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  1. I have never had to plunge this toilet in the two...

    I have never had to plunge this toilet in the two years I've owned the house. That's why I'm surprised to find a leak now.
  2. Jim, I probably won't be able to determine the...

    Jim, I probably won't be able to determine the cause until I remove the bowl. But the bowl has been in place for at least the two years that I have owned this place, so I'm just surprised that the...
  3. What causes was seals to fail when they don't rock?

    I just reassembled a toilet that had suddenly leaked fairly dramatically between the tank and bowl when I flushed (a real plumber helped me with the shutoff valve).

    After turning on the water, I...
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    Thanks again for all the suggestions. In this...

    Thanks again for all the suggestions. In this case I ended up calling one of your colleagues, and in the process found a good plumber that I can use in the future. Unsurprisingly, this was a piece...
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    I found a sweat angle stop, decided that was the...

    I found a sweat angle stop, decided that was the superior solution, prepared the joint, and soldered it. Unfortunately, of the perhaps two-dozen joints I've ever soldered, this one is leaking. The...
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    I appreciate all the suggestions. In fact I do...

    I appreciate all the suggestions. In fact I do have enough length (2.5" from wall) to cut the pipe, and upon consideration, I would probably want to do that even if sweating, to avoid the risk of...
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    DYI compression fitting problems

    I needed to replace a toilet shutoff valve that wouldn't turn completely off, and I bought a ball valve to do the job. The previous compression fitting had been on pretty tight, leaving indentations...
  8. One last question for everyone: There was...

    One last question for everyone: There was previously no bonding wire between the hot and cold water pipes, but I have been led to believe that putting a bonding wire in place is always the right...
  9. @Towers Plumbing, I see what you mean: If the...

    @Towers Plumbing, I see what you mean: If the expansion did block the leak, it would probably continue to do so as long as the water was hot. I suppose I was afraid of betting on that as a solution.
  10. @cacher_chick, thanks again for your suggestions...

    @cacher_chick, thanks again for your suggestions and explanations. After opening everything up again (routine for you guys, but traumatic for me), using the pipe tap as suggested (it helped but...
  11. @jadnashua, understood. @cacher_chick, your...

    @jadnashua, understood.

    @cacher_chick, your suggestion is certainly better if I hope to remove and replace any connections in the future, but this water heater is almost 20 years old, and I...
  12. @cacher_chick, brass because it's softer and...

    @cacher_chick, brass because it's softer and would deform better (or rather conform to the female threads)? I could do that, but it would leave me without a dielectric nipple unless I want even more...
  13. Seepage between heater inlet and dielectric nipple

    I just installed a hot water expansion tank, as my first ever "real" plumbing job, put everything back together, and ended up with a bit of seepage after restoring pressure to the system. (I learned...
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