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  1. Not sure I understand your question. Both Upper...

    Not sure I understand your question. Both Upper and Lower element have reset button. That button resets the thermostat setting for that particular element, and the temperature of each element is set...
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    The flanged wax rings do not work well with...

    The flanged wax rings do not work well with off-set toilet flanges. Use regular "skinny" wax ring, or two, if required. Center wax ring on the closet ring ( or on the bottom of the bowl - if that is...
  3. Hello DinoM, TOTO toilets are consider to be...

    Hello DinoM,

    TOTO toilets are consider to be the best toilets on market. They are a bit more expensive, but work well. The 16 1/2" to 17" height is very popular these days. It used to be called...
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    John, During winter months, hot return water...

    John,
    During winter months, hot return water cools down very fast. Chances are, the heater's thermostat is OK, it is just the time of the year. Also, do not keep hot water setting too high, go to...
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    What is leaking: water during the flush, or you...

    What is leaking: water during the flush, or you can smell sewer gas ? Please, clerify

    Back to you

    Milo
  6. Hello, Do you have model number for that...

    Hello,
    Do you have model number for that Niagara toilet ?

    Back to you

    Milo
  7. Hi there... Are the pipes humming only...

    Hi there...

    Are the pipes humming only immediately after the toilet is flushed ? Then the sound stops when toilet tank is refilled ?

    Back to you

    Milo
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    Hello StillwaterMN, There is some mechanical...

    Hello StillwaterMN,

    There is some mechanical device, that is either touching your pipes, or there is something wrong with this device. As a result it emits sound that transfers via your plumbing...
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    What kind of strainer do you have ? Can you be...

    What kind of strainer do you have ? Can you be more specific ?

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    Milo
  10. Hello rddelong, question: if you leave that...

    Hello rddelong, question: if you leave that shower ON for bit longer, does the hot water returns ?

    Back to you

    Milo
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    Please, be more specific Milo

    Please, be more specific

    Milo
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    Hello kld, You are not saying what type of...

    Hello kld,
    You are not saying what type of faucet you have.

    Check the point of connection at the spout. It may be that the that connection is not sealing properly and water is being pushed...
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    What do you call "flushmeter" ? Do you have...

    What do you call "flushmeter" ? Do you have toilet without tank ?

    Milo
  14. Question: Leaky shoe

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    Take a tub drain wrench, and tighten the tub...

    Take a tub drain wrench, and tighten the tub drain flange as far as it goes. If it turns 1/4 turn and more, that may be the fix. If it doesn't turn, then unscrew the tub drain flange, remove it, push...
  15. If it is only 8 years old house, than I would...

    If it is only 8 years old house, than I would have video sewer video inspection done. Such back ups should not happen in such a short time after the new plumbing was installed.

    Milo
  16. As stated above, you have partial drain blockage....

    As stated above, you have partial drain blockage. Your kitchen drain shares drain with downstairs shower, thus the back up showing up downstairs, inside the shower. You will have to snake that drain....
  17. You can either: 1. drill holes through floor...

    You can either:

    1. drill holes through floor joists to build up slope ( you need 2x10 joists minimum to drill for 2" pipe )
    2 run drain in the wall, behind kitchen cabinets, then drop it through...
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    There will be some accumulated condensation...

    There will be some accumulated condensation inside air pressure tank. Thus the "drain valve". Manufacturer suggests that you drain air tank at given time intervals to prevent rusting of the interior...
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    Call plumber or handyman to pump out the water....

    Call plumber or handyman to pump out the water. Or if you are a bit handy, you can go to Home Depot and rent a sump pump. Pump all water out before your appliances get damaged. Pump it away from the...
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    Is that humming noise continuous ? Did you try to...

    Is that humming noise continuous ? Did you try to turn the pump OFF and back ON ? When was the last time you cleaned the Sewer Ejector pit ?

    Sewer Ejector humming noise usually means there is...
  21. If you run 8' of drain, install Air Admittance...

    If you run 8' of drain, install Air Admittance Vent under the sink. Check with your Inspector if AAV vent is allowed in your area

    SharkBite type fittings are certified to be installed in concealed...
  22. As mentioned above comment, you can buy generic ...

    As mentioned above comment, you can buy generic handle for your toilet in big box stores, like HD or Lowe's. I would take the old handle with me, to make sure I am buying the right one.

    Hope that...
  23. Correction to my previous post. Should say: ".......

    Correction to my previous post. Should say: ".... type "K" copper is rarely used ..... " and... " type "K" is heavier schedule copper pipe.... "

    My apology for the confusion

    PS: If I recollect...
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    Dishwasher doesn't have enough water to overflow...

    Dishwasher doesn't have enough water to overflow toilet. Do as Mark suggested.

    Milo
  25. Question: Water leak?

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    Stratmeister, Now, when you located the source...

    Stratmeister,

    Now, when you located the source of the leak, try to find out what part of refrigerator creates that leak. It could be condensation from compressor, coil, or bad seal around the...
  26. In So.California, you use type "L" copper under...

    In So.California, you use type "L" copper under ground. Type "L" copper is rarely used, and certainly not required by Code
    However, type "L" is heavier schedule copper pipe. It certainly can be used...
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    Rlkim, This is what seat looks like. You will...

