Plastic Shims

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  1. Brian Smith

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    Maybe I am the last one to figure this out, but...... one of the many things that goes missing in my shop area are plastic shims. I now buy them at my local hardware store. Look in the plumbing aisle for Toilet Shims. Easy, peasy.
     
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    What do you use then for? I can't recall ever needing one.
     
  3. Uhralt

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    To fasten a wobbly toilet bowl when the floor isn't totally flat.

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  4. wow

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    LOL! I have some I use in plumbing in my rent houses but I have never thought of using them in clock repair. Brian, do you use them for wobbly grandfather clocks?
     
  5. Brian Smith

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    Wobbly tall case clocks; wobbly movement holders, adjusting tall case movements within the their case (adjusting the beat); holding the bottom of a cuckoo away from the wall. Squishing ants, etc.
     
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