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Old 04-14-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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I thought I would share this creative way of distributing water supply.

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I should clarify that this is not my handiwork.... I would have used 1/4 turn valves anyways lol

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:31 PM   #3
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That on top of hardwood floors in a bathroom.
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That on top of hardwood floors in a bathroom.
If I had to guess, very old house turned into apartments. Most likely that bath used to be a bedroom.
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Yes a very old house with stone foundation. Gotta love the wood floors in a bathroom; this only scratches the surface of the stuff we've already fixed...
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Yes a very old house with stone foundation. .
is that square cut stone blocks, or actual stones ?
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is that square cut stone blocks, or actual stones ?
Actual stones...
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Actual stones...
i seen a stone foundation, once. it was pretty darned cool. the base had to be "at least" 4' wide, and it tapered as it went up. pretty cool, i thought.

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I should clarify that this is not my handiwork.... I would have used 1/4 turn valves anyways lol
Got to give them some credit- every fixture has it's own shut off
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Actual stones...
Around here, we call that a Rubble foundation. Basically they would just pick up whatever stones where laying around, due to think about it, back then, you did not have the heavily populated areas, and in most areas that glaciers passed through, you would find foundations made of rubble.
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It might look ugly....but like Eplumber said...they used shut off's for each line......and...they used teflon tape....
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It might look ugly....but like Eplumber said...they used shut off's for each line......and...they used teflon tape....
I was joking with my dad about using Teflon with compression fittings for toilet & sink hoses, and he even said that is a very old plumber trick, so that the fittings would not freeze over time, and you could get them apart, if they sat for ten-twenty years, or had very hard water in your area.
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I was joking with my dad about using Teflon with compression fittings for toilet & sink hoses, and he even said that is a very old plumber trick, so that the fittings would not freeze over time, and you could get them apart, if they sat for ten-twenty years, or had very hard water in your area.
Hm, I had to tighten my compression stops onto my copper stub-outs really freaking tight, to the point where the started to groan, to stop them from leaking. Thought about using teflon to make the nuts easier to turn, but figured it was against code or something. Next time though I'll go ahead and use the tape!
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Hm, I had to tighten my compression stops onto my copper stub-outs really freaking tight, to the point where the started to groan, to stop them from leaking. Thought about using teflon to make the nuts easier to turn, but figured it was against code or something. Next time though I'll go ahead and use the tape!
I put a splash of teflon pipe dope on the threads to act as a lubricant- a little dab ol' do ya
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OP, where do those other lines go?

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