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1/4" Reverse Osmosis Filter inlet line to undersink cold water line

I am trying to connect an under counter Reverse Osmosis ( R.O. ) filter inlet line (red 1/4" tubing) to the cold water supply line (3/8" black tubing in picture) under my kitchen sink. Can anyone ...
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Can I replace this broken pipe under my kitchen sink?

This pipe under my kitchen sink has a big crack in the area circled in yellow. (It's on the back side so it isn't visible in the photo.) Can I simply unscrew the nut at the top that I circled in red ...
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Is this faucet supposed to be able to twist (on its vertical axis)

I just moved into this house and I don't know what kind of faucet this is (no label anywhere). The head of the faucet comes out, but the whole faucet is essentially stuck in the middle. It gets ...
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Sewage smell from kitchen sink area

(An update is below the pictures.) We just moved to our house in November and had to buy a new dishwasher. We had installers install it for us. A couple of months ago, we started noticing a bad odor ...
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Kitchen faucet gives hot water when I close the cold tap

I have a faucet in the kitchen sink that is provided cold water. There is a pipe from the faucet to the electric water heater, and then a third pipe to feed the hot water back to the faucet. When the ...
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Why does my kitchen faucet have 3 pipes?

My kitchen sink has a peculiar setup I haven't seem before. The faucet has 3 pipes and there is an electric water heater under the sink. The first pipe brings cold water into the faucet. The second ...
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Why would a drinking water dispenser on a sink have drainage lines?

I recently bought a house and have a slight leak under my kitchen sink. Was trying to figure out where it was coming from this morning so I could fix it, when I found something that makes no sense to ...
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Possible water hammer under kitchen sink

My husband and I installed a new kitchen faucet a few days ago (we are not plumbers). Ever since then, when you shut off the hot water (or when the dishwasher runs), it makes a banging noise. From ...
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gfci outlet to switch for garbage disposal

I wanna start by saying I'm learning I'm by no means an electrician. with that said I would.like to know if I hooked this gfci to switch up correctly for a garbage disposal. the garbage disposal is ...
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Brand of kitchen sink with crown logo and CSA stamp

I'm looking for the brand/manufacturer of this stainless steel double kitchen sink with a crown logo both on the sink and the strainer, as well as a CSA stamp... In Canada as you can guess. Guessing ...
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Quality Kitchen Sinks - What Other Factors Besides Size, Shape, and Gauge

I am replacing my kitchen sink with a new one, and I am trying to determine which to buy. However, very similar sinks with similar dimensions and gauge are priced wildly differently. For example, ...
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Install Undermount Sink as a Drop-In

I recently purchased a sink (at a great price) only to find out it's an under mount model (see link below). Can I install this as a drop-in? Was thinking the laminate counter would not be supportive ...
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How to seal porcelain so that the sink will be easier to clean?

I have an old porcelain sink. When the sink is dirty it takes a lot of scrubbing to get it clean. Can I put something on it so that it will be less absorbent? I am considering this procedure: https:...
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How far from the kitchen sink can a vent pipe be?

We live in a 1960's single floor concrete slab house with concrete block interior/exterior walls. We had to replace the pipes under the slab in the kitchen and currently still have the floor torn up ...
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How to support a heavy wooden lid in a copper sink

We have a wood kitchen surface and a pretty large copper sink. The hole is prepared for the sink, which we originally wanted undermounted with a positive reveal. The idea was that the wooden cutout ...
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Venting a double kitchen sink (converting from an S trap to a P trap with AAV in a tight space)

I'm replacing my double kitchen sink and replacing an S trap with a P trap. There is no vent nearby that I can tie into easily, so I'm going with an under sink AAV. Issue is, I don't have much space ...
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How to fix sink disposal leaking problem?

Since yesterday my sink disposal has kept leaking. I took a video. Please advise how to fix it. Thanks Video
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What's the best way to secure a top mount stainless steel sink, if the supplied clips don't work?

The clips under my kitchen sink are terrible. It's impossible to get them tight, and as result it's hard to keep the top caulked, and I now have water damage. The clips in question were from a ...
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Moving Kitchen sink to opposite side of room

The 1-1/2” drain from the sink currently runs through the back of the cabinet and down into an interior wall to the basement. The new location will be an outside wall. There is currently no visible ...
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What is this next to the kitchen bar sink?

What is this next to the sink?!
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What is on my sink faucet? Trying to install RO system

I just moved into an apartment and I want to install a counter top RO system. These usually screw onto the faucet but the faucet in my apartment seems to have this plastic thing attached to it instead ...
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I replaced the faucet in the kitchen and my water won’t come back out

I recently had a hose tear in my sink faucet, so I replaced the whole thing. I got it all hooked up and now the water won’t come out. I even took the connector off and turned the water back on and ...
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Standard height for kitchen sink drain exit from wall?

I am in the process of a kitchen remodel and now have come to the plumbing. My original kitchen had a 2-bowl sink and my new kitchen will have a 30" wide sink base with a 27" wide single bowl. There ...
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Which peninsula sink vent strategy is best for this situation?

I am doing a remodel where I am removing a wall behind my sink to create a peninsula. This wall has my drain waste vent. So as far as code I do know that I cannot go less than 45 degrees (horizontal) ...
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(re)plumbing trap for double basin sink

One of the p-traps under my sink was corroded and leaking. When I looked into replacing it, I saw that it was recommended to just have the garbage disposal and non disposal side of the sink come ...
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Can I move my sink drain connection to the parallel vent pipe?

