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  1. Thread: Noisy Boiler Pump

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    I was looking at some youtube videos, and the...

    I was looking at some youtube videos, and the boiler expert said that whenever you replace the coupler you should replace the motor mount. I know the maint guy did not replace the motor mount. Could...
  2. Thread: Noisy Boiler Pump

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    Thanks Mage, Giving it a good cleaning is sound...

    Thanks Mage, Giving it a good cleaning is sound advice.

    I'm still waiting for some of our resident boiler experts to chime in with their ideas.

    Could it be the motor is overheating, a bad...
  3. Thread: Noisy Boiler Pump

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    Update: The apartment manager thinks this noise...

    Update: The apartment manager thinks this noise is "normal" and won't fix it. At night, you can hear the noise throughout the entire apartment, and this pump is noisier than all the others. If...
  4. Thread: Noisy Boiler Pump

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    Noisy Boiler Pump

    My boiler pump is an Armstrong (probably 1/12 HP.) All the other pumps in the pump room are Bell and Gossett. There are 8 apts served by the boiler.

    This Armstrong pump was jack-hammering, so I...
  5. Thread: Solenoid Failure?

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    There was always beeping coming from the old...

    There was always beeping coming from the old receiver, and it always was able to turn off the gas valve, since that required less voltage.

    ProCom sent me a new remote receiver and solenoid. I...
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    Thanks jad and dj2. IMO, the easiest way to...

    Thanks jad and dj2.

    IMO, the easiest way to deal with minor grout indentations would be some kind of seam tape - either rigid or perhaps with a narrow band of foam in the middle that could fill...
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    Wood Laminate Flooring Over Ceramic Tile

    My brother was told by Home Depot that they wouldn't install a wood laminate floor over his ceramic tile in his kitchen unless: (A) they removed the existing tile floor ($1400) or (B) they applied a...
  8. Thread: Flapper Flop

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    My chief concern is that the flapper seats...

    My chief concern is that the flapper seats properly, which the GP85160 does so far.
    I've moved the float down a bit further and the flapper stays open enough now.

    BTW, my brother has three Toto...
  9. Thread: Flapper Flop

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    Terry, now I know why that (K4620) number wasn't...

    Terry, now I know why that (K4620) number wasn't in their computer. It was for the tank, which is discontinued. They still should have been able to cross-reference it though you would think, instead...
  10. Thread: Flapper Flop

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    Flapper Flop

    I've got a Kohler K4620 two-piece toilet.

    When the flapper started leaking, I replaced it with a Korky red "universal" flapper. This flapper didn't seal properly, so I went to the plumbing supply...
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    I haven't started this yet, but the reason I...

    I haven't started this yet, but the reason I wanted to go Sharkbite over compression is due to lack of room. There doesn't appear to be enough space to manipulate two wrenches (wrench and...
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    Sharkbite Stop Valve for Toilet

    I'm thinking of replacing my old soldered-on toilet shut-off with a Sharkbite - available at HD.

    Once I've cut out the old valve with my tubing cutter:

    How much of a stub-out is needed for...
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    I found that it wasn't easy to clip, even before...

    I found that it wasn't easy to clip, even before it was installed. It took a bit of effort.
    Once installed, though, I could not squeeze my hand between the fill valve and the inner wall of the tank...
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    I finally got around to installing this Korky...

    I finally got around to installing this Korky fill-valve.

    I was unable to install the locking clip without removing the whole fill valve and reinstalling it.
    Is there any danger of the height...
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    Good information, but this particular slumlord...

    Good information, but this particular slumlord wouldn't listen.
    I think he enjoys going around to his various properties and turning down the boiler temp. I don't think this manager will last long...
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    The "building" is a row of ranch-style...

    The "building" is a row of ranch-style apartments, so it is not high at all. The end units tend to be very cold when the boiler is set to the "normal" temperature. On cold days, it is hard-pressed to...
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    High Temperature Limit

    The boiler for my apartment building is located in the laundry room, and occasionally a tenant will try to raise the high temperature limit. Normally the temp. fluctuates from between 140-160, but...
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    Thanks to you both. RE: the Korky website, I...

    Thanks to you both.

    RE: the Korky website, I looked at all their videos on troubleshooting and maintenance of the 528 Quiet Fill, and they don't mention this problem of "delayed fill".
    ...
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    Toto Fill Valve Problem

    A family member has a Toto toilet. He says, when it is flushed, there is a delay of more than six seconds before it begins refilling the tank. After the long pause, it refills quickly. He said that...
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    Problem Solved

    I shut off all the breakers except for the bad circuit. Then I followed that cable in the attic with my non-contact volt tester, until it disappeared down a wall far away from where the power was...
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    Cacher, I have examined and tested every device...

    Cacher, I have examined and tested every device and every visible connection behind a device on that circuit. Next step is the attic, where I will hopefully find a junction box with a failed...
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    Update

    Here is what I've learned so far:

    The portable electric heater is fine. It's working perfectly on another circuit and has never overheated.

    The breaker is also good. There is power coming out...
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    Power Out From Electric Space Heater

    I ran my electric space heater this morning and the power went out on that circuit. I checked the breakers and none had tripped. I reset all the breakers, but still no power on that circuit. I have...
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    I'm guessing that this old style Watts 288A is...

    I'm guessing that this old style Watts 288A is over 40 years old, which is why they no longer support it. Perhaps that was the only back-flow preventer at that time?

    In any case, the irrigation...
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    This is for an irrigation system, and it clearly...

    This is for an irrigation system, and it clearly says Watts 288A 54-49 SA 1001 on the cap. I just can't find any number stamp for the size: 1/2, 3/4, etc.

    I just called Watts, and their tech...
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