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  1. Then I'd put in a chain link fence. Damned...

    Then I'd put in a chain link fence. Damned delinquents.
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    Every disposal I've ever had came with a hex...

    Every disposal I've ever had came with a hex wrench to use for clearing jams. In the bottom center of the unit there should be a hex socket. Use the wrench to turn the disposal. Usually, turning...
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    Excellent, thanks. As things DIY go, I'm way...

    Excellent, thanks. As things DIY go, I'm way more experienced with electricity and carpentry than plumbing. I do appreciate all the help. I'll advise how this project goes.
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    I think this whole toilet-moving exercise is...

    I think this whole toilet-moving exercise is turning into more than I care to attempt, considering this is only operable toilet in the house. I've already decided if it would require notching a...
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    Just reinforcing my point about how much you pros...

    Just reinforcing my point about how much you pros have to know.

    On a related note, I've seen your post and illustration elsewhere here about notching joists. I suppose in trying to move this...
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    Thanks for all the great information. Though...

    Thanks for all the great information. Though I've been dabbling in it as a DIYer for almost 30 years, I'm only now appreciating how complicated plumbing can be and how much the professionals have to...
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    Thanks. I did do some checking on the Fernco...

    Thanks. I did do some checking on the Fernco site and believe I found what you're talking about, though they were called doughnuts and not gaskets. Anyway, your solution sounds better. The Fernco...
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    Connect PVC to Cast Iron

    I need to move an existing toilet about a foot. The DWV piping is cast iron. My first thought was to break the drain pipe, replace the existing flange with a PVC one in the new location, then connect...
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    Did you actually try? Except for Java/binny.A.1...

    Did you actually try? Except for Java/binny.A.1 (which produces a bunch of hits in foreign languages), none of the others show up at all.
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    Something's amiss here. First, I can't believe...

    Something's amiss here. First, I can't believe any computer would even run with 560 trojans. Or 560 viruses for that matter. Neither McAfee nor Norton is an anti-trojan program; they are...
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    The same thing happened to me, though it was the...

    The same thing happened to me, though it was the shower head and my bathroom faucet instead. For a couple of weeks I had to clean the shower head after every use. Two or three water tank flushes...
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    Great, thanks. I don't know if the coupling is...

    Great, thanks. I don't know if the coupling is ASTM approved, but its label did say it was suitable for what I used it for. I'm more familiar with Fernco couplings, but the store didn't have any so...
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    Flexible Couplings

    In making a small repair to part of my kitchen sink drain piping, I had to connect a 1-1/2" PVC line to a 1-1/2" copper line. I used a generic-brand coupling from the local big box store that was...
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    Oops, never mind. Could've answered my own...

    Oops, never mind. Could've answered my own question if I'd bothered to look at all of your excellent illustrations.
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    Thanks for the comprehensive reply. One more...

    Thanks for the comprehensive reply. One more question: for a sink drain application, is there a particular reason to use a sanitary wye instead of a sanitary tee, or vice versa??
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    DWV vs. PVC vs. ABS

    I need to make a small repair to a section of my home's drain piping. The local big box store has tons of DWV fittings but no DWV pipe (or is there such a thing?). Can I use PVC pipe with DWV...
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    Thank you for the detailed reply. I've generally...

    Thank you for the detailed reply. I've generally been doing it as you describe (except for not putting flux on the female fitting). Guess I just need some more practice LOL.
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    Soldering Brass Valves

    I've soldered a lot of copper fittings in plumbing repairs/remodels, but have never got the hang of soldering in the valves. Either I don't get the connection hot enough and it leaks badly, or too...
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    Hometime did a piece on this some time back. You...

    Hometime did a piece on this some time back. You might try searching their website. There were actually some brands that worked a lot better than others.
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