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Your sprayer unit is not designed to sit at full system pressure, so the faucet unit that it came with is specially designed to shunt water towards the sprayer hose and head only when the sprayer lever is pressed. The faucet itself has an integral diverter valve to perform this function, it sounds like yours is not working right. All faucet brands use their ...
Floor drains often go to small sumps for diffusion into the soil, since they're just intended to handle occasional spills. For more volume, or for anything you wouldn't want your back-yard garden soaking up, you really want a proper drain connection. (The pipe is for condensate, which is fairly clean and fairly small amounts.)
No. You cannot do that. It is against all rules of common sense, the national building codes of Canada and the US, and almost surely against the local plumbing ordinances you have. A sink needs to be connected to your sanitary sewer. The floor drain will be connected to your storm sewer. If you are in an older home, where they are shared, you could do ...
Use a thick bead of caulk around the sink and some 1/4 brass anchors and screws. Drill hole at every corner of sink and a few in the middle. Use a quarter inch drill bit to drill 1/4 holes in the granite to insert the brass anchors into. Trace sink outline on granite. Apply glue and mount sink and fasten down with anchors and screws. Let it set overnight. It ...
Water won't flow uphill. You need to either raise the input (shallower sink) or lower the output (opening the wall and finding a way to rework the plumbing). This is why it's important to look at the drain height and counter top height plus any difference created with something like a disposal before selecting the sink depth.
WTF is right! So the uneven sink drain is caused by porcelain chunks? If so they can be smoothed or leveled with a stone bit chucked into a drill. I'm unsure why the drain manufacturer doesn't want putty used with the drain? Putty is a neutral and mild sealer with no abrasive nor corrosive properties. Unless they give a specific reason for not using it, I ...
Probably not, unless it's just lightly plugged with a thin flash (eggshell thickness or so) you can break through without breaking the overflow channel (either out to the underside or in to the sink bowl.) If it's a plug of thickness similar to the channel walls, I doubt you'll get through it without going wrong in one of those directions. This should have ...
You should probably replace the trap with a washing machine trap
Normally, in the absence of a laundry sink to route your drain to, a standpipe is used. There are pre-made standpipes available for purchase but I prefer to fashion my own out of larger diameter plastic pipe (PVC or ABS). The standpipe is designed to hold the large volume of discharged water until it can drain down through the trap. Although there are ...
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