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06-05-08, 05:35 PM
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Posted By notuboo

I'd like to see the code that tells him this is...

I'd like to see the code that tells him this is not an approved application.

For what you describe, perfectly legal for codes that accept
AAV.

Just for the sake of throwing this out. I have...
06-05-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,304
Posted By notuboo

You might want to check your local codes. Where...

You might want to check your local codes. Where I'm at 2" is minimum size standpipe at 18" to 30".

Otherwise, you have a plan.

Good luck with your project.
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Views: 1,542
Posted By notuboo

Search for the term "dip tube" with water...

Search for the term "dip tube" with water heaters. There was a lawsuit settled years ago about this.

Easy check on dip tube or other problem. Place the grit in a little vinegar and see what...
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Views: 1,437
Posted By notuboo

I hadn't thought about the anti-scald valve, good...

I hadn't thought about the anti-scald valve, good call plumbingods.

I use Moentrol valves for tub/shower and shower. Great warranty on these products.
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Views: 2,209
Posted By notuboo

A picture would be great for this. Two...

A picture would be great for this.

Two thoughts come to mind.

First thought is there were tiles made years ago that had the towel bar built into them much like the soap dish / wash cloth...
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Views: 1,320
Posted By notuboo

Yeah, okay, years ago and much younger me did...

Yeah, okay, years ago and much younger me did break a toilet bowl or two by over tightening. I don't recall anything on a toilet I haven't broke. BUT, this is called experience!

I've seen tanks...
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Views: 1,437
Posted By notuboo

You know, I seldom find original valve on...

You know, I seldom find original valve on supplies going to the tub/shower. You'll find stops on virtually every other fixture, not always, but say, 75% of the time. Then only about 10% of them work....
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Views: 1,320
Posted By notuboo

Welcome to the DIY forums. This is one of...

Welcome to the DIY forums.

This is one of those jobs that can go terribly wrong but is usually very easy.

A sawzall is very handy, but chance are, you don't have one.

You can try to remove...
05-14-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By notuboo

To clear a line and run a camera, that is a fair...

To clear a line and run a camera, that is a fair price.

Sounds like a broken line, otherwise water and sewage would stay inside it. Camera will tell you everything you need to know.

Expect a...
05-14-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 18,688
Posted By notuboo

I'd make a call to Home Depot or Lowe's type big...

I'd make a call to Home Depot or Lowe's type big box store. They have pipe threaders just sitting there. A small charge on their part would make rethreading a snap. Just tell them what you did, what...
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Views: 1,835
Posted By notuboo

At my home it's usually my wife. :eek: ...

At my home it's usually my wife. :eek:

Elsewhere, I'd pull the aerator off the end of the faucet spout and then check again. Then, I'd look at either the stem in the faucet itself if it is a two...
05-09-08, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,212
Posted By notuboo

plumbingods is onto something.... Check with...

plumbingods is onto something....

Check with the water heater off and cool before we go any further.

Let us know how this turns out....
05-09-08, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,644
Posted By notuboo

Welcome to the Doityourself forums. I...

Welcome to the Doityourself forums.

I understand what you want to do but it's overkill. This is a drain. Look at ferncos and PVC/ABS pipe. The pipes should support nothing but themselves.
...
04-23-08, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,965
Posted By notuboo

cyanmein, my dad used to call anything a hose...

cyanmein, my dad used to call anything a hose hooked up to as a spigot. :)

Just Bill gave a great response for a spigot attachment with a direct connection to a water line.

Dad called hose...
04-23-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By notuboo

Air chambers are placed next to the valve or as...

Air chambers are placed next to the valve or as close as possible to the valve. Usually in cabinets of fixtures such as kitchen faucets or lav faucets, or mounted on the walls next to the hose...
04-22-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By notuboo

Not air chambers... If a person ever wanted...

Not air chambers...

If a person ever wanted to add something to a house that needed water, would it be easier to just cut a line and take off from there, or cut a line, add a tee, then go from...
04-21-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,410
Posted By notuboo

Yes, you can silicone it in place. We'll call...

Yes, you can silicone it in place. We'll call that option #3.

Good luck with your project.
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Posted By notuboo

Welcome to the DIY forums. You can buy a...

Welcome to the DIY forums.

You can buy a small bottle of filler and then a matched paint for the tub.

This works real well on newer tubs that haven't discolored over time.

The filler is...
04-21-08, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,134
Posted By notuboo

Welcome to the DIY forums. There is no clear...

Welcome to the DIY forums.

There is no clear cut answer for your question. This is a local code issue. You need to find out what plumbing code is followed in your city / parish.

Understanding...
04-19-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By notuboo

Haven't seen a lead water supply line. Seen many...

Haven't seen a lead water supply line. Seen many galvanized lines. These are gray in color. Many, many years ago did cast iron joints with lead and used swagging tools.

Chandler said it best. In...
04-19-08, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,410
Posted By notuboo

It was common years ago for this. Yeah, sound...

It was common years ago for this. Yeah, sound yucky, but it was. It was used as a cleanout before the luxury of cabled snakes became common. This is were the term "rodding a sewer" came from, the...
04-19-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By notuboo

Welcome to the DIY forums. Sounds like you...

Welcome to the DIY forums.

Sounds like you had a self draining hose bib freeze. Its the thing on the side of the house you attach a garden hose to and water comes out. You turn the handle and it...
Replies: 4
Views: 28,439
Posted By notuboo

There are any number of slip on tub spouts. ...

There are any number of slip on tub spouts.

Moen is a good example. Uses combination of o-ring with metric set screw for a next to permanent repair.

What I have into with some diverter spouts,...
Replies: 4
Views: 4,470
Posted By notuboo

How far back into the pipe sticking out of the...

How far back into the pipe sticking out of the wall did the new tailpiece slide? Far enough to be against an elbow?

Should be in pipe no further than 1 1/2" or so.
04-15-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,597
Posted By notuboo

Hi, welcome to the plumbing forum. Lets do...

Hi, welcome to the plumbing forum.

Lets do something very basic.

Take a 5 gallon bucket of water and just pour it in the toilet. If it takes the bucket of water in a flushing action, then it...
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