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Compression gasket install, cutting oil with dawn, try a compact

Tool Tips—July 2014
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When installing a no-caulk shower drain, I found the best way to install the compression gasket is to use a 2-in. PVC coupling and a rubber mallet.


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Saving clean-outs, removing posi-temp cartridges, clearing house traps

Tool Tips—June 2014
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It’s good to have a run of PVC male adapters from 1 1/4 in. to 4 in. on hand when on a drain-cleaning job to remove the clean-out plug.


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Water closet wax rings, fitting brushes, Teflon tape

Tool Tips—May 2014
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To reduce the worry of leaks in the ceiling from an upstairs water closet installation, I have found that if the closet ring is set too high, the space between the toilet and the wax ring is minimized, causing the wax to thin out.


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Replacing toilet handles, water closets, tub spouts

Tool Tips—April 2014
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When replacing the toilet handle on 90% of the toilets out in the field, it seems like all aftermarket handles and sometimes even OEM handles don’t fit in the square cutout of the porcelain all the time.


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Shower valves, magnets, containing pipe dope spills

Tool Tips — March 2014
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Shower valves, magnets, containing pipe dope spills- Tool tips for March 2014


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Hydronics systems, seats and springs, drain cleaning

Tool Tips—February 2014
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February's Tool Tips include hydronics systems, seat & springs, and drain cleaning.


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Smoke-testing waste, smartphone tricks, faucet replacement

Tool Tips—January 2014
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Smoke-testing waste, smartphone tricks and faucet replacements are part of the January 2014 Tool Tips.


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Thermal traps, shower installation, basket strainer

Tool Tips — December 2013
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This month's Tool Tips features thermal straps, shower installation and basket strainers!


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Sillcock replacement, easy faucet installation, sink clips

Tool Tips—November 2013
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Sillcock replacement, easy faucet installation, sink clips for November 2013's Tool Tips.


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Easy pipe storage, cartridge removal, iPhone functions

Tool Tips — October 2013
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Tool tips for October 2013 include pipe storafe, cartridge ring removal and functions of your iPhone.


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