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  1. hj replied to the thread How important are vents, really?.

    If you had a 32 foot deep "S" trap it COULD NOT siphon out. Anything less WILL siphon out under the right conditions, although the water...

    Mar 30, 2020 at 10:08 AM
  2. hj replied to the thread Tub spout drop from mixing valve too short.

    HOW the cartridge is inserted determines whether the hot and cold are reversed, NOT whether the valve is inverted. I commonly invert the...

    Mar 30, 2020 at 7:50 AM
  3. hj replied to the thread Pfister, Can't remove faucet cartridge.

    it should be the 950-3000, but if you have lever handles you could need one with a left hand thread for the cold water 950-3100.

    Mar 29, 2020 at 9:07 AM
  4. hj replied to the thread Help with basement bathroom rough in.

    Vent #2 is pointless. Vent #3 will be 2". You CANNOT make the connections shown by the black lines, to both the 3" and 2" drains. You...

    Mar 28, 2020 at 12:44 PM
  5. hj replied to the thread Pfister, Can't remove faucet cartridge.

    Price pfister, (now just Pfister), roman tub stem. Call 1-800-PFAUCET for a replacement (including the seats). The lower portion is the...

    Mar 28, 2020 at 12:01 PM
  6. hj replied to the thread Tub spout drop from mixing valve too short.

    8" is an arbitrary measurement in order for the spout not to interfere with the big round trim plate, or other plates Delta uses. It...

    Mar 27, 2020 at 4:29 PM
  7. hj replied to the thread Acceptable finish on Kohler Villager? (lumpy).

    rough

    Mar 27, 2020 at 4:25 PM
  8. hj replied to the thread Load Bearing Wall - Easy Determination?.

    Trusses are supported by their ends. In fact, they often do not rest on cross partitions, which is why they have 'sliding clips' to...

    Mar 27, 2020 at 11:24 AM
  9. hj replied to the thread Acceptable finish on Kohler Villager? (lumpy).

    Personally, I consider myself a believer in the rumor, (in fact, I spread it around based on my experiences with the big box store...

    Mar 27, 2020 at 11:21 AM
  10. hj replied to the thread Anaconda 85 Redbrass Pipe circa 1920s.

    That is what you would need to thread the brass, but do you mean you do NOT have such a tool? That used to be about the first fool a...

    Mar 27, 2020 at 11:15 AM
  11. hj replied to the thread Removing ice maker.

    You can remove the ice maker without disconnecting the water line, if you want to. Then you can reinstall the icemaker sometime if you...

    Mar 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM
  12. hj replied to the thread PEMCO 30 gallon electric.

    It may have external wrap around band elements and about1500-2000 watts. If so those heaters seemed to last forever.

    Mar 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM