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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-01-2013, 04:34 PM
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Posted By muskox37
trying the swelling grease first

I am trying out the 'swelling' grease first to see if that makes any difference. Otherwise I might be looking for another balancing unit. I partially took it apart and greased all of the o rings but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-01-2013, 03:11 PM
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Views: 890
Posted By muskox37
I happened to find an American Standard item on...

I happened to find an American Standard item on another style of shower valve and, unlike my particular unit, the information on leaking includes a considerable amount on the balancing unit and its o...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-01-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By muskox37
Shower faucet leaking

I installed a pressure balancing bath and shower set from American Standard in my recently built walk in shower. This shower does not have a bath so I blocked off the outlet to what would have been...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-15-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By muskox37
The kind of elementary information I need

I had a quick look through this site and bookmarked it for future reference. I am not dealing with a basement floor but everything else is relevant to what I will be doing. I might have enough room...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-14-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By muskox37
All of this is very helpful. I don't expect to...

All of this is very helpful. I don't expect to have any plumbing inside this wall because I have already plumbed the shower and the sink/toilet are previously plumbed inside another wall. The new...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-13-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By muskox37
starting bathroom enclosure frame

I am about ready to fully enclose the newly built shower and the existing small toilet and sink in a new and larger bathroom enclosure.

I have not framed anything in before other than the back to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-02-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,599
Posted By muskox37
thinset it will be

Thanks for your input Tilemandan. When I get back on the project I will follow your advice.

Bob
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-28-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,599
Posted By muskox37
raising the floor to the drain extension

I expect to get to Home Depot today to get a drain extension. I have a fair amount of thinset mortar around but I also have some of the cement mix I used to create the original floor pan. Would you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-27-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By muskox37
ok. you can get off the edge of the tub now

I did saw off the end of the nipple and the new spout did thread in fairly well. There is a little clearance between the spout and the tile wall of the shower but it is pretty well unnoticeable. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-27-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By muskox37
pipe thread?

Ok, for $2.50 I bought a galvanized pipe nipple just so that I could try out my three spouts. When I tried out one of the two new spouts I could only get it on about three threads. I am now...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-25-2012, 03:53 PM
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Views: 1,385
Posted By muskox37
new bath spout will not screw on past two or three threads

My bath spout was starting to corrode around the outlet pretty badly so I decided I would change it. This is the chrome outer spout, not the nipple that comes out from the wall.

Anyways I had to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-25-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,599
Posted By muskox37
Are we on the same page

Thank you for your input. I am a little unsure of what you say about the drain. My problem is that the drain is sitting a little too high for some of the surrounding pan. It is lower than the edges...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-24-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,599
Posted By muskox37
any thoughts on the chipping out?

Thanks for your reply. A couple of points.

I had a look at a torpedo level and cannot see the advantage to it over a regular level [which I own] placed between the drain and the wall. Will the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-23-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,599
Posted By muskox37
screwed up shower stall floor. now what?

I tried the new shower pan floor today and discovered what I had suspected, that the drain is higher than some of the surrounding floor.

The floor is made of mortar and is now covered with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-24-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,541
Posted By muskox37
new gasket, new seat, faucet still leaks!

I have an ancient sink [1945 edition] that I just installed and I just cannot get the cold water faucet to stop leaking. I have replaced the gasket seal twice, and the seat once. I also removed the...
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