corian shower walls. What is the best type of backer board to use in this instance. Cement board? Hardi...
12-18-05, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,972
Posted By winslow

testing

If you are pressure testing with a pressure gauge at 10 lbs you will need to leave the gauge on a lot longer than 10 min to see if you have a leak. I had this problem with new construction. You can...
12-05-05, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By winslow

you need to have the hot and cold water lines...

you need to have the hot and cold water lines pressurized or tested to ensure there are no leaks before closing the walls (a pinhole leak will do a lot of damage by the time you even realize you have...
12-04-05, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,408
Posted By winslow

Are you reffering to a flushometer valve? ...

Are you reffering to a flushometer valve?

When you actuate the handle it breaks the seal between the upper and lower chamber (it unseats the diaphram), allowing water into the tailpiece. A small...
11-24-05, 05:49 AM
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Posted By winslow

sounds like the venting system is clogged

sounds like the venting system is clogged
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Views: 21,802
Posted By winslow

If the plumber installed the valve upside down...

If the plumber installed the valve upside down and it was recenly done then it is his responsibility to fix it for you free of charge. It's called a "call back". Another example for using licensed...
11-22-05, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By winslow

lead free solder melts at 800

lead free solder melts at 800
11-13-05, 01:22 PM
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Views: 804
Posted By winslow

you need to convert the stove from propane to...

you need to convert the stove from propane to natural gas. To do this you have to change the orifices in the burners and convert the regulator. How old is the stove? You might need to contact a rep...
11-13-05, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By winslow

moen makes a cartridge puller, it is available at...

moen makes a cartridge puller, it is available at most hardware stores, home depot for example
11-13-05, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By winslow

One day I was in a highrise repairing a shower...

One day I was in a highrise repairing a shower valve when I noticed the water level in the toilet bowl was very low (a 3 1/2 gallon flush tank). I augered the toilet , everything was fine. Moments...
11-13-05, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By winslow

the rough plumbing has to be inspected, it is...

the rough plumbing has to be inspected, it is unlikely a pipe sizing problem. Check the water levels in the tanks. How is the building water pressure? It is odd that there are problems with all the...
11-13-05, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By winslow

make sure no fixtures are leaking. Then turn the...

make sure no fixtures are leaking. Then turn the water off at the water heater and wait about five minutes then open it quickly.If you hear a surge when you open the valve then you have a leak in the...
11-11-05, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,653
Posted By winslow

identify old sewer pipe

getting ready to plumb a new house. after demoing the old house was looking for the sewer line to find the lateral. The old sewer line was a cement colored composite pipe with a red stripe around it...
03-14-05, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,508
Posted By winslow

I use my 4 1/2 grinder with either a metal or...

I use my 4 1/2 grinder with either a metal or diamond blade tocut cast iron when I can't get the snap cutterson there. It works quickly and is safer.
03-13-05, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By winslow

If your water lines are copper looped under slab...

If your water lines are copper looped under slab it sounds like a leak. Make sure none of the faucets are dripping then turn the water off to the hot water heater. wait a couple of minutes and turn...
03-13-05, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 899
Posted By winslow

is this on a horizontal to horizontal or vertical...

is this on a horizontal to horizontal or vertical to horizontal. Exactly what type of sweep fittings did they use?
03-10-05, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By winslow

you have a solder bushing in the tap tee, If you...

you have a solder bushing in the tap tee, If you have a reciprocating saw you can cut it out and screw in a 1 1/2 galvanized nipple. Be careful not to damage the threads on the bottom part of the...
06-20-04, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,626
Posted By winslow

Do you have a single handle shower valve. Sounds...

Do you have a single handle shower valve. Sounds like a faulty balancing spool or cartridge
10-05-03, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,868
Posted By winslow

you would be better off using the copper tubing...

you would be better off using the copper tubing on a dishwasher. Copper tubing will easily last as long as the dishwasher, braided hose (even the stainless braide wil eventually fail. If you will...
10-04-03, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By winslow

The trick to this is to go slowly so the bit wont...

The trick to this is to go slowly so the bit wont overheat. First drill a pilot hole, then drill a 1/4 inch hole for the pilot bit. Then go with the hole saw with a variable speed drill, you can also...
09-29-03, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By winslow

You need to tie the vent in 6 inches above the...

You need to tie the vent in 6 inches above the flood rim of the fixtures on the upper floor. Even when wet venting is permitted, it is illegal to wet vent fixtures on different floor levels.
09-28-03, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By winslow

there is a retaining clip that holds the cartride...

there is a retaining clip that holds the cartride in, you need to remove it first. Remove the chrome sleeve and you will see it. pry it up with a small screwdriver. If the existing cartride is brass...
09-26-03, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By winslow

stacks dont usually present any clog problems....

stacks dont usually present any clog problems. Usually it is the horizontal lines that could use a cleaning. If you have a persistant problem then you may have a sag or a seperation in the line....
09-26-03, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By winslow

1/4 inch inlet? sounds like a hot water dispenser...

1/4 inch inlet? sounds like a hot water dispenser to me, which would only require 120 v. Did it come with a dispensing faucet? a hot onle would just require you to run the 1/4 hot to the dispenser. A...
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