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That's correct. They said limited lifetime is...

That's correct. They said limited lifetime is intended to cover damage caused in shipping -- once the sink is installed, no more shipping damage issues. Pretty misleading.
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That is what I am afraid of -- the patch will...

That is what I am afraid of -- the patch will last but the rest of the sink will fall apart.
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Fire clay sink problem

Purcashed an apron style fireclay sink on-line -- brand name Whitehaus purchased through Wayfair. The sink is about seven months old and cracked in a corner while dishes were being washed by hand. ...
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Maytag Front Load washer cycle problem

I have a Maytag MFW9600SQ0 washer. At 11 minutes left on the "normal" wash cycle the cycle is interrupted and the display intermittently flashes "F" and "H". I pressed the off button once and then...
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Kallista P23065 Faucet

I have this faucet and it has developed very restricted hot water flow. The flow thru the supply valve is excellent. Cold water flow backwards (flushing it out) thru the faucet is excellent. Any...
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Niedecken shower mixer valve needs repair

I have an older Niedecken shower mixer valve that needs a repair part. I am told by local plumbing parts places that this is an older version and was made by Hoffman and Billings. It is circa 1920....
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Garbage disposal leaking from bottom of unit

I have a Insinkerator Badger 5. It is leaking directly from the bottom of the unit. It is probably ten years old. The leak occurs when running water with or without flipping the electrical switch...
12-07-13, 06:44 AM
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Bryant Plus 90i Error Code 42

My furnace is almost twenty years old. It has a history of problems with this inducer motor and it is a pretty pricey piece of plastic. Of course, this time it goes out just as the weekend starts. ...
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Samsung WF520ABP Steam washer making strange noise

This washer, about one year old, is making a noise near the start of the cycle that can be described as a very loud hum or a somewhat muted fog horn. It happens when water is filling the tub and...
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I think I will try a braided supply line next. ...

I think I will try a braided supply line next. If the tank is full of water but the shut off valve is off, it doesn't leak. It only starts dripping when I open the water supply shut off valve.
07-07-12, 03:16 PM
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That is it. Brushed nickel. My customer had a...

That is it. Brushed nickel. My customer had a strong preference for the cross handles, especially since they had a ceramic insert that he thought was really cool. The house is a civil war era...
07-06-12, 01:43 AM
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What faucet would you suggest for $500 as an...

What faucet would you suggest for $500 as an alternative? Appreciate the input here.
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The dripping stops if I turn the shut off valve...

The dripping stops if I turn the shut off valve off. The drip occurs at the underside of the tank where the fill valve is attached. The Fluidmaster fill valve operates fine. It doesn't overfill...
07-05-12, 05:14 PM
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It is Perrin & Rowe U4718X bridge faucet. The...

It is Perrin & Rowe U4718X bridge faucet. The faucet stem in opposite direction can be purchased for $40 plus tax and shipping.
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Toilet leaking

My toilet started leaking recently at the junction of the water supply tube and the toilet tank. I took the Fluidmaster valve out and replaced the washer/gasket. I thought this would do it as the...
07-05-12, 08:15 AM
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bridge faucet

I just installed a new bridge faucet with traditional cross handles. The cold and hot water both turn in the same direction (counter clockwise runs the water). My customer feels that the cold...
07-05-12, 08:11 AM
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Moen Monticello faucets

In 1995, I built a new house and built Moen Monticello faucets in all the bathrooms -- five sets of faucets in all. I am tired of replacing the blue or red inserts in the stems that fatigue and...
06-06-12, 07:03 PM
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Pine raised panel door with burn marks from a torch

I have a very old paneled pine door. It had been painted and someone had used a torch on it and burned the door in several places. I recently had the varnish stripped but the burn marks are still...
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broken glass in garbage disposal

Broken glass fell down into the disposal. I thought we got it all out. But the disposal now makes an awful grinding noise that doesn't go away. Any ideas?
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Toto Fill valve

I have a Toto fill valve. I believe it is a TSU22A.11. It has a blue top. It seems like you should be able to twist it somehow to adjust the tank water level. Mine won't shut off. I don't want...
08-09-10, 07:09 PM
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Thank you Jay. I did download the service...

Thank you Jay. I did download the service manuel. I tried to figure it out myself but ended up getting a service call. Turns out it was the condensate pump gone bad.
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KitchenAid Dispensing Door problem

I have a KitchenAid KUDP02FSPA4 dishwasher. It looks like the detergent dispensing door is suddenly deformed (from heat?) and does not latch. A new door would involve ordering Whirlpool replacement...
08-04-10, 09:03 PM
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Carrier Infinity 96

I have a Model # 58MVP not working at all in heating, cooling or even running the fan. When I turn the electrical switch off and on, the LED light switches immediately from green to amber. Any...
07-11-10, 07:24 AM
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Carrier compressor

My Carrier compressor is not running. Stat set on cool. Furnace blower has power. Circuit breaker is on. There are no noises or buzzing. Any suggestions on getting started figuring out...
07-06-10, 11:01 AM
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Not a peep of any kind. The outlet has power. ...

Not a peep of any kind. The outlet has power. No GFCI involved.
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