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  • Posted in thread: Clogged Kitchen Sink on 06-29-2011 at 07:16 AM
    RedWood, how do you do it? Lots of these posts make my brain hurt, and I feel my IQ going down
    each time I read one.

  • Posted in thread: No water after reopening main shutoff valve. on 06-15-2011 at 09:22 PM
    Sounds like you have a gate valve, and you snapped the stem when you turned it off. The valve
    needs to be replaced.

  • Posted in thread: 13 Things Your Plumber Won’t Tell You on 06-04-2011 at 05:41 PM
    This forum needs a thanks button. I am the same as Redwood, I like to inform my customers where
    the shut of valves are and educate them about their plumbing system.

  • Posted in thread: Clogged Kitchen Sink on 06-02-2011 at 06:35 AM
    Redwood -- I was thinking of the non-acid drain cleaner found here.At least in the marketing
    copy, it reads:"THRIFT's non-acid formula will not harm fine fixtures, porcelain, chrome trim,
    polished bra...

  • Posted in thread: Large Flathead Screw on Bottom of Tub Faucet? on 06-02-2011 at 06:29 AM
    Never seen one like that before. I have a feeling that might be an optional port for a hand
    shower. With out being there to investigate I can not really help you. Sorry.

  • Posted in thread: Install Gas Water Heater on 05-30-2011 at 10:57 AM
    Hey I didn't say I agreed with it! LOLBut yes due to the additional level of protection
    afforded by the FVIR systems many codes are now dropping the stand requirement...Oh I was not
    picking on you Red...

  • Posted in thread: Install Gas Water Heater on 05-30-2011 at 09:31 AM
    The stand requirement depends on where it is being installed. But under many code now it is
    being dropped even when installed in a garage...FVIR eliminated the need to raise the water
    heater off the f...

  • Posted in thread: bathroom sink stopper question - Pictures in thread on 05-30-2011 at 07:29 AM
    Thanks guys! I just went and got a new pop up assembly from the Home Depot for $11 and put it
    in. Easy enough, but did have a few small issues. Kind of wish I got the cheaper $8 metal set
    vs the more ...

  • Posted in thread: Shower head Leaks - pex piped on 05-29-2011 at 06:21 PM
    Pretty much any mixer that has a diverter in the tub spout or, between the mixing chamber and
    the tub spout will carry that warning.The type that basically just shut off the tub spout.Ones
    that have a...

  • Posted in thread: bathroom sink stopper question - Pictures in thread on 05-29-2011 at 04:44 PM
    What that is called is a pop-up assambly. Easy enough to replace. It has broken off so you need
    to replace the whole thing. Here is a couple break down images for you. Just go to your local
    hardware s...


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