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: Terry, Do you know of any retailers in the Illinois/St.Louis area that might sell Western brand toilets? Thanks in advance.
: Terry, Do you know of any retailers in the Portland, OR area that might sell Western or Toto brand toilets? I need to replace a toilet and from what Ive read they sound like winners. Why are they so hard to find? Thanks in advance.John, Both Toto and Western are sold by plumbing contractors. The local plumbers in Portland should have access to them. I have also heard that A-Ball Plumbing in Portland may carry them.http://www.a-ball.com
Hello, I have just purchased a home which was built in 1965. There are 3 toilets which are CASE one piece wall hung water closets with a rather low tank height. These are in different colors, but color is not a major concern. One of them is broken. A plumber tells me that this model is no longer in production & because the mounting is unique, would also have to be redone. A very costly job. Is it possible to get these toilets, either new or used? (I am in the Chiago area.) thank you for your help G Kraus
Terry: I visited Japan for a month this summer and was sold on the Toto toilet/bidet combinations. Where can I find them in the San Jose/Santa Cruz Ca. area and what is there cost range? Hope to hear from you.
: Terry: I visited Japan for a month this summer and was : sold on the Toto toilet/bidet combinations. Where can I : find them in the San Jose/Santa Cruz Ca. area and what is : there cost range? Hope to hear from you.Mark, The one-piece toilets start at $319 for the Ultimate, $379 for the Ultramax. Shipping would be $50 to San Jose.I sell the Bidet seats, Zoe Washlet SW804 for $399 plus shipping. I sell four brands of Bidet seats that I ship UPS for $17Toto Zoe $399, $499 Panasonic Intimist $599, $699 Nais $799 Daelim Cleanlet Bidet $599Terry
We just built a house and used the Toto CST853S. We got them at Geo. Morlan Plumbing in Tigard. (With 4 small children who are apt to flush who knows what, this was a very important decision for us.) They work great!!! Happy flushing.
A Toto rep called me recently about replacing a Toto toilet in my home; unfortunately, i neglected to get his name…the plumber has not followed up, so need local reps name or at least the phone no., please…Phoenix-Scottsdale area…thanks!
Is there a dealer in or near Salisbury,NC
You need to know how much water is discharged during the backwash cycle, and also the type of unit it is may kill bacteria in your septic tank. Check with your local agency that deals with enviromental health.
: I need to replace an existing 50 gal electric hot water heater, what is a good efficient make and model to go with?If you go to the Links page on my website there are links to various sites that may help you such as the department of energy and the California Energy Commission that have tips on buying new water heaters.Bill
The shape of the tank is immaterial. The capacity determines how well your system operates. Also, replace it with a bladder tank for better operation.: I need to replace a galvanized deep well tank. Can I replace a tall tank with a short tank to save space?
: I have this smell that comes from the sink in our bedroom. Awhile back we had a cloge so I used a plunger….While doing this, all this black scum like stuff emerged from the area behind the sink..the overspill area. The plunger stirred up all this stuff…most of it gone but the remaing stuff still smells and after awhile is builds up again. What is this stuff?? Is it caused by my wifes makeup? a Soap? What can one use to get rid of this scum? Please help, : Thanks, : JohnIts caused by all of the above, use a chlorine based cleaner to remove it all. Pour it in the sink waste and let it sit for as long as possible.DISCLAIMERAll advice is given with-out seeing the job, and hence all advice MUST be taken as advice with limited knowledge on the exact situation. NO responsibility can or will be taken. And yes, I am a licensed plumber with my own business in Brisbane Australia
: My 3 year old Mor-flo hot water tank began leaking from the pressure relief valve at the rate of about a gallon a day. I replaced the pressure relief valve twice and was told I needed a new water pressure regulator. I replaced the regulator and set the presssure at 50# with a gauge. The tank was still leaking. I was able to get the store to replace the tank, but the guy told me it would keep happening because with the valve being on the side of the tank it is more sensitive to pressure and that is just the way they are. : Is this true? Do I have to live with this leak and just keep a bucket there? If so, why dont they just provide a bucket when you buy the tank? Any info would be appreciated.Well this is a new one……….. I have never heard this before …….. probably the guy in the store hadnt either until he told you …….. if it seemed you believed him he is probably telling EVERYONE now …… perhaps I have lead a sheltered life during my 40+ years in this game but it sounds like BS to me …….. all valves will leak a bit untill the expansion in the tank takes up as the water heats but when the temperature is up and the thermostat shuts down the heat source you should not loose any water….. however when you draw water off the stored water is cooled by the NEW water entering the tank and the expansion starts again …….. so the cycle depends a bit on use and thermostat setting …….good luck.
Does your water system have a thermal expansion tank? If so, maybe it needs to be recharged with air. [These tanks are about the size of a football and are typically located near the water heater on the cold water line]. Some cities, to be in compliance with the Clean Water Act, are retrofitting backflow prevention valves at the meter. This prevents expansion of water (from your water heater) from backing up into the main supply lines in the street.sytemin the system of your house from being pushed back (due to thermal expansion of the water in your water heater) into the main water system. Unfortunately, this will cause a pressure rise in the closed loop system of your house and the T&P vlave of the water heater is the release point. Perhaps the incoming water pressure is high already (100psig or more?) A little thermal expansion could easily push the the pressure over the limit of the T&P valve. Perhaps a pressure regulator on the main water line to reduce to 80 psig and/or installation of t a thermal expansion tank if you don;t already have one. [But never install a higher pressure rated T&P valve!)
: My 3 year old Mor-flo hot water tank began leaking from the pressure relief valve at the rate of about a gallon a day. I replaced the pressure relief valve twice and was told I needed a new water pressure regulator. I replaced the regulator and set the presssure at 50# with a gauge. The tank was still leaking. I was able to get the store to replace the tank, but the guy told me it would keep happening because with the valve being on the side of the tank it is more sensitive to pressure and that is just the way they are. : Is this true? Do I have to live with this leak and just keep a bucket there? If so, why dont they just provide a bucket when you buy the tank? Any info would be appreciated.All hot water systems expand during heating, a mains pressure unit looses 3-5% of its volume during this time. when the element turns off the valve stops leaking. If you prefer the explaination of the store guy, i have a loverly bridge for sale