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Sink basket drain no luck nut stuck

Trying to install a garbage disposal and first step is removing the current flange. This one doesn't have the lock nut that so many videos show. Was able to remove all the hardware but now am unable ...
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Are those pipes at risk of clogging or leaking?

Just moved to my newly renovated home. I found those pipes looks a bit weird. The first photo is the kitchen sink drain pipe, the p type pipe tiled a lot, will this causing any potential clog problem? ...
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Hot water valve under kitchen sink

Was going to replace kitchen faucet, I turned off cold water and removed the line to faucet, then turned off hot water valve but upon trying to remove the line to faucet, the hot water is still on and ...
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Waterline replacement

I have replaced my sink with a farm sink and upgraded my faucet and garbage disposal. However, when replacing the waterline, I can't remove it off the line. one end had a twist, but the end that ...
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What’s causing the water to come back up in my kitchen sink?

I have a clogged kitchen sink (single bin with garbage disposal). When you run the garbage disposal, it drains the sink but when I turn it off, the water comes back up and fills the sink. I tried: ...
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Kitchen sink drain fittings

Hi guys i have a problem got a new sink and drain does not line up so had to cut back the P-trap. The drain coming from the wall is so close i didnt want to cut it. How can i reuse this fitting or ...
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How to water seal a kitchen sink

while installing a water filter under the kitchen sink I noticed a damp and rotting section of wood. I followed it up and saw it was being used to secure the kitchen sink from underneath. There are 2 ...
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Kitchen sink drawer blocked by p trap [duplicate]

I made a bit of a beginner's mistake and forgot to account for the sink drawer so the drawer doesn't fully close as it hits the p-trap. No way to lift the drain pipe since it goes into a side cabinet ...
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What adhesive is typically used to "glue" a porcelain under-counter sink to a stone countertop

Is it silicone adhesive that kitchen and bathroom remodelers use to "glue" a porcelain sink to the underside of a granite countertop around the perimeter of the cutout? Something else? P.S. ...
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Installing New Undermount Sink Under Existing Countertop

I'm doing initial research into replacing our existing sink. Pictured below: We absolutely hate the double basin sink since the bigger side doesn't have the garbage disposal and barely gets used. ...
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How to remove this water shut off valve under the kitchen sink?

I'm trying to remove the sink cabinet but I'm stuck at these water shut off valves and the escutcheons. Water is off already. Tried to use a wrench but didn't seem to do much.
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Island Sink Water leak that no longer leaks

We have house on slab in NC with island sink and were away for a few months Aug-Dec and when we returned to our house it showed water damage in kitchen and adjacent room. The carpet in the adjacent ...
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What to do when the kitchen faucet's handle falls off just a little short of a year?

I purchased a Forious kitchen faucet because it was selling well on Amazon. In just a little short of a year, its handle fell off. I tried to contact Forious over email, but they blew me off with some ...
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How should I redo plumbing to fit new garbage disposal?

Planning to replace InSinkErator Badger 1 garbage disposal with Evolution Compact and it appears they have slightly different dimensions (5" vs 5-3/4"): How do you recommend changing this ...
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Hot water not working, nothing comes out of the faucet

There's no water coming out of our kitchen faucet. When you turn on the cold water it works but when you turn the hot water on, nothing comes out. We recently had it installed about 4 months ago. Do ...
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Can a Tile-In sink be installed on top of laminate countertop

I like the look of Tile-In sinks because of their flush rim. Can this type of sink be safely installed on a laminate countertop?
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How to disassemble this kind of tap?

I'm trying to disassemble my kitchen sink tap to change the washer. How do I do that with this model? I can't find any cap I can pop to show the screw underneath it.
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How can I stop sink fitting from leaking?

We have a somewhat interesting set up under our kitchen sink. There is a flexible pipe fitting connecting the sink drain to the waste pipe. We recently had a clog in the line and I had to disassemble ...
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Grohe Lacuna kitchen faucet aerator doesn't works properly

I bought the faucet about 1 year and half ago. comparing with the other brands and the grohe's other models, this one's aerator has not shown me properly functioning ever: it alway seems to be high ...
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How to repair this kitchen drain pipe?

I bought an house. I've this kitchen "ripped" drain pipe. It is a cast iron pipe. How can I fix it to allow to connect my kitchen sink pipes ?
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Separate sure vent blocking new sink? Can it be moved?

We were installing a new sink from our old 5 inch sink and got halted when we realized it wouldn’t fit because of a sure vent. Of course we had no idea what it was and googled but now we are even more ...
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How to winterize pipe to outdoor hose bib if the valve is lower than the outdoor bib

I've recently bought a house and am not able to contact the previous owner. I'm trying to winterize the house for the upcoming winter in New Jersey. I have an outdoor hose bib but the only valve I can ...
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Where is screw/mechanism to disassemble Mico 7705 kitchen faucet?

I need to replace the cartridge on my Mico 7705 kitchen faucet - it's been leaking. I cannot discern any screws cleverly hidden or figure out what would twist or pop off. I've found the user manual ...
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Kitchen sink clogged

Sink is clogged. Took out air admittance valve and it works fine. Added new one and it clogged again. Outside there's not clog. I don't know what else to do
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Low water flow from kitchen faucet

We installed a new faucet about 2 years ago and all was working well. It is a Krause single side handle. Recently we noticed that the flow rate had decreased for the cold side. After a few more days ...
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Can chemicals soak into a steel sink and cause health issues?

