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Issue with cold water valve - kitchen sink

I have an odd plumbing issue. When I open the cold water valve under the kitchen sink, it causes the cold water to automatically come out of the faucet, without having to move the kitchen sink handle (...
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How can I reduce the depth of the cutout for my kitchen sink?

I have a composite "Silgranit" drop-in sink that has developed cracks, and I want to replace it with a stainless steel sink. The original has an outer size of 20½x31 and I want to install ...
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Install filter faucet into a larger hole in a kitchen sink

I'm installing an under-sink water filter which comes with a mini faucet (requires a 1/2" opening). My sink currently accommodates a regular faucet which also sports a side sprayer, which I don't ...
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What is this red sediment inside our sink aerator?

Does anyone know what this red slime/gunk is inside our sink aerator? Besides replacing the aerators, is there anything else we should do? The red sediment is in the aerator of the sink and one of ...
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How fix a smoothie drain pipe in kitchen double sink

To solve the problem is de 2 draining pipe are draining too slowly ;DOUBLE SINK WITH DRAIN HOLE 40mm ;can I joint the two sink drain together with T-fitting at the center of the 2 sink and then out ...
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Is this a brass or copper elbow pipe under the sink?

I just noticed that an elbow pipe under the sink had corroded through with a leak at the first elbow and needs replacing. I temporarily fixed it with some flex tape and I need to find out what ...
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Removing stuck kitchen faucet

Trying to remove Grohe single hole faucet. There’s no obvious nut to remove, the C washer might be threaded on but it can’t turn with the pipes blocking the twist and it won’t twist independent of ...
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trying to remove kitchen sink, can’t stop water flow

I need to remove a kitchen table top and seems kitchen sink needs to be moved with it. I tried to cut the water supply but I only see one valve? under the boiler in the pic. If I turn it the hot ...
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Smells in kitchen sink

We have a smell that only comes from the kitchen sink sometimes. I have tried cleaning it all different ways many times. Have taken the plumbing apart by the Ptrap and have done the baking soda ...
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How do I connect a 1/2“ PVC slip joint to a 3/8” compression fitting on a sink faucet?

I'm trying to get water to my sink in an unconventional setup. I have a water tank and a water pump so I don't need a shutoff valve under the sink. I have 1/2" female PVC stubbed up, and I have the ...
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How to remove chemical stain from granite composite?

I've left a sponge soaked in alkaline anti grease cleaner on a granite composite sink AND on worktop that is covered in plastic (?) laminate, and now there are two white burn marks. Is there any way ...
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Kitchen sink backing up with no apparent blockage

We're having trouble stopping our kitchen sink drain from backing up. The sink now backs up nearly instantly (after a few seconds), previously it took a bit longer to backup. We've tried on multiple ...
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Which caulk around the sink in kitchen is a health-safe?

I need to glue a metal sink within the hole in the countertop - a gap has appeared in one place of contact-edge between the sink and top-counter. Many people have recommend silicone. My question is ...
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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 ...