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  1. Jeff Handy

    Closet Flange Installed Correctly?

    Some chucklehead might have stuck the bolts up through solid holes, before the flange was glued on. Instead of mounting the flange to line up with the slots in the right place. Basically saying, “F the next guy who has to work on this”. A picture of the actual flange you need advice on...
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    Took out this screw for shower handle, put back and now bathtub won't stop dripping

    If you removed that screw while the house water was on, the whole cartridge probably moved forward slightly inside the valve body, and now o rings or seals are not lining up, or have gotten pinched or damaged. You should turn off the house main water valve, release the pressure by opening some...
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    Closet Flange Installed Correctly?

    Post a clear pic of the flange you are actually needing help with. This will help us help you quicker and better.
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    Closet Flange Installed Correctly?

    This post is getting pretty confusing. It is hard to give good advice if the poster does not give good information. This is grumpy, but very true.
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    Closet Flange Installed Correctly?

    The purple stuff is just a stain from the primer for the pvc glue. It looks like your bolts should come out, there seems to be either dirty old wax on there, or maybe some excess tile adhesive or grout. Just scrape off the junk as frodo advised. Then the bolts can slide along that curved...
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    Can I have help finding a Wi-Fi controlled ON/OFF Timer for my water heater's recirculator pump?

    I think a thermosiphon runs very slowly. If the lines were insulated, it should be pretty efficient.
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    Need Advice: Cavitation at shutoff valve after installation of pressure reduction valve

    frodo, “A globe valve pointed in the right direction will chatter AND WILL NOT shut off” I think you meant to say “wrong direction”. Diehard, By asking if the valve arrow points towards the water heater, which is downstream of the incoming flow, it is an easier question to answer, to...
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    Minor air in line for decades

    By leaking, I mean they are possibly letting water go up to the shower head, even though the shower valve is off.
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    Minor air in line for decades

    Change the shower cartridge. The o rings or seals inside might be getting weak, and at 60 psi they start to leak.
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    Hot water

    There might be a separate pressure balancing module behind the cartridge. Or you bought the wrong cartridge. Post a pic of the old cartridge if you still have it. Pros on here might know what your problem is.
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    Getting to shower cartridge

    I believe you still have to remove that final chrome sleeve, to get to the raw cartridge. It probably just pulls off, but maybe it needs to unscrew, try both ways.
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    Getting to shower cartridge

    It looks like that final chrome piece should just pull straight off. Remove it, then post another pic, try to get better focus if you can.
  13. Jeff Handy

    Hot water

    It might be the pressure balancing module, if your valve has one. Post a picture of the cartridge and valve with the trim cover off.
  14. Jeff Handy

    Bradford White 50 gal question

    The shower valve setup should not be causing your hot water to run out. Maybe the cold inlet dip tube in the water heater is rotted away. That is a fairly common problem on old heaters. You can find your manual online, to find where the dip tube is accessed for replacement. I think it is...
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    Bradford White 50 gal question

    Why is that escutcheon on the cold valve pulled out like that? It looks like a replacement, it does not match the others.
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