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What to do to sink cabinet so that water won't leak under it

I recently had water leak from the pipe connector that connects the faucet and the dishwasher under the kitchen sink. There was a cabinet under the sink, and there was a big hole in the cabinet's ...
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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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Remove kitchen sink drain pipes

I am trying to remove the kitchen sink to replace it. Its drain pipes are showed in the following photo: Anyone know how to remove these pipes from the sink? It doesn't look like I can turn the part ...
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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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Am I installing the drain saddle for a single bowl sink in the right location?

I’m trying to install a drain saddle for my reverse osmosis system and only have a single bowl and the instructions are written for a dual sink. Is B the proper location for me to install the drain ...
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garbage disposal still works but the sink just does not drain

The garbage disposal under the kitchen sink still runs, but the sink just does not drain. What can the reason, do I have to open the garbage disposal? Are there any easy ways to fix?
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Why does my sink disposal come loose from the locking ring?

I am having a hard time installing a new insinkerator in a new sink. I followed all the steps in installation manual and set the flange. When I try to mount the motor to the flange, it basically wont ...
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What are these extra tubes underneath the kitchen sink faucet?

I know the two tubes on the left side and right side of Arrow 1 are for cold and hot water. But what's the tube pointed by Arrow 1 for? What about the tube pointed by Arrow 2? It seems like Arrow 3 ...
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Hot water always coming after cold in vented tap system

I moved to an apartment in Luxembourg (which uses german-style plumbing) with a vented tap kitchen sink. The issue I'm having is that when I close the tap after using the cold water, for a few seconds ...
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How can I remove a porcelain sink from a granite counter?

I'd like to replace my kitchen sink. It is a drop-in porcelain, mounted in a granite tile countertop. It has been there almost 20 years. The tile is in great shape and I would like to avoid ...
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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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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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Help me remove kitchen sink cabinet plumbing

I am removing a sink cabinet temporarily to demolish the tile floor under it. The cabinet is going away in about a month when new kitchen cabinets arrive, so after demolishing the floor, I need to put ...
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garbage disposal relocation

Complete newbie to DIY-ing as well as Plumbing. My wife and I decided to upgrade our kitchen sink and we chose a single basin, 9" deep model. I've been reading a lot on plumbing best practices ...
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Drain pipe through floor joist

I'm moving my sink. And I have to run my drain pipe through my floor joist or cabinets. My floor joist are 2×8's. Can I run a 2 inch pipe through them. And if i did run them through my joist would it ...
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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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Water pressure high when first opening kitchen faucet then reduces dramatically when fully opening faucet

This just started happening today out of nowhere. When I open the kitchen faucet halfway the water pressure is ok. When I open the faucet fully the water pressure drops dramatically. Any ideas as to ...
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How to fix kitchen sink faucet?

There are quite a few things wrong with this faucet. There is a lot of dried up minerals that make it impossible to rotate the faucet. If rotated, the faucet rotates at the base instead of the mid ...
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Single Handle Kitchen Faucet doesnt fully reset after spraying

My facuet normally works like this: when you spray, then turn it off, it goes back to the normal flow when you turn it back on. The problem is, when I turn it back on, it's half spray and half normal. ...
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Gap between top mount sink and new counter

Is there anything that can be done about this gap? This is a fire clay sink and it seems to be warped a little.
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Removing Old Stuck Moen Kitchen Faucet

I’m stumped. This Moen faucet has a ring that seems to be held by two screws. Both screws are rusted in and I stripped the screw head trying to get it out with my drill. I tried cutting into the ring ...
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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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Re-plumbing kitchen sink

I primarily use the right sink which has a garbage disposal. Maybe this isn't a good idea? Anyway, I notice that when soapy water goes down the right sink drain, sometimes the bubbles go up the left ...
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What's this white crust in my kitchen pipe threads?

I had to change the kitchen sink P-trap (J pipe and tailpiece) and there's hard white crusty stuff in the threads that's making it difficult to screw on the new ring nut connectors. The old parts had ...
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Does a heavy drop-in fireclay kitchen sink need mounting clips for installation?

The sink I bought didn't come with mounting clips. It weighs 75 pounds. Is 100% silicone on the drop in lip enough to secure it in place?
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Why does my kitchen faucet cut off when turned more than halfway on?

