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    Flexible Anode strange design?

    Thx Any suggestion for good quality flex aluminum anode
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    Flexible Anode strange design?

    I am trying to replace anode in my AO smith electric HW heater only 10" of clearance so I was looking for flexible - I purchased the AO smith one parth # 100110627 K,ANODE,33",FLEXIBLE,ALUMINUM but the links seem much thicker than I expected - Are they meant to be bent - can they be bent...
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    Powered anode rod and calcium deposits.

    If I leave for a couple of months, is it best to turn the electric water heater off but leave it full of water? Or is something else recommended.
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    Powered anode rod and calcium deposits.

    I’m curious how this worked for you. I also have an 80 gallon ao smith (LTE-80D) on well water got it in Oct 21. I just got home from being away for four months and for the first time I had a strong rotten egg smell, and then the hot water started coming out of tub brown with tons of sediment...
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    Faucet need model or manufacturer

    I have a leaky faucet need parts But have no idea what the manufacturer model number is it was probably put in between 1985 and 9095 anybody have any idea who made this and perhaps with the model number The sink drips from the Faucet. I assume I need a new cartridge but any others Help would be...
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    Old case or Briggs toilet constant fill

    This di not fix it I think turning the white screw at the base of the rod would lower the ball. It's stamped G-709 I think it is a crane 3-79 Monterey, does that seem right? Would replacing the rod and float help?
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    Old case or Briggs toilet constant fill

    I have this old toilet and it keeps running (filling), Flapper ok, If I lift the float ball manually it stops and everything is fine. Do I need a new ball or rod. Any adjustments I can make? I think it is Briggs toilet model 6024 (1989) Photos attached Thx
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    New combustion chamber - or new furnace

    It's a rental and not occupied much in the winter. Any thoughts on using a universal combustion chamber from Lynn mfg A
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    New combustion chamber - or new furnace

    I have an old luxaire oil furnace and the combustion chamber collapsed I'm trying to figure out if I should try to find a replacement chamber (no luck finding it yet) or need to replace the entire furnace Luxaire ser 42001-5290 Model 0w095mf series IAARE Also any idea how to get a manual for...
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    Drain Welll Tank annually?

    I have a well and 4 year old tank. We tend to get a fair amount of sediment in our lines and the water is mildly hard. Should I be draining the tank periodically? Should I drain the electric water heater as well? If so, how often should this be done, and any special procedure to use
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    Clogged washer inlet

    I have an LG washer an get an IE code quite often, which requires that I clean the cold side inlet screen, which is difficult to get to. We have private well water, and mostly run the washer using cold water. Any good solution for this? inline filter perhaps By the way I have separate PEX...
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    Cold water line running hot

    No just the new domestic booster pump, some water heaters (passive connected to boilers) were changes several months ago
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    Cold water line running hot

    Interesting - thanks can you explain how that would work. I should let you know that each tenant has a separate boiler/hot water heater with booster pump. A few tenant experience the hot water in cold line problem. The domestic water pump serves all tenants. How can the hot mix with the cold...
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    Cold water line running hot

    What I am asking folks to think about is what if anything specifically related to the booster pump (in cellar), cushion tank or motor system could cause this problem. There are only 6 condo unit.
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    Cold water line running hot

    We have a multifamily 6 story building in New York City. Recently the cold water taps is coming out warm and hot (especially at night). The domestic water is fed from the city into a 3hp pump with pressurized tank. The motor was recently replaced. I am wondering what can cause this...
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    Toto Dual flush - not filling

    I have had a Toto Aquia One-Piece Toilet, Dual Flush toilet (1.6GPF & 0.9GPF Model MS654114MF) for a couple of years and all of a sudden it stopped filling. Any advice on what this might be. Sediment ? other common causes. Need advice on how to fix. Thanks all
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    expansion tank and back flow

    Do you think the lower check valve should be removed?
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    expansion tank and back flow

    I have this set up in my basement in a NYC condo for 10 years, I am now being told that this is a problem any thoughts on why there would be two check valves in this set up. Is it a problem . Arrows who direction of flow through check valves/back flow preventers. Supply is Cold water supply...
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    Backflow checkvalve installation BBFP

    Just to clarify are you saying that the BBFP should be placed between the cold water supply and the expansion tank. Secondly why would a BBFP be a problem if it is between the expansion tank and the heater? does water need to flow from the expansion back to the heater.
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