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  1. Plumbing
    I recently bought a townhouse built mid to late 1960's. Just moved in so have no real time in the place yet. Yesterday, I had a clogged toilet incident in the second floor bathroom. I have since manged to unclog the drain after many flushes and much lye drain cleaner. A plunger session finally...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hi! I'm not a very experienced DIYer and I would like some feedback. I'm replacing my old 1942 toilet. It's been a nightmare as there was a cockroaches nest under it. Thus shut-off sweat valve was leaking as well and I already replaced it. I'm including some pics of the flange to show the gaps...
  3. Plumbing
    I have a second floor toilet that leaks occasionally from around the drain pipe area. No water ever appears on the bathroom floor. Below the toilet we have cut a hole in the kitchen ceiling and can see the subfloor, drain pipe and trap. The leak appears to be around the drain and makes the...
  4. Plumbing
    hot water fills in the toilet So our plumbing is totally backwards upstairs. Cold is on the left and hot is on the right. Even one of our toilets fills with hot water. Recently, we had some water damage on the ceiling of the first floor. I called a plumber and he came out to fix a wax ring and...
  5. Plumbing
    hello, on 8 7 12 we noticed small amt of water at rear of toilet on bathroom floor. we researched &found this means that the wax seal needs to be replaced. on 8 15 12 when we tried to remove nut from bolt holding toilet to gasket on floor, the bolt moved so we couldn't get off the nut...
  6. Flooring
    Hey everyone... new member here. Saw a lot of knowledge floating around and I hope you can help me with a mystery. Bought a fix-er-up house and put a lot of work into it... but I just wanted to get the bathrooms livable for a while. It'd been a year and I'm ready to renovate the master bath...
  7. Plumbing
    Thanks so much for the advice on this forum; it has gotten me 95% of the way through this bathroom remodel! I replaced the waste pipes and flange and then installed a new subfloor, backboard, and laid and grouted the ceramic tile. My problem is that the flange sits about a half inch above the...
  8. Plumbing
    I bought my first house which was built in 1984 last year and this year my disabled mother was visiting and happened to lean on the toilet in such a way that she was pressing on the tank towards the wall...the whole front of the toilet lifted up. I went to check the one in the other room and...
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