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I needed to stop water from draining in the wall while I was changing the cartridge
I was changing a waterworks T-static hockey puck the other day and it occurred to me that a lot of the newer valve body designs don't stick out as far as the old designs, even when they are roughed in properly. Those waterworks ones hold a lot of water too! Very annoying.

Luckily there was room to shove a rag in the wall but the tile was very sharp and I knicked myself.
 
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I was trying to pull these Moen cartridges straight up and out with channel locks and they wouldn’t budge. Went out to the van and came up with this idea. They came out in 2 seconds each. View attachment 131151
Turn hammer around and hit cartridges with "ping" end of hammer and they will come out in one second lololololololololololo
 

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For those who do service work, do you guys ever replace that diamond-shaped gasket and flush valve on Kohler W/C's? The flush valve nut is surrounded by the rubber gasket and a large channel locks doesn't fit well. So I made a socket to fit it.
I have a large socket meant for truck hub nuts. 17.99$ at an autoparts store. I forget the size, 65mm maybe? Have to be acareful picking one out because many of them are 8 flats or 6 flats with rounded corners.
 

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I was attempting to clear a Lav sink stoppage with the SuperVee. First I went through the pop up and could hear the cable going up the vent rattling in the wall. I pulled the trap and tried again, it kept going up. Tried forward, reverse, bent cable, and it kept going up. Hard blockage right at the throat of the santee not allowing the cable to go down. I cut a piece of PVC and jammed it in the trap arm to the back of the santee and ran the cable through it. It’s only choice was to go down. Success!
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I was attempting to clear a Lav sink stoppage with the SuperVee. First I went through the pop up and could hear the cable going up the vent rattling in the wall. I pulled the trap and tried again, it kept going up. Tried forward, reverse, bent cable, and it kept going up. Hard blockage right at the throat of the santee not allowing the cable to go down. I cut a piece of PVC and jammed it in the trap arm to the back of the santee and ran the cable through it. It’s only choice was to go down. Success! View attachment 132963




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You go boy! Now that's brilliant.
 

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Nice! Now I'm going to have to start carrying a small diameter pipe to fit a 1 1/2". Although I've encountered a tee inside a wall out of reach of such a trick. The problem was only a few months ago, I inserted a camera after a while to discover the tee was upside down and the cable was always going up the vent. Took over 3 hours to clear the kitchen drain. What a nightmare.
 

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I was attempting to clear a Lav sink stoppage with the SuperVee. First I went through the pop up and could hear the cable going up the vent rattling in the wall. I pulled the trap and tried again, it kept going up. Tried forward, reverse, bent cable, and it kept going up. Hard blockage right at the throat of the santee not allowing the cable to go down. I cut a piece of PVC and jammed it in the trap arm to the back of the santee and ran the cable through it. It’s only choice was to go down. Success! View attachment 132963 View attachment 132964
Thanks for the tip,I learn something everyday from you guys
 

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I was attempting to clear a Lav sink stoppage with the SuperVee. First I went through the pop up and could hear the cable going up the vent rattling in the wall. I pulled the trap and tried again, it kept going up. Tried forward, reverse, bent cable, and it kept going up. Hard blockage right at the throat of the santee not allowing the cable to go down. I cut a piece of PVC and jammed it in the trap arm to the back of the santee and ran the cable through it. It’s only choice was to go down. Success! View attachment 132963 View attachment 132964
Very nice but on a lot of drains we do it goes back to a 90 then to the tee
 

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Nice! Now I'm going to have to start carrying a small diameter pipe to fit a 1 1/2". Although I've encountered a tee inside a wall out of reach of such a trick. The problem was only a few months ago, I inserted a camera after a while to discover the tee was upside down and the cable was always going up the vent. Took over 3 hours to clear the kitchen drain. What a nightmare.
What did you end up doing to get cable to go down????
 

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What did you end up doing to get cable to go down????
With the camera at the tee and the cable at the junction I put vise grips on the cable, twisted and pushed until I got lucky to go down. I then removed the camera and proceeded to snake.

In debo's case you'd need to jam a hose in there first and clean the black goo with hot water.
 

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A couple months ago I had back to back lav sinks that each 90'd to a mutual crosstee. My cable kept jumping accross the tee. I had to pull both traps and run the camera down one so I could watch and carefully guide my cable. I also bent the end of my cable.
 
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