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Shrinking-type garden hose suddenly stopped flowing

I thought I was pretty good around the house (after all just finished a remodel of my whole bathroom!)... I recently bought one of those shrinking/expanding type of 100' garden hose. It worked fine ...
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Mounting a Gardena retractable garden hose(115ft) to inside garage

What would be the proper way (or should I even attempt) to mount this inside my garage walls? most of the information I could find was related to mounting the unit on the outside of the house. The ...
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Troubleshooting broken washing machine

I'm trying to fix a broken washing machine and any advice, hints, tips would be greatly appreciated. It is a Proline PFL 106F. It switches on, but won't start when you select any of the cycles. It ...
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Is there a hose bibb vacuum breaker that drips rather than sprays?

I understand the purpose of a vacuum breaker, and the need for it to "vent" the water in the hose when pressure is removed. The ones that I can find all do so by spraying the water out in ...
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Install hose hanger with Regular drill and bits

Disclaimer: I am very newbie when it comes to DIY stuff, so be patient :) So I have installed this hose hanger into my exterior brick wall using 12V cordless drill. Looks sturdy, but I do have some ...
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Hose timer is it bad for spigot and pipes?

We just had new landscaping put in and need to use a drip hose for the next few weeks. We have a timer to go for :30 mins at 7:30am and then again at 7:30 pm. My question is “won’t the water pressure ...
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What's the best way to use our bathwater to water our garden?

Every year nowadays, we have a heatwave that dries up our garden. Every morning, I have a shower that uses a whole load of clean water, and still leaves it reasonably clean; clean enough to water the ...
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How to reduce leaking at plastic click-on 2-way coupling?

How can I reduce the leaking seen here? It is leaking at the standard single o-ring hose connector 2-way plastic click-on connector such as this that came with the kit. The water pressure is already ...
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Leaking washing machine inlet valve hose

After stripping the machine (AEG), found that the rubber hose at the inlet valve that connects to detergent housing is leaking. Seems that the spring can’t cope with the pressure and the hose is ...
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Leak in kitchen sink hose

I have a leak in my kitchen sink hose. I first tried to detach the hose myself but it was very difficult. A plumber came out said that possibly due to a new countertop and how tight our space is under ...
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Dehumidifier is draining through a hose and through a second opening into the bucket

We bought a GE 35 pint Dehumidifier in June 2022, and attached a clear hose 3 days ago. The hose connection is dry and tight and water does flow through the tube but it also drains into the bucket ...
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Problems attaching cold hose for washing machine

Currently I only have the hot water hose going into our washing machine because the cold hose doesn't seem to want to screw on to the tap. Attached are photos showing the cold hose that doesn't attach,...
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Do pressure washers have a maximum water inlet flow (GPM) and PSI?

I understand that most pressure washers need at least 20 PSI of water flow at the inlet and at least the same GPM that the pressure washer will output, e.g., pressure washer rated at 4GPM should have ...
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Anyone knows what type of conduit/duct/hose this is?

I have been looking everywhere for this hose. I don't know what it's called because it's very uncommon in our country. Tried searching for semi-rigid duct but it's not exactly what I'm looking for. ...
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Why can't a non toxic shower hose be used as a length of pipe in say a bathroom?

I've come across a shower hose that's been used to connect a water supply to a tap.
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Why are hose bib vacuum breakers non-removable?

Every hose bib vacuum breaker that I can find comes with either a set-screw designed to snap off after it's tightened, or some other mechanism that prevents removing the breaker. Why is that necessary?...
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Fix leaking Zero G hose

My hose is leaking at the spigot no matter what I try. I have: ordered new rubber washers and tried those (both the black ones with the little tabs and the orange one, and both). Wrapped the spigot ...
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Any problems with this plumbing plan?

Desire Have an outdoor garden hose which is not in the way/cumbersome and can reach the end of my property; 100 feet from the house. On one side of the house there is a flower bed and having a hose ...
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Water hose connector

The connector in the wall is broken. What is this called and how difficult is it to install myself? Please see attached image for reference.
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Is there a way to connect a water tap to this Y hose splitter?

I have this Y splitter so I can connect two hoses Is there a way to connect (quick connect if possible) a spigot to they Y ? I would like to add it where the pressure meter was connected the valve you ...
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Why wouldn't a shower hose/shower head come with a rubber washer? [closed]

I have a shower sprayer in my shower. There's the bracket that's attached to the shower arm and a hose attached to the bracket, with the sprayer on the other end of the hose. I had put plumbers tape ...
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What kind of adapter do I need to hook up garden hose inside?

What piece do I need to make this functional for the garden hose outside (standard shrinking type garden hose that goes into every outside outlet). This seems too shallow and it won’t hold the hose. ...
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Okay to use cold water drain valve on tankless gas water heater as a spigot?

I need to use a pressure washer outside my house, but there's no spigot nearby. I do have my tankless gas water heater nearby though, which has drain valves (both hot and cold). When I opened up the ...
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How do I drain this waterbed?

I'm trying to help my relative drain a waterbed. It's old (maybe 20 years) and they don't know the brand, nor do they have or remember any attachments or adapters that may have come with it. Most ...
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How can I clean my dishwasher drain hose?

My house is 7 years old. I live alone and decided it was easier to just wash what dishes I use rather than waiting for enough to run the dishwasher. Now there is a bad smell coming from around the ...
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How to handle 2 hoses going into 1 standpipe

I have a tiny sink in the basement with a hot/cold faucet and a standpipe, for our clothes washer. Got a new washer, and I'm having problems figuring how to attach everything up: The attachment I ...
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How to stop gurgling/gushing sound from a drain hose?

