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CPVC on to Copper

I'm in the middle of a bathroom redo. Converting a tub into a tile shower. When I capped the water lines I used a conversion piece. I mean copper to CPVC piece. The end over copper is compression....
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Connecting 2'' pvc to 4'' pvc

By way of history. I took a tub out to be replaced with a shower. The tub had 1 1/2 inch pcv piping from the drain. I have been told that code may require 2 inch pvc. I took up some subfloor and...
05-04-06, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Tao

Further explanation

Thanks for the replys. The house was moved from one location to another. It is an old home,built in the late 1800,s and was unoccupied for a time before I moved in. The bathrooms were unfnished...
05-01-06, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Tao

Subfloor thickness for tile

I plan on putting in a new tile shower floor in a bathorrm I recently gutted down to the wall studs and subfloor. The floor looks to be 23/32 inch plywood. The problem is that subfloor is now level...
04-30-06, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Tao

Insulating wall behind cement board

I tore an old bathtub out and am now putting in a tile shower. One of the shower wall is shared by a bedroom. There was no insulation in the wall. When I tore the shower out I could see the old slats...
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Posted By Tao

Vapor barrier behind cement board

I tore an old bathtub out and am now putting in a tile shower. One of the shower wall is shared by a bedroom. There was no insulation in the wall. When I tore the shower out I could see the old...
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Posted By Tao

Location of drain trap

I'm changing the location of a drain for a shower. just moving it from and end to the middle. Does the trap need to be directly below the drain? the easiest move for me would be to leave the trap...
12-15-04, 05:37 PM
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Subfloor for Tile Bathroom

I am installing a tile shower and floor in a 2nd story bathroom of a 100+ year old house. The floor joists look to be 2 X 10's but some are in so-so shape. Someone before sistered 2 X 4's to the...
11-21-04, 08:29 AM
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Views: 693
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Problem Draining a line to Sweat

I am trying to drain a hot water line in on the second floor so I can sweat a end cap on it. I'm redoing the shower. The problem is I can't figure how to drain it. There is no water shutoff for...
11-18-04, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Tao

Weight Problems with Tile floor and Shower

I have gutted my 2nd floor bathroom, sink, toilet, flooring and tub. I want to put a tile floor and tile shower in but am concerned about the weight of the material. The house is about 100 years...
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Views: 769
Posted By Tao

Clay Magic

Some responded to a question I asked about removing paint specs from my car. They said a product called Clay-Magic will work. Can I buy that in any car products store? or hardware store?

I...
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Posted By Tao

Paint Specs on Car

My neighbor was spray painting a rail and paint drifted onto my car. The car feels like sandpaper when you rub you hand over it from little specs of paint. What can I use to talk it off? I have...
11-02-03, 03:56 PM
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Posted By Tao

Switchloop Problems

I have a ceiling fan that is operated by a duel switch (fan & light). The existing wiring uses a switchloop. I am tring get power to a wall socket from the duel switch. At the will switch I have...
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Views: 1,116
Posted By Tao

Cleaning Rims

I have a Saab 9-3, 1999. I have the alloy wheels. I think they are alloy, they are not hubcaps. The problem is the front two get black from the breaks I believe. The back rims don't have the...
07-02-03, 07:45 AM
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Views: 851
Posted By Tao

Drilling hole in Floor tile

I need to drill a hole through floor tile to run the 3/8 compression fitting end of a line for toilet water installation. Will anything drill a hole through the tile?

Thanks
06-14-03, 04:10 PM
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Views: 1,271
Posted By Tao

Compression Fitting Headaches

I'm going from copper to CPVC and I have a Pipe to Male fitting. The end over the copper is compression and it is giving me fits. I can't get it to stop dripping. Is there a secret to those...
06-14-03, 12:26 PM
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Views: 875
Posted By Tao

Inside Wall Works?

Hey Chris,
Thanks for the reply. Inside a wall with blown in insulation will prevent freezing? Even if it is a outside wall?

Thanks
06-14-03, 09:14 AM
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Views: 875
Posted By Tao

CPVC on outer wall

I need to run about 3 feet of CPVC up an outer wall from the basement to a first floor sink. The wall has blown in insulation. It is a northern facing wall and I live in Wisconsin. The question is,...
06-12-03, 03:08 PM
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Views: 649
Posted By Tao

C-Pvc for Sink

I'm putting in a new sink. the existing piping is copper. Because I an not skilled at sweating the copper connections I thought I would use c-pvc instead. Is there any disadvantages or problems ...
06-05-03, 09:20 PM
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Views: 5,172
Posted By Tao

Sticker Adhesive on Toilet

I just bought a toilet that had a very large sticker on it. Of course, most of the adhesive from the sticker remainder on the toilet after attempting to remove it. The toilet is made of Vitreous...
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Views: 883
Posted By Tao

Cleaning Laptop Screen

What is a safe way to clean a Laptop screen. Can I use windex?
Thanks
06-05-03, 12:30 PM
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Views: 1,006
Posted By Tao

Low Profile Toilets

I need a toilet an am considering buying one of the low profile models. I've heard that they have less power flushing. Is this true? I don't want to get a gravity flush low profile if I will have...
06-07-02, 08:52 AM
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Views: 815
Posted By Tao

Copper to PVC

I'm putting a faucet on the outside of the house. I plan to tie into the copper line that runs to the outside faucet on the other side of the house. The piping is in the basement. Is there a...
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Posted By Tao

Question Eliminating Brush Strokes

I just painted a bed frame. First I put a coat of Kilz2 down then over it I painted one coat of semi-gloss latex. My problem is when the light hits it right you can plainly see the brush strokes...
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