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    That's a lot of interesting information. I...

    That's a lot of interesting information. I appreciate all your input.

    Let me address some of your questions and comments.

    The clicking happens when all the burner controls are OFF. Just a few...
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    Thanks for all the replies. The cooktop is Bosch...

    Thanks for all the replies. The cooktop is Bosch model NGM5064UC/03. The vent hood is Bosch DHL755BUC/02 and uses two halogen bulbs. I called Bosch and all they said was they had never heard of...
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    Cooktop Igniter Clicks when Light is Switched

    As part of a kitchen remodel a year ago I dedicated a 20 amp, 120 volt branch circuit for the sole use of the gas cooktop and the vent hood above it. Each of these appliances is plug-and-cord...
  4. Thread: Tank Tee Leak

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    Tank Tee Leak

    I have a Well-X-Trol WX-202 pressure tank for my well water system that probably is as old as the house: 13 years. Pressure-wise, it is working well.

    A few weeks ago I replaced the tank tee...
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    Insulate that tub!

    Ironspider --

    I had the same question about insulating a bathtub in my previous house almost two years ago. I decided to insulate by stuffing insulation around the tub and am glad I did. It...
  6. Thread: Filter Installation

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    As I get ready to do this (see post #1), I have a...

    As I get ready to do this (see post #1), I have a couple more questions:

    1. It doesn't appear that I can isolate the pipe between the pressure tank and the softener before I cut into it. I can...
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    Filter Installation

    Our raw well water has a hydrogen sulfide taste and odor problem. A point-of-use charcoal filter at the kitchen tap has solved the problem there. Our neighbor has solved the same problem with two...
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    Thanks for the info. I stand corrected about the...

    Thanks for the info. I stand corrected about the cause of the slippery feeling. Somewhere I had read (or thought I had read) that hard water creates the slippery feeling, not soft water. That's...
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    Try Swanstone, but I don't think it's acrylic. ...

    Try Swanstone, but I don't think it's acrylic. It comes as individual panels that you glue to the walls.

    - Bernie
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    Water Treatment Questions

    We just moved from New England where we had a well that produced outstanding quality water; the only treatment was a sediment filter. The well in our new Ohio home is over 100' deep and the only...
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    House Hunting Electrical Questions

    My wife and I are house hunting in another state and have found a 9-year old house we like very much. But yellow flags have gone up on two electrical situations. Of course, if we decide to bid on...
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    Thanks for the replies. I didn't think cemented...

    Thanks for the replies. I didn't think cemented joints could be taken apart, but HJ says there's more than one way to do it. And Markts30's suggestion of cutting the coupling must be one of these...
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    Repair Fitting for ABS Pipe

    I just installed a base for a replacement shower and connected the drain to the existing ABS pipe stub coming up from the trap with a cemented coupling. There's a tiny leak from the bottom of this...
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    Thanks, Eric. I should have mentioned I have one...

    Thanks, Eric. I should have mentioned I have one of those hinged escutcheons. It just occurred to me that I used the wrong term. (My apologies. That's what I get for trying to squeeze in a...
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    Chrome Sleeve for Angle Valve Flange?

    My existing angle valve (shut off valve) for my toilet is a bit corroded, especially the chrome plated PIPE (brass?). I know I could heat it and remove it and sweat a new one on, but I'm concerned...
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    Photos

    Finally, here are the photos. Thanks for your patience. I got sidetracked the past few days by another leak, only this one involved copper pipe, a shower valve, and drywall.

    I suspect the...
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    The first sign was a wet spot on the ceiling. Up...

    The first sign was a wet spot on the ceiling. Up in the attic I saw the water dripping off the sheathing. In April, after my second attempt to stop the leak by applying more roofing cement, I went...
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    Thanks for your interest, PEW. I'll post photos...

    Thanks for your interest, PEW. I'll post photos in the next day or two. I don't recall there being any wind to speak of when it leaked, just heavy rain (as in downpour).

    - Bernie
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    Roof Leaks Downslope of Penetrations

    This is not exactly a remodeling question but the problem is the result of some home improvement.

    Eight years ago I replaced my 20-year old roof, stripping everything off the roof sheathing,...
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    Clif, I used a sabre saw (jigsaw). I think...

    Clif,

    I used a sabre saw (jigsaw). I think Swanstone specifies the blade have a minimum of 14 teeth per inch and I used something like 24 tpi. It worked well but slow and probably would have...
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    My first call two days ago was to Customer...

    My first call two days ago was to Customer Service and they told me about the gallon per hour design leakage but gave no reason for it. Today Tech Support repeated it and explained why when I asked....
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    Gerber Technical support called me back today and...

    Gerber Technical support called me back today and told me the drain is designed to leak at that rate. He quickly mentioned 2 or 3 reasons but the only one I can remember is to prevent the drain from...
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    The trick, I discovered, was to remove the...

    The trick, I discovered, was to remove the manufacturing debris from the drain! I messed with it for quite a while and one of the times I pulled the linkage and plunger out of the overflow pipe, a...
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    Thanks, everyone. That's what I thought. The...

    Thanks, everyone. That's what I thought. The slip-joint I bought that morning had the slip washer upside down and I just wanted to be sure before installing it.

    - Bernie
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    Adjusting Bath Drain Trip Lever

    I recently installed a Gerber bath drain with a trip lever in a new bathtub, but I've been unable to adjust it so that the tub holds water without leakage. The other night I left about 40 gallons in...
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