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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trouble with kitchen pull-out faucet universal hose?

(I am using terms as shown in this exploded view) A few months back the hose for my kitchen pull-out faucet broke. I went to the home improvement store and bought a universal replacement hose. I had ...
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Pipe thread to hose thread adapter

I have an external faucet with a 1" (male) pipe thread. If I attach a regular hose pipe to it then (as you would expect) it leaks at that point. I would have thought that it would be easy to find a 1" ...
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rubber seals in unheated shed over winter have broken down,

I hooked up my hose for the first time this spring, intending to water some of my garden. The first nozzle was a wand style and was leaking horrendously at trigger area. I then switched to a gun style ...
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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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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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