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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-02-2009, 12:55 PM
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Posted By RandyJ
If a coat hanger won't reach it I agree with the...

If a coat hanger won't reach it I agree with the retriever head....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-02-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,943
Posted By RandyJ
I would never split a tank & toilet unless there...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-02-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,701
Posted By RandyJ
My .02 here... I've had problems with a few flex...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-02-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,629
Posted By RandyJ
Not all plumbing is for the do it yourselfer and...

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. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-02-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,080
Posted By RandyJ
Sorry, but I too do not understand the problem. ...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-02-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,139
Posted By RandyJ
I've gone to NEVER using a stop with an o-ring or...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-02-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By RandyJ
I've done a gazillion of these tub...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-02-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By RandyJ
Personally, I don't see a problem locating these....

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-02-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By RandyJ
Just my 2 cents here. It's a simple task with a...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-02-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By RandyJ
I'm with speedbump on this one... if you're not...

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...
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