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Need to repair leaky hose bibb

My hose bibb drips out of the faucet. I want to fix it. I know I need to replace the washer but I can't figure out how to take it apart! Has anyone seen a hose bibb like this and do you know what to ...
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Is it a good idea to blow hot air through drywall?

I have a small room with no windows and I want to cool it down. A friend of mine suggested me to get a portable AC, create a hole in the wall (drywall) and put the exhaust hose through the wall. This ...
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Capping a Side Spray Opening on a Moen Faucet

I am setting up a portable dishwasher (an 18-inch GE portable dishwasher). Similar to this question from last year, I am planning to connect the dishwasher to a kitchen faucet with a side spray. ...
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Holes designed in water spigot?

https://youtu.be/mhYfr3y6Jkw See the video above for what I'm referencing. I noticed water shooting out from my spigot today (never seen this happen before). Upon closer inspection it looks like it ...
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Will leaving an electric hose faucet timer in direct sunlight damage the timer?

I recently bought an electronic outdoor hose faucet timer. I live in a desert with 110+ degree summers and plan to water a few trees in my lawn with it. Is there any risk of leaving this device out ...
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How to fix and redrill stucco/concrete to install a new bib?

Replacing a hose bib and the new holes don't match the old holes. The exterior is stucco over concrete. Also, it looks like initially they stucco'ed after the hose was installed. I think I would like ...
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How to unscrew this spigot?

(From my earlier posts, you may have learned that I had several different bibs cause several different floods in different parts of my house. Each instance posed its own unique challenges. This is a ...
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New Hose Bibb hard to turn

I just installed one of these in my house: but after a few days it got really hard to turn, is it broken?
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How to fix hose bib?

I have four hoses at my house and they all failed over the winter and started flooding the house. I'm going to fix them one at a time. I've unscrewed the first one and pulled out this: I expected ...
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Running PEX line through PVC then thread into end

I installed an irrigation system for my lawn with 1/2" PEX tubing. Most of it is buried, but at the start of the run I want to run it through some PVC to make it look cleaner where it is coming ...
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The hose reel does not rewind anymore

We were using the hose to clean a patio and because we needed the whole length we pulled its full length out of the reel. It did not feel like anything clicked or broke when doing so, it was done in a ...
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mobile all-in-one airco unit evac via unused chimney?

We've begun to consider options to install some form of airco in the attic which serves as our bedroom (the higher part; South) and my office (a lower part, North). The piece runs the length of the ...
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What happened with my spigot and how to fix it?

I went to shut off my hose and this happened. (Fortunately, the water got shut off.) To what degree is this spigot busted and what is the general course of action now? Edit following comments. After ...
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Washer drain hose depth in stack pipe

We had our new washing machine recently installed and I noticed tonight that it looks like the men who did the installation basically inserted whatever length of drain hose was available into the ...
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Can I connect two soaker hoses with a normal garden hose in between?

I recently bought this soaker hose kit for a couple of garden beds. In one section of the garden I have two beds with space in between. Is it possible to connect two stretches of soaker hose with a ...
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Frost free hose bib for garden hose takes about a minute before any water comes out

I am in a new construction home I bought last summer. Last year, if I turned on the garden hose in the front or back of my house the water would start coming out relatively quickly. This year, when I ...
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Removing hose tap/faucet from old hose pipe (outside) when half the metal thread is stuck

Today, I tried to replace the tap unit to my mom's hose because the 40-year old tap was leaking water everytime I turned the water partially on. So I used a vise grip to try to unscrew the tap. The ...
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Replacing exterior hose valve, interior connection

I want to make sure I'm going about replacing the my exterior hose connection properly: The exterior hose connection on our ~1930s era brick house started leaking badly out of the handle. Naturally, ...
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Tips for fitting garden hose on tight hose fitting/quick connector

I recently purchased a 1/2" garden hose and two hose fittings (not native English speaker, this is what the English version of the store's website calls them - image attached) which according to the ...
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Pump problems! Do I need a pressure tank?

So I recently hooked up a shallow well jet pump to a 5,000gal tank. It seems primed, when I open the outlet valve to pour water in, water flows out. I flip the breaker and it makes an odd rough ...
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What part do I need to search for to fix this leaky outdoor hose faucet?

When I turn on the hose outside my house, pictured below, water pours out of the top of it and goes all over the place. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can fix this without having to ...
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Does this small clamp have a special use?

I have this small clamp - its about 2" / 5 cm tall: I'm not sure where it came from so I don't know what its for. Note the pin on the right side which is removable - I assume this is to allow ...
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Installing a garden hose to a threaded valve, but not enough space

I'm trying to attach a garden hose to a valve with an outer diameter of 1", but there is not enough vertical clearance to attach the hose. What would be the best way to make a connection in this case? ...
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Water leaking at hose-faucet quick connector

I have a faucet positioned near the ground at the entrance of my home. I use it for watering the lawn by connecting a ~40m hose to it via an adapter (blue) and a quick connector. If I don't connect a ...
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Hose bib below grade, yard hydrants

Does UPC 2015 allow hose connections below grade (e.g. in an underground valve box)? Is a regular vacuum breaker sufficient in this situation or is a double check valve needed (typical for sprinklers)?...
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How do I connect a 1/2”BSP (F) Swivel inlet with a Quick Connect hose end?

