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  1. Howard M Emerson

    Bad pressure/flow on 1 hose bib.

    No, its an elbow. Here's the frost free I bought. It's a 3/4 x 1/2" pex. Here's the elbow I replaced the straight connector with: I did make a point of popping the pex out of it, and filling the 5 gallon pail. It was faster than it was going through the frost free, but not nearly as fast as...
  2. Howard M Emerson

    Bad pressure/flow on 1 hose bib.

    I'm using B. That's what my plumber redid the majority of the house with. He left me enough blue and red to do my master bathroom renovation (I did that with Shark Bite press fits) and it's what I've redone the apartment area with (using cinch clamps and a Ryobi Cinch Clamp tool) since gutting...
  3. Howard M Emerson

    Bad pressure/flow on 1 hose bib.

    I did check the existing threads, and I'm pretty sure mine is different. I'm actually just looking for some confirmation to my conclusions, but I'm also here to be learned:-) In our home 2 of the existing hose bibs are both plumbed 1/2" PEX. They come off the 3/4" PEX at varying distances, but...
  4. Howard M Emerson

    Avoiding slab shower base leakage

    The shower base passed the drain leak test with flying colors. Having accidentally dropped the 'wrench' that comes with the drain in prior installs, I figured that a magnet would be prudent: And instead of capping the stub outs with Shark bite caps I figured I'd install 1/4 stops so I could...
  5. Howard M Emerson

    Avoiding slab shower base leakage

    Jeff, I just made a point of making sure that there is clearance. I think it's going to work out well. The framing is quite tight to the tile flange, so aside from finally leveling in the mortar mix there shouldn't be any more than a 1/16" difference. The compression rubber sleeve gives a...
  6. Howard M Emerson

    Avoiding slab shower base leakage

    Hello Jeff, No, it's no where near flush with the concrete. It's about 2.5" below the surface, which I think is in my favor. I had 'toyed' with the idea of off-setting the drain to maximize my layout, but it would have required bending or casting my own PVC pipe. I feel very confident with the...
  7. Howard M Emerson

    Avoiding slab shower base leakage

    Hi Jeff, The pipe already slips into the doughnut. I centered the new base with the existing pipe precisely where it needs to be. Breaking up a concrete floor is not an option, so I made concessions based on the existing drain location. Here's a couple of pictures showing the base exactly where...
  8. Howard M Emerson

    Avoiding slab shower base leakage

    Hello all, I'm renovating a slab bathroom that previously had a 1-piece shower wall, base & ceiling. The old base had leaked, and I'm certain the culprit was the matching flange that held the strainer/grill. It was cracked across the top where it fit into the old base recess area. The majority...
  9. Howard M Emerson

    90 degree side outlet elbow in corner?

    Hello Wayne, All that's left to do now is the san-tee/riser for the kitchen sink, but the hard part is done, and I thank you for your patience and experience! Best regards, Howard Emerson
  10. Howard M Emerson

    90 degree side outlet elbow in corner?

    Hi Wayne, Yes, the stub up out of the concrete floor is 1 & 1/2". The prior owners had the garage converted to an apartment for mom, and they spared no cost cutting technique..... I now understand all that you're telling me, and it makes me realize how some of my guitar students must feel when...
  11. Howard M Emerson

    90 degree side outlet elbow in corner?

    Hello Wayne, How does the dry vent above the kitchen sink terminate? No vertical pipe connection to the drain pipe below? Ignoring the Fernco san-tee, I assume this is what you're describing, all in PVC with shielded couplings as needed? Thank you! Howard
  12. Howard M Emerson

    90 degree side outlet elbow in corner?

    Hi Wayne, Sorry to bother you again. I'm about to drill the wall studs for the dry vent & drain pipe from the kitchen sink. I assumed that I would connect the dry vent to the drain pipe at the sink location, and that I wouldn't have to do that at the foundation wall. Here is the present state of...
  13. Howard M Emerson

    90 degree side outlet elbow in corner?

    So sorry for the late reply, Wayne. As it turns out I can build an in-wall cabinet in another area, but to answer your question: The vertical dry vent was in my way where it was, but I've determined that I can leave it where it is, but re-do the pipe so that the San-tee is rotated tighter to...
  14. Howard M Emerson

    90 degree side outlet elbow in corner?

    Hi Wayne, My “not seeing the forest for the trees” is the issue, so don’t mind me! I already had enough depth with the horizontal pipe in the way, but I never checked! I’ll just move the WC riser over to the stud to the left, and angle back to it. HE
  15. Howard M Emerson

    90 degree side outlet elbow in corner?

    Hi Wayne, Thank you so much for taking the time to talk me through this! My initial response to your reply was total despair, but after looking at everything I'll just move the vertical WC vent to the right so that it clears up an area behind the toilet. I'll have to move the stud as well with...
  16. Howard M Emerson

    90 degree side outlet elbow in corner?

    Hello Wayne, First of all I'd like to express my profound sadness hearing of Terry's illness, that I only read about after I made my post........<sigh>...... (T)His forum and its members have been a tremendous source of accurate, thoughtful & practical knowledge that I, personally, have made use...
  17. Howard M Emerson

    90 degree side outlet elbow in corner?

    Hello all, Can I use one of these schedule 40, 90degree side outlet elbows where a lavatory drain & kitchen drain meet at a corner? Here's my badly 'marked up' picture showing where I'd like to drop the level of the existing vent pipe (to give wall-depth for a cabinet), and at the arrow is where...
  18. Howard M Emerson

    New backslash subway tiles different shades of white

    Now that they're installed you'd be hard pressed to do much without going through a lot of work, but that said...... It just might be that they're all the same color, BUT.....there might be 'nap', or a 'grain' to the tile surface, sort of like when you push carpet pile one way and it looks...
  19. Howard M Emerson

    Vanity gap suggestions?

    I've always avoided issues like that by installing the cabinet/countertop prior to the tile, and then tiling to the cabinet/top surfaces, but that ship has sailed here. You absolutely can do something about the gap without using any trim or a lot of caulk. I don't know how handy you are...
  20. Howard M Emerson

    Backsplash gap

    If you use the next size tile spacer from whatever you're currently considering you could make up a bunch of the difference by the time you get to the top row. If you start your first row on a spacer there's that bit of extra mileage as well. While there's also the consideration of 'line of...
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