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I have replaced bathroom sinks of various types with ceramic style sinks that sit from the top of the vanity cabinet surface. This work best if the before and after sinks both had the faucet holes as part of the sink body itself. Another factor to consider is selecting a new sink that will work within the hole size of the old sink. This can make the ...


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Rather than see the grey water as a problem think of it as helping the planet. What your mother-in-law is doing is similar to composting. As long as the water entering the planter is not from the toilet and doesn't contain animal fat there shouldn't be any cause for alarms. The water and vegetable scraps are readily consumed and absorbed by microbes and ...


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Thank you for the responses. I've discovered that water from that bin is being drained into the street. There IS a pipe that comes from the backyard to the street so the gray water system is making more sense. I thought she was about to be swallowed up by a sinkhole. Gotta figure out what to do about the smell.


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In California where I live, gray water systems are allowed by some localities, but generally only for showers, laundry, and lavatory sinks. Kitchen sinks tend to have grease that is too hard to break down.


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I would recommend to scrape all the caulk then spray bleach solution, let it dry for 24 hours the caulk with a good and mildew resistance caulk.


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Monkey wrench. But on its own will cause damage to the nickel. To avoid damage use a tough rubber lining in between the contact parts. The wrench works by getting the gap to a close enough size as the part you want to un/tighten, when you apply force to the handle, it starts to compress the gap, exerting grip torque while unscrewing in the axis your are ...


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You can often determine the whether the threading is right or left handed by looking closely at the first thread between the edge of the fitting. Your picture is not clear enough to tell this from the photo but this shows where to look. That said it is a pretty good guess that you would turn as shown below to remove. This is the conventional direction for ...


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That looks like a double-ended compression coupling. It is used because most people cannot spin their sinks or houses around to unscrew them. Use a pipe wrench to unscrew both ends of that coupling to gain better access to the pipe.


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A snake has a long reach, 25 feet, 50 feet, and more. So, if a clog is some number of feet into the piping, you may well need a snake. Alternatively, you can try to plunge the drain, forcing the clog along and breaking it up. Alternatively, you can pour boiling water or soap down the drain, to try to dissolve the clog. If you use strong acid (sold for ...


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PVC screw fittings are unscrewed in the counter clockwise direction, but that's in reference to the pipe they are attached to. You may be upside down in some of those connections. The popup drain connection is made to the sink drain tail piece. You don't need to remove this to gain access to the trap below, so it can remain untouched. Note that most clogs ...


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The white "T" fitting is called a push fit connector. The white lip where the 1/4 inch hose goes in needs to be pushed the opposite way that you're pulling the hose...e.g. push it down with one hand and pull the hose with the other. To reconnect you just need to make sure the hose end is nice and straight then push in fully - it will grab.


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This should be achievable by adding a horizontal run from p trap to the drain without digging into your foundation. Horizontal runs must be downwardly sloping at 1/4" drop per 1' run to function properly. Since it sounds like you are only moving 8 inches you shouldn't need to worry about adding a vent line. These are sometimes required by code for long ...



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