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Thanks for your replies- Lawrosa, your...

Thanks for your replies-

Lawrosa, your perspective is interesting b/c asked following in Post #15:

wonder if replacing vs renovate could be the more common and better decision for this @32year...
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Posted By surfinagin

A couple follow-up pics -do these help make it...

A couple follow-up pics -do these help make it reasonably certain that the following is correct kit to rebuild this circa 1987 valve?

Delta RP54870 Renovation Kit - 600 Series Tub and Shower
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Posted By surfinagin

Made same observations as you, CasualJoe- ...

Made same observations as you, CasualJoe-

The @$70 kit you linked is clearly OEM/Delta.
For further confusion, reference the 4th of 4 images for this product that shows the KNOB (not lever)...
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Posted By surfinagin

Thanks XSleeper- Will order the renovation...

Thanks XSleeper-

Will order the renovation kit, and be ready for a battle to remove the old valve.

Your time and provided info (and others responding) much appreciated!

Surfin'
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Posted By surfinagin

Appears case closed with this verified as a 600...

Appears case closed with this verified as a 600 Series since the handle is lifted to turn on the water(?)

haha- Replies appear to contradict? :Wink:
"assuming you can get it apart" vs "not...
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Posted By surfinagin

Screws are left/right below the handle -therefore...

Screws are left/right below the handle -therefore it's either a 1600 series (RP1991 cartridge) or 600 series (ball/seats/springs/cam packing).

At next opportunity, will remove the handle to look...
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Posted By surfinagin

Thanks -got it. Similar handle is shown on...

Thanks -got it.

Similar handle is shown on pp for the 600 series and for the 1300/1400 series.

Assuming that's a clue, appears verification of the screw location will narrow this down to one or...
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Posted By surfinagin

Thanks XSleeper -that's good info- Think...

Thanks XSleeper -that's good info-

Think there's a pair of screws below the handle... lower left, lower right.
This is at a relative's house, will have them verify.

At the link U provided,...
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Posted By surfinagin

Thanks for your response PJMax- If no...

Thanks for your response PJMax-

If no posters can confirm the RP19804 replacement cartridge is correct, or at least a "best bet", then I'll buy the RP19804 cartridge to have on hand when removing...
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Posted By surfinagin

circa 1987 Delta shower valve cartridge replacement

Attached photo shows circa 1987 Delta shower valve that's leaking by at 20dpm.

Is the following the correct replacement cartridge?

Cartridge Assembly -1300/1400 Series (04/2006 and earlier)...
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Posted By surfinagin

Wiped off spot where smoked, and retried it,...

Wiped off spot where smoked, and retried it, heated to 300degF.
No smoke/no issues -see pic.
Apparently it was something on the element, as U predicted
PJMax, THANKS for your time and help!
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Posted By surfinagin

Yes just smoking, but quite a lot and only at...

Yes just smoking, but quite a lot and only at that one location.
I could leave it on longer to see if smoke goes away, or if begins to glow red at that location.

Since hot bake elements normally...
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Posted By surfinagin

PJMax and Pilot Dane, thanks for your replies- ...

PJMax and Pilot Dane, thanks for your replies-

Pilot Dane- element began smoking a lot, and only at location shown in pic. Failure appeared imminent.
Therefore, shut off oven ASAP (within @1")...
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Posted By surfinagin

new oven bake element -problem

Just installed:

GE WB44X5082 Bake Element for Self Cleaning GE, Hotpoint, and RCA Ovens

On initial test, the element immediately began smoking at same location that the old element failed. See...
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Posted By surfinagin

XSleeper, thanks for your reply. Apparently...

XSleeper, thanks for your reply.

Apparently big box doesn't stock Geocel 2300 or Solar Seal 900, but local roofing supply appears to have them.

Gaps at roof peak actually are fairly deep. Found...
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Posted By surfinagin

best caulk to re-seal steel roof/chimney gap?

Noticed water leaking inside down chimney-
Discovered that sealant caulk degraded, and repointing needed.
Pics show where degraded caulk removed and steel roof needs to be re-sealed.
Waiting...
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Posted By surfinagin

PJmax, thanks for your reply recommending Sakrete...

PJmax, thanks for your reply recommending Sakrete Type S High Strength Mortar Mix, and your other tips.

If worked 4U, then should work for me-
Local big box has 10lb bags for cheap.

Plan to...
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Posted By surfinagin

Reset fireplace ash door -advice?

(4) attached pics show fireplace ash door need to reset.
Fireplace not used -eventually will convert to gas.
Plan:
1. Powerwash all concrete/ash door surfaces, to ensure good bond.
2. Apply one...
02-03-19, 07:22 AM
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Posted By surfinagin

Thanks for your reply- Have some Quikrete...

Thanks for your reply-

Have some Quikrete Fast Set Repair Mortar that would work.
Would that be a big advantage over a good concrete repair caulk?

If a paintable caulk will work to fill the...
02-03-19, 05:49 AM
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Posted By surfinagin

best product to fill nail holes -basement wall?

Removing basement paneling, and the grid nailed to cinder block behind it.
Wall appears to have a coat of Drylok.
Plan to leave the wall unfinished, therefore want to fill the nail holes and paint....
02-22-18, 09:31 AM
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Posted By surfinagin

Thanks, thinking same regarding cost now...

Thanks, thinking same regarding cost now rationalized by expected future savings in cost of operation
02-21-18, 12:28 PM
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Posted By surfinagin

32yr old water softener -options?

Very hard municipal water: 320mg/l (18.7gpg) hardness
32,000 grain softener
AUTOTROL 1550-TC (155) Control System
Regen settings: every 3 days at 7lb salt
Resin replaced 2001.
2 bath home,...
09-17-17, 04:25 AM
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Posted By surfinagin

Thanks for your reply- Apparently quack grass...

Thanks for your reply-
Apparently quack grass is common, based on google search-
No Chemical Warfare for the entire lawn kills it since it's a grass.
Have been digging it up, but the root...
09-16-17, 06:37 PM
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Posted By surfinagin

Is this quack grass?

For several years, doing battle with this persistent invasive in my NY lawn.
Deep connecting roots and appearance have led me to believe this is quack grass(?)
Conclusion also based on my...
06-21-17, 06:11 PM
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Posted By surfinagin

czizzi, thanks for your good advice re: order...

czizzi, thanks for your good advice re: order "storm door ready".
Also appreciate your feedback supporting our precautions/plan to install a fiberglass door.
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