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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Quality Kitchen Sinks - What Other Factors Besides Size, Shape, and Gauge

I am replacing my kitchen sink with a new one, and I am trying to determine which to buy. However, very similar sinks with similar dimensions and gauge are priced wildly differently. For example, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Grohe single handle kitchen faucet leak. Do I need to replace entire facet?

My Grohe single handle kitchen faucet is leaking. Water is coming to underneath. Is there anyway to fix this by myself? Can I fix this by replacing cartridge? Or should I replace entire facet? ...
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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. ...
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Drain issue with kitchen sink & basement

I have washing machine down at the basement and pipe out the grey water with a pump over to the waste water drain. However, it appears that the water from kitchen sink just above the basement is ...
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Trouble with kitchen pull-out faucet universal hose?

(I am using terms as shown in this exploded view) A few months back the hose for my kitchen pull-out faucet broke. I went to the home improvement store and bought a universal replacement hose. I had ...
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Does a drain pipe have to be in the floor/wall or can it run on top of floor underneath cabinets?

I'm renovating my kitchen on the second floor of my duplex, so there is a finished ceiling directly below it. The kitchen sink will be moved about 7 feet horizontally from where it is now. In the ...