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Old 10-25-2017, 05:35 PM  
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glacier bay is crap, jmo buy a moen or a delta

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The Moen is what I was looking at, but it was apparently made of plastic and had plastic cartridges and people said it broke easily and had other issues. Is Pfister any good? My old faucet in my bathroom is Aquasource and I'm replacing it with Pfister (because it better matches the decor). My Delta kitchen faucet is garbage, but maybe because it was a low-end cheap one. Maybe I should just spend more $ and get a slightly more expensive Moen faucet. I like the high arc and swivel spout. I like this faucet but want it in chrome. The chrome version has porcelain handles. Weird thing is, the one I got with porcelain handles also came in a chrome handle version but is no longer listed on the site.

I'm going to keep looking-- maybe Lowes will have something. Thanks for the advice, btw! I really appreciate it.
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Moen uses plastic cartridges in all (I think) faucets. I just developed a drip in my bathroom faucet that I installed in 2001. I called Moen, answered a few questions and they sent me two new cartridges for free under warranty. They aren't very hard to replace. Right now, I am a fan of Moen.


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Moen uses plastic cartridges in all (I think) faucets. I just developed a drip in my bathroom faucet that I installed in 2001. I called Moen, answered a few questions and they sent me two new cartridges for free under warranty. They aren't very hard to replace. Right now, I am a fan of Moen.
Ok. I actually had to replace ceramic disc cartridges in the Aquasource one-- probably because of the sediment in the water. So, if Moen can keep supplying the cartridges, it shouldn't be bad. One of the complaints people had though, as that the decorative base/flange thing was made of plastic and tended to break/crack. But, worst case scenario, I might be able to just use something metal and make it fit. Might end up going with that Moen Brantford or Banbury or whatever. I have the link somewhere. LOL.
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One of these days I will get around to this project. Right now I'm on my own and need to clean up the area and do some demo, but the weather is not really conducive to that. I did go back and look at some of my videos of under the house and I believe that the wall behind the former lavatory is not resting on a joist. So, I should be able to move the existing plumbing in to the wall for the washing machine.

Additionally, I discovered that there are no inner walls for the linen closet between my bathroom and my mother's bathroom. The plumbing for my shower is in that closet-- looks like it's all PVC/CPVC. I wonder if the stuff in the wall for the original bathroom is copper or plastic.

Quick question I've probably asked before but can't remember the answer: How does one get a dryer connected to a rigid dryer duct when the dryer is being pushed against the wall the duct is on? I'll have maybe 11" of space to the right of the dryer (while facing it). Is there some sort of semi-rigid ducting I can use that has some flex but can't be easily destroyed/disconnected by cats or possoms? (the crappy weak stuff we had hooked up to our electric dryer is no longer intact due to a possom).
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Thank you! That looks like it would be much easier than trying to mess with clamps and other crap. I wonder if I can re-use the old dryer vent ducting-- might be able to pull it out of the hole and fill in the hole with something. Can I stuff round wood cutouts in the holes, glue them in and use flashing tape on the outside and then replace the siding over the hole? (or use a blind cover of some sort?)

Gonna be fun putting a new hole in the wall, but it will be better in the long run than trying to run ducting to the existing one through a side wall and possibly interfering with the tub.
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Thank you! That looks like it would be much easier than trying to mess with clamps and other crap. I wonder if I can re-use the old dryer vent ducting-- might be able to pull it out of the hole and fill in the hole with something. Can I stuff round wood cutouts in the holes, glue them in and use flashing tape on the outside and then replace the siding over the hole? (or use a blind cover of some sort?)

Gonna be fun putting a new hole in the wall, but it will be better in the long run than trying to run ducting to the existing one through a side wall and possibly interfering with the tub.
The quick and easy patch for lap siding is a piece of sheet metal tucked under the one above and tacked in place and paint.
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As slick as mag vent looks, I think a couple of hose clamps is just as easy...maybe even easier.
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As slick as mag vent looks, I think a couple of hose clamps is just as easy...maybe even easier.
It is really nice when you have stacks in a closet
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I'm not sure how to use the hose clamps for it. LOL. The magnet thing looks very easy once it is set up properly though. I will have to remember to mark the spot for the vent very carefully before cutting the hole and so forth. Will need to add some sort of reinforcement around the hole inside the wall so it can hold it steady bc the interior wall will just be plywood or re-used 1/8" thick wood paneling across the studs (with insulation inside).


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