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    Re: Toilet Handle

    Let's not forget about the Flush Handle itself - a loose nut on the Flush Handle can cause the same condition as if the chain were too long. Remember that the nut is Reverse or Left-Hand Threads, in...
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    Re: Good Window for in a Bath Shower?

    Last remodel I completed, we installed a Glass Block Window...

    http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z174/dinoseer/Beauregard%20Town%20Bathroom%20Suite%20Remodel/?action=view&current=DSC02729.jpg
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    Re: 14 inch flange

    I believe that a new Flush Ell could be found to fix your original Toilet. If not, I know I could make one from copper...

    Antique Flush Ell Toilet I restored and installed in my Brother's...
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    Re: Copper vs Pex vs Cpvc

    In my experience, pinholes in copper pipe are caused by copper touching metal in the ground or by touching rock or concrete, where the vibration of water running through the pipe over time rubs a...
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    Re: Water leak from 2 floor bathroom

    If you turned off all the stops or shut-off valves upstairs and the water stopped, then you have a leak on a drain or possibly on your tub surround.

    Let's go to the Toilet next - does it rock...
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    Re: Smelly hot water - help!

    There are multiple issues with that installation:

    1) The Rubber Hose on the Hot Side needs to be eliminated and piped in properly...

    2) The rust drip appears to be coming from the T&P Valve,...
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    Re: upstairs sinks both clogged

    Yes, the trap was removed and the cable tried in an empty drain - this technique is used only when other methods fail...

    I don't believe in the use of any drain cleaners or acids other than...
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    Re: water hammer issues

    Sounds like the solenoid valve on the washing machine is causing the hammer...

    65 pounds is normal water pressure in the DFW area, has been since I lived there in the 1980's - 90's...

    If you...
  9. Re: Automatic shut off toilet connector

    In my experience, if you want to guarantee a supply line won't burst from a shut-off valve to a fixture, use copper tubing with a Flare or Compression Valve as your supply. This is old school but...
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    Re: upstairs sinks both clogged

    Photos of the last time I used this technique are found by searching dinoseer or FriendlyHomeServices on Flicker dot com - I don't have enough posts yet to allow links...

    Yes, ultimately to be to...
  11. Re: Home Inspection...What do I actually need to fix?

    Black Iron Pipe is just that, Iron Pipe that is NOT treated with a galvanized coating used for potable water systems. Either pipe is acceptable for Natural Gas, but Black Iron Pipe can NOT be used...
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    Re: Smelly hot water - help!

    I believe this is inaccurate advice - nearly all water heaters have a maximum temperature of 140 degrees, since 125 is scalding. Very rare for bacteria to grow inside a water heater unless IT sat...
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    Re: upstairs sinks both clogged

    Many times, side by side lavatory sinks and back to back lavatory sinks are plumbed into their vent stack using what is commonly known as a "cross" fitting. If you try to run a cable through one...
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