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    big box stores mainly want to sell new faucets...

    big box stores mainly want to sell new faucets and have cut back on faucet repair parts over the years, ace is the place for older or off brand parts in this area, it is also nice to support...
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    i would fill a 5 gallon bucket of water and dump...

    i would fill a 5 gallon bucket of water and dump it all down the toilet as fast as it will take it, if the drain is clear it will take that water down fast and indicate a flush quality problem, if it...
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    arrowhead?

    there is a brand out there, i think it was arrowhead, at one time their vac breaker screwed onto the hose outlet without a set screw, just really tightened onto the faucet body, it met code at the...
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    lost bit of rubber

    likely part of the black rubber rectangular gasket sheared off and is lodged in shower port of valve, you will need a strong o ring pick and maybe a new cartridge to fix, you first need to turn water...
  5. Thread: Faux Flushing

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    check flush valve as well

    you also want to be sure the flush valve face (the part the flapper seals against) is clean, i will use a good strong fingernail and scrape along the face of the flush valve to remove hard water...
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    i am not too familiar with toto fill valves...

    i am not too familiar with toto fill valves (worked on a few older ones) but i have seen where the rubber tubing has been extended too far into the overflow tube and water has siphoned from tank...
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    the last company i worked for(service plumbing...

    the last company i worked for(service plumbing and remodels) had a policy of flange on finished floor, the majority of the leaky toilet floor seals we were called to repair were 3inch pvc flange...
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    also take a pic inside the tank, alot of toilet...

    also take a pic inside the tank, alot of toilet tank parts can be replaced with basic store bought parts, get the good parts though and rebuild the whole thing, not just most parts, a good thorough...
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    a couple things to consider: the tub drain...

    a couple things to consider: the tub drain opening may be smaller than what you are used to-i have seen some small openings in certain drain fittings made by certain manufacturers. something else...
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    it is not a compression faucet, it is a ceramic...

    it is not a compression faucet, it is a ceramic cartridge faucet, if you look at the bottom of the cartridge and turn the stem inside of the cartridge you will see a window open and close to allow...
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