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DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-19-2012, 09:16 AM
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Posted By GeorgeD
I've done tons of drywall repair and skim...

I've done tons of drywall repair and skim coating. That's a horrible job and will not be fixed by sanding. Your contractor is clearly not a skilled at skim coating, and if nothing more is done,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-24-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By GeorgeD
I had previously looked at both those things. I...

I had previously looked at both those things. I thought I was going to have the answer with a clogged siphon hole, but I checked during a test flush and there was a strong stream of water from it. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-23-2012, 06:51 AM
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Posted By GeorgeD
I didn't replace any parts, since I don't see how...

I didn't replace any parts, since I don't see how the internal parts are responsible for the problem. I did run a toilet auger through it without any change in the flush.

The small fill valve...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-15-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By GeorgeD
The vent is a 4" stack right next to the toilet,...

The vent is a 4" stack right next to the toilet, and there is a toilet above it on the same 4" line. I know there is no way that it's clogged.

The water in the bowl goes down with significant...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-13-2012, 08:38 PM
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Views: 1,838
Posted By GeorgeD
At this point, pulling the toilet and checking...

At this point, pulling the toilet and checking the trap is my plan. A partial blockage has been the only thing I could think of that seemed to make sense, and your experience gives me more...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-13-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By GeorgeD
The tank level starts out near the top. There is...

The tank level starts out near the top. There is plenty of water and the flapper is allowing virtually all of it to be used, just as it should. The flapper is working properly and there is no...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-12-2012, 08:41 PM
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Views: 1,838
Posted By GeorgeD
The vent is definitely not clogged. And I don't...

The vent is definitely not clogged. And I don't see what a new flapper will do. The flapper opens, and it closes when the tank is almost empty. It appears to be doing its function admirably. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-12-2012, 04:56 PM
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Views: 1,838
Posted By GeorgeD
Toilet flushing problem...

I have a 25 year old toilet that worked well for 20 years. For the last 5 or so, it frequently leaves floaters behind! I'm baffled by the change, because it's not any of the issues you might tend...
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