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Is tightening this nut impossible?

There is water dripping out of the part of the t-valve adapter connected to the toilet tank. The angle required to tighten the bolt with a tool makes it (seemingly) impossible. Wrench? Not enough ...
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is there a more clean way of installing a refrigerator water line?

Quick back story. My refrigerator sits in an alcove and is getting is getting surrounding cabinets. I ripped out the sheetrock behind it, and plan on replacing it with 3/4 plywood to make the ...
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Installing slide shower rail outlet elbow

I bought this shower and wondering the best way to install the outlet elbow. There is currently one in the shower but it doesn't seem fixed to the back well or probably at all. I have full access ...
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PEX Plastic fitting

Can I use a copper clamp ring which has F1807 written on it with a plastic (poly) fitting? It seems like F1807 should only be used with brass (as ASTM states). I understand ASTM F2159 describes copper ...
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Name of sacrificial plastic chain link/carabiner/loop "insert" which reduces friction

I've seen these small round plastic inserts on swing/hammock hanging kits. Anyone know what they are called so that I can search where to buy them? Or perhaps what material they are typically made ...
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How do I Loosen a Stuck Threaded Brass Fitting?

I’m about to replace some of the brass water pipes to PEX in my basement. I bought an adapter fitting at a plumbing supply store(picture 1) and cut the cold water pipe(picture 2). I tried to remove ...
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Loose window sills indoors in a UK home

We're considering a home purchase. It's lovely, but there are problems with a number of the windows. Interior, the windows in question have loose wooden window sills. When I say loose, pushing down on ...
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What kind of light bulb fitting is this?

I have a ceiling light in my apartment which hasn’t had a bulb fitted in the last three years. I can’t for the life of me figure out what kind of fitting this is. It has one main rectangular fitting, ...
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Water pipes come through the floor too far from the wall for the vanity cutout

I'm fitting a vanity unit, but the water pipes and drain are too far from the wall (coming out of the ground). How do I move/adjust/fix the pipes, so the unit fits tight to the wall?
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Will a sharkbite fitting fail catastrophically?

About a year and a half ago, a plumber replaced a 3 foot section of copper pipe that had developed a pinhole leak. He put in a replacement section using sharkbite fittings because both ends of the ...
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special key wrench for spin-down filter's brass 3/4" MNPT fitting that lacks wrench flats?

We've had a lot of sediment in the water after this past month's flooding. Water pressure also jumped to 100psi. The Water Authority had to shut down a plant and reroute the system through some ...
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Connect 3/8-16 bolts at 90 degrees

I'm finding that I am needing to connect two standard 3/8-16 (coarse) bolts at a 90 degree angle for mounting, like an elbow fitting would do. I need to be able to thread them in individually, because ...
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How to unscrew this water pipe fitting?

I am installing a new faucet in my bathroom... I have to replace water lines but i can't seem to get rid of the old water line . The closest thing that i found online is called shark bite fitting, but ...
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How to connect gas line for stove to unknown fitting

We have installed a new gas cooktop. I am connecting the 1/2” gas line. I have the flexible line connected to the cooktop pressure regulator. Coming from the wall, we have 3/4” threaded black pipe, ...
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Remove plastic fitting with teeth from copper pipe

I am trying to change my shower arm, and have come into some trouble. The current pipe has a fitting like the one pictured stuck on it - I’ve pulled and pulled but it will not come off, I assume the ...
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Can I safely attach new fittings to an older PEX A line?

I have a 10yr old "PEX A" line (red, 1/2", "potable," "100PSI") running to my rear hose bib. I'd like to install a tee in this existing line and run a branch to the ...
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In the attached picture is 9/16" referring to the compression fitting end's internal diameter? What 90 pushin should I buy to work with this hose?

I need to buy a 90 push in that has male NPT that matches this below hose end. I am not sure what to buy and if the 23-9/16" means 23" long hose and 9/16"ID for the compression fitting ...
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Equivalent of union for rigid conduit installation?

As everyone who's ever done some plumbing knows, every fitting goes together clockwise. The more pipe you run, or the more complicated your geometry is, the more likely it is you'll end up with ...
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Size of outlet on my hot water valve for dishwasher supply

I'm trying to figure out how to hook my hot water supply up to my new bosch 500 dishwasher. I have this hose, which does fit the dishwasher: And attached are images of the hot water shutoff valve ...
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SLB gaskets: water tight?

I bought 2 cast aluminium SLBs (1-1/4") for conduit from the same big box store the other day. They had 2 different gaskets in the removable cover however. One was the common black rubber/...
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Does a copper or brass 1/2 or 3/4 to GHT fitting exist? [closed]

I have been searching for this for some time and maybe someone else has seen one. I am looking for a normal 1/2 or 3/4 sweat to 3/4 male GHT (garden hose threaded) fitting, needs to be brass or copper....
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What is causing these water heater pipes to rust/corrode?

This water heater was replaced by a plumber 4-5 years ago. Within about a year, all the new connections were rusting/corroding. Did the plumber not sufficiently tighten the fittings? Is this perhaps ...
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Is there a Plastic Barb to PVC Pipe pipe fitting?

I'm using this Diaphragm Pump that I bought online for a certain project, and I want to attach the inlet and outlets of this diaphragm pump to a PVC pipe. I think that Barb Outlets are supposed to be ...
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garbage disposal relocation

Complete newbie to DIY-ing as well as Plumbing. My wife and I decided to upgrade our kitchen sink and we chose a single basin, 9" deep model. I've been reading a lot on plumbing best practices ...
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Brass/plastic part to keep toilet seat lid from lying back too far

I have at times seen toilet seats fitted with what could be called a backstop that prevents the seat lid from resting against the toilet tank lid or otherwise traveling too far back. I've seen them on ...
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How to change waste pipe fitting with a small amount of male pipe to work with?

