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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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Improving under sink setup with drain close to sink bottom

Any suggestions on how I can improve the messy under sink set up below? RO and dishwasher drain need to connect above drain level Is the flexible P-Trap good enough for permanent installations?
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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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Do I need to cut stone countertop for kitchen sink?

I am looking to replace my top mount kitchen sink with another top mount sink that is 5cm bigger on the left-hand side, this only really affects the drying area, and the sink and waste disposal fit ...
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Grohe Veletto tap disassembly

Help opening a Grohe tap Hello, How do I open the nozzle end of this Grohe Veletto tap to clean it out? After six years, there’s some build-up, and I think it’s making the spray button stick such that ...
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Slow Leak at Brass Fitting on Hot Water Line (Kitchen Sink)

I have a slow leak under my kitchen sink. It is from the hot water line to the faucet and dishwasher. I have tried replacing the brass fitting but it still leaks in the same spot. You can see the drip ...
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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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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 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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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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Garbage disposal drain is slightly higher than drain pipe

I bought an old house and this is the old kitchen drain setup: Frankly I never "tested" it before I remodeled the kitchen completely. The old kitchen has drop-in sink and now mine is under-mount. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Shared trap between disposal and dishwasher standpipe

We recently got new counters installed with a deep sink. The garbage disposal outlet is now just about level, if not a little lower than the drain. I understand that the sink will likely not drain in ...
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Can't get plumbing auger past T-junction after 90° angle

I have a clogged outbound sewage pipe below my kitchen sink. Or rather - some distance away from below my kitchen sink. I have a kind of a plumbing auger, but - its head is a bit wide (maybe 1.5-2cm ...
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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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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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Can I remove this plastic elbow inside my kitchen tap?

Context: I want to replace the tap nozzle of my kitchen tap to use an water-saving aerator. I have bought one and tried to install it. However, it doesn't fit due to a plastic elbow inside my tap. I ...
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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 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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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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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 I use to cap a kitchen sink sprayer hose?

My kitchen sink has a sprayer. I want to remove it. I believe I would need a cap to seal off the connection after I take the sprayer hose off. I saw a few articles saying you need to get a "3/8-inch ...
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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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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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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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HansGrohe lacuna faucet low water pressure

I have a Hans Grohe Lacuna faucet. We love it, but it's started to run slow recently. There's a filtered water tap that uses the same cold water supply, and it's running fine. I assume it's 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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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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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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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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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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How to get a stuck Moen faucet cartridge out?

I have a single-lever Moen kitchen faucet that's 12 yrs old and I'm trying to replace the original cartridge. Moen sent a replacement cartridge (1225 B), that includes a removal tool. I've removed ...
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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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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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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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