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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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What type of roller track fitting for a screen door is this?

I have an old sliding screen door at the back of our house that has had issues with falling off the track for a while. In the past I have been able to temporarily fix this by adjusting the height of ...
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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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Light fitting won't work with more than one bulb in place

I have a light fitting very similar to this. i have purchased the correct bulbs but when more than one is fitted none work. i have tested each individual fitting and each works. i have purchased a ...
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By how much can I trim back the connectors of 1.5" PVC fittings?

We're installing the drain plumbing for a newly installed tub, and the drain shoe overshoots the tub drain hole. The tub has been mortared in place and can no longer be moved: A joist limits how far ...
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Wiring up new light fitting

I am trying to fit a new light fitting. The connections on this fitting equates to a 4 pin plastic junction box with live, earth, and neutral in that order with the 4th blank. I removed the old ...
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What tool should I use for an octagonal nut on a plumbing trap?

I have a PVC P-trap under a sink and the trap nut is a very low profile, flush plastic nut that appears to be octagonal. The nut is only about 1/8" thick or less and 1" across so there is very little ...
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Can anyone identify/name this plumbing component?

Located under all the "AM/PM Kitchen" (bedroom) sinks in the house: It adapts the 3/8 PEX output from the mixer valve to 1/4 PEX to the spigot. The thing that looks like a valve does not appear to do ...
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Approved weatherproof way of connecting SER into panel

I have a knockout in an outdoor electrical panel that is above the uninsulated portion of the panel. I need to run 4/0 SER wire into the panel. According to NEC 312.2, I need a wet listed fitting when ...
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Can I repair this cold water hose?

I am trying to fix tap that has a leaky hose that leaks where 3/8 nut is. It leaks only when I move the nut. Presumably because I over-tightened it last time. I went to Lowe's and Home Depot and they ...
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Disconnecting quick connect fitting while hose is pressurized

Tank is pressurized at 90psi. Attached to 50 feet 3/8 hose. Tool end of hose has a standard quick coupler. ( so its closed ) Is it "okay" to disconnect the male quick connect fitting from the tank? I ...
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Barbecue hose replacement

My barbecue hose shows pretty serious cracks, after 10 years. Assuming I can find a replacement part, can I simply screw it in? Is there some tape or substance I need to put on the threads to be sure ...
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Risk of overloading a light fitting?

I have a couple of fittings with 3x E14 bulbs in each. Each of the fittings is labelled with a max of 4w for LED. Problem is, I’d like to upgrade to Philips Hue, which only offer 6w. I didn’t spot ...
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PVC to CPVC transition

Is it OK to solvent weld PVC to CPVC? I have a Schedule 40 PVC line outside a building and need to transition to CTS CPVC for indoor plumbing (because code). I'm wondering both from a practical (will ...
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What size are the correct fittings for 1 1/4" ABS pipe?

I need to plumb into an existing ABS drain, labelled as "ABS/DWV 1 1/4" schedule 40 ", but for the life of me cant find any 1 1/4" fittings!!! My suspicion is that the pipe is 1 1/4" ID, and I need ...
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What is the proper method to install a “close” metal pipe nipple?

A close pipe nipple is designed so that when it is installed there is very little or no gap between the two fittings which attach to either end. What is the proper method to install one of these? ...
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Very slow leak out of main line at elbow out of concrete

So at the top of that 90 elbow it is a very slow leak and into the concrete is another slow leak off same elbow... I tried soldering but it just falls right off/breaks even when it becomes a molten ...
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Teflon Tape or Sealant on Any Flare Fittings for Gas Connections?

I am trying to hook up a gas dryer. The gas line has a flare fitting 1/2 in. that goes into a 1/2 in. x 3/8 in. coupling/reducer (in order to fit into a 3/8 in. gas connector, as suggested by help ...
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Can I use compression connections on rigid “L” copper?

I'm running 1/2 inch "L" copper to plumb my bathroom. I was intending to use the same pipe for the risers and stubs, which will connect to shutoff valves with compression fittings. I was going to use ...
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How to join two fixed male pipes

I'm reassembling the gas line to my hot water heater. I'm at the last joint and I have the problem shown in Fig. 1. I need to join A to B where A and B are both male and both fixed at the other end. ...
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Help identify a mystery brass part along the water line

What's the function of the brass piece along the water supply line. This is the supply line for a hydronic floor heating system. Something is malfunctioning and one of the possibilities is that I have ...
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What is the name of this fitting?

I've seen it around a lot, but cannot figure out what it's called. I assume it's a kind of compression fitting.