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    Toilet Clogging Problem

    I had a 16" ADA height, elongated bowl, 1.6 gpf Drake for about five years. I loved it. It never clogged (and I can clog one pretty good). Last April we had to pull it for some minor renovations, and...
  2. I replaced my hot air heating with hot water in...

    I replaced my hot air heating with hot water in my 100+ y/o house about 20 years ago, before the internet and forums like this. I used all copper, as pex wasn't the material of choice then.

    The...
  3. Dave - I don't know what the Toto flapper...

    Dave -

    I don't know what the Toto flapper valve seals are made of, but on ordinary flapper valves bleach will tend to eat up the seats and eventually they will leak. I gave up on in-tank cleaners...
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    I've insulated my boiler lines with the grey foam...

    I've insulated my boiler lines with the grey foam insulating tubes from Home Depot. (1/2", 3'4", and 1" lines.) They've been there, unmelted, for nearly 15 years. The temp of those lines never gets...
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    Come spring, consider replacing the expansion...

    Come spring, consider replacing the expansion tank with a bladder type (i.e. Extrol) tank. These are a lot less hassle in the long run.
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    Something to consider since you live in the great...

    Something to consider since you live in the great frozen north: if something on an HE boiler fails it could be days before the part can be obtained and the boiler returned to service. Also, replacing...
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    I have had an indirect hw heater for 20 years. It...

    I have had an indirect hw heater for 20 years. It is a 40 gal SuperStore connected to a 96k Peerless HW gas boiler. I generally like it but...

    For the first 10 yrs of the installation there was...
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