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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 ...
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Is There a DIY Way of Fitting This Attachment to My Bathroom Tap?

I want to attach this shower hose attachment to my bathroom tap. It's a two-way system that lets you use the water through the tap or the shower head. Unfortunately the sizes don't match. The hose has ...
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Can I screw a US garden hose into any standard threaded pipe?

Is a US garden hose connector any kind of standard pipe thread? So that it could be screwed into a normal, say, threaded iron or PVC pipe? I've tried a couple samples of what I had on hand and though ...
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Attaching hoses to outside faucet

Is there an outside faucet thread that would make attaching a standard garden hose easy? Mine has a narrow thread that makes it very hard to get the attachment started. I spent over five minutes on my ...
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Toilet water input tube getting dislodged

The input water hose in my toilet tank keeps getting dislodged. The pressure of the water coming out of the hose pushes it out at the canister it should fit into. I have heard that there should be ...
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Can I run PEX directly into my clothes washer?

Aside from the difficulty of finding the right fitting, is there a specific reason I need to connect my clothes washer to the taps via a hose instead of directly via PEX? I ask because hoses are ...
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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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Help with Connecting a Japanese Toilet (Bidet) to US toilet and plumbing line

My first post on this board and looking for help. I've really been struggling to get this thing installed. Forewarning: I know little to nothing about plumbing, so excuse my incorrect use of ...
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What's the difference between these types of air hose material?

I'm looking at picking up a new piece of air hose (or 2), and I see that there are a couple of different materials that they're made out of. I currently have rubber and, I believe, PVC hoses at home, ...
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Why did my Faucet's Metal Braided Hose Fail / Explode?

Two years ago we installed an expensive high end branded (Lifetime warranty) single holed faucet in our laundry room. Last week the metal braided hose on the cold side burst. The way our faucet is ...
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Would using a Y hose connector to join rain barrel water with tap water be a good idea to boost the water pressure?

Something like this: but with it designed for the opposite flow of water. I have a rain barrel that is usually at least half full and it provides enough pressure to use but it's not enough to water ...
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Anti-freeze or non-freeze faucet leaking a lot from the top metal cap

I have two outdoor antifreeze faucets that are both leaking from the top metal cap. As shown in the pictures. [ I tried tightening it and using teflon tape then tightening it, but none works. I can ...
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Why doesn't the new shower hose have the same protruding screw as the old one?

I was just about to change my old shower hose, and I noticed that the new one doesn't fit, because it doesn't have a similar screw as the old one, as you can see in the following picture. The old one ...
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Mystery of misbehaving hose bibs and missing shutoffs

My father recently passed away, and I'm working on getting his house ready for sale. For the most part, Dad kept up with preventive maintenance, but obviously things slipped a little in the last year ...
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routing hoses in the duff, 5/8“ garden hose, or 3/4” garden hose, or 3/4" polyethylene?

A related question is here: Buried hose through PVC to outdoor hose bibb Should I route 5/8" garden hoses, or 3/4"? We're trying a new watering set up this year. I've collected about a dozen garden ...
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Reliability of a compression barb fitting for a water hose

I just installed water lines to a Brondell's bidet attachment. Cold water is supplied by the regular braided hose with compression 3/8 fittings. For hot water, however, they use a single barb fitting ...
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What are the levers on my washing machine hose connection fittings?

In the picture below, can someone identify the silver grooved items with rounded ends between the hose connections. If they are shut-off valves, they do not move with normal force (or really at all).
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Buried hose through PVC to outdoor hose bibb

The big picture. I'm looking to install an outdoor hose bibb in my driveway. At present, the way I get water to this location is by running a 50 ft length of hose from an outdoor hose bibb in the ...
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6" faucet hoses seem to be unavailable, what do I do with an old design?

I'm replacing a faucet on a pedestal sink. The supply hoses are the old plastic rather than the modern braided ones and I would much prefer to upgrade the old (21 years) hoses. Unfortunately, I'm ...
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Can you use dishwasher hoses for a washer?

I have a small apartment kitchen, and would like to add a small washing machine/dryer combo Taps on the kitchen sink are 1/2 inlet and 3/8 outlet. Drain on the sink is 1 1/2" feeding into 2" plus ...
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Is this a “fill” valve and how do I use it?

Is the valve in the picture a fill valve? And if so, does its use require loosening the screw at the top?
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How to utilize the free water from my well drawn sprinkler pump

My pump drawn sprinkler system has a spigot for a garden hose. Can I use it to water my plants or wash my car, pressure wash my driveway, top off my pool, hose off the boat? I see this as a big money ...
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Garden hose spins but does not unscrew

I am trying to detach a garden hose that is presently hooked to a dehumidifier. It spins freely but will not unscrew itself. Any idea what to do? Here is a picture:
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how can I remove broken spigot from garden hose end?

I had a leak where my two way connector was attached to my garden hose so I tightened it up. When I turned the water on, the male end of the two way broke off inside the female end of the garden hose....
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What is attached to this spigot and how to remove

This adapter is attached to an outdoor spigot: It is near the location of a former hot tub so I believe it has something to do with pressure control. When I attach a hose to it and turn it on if the ...
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Tightening Garden Hose to Hose Reel

I have a slight leak between the hose and where it connects with the reel. I hand tightened it as much as I could but it still leaks. Pliers will not fit inside. I removed the reel and tried to ...
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Do I need to winterize 40' underground hose?

I want to bury a 40 foot garden hose from my outdoor tap to a hose reel. The tap itself will be winterized. And the hose reel will be stored in-house for the winter. But do I need to winterize that ...
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O-Rings vs. Washers for Garden Hoses?

Hose sealers seem to be typically sold in a combo pack with two types. When are garden-hose washers used and when are the O-rings appropriate? I've been kind of winging it with my own hoses, ...
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Need new converter or special hose?

I would like to connect my bike nozzle to a new compressor I just bought. However the compressor have an odd (?) connector. Can someone from the pictures below see if I need to buy a new converter ...