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Can I mix galvanized and black (iron) pipe when plumbing for new gas service?

I'm getting new gas service (Nat. Gas, M425, 1-1/4") installed. Big Box Store doesn't sell 1-1/4" black pipe (only 1"), but they do sell 1-1/4" galvanized. Can I run galvanized for ...
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Hot water pipe falling off

Any suggestions on how to fix this hot water tank pipe (tightly setup) falling off - am planning to call in a plumber
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What's the term for a rotatable plumbing pipe "union" in the UK?

I've been searching for a specific plumbing fitting for UK BSPP threaded pipes / devices but I don't know what to call it. I'm not looking for a specific product recommendation, just the terminology. ...
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How to connect bathtub drain pipe to existing floor drain?

I have this floor drain and I want to connect it to a bathtub drain so basically another pipe. The diameter is about 40mm of the narrower pipe, although it has a thick border. It is most likely a ...
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Spacing of underground pipes with differing freezing points

I need to run a variety of electrical and plumbing from my house several hundred feet to the site of my future pool and pool shed. Included in this is geothermal piping, connecting my house geothermal ...
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Upsizing a Gas Line

I currently have a natural gas pipe coming into my house with a 1" diameter. It currently terminates after about 20' and supplies a hot water heater (33,000 BTU) and a furnace (60,000 BTU). I want ...
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How can I prevent my condensation tubing from freezing outside?

I apologize if I missed the answer for this. My plastic condensation drain tube froze outside and the water in my condesation pump could not drain correctly. I hardly touched the tube and it snapped ...
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What are the purposes of pvc pipe with open end in my crawl space?

I have two PVC pipes in my crawl space with open end, one pipe with open end goes into ground of the crawl space, one goes out to outside of the house but no exit can be seen outside. Are they ...
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Route washer drain into toilet drain or vent stack?

We have a house that has its washer drain into the bathtub drain through a pipe that was routed into the bathtub overflow pipe. It has been working fine but when the washer spews out its used water, ...
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Does this Desk draft seem sufficently sturdy

I am trying to design a 96" x 25" desk using 1.5" thick butcher block and 3/4" galvanized steel pipe. I would be using this as a craft desk, to hold a 50lbs pc, and a small ...
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What is this pipe that is uncovered outside of my brick wall?

I found a mysterious hole on my outside brick wall (red arrow in image) - it is located above the 2nd floor's bathroom and below the 3rd floor's bathroom (hence the windows above and below). It's a ...
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Pipe upgrades for a large gas firepit

I'm looking to add a rather large natural gas firepit to my backyard. Unfortunately I can't run the pipe underground from the meter out to the firepit because there's about 100' of concrete it would ...
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Can a toilet be above a vertical drop?

Installing a new toilet on the second floor, would like to position it above the vertical drop installed in a chase. Can a toilet be placed directly above drop like this? I am not asking about venting....
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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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Replace Copper Pipe & Gate Valves With PEX Pipe & SharkBite Ball Valves & Fittings

Summarize the problem My 35 year-old home's water supply gate valves and outdoor hose bibbs are very difficult to turn on and off. Provide details and any research The primary water supply comes in ...
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Sound of toilet water flushed from high floors

I live in an apartment building. Time to time, sound like flushed water going down in pipes come from our bathroom, likely when higher floor neighbors just finished using their toilet. Is there a way ...
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Best practices - where to run new gas line?

I want to run a gas line from my meter to a grill on a deck I'm building. Because of various outdoor obstructions, the easiest path is to run the line through my (mostly) unfinished basement. In ...
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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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Pipes were frozen-cold water coming from hot

Our hot water pipe was frozen in our garage. We got it thawed out and for fifteen seconds there was a burst of hot water now it is only cold water. Could it be that the water is still cold from the ...
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UK Building Regulations Concerning Radiator Pipes in Walls

I had a builder install a wall cabinet in a new build. He hit a radiator pipe so I then called a plumber to fix the leak, who did so by disconnecting the relevant radiator from the system . The ...
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Gas pipe trap nipple relative to flow direction

I know that a natural gas black pipe requires a 3-4" trap nipple below the turn when the flow in the pipe changes direction from vertical to horizontal, in order to catch possible particles ...
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What is this screw doing on the gas pipe nipple?

What is the screw, on the gas meter nipple, for? Also, is that nipple black pipe painted grey? or not black pipe? sorry for out-of-focus image.
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What type of burner ring and gas line do I need for NG fire pit?

I'm planning an instal for a natural gas fire pit in my back yard, and trying to determine what I should be looking at for parts and sizing, as well as what i can expect as the final result. Just so ...
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What is this 5' Tall Pipe on the Side of my house (1973/South Florida)?

I just bought a home built in 1973 in South Florida. There is a pipe protruding from the ground on the side of my house with all the utilities. It's about 5 feet high. Any idea what it is? Who should ...
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Great Stuff Foam sealed gas pipe, fire safety

So I have a pipe penetration problem at the gas pipe. I hired a contractor and he decided to use great stuff to seal the gap. Would it be a fire safety problem? Thanks,
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How to adjust shower drain height after replacing shower base?

I just pulled out my shower base to replace with a completely new base. Now I have no idea if the height of this will fit: Few questions: How do I remove or cut this top piece? I assume (C) is the ...
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160mm pvc pipe running through a deep concrete pour - will it crush?

