Questions tagged [pipe]

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Rainwater Pipe Through Gabion Wall

I need to build a relatively short and about 70-100 cm high retaining wall in my garden. I have chosen to make it out of gabion for various reasons, one of them being price. The main reason however, ...
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Connect Two Pipes

I am not sure how this was originally connected, but it is now disconnected. What must I do to get these two pipes re-attached? The top white pipe has no threading or anything on it, so I'm not sure ...
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Can PVC pipes stand boiling water?

Can PVC pipes stand boiling water? I've tried searching online but the results vary. If no, would 3d printing these pipes(in ABS or smt like that) work?
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Removal of gas line

I'm doing a bathroom/closet reno on the second floor of my home. In the process I discovered an old gas line (black steel pipe) that I believe is still active. I traced it back near the gas meter ...
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Identify pipe connecting to nothing in basement (fireplace/hvac/unsure)

I'm remodeling my basement and came across the following pipe connected to a duct or something. It looks like it connects to something and, maybe, that something is the fireplace. At the least, it ...
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Can this pipe be repaired?

There is a pipe in my house that has endured extensive corrosion. I have talked with inspectors and plumbers and everyone agrees that something should be done about it. I have had trouble getting a ...
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Are those pipes at risk of clogging or leaking?

Just moved to my newly renovated home. I found those pipes looks a bit weird. The first photo is the kitchen sink drain pipe, the p type pipe tiled a lot, will this causing any potential clog problem? ...
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Old home clay foundation pipe?

My home was built in 1948. It's having a lot of bowing and shearing issues and I need to put steel beams up in the basement. An interior drain system has also been recommended but I'm reluctant - and ...
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Sewer backflow pipe in middle of paver patio

I'm installing a paver patio in my backyard and have a sewer backflow pipe in the middle of the area where the patio is going. What options do I have for lowering or covering the pipe so that it is ...
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How do I fix my air compressor tank that is constantly leaking?

I have an air compressor model WL660501AJ which had the 1/4 nipple snap in the tank resulting in an air leak. I removed the remaining portion and tried to replace the pipe with plumber's tape on the ...
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Safely detaching 4" HDPE triplewall drainage pipe from a PVC elbow that's attached together with something

I have a French drain behind a retaining wall, which is connected to a 45 degree joint and then a drain pipe (blue arrow). Due to soil erosion, the wall has shifted and that bent the drain pipe. I ...
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Can black stove pipes be used for ductwork?

Can I use black stove pipes for ductwork in my garage? I'm reading that I need 26 gauge duct pipes for garages, and it turns out that 24 gauge black stove pipes are a cheaper option (at least at Home ...
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What is this leaking pipe and how can I fix it?

A pipe below my sink started leaking. I was able to find the pipe that leaks, but couldn’t determine it’s function and/or a potential fix. It is a gray color pipe with metal stripes. It folds near the ...
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What is this elbow joint pipe?

This elbow joint is leaking. I think it’s the condensation pipe off the boiler because it seems to leak when the boiler comes on. I’ve tightened it fully but still leaking. The pipe on the left (...
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What is this pipe in the attic for?

I see this silver pipe in the attic that doesn't seem to lead anywhere. There is a hole in the wood, maybe it used to go outside? Right now the hole is covered, probably with the roofing. Just ...
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Basic question: water pipe fitting, leaks and force required

A question from the inexperienced: I have a leak at a water pipe joint and I don't know whether the answer is just more force - reluctant to apply excessive force until I know it's the right thing to ...
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Sump pump knocking after water flow if sent out

Our sump pump knocks rapidly, loud, and for 10-15 seconds each time water is ejected/discharged. -water flows freely out the exit pipe -i plan on changing the check valve today 3/23/22
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What is this pipe sticking out of the ground

I sold my dads house after he died & the people that bought it dug up the ground to fix the sewer line. I drove past the house the other day & saw this really tall white pipe sticking out of ...
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Why can't I find a cleanout plug to fit my drain pipe?

Trying to cap a water line that connects to my sewage out line. I purchased a cleanout adapter with cap in 2" and 3" and one is too big and one is too small. I think I need a 2-1/2" ...
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Water Still Dripping From Sink Even After Cut Off Valve Off

I want to change the faucet on my vanity, so I was cutting the water off at the valves under the sink (image below) - cold works fine, but the hot, even when the valve is as tight as I can get it ...
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Can I use a hot water recirculation pump to mitigate risk of exterior wall pipe freeze?

We have a home in a cold location that is unoccupied during much of the cold season. (We're talking -30 F temperatures here.) It's well insulated and we keep it heated, but up in a far corner of the ...
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What are these plastic pieces on my water pipes for?

I have these plastic pieces around my copper water pipes that run under the stairs. What are these black and white plastic pieces for? They seem to serve no purpose. Thank you.
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How can I stop pipes from vibrating / rattling / hammering after a new pressure valve was installed?

I tested the water pressure last month and it came up at 89psi. My old pressure regulating valve said it would only go to 75psi and turning the bolt didn't change the pressure, so I assumed it was ...
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How can I stop water flow in a pipe if the valve isn't working?

This cold fill is in the closed position but the water still runs. If my house has a stop tap, I can't find it (spent half a day looking, not mentioned in papers when I bought the house either). I ...
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What is the composition of this 1940s era main drain line?

