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What are these pipes

I have 2 4 inch PVC pipes sticking up about 3 inches above ground in my flower bed, one is capped the other isn't. I ran over the capped one with the lawn mower and every time a toilet was flushed I ...
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How could a hot-cold plumbing crossover spontaneously appear?

OK, this is a weird one. Follow the bouncing ball: I have a tankless water heater I've had problems the last few weeks with the water running lukewarm instead of hot. Someone suggested power-cycling ...
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What is the most efficient process for replacing water heater T&P relief valve and flushing water heater?

A home built in 2007 will come under new ownership. It is unknown whether previous owners maintained the water heater properly. Home inspector said that the water heater temperature and pressure (T&...
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Kitchen faucet sometimes water comes out sometimes noise…I replaced aerator still have issue.Does anyone have a suggestion?

Kitchen faucet sometimes water comes out and then sometimes it trickles out or nothing comes out at all. Took off aerator and water came out without any noise.Put in new aerator and now have same ...
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Why won't hot water come out after turning the water main back on?

If someone turns their water main off to work on a plumbing and toilet problem, why would the cold water come on but no hot water. It doesn't come out at all or it will drip. Why would this be, and ...
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Clean out line and soft ground

I'm trying to purchase a new build by a small builder. My home inspector was impressed with his build saying he did a lot of silent upgrades that were not necessary but a regular home owner would not ...
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Weak flushing, gurgling toilet

I have a toilet that appeared partially stopped up recently and we're not really sure why. The water level eventually resided, but since then the toilet's flush is weak - liquids flush fine but paper ...
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Problem With Sprinkler Backflow Device

I recently moved into a new house. I was trying to test out the sprinkler system. I turned on the sprinkler valve in the utility room. I also turned on the valve on the backflow device (I think - ...
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identifying drainage problems without pulling up the floor

Help. We bought a house 2 yrs ago and remodeled it to within an inch of its life. Both my husband and I have mold allergies. The house is on a slab so we pulled all carpet and put in moisture barrier ...
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tracking down sewer gas smell in bedroom

Ever since moving into our new house roughly a month ago, there's been a distinctive (but not overpowering) sewer gas smell in one of our bedrooms. Some information that may be pertinent: House was ...
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Washlet connector leaks no matter what I do

I'm trying to plumb a Toto Washlet, and unfortunately, my landlord didn't properly connect the shut-off valve for the toilet (the water can't be turned off). So, instead, I thought I'd plumb it from ...
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How can I remove a hot water timer installed by the property owner?

My landlord has just installed a device that cuts hot water supply after 3 min of using hot water. I open the hot water tap and after 3min then water out of the tap run out meaning Nothing comes out ...
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Should the bottom of a shower enclosure be watertight?

I have a newly-installed shower that leaks like crazy. As soon as the water level exceeds the depth of the low-profile tray, I end up with water all over my bathroom floor. Is this gap in the ...
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Can I use a flexible connector for my misaligned shower pipe? [closed]

The water pipe is not aligned with the plastic push fit connection on my new shower. Is there some type of flexible fitting that could be used?
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Kitchen Sink Spray Gun Inquiry

I have had a kitchen spray gun in the past and now I am trying to install one again but am having difficulty. I stopped for sometime and used a soap dispenser in its place. I also replaced the kitchen ...
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Why is the flow from overhead tank merely a trickle?

The height A is 6 ft and B is 2 feet
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Gas hot water heater

Our gas hot water heater is leaking pretty good, should we turn off the water to the tank and should we leave the pilot on or off? We are waiting for the fellow to come and fix it, might not get fixed ...
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Replacing galvanized

I am redoing my basement. My plumber suggest I should change my 3" galvanized steel pipes on my hot water heating system that run across the hole basement for 1" copper pipe. I currently don't have ...
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Run water from under deck to backyard

I have an Outdoor Water Faucet right under the deck which is very hard to reach. So far I have connect a 50ft water hose there permanently but I always shut off from the faucet because it's leaking ...
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WATER PUMP LOW PRESSURE

03S Jet pump that does not give more than 27 psi output, what can be wrong with the pump. I turned off the valve after the pump to check if there is a leak after the pump still same low pressure gage, ...
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Regarding detaching a tube from a valve on the top of a water storage tank

I am trying to perform the tank sanitizing operation for the reverse osmosis system. One of the procedures involves detaching the tube from the valve, as shown in the first figure. The document does ...
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Why does the overflow pipe on a water heater open to the floor?

See here, in a standard home water heater, how there's an overflow pipe which would just dump the extra water on the floor if activated. Why is this? Why does it not go the same way as the drain on a ...
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Do they make 1.5/1.5/2 combo wye (and is that what I need)

Looking to add a bar sink. There is already an existing DWV stack that I believe is dedicated for this (based on location and model homes, etc). This is a diagram of what I'm working with and the ...
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Plumbing issue with Toilet ONLY

The toilet in the Master Bath is NOT clogged but, there is a forceful air compression into the bowl from an exterior source. All other toilets, sinks and showers seem to be unaffected by this issue. ...
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Do I need a dielectric union if replacing galvanized in my crawl space?