I have am unusual situation. I had to use 160mm pvc pipe to create a wide duct for services connections that must pass about 500-660mm deep through a new footing that's about to be poured. The pipe is ...
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Connect washing machine drain pipe to existing outlet

I am trying to install a washing machine next to our boiler. I don't have an SDS drill so I'm trying to get away with not drilling a hole in the cavity wall. There's an existing hole through the wall ...
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How to fit 3 pipes into 1 laundry box drain?

I am trying to install an LG TwinWash washer + pedestal washer combo in a new 3-story townhome. Laundry room is on the 3rd floor. The 2-washer combo requires 2 drains. LG supplies a part to merge them ...
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Can I move well pipe from under front steps and still satisfy Connecticut code?

I have a problem with my well pipe - it leaks in the spring (when snow melts). As you can see from image below - multiple hack repairs were attempted by previous owners. I was going to excavate the ...
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Clay drain pipe repair

I was digging up a foundation and broke some parts of the top sewer pipe. The pipe is encased in concrete so not easy to replace. How can we repair the hole without replacing the pipe?
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Should I leave water in my galvanized radiator pipes when permanently removing boiler?

I have switched to using a ductless heat pump for heating and am planning on removing my gas boiler but leaving the hot water baseboard radiators and 65-year-old galvanized pipes (in the crawlspace). ...
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Correct piping for summer water supply outdoors?

I have a summer cottage, which is not used in winter, when the temperatures can drop to -20C (-4F) and lower. Currently for water supply there is some existing ~7-9m (29ft) driven well (I hope that'...
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bathroom sink drain line

My bathroom sink drain was clogged. Since drain stop had been out, figured something fell down hole into p trap. Anyway, when I went under sink, learned P Trap piece was connected to pipe with ...
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Cut pipe or remove ferrule using tool when replacing compression valve?

I have been changing the valves under my sink and I was wondering what is the best course of action? I've attempted to remove the ferrule on two of the pipes and it wouldn't come off. (I had no tool ...
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How can I determine which pipe is the drain and which is the vent in rough plumbing?

My basement has the below slab drains pre-piped, but just capped off. Coming up through the slab is a 4" cast iron pipe (toilet), (2) 2" pipes sink/vent and then a 10" or 12" square filled with stone ...
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Can this 4'' PVC perforated sewer pipe be used for a french drain?

I would like to use PVC pipe instead of corrugated pipe. I went to HomeDepot (Canada) to see what is available and the below is my only choice. I don't think this will work as is since the lateral ...
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Is PEX okay with the high temperature steam?

I’m about to replace my old cooper pipes to PEX. There’s a steam pipe and a branch attached in 90 degree to release some steams. The thing is, the cold and hot water pipes are right above the steam ...
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How do I fill this hole around radiator pipes between my attic flooring and 2nd floor ceiling?

How do I fill in this hole so that the filling doesn't fall in? The pipes are for a radiator and they lead from the attic floor down through the 2nd floor. I do not want to use expanding foam because ...
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Hose valve in the middle of lawn

My wife would like a hose connector (or a couple) in the middle of the yard, as she often needs a lot of water in certain spots far away from the house and does not want to pull a 100ft hose and later ...
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Water filtration loop and pipe diameter

I’m adding a water filtration loop to a residential home. The copper pipe coming from the street into the house is 1” in diameter. I’m going to split this main line so I can run it to the sediment ...
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Roof pipe vent leak into wall

I was on my roof a couple of days ago seeing if there was tile damage after a hail storm and I noticed on one of the pipes that the pipe flashing was old and cracking and able to let in rain (Pic 1). ...
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Repetitive hammering/banging sound in water pipes when water is on, increasing in frequency as water flow is increased

I've lived in my house for about 3 years. It was originally built in 1970. When we had it inspected before buying 3 years ago, the inspector said the water pressure was 60 PSI. The few water pipes ...
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What type of pipe should I use in my drain/leach septic field?

I have an older house and its septic somewhat failed. Leach field pipes were not glued and they all disconnected immediately after d-box so that none was going into the field. These are also very ...
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How to secure a post for a garden standpipe -- concrete around pipes?

We're replacing our 70 year old garden standpipe/water column with a new one, which needs to be bolted into concrete. Any suggestions on how to do this without surrounding the new PVC connectors with ...
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Split outlet pipe

In a prefabricated shower stall, the outlet pipe is split. You can see the slit-like opening in this picture: As you can guess, this makes the shower unusable, as the water will leak in a strong ...
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How to replace head of spigot without replacing stem?

I have a leaking outside spigot that has the pipe stem embedded ln a stone wall, with no access to the back. However, there is enough pipe protruding from the wall to cut the copper pipe just behind ...
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What should I do with corroded heating pipes that were previously under concrete and which I'm about to re-concrete and board over?

I have two copper pipes that were lagged in fiberglass wool and concreted over and which I'm about to re-lag with a plastic pipe then re-concrete and lay laminate flooring on top. The pipes themselves ...
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Pipe Under Dryer

While remodeling my place I ran into a random pipe under my dryer. What is the for? I had to cut out a square in the metal floor and when I pulled it out, it turned out to be a pipe. I don't think ...
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cold water coming out of hot water inlet (water heater)

The hot water heater suddenly stopped heating the water that runs to the house. I'm visiting Puerto Rico tending to my elderly parents and their hot water heater suddenly stopped working. I removed ...
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