A while back, I was running my kitchen faucet while the the dishwasher was on. While the dishwasher was filling up, there was a sudden spike in pressure in my pipes, and the faucet cut off. Ever since ...
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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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Install filter faucet into a larger hole in a kitchen sink

I'm installing an under-sink water filter which comes with a mini faucet (requires a 1/2" opening). My sink currently accommodates a regular faucet which also sports a side sprayer, which I don't ...
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What is this red sediment inside our sink aerator?

Does anyone know what this red slime/gunk is inside our sink aerator? Besides replacing the aerators, is there anything else we should do? The red sediment is in the aerator of the sink and one of ...
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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 a brass or copper elbow pipe under the sink?

I just noticed that an elbow pipe under the sink had corroded through with a leak at the first elbow and needs replacing. I temporarily fixed it with some flex tape and I need to find out what ...
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Removing stuck kitchen faucet

Trying to remove Grohe single hole faucet. There’s no obvious nut to remove, the C washer might be threaded on but it can’t turn with the pipes blocking the twist and it won’t twist independent of ...
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trying to remove kitchen sink, can’t stop water flow

I need to remove a kitchen table top and seems kitchen sink needs to be moved with it. I tried to cut the water supply but I only see one valve? under the boiler in the pic. If I turn it the hot ...
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Smells in kitchen sink

We have a smell that only comes from the kitchen sink sometimes. I have tried cleaning it all different ways many times. Have taken the plumbing apart by the Ptrap and have done the baking soda ...
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How do I connect a 1/2“ PVC slip joint to a 3/8” compression fitting on a sink faucet?

I'm trying to get water to my sink in an unconventional setup. I have a water tank and a water pump so I don't need a shutoff valve under the sink. I have 1/2" female PVC stubbed up, and I have the ...
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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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Kitchen sink backing up with no apparent blockage

We're having trouble stopping our kitchen sink drain from backing up. The sink now backs up nearly instantly (after a few seconds), previously it took a bit longer to backup. We've tried on multiple ...
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Which caulk around the sink in kitchen is a health-safe?

I need to glue a metal sink within the hole in the countertop - a gap has appeared in one place of contact-edge between the sink and top-counter. Many people have recommend silicone. My question is ...
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1/4" Reverse Osmosis Filter inlet line to undersink cold water line

I am trying to connect an under counter Reverse Osmosis ( R.O. ) filter inlet line (red 1/4" tubing) to the cold water supply line (3/8" black tubing in picture) under my kitchen sink. Can anyone ...
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Can I replace this broken pipe under my kitchen sink?

This pipe under my kitchen sink has a big crack in the area circled in yellow. (It's on the back side so it isn't visible in the photo.) Can I simply unscrew the nut at the top that I circled in red ...
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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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Sewage smell from kitchen sink area

(An update is below the pictures.) We just moved to our house in November and had to buy a new dishwasher. We had installers install it for us. A couple of months ago, we started noticing a bad odor ...
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Kitchen faucet gives hot water when I close the cold tap

I have a faucet in the kitchen sink that is provided cold water. There is a pipe from the faucet to the electric water heater, and then a third pipe to feed the hot water back to the faucet. When the ...
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Why does my kitchen faucet have 3 pipes?

My kitchen sink has a peculiar setup I haven't seem before. The faucet has 3 pipes and there is an electric water heater under the sink. The first pipe brings cold water into the faucet. The second ...
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Why would a drinking water dispenser on a sink have drainage lines?

I recently bought a house and have a slight leak under my kitchen sink. Was trying to figure out where it was coming from this morning so I could fix it, when I found something that makes no sense to ...
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Possible water hammer under kitchen sink

My husband and I installed a new kitchen faucet a few days ago (we are not plumbers). Ever since then, when you shut off the hot water (or when the dishwasher runs), it makes a banging noise. From ...
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gfci outlet to switch for garbage disposal

I wanna start by saying I'm learning I'm by no means an electrician. with that said I would.like to know if I hooked this gfci to switch up correctly for a garbage disposal. the garbage disposal is ...
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Brand of kitchen sink with crown logo and CSA stamp

I'm looking for the brand/manufacturer of this stainless steel double kitchen sink with a crown logo both on the sink and the strainer, as well as a CSA stamp... In Canada as you can guess. Guessing ...
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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 ...