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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What is this huge hole in my back yard?? Can I fill it in?

I have a huge hole “ maybe 3 foot diameter and 8ft deep” I have noticed the ground sinking in around it. I would like to fill it in. I know that around 12 years ago we went from septic to public ...
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What type of foam to fill this pipe hole?

There is a strong smell that comes from underneath my kitchen sink. All the wood is brand new so I guess it's coming from the hole in the ground in the picture. I have seen different types of spray ...
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What is the proper method to install a “close” metal pipe nipple?

A close pipe nipple is designed so that when it is installed there is very little or no gap between the two fittings which attach to either end. What is the proper method to install one of these? ...
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How to remove old metal shower drain?

I have this shower drain piece from 1970s, and can't budge at all. Is there any smarter way to remove this?
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How to remove this pipe plug?

I'm trying to install my dishwhasher and I'm at the point where I need to install the drain hose. However, the pipe is obstructed by this plug: I guess this is the right pipe (please confirm). I ...
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Fixing a kitchen sink pipe that is leaking

I have a pipe on the kitchen sink that is leaking as shown in the picture below: Would it be enough to just tighten the bold from where the leak starts (in which case I need to buy a pipe wrench) or ...
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How to prevent algae formation in basin pipe?

In my house, I have a basin, the pipe of which is causing problems. Background: The pipe of this basin is connected to the same drain as the washing machine drain pipe. As a result, when the machine ...
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Can i run cat7 cable parallel to electrical wiring?

I need to add ethernet cables to my business. Above the t-bar ceilling i have all the electrical wires 120 & 240 volts inside several metal pipes. If i run cat7 cables inside one pvc pipes that ...
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What type of plastic water supply pipe do I have in my crawlspace?

The hot water line under my crawl space cracked so I am trying to replace myself. The existing pipe is grey, has CTS 3/4" 7/8 O.D. print and connected with brass ring clamps and fittings. So I ...
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Can I use compression connections on rigid “L” copper?

I'm running 1/2 inch "L" copper to plumb my bathroom. I was intending to use the same pipe for the risers and stubs, which will connect to shutoff valves with compression fittings. I was going to use ...
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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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Pipe alignment/height issue

I have an issue involving the heights of the pipes under the sink. I recently installed a new deeper sink and the drain is much lower to the point that it is the same height as the pipe leading into ...
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what are the different sizes of copper pipe for gas or water

I'mcurrently fixing a water leak under the house and cant find SharkBite, coupling, or anything to fit. Could the copper pipe under the house be gas pipe used as water pipe. It is about an eighth of ...
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How can I extend this clothes washer drain pipe to reach the sink?

Installing a new washer, I found the drain hose is too short to reach the sink it will drain into. The old washer had the drain hose coming out of the right side of the appliance but this one has the ...
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Retractable faucet stopped working suddenly

This faucet is less than a month old, so this is not about any sort of build up in rust or minerals. I have used it less than ten minutes before it failed. Here is what I tried so far: Checked other ...
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How can I trace water pipes and the water flow under the ground?

I'd like to close the tube that from my garden go to the garage box. Is there any cheap way to figure out where the tubes are without dig the ground/walls?
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Connecting stove pipe to boxwood stove

I have a Vogelzang model 8x26e boxwood stove, I’m trying to figure out how to attach the 6” stove pipe to the collar, what I’ve read is the pipe goes inside the collar, but it has what looks like a ...
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What should I do about a frozen spigot pipe?

The picture isnt of my house but its similar. The ice is not in a radius around the main stack of ice also the ice is not around the value but goes to the bottom of the pipe. I can't hear any running ...
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Pipes thawed, cold water runs, not hot water

Our pipes froze recently and we heated the ones connected to the outside of the house. They thawed and the cold water is running now. However, I cannot get the hot water to run, or my tub faucet ...
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Low pressure on hot water, no cold water, frozen pipe?

We woke up yesterday to no cold water running in our basement toilet and shower. There is no cold water and very low pressure on the hot water. We had extremely low temperature outside (-24 Celsius) ...
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Why does a water line behind wall of home have capped off areas above supply area that heads out to wall?

I couldn't find an answer to this question using Google. I think it's because I am not sure how to ask the question properly. I am not a plumber but I have seen in my new construction house with cpvc ...
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Use screw into steel tube without using nut?

I have a regular round 1 1/4" steel tube, and I want to put a screw in it. The tube only has one hole (where the screw goes) so I can't use a nut. What options do I have and can I find it at Home ...
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Water Dripping out of Overflow Pipe outside of house near my kitchen?

I have a overflow? pipe near the kitchen drain on the outside of the house that's been leaking as of late, and I'm curious if anyone knows what the pipe is, what it does, and how to fix the issue? ...
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Replacing sink trap with a flexible one?

Bathroom sink was not properly installed. It is a little misaligned. I cannot align it appropriately because the rigid trap pipe does not allow for it. I am thinking of replacing the P Trap ( only ...
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Convert section of radiator pipes from rigid pipes to flexible pipes

I am looking to purchase a treadmill to use in my basement hut the location I want to use it has radiator pipes in the way. I am wondering if it would be possible to replace the pictures section of ...
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How can I trim out a supply pipe passing through a tile floor against the toilet base?

