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Drain that gurgle or make the sounds "glub, glub,...

Drain that gurgle or make the sounds "glub, glub, glub" are not vented properly. The rough in plumbing was not installed per code. Or they may have been installed before the early 1960's. They should...
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Thumbs up solution...

Get a flat metal toilet flange from any home/hardware and screw it to the pvc flange/floor in the proper position. Mount the toilet to the new flange Everything will be fine
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Replace the drain lever....

The spring or the drain lever cover is worn and won't hold the stopper in the drain assembly in the open position anymore. Just replace the cover and lever assembly (overflow cover) and that should...
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sediment in the new valve...

It is not uncommon, when water piping is worked on, to have some calcium or the like brake loose on the inside of the piping and move around. In fact it is almost 100% of the time. It doesn't really...
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rebuild it....

The flush valve could have a crack at the seam or somewhere. I'd replace it with a Fluidmaster. I would also replace the fill valve whereas it looks like your water is high in iron. I prefer a Korky...
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There probably is a piece of sediment in the fill...

There probably is a piece of sediment in the fill valve of the toilet or something in the valve that is starting to fail. Replacing the fill valve will most likely end the noise which ever is the...
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I had this same type of problem in one of my...

I had this same type of problem in one of my apartment buildings last week. I could not prove what was the cause. I took the easy way out and pulled the toilet and reset it. End of problem. Beer 4U2
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Facet spayers...

What causes the sprayer to work is an apparatus called a diverter. The diverter transfers the water to the sprayer. Trust me, many plumbers donít know what they are. I replaced one on my brother and...
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Fluidmaster fill valves

The float on a Fluidmaster fill valve can hang up as rises on the fill-shaft do to dirt or the like around the shaft or the float itself. There is an arm that comes out of the top of the fill valve...
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If you haven't tried to yet, take off the aerator...

If you haven't tried to yet, take off the aerator at the end of the spout and try to blow out with your mouth any blockage that might be in the spout.
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You will need to purchase a basin wrench from...

You will need to purchase a basin wrench from your local hardware store or plumbing supply. It is basically a spring loaded spanner wrench with a long shaft to grab on and loosen the supply nuts at...
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Here's the fix...

Most of the first generation low volume toilets were poorly designed. It sounds like your 8 years old ones are those. They can be made to work much better with some effort and some know how. I own...
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I would use the one that fits inside because the...

I would use the one that fits inside because the water flow would be correct. The smaller size shouldn't make a difference because the flushway in the toilet is smaller that the flange opening and...
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Most hardwares or do-it-yourself stores sell a...

Most hardwares or do-it-yourself stores sell a steel reinforcement ring that you can screw to the old pvc flange. Screw that on, clean the old wax off, put a new one on and reset the toilet. Nothing...
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Are you certain the source of the water is the...

Are you certain the source of the water is the floor flange connection? With the delay of the water on your second attempt suggests the water source maybe from somewhere else that you did not not...
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Does the toilet have a hole about the size of a...

Does the toilet have a hole about the size of a quarter in the front bottom below the water in the bowl?
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No problem...

Use any kind of toilet bowl cleaner and let it soak overnight. The rub marks will come right out.
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try this....

As a simple starting point I would place a bead of tub caulk in the drain where it enters the 2Ē pipe. Let it cure and test it. If it still leaks put a bead around the drain flange, cure and test. I...
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If you toilet has a quarter size hole in the bowl...

If you toilet has a quarter size hole in the bowl below the water in the front bottom of the bowl that could very well be your problem in an older toilet. The hole is called the jet. The jet starts...
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Tub spout...

The facet you have is an Alson model 1025. They are part of what is called "Add a Shower" kit. I have about 25 or 30 of these in apartments I own. The model you have is a newer version of that facet...
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