06:00PM | 12/31/03
Member Since: 05/12/03
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Any tips on how to do this?

I seem to have a mix of copper tubing and PVC. I guess a good stud finder might get the copper, but what about PVC?

I need to hang a number of things, including a wall unit behind the commode, and don't want to create a big job for the plumber.

plumber Tom

10:03AM | 01/01/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
I wouldn't worry too much about the PVC. Mostly used for drainage. The copper supplies are more then likely coming up from the floor and teeing off. Use toggles if that will hold the weight, because you can make a hole 1st then install the winged toggle bolt. Another choice is called Zip-Ins. They are basically a self tapping plastic anchor that you can drive in on your drill with a phillips head bit. You would be suprised at the amount of weight they hold. Best of Luck and Happy 2004! Tom


10:39AM | 01/01/04
Member Since: 05/12/03
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Thanks, Tom

I have a slab construction, and here on the Gulf Coast the main water supply usually comes in through the side of the house. Then up into the attic of my 1 1/2 story (where the water heater is) then down to the 1st floor master bath. It looks like the commode supply feeds off the cold water to one of the nearby sinks - they're at the same level - then on to the hose bib outside.

If you think that's kludge, just look at my wiring....(last tract home I ever buy)

Looking more at a small, light weight cabinet that can hold the toilet paper reserve and a few cleaning supplies, so the toggle bolts should work.



[This message has been edited by HoustonAerosFan (edited January 01, 2004).]

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