Plumbing update for new house

Sinks, showers, pipes - usually pertaining to water or sewage. So don't mix them up.
kevm14
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Re: Plumbing update for new house

Post by kevm14 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:48 am

Good news: no drips after extra wraps of Teflon tape.

So now we will monitor it throughout the week. Just maybe that is all that was left?

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Re: Plumbing update for new house

Post by kevm14 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:06 am

Forgot to mention something. I filled a 5 gallon bucket TWICE and poured the entire contents of that down the toilet. I never saw any evidence of water leaking from under the toilet. Other than aggressive plunging, I can't think of a more difficult stress test for that seal.

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Re: Plumbing update for new house

Post by bill25 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:24 pm

Other than aggressive plunging
Yikes!!!

kevm14
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Re: Plumbing update for new house

Post by kevm14 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:34 am

Toilet area still seems dry. And my shim under the shutoff valve is also dry. Starting to feel optimistic about this.

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Re: Plumbing update for new house

Post by kevm14 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:25 pm

Wow, it is still dry. Did I actually fix this? It would appear so. I still don't know 100% if the wax ring was ever an issue. Maybe it was. But the shutoff valve was ALSO an issue as the old one was DEFINITELY leaking. That Fluidmaster better-than-wax ring and new shutoff valve are not leaking. Yay.

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