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  1. Retrofitting a ceramic disc faucet with the old washer/seat system

    I know that this goes against the trend but my house's pipes are a little old and I am not ready to re-pipe yet. Meanwhile the occasional tiny rust piece clogs up the ceramic discs in my centerset...
  2. I changed the angle stops with the 1/4 turn ball...

    I changed the angle stops with the 1/4 turn ball valve type but there was no change in "pipe noise" (looks nice, though). And yes, the nuts are ferrules were re-usable.
  3. Okeedokee, thanks. I will give it a try. My...

    Okeedokee, thanks. I will give it a try.

    My angles stops are all 1/2" compression. I know that there are pros and cons to this but are the shutoff valves the same in that I can reuse the nuts and...
  4. Replaced sink supply hoses, now pipes are louder

    I have had a Kohler Memoirs faucet in the bathroom sink for a few years. I called Kohler due to a frozen/leaking stem valve and they sent me two new, updated complete valve assemblies. Great company....
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    Silicone Grease and Silicone Oil

    Years ago I found the joys of silicone grease for use with threaded and rubber-interfaced connections (never leave home without it... so to speak!).

    I have a water faucet with a spout that...
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    Whoa, you are the gambler!! I will try the...

    Whoa, you are the gambler!! I will try the counterweight first and the bendy method second. :)

    But it does sound like you've been there before.

    Thanks, Larry
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    I had put a little silicone grease on the plunger...

    I had put a little silicone grease on the plunger and I wiped all that off. Seems to flush a little more completely now but it does still groan and moan.

    You mentioned that though the tank ball...
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    Hi hj, thanks for the observations. I do...

    Hi hj, thanks for the observations.



    I do have the tank ball with the rod that has a square "loop" on top. The sequence of events is that the flush handle pushed up a lever attached to the top...
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    Case 62-8 (5164) Ballcock problem

    My 1927 home has a Case 6000 lowboy toilet with a Case 5164/ 62-8 ballcock assy. I have been servicing them (I actually have 2 old toilets) for many years but have become stumped over a probem....
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