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    Kitchen Strainer Ring Removal

    I find Multi-Tool works great for subfloors just over the floor joints, as you can control the depth better sawsall.
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    Kitchen Strainer Ring Removal

    THE BEST I FOUND: Remembered my Father always contended vibration works great for stuck bolts. So took the multi-tool and used the blade on its side, NOT the cut end and vibrated the ring. Worked like a charm. Broke those deposits loose., Ring came right off with little effort. I guess us old...
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    Kitchen Strainer Ring Removal

    Mr. Young thanks for responding. This is the Non Basket type where the nut is tight (other than seal) to bottom of the sink Because of drop on kitchen cabinet hard to get sawsall in. Was just curious whether a torch would be quicker and save a bit of a mess (metal shavings) Two concerns is...
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    Kitchen Strainer Ring Removal

    I guess I haven't been eating my Wheaties. This strainer ring (stainless steel sink) appears to have been leaking some time and is really on there. I can try and cut it off, but someone recommended heating it with a torch for a minute or two and it would come off. Biggest concern I have, is...
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    Identifying Shower Leak

    wwhitney thanks for responding. This is a corner shower. The two back walls are imitation marble. The two side are glass framed by aluminum. All walls sit on a fiberglass shower pan. The pan weep holes are NOT plugged. The leak areas appear to be coming from the glass to aluminum seal on both...
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    Identifying Shower Leak

    1) Anyone have any good tips to ID a shower leak. Right now, I'm using blue painters tape and covering over the various areas (surround to wall, over glass and rubber seal, surround to shower pan, etc) then running the water and seeing if I can id the leak. Run water, then gradually remove...
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    Remove Rectorseal #5

    As indicated in post #4, want to remove the Rectorseal so I can look at the threads. Have tied another seat BTW. Looking at Rectorseal MSDS uses some type of alcohol as a base. So going to give some 100 proof drinking alcohol a try and see what it does as far a dissolving. While the valve...
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    An interesting septic root issue

    I ran into this issue for my own septic tank around 2007. Had a 40 yo mesquite tree that after undercovering the tank lid and digging around the lid down about 6 inches, found roots had raised the lid 3 inches on one side. Amazing the strength of the roots as they grow. In my case, I...
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    PEX experts (3/4 inch) I have a question for you...

    That's what I would suggest depending on your attic temperature. HOwever, you need to think of some kind of backup in case power goes out -- especially for an extended period. Also maybe wrapping piping with a H2O heater blanket / insulation might help a bit depending on attic temp. One...
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    Drain Pipe is higher than sink. Any thoughts?

    I'm with jadnashua: 1) I would NOT tear into the wall and try and relocate the drainage. Since a basement, you have no idea what is behind the wall and how it was drained and hence may run into a major job depending on how it was plumbed. 2) I go for raising the sink. Rather than some...
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    Remove Rectorseal #5

    Reach4: There is No gasket for the seat. In fact it should Not need tape or Rectorseal. Don't know who originally used the Rectorseal, that is why would like to remove Rectorseal and start from scratch.
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    Remove Rectorseal #5

    Thanks for responding. I haven't. Was going to put plugs in place of seats to ID, but not sure if thread cut is proprietary and don't want to ASSUME something and create bigger problems. Have gauges so can determine number, but pitch is another matter. While logical on the surface, how many...
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    Remove Rectorseal #5

    Thanks for both responses. Wanted to get all the old off so can look at Body threads where seat resides. Was hoping for something less volatile since potable water. FWIW: Working on a old Price Pfister 3 handle shower valve and can't stop spout dripping. Only five leak points I know of for...
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    Remove Rectorseal #5

    Anyone have any tips or know of easy way to remove Rectorseal from threads?
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    Removing cast iron pipes

    That's what I love about America. Anyone can sue anyone for whatever if they can find a hungry attorney. Best to ALL the VETS on Memorial Day from another Vet.
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