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  1. Ajmicek

    Sweat a valve in a double stud wall?

    Howdy all... I gotta replace one of those terrible saddle valves behind my fridge before the inevitable calamity happens. What would a plumber prefer? Compression? Or sweat? FWIW, the saddle valve to be replaced is in a double stud wall with ~7" of depth...
  2. Ajmicek

    Bathroom remodel complete -- thank you!!

    So our bathroom had a wobbly and chipped pedestal sink, a 1994 toilet that ran endlessly and flushed very little (Kohler Wellworth -- I know, classic double flusher)... and it was like walking into an eggplant: I'd never done a bathroom, and I've done very little plumbing. But I recently...
  3. Ajmicek

    Access to capped DWV

    Hello! So I moved into a house with a closet that used to be a laundry room. Back wall of the closet has a hole in the sheetrock where the washing machine outlet box used to be. In that hole: a capped DWV (and I assume supply lines, but I haven't opened the wall). I'm doing work in this wall...
  4. Ajmicek

    Will I flood my house?

    So I recently installed the Culligan US-EZ-4 water filter under my kitchen sink. Water tastes great. I'm happy. My wife is happy. Here's how I did it: I didn't use Teflon tape: flat washers, and I with tightened metal-metal fittings to hand tight + 1/2 turn and metal-plastic a little...
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