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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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Plumbing Piece(?) Identification From Stop Valve Removal

Posted a question here to help me debug low water pressure to my kitchen faucet. Link to post here: kitchen-faucet-low-water-pressure-cold-only Basically, there was low water pressure only on the ...
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Water getting under edge of sink

I noticed a little evidence of water getting around the edge of my sink and I was thinking of adding clear caulk around the edge of the sink. I can’t see that there was any ever applied there. Would ...
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New kitchen faucet lost water pressure after running dishwasher

Ugh. So we had some issues with our dishwasher. I ended up fixing those and the dishwasher is now running normally. Now, our kitchen sink has lost hot water pressure, it's just a trickle. We checked ...
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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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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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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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Kitchen Faucet Low Water Pressure (Cold Only)

Have a single handle kitchen faucet. Hot water pressure works fine, but cold water has very low pressure (almost a trickle). Things I have tried: Cleaned the aerator (nothing blocking it) Changed ...
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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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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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Kitchen sink water pipes installed, not cloged but water does not drain at all

I installed the new pipes after the old ones broke. They are all installed as the old ones, but somehow the water doesn't drain at all. See pictures: (click to enlarge) I believe that everything is ...
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Unknown kitchen tap aerator needed

I need a new aerator for this kitchen tap, but I can't identify the correct type required. I have a standard fitting that fits the thread, but it doesn't interface with the narrow pipe directly like ...
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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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Help with unclogging the kitchen sink using a plunger

I tried to unclog my kitchen sink using a plunger, but it's not work, probably because the dishwasher is draining to the same pipe; see the Y-connector in the photo below. I want to cap off the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adding a sink drain to washing machine drain

I am installing a kitchenette and need to add a drain for a kitchen sink, the problem is the closest drain is the washing machine standpipe. The kitchenette will be a L shape with the sink being on ...
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Garbage disposer permanently jammed

I have a 1/2 horsepower insinkerator (Badger) brand garbage disposer. I noticed poor performance and constant clogging requiring frequent turns with the manual releasing tool underneath. After some ...
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What is kitchen sink overflow valve called, and is there an alternative?

My kitchen sink does not have an overflow, but the basket has an overflow connection which is capped off with a screw on cap which encloses a shallow cup shaped rubber diaphragm, which appears to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to install sink waste line with limited room between garbage disposal with an AAV required

Issue I'm trying to install the waste lines to attach my sink to the sewer line. This is complicated by my garbage disposal being directly in front of my wall hubs, forcing me to divert the lines ...
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Faucet adapter not fitting /screwing in

I am trying to attach a faucet adapter to my kitchen sink to allow me to add a touch-less adapter. I made some mistakes on sizes and finally arrives at M16 female (on faucet side) to M22 male (for ...
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What is the difference between food-grade caulk and caulk labeled for kitchen use?

I want to caulk the edges of my kitchen sink. Since I use the sink regularly to wash food and do dishes, I want to make sure there won't be contamination. I am considering 2 types of caulk. This food-...
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Faucet connected incorrectly, hot to cold , cold to hot. No water comes out

I hooked up new kitchen faucet incorrectly, hot to cold, cold to hot. It worked fine for 2 months. Today i had low water pressure and within a hour no water, hot or cold. I switched my hot to hot, ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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