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That plastic clip that slides in and out to lock should have a small spring located on the outside between the tip of the clip and the housing. This holds tension on it and makes for a more positive lock. If that spring is gone it won't hold the hose.


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This is forbidden by the International Plumbing Code. 2009 IPC 906.2: "Venting of fixture drains. The total fall in a fixture drain due to pipe slope shall not exceed the diameter of the fixture drain, nor shall the vent connection to a fixture drain, except for water closets, be below the weir of the trap." (Emphasis added.)


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The screws attaching the cabinet to the wall are placed at every stud, near the top of the cabinet where you see the solid wood. Studs are typically spaced every 16" and can be found with a stud finder. The cabinets will be attached to each other, so look for screws in adjacent cabinets, too, tightening everything uniformly. There should also be something ...


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Caulking from vinyl to quarter round isn't a very long-term solution. The quarter round is small and flexible, the area is dirty, it sees a lot of traffic, it gets dirty. The caulk will fail within a year or two of use and have to be scraped and redone. Putting the flooring under the quarter round with no caulk is a much better solution.


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If you are replacing an existing fixture, the answer is likely no. What it sounds like you are describing is a thread cutting screw: or: These tend to be included with mounting hardware to make it easier to screw them into unthreaded holes in plastic or fiberglass electrical boxes. Unless you are using a new electrical box without threaded holes for ...


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A standard treatment for kitchen surfaces is to wipe it with a solution of TSP, an acronym for trisodium phosphate See http://www.ask.com/explore/what-tsp-cleaner. It forms an strong alkaline (basic) solution that converts the grease to soap, making it easy to clean off. The reaction is called saponification. The same reaction takes place in drain ...


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Pull the outlet cover and verify that that you've got sheetrock on top of sheetrock first. Assuming that is the case, you should be able to remove the extra sheetrock layer with a chisel and screwdriver. Then patch the inevitable damage and sand the whole thing. If it were me, I'd keep the granite and add tile or metal to the bottom of the cabinet.


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Something else to try might be to place backer board over the whole area. Shim the stucco area out in a few places ( ideally at studs) to support the backer board and provide a sturdy mounting surface. You'd lose a little depth but you wouldn't have to worry about joining tiles to granite or removing stucco; you'll have a nice uniform surface. You may want ...


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It might be your dishwasher, since it is hooked to the waste/garbage disposal line under your sink. If you don't use it enough, the water stays in the bottom and begins to stink like stagnant water. Throw some baking soda in it and turn it on.



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