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  1. Thread: Water turn off

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    Water turn off

    If I turned off the water to the house to work on a faucet and the other faucets have no water but the tub faucet is dripping what could be causing that to happen. Help!:(
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    Re: tub Faucet Mixer

    Thanks for the suggestion. My faucet mixer is a Symmons but they also have a life time warranty. But the guy at Symmons told me how to get to the part that needs to be soaked in white vinegar for 20...
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    tub Faucet Mixer

    I have a tub faucet mixer that I suspect is breaking down. The shower will be hot but when I switch over to the tub the water sometimes gets warm and then cold. If I wait a 10 minutes and turn it...
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    Re: Toilet bowl: Sinking level of water

    Thanks for the advice and the website. I watched the tank fill and there was no diversion of water from the tube. The problem seems to have partly resolved itself. The water only sinks a little...
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    Toilet bowl: Sinking level of water

    Since I fixed the intermittent running of my toilet (which turned out to be dirt around the seal of the flapper) a new problem has shown up. The toilet bowl fills to an adequate level after flushing...
  6. Thread: Toilet leak

    by Mezsop
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    Re: Toilet leak

    Hi guys.

    This has been a most entertaining thread. I probably know more than I will ever need to know about toilets. Thanks to everyone for the help with my pluggie thingie;). And the answer...
  7. Thread: Toilet leak

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    Re: Toilet leak

    Well, this all seemed doable until I read the last post.It may take a plumber afterall.

    I will try the suggestion to pinpoint the problem. Also it is indeed an old toilet (at least since 1975)....
  8. Thread: Toilet leak

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    Re: Toilet leak

    Ok...so now I indeed have blue water indicating a leak and you suggest the culprit is the pluggie thingie. Is this an easy self repair? Any suggestions.
  9. Thread: Toilet leak

    by Mezsop
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    Toilet leak

    My toilet has taken to refilling every so often for about 15 sec.(once @ every couple of hours) I see no evidence of a leak and the water pluggie thingie :) in the tank seems secure. Where else...
  10. Thread: banging pipes

    by Mezsop
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    Re: banging pipes

    Hi,

    I know that I asked a questions about banging pipes where I received many good suggestions. I wanted to follow up since the problem was pretty much resolved. The service guy from the Oil...
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    Re: Sticking Windows

    An update: I finally put beeswax on all the window tracks and softened it with a hairdryer. I really noticed a difference. The windows moved very well. Let's hope it lasts the winter. Thanks again...
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    Re: Sticking Windows

    Thanks. Good cautiion. I will get out my hair dryer.

    Diana
  13. Thread: Banging pipes

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    Re: Banging pipes

    thanks for the extensive replies and the suggestions about the episode on TOH. BTW it is a hot water system, and I've bled the radiators. I have gone down to the cellar when the banging was going on...
  14. Thread: Banging pipes

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    Re: Banging pipes

    Thanks both of you for your responses. My system is a diverter-tee system. Those explanations were great. Since it has a circulator I ruled out the gravity system. So does this give any clearer...
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    Re: Sticking Windows

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the suggestion. The painters did not paint the track. I think beeswax sounds like a good idea. I'll try it and hope to have fresh air in the spring.
  16. Thread: Banging pipes

    by Mezsop
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    Banging pipes

    I have a forced hot water system (oil heat). When the heat comes up there is a banging and clunking for about 15 minutes. Last year I had the circulator replaced on the advice of my heating company...
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    Sticking Windows

    I just had my house painted this summer. The house is of 1911 vintage so has old double hung windows. Although the painters left with the windows opening, they have been sticky. I am wondering if...
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    Re: The Right Brush...REALLY!!

    I also used The Right Brush recently painting my office and found it make the job much more comfortable. It really fits the hand and gave me a feeling of accuracy and control. Usually I am taping...
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