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Under Sink Plumbing WTF

Recently bought a house that has this setup under the kitchen sink. The garbage disposal flows into other side of the sink, which seems obvious when looking at the tee connecting the two sides. ...
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What connector/fix for garbage disposal plumbing?

I bought my home a few years ago, no problems. Lately when I run the garbage disposal the dirty water will spew out of this gap between the pipes. It looks improperly connected (it's not connected, ...
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Not enough room for water stop valve below kitchen sink

I'm updating some of the piping below my kitchen sink and trying to understand options to repair a water stop valve that was broken when we moved in. The stop valve's wheel was separated and laying on ...
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Unable to detach kitchen faucet

I'm attempting to replace a kitchen faucet but unable to unscrew nuts holding the large stabilizing piece in place. I have them mostly unscrewed, but they are down against a plastic piece attaching a ...
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Kitchen Plumbing: Going from 2 drains to 1

Current sink has 2 drains. The right-hand drain runs down and towards the left drain. When they meet, it drops straight down into the p trap and then runs back towards the wall. I am planning on ...
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How to fix a kitchen sink sprayer that is stuck in the ON position?

The squeeze handle on the kitchen sink sprayer somehow got stuck in the ON position and it won't turn off. If the sink faucet is turned on, it starts spraying. I can't get any of the pieces to budge ...
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Does My Garbage Disposal Outlet Need to Be Higher than This Drain Pipe?

I'm going to install a new sink in my kitchen island. The attached picture shows what the plumbing looks like with the old, shallow sink. My new sink is 3" deeper than this one in the picture. So,...
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Kitchen sink water not draining though there is no clogging

I'm reaching out to you all in a bit of a panic as I'm facing a perplexing issue with my kitchen sink and dishwasher. Recently, I noticed that the water in my kitchen sink was not draining properly. ...
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How to ensure code compliance for this kitchen sink drain work

I remodeled my kitchen installing larger/deeper sink and a new disposal. I am wondering if the installation meets the code in terms of the height difference between the disposal and the drain outlet ...
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No power to garbage disposal, unfamiliar duplex outlet

A couple of problems in my question. Originally, the garbage disposal (GD) functioned. It is in the kitchen of a townhome plugged in under the sink. There is a single outlet with a top and bottom ...
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Is it a problem if my sink drain fittings aren't quite straight?

I had new kitchen counters and a deeper sink installed, which made re-connecting my garbage disposal a bit of a challenge. The drain is also further to the side, so I could no longer connect straight ...
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Where should I install drain for RO system?

Where should I install the drain pipe for an RO filter? I have heard that the drain pipe can get clogged if it’s directly after the disposal.
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What do you call a threaded sink strainer that doesn't seal when screwed-in?

Is there a keyword I can use to identify a type of sink strainer that screws into place such that it still allows water to flow when it's tightened (by hand)? I'm looking for a sink strainer for my ...
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How do you remove the aerator from a Hans Grohe kitchen faucet/sprayer?

How do you disassemble this sprayer head to replace (or at least clean) the aerator? It says "Hans Grohe" on the front base of the faucet, but I can't find a model number. It was a "...
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kitchen cabinet plumbing

I am replacing my kitchen cabinets. I am not sure how to handle the 2in PCV drain from the sink- ie should I cut the PVC, make a hole in the cabinet and join the pipe or cut a "U" slot in ...
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Kitchen sink is leaking after running for a few seconds

https://imgur.com/WBEolnV The kitchen sink drips where the black cylinder is after a few seconds of the water being on. I dont know if it is a tightning issue as it is hard to turn or the faucet. The ...
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Best way to join up d40 pipe from kitchen sink to sewer to fix leak

So this is the current situation. The corrugated pipe does fit into the sewage mains but every now and then it back leaks. I am hesitant between an O'Ring or a Pipe clamp. Could you let let know what ...
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Can you identify what is this blue hose under the sink?

Please see this image under the sink. The owner cannot identify what this hose is and it appears to not be connected to anything. Does anyone know what it is, possibly to an old garbage disposal ...
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Replacing flexible hose from 1.5 bowl sink

I have a 1.5 bowl sink in my kitchen. The smaller bowl has a flexible ridged hose that connects to the main bowls drain. As it's a flexible hose it suffers from regular clogging due to the ridged ...
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How to disconnect the kitchen sprayer hose from its lead in a single-hole kitchen sink faucet

There's a pinhole leak in the mesh-reinforced PVC hose of our kitchen sink sprayer up where it connects to the hand-sprayer, so I need to find a replacement hose with the proper female-threaded ...
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What do these inserts from a reducing tee do?

A reducing tee underneath the kitchen sink is leaking small amounts of water. I'm planning to replace it. I've just purchased a replacement reducing tee, but I'm wondering what is the purpose of those ...
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So i just replaced kitchen faucet and now no water to dishwasher. I did not turn off the dishwasher hot water valve only one going to faucet

After replacing kitchen faucet my dishwasher is now not working I only turned off the hot water line and cold water lines to the faucet there is an extra shut off valve to the dishwasher which I did ...
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How to deal with the mold in kitchen

How do I deal with this in kitchen Are all these just algae or something else ? Is it really harmful to health ? like we have to make sure it's 100% not there. Here you can see light grey colour stuff ...
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Under sink leak

I just redid my kitchen cabinets, including changing to a new sink. The photo shows the pipe from the sink going to the floor. I called the contractor to see if there's anything we can do. He came by ...
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Where can I find kitchen sinks with walls extending above the counter top? [closed]

Does anyone know how to find tall kitchen sinks? What I mean are like one that is deep but part of the walls are above the counter by multiple inches so that the depth is made up partly above the ...
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What stops a one-hole kitchen faucet from spinning?

