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    You don't have to use brick in the tank to lower...

    You don't have to use brick in the tank to lower water usage ..... just lower the water level inside tank by adjusting float on the fill valve. However, each toilet is designed to use certain amount...
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    It will get progressively worse. Deal with it in...

    It will get progressively worse. Deal with it in timely manner before it becomes an emergency

    Milo
  3. Looks like one of the two things may be...

    Looks like one of the two things may be happening:

    1. Shower head is installed too low
    2. Water pressure through out the house is too high

    Shower head should be about 32" and higher above the...
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    Looks like the screw that holds the handle in got...

    Looks like the screw that holds the handle in got loose, and as a result, handle fell off. Do as ma0641 suggests: remove small plug in the middle of the handle, careful not to loose the screw inside,...
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    MA0641, that is what I am talking about. Well...

    MA0641, that is what I am talking about. Well done. Nice decorative detail. I am sure those built-in shelves are handy. Very nice. Thanks for sharing ! Milo
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    The bolts have a bit of play. Also, the toilet...

    The bolts have a bit of play. Also, the toilet outlet is 2", while your toilet ring is 4". So there is an 1" of play ( in one direction ) , too. Try to move the bolts 1" away from the wall. That...
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    Very good point, Mark. Glad you noticed this Code...

    Very good point, Mark. Glad you noticed this Code violation, and brought it to Bsivell1's attention

    Milo
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    Hello WLMcNutt: It takes little over 24 hours...

    Hello WLMcNutt:

    It takes little over 24 hours to fill one R.O. tank with filtrated water. In the meantime, you may hear water running through the filters, and that is because - depending on system...
  9. Your house water and irrigation water should be...

    Your house water and irrigation water should be separated: Treated water to your house, untreated water for irrigation purposes

    Milo
  10. As mentioned above, it appears you didn't align...

    As mentioned above, it appears you didn't align the cartridge properly. Also, make sure all seals are in place. Re-insert cartridge carefully, as per alignment mark.

    Milo
  11. Does the same happen during cold months ? Just...

    Does the same happen during cold months ?

    Just a thought: It is very possibly your cold water pipe produces warm water because of the high temperatures outside. It happens in my house 8 months of...
  12. You may have a wrong flopper installed. Usually,...

    You may have a wrong flopper installed. Usually, flopper has a fin - a high point - on its back that hits the overflow tube when elevated. That fin bounces it back as water empties tank, and flopper...
  13. As mentioned in previous post - there is a good...

    As mentioned in previous post - there is a good chance, the stem or cartridge ring slowly unscrewed over the time - and now it just fell out completely. You should be able to screw it back in, and...
  14. I don't have a specific review to offer, but my...

    I don't have a specific review to offer, but my company has been installing tankless hot water heaters since they came to the US. My advice to you, based on my own hand-on experience, is: Go with...
  15. Question: Leaky toilet

    by Milo Dolezal
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    Inspect flopper. From my experience, every other...

    Inspect flopper. From my experience, every other new flopper is warped, and leaking. This may be the case. If not, feel the mouth of the flopper seat on the bottom of the overflow tube, making sure...
  16. As advised above, check valve is most likely at...

    As advised above, check valve is most likely at fault. What happens, faulty check valve doesn't hold water, water keeps seeping through the valve, and every time it does, it vibrates with the flopper...
  17. 50% of brand new floppers you buy are warp and...

    50% of brand new floppers you buy are warp and don't seal. Make sure you have good flopper. Also, you may have to replace Fill Tube assembly which makes the seal with flopper. Thirdly, look inside...
  18. In my area, Sanitary T is to be used only in...

    In my area, Sanitary T is to be used only in vertical position. Sanitary T doesn't have proper bent radius to allow for good drainage in horizontal position. Also, if you would insert snake to...
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    Your plumber is wrong. As Mark stated above, the...

    Your plumber is wrong. As Mark stated above, the problem is not the main sewer pipe.

    You may even have two separate drain problems in that bathroom: one is clogged sink, the other one is toilet
    ...
  20. I am afraid Fernco shielded coupling will not...

    I am afraid Fernco shielded coupling will not hold the pressure, as it is not designed to hold pressure. Also, not sure whether you can purchase Fernco coupling for 1" diameter pipe

    If you do it...
  21. Glad to know you are getting hot water now....

    Glad to know you are getting hot water now. Unfortunately, without hot water circulating pump, you will have to wait for hot water. As you mentioned above, circulation pump defeats the purpose of...
  22. Is your house on concrete slab ? If so, are your...

    Is your house on concrete slab ? If so, are your pipes ran bellow the slab ? Just curious...

    Milo
  23. Hello, is there hot water circulation pump...

    Hello, is there hot water circulation pump installed on the system ?

    Milo
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    I agree with Talaniman: you may have some kind of...

    I agree with Talaniman: you may have some kind of electrical problem and the reset button is just doing what it is designed to do. Trouble shoot your electrical wiring and check heater's heating...
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    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...
  27. 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
  30. Hello, Do you have model number for that...

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

    Back to you

    Milo
  31. 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 ?

    Back to you

    Milo
  34. 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
  38. Question: Leaky shoe

    by Milo Dolezal
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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...
  39. 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
  40. 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....
  41. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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
  49. Question: Water leak?

    by Milo Dolezal
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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...
  50. 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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