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11-04-20, 11:25 PM
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Posted By steve888

I would use a transition coupling in that case....

I would use a transition coupling in that case. Something like a Mission coupling:
https://www.missionrubber.com/products//
10-25-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By steve888

I would overcome your reluctance to open the...

I would overcome your reluctance to open the ceiling below. Opening and patching drywall isn't difficult nor expensive, just a drag. It may be the only way to figure out what's going on.
10-04-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By steve888

Something like this would work: ...

Something like this would work:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Compression-Sleeve-and-Faucet-Puller-63876/304543091

I have the little piece in the bottom of the image and it works with any...
09-17-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By steve888

I, for one, have never had to clear a drain that...

I, for one, have never had to clear a drain that stopped up because of too much slope. I've never heard of a drain that stopped up because of too much slope either.

Flat pipe... all the time.
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Views: 348
Posted By steve888

If the floor is out 3/4" over the span of a...

If the floor is out 3/4" over the span of a toilet, that bathroom must be way out of wack. I would probably just set to toilet to the floor so that it doesn't rock and start saving my shekels to...
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By steve888

Fluidmaster makes a great fill valve (imho). ...

Fluidmaster makes a great fill valve (imho). Easy to service, easy to replace -- you can't ask for more.
08-23-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By steve888

I don't know if there's a setting for a torque...

I don't know if there's a setting for a torque wrench. I make them tight. If the riser clamp damages the cast, it's ready for replacement anyway. I don't mean to sound flippant but that's the best I...
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Views: 201
Posted By steve888

You can replace the washer -- it should be one...

You can replace the washer -- it should be one piece.
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06-23-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By steve888

If your water pressure is so high that it's...

If your water pressure is so high that it's damaged your house twice, you should get the best PVR you can find, maybe even put two in series. You can try calling Watts @ 978-689-6066...
04-21-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By steve888

You can use a transition coupling, like a Mission...

You can use a transition coupling, like a Mission coupling:
https://missionrubber.com/products/
And remember to grind off any raised lettering.
04-10-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By steve888

My own house has a similar rise (hardly any) and...

My own house has a similar rise (hardly any) and the hot water recirculation works by convection only. When I pipe a recirc, I'll add two valves in case it does need a pump, but see if it'll work by...
03-17-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By steve888

I think it because a shower has a much lower...

I think it because a shower has a much lower flood-level than a tub.
02-22-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By steve888

I would try replacing the toilet fill valve...

I would try replacing the toilet fill valve first. A loose washer there will cause a lot of very loud banging. It's an easy thing to try before opening the wall. I'm partial to Fluidmaster 400...
02-04-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By steve888

Are these floor drains? I like Flood Guard for...

Are these floor drains? I like Flood Guard for those.

https://drainbrain.com/en/products/flood-guard/
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By steve888

In the diagram here:...

In the diagram here: https://www.americanstandard-us.com/-/media/sites/asus/files/parts/bulk/repairparts2093100.pdf?la=en

... it looks like it might be possible. Pull the tank off, remove the...
12-08-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By steve888

That's not really a change of direction, it's...

That's not really a change of direction, it's where a drain, vent and trap arm to a p-trap meet. It should be a tee.
11-21-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By steve888

The rule of thumb that I've used it that the vent...

The rule of thumb that I've used it that the vent can't be more than 1/3 horizontal. And pitched is good.
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Posted By steve888

If you're re-doing the shower, it would be a good...

If you're re-doing the shower, it would be a good time to install a new mixer. But you might be able to chase brass threads with a steel nipple.
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By steve888

I personally prefer the soft chrome-plated copper...

I personally prefer the soft chrome-plated copper supplies. They'll never ever burst and aren't all that difficult to use.

You can cut the 3" off of the bottom of the supply and use a new brass...
08-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By steve888

Oops - my bad. I just looked closer and it looks...

Oops - my bad. I just looked closer and it looks like it might be wrapped pipe.
08-09-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By steve888

It should never have been buried in the first...

It should never have been buried in the first place. Underground gas piping should be wrapped pipe and the fittings primed and painted.
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07-31-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By steve888

If separate water piping wasn't in the original...

If separate water piping wasn't in the original bldg design, separating it now would cost almost as much as a complete re-pipe. More if the units don't have their own water heaters. Check the...
07-30-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By steve888

I'll just throw this out there -- you should...

I'll just throw this out there -- you should check all the toilets with food coloring and make sure that the water level in the tanks is below the overflow. Bad flappers waste a lot of water.
07-15-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By steve888

I would run an auger (a real toilet auger) thru...

I would run an auger (a real toilet auger) thru the toilet first. The trapway in a toilet is much smaller and more convoluted than the pipe it's draining into -- most of the time the clog is in the...
07-03-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By steve888

Backflow has, on occasion, killed people: ...

Backflow has, on occasion, killed people:

The Consequences of Backflow (http://www.rpbinc.com/the-consequences-of-backflow)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backflow
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