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Unread 10-23-2019, 09:42 AM   #106
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If you still have a steel bodied truck, that is.
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Works on any truck or van as long as you hold it there until it grabs
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Works on any truck or van as long as you hold it there until it grabs
Embedded magnets if you have an internal racking system, saves having nails sticking out and catching when the levels ain't in the van..



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Unread 03-25-2020, 02:23 PM   #109
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My newest hack is using flexible PVC for lining up bath tub drains.

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Unread 03-25-2020, 02:29 PM   #110
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Thought you'd already figured that out on your project thread, Travis.
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Thought you'd already figured that out on your project thread, Travis.
I did. I figured I would share with the world

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Where do you get your flex pvc? I used it years ago but can't recall where I got it.
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Unread 04-03-2020, 12:47 PM   #113
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My newest hack is using flexible PVC for lining up bath tub drains.
So how does this hack work?
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Unread 04-03-2020, 01:41 PM   #114
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I have seen it for sale on line at home depot. Pool and pond supply stores stock it in my area. The hack is to build the tub drain/ overflow out of it. Then use a PVC p trap and if you can use a 12" length off the p trap and connect it to your waste line. In CA we use abs and this connection can be iffy, a lot of you guys use PVC so it will not be an issue.
This helps with lining the drain up perfectly with the tub. In most remodel situations one doesn't have access to the drain once the tub is in place. One might need to remove the tub and realign the drain a half dozen times to make it fit perfectly. The flex pipe limits this. You can be an inch off and there is enough flex to allow alignment without feeling like you are forcing alignment.
I don't know about you all but I don't like forcing a ridgid drain and rubber gasket in a situation where it might take a month to realize the drain leaks.

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Travis awesome stuff! Old plumber told me about that stuff when I saw it under a house as the shower drain line. I've used it maybe twice after that once I found out and can save you a ton of headache when needing a little flex.

In my area Lowes sells it as spa flex hose but it's in the plumbing section and solvent welds straight to the PVC fitting which is awesome.
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absolutely brilliant idea. Thanks for the tip on what is normally a frustrating process with the overflow.
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Great tip Travis! I could have used that on a recent job where a little flexibility with the overflow would have made things a lot easier.

My tip is to use a (new) toilet brush to clean thinset or grout buckets. They do a good job of getting into the corners.
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Kevin have you tried a gong brush?
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My tip is to use a (new) toilet brush to clean thinset or grout buckets.
What's wrong the customer's? Most of the time it is right there! Unless you were working on a back splash or anywhere else in the house, then that might be awkward
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How I store my spacers. Go to the store and buy your own Tupperware. If you take them from the cupboards you wife will surely notice and be none to happy with you. Ask me how I know.


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