I have a main drain line running from my 1940s era single family residence in Las Vegas, NV to the city sewer. Given the time period I had assumed it would be cast iron, but when I dug down to it, it ...
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Strengthening a gazebo roof support rod that was previously bent

Snow fell on my gazebo while I still had the canopy on it. It bent the rods inwards and downward. I have managed to straighten them as much as I could, but I feel like they need to be strengthened ...
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How can I add valves to supply lines when the lines are soldered to the faucet?

I am trying to replace an old faucet that my 3 yo child is unable to use because of its design. I'm new to plumbing but actively reading. I haven't seen these supply lines w/o valves before. This ...
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What are these pipes sticking out of the ground and foundation wall?

The following pictures are from a 1930s home, which was initially heated with charcoal, then converted to oil, and then converted to natural gas. The previous owner who did the conversion from oil to ...
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Is this pipe corrosion a problem?

Is this pipe corrosion a problem that needs to be fixed? This is one of the water connection for our hot water tank (gas powered). Thanks!
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Pre-existing galvanized gas pipe through foundation underground with no sleeve. How to best manage?

I have a gas pipe that is going through the foundation underground, it's going through a hole that is about a 1/4" bigger than it that has been cleaned out, there is no sleeve. Don't ask how we ...
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Why are a pipe and fittings below my shower collecting condensation?

I recently changed some of the pipes around under my shower, however now I have discovered this pipe under the floor which I have not interfered with at all that seems to have been sweating for some ...
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How do I secure my sump discharge pipe?

I had about 20' of pipe coming out of the house that gave out after 6 years. I wanted to know what's the best way to secure it in place to keep it secure from movement. I temporarily put two stakes ...
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Connecting RO to Disposal drainline along with Dishwasher Drainline

First timer DIYer here. I have a very compact piping system underneath kitchen sink. Currently I have Insinkerator Badger 5 system installed which is taking dishwasher drainage in its inlet. I want to ...
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What are alternatives to a double sanitary tee for back to back toilets?

I'm remodeling two back to back bathrooms. None of the fixtures are staying in the same place so I'm essentially starting from scratch. After a lot of research I've put together a plan that looks ...
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Is it possible to calculate water pressure by measuring the time it takes to fill a bucket with water?

We suspect that there is too much pressure in the water system of a friend's house. I checked the pressure regulator, the pressure gauge shows more than 4 bar (which AFAIK is way too much). However, ...
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Closed up basement ceiling - pipe is freezing. Solution other than ruining the ceiling?

We had the basement done (converted into rooms, drywall ceiling, etc). It seems that there are pipes near the side of the house that freeze up when the temperature gets < 10 degrees F. I opened ...
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Is it okay for combi setup to be shared between all the radiators and taps in the house except the kitchen sink?

The new flat I moved into has a quirk about it's water loop I realized that when I take a shower. All the radiators immediately go cold and the showerheards heat sometimes gets low only for me to ...
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How to tighten / connect these pipes under the bathroom sink?

I just realized the pipes below the bathroom sink are not glued or tightened in anyway. It fits into the wall outlet but I can turn it easily The light part is bigger than the dark pipe What is the ...
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Removing 2 inch water line cost

I recently purchased a home on 12 acres, the previous owner installed 2 inch water pipe and had 5 connections around the property. It sounded great when I heard about it, but when I was informed that ...
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How to secure an outdoor 1" PVC 3ft long watering riser pipe?

How can I secure a ~3ft 1" white PVC pipe riser from getting snapped off? Riser presently is 6ft up and capped. I plan to add right angle elbow, valve, and spout (standard lawn house threaded). ...
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Single pipe steam radiator barely heats up - is there a way to flush/unclog it without taking it apart?

I am renting this apartment, so i rather keep the Work as less invasive as possible. I have several single pipe steam radiators (could as well be the cast iron type). One of the radiators heats up at ...
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Remodeling basement: water, heating and drain pipes running in parallel?

The piping in our basement is arranged in a way that it is incompatible with our remodeling plans - and the drain pipe also looks quite shoddy, so it needs to go anyway. Also, due to a furnace upgrade,...
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Can I build a custom shower arm to raise the head?

I just moved into a new apartment where the shower arm is roughly pointing at my sternum. I’ve looked up replacement shower arms, and have found a few prefab S-bend options, but they won’t raise the ...
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Is the slow drain on my toilet sink due to sharp angled elbows?

I was wondering if just replacing those sharp angled elbows (see picture below) will solve the slow drain on my toilet sink. I've already take them apart and they are clean and clear, nothing blocking ...
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How to extend washing machine drain pipe?

I want to extend my washing machine drain hose as it's just 20 inches instead of at least 34 from the ground and it's lower than my washing machine. What would I need to buy to do that?
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Driveway Water Pipe Cover

I've recently had my driveway replaced, and one thing that didn't come out very nicely is this water pipe/main thing. I'm not sure exactly what it is, so any additional information would be welcome. ...
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What does this pipe angle mean?

I have this pipe and it says Weld 92.5 degrees Swept. What does that angle mean, as in I don’t get how it’s 92.5 and what does swept and weld mean here too?
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What shower head to install?

This question is a follow-up question after my previous post from here. So basically after I have removed the old shower head, I've been left off with this pipe coming out of the wall, what ...
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Seeking guidance on replacing old tub spout

P.S. New updates and follow-up questions in the bottom. Thank you guys! this is my first post here and if there is anything against our community rules, please let me know and I would update it. My ...
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Recommendations for attic decking

My wife has been wanting me to add attic decking for a while. I went up again today to scope out what work is needed. My attic is full of supports, a/c ductwork and these metal pipes. What are these ...
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