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Old 10-23-2019, 09:06 PM   #111
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Today I made my own tools twice. The first was for a moen 1248 cartridge in a widespread tub faucet. There is a screw in retaing ring for the cartridge that has notches made to accept a tool you can get from moen. It wasn't until after I was unscrewing it with my copper pipe that I remembered I actually do have that tool in my toolbox. Oh well. Making my own was actually easier than digging to get to it! lolz



The second one I cut a notch in a piece of 1/2" black iron. It's hard to see in that pic but the c.o. plug I put in was about 6" down. With the notched pipe I could easily tighten the wingnut. I could have used a heavy 3/8" nut to replace the wingnut but for some reason I told my self it was best to leave the wing nut on. I have had a rough start to the week. I went the whole day thinking it was tuesday too.
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:49 PM   #112
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Seconded on the moen tool. I've made one out of cpvc before in a pinch too. Even though the diameter of the pipe is slightly off compared to their tool it works pretty good as long as they haven't let it leak for eons and corrode the inside of the valve body.

I remember the other plumber teaching me that you use needlenose pliers to remove those. After 2 or 3 times I decided he was wrong, and went searching for the right tool.
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:04 PM   #113
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i made one a these once except i didnt have the tee handle i just used channel locks. i used it to hold the handsink drains in place while i tightened the bottom nut.



Lavatory sink


Pop-up assembly OR grid strainer


Mack gasket nut, gasket nut, mack nut




Just figured I would help you with the jargon. We all feel like an idiot when we go to the supply house and describe something like a homeowner. It happens to all of us.








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Old 01-12-2020, 03:36 PM   #114
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If its in a kitchen, like a stainless steel sink mounted to a column is that still a lav? we were calling it handsink basket strainers?

mack nut i did not know of thank you... i love knowing the proper names...



Yeah, you're right lolz, in a commercial kitchen you do have a handsink or handwashing sink. And yeah, basket strainer, usually that refers to the 3-1/2" ones that fit kitchen sinks but they do make 1-1/4" basket strainers as well.










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Old 01-12-2020, 05:44 PM   #115
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Lavatory sink


Pop-up assembly OR grid strainer


Mack gasket nut, gasket nut, mack nut




Just figured I would help you with the jargon. We all feel like an idiot when we go to the supply house and describe something like a homeowner. It happens to all of us.








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problem with proper names is that we have seen in the past how they differ so much from region to region just in this country,,,
so your proper name by you may not be the proper name else where...
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problem with proper names is that we have seen in the past how they differ so much from region to region just in this country,,,
so your proper name by you may not be the proper name else where...



Yeah but in this day and age you can google any of the names with at least some success.


Besides, my main intent was for him not to look like an idiot. He recently moved and can just blame it on what you just described, they call it that where he comes from. Then he can proceed to explain what the part is and they won't look at him like he is an idiot hack.





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Today I made my own tools twice. The first was for a moen 1248 cartridge in a widespread tub faucet. There is a screw in retaing ring for the cartridge that has notches made to accept a tool you can get from moen. It wasn't until after I was unscrewing it with my copper pipe that I remembered I actually do have that tool in my toolbox. Oh well. Making my own was actually easier than digging to get to it! lolz <img src="https://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/biggrin.png" border="0" alt="" title="Biggrin" class="inlineimg" />



The second one I cut a notch in a piece of 1/2" black iron. It's hard to see in that pic but the c.o. plug I put in was about 6" down. With the notched pipe I could easily tighten the wingnut. I could have used a heavy 3/8" nut to replace the wingnut but for some reason I told my self it was best to leave the wing nut on. <img src="https://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/vs_worry.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vs Worry" class="inlineimg" /> I have had a rough start to the week. I went the whole day thinking it was tuesday too.
I did the same for the moen tool, it wasn’t available anywhere a while back.
I got the moen tool with a new moen faucet at some point after, I’m pretty sure HD sells them now..
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I designed and built this before I learned such a tool existed already. Oh well I was late to the party. But it sure doesn't exist in Canada!

Rubber bottom and it prevents the block of wood and pan from sliding away where you wanted it to go in the first place. Since then I've notched the tabs to sit flush. I used it twice already and it's perfect.


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