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As I was thinking about the fact that the tank...

As I was thinking about the fact that the tank fills up before the bowl has a chance to finish filling up, I started to wonder if it was the tube restrictor that attaches to the fill valve. It was. I...
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All new valves, toilet bowl won't fill

My master bath toilet stopped flushing and was constantly running (that's not still the problem). I decided to change out both the flush and fill valves because I had hoped replacing the flush valve...
10-06-21, 01:12 PM
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Irrigation steady leak

We have an underground sprinkler system and need all the non-obvious causes of a leak at the location of a sprinkler head. We've already replaced the sprinkler head twice. Pipes and fittings directly...
06-09-21, 07:32 PM
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Update: the tank filled a little later when we...

Update: the tank filled a little later when we weren't watching. I don't know how long it took before it did this. We went back in to check and it had water in the tank. So we tried the flush again....
06-09-21, 06:18 PM
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Posted By alisonmadrey

Yes, nothing looks amiss.

Yes, nothing looks amiss.
06-09-21, 06:13 PM
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toilet won't fill after loud pop

I have an American Standard dual flush toilet, maybe six or seven years old. I think I replaced one of the valves a couple of years after I installed it. It's been working fine since, but my daughter...
09-01-20, 07:13 AM
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Posted By alisonmadrey

Very good tips, thank you!

Very good tips, thank you!
08-31-20, 04:36 PM
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Remove undermount sink from granite

I hear that removing an undermount sink from granite is tough to do without breaking the granite. Any thoughts on ways to do this successfully? Could I support the sink from below and then use a...
07-20-20, 01:02 PM
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There was water when I cut it. I cut the long...

There was water when I cut it. I cut the long straight, horizontal section that is closer to the unit.

These pics show the opposite end where the line connects to the bathtub drain.

The way the...
07-20-20, 10:44 AM
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Just an update. Still clogged. I cut a point...

Just an update. Still clogged. I cut a point where I could in the pipe with the intention of just using it as a place where I could connect a wet vac. It didn't work. So I've ordered one of those CO2...
07-10-20, 10:30 AM
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Yeah, the two pipes go into the unit housing, so...

Yeah, the two pipes go into the unit housing, so I'd have to take the unit housing off in order to even get my eyes on the connections. That's not something I'm inclined to do. I was just hoping...
07-09-20, 08:05 PM
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Posted By alisonmadrey

Thanks for the reply. I guess I should have...

Thanks for the reply. I guess I should have mentioned a couple of things. I have no access to any usable discharge to suck from that end as the line drains into the main system near a tub I also...
07-09-20, 06:30 PM
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Posted By alisonmadrey

Clogged AC condensate line

I have a clogged condensate line that I've poured bleach down a couple
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Thanks for all responses. I will try to cut the...

Thanks for all responses. I will try to cut the pin with a Dremel. That's my only option at this point - as I've stated, the pipe won't move enough in any direction for the pins to clear (there's...
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My replies are not posting, so I'll try again. ...

My replies are not posting, so I'll try again.
I'd agree I should use a gasket but still don't know how to get one in there without cutting that bottom pin. Any other suggestions or is that OK?
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Posted By alisonmadrey

Do you mean instead of a gasket?

Do you mean instead of a gasket?
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Misaligned overflow pipe, leaky gasket

I have an upstairs tub that was leaking at the overflow gasket during showers due to splashing. The problem is that the overflow drain pipe is slightly misaligned. There's not enough wiggle room to...
11-06-19, 02:32 PM
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Posted By alisonmadrey

Oh, of course! I saw those screws and wondered as...

Oh, of course! I saw those screws and wondered as much but thought they'd just take the flange off and be of no help. I was sure I was overlooking something simple though, and I was! Thanks.
11-06-19, 01:50 PM
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Old Dexter doorknob removal

I've removed lots of doorknobs before that have the little tab you press first, then that allows you to remove the handle/knob. But I've got a broken exterior door knob by DEXTER with a lock that I...
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need slower curing concrete patch

I bought a bunch of bags of Mapei Planipatch, which cures in 1 hour, and I'm finding it too tedious to mix such small batches at a time, when I am trying to patch a bunch of places all over a largish...
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Posted By alisonmadrey

Thanks to you both. I checked and everything is...

Thanks to you both. I checked and everything is clean. PJ, the bulb that only turns on when pressed and not with the door open is the one represented on the right side of the picture you provided......
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Posted By alisonmadrey

Map light

Also, to be clear, it's the front seat map lights, rather than the one in the middle of the car closer to the back seats.,, so dome light wasn't necessarily the correct term.
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I did provide it, but at the end... a 2007 Honda...

I did provide it, but at the end... a 2007 Honda CRV. But I edited the post to include and you may have been faster than I was!
It has a switch for the driver side and a switch for the passenger...
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Question Troubleshooting map lights

I need some help troubleshooting my front passenger dome light. Less than a year ago, I replaced both the driver and passenger dome light switches, and the lights have been working great until a week...
04-08-18, 01:02 PM
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Posted By alisonmadrey

I am in this same predicament with this same...

I am in this same predicament with this same texture. I am not having the luck you did, and I have tried a bunch of different approaches. Is there anything else to keep in mind other than only going...
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