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It's possible to get the hose screwed on by hand tightly enough that it won't leak if your grip is strong enough; I think the strength required is within the normal range for an adult (mine is relatively strong though, so your mileage may vary). But before you get a wrench, there's a couple of things you should check: make sure the threads on the faucet ...


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According to the installation manual for the spout, the nipple for the spout should be installed a min of 3/8" to a max of 3/4" past the finished wall. There is a pipe adapter that you screw onto the nipple. The spout slides over this adaptor and is set in place with a set screw located on the bottom. This allows for the correct orientation of the spout. ...


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You need to box off that floor joist. You can remove an section of the joist in the way. You then build a box connecting the ends of the cut off joist to adjacent joists with perpendicular ties of the same dimensions of lumber. 2X10's for example. These ties transfer the load to the adjacent joists and give you an opening for plumbing or duct work.


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This is a symptom of over pressurization from a closed system (check valve somewhere in the line) and a hot water heater. The check valve could have been introduced by the municipality as part of a water meter replacement, or it could be located near the water main shutoff. These prevent water from flowing back into the municipal supply should there ever be ...


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I have to wonder if your next problem will be that the valves are too far back in the wall to install the handles when the shower walls are installed. My experience with shower valves (not, I admit, a huge number of them) is that they normally don't sit all the way back in a 2x4 wall cavity when at the correct depth, so there's normally room for a 3/4" board ...


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Garden hose gasket, do you have one? They like to fall out and get lost, and without one it can become nearly impossible to tighten the connection up hard enough to prevent leakage.


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Use a DROP-EAR elbow and provide some framing to screw it to, please. How far past the tile surface - how deep is the spout when you get to threads? 1/2" US pipe thread is supposed to be tight when engaged 1/2", so add 1/2" to that. To provide room for another turn if needed and caulking, perhaps another 1/8" beyond THAT. How small the hole - I like just ...


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I generally prefer the same floor level too, but it sounds like this is separate from the plumbing. If either route would let you get the plumbing installed (to code), I don't see any reason not to. Also keep in mind that you can raise the floor and run the plumbing straight down through drilled holes. As far as raising the floor goes, the main ...


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Copper work hardens, so every time you move that line it will become stiffer and more prone to kinking. A replacement copper tube will be "dead soft" and easier to work with. If you have the fridge back where you want it and the kinks have not produced a sharp spot (a flat is okay) then you're fine. You might want to buy a replacement to have on hand if ...


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I can't be absolutely sure, but this is the best explanation I can think of. First of all, the existing venting system must be less than optimal for this theory to apply. No one can confirm this for sure without significant (and likely destructive) investigation. Second, the side line coming into the original "split" (tee-wye actually) is actually the vent ...


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Not unless they are 2x12 floor joists and it goes exactly through the center. The maximum permissible boring in a floor joist is limited to 1/3 of the height of the joist (with a 2" minimum). See IBC 2308.8.2. Sistering the joists would not effect this restriction, as it is an issue of the structural integrity of the framing member - not an issue of the ...


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A circular manifold is not a hot water recirculating loop, though a hot water recirculating loop could conceivably be set up as a sort of large ring manifold. It is simply a manifold arranged as a ring, typically only a few feet in diameter and located near the water supply, and it provides a couple of advantages, depending on exactly how it's built. The ...



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