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OK all you plumbers out there ... dripping shower question

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. RayVoy

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    Kirk [MENTION=67591]kbonanny[/MENTION] you are an inspiration to all of us, thank you.
     
  2. kbonanny

    kbonanny New Member

    Thanks...LOL
     
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Ugh. I'm trying to get the toilet apart and its one of these johns that's in its own little room so there is very little room to work. Plus I'm not a small guy either.

    Anyhow, started taking the tank apart and one side came off easily, but the second is rusted on the nut and the top thread on the slotted tank bolt rusted as well and partially broke off.

    So after about 90 minutes working on it I figure I have to drill it out. Drills not charged, have to wait till tomorrow I guess.

    For the shower for now I just put in a 1/2" ball valve on the shower head. I figure that we have a mini remodel planned for the summer and I'll tack this onto that list.

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    OK, what? I took the Chrome case off but didn't see anything that looked like it was a nut.

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    OK. .. The toilet is fixed. Had to drill out the bolt enough that I could get a screwdriver into the hole and keep it still.

    That sucked. If I had it to do again I would have just b bought a new unit.
     
  4. Caddiac

    Caddiac Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    $200 bucks at Lowes...but not having to put put up with a crappy crapper.....priceless
     
  5. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    It's all fixed now, and it works great. Just was the lack of space and one single frozen nut that caused this to go from an easy project to a big pain.

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    It's all fixed now, and it works great. Just was the lack of space and one single frozen nut that caused this to go from an easy project to a big pain.
     
  6. Caddiac

    Caddiac Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    I had one that used a metal ring under the pipe flange to secure the pipe to the floor and the toilet to the pipe. I noticed the toilet was loose so when I remodeled I expected trouble. The John delivered. Ring was rusted out and I had a hard time finding a replacement - specifically because it had to be two piece to get under the pipe flare where the old one was one piece.

    Nothing like home ownership. Houses are great places to store all the stuff you need to take care of the house......
     
  7. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Just got around to changing out the dripping faucet in the main bathroom shower/tub combo. Turns out it was a delta cartridge pre-2006 so I was able to pick up a street water key for $10 and the cartridge for $30 at lowes. Took about 20 minutes total.

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  8. jmcover

    jmcover Rockstar

    Had to go out to the street to shut off the water? You're handy, add a ball valve shut off in the house
     
  9. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    If there is one ... probably is ... couldn't find it.
     

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