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  • Current: Replace water heater.rnrnPast:rnInstalled garbage disposal and all new drain piping. rnInstalled new kitchen electrical (outlets, undermount lighting, fridge circuit)rnInstalled bathtub and surround with new supply and drain pipping.rnBuilt new kitchen cabinetsrnInstalled new bath vanity and plumbing.
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  • Posted in thread: Help! Dirty Smell In Water on 10-23-2013 at 11:43 AM
    I agree with speedbump. Definitely sounds like iron in the water. Depending on your experiences
    there are self flushing iron filters you can install yourself or you can call the Culligan
    man.You defin...

  • Posted in thread: 2 piece fiberglass shower enclosure seam on 10-14-2013 at 07:21 AM
    Can you take a picture of your surround? Hard to say without seeing the problem. Do you have
    the model name/number of the surround?

  • Posted in thread: Shower Diverter Valve on 10-03-2013 at 02:31 PM
    I definitely do not have the tools for PEX. I do have flux+solder and a torch.This sounds
    relatively easy:1. replace the 2 galvanized to copper junctions with dielectric couplings2. add
    2" copper + st...

  • Posted in thread: Blue/green flakes in water on 10-03-2013 at 02:02 PM
    I had a similar problem with my ice maker (weird stuff floating and a funky taste when the ice
    melted). I disconnected the tiny supply line from the back of the fridge and ran water through
    it until t...

  • Posted in thread: Shower Diverter Valve on 10-03-2013 at 01:52 PM
    I'm replacing my old 1950's steel tub with a new 18" deep one. With the deeper tub I need to
    move the supply side plumbing up about 2". In the picture you can see the 1950's installer
    decided to conne...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Laundry Basin/Sink Backup on 01-04-2012 at 03:36 PM
    I went to home depot yesterday and rented an Electric Eel. I'm thinking the clog moved from the
    kitchen drain down past the laundry room hook up and clogged that pipe causing the back up. The

  • Posted in thread: Basement Laundry Basin/Sink Backup on 01-03-2012 at 02:54 PM
    I said 'new home' meaning I recently purchased the home. The previous owners have clearly not
    taken very good care of their plumbing. When I have snaked out the drains, I removed the trap
    and started ...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Laundry Basin/Sink Backup on 01-02-2012 at 10:09 PM
    Hi All,I've been having problems with the plumbing in my new home. When purchased in October,
    there was a back up in the kitchen sink. I cleaned out both traps (I found a whole potato and
    other weird ...


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