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  1. SOLVED!!! Used a rubber strap wrench to loosen...

    SOLVED!!!

    Used a rubber strap wrench to loosen the handle - was probably put on too tight at initial installation. I needed to replace both the cartridge (yes, it is replaced from above) and the...
  2. How to remove handle from Danze faucet D304056

    I called Danze and they said that the handle assembly can be unscrewed from the top. Mine is too tight. Using a wrench to loosen it - even with cardboard or similar material under the wrench - will...
  3. How to loosen soft metal faucet assembly without scratching metal

    I need to remove the handle from my bathroom sink faucet in order to replace the ceramic disc cartridge. My problem -- I cannot figure our how to grip the faucet assembly with a wrench in order to...
  4. How to seal water line on outside to prevent leak into basement

    This post is similar to a question I posted a few months ago. However I have some new questions with which I would appreciate help.
    See attached drawing for reference.

    My 1 inch plastic water...
  5. Thank you for responding!! Unfortunately the...

    Thank you for responding!!

    Unfortunately the pipe was not caulked on the outside. I could dig down and seal it, but for reasons that I can't go into in this post, I'd rather not. Since the...
  6. How to apply caulk to seal water pipe through basement wall

    My 1 inch plastic water pipe from the utility comes through the basement wall inside a 10 foot long plastic sleeve which runs underneath the front porch. The sleeve runs downhill from the front of...
  7. Best way to remove old silicone caulk?

    I agree -- too bad the past homeowners did not seal the sleeve from the outside. But there appears to be very little water in the sleeve. So far about 7 ounces has drained out and the drip is...
  8. Here is an image of what I described in this...

    Here is an image of what I described in this post.
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    Why do plumbing jobs always leak

    In the 19 years I have lived in my house, almost every plumbing job that has been done has had a leak which did not show up for a day or two. This required me to recall the plumber to fix the leak. I...
  10. What caulk to use to seal water pipe through basement wall

    I need caulk or another material recommendation.

    My 1 inch plastic water pipe comes through my basement wall inside a plastic sleeve. Where the pipe comes through the wall, the space between the...
  11. Hot water tank - How to pump water from pan to sink

    I am replacing my hot water tank after 15 years. I want to install a collection pan under the new tank to collect any leaks. My basement does not have floor drains and none can be added. Instead I...
  12. I solved my problem! Now I would like your...

    I solved my problem! Now I would like your opinions as to why my solution worked.

    Here is what I did. First I turned on an outside faucet so that there was constant water running through the...
  13. Recommendation for reliable electric water heater

    Time to replace my 14 year old electric water heater. I am looking for brand recommendations. In my area (Morgantown, WV), the following brands are available from local suppliers:
    AO Smith,...
  14. Watts Pressure regulator does not hold water pressure

    I have a Watts 1 inch pressure regulator (series 25AUB) in an outdoor underground pit (about 3.5 feet below the surface) that was installed in 2005. The regulator is used to drop the city supply...
  15. Zep Drain Care Build-Up Remover: Does it work? Ok for septic?

    There is a 30 foot run of 2 inch PVC pipe from my kitchen sink to the 4 inch pipe that goes through my basement wall to connect to my septic tank. The 2 inch pipe has build-up of material on the...
  16. How to clean years of accumulated gunk from kitchen sink piping

    The PVC drain line from our kitchen sink was clogged but we managed to use a plunger to clear the clog and now it drains well. However the problem is sure to return and I need another solution.
    ...
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    Cause of Taco wate circulator noise?

    I have hot water baseboard heat. When the water circulator is running (and the sound is not masked by the furnace burner noise), there is a noticeable humming / vibration that can be heard at the...
  18. Toto Drake is a great toilet!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We have now had our new Toto Drake for 7 months. This is a great toilet! We actually threw away our plunger!! And believe me, we have tested this toilet through our high fiber diet and there have...
  19. How to remove cultured marble bathroom vanity countertop?

    I will be replacing my existing cultured marble bathroom vanity countertop with a new cultured marble countertop. I am not replacing the vanity; it is brand new. So first I need to remove the...
  20. Toto Drake: 1.6GPF vs 1.28 GPF - Is 1.28GPF Drake just as good??

    Terry,

    Only one plumbing supply house in my area sells Toto. They tell me the Toto Drake 1.6GPF is no longer manufactured. They sell only the Drake Eco 1.28GPF. Here I was ready to order the...
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    Toto Drake: Comparison between reviews at this site & at "***************"

    Toto Drake: Comparison between reviews at this site & at "***************"

    After reading the consumer reviews of the Toto Drake at this web site, I am convinced that the Drake is the toilet to...
  22. Pressure regulator drifts up during night - What to do??

    I have a pressure regulator (Watts 25AUB-Z3) in a pit downstream of the water meter at the edge of my property. See the diagram below. The regulator is set so that the incoming pressure in the house...
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    Two piece toilets - leak potential??

    Terry,

    Thank you for the wonderful web site. I am using it almost
    exclusively to determine which toilet to purchase to replace my 50 year old
    clunker.

    I have a question about The...
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