I'm in the process of replacing all the galvanized in my house with PEX. The pipe coming into the house from the main is galvanized. I was going to cut it, thread it, and put a Watts pressure ...
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Why is the water bubbling up in my toilet

I have water bubbling in my toilet, it's just happening on its own. Not due to using or recently using high quantities of water such as my washing machine or having a bath/shower. I live in a flat and ...
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Is there such a thing? Wall access panel with a water shutoff -> so I can turn off water to outside spigot in the winter? [closed]

Im looking to see if such thing exists. Nice looking wall access panel with a shutoff ball valve inside -> so I can turn off water to outside spigot in the winter?
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Right way to disassemble radiator piping?

I have an old house with a radiator system, and am needing to take a radiator out. While some of the radiators in my house have nuts on both ends of the radiator, making it easy to remove, this one ...
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How to fix broken plug

My neighbors landscaper has totally mutilated the cleanout plug between our yards that connect to each other. Can I use a brass plug in the ABS pipe, or should I use ABS to ABS. (4" pipe) whatever I ...
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How to fix PVC to PVC leak?

There's a leak in the PVC to PVC connection shown below. The pipe without red-lettering is not securely attached. It rotates slightly and can be pushed in and out slightly as well. I don't believe ...
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Standard Grade and Curb Height for ADA Compliant Shower Floor

I am managing replacement of a bathtub with a walk in shower for my mother in her condo. The HOA is demanding a shower grade of 1 inch per foot which seems far to steep for a person with disabilities. ...
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Plumber's Putty on outside of tub drain is cracking: Replace with same or something better?

This putty is starting to crack and leak onto my basement ceiling. Is this repair as simple as removing old putty and applying new? Or is this practice now (or always has been) frowned upon and is ...
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How to remove plug after Hardiei is installed?

Forgot to remove before installing Hardie and now can't use a wrench or get leverage to remove the plug any auggestions?
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How do I install new ceramic cartridges if the tap seat is too deep?

I've got what appears to be non-standard size taps in my shower: The distance between the seat and the top of the brass is 27mm. Which seams longer than most. I tried to install 3/4 turn ceramic ...
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how to tell if the lines to the water heater are crossed under the house

When you turn on the kitchen water it works fine. But the bathroom we added if you turn the cold water on in the shower,sink, or the washer it runs hot. I think my husband got the lines crossed under ...
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Roof drainage pipe clogged

I have a concrete house and there is a drainage pipe from the roof that seemed clogged. The pipe from the roof top the bottom is within the concrete wall. At the bottom, the pipe comes from three ...
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Leaky Bath Faucet, Old Shower Stems!

I have a slight but regular drip (cold water) in our bathtub, so I decided to take the cold handle off in an attempt to replace the washer. A plumber did this in a different bathroom in our house and ...
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Flexible hose to connect to 2" PVC

I'm setting up a dust collection system in my woodshop. It has lines that I mounted to the wall of 2" outer diameter PVC. I'm trying to connect one end of it to a flexible hose to use as a hand vacuum....
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Dishwasher drain backing up into sink

Just a couple days ago my kitchen sink started to get clogged and now won't drain. My sink is divided into two sections; both will fill up with water. When I run the garbage disposal, the sink with ...
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How to fix leaky plastic to metal adapter?

I have a drain pipe for my 2001 camper, that goes through the bottom of the camper. Attached to the bottom of the plastic hose is a threaded female adapter that rotates 360 degrees: There is a ...
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My OLD bathtub is clogged

I need some help. I have a really old tub, maybe late 1920s tub, It doesn't have a overflow trap/drain and it is clogged. Ive tried a plunger, used a snake (about 25feet of it) and finally used Drano. ...
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How to isolate a baseboard heater circuit, drain, purge?

I am renovating a kitchen and in the process have a need to remove a baseboard heater from a wall that will now occupy cabinets. The removal is straightforward and will take 10 minutes tops. However I ...
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moving electric water heater to old shower cove

doing extensive remodeling of a small (1400 sq ft) house. I want to move the electric water heater to an old shower cove. Getting the wiring there will be easy (its about 5 feet away and all the walls ...
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How far to rough in sink

When roughing in a sink, how far should I extend the 1.5" PVC into the room (i.e. through the drywall). Seems like if it goes past the framing, the drywallers are going to have to cut the hole before ...
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Hot water and cold water switched in shower

I recently bought a house and in the master bathroom the hot and cold water seem to be reversed. When I turn the dial left, the hot water comes out first with very little pressure. As you continue ...
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Cheapest way of adapting G1/4 sensor to 1/2" NPT

I'm in the research stage of building an RO system for an RV, relatively cheaply. I live in the U.S. The membrane housing has 1/2" FNPT for water intake, and I would like to connect a pressure sensor ...
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Can I split off a pipe to create an additional faucet in my basement?

I've been madly googling this question, but either this is not a thing anybody does or I can't find the words to express it well enough to get an answer. I have a home hydroponics setup for growing ...
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Stinky air when I turn on the bathroom faucet…what is causing it? [duplicate]

The sink is pretty close to the toilet...about 2 feet away. I've noticed that often times when I turn on the faucet (either hot or cold), I smell a sewer kind of smell. What could be causing it? I ...
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Best configuration for an outdoor hose extension

I created a hose extension simply using ordinary garden hose attached from the house spigot to a spigot mounted to a vinyl fence post. After 2 years, the garden hose has burst and I'm looking to find ...
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Why is water coming out of my toilet bowls? [closed]

I live in a trailer in Alaska. There is water coming out of the toilet bowls. At first it was clear, and I don't know if it because we are washing laundry at the same time as trying to unplug the ...