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Oct
29
comment How do I replace this cast iron toilet flange?
Worse, its been like that for years. The entire floor around the toilet has been soft for a while. When we pulled the toilet and put weight on the back area under the tank(now removed), the 3/4" TiG floor sank a visible 1/2" at least with very disturbing cracking sounds...
Oct
29
accepted How do I replace this cast iron toilet flange?
Oct
29
comment How do I replace this cast iron toilet flange?
The pipe cutter sounds like the best way to go. I'm not confident that I could successfully remove the pipe from it's joint in a clean, reusable fashion or if I did, that I'd get a good seal to the inserted pvc. We've already had to deal with this toilet leaking onto the kitchen ceiling from the drain, we don't ever want that happening again. And since I clearly have some framing work to do here anyway, I'll be sure to add extra support for the new pipe.
Oct
29
comment How do I replace this cast iron toilet flange?
Like I said - the main stack is fine. It's just the flange that needs replacing. The really poor decision here was what they did to the structure in installing that toilet. I mean - look at that joist! They cut 6" off of it making it a 2x4. Could you imagine that giving way while you're sitting on the john???
Oct
29
comment How do I replace this cast iron toilet flange?
@UNECS The gal pipe is already in the process of being replaced.
Oct
29
comment How do I replace this cast iron toilet flange?
@maple_shaft the main stack has 2 45 deg angles in it further down, and is blocked at the basement, but I'm not interested in replacing the entire stack. The stack is fine, its just the flange that needs replacing.
Oct
29
asked How do I replace this cast iron toilet flange?
Oct
26
revised My living room needs more ambient light and I'm reluctant to drill holes in my ceiling. What are my options?
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Oct
26
comment Can I reduce or eliminate water hammer without plumbing?
AHA! Now I can go back to Home Improvement Meta! :D
Oct
25
answered Can I reduce or eliminate water hammer without plumbing?
Oct
25
comment What do I need to do to raise a subfloor?
I don't understand why it's being engineered vs. not engineered has any impact on the attachment of final flooring?
Oct
25
comment Cool bulbs into a min 90C fixture with 60C wiring
Are you sure you mean "minimum" 90C?
Oct
25
revised Cool bulbs into a min 90C fixture with 60C wiring
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Oct
24
answered What do I need to do to raise a subfloor?
Oct
24
comment Why does my pool pump keep tripping the breaker?
What Chris said. You're in out of your depth and if you get things wrong it can kill you. Please call an electrician or three and hire one who's willing to explain what you have to you before and while he's fixing it.
Oct
24
reviewed Approve Remove plastic film from the outside of a metal door?
Oct
24
comment Why does my pool pump keep tripping the breaker?
So to confirm - in the past the radio worked with the pool off, now the radio doesn't work with the pool off ?
Oct
24
answered Why does my pool pump keep tripping the breaker?
Oct
24
comment Why is it that every DIY plumbing job requires two extra trips to the hardware store?
Not constructive my behind. It made ME feel better ;)
Oct
24
comment Do I need to cut into my drywall to install a switch?
Basically, drywall repair is a lot easier than it looks. The only tricky part is getting the mud on nicely and that just takes practice. Too many people are afraid to do a job right because of the wall damage.