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Selling this classic, vintage farm style sink.

Has 2 sections of different depths each with own drain.
The exterior is in really good shape- a few scuffs or nicks, but overall a nice bright white exterior- this is not one of those old ones that needs to be reglazed or anything. It was stored in basement so needs to be cosmetically cleaned up a bit- any discoloration in photo is just surface dust/dirt.

Dimensions are 41″ wide, 24.75″ front to back, and 8″ deep on one side and 13″ deep in the other basin.

This is a beautiful sink- it is solid cast iron underneath that pretty white exterior so it is heavy.
But here’s the best part— if you come by and like it, I’ll even deliver it to your curb for free. Or you can always swing by and grab it yourself- it’s on ground floor with no stairs and you can back your car up inches from it. Asking $250 OBO. Email abccity at gmail . com if interested or for more photos.

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I installed a new toilet seat last night. Putting the new seat on took 5 minutes; removing the old one took almost three hours! The toilet is from 1899, but I don’t think that matters since the seat was only about 3 or 4 years old. I couldn’t budge one of the plastic nuts at all and the other stuck after a few turns. I ended up taking a hack saw to the blot where the plastic nut had moved a little. That was very slow work because of limited clearance. The other plastic nut didn’t move enough to let me get my hack saw in place, so I slowly scraped it off with a very small chisel.

Before I put the new seat on I remembered reading a recommendation years ago to coat the bolts wit petroleum jelly so that they could be removed easily.Hopefully THAT will work and it’ll only take 10 minutes when it’s time to change the seat again. In any case, it couldn’t hurt and I recommend it to all DIYers.

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Hi… this flush mechanism does not work well at all. The super already replaced a part inside the round thing on top, but it makes no difference. Most of the time the handle will not engage in any water releasing activity… Should I replace the entire flush mechanism or the entire toilet? What would that cost and can you recommend somebody for what I think is a small job?

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We had to give up bath tub when we renovate. After 3 years later, I have to have bath tub back to my life. Have anyone installed bath tub to your shower room? Our shower room is tiled all over. Easily done? Please share your experience with me. thank you

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Hi all, I have to chose the thermostat, I need 4, one on each floor. Any suggestions,? Did anybody try the model with Wifi connection so you can program while you are away? Can you connect to all 4?
Thanks

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We are moving into a new build apartment with washer/dryer hookups (while we continue to look for the right place to buy). The landlord says we need to use a licensed plumber to connect a washer and dryer, which seems overkill to me. Any thoughts on what this will cost?

I need to decide if I should challenge them or not.

Many thanks!

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I know it’s been addressed before but what are the pros & cons of ‘on demand’ hot water heaters? Are they complicated to install? Need major modification of existing plumbing where there’s been a normal gas tank?

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I have a 24-year-old Eljer faucet. It leaks from where the little springs/washers are. I can make either the hot or the cold stop leaking but not both. Can’t find exact replacements – should a plumber be able to fix it?

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OK, as a follow-up to my previous underground gas-line questions, we’ve decided to go with the mill-wrapped pipe (thanks Master Plvmber!). But after calling a bunch of Brooklyn plumbing supply stores I’m beginning to think it doesn’t exist. Anyone know where to find 30′ of the stuff ASAP?

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Question about running a gas pipe under a backyard for a grill: if the pipe will be inside of a larger pvc pipe that was previously run as a chase, do you still need to use the special kind of gas pipe for underground work, or will normal gas pipe suffice since technically the pipe won’t be in the ground, touching soil?