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05-01-19, 06:29 PM
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Posted By fish02906

Pure silicone was my solution. I applied a...

Pure silicone was my solution. I applied a generous sized bead along the tile/tub line, and that seems to have improved my situation meaningfully. So apparently water was either penetrating through...
04-15-19, 10:20 AM
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Posted By fish02906

It's almost perfectly level, see photo below. The...

It's almost perfectly level, see photo below. The guard that i installed is a piece of leftover marble that i cut to length, and i used pure silicone to adhere it to the tub (on both sides of...
04-15-19, 10:12 AM
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Posted By fish02906

XSleeper, thanks again, I really appreciate your...

XSleeper, thanks again, I really appreciate your advice, but I'm having trouble understanding your instructions where you say "the water line to tile joint is what should be sealed"... sorry to be...
04-15-19, 08:07 AM
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Views: 455
Posted By fish02906

XSleeper, thanks for the reply. The tub spout is...

XSleeper, thanks for the reply. The tub spout is actually on the list of things that are not 100% satisfactory... see photo below, gap between spout and tile. As I mentioned in my original post, that...
04-15-19, 07:28 AM
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Views: 455
Posted By fish02906

Mark, thanks very much for the reply. The...

Mark, thanks very much for the reply. The contractor used a product called WEDI Board, not cement board. The photo below shows the WEDI board already installed on the 5' side of the tub; I took that...
04-14-19, 10:02 PM
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Views: 455
Posted By fish02906

water being wicked from behind shower tile??

Hi all, I have a sad story to share... I am a DIYer, but last year my wife and I decided to hire a professional to redo the main bathroom in our house, because we thought it'd be nice to have a pro...
02-13-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By fish02906

Wow. Interesting stuff! My original question was...

Wow. Interesting stuff! My original question was whether soldered copper can be expected to withstand torque... But maybe torque isn't the biggest concern here. Based on the most recent replies re...
02-12-19, 09:06 PM
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Views: 793
Posted By fish02906

Lawrosa - would you mind educating me on the...

Lawrosa - would you mind educating me on the distinction that you're alluding to? The elbow is indeed brass (sharkbite to MPT)... I take it from your reply that using a nipple of any other metal...
02-12-19, 05:03 PM
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Views: 793
Posted By fish02906

Thanks for your replies! I originally did try to...

Thanks for your replies! I originally did try to get the Home Depot plumbing guy to cut threads into a nipple that would've been exactly the correct length. The problem there was that the thread...
02-12-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By fish02906

Pipe nipple too long

Hi all and thanks in advance for your advice.

Last year a sloppy contractor installed a new bathroom at my place. Among the long list of regrettable mistakes, the shower supply pipe nipple is too...
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Posted By fish02906

Symmons 2DIV orientation

Hi all, thanks in advance for any replied to this inquiry...

I have a Symmons 2DIV diverter in hand and ready to install. The instructions indicate that the "IN" port should be pointing down. For...
12-07-17, 08:42 PM
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Views: 613
Posted By fish02906

Well I feel like a bit of an idiot with the...

Well I feel like a bit of an idiot with the report I'm about to give you... PJmax - yes, that receptacle is the only thing on that circuit, and between the service panel and that receptacle is just...
12-03-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By fish02906

gents, thanks for the comments. I swapped...

gents, thanks for the comments.

I swapped breakers and determined that the breaker is not the problem. I also replaced the outlet behind the stove, and that's not the problem either.

This...
11-28-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By fish02906

mystery single circuit outage

Hi all, thanks in advance for any input you might have to offer. Here's my story:

At around 7:30pm I'm alone with my two little boys at home; I walk into the kitchen and notice that the gas...
11-20-17, 09:07 AM
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Views: 5,053
Posted By fish02906

Checked it 6 times! Thanks for the look out.

Checked it 6 times! Thanks for the look out.
11-19-17, 10:58 AM
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Views: 5,053
Posted By fish02906

Feels good! ...

Feels good!

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11-19-17, 09:17 AM
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Views: 5,053
Posted By fish02906

Mike, thanks again for everything. I appreciate...

Mike, thanks again for everything. I appreciate it.

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11-18-17, 07:59 PM
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Views: 5,053
Posted By fish02906

Thanks again to everyone for your comment and...

Thanks again to everyone for your comment and advice.



Did not forget, though I admit I did not realize that what I meant to be a new thread would merge with the previous one. I felt that...
11-18-17, 01:24 PM
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Views: 5,053
Posted By fish02906

What happens to the gas that's still in the pipe??

The first photo shows my living room ceiling, which is on the 2nd floor of an old victorian multi-family house. I suppose there was once a pendant-style electrical fixture right in the middle there...
11-02-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,053
Posted By fish02906

Thanks to everyone for your comments. I realize...

Thanks to everyone for your comments. I realize now I should have included more information originally in order to give you a better idea of what I'm dealing with. Better late than never? Here are 4...
11-01-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,053
Posted By fish02906

How do you relieve pressure and evacuate gas from...

How do you relieve pressure and evacuate gas from the line without taking out that plug?
That white fitting above the Tee sends the pipe to a location where the pipe runs along the wall without any...
11-01-17, 08:12 AM
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Views: 5,053
Posted By fish02906

Good idea or bad idea in your opinion?

Good idea or bad idea in your opinion?
11-01-17, 07:25 AM
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Views: 5,053
Posted By fish02906

Thinking about relieving gas pressure and...

Thinking about relieving gas pressure and evacuating the pipe... Along with the fact that natural gas is buoyant... Have you ever heard of or seen someone using a shop vac to kinda suck out the gas...
10-30-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,053
Posted By fish02906

How to cap a live natural gas line

Hi all, I've done plenty of work with a pipe wrench, but only once before on a live gas line (and that was more simple than even this). The attached photo shows a Threaded Tee that feeds a bunch of...
10-09-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By fish02906

stainless steel sink + wood countertop

Hi all, can anyone guide me on the correct material to fill the seam between my stainless steel sink and wood (oak) countertop? I tried plain old clear silicone ("old" as in ordinary; it was brand...
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