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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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Is it safe to unclog the kitchen sink while letting the dishwasher run?

I am unclogging my kitchen sink with a chemical liquid while having my dishwasher running. Is it safe to do so? I'm afraid the chemical liquid may enter the dishwasher while it is running.
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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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Franke Ascona kitchen tap dripping with intermittent flow

My Franke Ascona kitchen tap (only 2.5 yrs old) recently started dripping from the faucet. Pretty sure it’s the hot side that’s dripping as water is tepid or room temp rather than ice cold. Dismantled ...
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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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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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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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What is this next to the kitchen bar sink?

What is this next to the sink?!
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How to hook up this kitchen drain?

I'm trying to use flexible hose drain pipes that came with the sink. How do I attach this pipe to the wall drain? Also, Can I attach dishwasher drain to this inlet - I believe its originally designed ...
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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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How can I figure out why my undersink water filter system is clogged?

enter image description hereMy 3-year-old undersink water filter system stopped working (i.e., no water comes out). I changed the filters but still no water is flowing. Any suggestions on where to ...
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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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Should I run the tap while dumping boiling water?

It seems to be common advice to run the cold water while dumping boiling water down the drain (for example, when draining pasta). A variety of reasons are cited for this, one of which is that it is ...
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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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Cutting sink boss from granite composite sink

We have a Swanstone composite granite drop in sink. We have a very narrow counter. The sink fits but the sink boss extensions in the front will not be used and I would really like to cut them off to ...
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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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Why is my mixer tap/faucet slow to switch off?

I have a 4-year-old mixer tap/faucet in my kitchen, and until recently the water would stop flowing immediately when the tap was switched off. Now the water continues to flow for a few seconds when ...
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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 ...
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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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Drain line adapter recommendation for reverse osmosis kit + dishwasher?

I want to put in a reverse osmosis kit under my kitchen sink, and it requires a waste line tied into the main drain line of the kitchen sink. There's already a dishwasher drain line hooked up to the ...
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Can I reduce hot water distribution delay with thinner tubes?

Kitchen and bathroom(s) are at the opposite sides of my house (14m). I recently replaced and moved my hot-water-heater (electric, now thermo-dynamic) closer to the bathroom(s) in order to reduce the ...
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Drain under the kitchen sink check

Today I inspected the drain and trap under the kitchen sink. I haven't really had any specific problem but I guess the drain could be faster. Sometimes I start the disposer to make it drain quicker. I ...
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Slip nut wrench vs adjustable wrench

I'm trying to tighten a slip joint zinc nut where a leak appears to be coming from. I found this particular wrench which seems to fit the bill (shown below and here). How is this tool better-suited ...
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How can I replace this P-trap

This metal p-trap in my kitchen has rusted out at the bottom and is leaking. I removed it and in this case the nut goes on the trap side and the piece it connects to is threaded. I'm used to seeing ...
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Are all plastic compression fittings interchangeable?

I need to rework the plumbing under my kitchen double sink. Currently, it consists of one brass drain pipe along with all ABS pipe and compression joints. Can I replace the pieces I need with their ...
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Would caustic soda destroy a rubber gasket under a sink?

Today I made the mistake of pouring caustic soda down a kitchen waste-pipe to unblock it. Despite reading that it's safe on plastic pipes, it created a terrible leak between the pipe and the underside ...
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What tool to tighten nut on kitchen faucet?

I'm not sure what the name of this nut is, but it has come loose. I have a "basin wrench ratchet head" that goes on my socket set ratchet with a long arm but it can't get purchase because it is too ...
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Is it prudent to unclog kitchen sink with boiling water?

For months one side of the kitchen sink has been blocked or sluggish, while the other (on the side of the dishwasher) flows freely. After several applications, I am giving up on Draino. It does not ...
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What is the technical name for this flexible metal hose?

I wanted to buy this type of flexible metal hose connected to the spray gun of my kitchen sink tap. As I do not know its specific name, specifically the type of connection used at the two ends, my ...
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Dual Sink with Garbage Disposal Setup

My sink set up gets blocked all the time when putting food through the garbage disposal. I took it apart and noticed the "Tee" had a very small hole for garbage disposal waste to pass through causing ...
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Is it possible to add fluoride to my tap water?

I live in a city without fluoridated drinking water. Do I have any options for adding fluoride to my tap water? I found countless results online for filters that can remove fluoride from tap water, ...
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Kitchen sink - loose tap

Moved to a new apartment, got a "furnished" kitchen. How do I fix this kitchen sink and tap connection?
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How can I remove the stopper from my sink?

As you can see in the picture, in my infinite wisdom, I managed to block the kitchen sink with the stopper by placing it upside down in the sink, now I can't take the stopper out... Oops. Any ...
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Kitchen sink pressure cup stuck

I removed the nut that holds the kitchen sink strainer in place but the pressure cup and strainer won’t budge. I’ve tried to pry off pressure cup but still won’t come off.
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Kitchen sink drain occasionally clogs at junction 40 feet downstream from disposal

It doesn't take all that much for the drain to get backed up. We do OK by letting virtually no food particles down the sink, but invariably it backs up now and again, particularly when we're hosting. ...