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debbied

11:11AM | 12/29/06
Member Since: 12/28/06
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
We had a tub plug stuck in the toliet. We took the toliet off, re-moved the plug :-) went to put the toliet back on with the new wax ring, when tightening the bolts the bolt broke though the flange. Went to the local hareware store, one guys said replace the pipes. Took off the downstairs ceiling, the pipes are a lot of angles. went back to hardware store. next guy said all you need is a super ring. bought it. when to put it over the old flange. It seems the space is quite large between the super ring and floor, like 1/2". and it also seems that the dog ears on the super ring might stick out to much and hit the toliet

Sylvan

11:22AM | 12/29/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Normally I found the guy in the hardware store is not that great at being a plumber as why work in a hardware store when he can make $35+ per hr as a plumbing mechanic.

Think how much your time is worth driving back and forth when calling a licensed plumber would have saved you time and most importantly the job would be completed correctly
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debbied

11:25AM | 12/29/06
Member Since: 12/28/06
2 lifetime posts
Tried calling plummers no one till tuesday or wednesday :-)Would love it done right and now.

Sylvan

11:28AM | 12/30/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
Me_office1
You know I have been told many times trying to get a plumber on a holiday or week end is darn near impossible at least with a doctor you can go to an emergency room BUT Plumbers still make house calls so it is a trade off I reckon.

Personally I do offer emergency calls to my regular accounts and gave many my home number It is the new accounts I wont bother to go out at night or the week ends for.

One person had the gall to call me that they had no heat (it was 20 degrees outside) and they could not get a hold of their regular plumber and they had a "service contract" and that I should go there do the repairs needed and I should bill the other contractor

He also stated he had a service contract that cost him $100 for the year (for this $100 he actually expected someone to be at his beckon call)

Many plumbers know by experience that people in general are hard to collect premium pay from.

When I was a journeyman we used to get double time no such thing as time and a half and when I quote a higher rate for week end or night time rates most people will say ok can you make it for next Thursdays or some other nonsense.

The week end so called emergency is really not worth it to them to compensate someone for giving up their family time.

Yet when I ask the person on the other side of the phone do they work at night or on week ends for their employer and do it for the same rate they try to tell me it is not the same thing
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antmanv1

02:58PM | 12/30/06
Member Since: 11/23/06
7 lifetime posts
wow, what you stated is downright ridiculous. plumbing is a skilled trade. you guys have lives too!i can really appreciate all skills in the building trade. if it's not done right it can cost a fortune to fix later. it would be one thing for someone to ask you come back if you did the job wrong or something. but to demand you to come over on off hours to fix something someone else dod, sheesh. people have some nerve. i do have a question though. i just remodled me bathroom and put in a new tiolet. when i hooked it up and went downstairs to check for leaks i noticed the flange joint(pvc) leaks where it joins the drain pipe.if ilet it dry good and clean it up, can i somehow seal it from the outside. it's in the basement and fairly accessable. if i need a plimber to fix it approx. how much should i expect to pay. no weekends, haha. i have anothe bathroom, fortunately. pic enclosed.thanks.

scott
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Sylvan

05:51AM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
Me_office1
This is one of the many,many reasons I hate PVC

You can try using primmer around the bottom of the joint and then adding more glue (wear safety glasses)

If this doesn't work then you have to cut it out and re do everything.

Hiring a plumber I have no idea what they would charge in your area.

I also noticed the flange is glued to a street ell, this will cause noise and possibly lots of stoppages because a street ell (one side hub the other slips in) this is a short radius fitting thus it doesnt drain properly

Be thankful you didnt have to replace this drain on the edge of a high rise with 18" of space between you and the street below

Have a great new year and I am sorry I can not give you an easy fix.
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antmanv1

06:47AM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 11/23/06
7 lifetime posts
wow- i almost feel lucky after seeing that pic! i hate heights and could have never concentrated on plumbing way up there. i hear 'ya on my flange. i'll try to reseal it, if that doesn't work i'll look into another solution. i've seen flange extenders that fit down into the pipe. perhaps thats a solution. we'll see. thanks.

scott

Sylvan

11:51AM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Hey Scott sleeving the flange is not a great idea considering you have a close radius fitting (street ell)

Hercules has a PRO POXY made especially for plastic applications, I never used it but have used other Hercules products with good success rate

ABOUT THE HEIGHT AND INSTALLING A DRAIN THE SECRETE IS NOT TO GO OUT THERE SOBER

It also helps if one wears blinders like a horse so you cant look down or see the edge so close
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antmanv1

10:37AM | 01/01/07
Member Since: 11/23/06
7 lifetime posts
wow, Sylvan, that makes me dizzy just looking at the pic! after weighing my options and from past experience i decided to go with Amazing Goop to try and seal my pvc. although i am a huge fan of epoxy products i was concerned with 2 things. the epoxy being rigid with zero flexibility and in the event that it doesn't work i could never get it off. i'm adding layers of the goop giving several hours in between coats, to allow each one to dry. i'll let you know in a day or 2 if it works.

Sylvan

07:45AM | 01/02/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Please keep me posted, I hope you did clean the area and rought it up a little so the epoxy will hold better
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