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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-24-2010, 08:21 AM
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Posted By majakdragon
If the tee connection is glued, replacement is...

If the tee connection is glued, replacement is the only permanent fix.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-17-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,241
Posted By majakdragon
Steven, most the tubs I have installed were in...

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,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-17-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By majakdragon
You need to check your area Code for vent sizing....

You need to check your area Code for vent sizing. Since you are in Canada, I am not knowledgeable of your codes.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-16-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,241
Posted By majakdragon
The tub "should have" flanges around the edges...

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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-04-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,429
Posted By majakdragon
Most of the piping I have seen is required to...

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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-26-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,641
Posted By majakdragon
I want functionality. Since I am not using it as...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-12-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By majakdragon
Standard is 1/4" per foot for pipe sizes under...

Standard is 1/4" per foot for pipe sizes under 6". Over 6" it drops to 1/8" per foot.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-11-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By majakdragon
Only difference I can think of would be the...

Only difference I can think of would be the piping diameter. Could be metric sizing. Adapters are available.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-07-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By majakdragon
Cutting or smashing the old tub is fine, but will...

Cutting or smashing the old tub is fine, but will not help with the installation of the new unit.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-06-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By majakdragon
Good luck with this project. If the tub length is...

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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-21-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,264
Posted By majakdragon
For the age of the house, the plumbing is...

For the age of the house, the plumbing is probably galvanized steel or copper. Many areas do not allow PVC anymore and some do. Some also have made a requirement of CPVC, which used to be the code...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-30-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,911
Posted By majakdragon
Sounds like a bad thermostat or sensor. The unit...

Sounds like a bad thermostat or sensor. The unit should only kick on when the water temperature goes below a certain temp.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-12-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By majakdragon
How much "remodeling" was done? Were pipes moved...

How much "remodeling" was done? Were pipes moved or replaced? If the toilet drain pipe was moved or replaced, it may have not been reconnected to the vent pipe. This will cause gurgling and the sound...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-02-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By majakdragon
Washing machines put out a lot more water when...

Washing machines put out a lot more water when draing than most people think. The newer models have even higher flow pumps, and this is why the Code for washer drain piping was increased to 2" from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-01-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,114
Posted By majakdragon
The septic lid would need to be removed. Then...

The septic lid would need to be removed. Then colored water (special mixture) could be poured down each drain and determine if the water is going to the septic. Could also be done with a pipe test...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-15-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By majakdragon
I have always been a fan of Insinkerator...

I have always been a fan of Insinkerator disposals. Heavy duty and powerful. I have not heard of any complaints for them.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-06-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By majakdragon
Tried to enter the new Forum but was refused due...

Tried to enter the new Forum but was refused due to an incorrect username or password. Was also told that Canada was an incorrect answer for the country north of the U.S. Sent a notice to admin. Hope...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-02-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,897
Posted By majakdragon
The formica is a thin covering. What matters is...

The formica is a thin covering. What matters is the wood under it. With the old sink removed, you should see at least 3/4" of wood. Sink should not be a problem.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-18-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,897
Posted By majakdragon
Since the original poster hasn't been back since...

Since the original poster hasn't been back since late October, I assume the problem was fixed. It would really be nice if those helped through this site would let us know what happened in the end.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-15-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,016
Posted By majakdragon
Speedbump hit on another organization that gets...

Speedbump hit on another organization that gets way too much credit, and does little for the consumer. BBB, primarily, only monitors their "members". Not that this will actually help the homeowner.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-15-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,016
Posted By majakdragon
I agree with hiring a General Contractor. You...

I agree with hiring a General Contractor. You need to be really specific on what you want and expect. I always wondered about the companies I see online that refer contractors to home owners. Got my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-05-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,505
Posted By majakdragon
I am confused by your term "taking the existing...

I am confused by your term "taking the existing shower head apart". It should just unscrew from the shower arm. The whole head. No need to take it apart. Only thing I can think of is a head that is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-05-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,646
Posted By majakdragon
I think you still had debris in the line when you...

I think you still had debris in the line when you changed the fill-valve. This is now blocking the flow. Disconnect the flex pipe again and run water for a minute. You may need to flush out the fill...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-05-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,505
Posted By majakdragon
The threads on the end of the shower arm (the...

The threads on the end of the shower arm (the pipe that comes out of the wall) are standard threads. Sounds like you are missing an adapter for the hose connector.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-01-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By majakdragon
Tree roots can cause serious drainage problems....

Tree roots can cause serious drainage problems. They also get worse. If this is the problem, when you plunge, you are dislodging solids, such as toilet paper, from the roots for a short period of...
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