I want to connect this washing gun to a hose end (1/2") with a quick connect system. What connector do I need? Any links would be welcome! For instance, would any of these work?
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help with replacing outside hose spigot

I am replacing my outside hose spigot. is it necessary to shut off the valve at the street side? or can i just closed the inside main valve in my home
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Where to install an atmosphereic vacuum breaker for my fire pit spigot

I installed an underground water supply to a hose spigot near my fire pit on my property, and I'm trying to determine where to install the vacuum breaker. I understand it needs to be installed at the ...
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Find adapter for an air hose

I bought this adapter to easier fill my car tires with air: (https://ebay.us/vtTY9x) However, the outer diameter of the left side is 1/4" and it has no inner thread. I wanted the left side to be a ...
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What is the difference between these air ducts?

I'm fitting a portable AC into my workshop to take the edge off summer temperatures. For convenience, to make sure it works before bashing a hole in a brick wall, and to confirm it will help, I am ...
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Portable AC unit extraction hose routing

I've got a "portable AC unit" which is a free-standing unit, not a permanent installation like a high wall split system. They require to be vented to the outside world, otherwise they simply don't ...
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Auto Refill Pot with Water as Liquid Evaporates

I have a Instant Pot operating 24/7 without the lid. The water in the pot slowly evaporates from the heat and if I do not refill the water every couple of hours it will completely evaporate and burn ...
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How to avoid overtightening flexible water supply hose connectors

Concerning standardised water supply hoses such as the 15mm braided hose below. I've come across two schools of thought on how tight the hex nut connectors should be: Hand-tighten only. Hand-tighten ...
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Do flexible braided hoses have a shelf life if stored unused?

As far as I know, their components are the EDPM/nitrile rubber inner tube, the stainless steel fittings/crimping at either end (possibly a plastic push-fit connector) and the stainless steel braid. ...
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Outside hose bibb with very fine thread?

I'm in a newly purchased house built 1998. It has three outside hose bibbs, two are standard garden hose thread but one has a very fine thread that does not match either "Hose" or "Pipe" thread. I ...
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What adapter do I need to connect Mr. Heater F273704 to a LP gas tank that has

Not knowing that this is something I have to pay attention to I bought this hose https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001CFWF5U/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The right side of the ...
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Frost Free Silcock - At Grade - Problem in Winter?

I'm installing a frost free silcock which will be pretty much at grade (I might even have to dig a little under it for the hose attachment!). I pretty much expect this to be covered in snow all winter,...
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Hooking aftermarket drain hose to Frigidaire dishwasher

I would like to replace the 8' factory drain hose that came with my Frigidaire dishwasher (model FMB330RGC0) with a 6' hose to save space under the sink. I ordered a replacement hose, which needs to ...
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Is there any way to test the water pressure at a structure, and if necessary from a specific output (hose bib)?

Reading about irrigation sprinklers (example product), I see a certain recommended PSI. With interest in powering an existing irrigation zone from the hose bib attached to the property, it seems ...
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Protect a 6 inch air hose from physical damage

I've got this 6 inch air duct coming out of my clothes dryer: As you can see, we use that space for storing all kinds of junk, and every time I move things around over there, I'm afraid I'll puncture ...
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Do braided stainless steel hoses with surface corrosion require replacement?

I'd be grateful if someone would resolve some conflicting advice I've been given on this topic. Some argue that the braiding does not contribute to the pressure rating of these hoses, and that ...
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Braided stainless steel water supply hoses versus rubber hoses

I've noticed some apartments that use both for water supply to faucets and toilet cisterns. I understand that the braided hoses are rated for higher pressures, but how do they compare in terms of ...
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How damaging can a 3 meter (10 feet) long drain hose be for the washing machine pump and microorganism growth?

I have two washing machines and they are placed one next to each other (this is the only way I can position them due to the space). The first one is connected to the drain pipe under the sink ...
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split system air conditioner condensate hose

I need to buy and install a split AC and I have a small issue. The AC has two copper pipes for refrigerant gas to flow through and one hose to eliminate condensation water, and normally, the hose ...
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Garden hose turns but does not unscrew

Hi the previous owners of my mobile home left a garden hose attached to the outside and i cannot get it off. It turns but isn't coming off
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New washing machine using the same valve as the sink, water smells and tastes like plastic

So I have been using the same valve for actually two washing machines and a sink, and when I got the new washing machine the problem started appearing. I am guessing this is because of the new washer ...
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Connect two pipes that do not line up

Not a plumbing whiz, so I thought I'd pose my issue here. I have a 12in Shark bite sillcock that runs through my brick foundation for an outdoor hose. Once inside, it connects to the existing copper ...
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Garden hose pressure relief valve?

For many reasons I have a long run of garden hose exposed to the sun. The water source is always on but the outlet opens and closes intermittently. Some times the water doesn't flow for many hours. ...
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Should dryer vent hose be half embedded in drywall?

We are at the tail end of a laundry room renovation that included installing drywall over cement walls. Our contractor swears having half the dryer’s vent opening and hose embedded in drywall is ...
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How can I repair a leaking valve on an unused refrigerator water line?

I recently bought a fridge that doesn't have an ice maker or water dispenser. I turned off the water under my sink that goes to the fridge line, yet I still find a puddle of water in the morning when ...