Questions tagged [pipe]

For questions generally relating to hollowed out materials used to convey a liquid, gas, or other fluid substance.

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How to ensure shower handle flushed when replacing shower wall to tiled wall

I am ripping off my shower kit and the wall. Before demo, I took picture of the back of the shower fiberglass wall: I plan to install tile. What happen next is to put drywall and then hardie board ...
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Can I screw a US garden hose into any standard threaded pipe?

Is a US garden hose connector any kind of standard pipe thread? So that it could be screwed into a normal, say, threaded iron or PVC pipe? I've tried a couple samples of what I had on hand and though ...
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Repair tiny hole/scratch in copper pipe

I discovered a very tiny hole/scratch in a copper pipe in my basement this morning. It looks like the scratch was caused by a screw that was holding up some wood paneling. The hole is in the middle of ...
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DIY copper lamp earthing

I'm planning on building a copper pipe based lamp along the lines of this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Pipe-Table-Lamp/ I currently have a lamp holder terminal of this brand: https://s-...
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fix broken water pipe in garage (burst in winter)

Last winter, the water pipe in my garage was apparently not emptied entirely and burst when the water froze. At least that is what I assume, because when I turned on water in spring, it sprayed out of ...
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How long will metal pipe last in earth and concrete

I'm building a fort for my kids out of wood, 8 foot by 8 foot and trying to work out how to make it last. I can't get treated wood, and apparently untreated wood rots within a year of ground contact ...
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What is this pipe?

I discovered a 12" diameter concrete pipe traveling vertically from the basement to the attic of a one story house. The pipe is lined both internally and externally with metal. I would like to know if ...
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How to fix a leaking pipe?

Kitchen pipe is leaking, I think I have identified the leaking is the red circle. I should not apply glue or any kind of sealant, should I? What if I tighten it with a spanner and it still leaks? ...
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Are there long pipes that either increase speed of water or at least do not decrease it?

I need a long pipe of almost 100 m for filling water into buckets at my home from municipal tap provided outside of my home. Many people have to share that municipal tap and hence a hose would allow ...
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I'm replacing the under-sink pipes, and I'm confused what connector this is

I'm replacing the pipe under the sink after it cracked. I thought I had figured everything out, but the connector I got doesn't fit due to this non-threaded copper bit above the threads, is it ...
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What is the best way to semi-permanently seal and waterproof a pipe containing two cables?

So I have an outdoor water fountain and there are two cables that go from inside the water fountain through a 1" PVC pipe to a dry junction box outside. The cables are for a submersible DC pump for ...
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What type of Piping for Reduced Pressure Backflow Preventor for Irrigation System

Looking into installing a above ground reduced pressure backflow preventor for my irrigation system. Looking at many examples and videos online, I saw different types of piping from PVC, Copper and ...
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water heater - flow problem

got a new 3 liter instant water heater installed. When the heater is off, water flow is normal. When it is on, about one liter or so hot water flows and then there is no water. What might be the ...
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Should I replace amissing insulation over the heat tape on my water pipes?

I recently moved into a mobile home and with the temperature dropping below freezing I wanted to make sure my water line was protected. It has a electric heat tape wrapped around it with insulation. ...
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Garbage disposal drain is slightly higher than drain pipe

I bought an old house and this is the old kitchen drain setup: Frankly I never "tested" it before I remodeled the kitchen completely. The old kitchen has drop-in sink and now mine is under-mount. ...
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Fixing pipe/tube from dishwasher to disposal

Photos attached. This seperated today and caused a mess. I have no idea how this was originally connected. There is a copper pipe inside of a black tube. I believe the black tube was clamped to the ...
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Strategy for replacing leaky tub trap

I have a leak in the trap underneath my bathtub. Specifically, the leak is happening at the union nut of the trap (see red circle in picture). I have confirmed that the nut at the union does not ...
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Drain pipe P trap leaking under sink

I removed the P trap and pipe from the old kitchen and tried to reuse it for the new kitchen remodeling: However, it's leaking water at the connection from the white pipe to the metal P trap: I even ...
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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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Where to turn cold water off inside the house?

This is somewhat a newbie question as I just bought this house. I assume design of plumbing must be common. So I wonder if I miss something. Below is the "green" valve to shut off hot water into the ...
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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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Keys lost in a water evacuation pipe [closed]

I lost my keys right in front of my building, in a water evacuation pipe of approximately 7-8 centimeters of diameter. It goes vertically in the ground for about 1m and then bend to approximately 90 ...
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Is 1/2" flexible gas pipe adequate for a 22000 BTU clothes dryer?

I have 1” black iron pipe running just shy of 40’ to a manifold. The manifold then has one run of csst coming off it to my furnace. I then have 4 more ports I can run off for new appliances as I ...
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How to attach steel cable to threaded rod [closed]

I am trying to get an industrial look to a desk unit that has threaded rods (M20) at the corners, using steel cables. I want to get an 'X' using the cables, but not sure how to attach the cable end to ...
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Lost pressure after “clunk” sound in pipe

Kitchen sink faucet seems to drop to near trickle when the water is turned on full (Cold side ... Hot side has always run very slowly). This is not a new installation and there has not been any other ...
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can you use a pvc pipe cutter to cut waste pipe

When piping up the shower waste, it's inevitable you willl need to cut the pipe shorted at some point. When I was training to be an electrian, I used something similar to these to cut conduit. Would ...
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Proofing Heating Pipe Passage Way

I am living in a multi-family house which happens to be an old building. The person living under my room is a chain smoker. Unfortunately, the smoke is smellable in my room, even if I close the window ...
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How to identify what outdoor pipe is for sprinkler system?

