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Washer stand pipe and floor drain question

I imagine this is a common setup. My questions concern how the standpipe and the floor drain are trapped and connected to the sewer line. Can I know with any certain how these are connected under the ...
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Can I install a sink that drains into this floor drain?

I would like to install a sink in my basement but the only drain that is close to it is being used for the HVAC. Can I use this existing drain for the sink as well? This is roughly how the drain is ...
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Water in kitchen sink smells

Started happening about 3 weeks ago. I have run the HOT water, put it in a glass and waited a couple of minutes: NO SMELL. I ran the cold water and put it in a glass and waited...NO SMELL I have a ...
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Running PEX lines

My floor joists do have pre-cut knockouts - however the joists are not all lined up so the holes vary. I need to run a few lines perpendicular to my joists. I am thinking about drilling holes near ...
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Mortar in my shower

Can I use muriatic acid to get mortar in my shower drain I got mortar in drain while doing my shower. Help me. Someone said that muriatic acid eats it up.???? Lol
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How do I remove or cut a sewer pipe at edge of our basement slab?

What's the best way to remove the unused sewer / storm-drain pipe in the attached picture? It's coming up through the edge of our basement slab where it meets the foundation wall? We want to remove ...
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DWV insert pipe into run

I would like to insert some short lengths of 3" copper into a DWV main line that is made of PVC. I will be wrapping soft copper around these short lengths and running the cold water feed for the ...
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Mini Split condensate pump to condensate drain

I'm working out the details of my Mini split. I know by code I have to have it connected to a 3/4" condensate line going outside. The Mini Split's air handler is located on an inside room where I'm ...
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Can my water heater's relief valve discharge line and drain pan line merge into a common pipe?

Currently, I only have a T&P relief discharge line that runs down to just above the pedestal and out through the exterior wall. I would like to install a drain pan under the water heater. I want ...
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Do I have to periodically pour water down my basement floor drain to maintain the p-trap water seal?

There is a sewer smell coming from my basement. There are only a couple entries to the sewer in the basement: A laundry sink that acts as the drain for a water softener (which regenerates every few ...
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What prevents overflow in this system? [closed]

I recently looked at this cooling system in a research lab. The heat exchanger (with chilled water hook-ups, not shown) pumps fluid over a wall to a heat load. A transparent hose is attached to ...
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How do I get the top off this tap?

My kitchen tap has a ball joint at the top, which has sprung a small but steady leak - water drizzles out when the tap is turned off. I presume the problem is either down to a perished rubber seal ...
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Toilet supply line leaking at toilet connection

I turned off the water supply valve to my toilet (a push-pull type with the supply line crimped on) and disconnected the water supply line from the toilet (the other side does not come off apparently ...
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Sink overflow drain not cast all the way through

I have two sinks which are part of the countertop (single unit/casting). One sink is perfect. The other has never had a working overflow. I thought it was clogged but it appears that the overflow hole ...
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Reducing a 3/4“ Male Flare to a 1/2” Male Flare

I currently have 1/2" hose and female flare fittings that I need to connect to a larger 3/4" flare. I went to a local plumbing supply store and the set of parts they gave me seems a little excessive ...
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How to fix kitchen faucet turning itself off?

The flow of my kitchen faucet keep drooping down and thus turns off the tap by itself. What is the solution? Does the ceramic disc needs changing?
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annoying vibration, deep humming noise in home

What in my home could possibly vibrate and/or make a very low humming noise? I have been driven mad by a low droning vibration type noise for nearly two years. I have gone through testing various ...
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Access 2nd-story burst hydronic pipe through ceiling or floor?

We had a freeze which caused one or more bursts in our hydronic heating system pipes. We know that there is one burst in a radiator, but there may be others, according to the contractors. If there is ...
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Hook up between sink basket and P-trap

Redid kitchen; deeper sink now. Only about 1 1/2 " to 2" between sink basket and P-trap. I need tail pipe with flange for dishwasher hook up? Is there any other place I can attach dishwasher drain? I ...
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Under sink drain vent odors

I work in maintenance at a home for abused, neglected, etc children. We have 20 bathroom sinks (4 sinks per house with 5 houses) this facility was built 6 years ago. All the sinks use an under sink ...
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Toilet Still Gurgling

Three months ago when we moved into our home, the toilet started gurgling so we had septic tank pumped, and drainline from house to septic cleaned out. Two months ago, happened again, so we tried a ...
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Sealing the top of an appliance trap

I have a washing machine which is plumbed into the drain with a standard sort of appliance trap: http://www.screwfix.com/p/mcalpine-appliance-trap-40mm-white/81714 There's a nozzle for the ...
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what connection to use for drain

I have a 3" drain running horizontal. I will have a new 2" drain running horizontal to just above the 3" drain at an angle and need to connect them together. I assume I shouldn't use a regular T ...
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Is a P-Trap needed for dishwasher return line?

Currently my kitchen Plumbing is torn apart. I had new countertops installed and the plumber came today and said the top gas cap ((?) protecter from fumes I'm assuming) no longer fit and CUT it off. ...
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Dehumidifier - proper drain technique/setup?

