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Could be the drain. some are glued but many have...

Could be the drain. some are glued but many have a rubber gasket around the 2" pvc. If the nut that presses down on the gasket is loose, tighten it or take nut off and silicone it before reinstalling...
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Take the overflow plate off, 2 screws and run a...

Take the overflow plate off, 2 screws and run a small drum snake down there while the tub has some water in it. Drum traps were long gone by 1965. Use a small (1/4"0 hand snake and you will see the...
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Get some graphite packing, like string, Back off...

Get some graphite packing, like string, Back off on the nut and wrap it clockwise. Some grease may not be a bad idea. Tighten the nut with the packing behind it and open and close that stem unit it...
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If it drains fine with plunger and lever removed,...

If it drains fine with plunger and lever removed, get a new trip lever. If you have a small snake, send it down the overflow. If not, hold a rag over the overflow, have water in the tub and plunge....
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Normal on steel tubs. If the tub drain pipe is...

Normal on steel tubs. If the tub drain pipe is plastic use silicone around the drain being threaded into FM under tub and not putty, it will be less resistance so you will be able to feel how tight...
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Flush the toilet with the tank lid off. See if...

Flush the toilet with the tank lid off. See if the water fills the tank to the top of a plastic or brass tube sticking up from the middle of the tank. It should stop about 1" from the top of the...
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This is a Kohler, Bradley and one other brand...

This is a Kohler, Bradley and one other brand that jumped on board. The only valve trim that will work is the one you see. I suggest a Moen posi-temp valve ( inside the wall) where you can buy many...
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The intake valve is locking in the open position....

The intake valve is locking in the open position. I took off the head and spun the motor and the valve won't close, unless I whack it. I know that isn't probably smart but It seems I may have to...
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Looks like a 1225B cartridge. It is not a...

Looks like a 1225B cartridge. It is not a Moentrol. If you have to pull it towards you to turn the water on it is a 1225, if you have to turn it counter clockwise it is a posi-temp.
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Check the nut that holds the pop-up to the sink...

Check the nut that holds the pop-up to the sink itself. Lots of times it leaks there, runs down and collects on the nut which isn't leaking at all. Also check the seal where the lift rod enters for...
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I use the wax without the plastic and squeeze it...

I use the wax without the plastic and squeeze it so it sits up higher on the flange. If the flange is reseesed below the finish floor you can use 2 wax rings to make one fat one. By doing this you...
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8hp Briggs won't start

I have a 8hp B&S motor (mod 190707, type 5851-01, code 8610090) on a Murray riding mower from 1987. I cleaned the carb, installed the correct plug Campion CJ19LM (I hope it is the correct one, there...
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Thanks, I will check into this.

Thanks, I will check into this.
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The bolt that the 2" long nut screws on to...

The bolt that the 2" long nut screws on to threads into the faucet itself. Concentrate on the nut and what the last post said. Either the nut has to come off or the threaded "bolt" will unscrew for...
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You may also wan't to buy the long johny bolts so...

You may also wan't to buy the long johny bolts so the bolt head is inside the original flange slots for a stronger hold. If you use just the slots in the extension flange it may not be as strong and...
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If you have a single handle shower valve the...

If you have a single handle shower valve the pressure balance spool (anti-scold) inside the valve could be sticking. If you know the age and maker of the valve it would help.
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Deere L 118 slows down after hours of use

I recently bought a John Deere L-118 automatic lawn mower that was run hard but well maintained. After a few hours of use it doesn't move as fast as when it is cold. The motor stays the same RPM but...
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