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  1. Trying to help a friend with a running A.S. toilet

    Never seen a design like this before. Searched the heck out of google and goole images and can't find any visuals.
    It's an American Standard toilet. No idea which model. Water fill doesn't shut off...
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    Tips for Flowmastervalve problem?

    I replaced the old-style shutoff assembly in one of my toilets with a Flowmaster kit maybe a yearago (maybe a bit more).
    At some point in recent months it developed a problem by which it fills all...
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    Can't budge old moen handles/skirts

    It's always the easy stuff that stops you in your tracks.
    I have to remove the handles and skirts from a shower faucet set to remodel, and I can't budge 'em.
    It's old Moen stuff, superficially like...
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    OK, I found what I think may have come with the...

    OK, I found what I think may have come with the seat-- it's two long hex-head machine screws, two green anchors, and two thick but flat rubber grommets that look exactly like the ones that are used...
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    Thanks! No plumber, it was all me-- I'll dig...

    Thanks! No plumber, it was all me-- I'll dig around and see if I still have those.
    I generally never throw anything away, for better or worse . . .
    So, the toilet can be lifted off, and put back,...
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    Toto toilet-- replace gasket?

    I hate to declare design flaw in something that has so much good design . . . but the seat bolts have come loose and fallen off, and access to the bolt space is via the rear, and there's so little...
  7. Anyone in the know about infrared/quartz heat?

    Some friends ripped the antique gas space heater out of their basement and now pipes are bursting left and right. They don't want to put it back because it's "not to code". They are thinking about...
  8. Does on have to pull a Toto toilet to tighten the seat bolts?

    I have a Toto Carrolton and the seat bolts have come loose.
    There is only about 3" of clearance between the back of the base and the wall behind. Any tricks for getting in there, or do I really have...
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    Shower mixer leak question

    I have an attic shower that's been leaking into the floor below for at least a year. I figured out it's not the drain but appears to leak from the plumbing/faucet when the shower is on. It's a single...
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    Excellent replies to both of you, thanks. I...

    Excellent replies to both of you, thanks.
    I bought a $10 snake that attaches to a drill-- gave it a good try but ultimately ruined it. Then ruined my better snake. Found a guy to come over (building...
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    Although . . . I did try with a sturdier snake,...

    Although . . . I did try with a sturdier snake, and can't seem to access anything but the channel between the drain and the overflow-- can't get into the "real" drain; I can tell by the amount of...
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    I spent several more hours on it yesterday. I...

    I spent several more hours on it yesterday. I used a large shop vac to try to suck the blockage out-- got some of it but there is still -zero- water flow.
    It apears to be composed in large part to...
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    That's encouraging, thanks. You should program a...

    That's encouraging, thanks. You should program a 'bot to reply "call a plumber" to every post on this forum-- it would save people a lot of typing.
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    OK, I'll look for your response tomorrow morning...

    OK, I'll look for your response tomorrow morning then-- thanks!
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    The bathtub is on the second floor of a rental...

    The bathtub is on the second floor of a rental building with an identically configured bathroom above and below. There is no access to a trap anywhere that I can see. This building was remodeled...
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    You pay your own water bill? You're prepared to...

    You pay your own water bill?
    You're prepared to cover the cost of the plumber?
    The toilet you're jiggling just needs some maintenance, total do it yourself kind of thing and zero to $20 in parts....
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    HEEEELP! Clogged tub drain

    One of my tenant's bathtub drains suddenly stopped working.
    I tried plunging for hours (more than 2 almost nonstop). A bit of a gurgle each time and then nothing. I stopped up the overflow since the...
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    I had the same problem . . . used an epoxy sealer...

    I had the same problem . . . used an epoxy sealer and it worked (until I ripped the ugly mess out of there . . .)
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    You're right that it's not Moen. It's Kohler . ....

    You're right that it's not Moen.
    It's Kohler . . . part # 70096.
    Skipped out of work early and trucked out to the burbs by bike and bus to find out if "the place everyone says to go to" (in this...
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    The photo shows the intact extender, and the...

    The photo shows the intact extender, and the piece broken off of the broken one. I left the broken extender as a "key" to work both the hot and cold temporarily . . .
    Would appreciate any tips,...
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    Help! trouble finding Moen part

    One of my tenants broke off their hot water knob in the bath/shower.

    I figured out it's clearly a Moen by the "D" shape.

    The broken part is a white plastic extender.

    I thought the baths were...
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    Found one model in the $300 range. Smallest...

    Found one model in the $300 range.
    Smallest nails it will do is 2".
    I was thinking something like 1 1/2" would be right for what I'm doing....
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    Thanks. believe it's cedar. I think everything...

    Thanks. believe it's cedar. I think everything I've used has been coated thus far.

    Any recs on a "small brad nailer"? Any recs on a nail size? 1" 1 1/4" 1 3/8"?
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    Pneumatic Nailers?

    I have the framework for my fence up, and the final step is putting up the pickets.
    I have this fantasy that I really want a power nailer of some sort to stick 'em up before coming back with screws....
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    By the way . . . as you can see I've got two...

    By the way . . . as you can see I've got two projects going at once . . .
    plus I think I want to install a brick patio to the bottom left part of the picture.
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