I'm adding a 4th bathroom to my home and need to update the waste pipe going to the septic tank from 3" to 4". The pipe coming out of the foundation immediately transitions from 4" to 3&...
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Burying PEX Pipe in the ground

Revised: September 27, 2020 @ 4:30 PM. Background Information This is an existing installation by a national builder. I had to dig up this section for another reason and found a PEX splice. I wanted ...
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Am I using the correct ABS fittings in my final design?

This is the last installment of a long design and learning process. Thanks to all of you who helped me on my way to this point. Below is the final solution and I would like to check with you if I ...
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How to remove cover/surrounding area of button

I want to replace the button encircled red But i don't know how to remove the cover/surrounding area Where should i insert my flat screw driver to remove the cover?
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Trying to replace pendant light fitting to a chandelier light

Can anyone help and advise how this setup is working without a switch live as I am trying to label these so I can easily put them in connectors so I can install my chandelier but unable to do it ...
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Identification of a fitting which will hold a small rod

I need a fitting that screws in on both sides like a pillow block, is made of plastic and will receive a rod of 1/4" diameter. In other words the rod would just snap into the fitting and be held ...
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What is the purpose of prohibiting union coupler in concealed area?

I was reading about natural gas union coupler and left-right coupling vis a vis concealed locations. Setting aside the seemingly mixed regs around the country regarding usage/prohibition of them, in ...
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What is this screw doing on the gas pipe nipple?

What is the screw, on the gas meter nipple, for? Also, is that nipple black pipe painted grey? or not black pipe? sorry for out-of-focus image.
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after fitting a new light, it will not turn off at the switch, my wiring is brown, blue ang yellow/green

I never took a picture of how the previous fitting was connected. However there are three grey cables, each containing a brown, a blue and yellow/green. the earth wires are connected together, has are ...
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Remove 1.5” spa pipe fitting from PVC pipe WITHOUT damaging pipe

Have a 1.5” compression collar for a spa circulation pump. Whoever installed it crushed the shoulder behind the “O” ring. Need to remove it without having to buy a “pipe parana” for $140. Have to ...
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What should the difference of inner to outer diameter of two pipes be to ensure one fits snugly within another? [closed]

One pipe is brass and the other is going to be made out of a hard plastic, probably acetal. I'm looking to be able to slide the acetal fitting over the the brass and have it snug enough so it doesn't ...
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Why won't a 5/8" compression fitting with a ferrule integrated in the nut fit onto 1/2” copper pipe?

I bought a coupling to transition from a brass 1/2” FIP (female iron pipe) to 1/2” copper pipe. The only compression fittings that the store had did not have the traditional independent ferrule that I ...
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How to move these disposal discharge connections?

I will need to replace my 10+ year old garbage disposal (How to repair a slow leak in sink food disposal, at discharge). The mfg help line says the model 17 I have is obsolete and the replacement is ...
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Cannot fit in the new rain shower head

I just bought a shower head from Amazon (Chinese seller I think). As soon as I received it I removed the old one and tried fitting it in. But it cannot be screwed in. The diameter seem identical to ...
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Is it OK to extend furnace gas pipe to the other side of the house (traversal) to connect a barbeque?

I am doing some reno work and I will be opening up the ceiling above an area that would be traversed by an extension of the gas pipe if that could be used to feed a barbeque (winter time and summer ...
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How should I attach heavy floating shelves to hollow plasterboard walls?

I have the following shelves, intended to be floating shelves, that we want to attach to our kitchen walls. The walls are hollow plasterboard, with no studs where we want to put these shelves. They ...
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How is a pipe nipple's length measured?

Like many items which have "trade sizes" it seems a little ambiguous what the length of a pipe nipple actually means. For instance, if I see a 4" pipe nipple advertised, what portion of the object is ...
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Ceiling light wiring problems, please advise

I was changing my light fittings as they were old and yellow. My living room has 2 lights on the ceiling at opposite ends Controlled by a single on off switch. The first fitting was normal, red/live ...
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How to replace a Gerber Toe-push tub drain stopper?

I need to replace existing gerber toe-push tub popup stopper, because the rubber gasket is worn out. Below are images of the toe-push stopper. Click on image for a larger version of the image. ...
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What’s is the consequence of trimming too much of a wood door?

I’d like to have all matching doors downstairs in our house (link), but one of our door frames is shorter than all the others. The doors say the maximum you can trim off any given side is 5 mm, but I ...
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How to line up Tees when connecting brass fittings?

I'm making a fire pit burner because the type I want is $1500+ and the materials amount to about $200 for diy. I need to make sure that when I tighten all the fittings that the fittings and pipes all ...
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What type of fitting connection is this?

This fitting for a pressure washer seems to be straight-threaded. The OD of the threaded portion is 16.18mm according to my caliper. Thread pitch is approximately 1.5mm. I need to convert this to NPT. ...
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Keywords or Names for this Part

I am trying to embed a load-bearing anchor in a 1-inch foam sheet. The most natural solution would be some kind of threaded plastic pair that fits together, with one end being able to have a rope ...
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Base for refrigerator wine shelf

I have a wine refrigerator that has shelves for wine bottles - image on this question. I want to use this refrigerator and its shelves as a regular refrigerator. So I need to put something on the ...
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What type of compression fitting do I need?

I purchased a GE PLV1817XSS dishwasher and I am trying to connect the water to to the dishwasher intake, but I'm having trouble finding the correct fitting. The water intake is an unthreaded plastic ...
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