I understand kitchen faucet to kitchen sink compatibility by a simple 1, 2, 3. If I have one hole, I need to get a one-hole kitchen faucet—two for two, and three for three. As the image above shows, ...
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Fix kitchen sink leak / seal?

Kitchen sink leaks when there’s heavy water flow (Eg from the dishwasher). The water level seems to rise in the pipe and then it overflows where the pipe coming from the sink meets the pipe coming out ...
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Does this kitchen drain plumbing look correct?

I'm not a plumber by any means, but my kitchen renovation is already very over-budget so figured I'd attempt to connect my sink plumbing myself. I haven't glued this together, it's just dry fitted, ...
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How can I fix this leak in my kitchen sink?

The large grey nut keeps camming at the top of the threads, and as a result that black rubber gasket above it doesn't compress enough to form a seal. So, I'm unable to fill that side of my sink with ...
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Faucet gets loose and has to be hand tightened every couple of weeks

I'm visiting my parents in a few days and need some plumbing help. They have a faucet in the in their kitchen that was solid for a couple of years, but then suddenly earlier this year it gets loose ...
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Kitchen sink not draining *immediately* upon moving in. Confused what advice applies to us!

This is a question that’s been asked quite a few times but every sink seems a little different. I just moved into a house and within 2 days of moving in the kitchen sink stopped draining… I’ve plunged ...
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Where does my p-trap start and end

I have a clogged kitchen sink and most videos show removing the p-trap if using a plunger does not work. However, my p-trap looks different than most videos I've seen. Usually the two "screws&...
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Resistance with kitchen sink tube extension

I have the pictured sink and every time we pull it down there is a large amount of resistance. It also appears the inside tubing is starting to fray indicating it’s rubbing against something. I looked ...
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Beginner plumbing kitchen sink, high waste pipe, can I use reversible p trap?

I am replaced existing drop in 2 bowl sink with a single bowl undermount sink. I knew the waste pipe was high but I am running into issues fitting the dishwasher wye tail pipe. Would a reversible p ...
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Water pressure in sink is low after plumber came to fix shower water pressure

We had low water pressure in our showers. Plumber came the first time, replaced the water pressure regulator. This did not fix the issue. Plumber came the second time. Turns out we had 2 water ...
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Help! Advice on what to do with this kitchen unit that has multiple water damage problems [closed]

Ok so, water damage is causing me grief with my kitchen sink unit and I'm not sure whether I can save it or whether it's time to ditch it and replace it completely. However I'm loath to completely ...
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Kitchen drain not downward sloping. fix or leave alone

Just a quick question. I'm living in a new place and getting familiar with the property. I was going to reinstall a new sink drain as well as a multi stage RO filter when I noticed after the p-trap ...
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How do you oil a turning kitchen faucet?

I have a kitchen faucet which squeaks more and more. Is it possible to put some oil somewhere to prevent that? Or does it require replacement?
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Sink strainer rotates to stopper position when water is running

I have a standard kitchen sink strainer/stopper, like in the images below. When water is running, it frequently rotates to the stopper position, in the direction of the current around the drain. There’...
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My sink is not clogged but water does not drain

Our kitchen sink (which is like 2 weeks old) is clogging up... and it's really weird, because I can't find a single (physical) clog. When you fill up a basin (let's say you put in 2 liters) and open ...
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How do I remove this wall mount faucet nut?

I have no problems pulling the single handle two-hole Moen wall mount faucet out, but this part is left behind. I can not for the life of me figure out how to remove it. It spins freely in both ...
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Garbage disposal not working: It hums, but the blade spins freely and reset button is not staying engaged

I think the title says it all. We have a Badger 5 garbage disposal that is not working. When you turn it on it just hums. I cleaned out the disposal by hand. I'm able to freely spin the disk on ...
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Looking for suggestions on how to re-arrange this kitchen layout, refrigerator too close to window [closed]

I am in the process of re-designing my kitchen layout, and my current design is exactly 159 inches on the right side. Unfortunately, the distance between the top wall and the right window is exactly ...
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Corrosion on kitchen faucet

I have some corrosion on a brushed nickel kitchen faucet. It's mostly where it rotates and where the filter connects, but it's a bit all over. I don't knowingly use corrosive cleaners on it or hang ...
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Rusted kitchen basket strainer, mystery plumbing under the sink

This is existing under my kitchen sink; the basket strainer was completely rusted. The tailpiece looks different from any I've seen before and wasn't even tightened into the trap. It almost looks like ...
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Garbage Disposal lower than wall pipe - new deeper sink [duplicate]

Kitchen remodel with a snafu. Bought a deeper sink now the disposal pipe will be about an inch below the wall pipe. Are there any disposals with the connection less than 6-1/2" from sink? That ...
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Low Water Pressure on kitchen sink, but using the Spray nozzle "fixes" it

When I run the kitchen sink (Hot, Cold or Both) I get fairly low water pressure. However if I use the spray nozzle (even for just a few seconds) the pressure returns to normal, at least until next ...
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Alternative method for connecting sink drain with waste pipe directly under?

This seemed so much easier in my head before I started. The sink drain is just about directly over the waste pipe. I glued this together with two 45s and a 2 to 1 1/2 wye. I need to connect an AAV to ...
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Is it ok to connect septic overflow line to a concrete box which has incoming from kitchen and bathroom line?

I have a precast concrete box like the one in below and this have three inlets and one outlet. outlet -> Takes the water to near by canal Inlet 1 -> Kitchen sink outlet is connected with this ...
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How to properly fix leaky pipe connections under sink

After being away from the house for a week, we had the unpleasant surprise of returning to a note from our housesitters about a leak under our sink. The whole bottom of the cabinet had a layer of ...
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