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    Re: slow draining bathtub

    personally i think the stoppage is between the tub and the trap
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    Re: Water Pressure

    cple variable here,is it ALL fixtures upstairs?if you have seperate shutoffs for the 2nd floor make shut both are open 100%
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    Re: Water Heater making noises

    this is usually the result of a buildup of sediment on the bottom of the tank,leave the cold water supply on and run a hose from the drain on the bottom of the tank untill it runs clear,if u need to...
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    Re: Leaky main shut-off valve

    you need to replace tis valve,if you try to "crank" it closed you stand a very good chance of this valve breaking in the off position and you will have to have the city shut it off from the...
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    Re: Leaking shut off valve..

    are you saying the shutoff is soldered on both sides???i may have read you wrong,that would be a 1st for me,i'd go for the repack if you got summin funky like that..i,d be surprised if its as you...
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    Re: Leaking shut off valve

    thats correct,no 5/8 compression on the stub out,this rule has been around for at least a decade,just because the box stores sell them dont make em legal,not that i dont see them being used but its...
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    Re: Leaking shut off valve

    its been my experience that most of these valves are soldered,at least here in MA.compression fittings on the "live" side of a shut off are illegal as well they should be,if you cant solder a joint...
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    Re: Water Heater - Draft Diverter

    what i would do is check w/a plumbing contractor near you that does residental work and ask if they might have some old water heaters around that you could grab one from
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    Re: 20+ years of slow running hot water

    i guess the 1st thing would to be sure the shut off valve for the hot water is open full and not a broken off washer..etc
  10. Re: Installation of ceramic tile - plumbing for radiator no longer fits

    if the radiator is on legs they can be cut,it takes a little work,if you measure from the floor to the center of the valve coming out of the floor then measure from the floor to the center of the...
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    Re: Kitchen faucet

    fyi,it could also be just a cloged aerator,located at the end of the spout,this fitting should unscrew easily,clean the screens and reinstall,you can run the water w/out this on and see if your...
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    Re: Kitchen faucet

    sounds like a faulty diverta,this is an easy fix,you should google the faucet manufactuer for better details,
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    Re: High Kitchen drain

    i agree with i.m,the drain should be about 16" off the floor,if it is a common drain with your neighbor it shouldnt be a big deal to cap off your drain and add a "ty" below that to get you to the...
  14. Thread: Broken bolt

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    Re: Broken bolt

    u can try an easy out,but i havnt much luck,you will probably end up drilling and tapping
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    Re: Help! Tricky Shower Valve Problem

    is your shower valve a symmons valve?if so you need to [purchase the TA-10-EXT-KIT,if its not a symmons valve i would shoot an email to the manufacter to see if anything is avail for your model
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    Re: Help! Tricky Shower Valve Problem

    the only shower valve comp that i know of that sells extion kits is symmons,if your valve is not a symmons valve im afraid youve committed a huuge boo boo,do you have access to the valve via a closet...
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    Re: Roman Tub Valve without Copper?

    am confused abit,what valves are you refering to?,the shut off valves or the faucet itself?
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    Re: Roman Tub Valve without Copper?

    i say go for the faucet of your choice,at least the faucets exposed and can easily be replaced down the road,make sure you put anti-sieze lubricant on all threaded connections below,that will make...
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    Re: hooking washing machine drain in kitchen

    all these applications are "pre trap",your not making sense,is he looking to come off the strainer tail peice?? thats even stupidor but that what your responce suggest
  20. Re: Plumbing problem turning into a flooring problem and hopefully not structural

    well my guess is that it might be just as easy to tear out subflooring and see if you get a plumber out to take a look at things,trust me,you dont wanna go thru all that flooring work ,only to see...
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    Re: hooking washing machine drain in kitchen

    besides the fact its illeagal to tie ANYTHING into a kitchen sink drain....at least in MA.
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    Re: Septic pump squirting

    this is normal operation
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    Re: Leaky Waste Pipe

    just fyi,if you do find the leak to be behind your kitchen cabinets it is possible to open up the outside of the house to get at the stack,ive done this before w/a cracked cast ir******,i was able to...
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    Re: sump tied in with sink drain

    well 1st things 1st,are you on town sewer?if you are your sump should NOT be tied into the sanitary drain,the best way to pipe a sump is to the outside away from the foundation,contrary to what u may...
  25. Thread: Shower

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    Re: Shower

    is it a new shower head as well?perhaps the restrictor should be removed but it sounds to me like you have a faulty diverta spout,depending on the style you can easily back the spout off by hand...
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