    Rlkim, This is what seat looks like. You will need as Seat Wrench to take seats out. You can purchase both - the seats and wrench in Big Box stores.

    However, I don't think kitchen faucets have...
  28. Question: Plumbing

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    Kitchen faucet draws very little water - so - if...

    Kitchen faucet draws very little water - so - if your water heater is far away, it takes forever for hot water to arrive at kitchen sink, especially during winter months and when your pipes are under...
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    Can you post a picture of the faucet, and...

    Can you post a picture of the faucet, and possibly the broken diverter inside the wall ?

    Back to you

    Milo
  30. Question: Water leak?

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    As far as shutting water off before you leave - I...

    As far as shutting water off before you leave - I would do exactly what you usually do when you leave for long weekend. Don't change anything

    Milo
  31. Question: Water leak?

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    It really doesn't make sense to me, how it is...

    It really doesn't make sense to me, how it is that water leaks only when you are away. Would it be that you don't notice the leak as kitchen floor maybe cleaned on every day basis, therefore wiping...
  32. Question: Water leak?

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    Water could be coming out of the dishwasher... ...

    Water could be coming out of the dishwasher...

    Milo
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    Your tail piece must be heavy coated with chrome...

    Your tail piece must be heavy coated with chrome or brass. That is why the hacksaw slips. We use tube cutter to cut tail piece to size.

    As far as how much to cut off - well, it depends on the...
  34. Hello Hokielovin, If your tub leaks at the...

    Hello Hokielovin,

    If your tub leaks at the drain connection between tub and the drain, than you have to either tighten up the drain flange - or - if it doesn't help, replace gasked between tub and...
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    Hello JMillsJr: If it is an electric hot...

    Hello JMillsJr:

    If it is an electric hot water heater than the RESET button won't reset because - most-likely - you have burnt element. Test element, replace if burnt

    Hope that helps

    Milo
  36. If there is no brand name visible, you can also...

    If there is no brand name visible, you can also post a photo of your faucet, and we can try to ID it for you

    Milo
  37. 30 seconds On and Off cycle is not enough to heat...

    30 seconds On and Off cycle is not enough to heat up water inside the heater. Some on-going problem is shutting the heater down to prevent damage. That is why you don't have hot water in your house...
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    ... and once you did what ma0641 suggested -...

    ... and once you did what ma0641 suggested - before you turn water ON, remove shower head and clean filter screen inside the female thread of shower head . Now, turn water ON, run it for a minute...
  39. Go directly to the source: the Manufacturer. Here...

    Go directly to the source: the Manufacturer. Here is their contact info:

    MAREY INTERNATIONAL
    8209 NW 68 Street, Miami, FL 33166, USA
    Call Us : +1.855.627.3955
    Email : customerservice@marey.com...
  40. Do as Harold said. Also, that button may be...

    Do as Harold said.
    Also, that button may be just pushed in. It is held in by O-ring. Take some sharp object, insert it into the seem between the body of the faucet and the nut, and see if you can...
  41. House should not have over 55 psi of pressure. As...

    House should not have over 55 psi of pressure. As mentioned above, if higher than 55 psi, install pressure regulator.

    The higher water pressure inside the tank can be caused by very hot water...
  42. Try this: since you have exactly the same,...

    Try this: since you have exactly the same, properly working, shower faucet in the other bathroom, swap the cartridges. It will tell you what is wrong with the faucet in question - the body of the...
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    First, find out the source of "oily" taste in...

    First, find out the source of "oily" taste in your water. Most likely, there was some work done on your plumbing system, and what you taste is the left-over oil from either threader, or some device...
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    Hello Darlene, There is an adjustment screw on...

    Hello Darlene,

    There is an adjustment screw on Float Bar that lowers & rises the float are, as needed. No need to bend it.

    Water lever 1/2" below the top of the overflow tube is not too low....
  45. It should be simple installation. See the...

    It should be simple installation. See the enclosed YouTube clip. See if you installed that new cartridge as described in the clip. If you have integral stops, make sure they are BOTH fully open (...
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    Thomas and Caro: You have attached your original...

    Thomas and Caro: You have attached your original question to a 10 year old post. I have moved your post to make it a new question.

    To answer your question:

    Water level drops because you may...
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    If there is a heat in the house while you gone -...

    If there is a heat in the house while you gone - then I would not worry about tankless. Otherwise, I would recommend to shut off the tankless at the isolation valves and open both H/C drain valves to...
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    In my area, City must provide sewer lateral all...

    In my area, City must provide sewer lateral all the way to the property line of each legal lot on record. What ever is behind property line, is your responsibility.

    Questions: Is your lot boxed...
  49. Is the toilet hanging on the wall ? Also, the 9...

    Is the toilet hanging on the wall ? Also, the 9 gallon flush ? Are you sure you are giving us correct number ? See the brand name stamped on the toilet bowl, Google the name and you will get...
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    You probably tightened it too much. Also, maybe...

    You probably tightened it too much. Also, maybe some silicone got on the gaskets, and that will certainly help it to slip out. Use Plumber's Putty on drain body flange and no silicone or putty under...
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