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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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Garden hose water valve threads don't fit

The garden hose water valve on the exterior of the house has started dripping, so I attempted to replace it. I went to the hardware store and they had plenty that were 1/2" NPT and 3/4" NPT (...
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Which position is open with these laundry shutoff valves?

In which direction does on turn the water ON versus OFF for the shown washing hose levers? E.G., is UP on or off? Is DOWN on or off?
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Can you identify what is this blue hose under the sink?

Please see this image under the sink. The owner cannot identify what this hose is and it appears to not be connected to anything. Does anyone know what it is, possibly to an old garbage disposal ...
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What kind of hose bib is this (with small holes in periphery)?

In the back of my property there is a hose bib (bibb?) of a peculiar shape. It has small holes around the edge and some kind of plastic piece in the middle. I tried attaching a regular hose to it but ...
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Help finding garden hose to kitchen faucet adapter [closed]

I am having a hard time figuring out which adapter to get to hook my garden hose up to my pull down kitchen faucet. I included some photos, I would appreciate any help.
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How do I turn on this water valve?

I just got a new washer and dryer and this valve got turned during installation. I cannot turn the red one to be on, it is stuck. I would be welcome to any tips on fixing this.
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Fix leaking Zero G hose [closed]

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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Looking for the correct part to extend a portable dishwasher drain hose

I have a Danby Portable dishwasher ddw1899wp. Turns out I can't build it in permanently, so I want to extend the drain hoses so I don't have to wheel it around the corner of the counter and back every ...
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Is this kind of clamp on a braided PVC hose reusable or does it get replaced with a new one when it is removed?

I don't have much experience with PVC hose clamps and have never seen the kind in the photos here. I've only seen the kind with the turn-screw that tightens or loosens the clamp. This one looks like ...
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Leaking hose on new water softener. Using old hoses

So we had to replace our water softener. After the installation we are getting some small leaking from the old hose. At first we thought it wasn't tightened all the way so we took them off and ...
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Any trick to disconnecting old / reconnecting new reinforced vinyl tubing from the push-lock connectors, or does it have to be cut off?

I am trying to disconnect the reinforced vinyl tubing from the push-lock connectors on my masonry saw, in order to determine the ID. OD is 15mm. I am unable to twist it off by hand after loosening ...
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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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Is it ok to use fiberglass insulation to insulated a garden hose for winter?

I'm off grid using a garden hose for running water. Would it be okay for me to wrap fiberglass insulation around the garden hose to hopefully prevent it from freezing this winter? I plan on putting ...
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What replacement part is needed to reattach the kitchen sink spray nozzle to its hose?

The head of my sink's spray nozzle came off and I'm not sure what I need to fix it. The end of the hose has just a removable hexagonal cap but really no way to attach to the nozzle as the hose doesn'...
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Can't attach hose to water heater

Trying to flush my electric water heater. The flush pipe is very inconveniently located, so it's impossible to attach a hose due to the black plastic thing. What do I do? Is there some sort of a ...
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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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How can I repair a handheld shower head hose that burst?

I'm looking to fix a handheld shower head tube that burst. There is no easy access to replace the entire hose. Luckily the burst happened at the head. I'm hoping that there's a way to cut the hose and ...
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Pex pipe to garden. What are advantages of 3/4 in vs 1/2

I have read many posts similar to this, but have not drawn a conclusion. My hose bibs are 1/2. I am running pex out to the garden. Probably 150-200 foot run, connecting 2-3 garden hose bibs. I know ...
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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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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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Why are many shower hoses "explosion proof"?

I noticed that many shower hoses are advertised as "explosion proof". Since I have never seen a shower head with a tap on it, I'd think the hose has to withstand only a fraction of the pressure that ...
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Adapter to connect 3/8 quick release to standard garden hose

I have a MJJC gun for car washing. It has a nilfisk connector also it has optional 3/8 quick connector (as in the photos) . It supposed to be connected to a pressure machine. But I'm curious if it's ...
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Easiest way to connect hose on hot water

I have an inflatable hot tub but also a heat pump water heater which is extremely efficient to heat water. As such, I’d like to fill the hot tub with pre-heated water instead of relying on its highly ...
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Washer drain hoses don't fit our washer

We have a GE Harmony washing machine. Recently the drain hose sprung a leak at the base. No issues with the connection to the machine, its strictly the hose. We bought both generic hose attachments ...
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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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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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Exterior hose bib ID and parts

I cannot seem to find a replacement valve stem that fits my 2 exterior hose bibs. The stem at the washer is very bad and I can't remove the handle for replacement. These are about 44 years old and the ...
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Possible faucet leaking only when the valve is turned off

I have a problem about my washing machine faucet that is strange for me. When I use my washing machine, there is no problem. A few days ago, I was not at home for 3-4 days and I iust turned off the ...
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How can I extend a refrigerator water line?

I had to purchase a new refrigerator, but of course the water inlet connection for the ice maker is on the opposite side and the 1/4" stainless steel braided compression line does not reach. The ...
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Is there an specific correct way to split PEX connections?

I currently have a hose bibb on one corner of my house, and want to install one on each corner. We have 3/4" pex under the house, and I am wondering if there is a correct way that the connection ...
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Can I replace the end connection of a never-kink hose with interior ribs?

We have a 'never-kink' garden hose, one end of which had an unfortunate interaction with a mower. The inside walls of the hose has fairly prominent plastic(?) ribs. (Presumably, the anti-kink device....
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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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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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Hose Y-connector to join hot and cold?

I want to combine water from a hot and cold spigot to a single hose. What is the fitting called that does this? The fittings I have seen only split a single water source into two different branches, ...
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Where should I connect my clothes washer's discharge line to my plumbing?

I have just purchased my first property (in Australia) recently and have had few problems with the new washing machine that I ordered. The discharge hose from the washing machine wasn't installed ...
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How to fix shower hose covering

In my shower, the hose covering has snapped off somehow. Here's what it looks like: Here's a closer look: I don't think the covering is metallic, but it's a chromed plastic-like material (not sure ...
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Does code require exterior hose bibs to have a dedicated shut-off valve in areas where freeze is possible?

Thanks in advance for any advice - In 2018 we had the water main to a small apartment building replaced. Additionally, two exterior hose-bibs were installed. The plumbers installed the hose bibs ...
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How to connect dishwasher drain hose to drain hose extension

We just got a new dishwasher, and I cannot figure out how to connect the drain hose from the dishwasher to the drain hose extension coming out of our floor. How can I connect the two hoses shown in ...
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How can I install a full vent for my clothes dryer?

I purchased an older home and the dryer vent connection is just a hole in the floor with a torn flexible hose. I would like to repair this, to code, as cheaply as I can. The hole in the ceramic tile ...
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Shut Off Water in Bathroom Sink

My bathroom sink started leaking water, so I wanted to replace the hoses connected to it (red arrows in picture). Before removing the hoses, I wanted to turn off the water, but both regulators (...
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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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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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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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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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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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