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  • Posted in thread: Size of pipe (3/4" or 1/2")? on 12-29-2013 at 12:27 PM
    Thanks, I go under the house and the 1/2" goes in today. (we need an emoticon on it's back with
    water dripping into it's face, no?)As for the low flow fixtures - I've found that the quality
    of the low...

  • Posted in thread: Size of pipe (3/4" or 1/2")? on 12-28-2013 at 11:56 AM
    Hi,I have a 1930's home and have over the years been replacing the original galvanized pipes
    with copper. The original galvanized was 3/4" everywhere.For each bathroom I used 1/2" pipe
    because I wante...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing ballcock assembly on 12-28-2013 at 11:29 AM
    It's pretty straight forward. You replace or user the old float depending if the replacement
    comes with a new one. Some of the replacements have the float as an integrated part of the
    valve, others no...

  • Posted in thread: Foot valve for kitchen sink (?) on 12-16-2013 at 03:19 PM
    FYI: something like one of these:Pedalvalve.com or this Chicago Faucets Specialty Fittings
    Pedal ValvesSame idea different styles.

  • Posted in thread: Foot valve for kitchen sink (?) on 12-16-2013 at 03:05 PM
    M doing a minor remodel to my kitchen. Basically a new sink and faucet and replace the
    galvanized pipes behind (these are the last galvanized in the house). The new sink will be the
    same size as the o...

  • Posted in thread: Almost no Hot water in shower on 03-11-2013 at 01:45 PM
    Not quite, time to pick out new tile and fixtures.Too true - We've got the fixtures picked out,
    some are here others are not. Still loads to do...

  • Posted in thread: Making patio bigger: ISO semi-permanent solutions on 03-11-2013 at 12:47 PM
    Cement pavers - something like a tile but typically 2"-4" thick.You might be able to find some
    free off of craigslist - or buy them. Cheapest is to just add the ares you want with free ones,
    next step...

  • Posted in thread: Rough in? on 03-06-2013 at 12:39 AM
    I once build out a wall 3" and put a nice shelf behind the toilet. Worked well and looked nice.
    Not sure it was that much less work than moving the drain.

  • Posted in thread: Almost no Hot water in shower on 03-06-2013 at 12:17 AM
    OK - the job progresses. The Hot water pipes were clogged with so much rust and crud that I
    could hardly believe that any water was getting out at all. Removing the galvanized (only the
    parts that wer...

  • Posted in thread: Almost no Hot water in shower on 02-12-2013 at 10:41 PM
    Sorry I missread the first post. Change to a single lever from the front and use a plate that
    covers the old holes If you have 2" of access you can use pex and connect to the new copper you
    have avail...

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