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Oh. My. Goodness. That's all it took! I put the 3...

Oh. My. Goodness. That's all it took! I put the 3 screws back in and tightened them. Started turning the disposal again and it POPPED RIGHT OUT! I must have been turning against the wrong surface the...
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Posted By mjpatey

Just saw the video. Thank you! Missed it earlier....

Just saw the video. Thank you! Missed it earlier. Helping my son with homework and giving my hands a break. This thing is a beast! I can't believe how easily they come off in every single video I've...
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Thank you, lawrosa. I think I want to remove...

Thank you, lawrosa. I think I want to remove everything... please correct me if I'm wrong about that! I want to get rid of the disposal and put in a new strainer and tailpiece, without a disposal...
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Posted By mjpatey

Thank you for the reply! I did totally loosen the...

Thank you for the reply! I did totally loosen the 3 screws above it (removed them completely). When you say once it's loose I pop the spring ring off the neck of the drain... did you mean I should be...
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Posted By mjpatey

Question Insinkerator Removal

Hi, Group-

I'm trying to remove an Insinkerator Badger 5 garbage disposal, and am stuck at pulling the disposal body down off the assembly above. I'm using the disposal's hex tool to grab the...
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Posted By mjpatey

I think I'd like to just be done with disposals,...

I think I'd like to just be done with disposals, actually. In line with what you said, we've had a lot of trouble with them over the years.

Trying to understand this a little better... I'm doing...
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Posted By mjpatey

Thanks for the reply. I've never attempted...

Thanks for the reply. I've never attempted anything like this before... looking under there, it looks like a replacement drain pipe would need a side outlet that runs up to the air gap (which is also...
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Question A Series of Unfortunate Events (Kitchen sink / disposal backing up)

Hi, all-

Short version: Disposal broke, now sink backs up. :-)

Long version:

About 2 months ago, a leak developed under my kitchen sink. The drip was coming from the underside of the garbage...
10-17-09, 08:37 AM
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Posted By mjpatey

LOL! Thanks, guys! If it gets worn away or...

LOL! Thanks, guys! If it gets worn away or somebody knocks a chunk of it out with their shoe, I'll be back here whimpering again.

Thanks for the expert advice!

-Mark
10-17-09, 12:02 AM
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Posted By mjpatey

Well, for better or worse, here it is: ...

Well, for better or worse, here it is:

Picasa Web Albums - Mark - 2009-10-17 (http://picasaweb.google.com/mjpatey/20091017?feat=directlink)

Chandler, I wish I'd gotten your last message before...
10-16-09, 09:51 AM
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Posted By mjpatey

OK, I bought some pine molding, this time from...

OK, I bought some pine molding, this time from the big blue store, and brought it home. What I discovered is that the space I have isn't deep enough for the piece of molding. I could have hacked...
10-14-09, 11:59 AM
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Posted By mjpatey

At the orange place, actually! They did have...

At the orange place, actually! They did have pine moldings, but nothing of the type I needed. The oak is splintery, because my saw needs a new blade... may be making another trip today.
10-14-09, 11:27 AM
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Posted By mjpatey

Yeah, I bought a 6' piece of oak that looked...

Yeah, I bought a 6' piece of oak that looked right, but isn't quite wide enough and is missing one of the curves. Do you think there's a chance I can use this as a base and fill it out with wood...
10-12-09, 07:02 PM
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Posted By mjpatey

Thanks

Thanks, both of you. I think I'll try the suggestion you both gave, cutting a similar piece of molding and attaching it under the existing jamb.

I don't know a lot about these things. The WM366...
10-12-09, 01:03 PM
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Posted By mjpatey

Trying to finish off molding around door jamb

Hi, group-

I just installed a laminate floor in my house, and am trying to cleanly cover 2 gaps I have around the base of a closet door jamb. Here's a picture of the gaps:

Picasa Web Albums -...
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Posted By mjpatey

Thanks, I'll try that! As soon as I get back...

Thanks, I'll try that! As soon as I get back home, I'm all over it.

I never noticed having to turn the stopper to get it to drop down, but I'll give that a look, too, and I'll report back here.
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Posted By mjpatey

Question How to remove pop-up tub drain stopper?

My tub's drain is clogged, and I'm trying to remove the stopper to clean out any hair and built-up soap gunk.

I can't figure out how to remove the stopper. It's the kind you push down on to...
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Posted By mjpatey

geogrubb- Thanks... is that the same stuff...

geogrubb-

Thanks... is that the same stuff that's already in the tank, covering the bolt? It looks like a nasty brown piece of popcorn, I guess from water deposits?
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Posted By mjpatey

Teflon tape, of course! Thanks, geogrubb... I...

Teflon tape, of course! Thanks, geogrubb... I used that a long time ago on a shower head threading, and had forgotten about it.

Thanks, Wayne. I will look for an open-end wrench. When I cover...
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Posted By mjpatey

Thanks to this forum, toilet is fixed! But...

Thanks to everybody who gave advice on my toilet problem. My 2-year-old son had dumped a box of 100 Q-Tips into the toilet, and no amount of plunging or augering could work them free.

Last night...
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Posted By mjpatey

True.

What twelvepole said is very true (regarding the multiple problems in a single thread)... when I posted, I added onto an existing thread rather than starting my own (thinking we were both after the...
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Posted By mjpatey

Thanks for the link!

That's a great link. They could use some help with Web design, but the info is very thorough! I also was checking out the info right here on doityourself.com, and am beginning to understand some...
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Posted By mjpatey

Re: Doug S. JR

Doug,

I'm not sure what's connected to what. I'm completely new at this, and am just attempting it myself to save some money if I can. Is there some way I can test to see what's on the same vent...
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Posted By mjpatey

Boy, thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. ...

Boy, thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. I'm going to take some time and try a couple of things you mentioned after the weekend (I work weekends and have off on Monday and Tuesday). For now,...
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