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    NG connection on deck

    I’m planning to have a NG quick connect installed on my deck for my grill. I’ve hired a licensed gas line fitter (the guy recommended by the place I bought the grill). I spoke to him over the phone. His price seems reasonable, but it depends on distance from the gas meter. We never discussed how...
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    Wall cap damper missing

    I have exhaust vent troubles in all my bathrooms. In the powder room bath on the first floor the previous owner had squirrels getting in thru the wall cap. His solution was to replace the damper with a screen. Really dumb solution because now the bathroom is hot or cold depending on the season...
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    Bathroom fan exhaust

    The building was built in 1993. The builder is long out of business. I just spoke to my neighbor, his baths are vented the same way. Fortunately for him he has no loft and can go straight up from the bathroom into the attic and out the roof. In fact, he had a new roof put installed and the...
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    Bathroom fan exhaust

    I own a TH with two baths upstairs. I’ve discovered both exhaust fans are only ducted to the joists, not to the outside. How my TH is setup above the baths is a finished loft. To the left is a staircase, to the right is the next TH. In the loft are two dormers, each with a small attic. I am...
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    Replacing hose bib or outdoor faucet

    I need to replace the outdoor faucet, it leaks. It is mounted against aluminum siding. I'd like to find something better to mount the new faucet to, but I am not willing to cut my siding. Are there any products that will provide a flat(er) surface for the faucet and accommodate the slope of the...
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    Toilet leaks at the base

    Thanks. I will try the first two ideas and get back to you. I might also wrap the tubing with paper towels to totally rule out an fill-side leak.
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    Toilet leaks at the base

    I have PVC drain pipes and copper supply lines. I do mean stop valve. Using my hand I felt from the stop valve on the wall, following the tubing all the way to where the tube connects to the toilet's fill valve. Nothing is wet. The brown puddle is always directly under the fill valve area, and...
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    Toilet leaks at the base

    My upstairs master bath toilet leaks at the base. The leak is at the rear left, under the valve. The leak is not clear water, it is brownish water. If I feel around the valve and tubing running my hand up to the toilet there is nothing wet, therefore it is not the valve or inlet tubing. No other...
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    Kitchen faucet aerator broke

    Yes, that is what I think I have. do I use a needle nose to spin the aerator out?
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    Kitchen disposal banging

    I found it! It was a tiny screw that was the same color as the blades and it could fit between the blades and the wall. I had to use a vacuum to get it out. Thanks for your help.
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    Kitchen disposal banging

    Are you saying it could be something underneath what I see from the top? Cuz I really don’t see anything when I look inside
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    Kitchen disposal banging

    My disposal is making a loud bang when running. There is nothing in it. I felt down with my hand and used a flashlight just to see if any thing was obvious. This disposal’s age is at least 6 years old. Here is a short video. It sounds like I’m grinding metal nuts. Although the sink states it’s...
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    Kitchen faucet aerator broke

    It’s at least 6 years old. I lived here for almost 6 years. I’ve attached pics of the faucet. Thanks for taking the time to look.
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    Kitchen faucet aerator broke

    My kitchen has an American Standard pull-out faucet. The screens fell out of the aerator assembly. It looks like the plastic in the faucet cracked. Can I replace just the aerator or do I need to replace the entire handle assembly? If I bring the handle to Ferguson’s tomorrow would they be able...
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    Aligning light switches, Simple problem

    Thanks. That is exactly my problem. I’ve been adjusting how the wires are push back into the box. I am going to do it again and try to get as little pressure from the wires pushing against the switches. Also, when I took the old switches apart, only one had a ground wire attached. I added the...
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