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4lajiemail wrote: Hot water tab dripping try to open the tab , please help should I just twist the base to open it? There is no grab or anything how to open it? It is all made of copper and I can’t find the brand anymore.
Any good suggestion for me please? anyway to open this and take the cartridge out?
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4lajiemail wrote: Any good suggestion for me please? anyway to open this and take the cartridge out?
Loosen the base from underneath and then try removing the top trim
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steph3n wrote: Yes I believe this is a cleanout/backflow that is next to the standpipe.

It then goes to a pipe that goes up behind the wa which I assume is for venting and also down into the conrecrete
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Ouch ouch so sad to hear that.

So I would have to dig a trench along the pipe and hope that the connection to the main branch is not too far?

Do regular plumber do that kind of job or I would need a specialist?

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Not exactly "plumbing", but maybe someone has a suggestion...

The toilet seat & cover is mounted to the toilet itself with two nylon bolts, washers and nuts - pretty much standard as far as I know.
Problem is that after a relatively short while, the right hand (looking from the front) nut gets loose as people use the toilet sometimes to the point where the nut and washer come off completely.
Never happens on the other side - I think in a proper design the right hand bolt should have had a left-hand thread and then this would never happen.
But it doesn't.
I was thinking of trying to find a nylon lock washer of the correct size if there is such a thing - or what are people doing to resolve that issue. It's becoming a real nuisance for me to have to constantly retighten that nut on the right bolt.
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krs wrote: Not exactly "plumbing", but maybe someone has a suggestion...

The toilet seat & cover is mounted to the toilet itself with two nylon bolts, washers and nuts - pretty much standard as far as I know.
Problem is that after a relatively short while, the right hand (looking from the front) nut gets loose as people use the toilet sometimes to the point where the nut and washer come off completely.
Never happens on the other side - I think in a proper design the right hand bolt should have had a left-hand thread and then this would never happen.
But it doesn't.
I was thinking of trying to find a nylon lock washer of the correct size if there is such a thing - or what are people doing to resolve that issue. It's becoming a real nuisance for me to have to constantly retighten that nut on the right bolt.
I’ve never encountered or heard of this issue happening so often to one specific bolt. Likely the nut is stripped to the point of it not properly gripping the bolt or visa versa. I’d get a new set, or try threading it on with Teflon tape or lock tite
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Hey guys, I want to flush my tankless hot water heater, however I don't have a shut off valve for the hot water output. The cold water input has a shut off so I can close that valve, but won't be able to close the hot water output. Can I still flush the unit or do I need a plumber to install a shut off on the hot water output? It's a Bosch unit so the bottom has provisions to install water hoses and a pump.
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Red_Army wrote: I’ve never encountered or heard of this issue happening so often to one specific bolt. Likely the nut is stripped to the point of it not properly gripping the bolt or visa versa. I’d get a new set, or try threading it on with Teflon tape or lock tite
Thanks for the comments.
I have also never encountered that before on any other toilet.
But the other toilets I have access to and checked all use metal bolts and nuts, this one is nylon and nylon is extremely slippery.
I tighten the nut as much as I can by hand - don't really want to use a tool so I don't break it, besides, the nut has a flange on it with a finger grip so I think it is meant to be hand tighten only.
What I think happens is that when people use the toilet the seat eventually moves ever so slightly and the nut starts to loosen - same thing on the other side except the seat movement there actually tightens the nut.
I'll try try Teflon tape to see if that adds enough thickness to prevent the nut from turning; lock tite came to mind before but I never pursued that to see if it would work on a nylon bolt.
The other option I had thought of is to drill a small hole through the bolt just below the nut and insert a cotter pin.
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vrscdx wrote: Hey guys, I want to flush my tankless hot water heater, however I don't have a shut off valve for the hot water output. The cold water input has a shut off so I can close that valve, but won't be able to close the hot water output. Can I still flush the unit or do I need a plumber to install a shut off on the hot water output? It's a Bosch unit so the bottom has provisions to install water hoses and a pump.
You need service valves such as these, or a piping configuration that would achieve the same result
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A non-plumbing question as I have been slowly reading this great thread; How or why did you pick that name? If it is too personal, I apologize for the question. :)
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eldiablo wrote: A non-plumbing question as I have been slowly reading this great thread; How or why did you pick that name? If it is too personal, I apologize for the question. :)
I'm gonna guess an army of Milwaukee tools Face With Tears Of Joy
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mickman wrote: I'm gonna guess an army of Milwaukee tools Face With Tears Of Joy
Although I do have many, that is not the reason
eldiablo wrote: A non-plumbing question as I have been slowly reading this great thread; How or why did you pick that name? If it is too personal, I apologize for the question. :)
It was the nickname of the former Soviet Union’s hockey team among other things
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Red_Army wrote: Although I do have many, that is not the reason

It was the nickname of the former Soviet Union’s hockey team among other things
Thanks. That's what I thought.
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Can anyone recommend a plumber in the Mississauga area. Have a leak from the bathtub down to the laundry.
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I have sewer gas smell stemming from a seldom used toilet in my basement. But this isn't a case where the water in the toilet P-trap evaporates as there's always water in the bowl and the toilet operates normally. The smell is really only noticeable when the toilet hasn't been used for several days, if used everyday there's no issue. Could a defective wax seal cause this? I haven't caulked around the floor or toilet bolts which might help I guess. If it were a cracked or blocked vent pipe, wouldn't the issue be apparent regardless of how often the toilet is used?
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