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  • Retired after 35 years as a Plumber/Steamfitter and welder. Worked for a large City water department
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  • Posted in thread: Leak at PVC Sprinkler T Joint on 08-24-2010 at 08:21 AM
    If the tee connection is glued, replacement is the only permanent fix.

  • Posted in thread: Setting cast iron tub in place? on 06-17-2010 at 03:18 PM
    Steven, most the tubs I have installed were in new homes and the studs were all that were
    there. We attached the flanges on the tub edges to the studs. I admit that many were fiberglass
    or plastic, bu...

  • Posted in thread: Venting basement washroom??? on 06-17-2010 at 07:56 AM
    You need to check your area Code for vent sizing. Since you are in Canada, I am not
    knowledgeable of your codes.

  • Posted in thread: Setting cast iron tub in place? on 06-16-2010 at 07:52 AM
    The tub "should have" flanges around the edges that get secured to the wall. You may need to
    shim out the wall(s) to get a tight fit.

  • Posted in thread: water heater discharge pipe on 06-04-2010 at 07:10 AM
    Most of the piping I have seen is required to terminate into a French Drain. This is to prevent
    anyone from getting scalded by a sudden gush of hot water.

  • Posted in thread: what to look for in a new toilet on 05-26-2010 at 08:22 AM
    I want functionality. Since I am not using it as a long term seating situation, I just want it
    to work. With the exception of height, most toilet "comfort" is achieved by the seat, most of
    which will ...

  • Posted in thread: Waste-water drain on 05-12-2010 at 06:55 AM
    Standard is 1/4" per foot for pipe sizes under 6". Over 6" it drops to 1/8" per foot.

  • Posted in thread: American Plumbing different than Canadian?? on 05-11-2010 at 11:05 AM
    Only difference I can think of would be the piping diameter. Could be metric sizing. Adapters
    are available.

  • Posted in thread: Tub removal/replacement Q on 05-07-2010 at 06:58 AM
    Cutting or smashing the old tub is fine, but will not help with the installation of the new

  • Posted in thread: Tub removal/replacement Q on 05-06-2010 at 07:14 AM
    Good luck with this project. If the tub length is "wall to wall", it will be all but impossible
    to stand it up for removal. Betting it was installed before the wall with the door was.

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