I wonder…I have a 20 years old stainless kitchen sink in good condition. Somebody poured Green Gobbler into the sink. Green Gobbler is a drain clog dissolver (supposed to be kitchen sink safe and non-...
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Any idea how to remove this metal slip joint nut form kitchen sink pipe?

the silver connector in the pic not able to unassemble, it just turns together with the bottom pipe, I have no idea how can I remove it. Any idea? Thanks a lot!
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Caulk or readjust sink?

We installed an undermount farmhouse sink, and used liquid nails to attach it to the support. That turned out to be a mistake since it’s sitting about 0.25” lower than it should. The question is: can ...
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Can I safely free up this kitchen countertop hole?

Our kitchen sink has an extra faucet hole, where I'd like to install a small tap for filtered water. But there is a stub of some old fixture in the hole. (I don't know what this thing is so I am just ...
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Single Basin Disposal Plumbing

I added a new deep basin sink recently and didn't think it thru enough. Due to the new depth, the disposal outlet will sit 6.5" below the bottom of the sink (to the middle of the outlet pipe). ...
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Dealing with build up from galvanic corrosion in supply tees

I opened up the wall behind my kitchen sink during a major remodel to find iron nipples in threaded brass fittings. Here is an image with labels: I removed the iron nipples from both cold water ...
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faucet spins after using hot water, how can i keep it fixed in place?

this faucet needs to spin, but after using hot water, or rotating too far, the base begins to spin in place. sometimes this causes leaking issues the plumbing underneath the sink since it all spins ...
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Part Identification

I'm replacing the kitchen sink and noticed this part just past the p trap on one of the 2 drains (the side with the disposal). Any idea what this is and what is its propose?
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Slow faucet when water gets hot and does not resume flow

I have a problem with my kitchen faucet: If the pipes have cooled off, it runs as fast as the cold side. As the pipes warm up, and warm water starts flowing, it slows down. As long as the water is ...
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Is flow direction through fittings important when fitting PVC or ABS pipe?

I am replacing the rusted out plumbing (drain, p trap, tee, trap adapters, 45 degree elbow) under my kitchen sink with ABS, but I notice that some fittings offer a choice of hub or spigot connections. ...
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Insinkerator Hot Water Heater vent problem

The vent tube on my white (latest model?) Insinkerator keeps detaching (blowing off under pressure?) causing leakage inside the cabinet. Is the problem likely to lie in the faucet/tap or the heater ...
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Is there regular maintenance that can be done to help maintain open kitchen drain lines?

Is there regular maintenance that can be done to help maintain clean kitchen drain lines? In this case, there is a disposal, but only used for residue as most everything goes into the trash. Nothing ...
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New Kitchen sink poor drainage

After installing a new sink water backs up too quickly. If I remove the whole construction and pour directly into the sewer line it flows fine, so no line clog. I think I did mistake in positioning p-...
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Removing Moen kitchen faucet aerator

My Moen kitchen faucet has an aerator that none of the standard aerator keys seem to fit. I've attached a picture of it below. Maybe Moen did this purposefully to make people need to replace the ...
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Removing kitchen sink strainer with no lock nut and no threads,, only thumb screws and a metal ring

One of the strainers in my kitchen sink (the side without the garbage disposal) started leaking in the putty/gasket area. After seeing a bunch of videos about how to replace it, I attempted to do the ...
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Installing a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system under sink, should the feed connection go after or before the dishwasher connection?

Not sure if it matters, but do I connect the RO systems feed water connection before or after the dishwasher feed water connection. Also, where’s the best place to put the drain saddle?
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Replacing Grout Around Kitchen Sink

first time poster, hope someone can help. The grout around my kitchen sink is old and broken, and I'd like to replace it. Not sure if it would be better with grout or caulk (I've never used grout, ...
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Purpose of thin bendable copper tubing under kitchen sink

The cold water line under my kitchen sink goes to a splitter (labeled "A" in the picture) with two ouputs and my question is what is the purpose of the output labeled "C" which is ...
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Drain pipe too high for garbage disposal

They just installed granite countertops with deep sinks. Now if I reconnect everything together the drain pipe from the wall is too high. Short of cutting open the wall and lowering the drain pipe (...
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How do you get rid of very strong stale odors coming out of a sink with garbage disposal?

We redid our kitchen within the last year and our sink has a garbage disposer and a dishwasher next to the disposer. Recently, we have been smelling very stale odors that we think are coming from the ...
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I removed my double sink's drain pipe and now I can't get it back on properly

Pipe had been clogging regularly ever since we had it installed, opening and poking around the cleanout tap stopped improving the situation.it was filled with tons of sludge and fat residues I removed ...
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Plumbing a dual kitchen sink path

This dual kitchen sink is causing a bunch of problems, mainly clogging up at the S bend. I am a complete noob when it comes to plumbing, have never plumbed anything before and have no knowledge about ...
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Kitchen sink tap

I try to replace the tap myself but not successful. I just only remove the flexible pipe. Please see attached photo showing the tap details. Could anybody see this type of tap? And how to remove it? ...
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Possible to fill in porcelain sink depression so that water stops pooling?

My porcelain kitchen sink somehow got a slight depression in it, causing water to pool in a roughly 7" x 7" area. I'm considering replacing the sink to solve this, but I'm hoping there's ...
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How to figure out how far back a kitchen sink goes when the underside is not exposed?

I'd like to replace my kitchen sink with one of the same dimensions. However, there is wood cabinetry concealing the entire underside of the sink. Perhaps it is standard to have the same sink wall ...
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