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Old 02-24-2013, 08:36 PM   #16
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Why do codes vary? DO feces act differently in different locales? Or are PI's just full of feces in varying amounts?
Yes feces in the northern states are dangerous in the winter they become frozen projectiles in a sewer line an over pitched pipe can send a feces down the the line at an over accelerated speed damaging maybe a tee or a bend. or worse shooting up a manhole cover in the street



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Old 02-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #17
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Why do codes vary? DO feces act differently in different locales? Or are PI's just full of feces in varying amounts?
Of course feces acts differently.
Really, it's like anything else- money, politics, special interests groups, etc.
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Finished. Replaced the sink, faucet, disposal, both shut-off valves, and all the PVC pipes underneath. Way too tired to snap a photo right now...and I'm really nervous about 1 PVC connection near the P-trap that's dripping about 1 drop every 30 minutes. Just tightened it really good, I hope that takes care of it.

The pros will have a laugh at this- it took me 8 hours, no breaks. I think I could've finished in 3-4 hours, but the old disposal was really stubborn, took about an hour. Also I got a new stainless steel Kohler sink, but the clips underneath were the most difficult thing - that part took 3 or 4 hours.

To other DIYers who happen to come across this thread in the future, I would suggest taking a good hard look at the mounting hardware that came with your sink, and consider buying something else if it looks impossible. Just that part alone made me think "wow, now I understand the installation estimate I received".

Would I do it again? Well, I saved about $500 but if this was to be repeated with this same sink I purchased, I would say no - I would hire someone and pay the $500.

Time for a shower. yuck.
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If that compression fitting continues to drip--disassemble that section and feel the mating surfaces---some times a tiny bur or ridge of casing flash will cause a drip--if it's got a burr--remove it with a scrape from a knife blade----
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Yeah, its those nylon trap washers and that little ridge at the form for injection molding the P trap. Nylon does not form like rubber. You would think they would have figured that out by now wouldn't you? Emory off that ridge, and try again. Fill the sink and pull the plug for a real test.


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