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Success! No leaks, no running, flushes properly,...

Success! No leaks, no running, flushes properly, and everything seems to be working fine again. Woodbutcher, I think you were right about the float: I fiddled with it some more a bit, and that paired...
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Posted By Morgan19

Again, thanks everyone. Appreciate the insights. ...

Again, thanks everyone. Appreciate the insights.



The problem is/was that that stream kept running after the tank was full, sometimes for an hour, after the bowl's already full.

Anyway, I've...
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Posted By Morgan19

Thanks guys. The chain wasn't tangled per...

Thanks guys.

The chain wasn't tangled per se, but appears to be about twice as long as is needed: so whoever first installed the toilet just had it at the right length, then looped the extra up to...
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Posted By Morgan19

Question Help resolving a leaking flapper

Hi all,

Per the picture attached, I have a one-piece Glacier Bay toilet with a Korky-brand flapper. Every time it flushes, the tank refills properly but a small stream of water continues to come...
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Posted By Morgan19

I think the bent lever is just a trick of the...

I think the bent lever is just a trick of the photo; if I even-out the handle so it's parallel to the ground, the lever is too.

@pugs - Already tried tightening the nut, no effect.

@ PJmax - It...
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Posted By Morgan19

Question Toilet handle pointing up + lever arm dipping into tank water

(Caveat: I'm not familiar with the workings of a toilet so bear with me if this is a silly question.)

The other day I noticed that my toilet's lever was pointing upwards more than it should...
05-13-19, 06:05 AM
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Posted By Morgan19

Thanks everyone, much appreciated. I've got...

Thanks everyone, much appreciated. I've got someone taking care of them. :)
04-12-19, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Morgan19

Question Are these termites under toilet base?

Hi everyone.

I noticed some odd tan or light brown "sand" bunching around the base of our ground-floor toilet this morning. Did some exploratory poking of it and 1) found it harder/crunchier than...
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Posted By Morgan19

Hey guys, apologies for the radio-silence but I...

Hey guys, apologies for the radio-silence but I wanted to thank everyone in the thread for their input and advice.

Once I knew what parts were what, and what could/should be replaced, I ended up...
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Posted By Morgan19

Derp... That would be helpful, wouldn't it'? It's...

Derp... That would be helpful, wouldn't it'? It's this one... Skil 5 In. Random Orbit Sander (https://www.skiltools.com/Tools/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?model=7492-02)

The parts list...
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Posted By Morgan19

Thanks for the replies, everyone. From what I can...

Thanks for the replies, everyone. From what I can tell, the "hook" pad just adheres to the plate/pad and you're meant to replace that whole piece. To be honest I'm still confused about which part(s)...
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Posted By Morgan19

Question Repairing/replacing the bottom (hook pad?) of an orbital sander

I purchased a Skil random orbital sander on clearance a while back. It was sitting in its box in my garage until I finally opened it a year or so later (oops).

After removing it from the box, I...
01-11-18, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Morgan19

Question Target Threshold furniture: veneer, laminate, melamine?

I have this piece of furniture from Target that I'd like to prep and paint. (It's the "Rustic" version, in case the link doesn't go directly to it.)
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06-21-17, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Morgan19

Question Planting new tree where an old one was, and some mushrooms are?

Last year I removed a dying maple from the front yard, and had the stump ground (grinded?). This year I'm seeing mushrooms pop up around where the tree was, along with some dead grass. It's my...
05-11-17, 09:28 AM
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Posted By Morgan19

Question Vacuum breaker/bibb (?) leaking when spigot's on

(Forgive the vague title, but I'm not sure what the issue exactly is nor the correct terminology.)

I have an exterior spigot my garden hose is attached to. It's worked fine for about six years...
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Posted By Morgan19

Just wanted to pop back in and give an update. ...

Just wanted to pop back in and give an update.

The leaky showerhead was fixed by replacing the rubber cup and spring at the base of the valve. In fixing that, the assembly developed a leaky...
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Posted By Morgan19

Actually, I think I've made progress. I was...

Actually, I think I've made progress.

I was able to just pull the cartridge out after a bit of poking around and observing, so I think the next step is getting replacement cartridges for both...
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Posted By Morgan19

So I've got the attachment screw, knobs, and...

So I've got the attachment screw, knobs, and cover plates off, resulting in the photo below where I've detached the part in my hand from the part in the wall (stem? cartridge?).

It's pretty snug...
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Posted By Morgan19

Thanks again for the replies guys. With a little...

Thanks again for the replies guys. With a little bit of poking around and various video-watching to better educate myself, it would appear I have a two-stem Delta faucet in the shower. Thanks to your...
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Posted By Morgan19

Thanks for the reply. Excuse my ignorance, but...

Thanks for the reply. Excuse my ignorance, but when you say "faucet" do you mean the hot/cold handles? Or the arm component that goes from the wall to the showerhead?

If you literally mean a...
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Posted By Morgan19

Question Showerhead is leaking from the bottom-most holes in the head, despite fixes

I have a showerhead (visually similar to this one (https://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/026508/026508224281.jpg)) that has a persistent drip, originating from the bottom-most hole in the...
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Posted By Morgan19

Thanks! It's definitely a 1 1/4" trap; I...

Thanks!

It's definitely a 1 1/4" trap; I checked and it's inscribed on the trap's side.

When you say that first image would probably leak, why is that? (I'm trying to understand what to avoid,...
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Posted By Morgan19

Sorry, tried to get a good pic! It's galvanized...

Sorry, tried to get a good pic! It's galvanized with threads; the horizontal pvc piece (wall bend?) that would go from the trap to the wall pipe (if there was proper room) inserts into it, then the...
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Posted By Morgan19

Question Need help aligning p-trap without enough room

I'm setting up a new vanity sink in a guest bathroom which involved basically replacing everything from piping on up. I'm about done, except I just ran into a spacing issue: the replacement p-trap on...
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Posted By Morgan19

Thanks everyone for the replies, but this... ...

Thanks everyone for the replies, but this...


...is exactly what I was (poorly) trying to ask. ;) Exactly what I needed to know, thanks!
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