I want to thank everyone in advance for their insights. Here is the situation. I would like to renovate the kitchen of my two family home built in the 1920s to include, among other things, a ...
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How to hookup an InSinkErator hot water dispenser to a Waterstone Hot/Cold Faucet

I'm trying to figure out what to do with the 3rd connector on my InSinkErator H-CONTOUR-SS. I have a WaterStone hot/cold filtration faucet model 1400HC-SS that doesn't have a connection for that 3rd ...
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Connect Faucet to Laundry Hose

I have a pulldown faucet that I want to connect to a portable washing machine. The wand of the faucet can be removed, revealing a female 5/8-16 UN 2B connector. The laundry machine uses a hose that ...
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Plumbing UK sink waste

We've had a new extension added to the house which has a drain under the concrete. We're left with a 110mm (I think) vertical pipe which our waste needs to go down inside the extension. This waste is ...
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Kitchen sink half-wall against brick: which layer to drywall?

Relocating a kitchen sink to an exterior wall, I'll be building a 2x4 half-wall against the brick in which to run plumbing. I'll then install cabinets in front of that wall. Which layer to drywall? ...
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Reverse Osmosis Tank Not Filling After Filter Change

I just replaced my RO filters and now my tank is empty and not filling. I detached the supply line to the tank and NO water came out aside from an initial spray so I'm not sure what the issue is. The ...
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Removing L-shaped elbow underneath a kitchen sink

I'd like to remove the L-shaped elbow that appears in the figure below. I'm able to twist by hand only the lower of the two rings locking the L-shaped elbow in place. Is it safe to seek a tool to ...
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My new faucet has a warped cold water supply line nut

Is there a way to cut out the warped fitting and put a new one on? It's a very expensive faucet I can't return because I'm past the return window.
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Does overmount fireclay apron sink need additional framing to support the weight?

We're replacing particleboard/laminate countertops and a metal drop in sink with butcher block and a dropin apron sink, the Sinkology Josephine. All of the articles I see about adding an apron sink ...
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Should I attempt to fix a sink leak myself?

I have a slow leak under my kitchen sink, in what I think is the top-most screw thread in the photo below. It leaks when the sink is full. EDIT: specifically, I think the leak is between the gray ...
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Lower kitchen sink drain pipe

So I went to install a new kitchen sink that is 9 inches deep to replace the 6 inch double drain we had. The new sink hits the top of the drain vent. What is the best way to reroute the pipes? ...
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Kitchen aerator doesn't want to screw tightly into place

I'm trying to replace my kitchen faucet's aerator, but as I'm tightening it, it'll reach a point where it sort of "pops" and becomes loose, allowing me to tighten it again. I'm not sure if that's a ...
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Can I reduce hot water distribution delay with thinner tubes?

Kitchen and bathroom(s) are at the opposite sides of my house (14m). I recently replaced and moved my hot-water-heater (electric, now thermo-dynamic) closer to the bathroom(s) in order to reduce the ...
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Drain under the kitchen sink check

Today I inspected the drain and trap under the kitchen sink. I haven't really had any specific problem but I guess the drain could be faster. Sometimes I start the disposer to make it drain quicker. I ...
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Slip nut wrench vs adjustable wrench

I'm trying to tighten a slip joint zinc nut where a leak appears to be coming from. I found this particular wrench which seems to fit the bill (shown below and here). How is this tool better-suited ...
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Is it safe to unclog the kitchen sink while letting the dishwasher run?

I am unclogging my kitchen sink with a chemical liquid while having my dishwasher running. Is it safe to do so? I'm afraid the chemical liquid may enter the dishwasher while it is running.
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Would caustic soda destroy a rubber gasket under a sink?

Today I made the mistake of pouring caustic soda down a kitchen waste-pipe to unblock it. Despite reading that it's safe on plastic pipes, it created a terrible leak between the pipe and the underside ...
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What tool to tighten nut on kitchen faucet?

I'm not sure what the name of this nut is, but it has come loose. I have a "basin wrench ratchet head" that goes on my socket set ratchet with a long arm but it can't get purchase because it is too ...
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Why is my mixer tap/faucet slow to switch off?

I have a 4-year-old mixer tap/faucet in my kitchen, and until recently the water would stop flowing immediately when the tap was switched off. Now the water continues to flow for a few seconds when ...
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Is it prudent to unclog kitchen sink with boiling water?

For months one side of the kitchen sink has been blocked or sluggish, while the other (on the side of the dishwasher) flows freely. After several applications, I am giving up on Draino. It does not ...
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Dual Sink with Garbage Disposal Setup

My sink set up gets blocked all the time when putting food through the garbage disposal. I took it apart and noticed the "Tee" had a very small hole for garbage disposal waste to pass through causing ...
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Kitchen sink - loose tap

Moved to a new apartment, got a "furnished" kitchen. How do I fix this kitchen sink and tap connection?
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Kitchen sink drain occasionally clogs at junction 40 feet downstream from disposal

It doesn't take all that much for the drain to get backed up. We do OK by letting virtually no food particles down the sink, but invariably it backs up now and again, particularly when we're hosting. ...
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Large hole in porcelain kitchen sink - is it fixable?

My wife dropped a cutting board in the sink today and we ended up with quite a large hole. I believe the sink is porcelain. This is not ideal as she was planning on doing a lot of holiday cooking. I’...
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What is the technical name for this flexible metal hose?

I wanted to buy this type of flexible metal hose connected to the spray gun of my kitchen sink tap. As I do not know its specific name, specifically the type of connection used at the two ends, my ...