I need a recommendation for a product that I can use to hide where this pipe meets the floor in my bathroom. There was a metal piece here but I had to cut it off since the new toilet comes so close ...
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How to reduce a nut from 32mm to 9.8mm [closed]

I am trying to build a lamp with a metal pipe (32mm thread, left side of image) and an e27 socket with a 9.6mm screw (right side of image). Any ideas on how to reduce the size of the nut? I have found ...
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How to remove sink faucet pipe from shutoff?

I am currently attempting to replace the faucet in my kitchen. I successfully removed the hot water pipe that goes from the old faucet to the hot water shutoff. I am now trying to remove the cold ...
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Will copper/iron pipe last longer with/without stand water in shower riser?

I have very specific practical question. Which way a pipe will last the longest and less corrosion will appear inside (internally) the pipe while it last? 1 I have one shower water IRON pipe, the ...
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New 1/4in plumbing shakes when cold water shuts off; worried?

I had a 1/4in line run from my basement to a new kitchen refrigerator, using a saddle valve coming directly off the 3/4in main (it's the first tee off the street essentially). Every time cold water ...
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What should I do with an abandoned gas line in my kitchen floor?

I am currently renovating my house and have just had the kitchen plastered. After removing the cabinets I found this under one and am looking for any advice as to what it may be and options in regard ...
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What's causing the sewage smell in my laundry room?

I noticed my laundry room has developed a strong sewage smell over the last two days. I suspect it may have to do with vent blockage, but I ran a garden hose to the vent in the roof last night and had ...
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Correct way to support a pipe run parallel to floor joists

I would like to install pipe parallel to the floor joists in my basement, and then conceal it behind drywall. I need to do this with both gas (black iron) and domestic water (copper) pipe. I'm ...
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How do I connect my new tap's flexible hoses to my copper supply pipes?

I bought a tap, and am not entirely sure what I should be doing with it. I received a flexible hose pipe to connect it to the mains. The current tap however seems to use plastic joints into a metal ...
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City water connection - can they make a connection at a hose bib?

I'm converting from well system to city water. My well pump and water inlet are in the back. I have a hose bib on the front of the house which would save money using less pipe/digging. So couldn't ...
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Why does my water pressure / flow rate drop sporadically?

This is a recent problem that I've noticed since Hurricane Harvey came through a couple months ago. No flooding in the house, but there was 1-2' of water on the street, which did cover the water meter ...
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Winterizing a home

I'd like to know how to winterize a home. Are there any special instructions other than putting in regular antifreeze in all fixtures , open valves to drain the pipes and drain the pressure and hot ...
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How can I find PVC pipes in a wall?

I would like to find a waste drain PVC pipe that has a standard diameter of 10cm. I noticed this question focuses on metal pipes Are there devices to find pipes in walls?, but I would like to find a ...
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How do I get a dishwasher to fit with pipes in the way?

The installer showed up with the new dishwasher (KitchenAid KDTM404EWH). Once he took the old one out, he found that these pipes are in the way: Any ideas about what I can do? The installer said I'd ...
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changing water pump outlet connection from 1.25-inch to 1-inch, how to calculation flow and pressure

Submersible well pump with 1.25-inch outlet connection I've changed to 1-inch how to calculation the flow and the pressure? Here's the submersible well pump details with standard 1.25-inch outlet ...
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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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What are the standard dimensions for the square grips on PVC screw caps?

No matter the size of the end cap, the square grip always seems to be exactly the same size. What is the standard size of the square grip? (NPT?)
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What is this open pipe below the basement floor?

We are doing our basement floor, and when we removed the old carpet I found the box depicted in the picture. The main pipe is clearly the main drain going to the sewer, so no worries there. But there ...
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wire Cat6 cable through PVC pipes

I bought this house with phone cable wiring though PVC pipes all over but no Ethernet at all. I'm wondering if there's a way for me to fishing Cat6 cable through those pipes. Note that it's concrete ...
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Are there devices to find pipes in walls?

I just moved into a new apartment and have no idea what's in the walls. This makes me somewhat afraid that I might hit a water pipe or so when drilling into the wall. Is there some kind of tool that ...
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PVC pipe projector screen frame 18x10. How to support top heavy? [closed]

I built a frame for my projector screen outta PVC Pipe. It's roughly 18 feet long and 10 feet high. I did 2 5 foot sections vertically and 3 6 foot sections horizontally. I have a base at each section ...
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Pipe Insulation Slit Orientation

I have insulated a 'sweaty' pipe to prevent condensation from forming and dripping on to ceiling tiles (hyperlink provides context). I have been advised that the insulation foam should have the slit ...
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CPVC vs PEX in new home

My old house built in the 70s had galvanized pipe which developed small leaks and we replaced it with PEX pipe. It was a two story house. The new house we are buying is three story and has CPVC. I ...
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What type of tape is appropriate for pipe insulation?

As a follow-up to my sweaty pipe discussion, what type of tape is appropriate for to properly seal up pipe polyethylene insulation (see photo in link)? I would think that scotch tape or painter's ...
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Can I swap out cinch clamps on a piece of PEX pipe?

I used a cinch clamp to fit a PEX pipe with a valve. Turns out the valve is too small, so I would like to replace it. Is it OK to just remove the old clamp, put in the new valve, and put a new cinch ...

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