I'm in the process of building an NFT hydroponics system that includes drain hoses connecting the growing channels vertically. They are the black corrugated hoses in the picture below and the noise ...
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How to winterize pipe to outdoor hose bib if the valve is lower than the outdoor bib

I've recently bought a house and am not able to contact the previous owner. I'm trying to winterize the house for the upcoming winter in New Jersey. I have an outdoor hose bib but the only valve I can ...
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What size adapter do I need to fit a Danco hose on my older Glacier Bay kitchen faucet?

The pull-out (well, technically a pull-down) hose was leaking on our kitchen sink. It is a Glacier Bay–branded model but Home Depot did not show any hoses for it on their site so I bought a generic &...
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Outdoor Water Spigot Will Not Turn

I'm having an annoying issue with an outside water spigot. I was watering the yard the other day and kinked the hose so I could put on an attachment. Finished watering and when I went to turn off ...
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Garden Hose Fit Issue [duplicate]

Just moved into a new home and cant find the right garden hose + adapter combination to connect to my water spigot. I seem to have a very similar issue as to the question posed in: Can't find a ...
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Hose splitter leading to low pressure

I recently added a garden hose splitter to my bib in my garage and outside, to be able to use 2 hoses at the same time from the same bib. I would sometimes need to run both my garage bib and outside ...
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Question on security of hose bib

I have only turned on the water for this bib once, but am afraid to use it regularly in the event that it has a leak on the inside. Additionally, the bib is unsecured to the wall. I have seen this ...
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How do you recommend connecting polyethylene tubing to soaker hose?

To build a drip irrigation system for raised beds, I connected a polyethylene tube (carrying water to the plant beds) to soaker hose (used on the beds themselves). The PE tubing is 0.6 inches inside ...
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How can I connect a filter to my kitchen faucet?

I have a sink fixture in an apartment that I would like to connect to a filter. unscrewing the front of the fixture yields a hose terminating in a 3/8" diameter fitting. But it only has a TPI of ...
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How can I shut off these water valves that won’t turn?

How can I shut off these water valves that won’t turn? They connect to my washer, which I am trying to fix. I have sprayed the valves with WD-40 and partially unscrewed the screws, but that has not ...
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Repair or replace sillcock

I have a frost proof sillcock that is only a few years old. It is leaking - and the issue is that I can't find a way to take it apart and check for a bad washer where the leak is coming from. The leak ...
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Does a plumbing hose going from a dishwasher to a garbage disposal require a loop?

In Jay613's helpful answer to this question, Jay writes: Don't forget the dishwasher drain hose needs to make a loop up high between the sink and the wall before coming back down to join the new ...
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Using 1.25" SCH 40 PVC pipe to protect hose for irrigation

I'm setting up a simple irrigation system on my farm to deliver water to my fruit trees. What I want to do is to run a hose (a simple garden hose) through 1.25" schedule 40 PVC pipe to protect ...
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Washing machine drain hose too long?

So, I just bought a new washer and dryer and the drain hose for the washer ended up being a little too short so I bought a hose extension and a clamp to extend the hose. The way I have it running now ...
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How can I connect a garden hose to a kitchen sink?

We were gifted a baby pool so that our baby can play outside on our patio. However, we don't have an outdoor spigot that we can use to connect a hose to. The patio is right off the kitchen and near ...
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Two sided reinforced "clamp" for creating a hole in screen

I have a pool with a large screened in enclosure. What I want to do, is create a small hole in one of the screens (toward or even flush with the bottom of the screen) where I can pass a hose or ...
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Why does my garden hose quick release keep popping apart?

I recently bought a new garden hose. The hose seems to connect snugly to the existing fitting on the tap, but it leaks a bit and as soon as the water pressure in the hose goes above a trickle, it ...
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What would I use to fill a hole in a brick, so that I can re-drill a new hole that overlaps it?

I'm replacing a sillcock in the backyard, which is mounted onto brick, and unfortunately the holes to anchor it are just slightly off and overlap. I'd need to fill the old hole with something that can ...
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New plumbing - Lose Water Pressure in Outdoor Hose

First time soldering plumbing. Replaced shut-off and new frost free bib. The water pressure in house is normal. When I use the hose it spurts out water normally with good pressure then 2 seconds ...
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Size of insulated flex hose needed to install for bathroom exhaust?

What size of insulated flex hose do I need to install for bathroom exhaust. Fan is 110cm. Length of hose in attic is approx 15-20 ft, going just about straight to the exit site. Bathroom size is ...
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What's the best way to connect up the outlet of a plastic tube so it doesn't clog?

I have a fountain/stream setup in my front yard. Water comes out of the bottom of the fountain, goes through a stream, and at the end of the stream is a pump that sends the water back to the fountain ...
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What is this hose reel part called?

I have a hose reel where this one piece has broken. I literally can not come to spend another $100 on the entire assembly when all that's broken is this piece, but I don't even know what to search for ...
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Where to place wrenches to remove hose bib

I am trying to replace a hose bib on the outside of my house (first time doing this) and it's not 100% clear to me where to detach it. It looks to me like they put a female to male adapter on the pipe ...
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Can I run a washer hose up and over a door?

Currently my washer is on one wall next to a standing drainpipe and blocks access to an exterior door. I would like to move the washer to the exterior wall, next to the dryer, but that would require ...
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