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Can you provide any pictures or a more detailed description? I presume these are normal threads and you are trying to turn the wrench counter-clockwise to loosen, right? :-) It sounds like there may be corrosion involved, which will make it difficult to loosen. It could also be good old-fashioned pipe-dope that is thoroughly set and hardened. A longer ...


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Fish it out. A piece of gum (or tape) on the end of a stick might work, as might a clipped coat hanger with a 90° hook at one end.


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Trim the tailpiece to fit. A pipe cutter would be a bit more suitable than a hacksaw, but if you only have a hacksaw, just clean up well with a file after sawing. New tailpieces come quite long so they can be trimmed to fit.


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1, 2, 4 or the variant of 4 that is a raised perforated pipe; or the variant of 1 & 4 that is cutting a hole for a large filter-basket below the current floor level - but you probably don't need to "clean it every time it rains" - in all liklihood, checking it once a week or so and cleaning it as needed will suffice, with a possible need to check more in ...


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Had same problem this winter, heat man installed vent in plentium to blow on drain pipe. Installed T joint above drain end so if freeze occurs it would drain in crawl space.seems to have worked well !!Open or close vent as needed.


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This is simple to test. The typical faucets on one of those tubs let water absolutely gush out; there is no resistance. Likewise, your outside spigot for a hose has no resistance. If we assume the pipe size to your sink and the pipe size to your hose spigot are the same: Get a 5 gallon bucket and stopwatch Time how long it takes to fill the bucket up ...


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Typical of a condensate drain, I'd be surprised if you can't trace the thing back inside and see where it connects (run something stiff-but-flexible up the pipe and listen inside if not otherwise obvious.) Might be from an A/C unit, a condensing furnace or hot water heater, etc. In freezing climates safety overflows are normally prohibited from a placement ...


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A pipe like this is often a safety overflow from a central heating boiler. I had the same problem, dripping cold water from a pipe like that in a new built house. It was eventually traced to a wrongly fitted safety valve on the expansion tank beside the gas boiler. I was told by the plumber that, if left, the heating pump would eventually fail. After ...


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If you only notice it draining when the air conditioning cooling unit is on, my guess would be it is the condensate drain for the evaporator coil.


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Condensing furnaces are designed to be installed ONLY IN A CONDITIONED SPACE. Whoever installed one in an attic might need to get qualified to do heating work. Get the specific manual for the unit and see if there was something special that was supposed to be done to allow for that unit to be installed where it was subject to freezing temps. Again, the ...



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