I have a dehumidifier in my crawlspace draining into the kitchen drain pipe. The hose recently became plugged, and I think it was due to gunk growing and filling the hose from the kitchen drain. Is ...
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Toilet bubbles and gurgles after capping vent stack

We had a bad wax ring on the toilet so we replaced that, then we decided to replace the toilet with a newer model. Now the toilet doesn't flush right--sometimes we have to flush it a couples of times ...
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More plumbing issues

Ok, so we broke down and called a plumber: vent stack had a major block and when that didn't stop the gurgling in our toilet, plumber installed secondary vent under bathroom sink. The gurgling stopped ...
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How far is it recommended for pipework to be from electrical sockets and switches?

I need to know when radiator pipes are buried into wall,how far are legal requirements stating pipes need to be from electrical sockets and switches? also what is the minimal depth an internal ...
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pressure loss going from 1“ supply to 3/4” supply to home, 120 feet length

Just replaced last 120 feet of home water supply line. Old line was 1" galvanized, new line is 3/4" PEX. Lines are six feet underground here in our mountain location and must feed upstairs bathroom ...
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Do I need an air admittance valve for my basement shower?

I've been trying to figure out why my water in my shower drain doesn't flow through the elbow. When I turn the elbow sideways the water flows correctly but sewer gasses emits out the empty elbow ...
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why has the cold water stopped working in two different sinks but run on the same system?

I have an upper apartment that has no cold water in the kitchen sink. The lower apartment has no cold water in the bathroom shower. Both systems come off of the same main.
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Should the covers on sewage drainage pipes be airtight?

Should the caps on the sewage drainage pipes outside be airtight? We've had a little back-up (vent related, it looks like) and I loosened the caps in case water couldn't drain fast enough, so overflow ...
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Plumbing issues [duplicate]

My husband and I bought a house in July. During the home inspection, water was run for upwards of 20 minutes with no issues noted. When we moved in August 1st, we instantly noticed issues with the ...
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Washing Machine overflows the exit drain

I would like to know why my washing Machine will overflow the exit drain (PVC pipe) that is connected to the wall in my home. The drain is not clogged because this is happening at our second home with ...
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Copper failing under the house

I am in a 10 year old house. Custom built, very nice home. Twice in the last year, have encountered a leak under the slab. The first time about a year ago, I agreed to have the lines rerouted ...
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Installing well water for house and garden use

I have plumbed in the well water to the house, this works, I have fitted a tee on the the main return to feed the two stand pipes at the garden. When I try to demand water through the hose there us no ...
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Uncertain about sudden changes in water pressure

Dilemma I have two showers; one upstairs and one downstairs. Tonight, both showers had low water pressure - but the sink water pressure seemed normal. I have checked around the house and no water ...
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Problem with Delata Monitor Pressure Balance Valve in Shower/Tub Fixture

I replaced a leaking pressure balance valve with a matching new one: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Delta-17-Series-Monitor-Tub-and-Shower-Cartridge-RP32104/203170087 I changed all the springs and ...
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Bad taste, smell (hot water) at bathroom faucet

New hot water heater installed on Monday; the following day, the hot water line to bathroom faucet began to leak (badly corroded; badly corroded brass p trap as well). Faucet was replaced but there ...
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Pivot Rod is Stuck

I have removed the pivot nut, to work on my sink, but the the rod will not come out. All the instructions I have seen just say pull it out. I have tried twisting the stopper, unscrewing the rod, to ...
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Removing the handle from this type of faucet/tap

I have this type of washing machine faucet/tap in my apartment. Any idea how to remove the handle? There isnt any screw on top(after removal of the sticker), by the side, or back of the handle. Is ...
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Drain gurgling due to blocked sewer pipe?

Sanity check here. According to multiple plumbers over the years, I have a sag in the sewer line between my house and the main street line. Water stands there, and eventually enough stuff collects ...
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How to fix a poor plumbing installation resulting in severe odor problems?

After reading this related question and check that the wax seal is ok, I assume I have a problem with the trap, but where's the trap? The outline of the plumbing in my home (a bit simplified) is like ...
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Changing pressure of well only by pressure switch?

We have 2 20 gal pressure tanks and a 40 / 60 Square D pressure switch. I was talking to my well installer and he said they typically set the tanks to 20psi and regulate the pressure only by the ...
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Unclog grout PVC pipe

Grout was poured down shower drain. Screw to drain cover broken off. PVC shower pipes. Looks like grout is up to about 2.5 in from drain cover. How can I got about trying to fix this
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Bathroom hot water issue

We just did a small bathroom remodel. The sink and the bathtub are connected to the same hot water line. Now I am not getting any hot water in the bathtub but the sink has hot water. The plumber did ...
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Danger overflow

My downstairs toilet for the second time has just overflowed with backup. I have changed the toilet and poured draino down it last time. My upstairs toilets are fine, my sinks downstairs are fine. ...
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Acceptable tension on copper piping?

Earlier this week I had a plumber rough in valve/piping for a shower renovation. Since then, I have decided to go back and redo the walls (long, long story) and, as a result, the final finished wall ...
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How to fix a huge gap between tub faucet and tile

We just moved into an old house and two of the tub faucets have huge gaps from the tile as pictured below. This is something that I feel needs to be addressed right away to prevent shower water from ...
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Sharing waste of washing machine with sink

Is the plumbing below fine? The part in red comes from behind a brick wall and the height on the exit pipe is at 50 cm, therefore, to avoid having to break the wall and redoing part of the plumbing ...