I am planning to add a shut off valve from a hose bib to the sprinkler system. I am having some difficulty identifying what the pipe to the left (image below) is or what it does! Seems random - but ...
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How do I tighten an out-of-reach PVC pipe fitting?

A PVC pipe got pulled out of its fitting under my shower (don't ask!). It's been pushed back into position, but is out of reach by hand and not tight (causing a slow-drip). Above the pipe is a shower ...
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Best way to join two vertical aluminium poles

I currently have an aluminium (aluminum?) pole that's about 1"1/8 across, and it's embedded into concrete. I need this pole taller, and can acquire exactly the same spec pipe in any length to do this. ...
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Why would a rough in pipe be under the concrete?

I'm planning to install a three piece bathroom in the basement. We have 2.5" and 3.5" rough in pipes sticking out, while 2" pipe was fully in the concrete. I had to break the floor to see if it was ...
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Pipe Dope (or Tape) on a Propane Cooktop

I have a Koblenz propane cooktop in my cabin and it recently developed a gas leak. Here's a video of my soap test https://youtu.be/uhKAhUsWaUY. The manufacturer says I should use pipe dope (or tape) ...
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Reinforce aluminum pipe attached to wood posts in fence

I recently installed a fence where the posts are 4" x4" pressure-treated wood with an aluminum pipe rail, similar to this: fence and this, but without the wood rail: fence with wood rail I use a ...
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How can I finish a plumbing cleanout in my basement floor?

I am looking for some advice on what do with the main line cleanout in my basement. Currently, we have a hole in basement floor where the mainline and cleanout run. We plan on cleaning out the main ...
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Under Floor Heating (Wet) - pipe coupler under the screed?

I want to fit UFH to a whole house - normally it would be an easy process if one could just move out and live somewhere else as the whole house gets gutted and re-done. However, ideally, i want to fit ...
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Remove stuck tailpipe from sink

I want to replace my kitchen strainer and to do this, I'm trying to replace the tailpipe - but it's stuck. I was able to unscrew the nut all the way I believe. If you look at the picture below, you ...
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cold water too hot in AZ—worth it to insulate attic copper?

All of my plumbing runs through copper lines in an accessible attic in a 1960's slab-on-grade ranch style home in Phoenix, AZ where I don't need to tell you how hot the attic can get for a huge chunk ...
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How can I cap off an old, partially-exposed cast iron pipe when a qwik cap won't do?

I'm trying to cap off an old cast iron pipe that's leaking in our basement. The pipe used to be connected to a downspout on the outside and to the sewer on the inside, but it's now disconnected on ...
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Join 2“ aluminum pipe between two 4”x4" treated lumber? [closed]

How can I attach an aluminum pipe to (2) 4"x4" pieces of pressure-treated lumber? The pipe would act as a rail. It would be like this: This is another example, but with a top rail:
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Bases for anchoring 2" tubes?

Is there a base, similar to this simpson 4" 12-gauge ez base, that can be used to anchor a 2" steel tube/pipe? It would be exactly the same thing, but instead of a 4" square, it would be a 2" round ...
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PVC to CPVC transition

Is it OK to solvent weld PVC to CPVC? I have a Schedule 40 PVC line outside a building and need to transition to CTS CPVC for indoor plumbing (because code). I'm wondering both from a practical (will ...
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How can I connect to an unthreaded galvanized pipe stub for a garden hose?

I've got a galvanized pipe in my garage that is used for a garden hose. It's fairly rusty. The end has been cut off so there are no threads left - I need a way to attach something to this pipe so I ...
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What are some ways to remove hardened epoxy from drain pipes?

Long story short. Some idiot poured down half a gallon of mixed epoxy into the sink, and washed it down with water. Epoxy traveled quite far, and then hardened, fusing with the pipes, creating a hard ...
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Is this flexible drain trap configuration acceptable?

I recently redid my entire bathroom (new to all of this), The sink we chose has a draw back we discovered late into the remodel...it has a non-removable drawer that sits almost level with the drain ...
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What size are the correct fittings for 1 1/4" ABS pipe?

I need to plumb into an existing ABS drain, labelled as "ABS/DWV 1 1/4" schedule 40 ", but for the life of me cant find any 1 1/4" fittings!!! My suspicion is that the pipe is 1 1/4" ID, and I need ...
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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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Why is it difficult to find pvc pipes in europe?

I was planning on building some kind of piston toy gun like this one. However, I have trouble finding the pvc pipes in europe (France and Switzerland at least). I looked at the webpage of Hornbach, ...
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What is this vertical metal pipe in my backyard? old well? septic?

Purchased this house last week and the previous owners also did not know what it was. The pipe is heavy duty and set in concrete. There's water about halfway up the length of the pipe, but I haven't ...
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Able to / good way to cover / handle cleanout in the floor

I am trying to install vinyl plank flooring in my basement and the cleanout is right in the middle of the floor unfortunately. Am I able to cover it and/or is there a good way to handle putting the ...
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How to precisely measure pipe inner diameter using digital Vernier caliper?

I have a pipe of unknown inner diameter. The pipe is big so I cannot measure it's outer diameter (the outside jaws won't reach the midpoint). I want to measure inner diameter. That should be easy, in ...

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