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What size should a threaded coupler/fitting be if angle valve inlet is sized 1/2"(2cm)?

I plan to get these parts: Just unsure if the coupler is the correct size for the angle valve inlet. The shop does also sell one that is 3/4(2.5cm). For more context, the angle valve that leads up to ...
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Is this 1.2" vinyl tube on the 1/2" ABS pipe the correct size?

I have the following 1-1/2" to 1/2" ABS wye. Initially I connected a 1/2" OD vinyl tubing but this was way too small and I was told the 1/2" here refers to ID. So I got an 1/2"...
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What do I need to connect 1/2 and 3/8 vinyl tubing?

I am just trying to connect an 1/2” vinyl tubing (this one) to a smaller 3/8” version. I got this 1/2” to 3/8” barb reducer but it’s way too small and doesn’t fit. Why? Which part do I need instead?
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Identifying Shower fitting

I have a shower fitting I am having trouble identifying. I assume that a standard shower head and hose are ½" even in metric Denmark 😉 I bought this shower for which the valve to change from the ...
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What makes a tee "sanitary"?

I'm looking at tapping into an existing drain line at the vertical vent, which I understand should be via a horizontal run to a sanitary tee. The vent is 2 inch PVC; the horizontal piece I will ...
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Wiring new ceiling light fitting - old wiring

As you can see from the pictures I have an old light fitting I want to replace with the new one which you will see is already wired, but not sure what to do as I haven't seen it like this before. So ...
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Are unions considered harmful to plumbing?

Disclaimer, I have pulled all the permits, I already passed several inspections, my jurisdiction is happy to have the homeowner do their work. I need to connect two underground PE gas lines downstream ...
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Normal for PEX-B fittings to rotate in tubing after crimping with copper crimp rings?

Is it normal for a PEX-B fitting to be able to rotate in the tubing after crimping with copper crimp rings? I’m using Apollo fittings, tubing, and copper crimp rings along with the IWISS iCrimp angle-...
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What fittings do I need to connect this filter to my sink waterline?

Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I have little experience in plumbing and don't want to use the wrong parts. I'm trying to plumb a European espresso machine to my under-sink faucet water line,...
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I can't connect my washing machine properly. Please help

I got an old washing machine From my grandparents but I can't seem to fit the hose into the tap. There are in my opinion 2 problems, there are 2 male connections instead of a female and a male and I ...
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What is the difference between a no-hub coupling and a shielded no-hub?

What is the difference between a no-hub coupling (corrugated metal sleeve): Versus a shielded no-hub (smooth metal sleeve): Then there is a flexible coupling, which oddly is not called any kind of &...
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Which specific fittings can be inserted into a 4" SDR-35 floor pipe without cutting the concrete around it?

We're interested in installing a clean-out and drain (separately) into our basement floor pipes installed as such: 4" SDR-35 PVC pipes inner diameter is 3 15/16", outer diameter is 4 3/16&...
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If I disconnect this fitting, will I have to re-tape when I reconnect it?

My dishwasher's hot water supply line is braided stainless steel going to a separate cut-off valve. I assumed it would be a compression fitting, but it looks like it's been tapped with PTFE tape, and ...
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Removing old copper threaded fitting to iron T fitting

I have a house with old piping. My well water slowly eats away at copper piping, so after 20 years, the old copper piping is failing. Most of it has been replaced. I am installing a new washing ...
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Can you identify this inlet valve/fitting for me and what the corresponding male fitting is? I want to use it to dispense liquid only when connected

I am trying to find more of these inlet valve/fittings but I do not know what this type of connection is called. I have seen it with a male fitting on a tube that connects to it to dispense liquid.
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Is this the right grounding bushing for EMT? Am I using it wrong?

I was introduced to grounding bushings in this answer to a previous question of mine, but couldn't actually find them anywhere for weeks. Finally I bought this one off Amazon, and it arrived this week!...
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How can I connect a GE LP clothes dryer to a portable LP tank?

I have been looking for an adapter that allows me to hook a (20 lb. tank) up to my converted GE dryer for over a year (model GTDP350GM1WS). However, I simply can not find one that goes from the ...
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Heating system overhaul: Euroconus fittings - connecting using "normal" fittings

My house has an old-ish copper pipe driven heating system in need of modernization - I'd like to have a new distributor/collector unit that will be capable of being used with electronic control. I ...
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How do I seal the connection between my male threaded faucet and a female brass adapter?

I’m pretty new to this, so I may be down a wrong path. Ultimately I’m trying to connect a garden hose connection to my bathroom faucet, but my faucet is too small. After a lot of measuring and trial ...
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Can't identify fitting in residential well water service line

I am replacing some plumbing while replacing a pressure tank in a residential well system. After the water enters the residence from the well pump, after the first shut-off, the following fitting ...
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leaks at PVC/Metal joints

Have a 1-1/2" irrigation supply system (i.e. PVC run) with at least a dozen joints (PVC to PVC and PVC to metal sections). I left the main pump on too long without water passing through (auto-...
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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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Can I install a wall valve for a refrigerator water line?

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 cabinets easier to hang, ...
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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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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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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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What 90 degree push-in 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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