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    Crown Nut Removal Wrench

    Sorry to be so late in getting back to post. Using a socket set to find the size of the crown nut I found it to be 7/8" or 22mm. I used a ratchet handle to tighten the nut a little but have packing string available if it should need it later. I also have a 7/8" flare nut wrench that has a...
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    New Toilet

    A friend of mine has Eljer toilets. I am impressed with their powerful flush. However I am going to continue with my old Kohler Rochelles as long as I can keep them operating mainly because of the aesthetics. Now that I fully understand how they work it's not hard to keep them flushing.
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    Surprise Shock

    The only mystery is the residual voltage. If not for the shock the troubleshooting would have been a simple matter. There was a bad FL tube (flickering) which may (or not) have contributed to the mystery residual voltage. He has replaced the FL tubes. He built the building and there is no other...
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    Surprise Shock

    I was troubleshooting a 3-way switch circuit for a friend. It was in a detached building classified as a garage but more of a man cave. The electrician that wired the building left wires too short to reach receptacle and switch screws so back stab connections were used. I was trying to determine...
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    Adverse Possession questions/advice

    I live in NC and was concerned about a piece of pasture land that my Dad let a neighbor move his fence about 8 -10 ft onto. The clerk of the court said no worries as we the heirs were paying taxes on the property proving it wasn't abandoned. The neighbor's only avenue in NC would have been a...
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    General Electric A1g48t waffle iron

    I would check the damaged area to see what the damage really is. If the conductor is not compromised a good taping may be adequate. If the conductor is damaged there are crimp splices available for repair and then tape and/or heat shrink for protection.
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    Crown Nut Removal Wrench

    Thanks, I had forgotten about those. I catalog ordered a single size for a special application many years ago.
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    Crown Nut Removal Wrench

    If there isn't room to get a wrench on a crown nut there isn't room to replace a stem or valve. I have suggested my own solution but the off-the-wall comments keep coming. From a one piece toilet??
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    Crown Nut Removal Wrench

    I don't understand your problem. My problem is that most wrenches for 3/4" nuts are built for motor mounts or such heavy duty use. I thought maybe a plumber would have a solution. I am sorry I ruffled your feathers.
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    Crown Nut Removal Wrench

    I can repack a stem in minutes, access is my problem. A basin wrench might work but they are a bit sloppy and I prefer the feel of a regular wrench when tightening a crown nut. Replacing the valve would require removing the toilet for access and I will go there only as a last resort. It's a...
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    Crown Nut Removal Wrench

    Yep, I read it but it didn't help. I am fully capable of improvising. I was thinking that maybe a plumber had a tool like a stubby but thin wrench similar to a flair nut wrench. When you start asking for pics of a chrome plated 3/8" stop valve I realize I might as well do my own improvisation.
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    Crown Nut Removal Wrench

    I was hoping someone had been there. I'll just improvise, I'll remove the handle and use sockets to determine the size then decide an approach.
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    Crown Nut Removal Wrench

    I need to renew the stem packing for a toilet stop valve. Access and visibility are very limited. Is there a special stubby wrench or deep well socket that plumbers use in these circumstances? It seems to be 3/4" but I am not certain of this as wrench handle length is in the way. I am having to...
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    Knob & Tube question

    I have an Ne2 tester that is my go-to in my tool box. It is much easier to grab than a meter for house circuit resting.
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    Tub cleaning last resort

    I have a black Kohler Rochelle toilet in one bath that has white calcium stains at the water line in the bowl and leading down from rim flush ports.. I have even tried sulfuric acid to no avail. Any suggestions?