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Old 02-26-2008, 07:20 PM   #1
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I'm moving into a new place and want to have my husband put in a new kitchen sink and bathroom toilet. He's very handy and does lots of work around the house, but mostly electric, so I'm a bit nervous with him messing with water lines and pipes. He says it's seems like it would be easy enough. Are toilets and sinks often easy to do for a first-timer with proper instructions? Any tips or tricks that only experts could give?

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Old 02-26-2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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Best tip I can give you is look at the plumbing code used there, then look at books about installing plumbing drains and vents.

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Old 02-26-2008, 10:56 PM   #3
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toilets are a snap. i had problems with my own first time installation, but that is because my house is wierd and i had non-standard problems.

but most typical toilet install is easy if you already have a drain, flange & vent installed.

good info found here:

http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/b..._1/install.htm

kitchen sink plumbing is also easy because plumbing is very forgiving. it flexes a lot, even rigid copper, so if you're measuremens are off a smidge.. that's ok. then when you solder and you test the line and it leaks? well, its also forgiving because you just clear the line of water, wipe on some flux, heat pipe, let solder melt, add a touch more, and try again.. and again and again till you get the hang of it.

my advice for all DIY'ers is this. make sure you have enough $$$ in the bank so that if you screw something up you can pay a pro to fix it. then if you don't use the money by the time you're done, now you can use the $$$ to pay for a celebration vacation!!!

so go for it!

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Old 02-26-2008, 11:30 PM   #4
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Is he replacing an exisiting one?
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:08 AM   #5
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Yes, he's just replacing the old one. It's that old 1970's green kind. It looks just terrible.
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Then it's straight forward, not hard at all, I thought you was installing a whole new bathroom.
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Oh, I'm glad it's an easy job then. Thanks everybody!

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