silver-solder is not required for "general" use copper water piping and is more difficult to work with....use non-lead standard plumbing solder. ma...
While you clearly had "luck" with the product, many people in using it blew the drain lines apart requiring a plumbers "visit". erik
btw......nice to see that some are reading "old threads". Most answers can be found if one is willing to spend a little time going back to review ...
Hot water return-line has no bearing in a cross connection/bypass if installed correctly...One should not have to turn the cartridge to either the ...
Again most plumbers/handymen or weekend warriors use the incorrect size wax ring....yes there are certainly more than one size. Most use 4"x3" wax ...
Kohler Wellworth........very good for the money ($100) Round bowls flush better than elongated in any brand or model. Air-assist toilets are VERY n...
What you have is a "sewage-ejector pump", these have a "macerator" built into them and after grinding the solids it forces the "effluent" upwards i...
The brand you continue to mention has been used in the San Diego area for several years and Im not sure what you consider an "expensive" new house....
San diego county..........systems fail for a variety of reasons, pipe/fiitings/clamps. Amazing that none of these manufacturers ever address the pr...
All plastic in my personal opinion is %^$$%#%....outside for sprinklers or for drains its acceptable. We have replaced hundreds of plastic systems ...
Simply re-pipe the unit accessing through the attic or if a two-story, between floors. Do not waste your money on patches as the leaks will continu...
The porcelain is a "shroud" to cover the chrome-plated ell/offset....very common in older units. Marc do yourself a favor and hire a professional, ...
Hire a professional with "restoration" experience....you have a "wall-mount" flush-ell/offset toilet. These also have a "top-fill" ballcock....a sh...
You made the correct decision...Ive come across a few of these over the years and have re-piped the entire house every time. erik
Change the cast when necessary (crack/leak) unless you are doing a full remodel that requires opening floor/walls and so on. My city has many 100 y...
11/2" c.i. is very common in older buildings..."power-jetting" may help clear some of the rust/debris in the lines. If your going to keep the build...
Moen has been aware of the difficulty of removing cartridges and has manufactured its own "cartridge-puller" for over 30 years. Cant remember the p...