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    Tub spout leaking at the base

    Interesting, I hadn't considered cleaning it with CLR. Here I was using a toothbrush and dish soap, I'll give it a try. A quick follow-up question: the pipe extends 1 1/4" from the wall. If I wanted to replace this 7" spout with a shorter 5" (for the simple reason that 7" spouts are...
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    Tub spout leaking at the base

    I'm trying to determine why my bathtub spout is leaking at the base and running out of things to try. It's a fairly straightforward slip-on faucet, Riobel 871. I replaced all of the o-rings, I replaced the diverter which wasn't working properly. The only thing I can think of is that the...
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    Installing ceiling fan when stud is at the edge of the hole?

    I bought a Ceiling Fan Brace and Box Kit thinking it would be a cinch to install, but I've run into some issues: 1) the distance between the 2 studs is not wide enough to fit the brace (that little chip in the ceiling is me trying to force it in there). 2) I finally managed to wedge it...