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    Thanks for your insight on faucets. BTW, Let's...

    Thanks for your insight on faucets. BTW, Let's hope Feinstein loses!
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    I also need to replace the shut off valves under...

    I also need to replace the shut off valves under my kitchen sink. It's copper pipe and I am good at soldering. I bought two 1/4 turn valves made by Keeney. Do I remove the guts of the valve prior to...
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    Thanks Terry. That must be frustrating. Do I...

    Thanks Terry. That must be frustrating.
    Do I wait till Monday to buy something from the local plumbing supply or buy from a big box today? The current faucet won't turn off. It is a Delta, single...
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    I am replacing my Delta kitchen faucet, it is...

    I am replacing my Delta kitchen faucet, it is really old and just worn out. Is their a difference in quality between the Delta/Moen products sold at the big box stores vs. a plumbing supply stores? I...
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    Thanks. My wife does not think my plumber is good...

    Thanks. My wife does not think my plumber is good either. In the past, I've hired him to remodel a bathroom. His work is neat and I've had no problems with shady workmanship, etc. I guess he needs to...
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    Thanks lligetfa.

    Thanks lligetfa.
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    Jadnashua, you were right. I found a broken pipe...

    Jadnashua, you were right. I found a broken pipe in the crawl space. I have not got in there yet, but it must be a pin hole in the copper tubing because the noise is faint and water pressure is...
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    The plumber pulled the dip tube, it is intact....

    The plumber pulled the dip tube, it is intact. The bottom element is not bad, it never gets power --the top element never gets satisfied. There is no tempering valve in my system, it is not code in...
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    But even if there was a water draw wouldn't the...

    But even if there was a water draw wouldn't the bottom element kick-on at some point? Plus, if it drawing enough water that the water heater could not keep up, wouldn't I hear water running in the...
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    Delta 300 kitchen faucet

    My kitchen sink has a 1996 Delta 300 single handle faucet, which I love. However, the pin the ball rides on is bent. Can I replace the pin or is the faucet toast? If it is toast, which faucet do you...
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    Water temp at the WH is cold from the WH drain...

    Water temp at the WH is cold from the WH drain and tepid-warm at the TPV, same as I am getting at the tap.

    It is not the CB because the top element is working and the plumber measure 18+amp draw...
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    This is in a home. There is no circulation pump...

    This is in a home. There is no circulation pump involved. There are no pipes other than drains running under the slab.

    The plumber, whom I've hired before, he's always done good, neat work for...
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    I hired a licensed plumber to fix my water...

    I hired a licensed plumber to fix my water heater. He replaced both thermostats and both elements and I still am only getting warm water. Does anyone have any ideas what else might cause just warm...
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    Which two terminals? i am measuring zero vac...

    Which two terminals? i am measuring zero vac across the lower element. This is while the upper element has 240vac. From what you guys say, this is correct.

    Is it ok if I replaced the upper element...
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    Thanks. This afternoon I replaced the upper...

    Thanks. This afternoon I replaced the upper element. Now, both elements are new.

    How long would you expect to have hot water after filling the tank? It's been powered for two hours and all I have...
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    This is similar to my problem except I get pwr to...

    This is similar to my problem except I get pwr to both sides of the lower element and the reset button looks the same as the top. I don't think it is popped. Anyway, what was your solution? Thanks.
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    Water just warm, not hot

    I need some advice with my water heater, it is a 5 year old Sears Power Miser 12, which I think are made by State. It only heats the water to warm, at best. I checked both elements with an ohm meter...
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    That is exactly what I did. I centered the closet...

    That is exactly what I did. I centered the closet bolts on the flange. Placed the wax ring on the flange. Place the bowl on the wax ring, using the closet bolts as a guide to centerline the bowl...
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    I don't have access below w/o taking out drywall....

    I don't have access below w/o taking out drywall. The subfloor seemed solid from above when I had everything apart. If the old toilet were leaking wouldn't there be marks on the drywall below?
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    This is the first toilet I ever installed. I did...

    This is the first toilet I ever installed. I did place the toilet on the flange without the wax ring for fit. It did not rock or move during that check so I continued installing with the wax ring.
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    I did feel the squish of the ring when I pushed...

    I did feel the squish of the ring when I pushed the bowl down. The bowl does not rock, except there is a small squeak that was not there with the previous toilet, but it dont think the bowl is moving...
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    I spoke to soon. I have a leak at the wax ring....

    I spoke to soon. I have a leak at the wax ring. Could it be the closet bolts are not tight enough or is a leak at the base always a faulty wax ring install and I got to take the toilet out and start...
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    I got it in! Thanks Terry. Here it is...

    I got it in! Thanks Terry. Here it is swallowing string cheese, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xhJTCYERgQ Yes, that is my wife in the background. LOL.
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    I am "attempting" to install a Drake toilet. This...

    I am "attempting" to install a Drake toilet. This is my first toilet install of any brand toilet. I am at the point of bolting the tank to the bowl. According to the (Toto's) instructions, the tank...
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    wax ring brand

    Does the brand of wax ring matter? I noticed Terry shows the Joni-Ring Hercules brand wax ring, but I can only find the BOL Number 1 ring in the ridged-plastic container. Is that any good? Thanks.
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