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  1. Thank you for the replies. I'm not too concerned...

    Thank you for the replies. I'm not too concerned about whether it's a warranty issue or not. The more important issue for me is eliminating the discoloration and making sure it's not a recurring...
  2. Brown / orange ring around drain in new Kohler sink

    Hi,

    I installed a Kohler Memoirs pedestal sink in August. By October, there was a clearly noticeable brown or dark orange ring around the drain. The ring is about 1/4" wider than the drain...
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    Okay - so I'll stick with the original fill valve...

    Okay - so I'll stick with the original fill valve and tinker elsewhere. If I can't get the bowl fill level resolved, I'll see if I can persuade Toto to send a replacement fill valve.

    As my first...
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    Thanks for the replies. I've checked the chain,...

    Thanks for the replies. I've checked the chain, and there's almost no slack - just enough to let the flapper close completely.

    I'm willing to try replacing the fill valve if there's a chance...
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    The fill valve is draining into the overflow...

    The fill valve is draining into the overflow tube, just like your picture shows.

    When I flush-and-immediately-release, there is very, very little water left in the bowl after the flush. When...
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    Toto bowl doesn't always fill completely

    I've just installed a Toto Clayton (1.28, elongated), and it seems to flush fine. The amount of water that fills the bowl after each flush, however, isn't consistent.

    If I hold the lever down...
  7. Thanks for the helpful replies. If I use a brass...

    Thanks for the helpful replies. If I use a brass extension attached to the plastic p-trap, I think I can make the connection between the two with a plastic nut. I have room against the wall to use...
  8. Since it's a very tight space, it's helpful to be...

    Since it's a very tight space, it's helpful to be able to install and remove the trap by hand rather than with tools. I'm not a professional plumber, so the only tools I have that fit the large nuts...
  9. Can I combine brass/chrome and plastic p-trap segments?

    I'm installing a pedestal sink in a tight alcove in a bathroom. Only about 4 inches of the horizontal drain pipe from the p-trap to the wall can be seen from any angle at all. Can I use a 1 1/4"...
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    It's not an offset flange -- just an elbow that...

    It's not an offset flange -- just an elbow that begins almost immediately below the flange. Having the full diameter of the pipe doesn't help since the rigid Fluidmaster seal is almost the same...
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    Wax-free toilet seal questions

    I'd like to use a wax-free toilet seal on a new toilet I'm installing. There's a 90-degree bend in the waste pipe right at the flange, so I know it presents a challenge. I have both Fernco and...
  12. Thanks - that's helpful. If I use two rings, do...

    Thanks - that's helpful. If I use two rings, do I just stack two plain rings on top of each other, or should I use one with a horn as the top one?

    I also found a "jumbo" sized ring that appears...
  13. Thanks for the helpful information. As for the...

    Thanks for the helpful information. As for the wax ring, I clearly don't understand where it seals. The Fluidmaster full-size wax ring I bought is just over 3/4" thick. The flange is 1" deep...
  14. Toto toilet design question, and wax ring size

    I'm getting ready to install a Toto Eco Clayton. I looked carefully at the new toilet today and noticed two things I wouldn't have expected:

    1) Although the bowl is smoothly glazed, the trapway...
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    Toto Clayton vs. Kohler Memoirs

    There are lots of recommendations for Toto toilets here, and we have a Drake in our home that works great. The Toto Clayton, however, isn't often mentioned. So here's my request for advice:
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    Thanks -- that makes sense. I'll use the gasket...

    Thanks -- that makes sense. I'll use the gasket that came with the new drain to replace the old gasket under the tub, and I'll use putty on top of the tub.

    There's a thin, stiff ring under the...
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    Gasket or putty under bathtub drain lip?

    I'm installing a new lift and turn bathtub drain. The new drain is packaged with a rubber gasket, and the instructions seem to show that the gasket goes underneath the drain lip (on top of the tub)....
  18. Thread: Low pH

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    Thanks for the help. The tank came with the...

    Thanks for the help. The tank came with the house, so I'm trying to figure out what remedy would be best. The well pump produces 12 gpm (measured with a bucket at a faucet), and the control valve...
  19. Thread: Low pH

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    Low pH

    My well water tests at a pH of 5.6 and total dissolved solids of 40. I have a downflow/backwashing 2.5 cu ft neutralizer tank filled only with calcite. When drawing a steady flow (like a shower) at...
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    Neutralizer questions

    I have a 13x54 calcite tank with a Fleck 5600 head on it. I've recently learned two things about my situation:

    1) The pH of my raw water is 5.67, and my treated water is 6.68. I have copper...
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