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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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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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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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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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Pump problems! Do I need a pressure tank?

So 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 ...
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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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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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Can't find a garden hose that fits

Just moved into a new house and the spigot the in backyard is too big for the hose I bought. Is there an adapter or a special hose that can fit this?
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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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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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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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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
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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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Can I branch off of 1/4" copper tubing to a standard hose connector?

I would like to branch off of the tiny 1/4" copper tubing that supplies my refrigerator with water and connect the branch to a hose timer that will auto-water some plants that I have in the kitchen. ...
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Where to install an atmosphereic vacuum breaker for my fire pit spigot

I installed an underground water supply to a hose spigot near my fire pit on my property, and I'm trying to determine where to install the vacuum breaker. I understand it needs to be installed at the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't find correct size outdoor spigot handle

I have ordered several faucet handles but every one has been too large, or the wrong shape (square). Home Depot and Lowe's have handles but all too large or the wrong shape. Universal Outdoor Faucet ...
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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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How do I fix a leaking connector between my garden hose and faucet?

I am trying to connect a garden hose with the faucet. After connecting and turning on the faucet, the water still squirted out. Please see the attached picture. I am not sure whether I need a wrench ...
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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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Leaky outdoor faucet when using spray nozzle

I have an outdoor faucet connected to a garden hose and pistol type spray nozzle. The connection is leak free until I turn the water off and pull the trigger on the spray nozzle to get some of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does it seem all new faucets are using braided hose instead of stainless steel?

I have been looking for a new kitchen faucet recently at all the box stores, and noticed that pretty much all pull-out/pull-down faucets are now using a black braided hose instead of a more rigid ...
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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, ...