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05-02-2009 11:49 AM


  • Plumbing, Carpentry, Ceramic Tile
  • Plumbing & Home Improvement
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  • building an all metal tri-plex
    14 boats to repair and get rid of
    about 20 old outboard motors to tinker with


  • Posted in thread: Auger Bit on 05-02-2009 at 12:55 PM
    If a coat hanger won't reach it I agree with the retriever head....

  • Posted in thread: Upstairs toilet leaks into the garage on 05-02-2009 at 12:46 PM
    I would never split a tank & toilet unless there is a leak or obvious need to replace the
    bolts. Sure it's heavy but spending time on a job unnecessarily is questionable. THANKS TOO for
    the tip on usi...

  • Posted in thread: Reliability of flex lines? on 05-02-2009 at 12:30 PM
    My .02 here... I've had problems with a few flex supply lines. If they don't leak within a few
    minutes of installation then I've never had one to leak... but I have had quite a few from
    Homer and my l...

  • Posted in thread: Gas Line installation on 05-02-2009 at 12:22 PM
    Not all plumbing is for the do it yourselfer and I second the opinion of paying someone else to
    do it. When I install a gas line I ALWAYS pressure test the line to 100 psi for 15 minutes
    MINIMUM. I wo...

  • Posted in thread: Best 1/2 inch water shut off valve? on 05-02-2009 at 12:15 PM
    Sorry, but I too do not understand the problem. There are several 1/4 turn supply line valves
    available which are threaded or compression. You can get them with 1/2" NPT on both ends. Maybe
    these woul...

  • Posted in thread: Leaky tank shutoff valve on 05-02-2009 at 12:05 PM
    I've gone to NEVER using a stop with an o-ring or washer. I now only use 1/4 turn ball valves
    and never have those problems once I leave the job...not very good for job security but I get a
    very happy...

  • Posted in thread: How far should I go in tub repair? on 05-02-2009 at 11:57 AM
    I've done a gazillion of these tub replacements... including new plumbing fixtures. Generally,
    it takes me 13 to 16 hours to do the whole job then all the taping and first mud for the
    drywall. With a ...

  • Posted in thread: Toilet Partition Hardware on 05-02-2009 at 11:32 AM
    Personally, I don't see a problem locating these. If you're wanting classy stuff then go to a
    plumbing specialty store with a fancy show room. Otherwise, I've seen pretty much all of it at
    box stores ...

  • Posted in thread: No Hot Water on 05-02-2009 at 11:29 AM
    Just my 2 cents here. It's a simple task with a screwdriver and multimeter to check an element
    without taking it out. Turn off the electricity to the water heater. Use the volt meter to
    check to MAKE ...

  • Posted in thread: Need a Water Pump (Sump pump?) on 05-02-2009 at 11:16 AM
    I'm with speedbump on this one... if you're not going to do it yourself then fork out the bucks
    and pay someone to do it. Without pictures and knowing a bit more about what's there and how
    the repair ...