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  • Posted in thread: soldering hot water heater connections (newbie) on 03-03-2015 at 04:34 AM
    3" is more than enough distance away. Rag is okay. I use a rag sometimes when an adjacent
    fitting is 1" or less away from what I am trying to remove.Can't really picture what you have
    with your descri...

  • Posted in thread: Need help unclogging a tub with a standing waste overflow on 03-03-2015 at 04:15 AM
    3/8 thru a tub drain trap? I use a an Erickson 1/4" cable. I cut off their head and bend the
    end. You push the cable in to bottom of trap through the overflow. Leave about 6" between the
    overflow and ...

  • Posted in thread: Toilet maintenance on 03-01-2015 at 05:16 PM
    ...hmm...Does the OP mean to imply that the buildup within that flush rim will not allow enough
    flow/pressure to push the waste down the trap?Could you use this product to clean the flush rim

  • Posted in thread: why copper required for valve to tub spout on 03-01-2015 at 05:25 AM
    Solder the back ear 90 to copper Mount the fitting to wood block Then just set the valve on the
    top of copper and solder when ready. make sure you have the right rough in depth for valve. You
    can adju...

  • Posted in thread: SUPER clogged toilet! on 03-01-2015 at 05:15 AM
    Disconnect the water. Remove the nuts that hold the tank on. Remove the toilet seat. Remove the
    tank. Remove the nuts that hold the bowl to the floor. Lift up the bowl. Carry it outside. Turn
    it upsid...

  • Posted in thread: Flexible 1 1/2" Drain Tube for Disposer? on 03-01-2015 at 05:06 AM
    DON'T DO IT.!! You can if you want but post a picture so we can add it to multitude of those
    DIY'rs who tried and failed. Not Truly a failure, for them it was PURE SUCCESS.

  • Posted in thread: Failing copper joins during soldering on 03-01-2015 at 04:37 AM
    put the vacuum on a fixture/faucet upstream and suck the water back.make sure the new valve is
    open. That way any moisture can't build up steam pressure.Female fitting?? Okay. When do they
    teach kids ...

  • Posted in thread: Permit for Plumbing Repairs on 03-01-2015 at 04:09 AM
    Building department would tell you yes. They want the permit fees. But you really don't need a
    permit for every repair. Government inspectors are not really quality control. Their interest
    is to make ...

  • Posted in thread: Toilet maintenance on 02-28-2015 at 03:53 AM
    Calci-solve. Acid!!!!Be careful Don't inhale it.Wear gloves. It will burn you.use and old
    toilet brush for the rim. cover the bowl with newspapers and let it sit for an hour or
    more.Don't use it if yo...

  • Posted in thread: No cold water in single handle kitchen faucet on 02-28-2015 at 03:38 AM
    make sure it's not the supply before you waste your time with hunting down a cartridge.
    Disconnect the supply and open supply valve into a bucket. if water good hold bucket under cold
    on faucet or dis...

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