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I was told by my oil delivery company that my baseboard system is a closed one and does not replenish itself. I have not had the time to investigate the system fully, including whether it had ever ha …
answered Feb 19 '14 by sborsher
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If the toilets are old, crud can develop inside that is nearly impossible to remove without detaching the toilet. I regularly auger my toilets, but it doesn;t help much and for long. I will probably b …
answered Nov 18 '15 by sborsher
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If the toilet moved at all with respect to the floor, then the wax ring seal is broken, and you must replace it. And while you are doing that, make sure you get the proper thickness ring. I had a pro …
answered Jan 29 '14 by sborsher
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Could be a clump of solder is in the pipe. I had the same problem recently and ran the shower for a while without the shower head. I never found anything but the problem went away. Maybe it was a gl …
answered Jul 2 '14 by sborsher
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I just had a problem with mine: when I turned on the 1/4 turn valve after the winter, it would not turn off completely, dripping slightly. I tried to take it apart, but it did not completely apart. I …
answered May 28 '14 by sborsher
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When i installed a sump pump in my previous house, to add a sink into the basement, I had it pump up as high as it could, on about a 45 degree angle, then let it run down with the help of gravity to w …
answered Jun 10 '15 by sborsher
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The basement drains in my house would also become dry allowing sewer gas to emanate and foul the air. To alleviate the noxious and malodorous gas I have written on my weekly chore list to "run water …
answered Nov 18 '15 by sborsher
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I have used recirculating couplers, without a pump, in two of my houses; relying on convection only to keep the water hot at the tap, which has worked quite well. They have the same effect as what yo …
answered Feb 12 '14 by sborsher
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When I go on vacation in the winter I always turn of the main water valve. I also turn off the water valve into the water heater, and drain the pipes in the house at the lowest faucet. I have done t …
answered Jan 9 '14 by sborsher
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I replaced the systems in all 3 toilets of my current house when I moved in, and I have had endless minor problems with them since. "They don't make 'em like they used to". I get double flushes about …
answered Feb 12 '14 by sborsher
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I test the relief valve every six months, when I test smoke alarms et al. I also flush the tank a bit by letting some what out from the bottom valve, if there is one. I have done this ever since a t …
answered Feb 12 '14 by sborsher