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    Moen Cartridge core: Easy-Out or 1/2" Tap Method??

    When trying to replace an ancient Moen 1200 brass/chrome cartridge and the guts come out only leaving you the core behind.... you prefer using a #6 easy out, or the 1/2" tap method?

    When using...
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    Thanks for the reply and I agree with you 100%....

    Thanks for the reply and I agree with you 100%. But if the floor is in fact tired, would this wax free gasket perhaps be a "little more forgiving"?
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    Wax-Free Bowl Gaskets

    I have a toilet in a rental that the floor is not in the best of shape so the toilet rocks... and there goes the wax ring. The other day, I put a "number 10" wax ring on it, shimmed the toilet and...
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    Here are a few pics of the steel impeller I...

    Here are a few pics of the steel impeller I pulled out of that old Bell And Gossett pump. Based on the date code on the bearing assembly, it is from August 1961, which makes sense since the building...
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    I tried opening the flo- control valve manually...

    I tried opening the flo- control valve manually and the thing would not budge... I even loosed and even removed the packing nut, and still nothing. Gee.... its only 50 years old. :)
    So I removed the...
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    If it was truly stuck closed or nearly closed,...

    If it was truly stuck closed or nearly closed, wouldn't any attempt to bleed the zone cause very little to come out of the purge valve since the water wouldn't go thru the flo control valve?
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    Actually, I think you are referring to a zone...

    Actually, I think you are referring to a zone valve... not a flow control valve? I dont have any zone valves, but instead have a dedicated circulator pump and flow control valve for each zone.
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    Flow control valve stuck closed??

    It seems most times flo control valves get stuck open and then you have the zone too hot due to runaway heat. I am wondering if mine is stuck closed cause the radiant heat in that zone never reaches...
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    Maximum Temperature for Radiant Heat

    I have 6 zones in a 2.5 story building. The lower lever has radiant heat and the 2 other floors have baseboard heat. The boiler usually runs at 160-180 degrees and there is a mixing loop that mixes...
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    Noisy Taco 007 Circulator

    A couple weeks ago I bought a Taco 007 pump and installed it the other day. The problem is that after I purged the zone properly and powered it up, I did get heat in the zone but the pump is making a...
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    Flushing drain lines

    After rodding out a drain or even plunging it, is it best to flush the lines with cold water or hot water? I can see the benefits of each but was wondering what works best from your experience....
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    Basement Watchdog Brand

    I was wondering what your opinion is on Basement Watchdog Brand pumps. For some time, they been making backup sump pump systems, but now they are making primary pumps as well as a combination...
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    I sent you a private message. Good luck.

    I sent you a private message. Good luck.
  14. I would caulk everything around the tub area real...

    I would caulk everything around the tub area real good and then see if the leak persists. Loose tiles are not good.
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    Sounds good. Always a good idea to know what your...

    Sounds good. Always a good idea to know what your limits are before making a huge job out of something.

    Let us know how things go....
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    glad to hear you got the cover off. sometimes...

    glad to hear you got the cover off. sometimes they can be a pain. you manage to get it off with a hammer and chisel? absolutely... put more than 4 feet of cable thru the drum trap.

    You could...
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    Make sure you clean out the drum trap itself too....

    Make sure you clean out the drum trap itself too. You need to determine if the clog is before or after the drum trap and rod out the input or output of the drum trap. what are you using to rod it out?
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    Try using a hammer and chisel to get the drum...

    Try using a hammer and chisel to get the drum trap cover to start turning to get it off. Worst case, you have to cut the drum trap cover off. You can always buy a new brass cover, a lead fits-all...
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    If you cut out a section of that rotted vertical...

    If you cut out a section of that rotted vertical plumbing with the intent to replace it with some pvc and a couple transition couplings, would you be concerned with supporting the old plumbing still...
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    Exactly what did you replace??

    Exactly what did you replace??
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    With all due RESPECT, 90% of the time, its the...

    With all due RESPECT, 90% of the time, its the landlord that gets screwed over somehow at the end... not the tenant.
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    Wonderful work.... but not quite sure why you are...

    Wonderful work.... but not quite sure why you are touching plumbing that you dont own to begin with. Obviously you are not experienced and could have created more damage by trying to fix it. You get...
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    I guess its really called a flange, not a bezel....

    I guess its really called a flange, not a bezel. The part that was actually leaking is called a cap gasket. A new cap gasket did not come with the stem assembly when I replaced it a couple years ago...
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    I looked into it a little more. I removed the...

    I looked into it a little more. I removed the bezel off the cold water stem and found it dripping. I replaced the o-ring that went between the stem and valve body and looks like its OK now.
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    Bathtub leaking into apartment below

    I own a 6unit apartment building. When the upstairs shower is used, the ceiling of the bathroom immediately below drips. I opened up an access panel below to verify. The only times it leaks is when...
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