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  1. It's called a " wash down" as opposed to a...

    It's called a " wash down" as opposed to a "reverse trap" toilet bowl. The latter was a little quieter and a bit more expensive. Closet augers go both ways. Both flush quite well.

    Auger it. Check...
  2. Just a note. I don't think that that black...

    Just a note. I don't think that that black coupling is a drain fitting. It looks like its an offset reducing coupling. Looks like cast but could be malleable. Were sometimes used on heating systems.
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    I've see so many calls like this and so many...

    I've see so many calls like this and so many times it's water getting through the wall at the faucet or spout. But then you find it leaking through the floor, the customer says , but we don't get...
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    He's talking about a brass flange to copper waste...

    He's talking about a brass flange to copper waste line. Even if it's flat to the stack, you won't see any difference.
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    Take the diverter out and see if you see a...

    Take the diverter out and see if you see a possible problem.
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    Maybe you should save time and frustration and...

    Maybe you should save time and frustration and just replace the whole thing.

    If you cut out the split how are you going to put it together. I don't think you can be that exact.
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    When you locate them, what are you going to do?...

    When you locate them, what are you going to do? Or why do you want to find them?
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    Sounds like a drain or vent problem. Are there...

    Sounds like a drain or vent problem.

    Are there some more details you could give us?

    New home or an older home etc.
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    Probably a slight drip or leak associated with...

    Probably a slight drip or leak associated with the hose and or spray.
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    I usually cracked those (Durham), cast fittings,...

    I usually cracked those (Durham), cast fittings, with a heavy short handled sledge and backed it up with an 18" pipe wrench. Or you can cut the steel pipe back near the wall and give yourself more...
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    You have a seat problem....

    You have a seat problem....
  12. I've been throwing away those darned black rubber...

    I've been throwing away those darned black rubber gaskets that Delta has been using for fifty years or more and using plumbers putty and where necessary I use a clear caulk. I like Delta but here...
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    Yes, some old timers used to peen the lead over...

    Yes, some old timers used to peen the lead over onto the floor and use closet screws, not bolts to hold the toilet.
  14. Here in Michigan where I live, the valve at the...

    Here in Michigan where I live, the valve at the water main is called a (corporation cock). And you need whats called a street key to shut off the water because our water service is at least 4 ft...
  15. Mark, if it comes to that, I think that I would...

    Mark, if it comes to that, I think that I would explain what's happened and suggest that your Delta from your supplier would be just fine. You might eat this one but now you are for warned for the...
  16. You can make a very good seal with teflon stem...

    You can make a very good seal with teflon stem seal. It will compress and you can add more teflon as long as there is enough thread to let the jam nut catch and compress. Also paint a little teflon...
  17. A thin wind of thin tape under the seats'...

    A thin wind of thin tape under the seats' shoulder will insure no leak from the back side of the seat and won't interfere with anything. I look at as a gasket.

    Same with supplementing the seal...
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    I would clean that out with meuratic acid.........

    I would clean that out with meuratic acid.........
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    No such thing as a bowl with water too high....

    No such thing as a bowl with water too high. That's designed into the bowl.

    so the refill fills the bowl to the traps overflow point and we all made sure when we repaired a toilet, it was set...
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    If it were mine, I'd open the dang shut off valve...

    If it were mine, I'd open the dang shut off valve all the way regardless.

    Do you have extreemly high water pressure ?

    If you want to take one more step, tale that supply valve apart and see if...
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    Make sure the closet stop is wide open. That...

    Make sure the closet stop is wide open. That washer could have come loose and does a little chatter.
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    Shut the stop and come back in 20 min. and see if...

    Shut the stop and come back in 20 min. and see if the water level dropped.

    Make sure that the stop works.
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    17 gauge lasted me 33 years and was still when I...

    17 gauge lasted me 33 years and was still when I moved away.
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    That will work......6 to 8 ".

    That will work......6 to 8 ".
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    Put a section of news paper on the drain and...

    Put a section of news paper on the drain and weight it down, then bring water from a different source to the shower and fill the bottom of the shower and wait and see. do not run water from that...
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