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Old 03-15-2019, 09:11 PM   #1
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Hello, my name is skoronesa, skoro for short. I mostly do service plumbing with an emphasis on drain snaking as I am the designated drain snaking guy or "drain snaking tech" as one of my bosses writes. The snaking comes and goes with the times of year. I will do 5-10 main lines in a busy week(about half the year) and 1-5 the rest of the time. I am always on call.


I like fixing old faucets and really any other old/quality plumbing fixtures and appliances. I am a big fan of the semi-standard 46x22mm ceramic cartridge and the moen 1200 series. We are a kohler dealer() but I prefer a mansfield or those old reliable as 3.5gpf toilets(Mine is robins egg blue elongated )


solder>propress, pvc>abs


I decided to reintroduce myself as my normal home at the mother of all trades forums has apparently gone offline and this appears to be my new permanent home for rambling on and on and on and on.....






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Old 03-15-2019, 09:58 PM   #2
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not for nothing but those candy mountains look like a bunch of d**ks sticking out of the ground...
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I don't know what that means.




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not for nothing but those candy mountains look like a bunch of dicks sticking out of the ground...

Huh, must be a freudian thing.




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Welcome. Putty or silicone?

Putty, regular putty. The ultra putty with silicone instead of petroleum just feels too weird and is too sticky. Also, you do want the putty to harden at some point so the fixture stays even when the zinc/steel nuts corrode off.



When I do need silicone I use GE 100% silicone, in either white or clear depending on the surface the fixture is set on. I do not use caulk when I am setting faucets or sink baskets, etc. I use caulk for setting fixtures only almost all the time.



Sometimes I use lexel if I need it to hold up to flexing sooner than regular silicone could get to full strength which can take weeks. Here's a good trick for you, I use lexel for detecting floor pissers. We do a lot of work in nursing homes and as such I often get calls for toilets leaking at the base. Most of the time it really is the flange corroded or someone fell and hit the toilet but sometimes the old guys, and gals too just miss. Obviously this makes for call backs when it wasn't the flange to begin with and they think it is leaking again because someone can't aim and won't talk about it or they may not have even been asked. The lexel will get all weird when they piss on it in the first 36hrs or so but will do fine if the mop the floor and will still keep the under side of the toilet dry so I know it's not the flange.


I was at this house last week, every joint on the drains was smeared with silver silicone used on stainless. He said he had one joint leaked like 20 years ago so he did every joint.



And that's all I have to say about that.



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Skoro it takes serious cahones to snake these drains out there. a different breed I love snaking drains for a living (most days) and when others have failed and you get the job done it feels great.. Or if they have been having problems and you finally figure out whats going on its awesome no shame in being in the Game.. Live the dream.. From your brother in the North
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