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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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Faucet Water Filter Hose Coupling Question

I am currently trying to install a water filter but am having difficulty connecting the filter outlet hose to the faucet hose seen on the right side. I purchased a Danco set and found that brass ...
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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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FHT x MHT bibb with screw mounts [closed]

I am running a hose under a deck which has a wooden "fence" covering the "crawl space". I'd like to have a spigot on the side of the deck where the hose come out. Do they make ...
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Can I use a siphon as a manual pump?

I am looking for an easy way to pump water uphill out of a barrel. Feel free to suggest other methods, but in particular I am wondering about the following: Can I use a siphon like this as a manual ...
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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 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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Will a pressure tank allow my well pump to build pressure before shutting off?

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 clicking ...
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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