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Need some help figuring out why my toilet keeps running.

Need some help figuring out why my toilet keeps running. Have replaced the flapper unit and initially appears to be fine but slowly starts running. Help?

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We recently purchased an 18-year-old home in central

We recently purchased an 18-year-old home in central Florida. Shortly after moving in, one shower drain backed up followed by two toilets that wouldn't flush. A plumber was called in and snaked the line from the main clean-out to the furthest clean-out (outside a wall of the master bathroom). Nothing was retrieved, and the shower and toilets then functioned fine. Several days later the same problem recurred. A different plumber/plumbing company snaked the same line from the opposite direction and encountered a soft blockage. The line was then snaked from the main clean-out back to the furthest clean-out with a root cutter head. Nothing more came out. However, the drainage when viewed from from the main clean-out appeared to alternate between surges and small flows. Double flushing was recommended with the option of camera work should the line clog again. Although we have not yet had further drainage issues, we proceeded to have the camera work done to proactively find out if there are any serious issues present. The report stated that a camera of the main sewer line was run from the clean-out back under the house. Approximately a 10-15 foot section of line under a central portion of the house is flat. The remainder of lines have good pitch and shape. The line out to the street is good (and quite steep). As the system is currently functioning, the only recommendation made was to use a lighter ply of toilet paper accompanied with double flushing--and to possibly install power-assisted toilets at the far end of the sewer line. I certainly don't want to make a mountain out of a molehill--nor incur a significant expense to replace a sewer line (beneath a concrete slab) at the appropriate pitch--if the different toilet paper or power assisted toilets will keep our sewer line from backing up. However, I need a sanity check. Your thoughts?

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I'm having my house entirely repiped, it's fairly small and

I'm having my house entirely repiped, it's fairly small and most of the plumbing is in one area (bathroom, laundry room, kitchen w/dishwasher, water heater, two hose bibs). The cost is $4800 + tax not including the patching.I am thinking of adding one more job on, could you give me some rough idea of how much extra it might cost? The job would be two switch the position of my toilet and sink, they're about 4 feet apart.

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It just rained hard. I have a basement where the drain

It just rained hard. I have a basement where the drain for my washing machine backed up and it smelled like sewage.Any reason why this would occur.I just had my cesspool drained.

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Replacing a tub with a shower. Shower drain is 2" and tub

replacing a tub with a shower. Shower drain is 2" and tub was 1 1/2". I need to tie in the 2" line into it and my question is at which point is it best to make the reduction. Just under the tub drain and before the 1 1/2P trap? Or perhaps after the P trap where the 1 1/2 in line takes a vertical turn downward? The further back down the drain line I go the more difficult it becomes to access it.

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I have a numi that wont flush everything else seems to work

I have a numi that wont flush everything else seems to worki have unplugged it and let it resetstill doesnt work it wil flush by itself when the power comes back up

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I had a plumber install the toilet flange too gh tile floor

I had a plumber install the toilet flange too high for the tile floor I put in, so I cut off the flange and trimmed the pipe flush with the tile and used a hole saw to bore out the old flange.I now have a 4" wide hole, but I was kind of messy with the hole saw and the new flange is not that snug in the hole. It isn't LOOSE per-se, but it drops down easily into the hole. Should I attempt to glue it to the pipe? Or do I need to get a "repair" flange?

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Need some advice on a toilet that is flushing

Need some advice on a toilet that is flushing inconsistently.I replaced the 6 year old stock flapper in an American Standard Toilet with a new adjustable fluidmaster version and it seemed to work well for about 3 days.Now it's sporadic, quickly depressing the handle and letting go sometimes works, holding it down for the full flush sometimes works, and holding it half way through the flush and then releasing sometimes works.This flapper has no float at allAny ideas on how to improve?

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I live in a cape modular with copper lines. Have three full

I live in a cape cod modular with copper lines. Have three full baths. The pipes just started rattling horribly( like a machine gun) only after I flush the master bath toilet and just as the tank shuts off from filling. No other water supply causes the rattling, only the one toilet downstairs. Any ideas?

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