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    You might be on to something. Kink it and screw...

    You might be on to something. Kink it and screw in a plug. Then you can just take your time.
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    1. Turn off main water valve in front of your...

    1. Turn off main water valve in front of your house, release pressure. Go to your toilet. Remove top of Fill Valve. There is a washer. Clean that washer, or replace, and reinstall. Turn main water...
  3. You can also use combination of U-Channel with...

    You can also use combination of U-Channel with Cushioned clamps

    Milo
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    Visual would be very helpful. In the interim: Can...

    Visual would be very helpful. In the interim: Can you use union ? ( Schedule 80 / threaded on one end, slip joint on the other end ). Or reconfigure that joint with PEX / SharkBite materials. Back...
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    You may have a hard time finding the right...

    You may have a hard time finding the right configuration tank to fit the bowl. It may be cheaper, and less headache, to buy new toilet.

    Milo
  6. As stated above: remove aerator ( the screen...

    As stated above: remove aerator ( the screen attachment on the tip of the faucet ), run water without it, clean aerator, reinstall.

    Sometimes, aerators are hard to clean as small particles are...
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    Go to Home Depot or Lowe's, go to window...

    Go to Home Depot or Lowe's, go to window department, sit down with their expert, and tell her/him what you need. After they leave, you will get an idea what is on market, and how much such window...
  8. Question: Cartridge

    by Milo Dolezal
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    I don't think it was installed wrong, as the...

    I don't think it was installed wrong, as the cartridge has to fit into holes in the body of the faucet. Grab the stem with large pliers, and pull on it in outward motion. It will go. The cartridge is...
  9. Usually, shower head is not used to adjust hot /...

    Usually, shower head is not used to adjust hot / cold water. As stated in above response, water temperature can be adjusted at the valve. Give us more information about your valve so we can advise...
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    Hello Mzdiane20, Your bathroom floor may feel...

    Hello Mzdiane20,

    Your bathroom floor may feel "hot" to touch, because:

    1. There is a hot water pipe in the slab (floor), feeding one of your bathroom fixtures. Heat from that pipe transfers to...
  11. I am in agreement with Mark. You have a Low Flush...

    I am in agreement with Mark. You have a Low Flush Toilet. Look up the Brand & Model number of your toilet, and get the flapper designed for that particular toilet.

    Milo
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    Inexpensive Solution: You can get 10" rough...

    Inexpensive Solution: You can get 10" rough toilet, 17" high + get high rise ADA seat. The seat itself is about 2"-3" tall. That will give you overall height of 19"+ ....

    Expensive Solution: if...
  13. Hello Mark, Thank you for explaining it to me....

    Hello Mark,
    Thank you for explaining it to me. Now it makes sense

    Happy New Year to you !

    Milo
  14. Can you elaborate in detail on the "dishwasher"...

    Can you elaborate in detail on the "dishwasher" connection ? Are you trying to connect dishwasher to the sink drain ? Not sure I follow you. Thank you. Milo
  15. As mentioned above, basin wrench is the right...

    As mentioned above, basin wrench is the right tool for the job. Also, if the nut tightens against plywood ( countertop underlayment ), and the wood is either wet and/or rotten, you will have to...
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    It is the cheapest faucet you can get. All...

    It is the cheapest faucet you can get. All plastic. You have two choices: get a new, better quality faucet - or try to find replacement cartridge for the original one. It may be cheaper, and quicker,...
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    In addition to the above advise: Also your...

    In addition to the above advise: Also your thermostatic valve on the water heater itself, could be failing

    Milo
  18. Just don't run water ! Disassemble trap, look...

    Just don't run water ! Disassemble trap, look inside the trap if it is there... if not, remove drain stopper, and it should be right there, about 2" bellow the sink, hanging on pop-up mechanism......
  19. Question: Kitchen sink

    by Milo Dolezal
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    Can you post a picture of your faucet ? But in...

    Can you post a picture of your faucet ?

    But in the meantime, almost all kitchen faucets attach from under neath. You just have to be patient with it.

    From my personal experience: I ran into...
  20. Question: Shower Drain

    by Milo Dolezal
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    My 2 cents: It is very common for shower drains...

    My 2 cents: It is very common for shower drains to smell. That happens because of "slime" accumulated on the walls of the drain - a.I. body oils, body hair, shampoo residue, dry dermis, etc....
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    Are you sure it is the putty that is entering the...

    Are you sure it is the putty that is entering the drain? There is very little of putty under the tub drain flange. Even if it got inside the drain, it would be flushed down the drain with draining...
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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
  24. 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...
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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
    ...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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
  44. 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...
  48. 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
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