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  1. Plumbing
    In the past I used No 95. I have both here and I'm wondering what you guys recommend for soldering a shower valve to the hot and cold copper lines. No.95 sounds better on paper
  2. Plumbing
    I want to install a tankless water heater in my house, so I'm practicing soldering copper on some scrap pieces. I may have to reroute copper water lines in the crawlspace to the heater location on an outside wall, so I want to make sure I get this right before making trouble. I used a mini...
  3. Plumbing
    I ripped out my fiberglass tub/shower combo and am installing a tiled walk-in shower. I no longer need a pipe for a tub spout. Is it okay to just cut and cap the pipe right under the existing diverter? And if so, is a cap or a plug better?
  4. HVAC
    So hear's the deal. I've been re-siding one side of the house this summer (trying to save a few bucks) - working on filling a couple mouse holes - I nicked the little 3/8" copper line coming out of my AC and evacuated the system. (6 year-old Lennox "8 lbs. 4 oz. factory filled" 410-A). Service...
  5. Plumbing
    Hello Forum: This is my first semi-major plumbing job. I have attached two pictures. The first one shows the previous shutoff valves from the pedastol sink. The second photo shows how I re-routed the plumbing to install a custom wall mounted faucet. Your constructive criticism is welcomed...
  6. Plumbing
    So today I looked under the sink of a house I'm renovating. I noticed a glob of plumbers putty where the drain extension comes out from the wall. I removed the sink and when I did I noticed at some point in time someone jammed a pipe into the drain in the wall. Basically a slip joint and for the...
  7. Electrical
    Thank goodness for a site that provides such consumer DIY advice! :thumbup: Through one link I've discovered that a GFI between old and new wiring will protect the circuit. But I've also read that the proper way to join the old cloth-wrapped two wire cord is by solder. Does this apply to...
  8. Plumbing
    Hi, just wondering if someone could help me with a plumbing situation. I just bought a house and the laundry room was upstairs. We moved the washer and dryer downstairs yesterday and hooked everything back up as it was all ready to go. Everything there works great. I've no idea how to undo...
  9. Electrical
    I was installing some ceiling fan light kits in my new apartment. I was on the last one and removed the deco cap from the fan and the blue wire fell out. The white one is connected securely but I cant figure out where to put the blue one back, or re-solder it. Any help would be great Beau
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