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Anyone know what faucet brand this is? Its a ball tub valve, appears pretty old

I have leaky tub faucet that's pretty old, went to big box and realized I had no idea what to get. Anyone know what brand/model this might be?
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Fernco coupling to join ABS drain pipes under basement?

I tapped into a 2" ABS pipe that runs underneath my concrete basement floor, and presently joined it using a Fernco coupling allegedly rated for underground use. (Unclear if this can be used indoors ...
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vinyl 1/2in tubing for supply to faucet

Running vinyl tubing from a foot pump to a faucet. I have the standard compression supply hose that came with the faucet. What's the easiest way to marry the 2? I want to attach that supply hose to ...
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Loud knocking noise in house with radiators and old plumbing

I'm staying in a three story home with radiators and old plumbing (probably copper). I'm a guest and it's a rental with a management company (they fix a few things here and there but not most things). ...
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How do I connect a 1/2”BSP (F) Swivel inlet with a Quick Connect hose end?

I want to connect this washing gun to a hose end (1/2") with a quick connect system. What connector do I need? Any links would be welcome! For instance, would any of these work?
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Why won't a 5/8" compression fitting with a ferrule integrated in the nut fit onto 1/2” copper pipe?

I bought a coupling to transition from a brass 1/2” FIP (female iron pipe) to 1/2” copper pipe. The only compression fittings that the store had did not have the traditional independent ferrule that I ...
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Plastic push-fit vs.compression joints

I want to know the use scenario of both, I have a 40 mm drain pipe in the ground and 40 mm shower trap pipe so I want to connect them both. I guess for my use scenario it might not matter much due to ...
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Should AAV be installed prior to water testing new DWV system?

I'm adding a bathroom in my house and preparing for my rough-in inspection which will involve plugging the main waste line and filling everything with water to test for leaks. I'm using an air ...
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Bathroom remodel DWV

I am in the middle of a bathroom remodel. At this point the final configuration will likely be determined by the drains and vents required for a free standing tub, toilet and sink. The existing ...
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Why WasteKing disposal throws water up?

My old Waste King Special Edition 3/4 HP had this problem: when activated it started turning so rapidly that all water and filth accumulated in it gets thrown up into the air (splash guard did not ...
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Had water running through the water source to the fridge but not anymore. disconnected shut off valve but no water coming out?

Had water running through the water source to the fridge but not anymore. disconnected shut off valve but no water coming out?
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Drain trap is too low for new vanity

My wall drain pipe clears the vanity, but there is not enough depth for trap. That's why I am thinking running a 90 degree bend out of the wall upward. My concern is losing the trap seal. Since wall ...
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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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Noisy circulator pump

I live on the 4th floor at a 9-story building (60+ units in total). For the last few months I have been hearing an annoying humming / whining noise. After some inspection I realized that the source of ...
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What type of floor drain is this and can I connect pipes to it?

Everything is fine with the drain, however there was some gunk left on this picture because no one used it for years and I was cleaning it up when I took the picture, here is my floor drain which was ...
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Plunger doesn’t stop all water

I put in a pvc linkage and plunger and it’s not stopping the water from draining slowly from tub. I tried all positions on it and same result. I bought a brass setup and cannot get plunger down far ...
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Water shut off to solder on an adapter?

I need to put an adapter onto a ball valve at the end of a supply line. Do I need to shut the water off to the whole line?
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What is this copper ring insert in my sharkbite supply valve?

I'm about to connect my new faucet supply lines to my new sharkbite valves. The valves came with these copper rings and I am wondering what they are and should I leave them in when connecting the ...
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Other options for an air admittance valve besides underneath the sink?

I am re-doing the plumbing in my 1950's house and the ventilation is really poor. I have replaced the entire cast iron stack from the basement sewer up until the beginning of my second floor with PVC....
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Conduit combining pipe and wire

I need to run a 1/2" black pipe for gas and about 4 electrical cables, on average 12/2 AWG through a 12" thick brick wall. Can I do it in a single tube of conduit and what should I use? Is just DWV ...
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How to best tap into this black steel gas line

I need to add a 3/4” line into this line. I plan to swap out the 2 bushings and elbow with a tee (and a close nipple) that has one 1/2” for the existing line that goes to a dryer and the accommodate ...
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Water softener standpipe question

I have a 1 1/2 inch standpipe coming off of a 2 inch drain pipe in my basement. The only thing before the stand pipe is the kitchen sink. And after the standpipe is a pipe coming down from the washing ...
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Cementing in around soil pipe exiting around brick wall. Is this required?

I've had a loft extension done on my house, all has gone pretty well. The last snagging point was that I spotted that the soil pipe hadn't been sealed in where it exits the wall. The guy on site put ...
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Where to have a custom made faucet plate made [closed]

I bought a undermount / rimed bathroom sink but it has the larger faucet holes . I would like to have a custom made plate in polished brass made . Where could I get this done ?
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How to learn common plumbing problems and there solutions? Are there any particular DIY videos that we can watch to educate ourselves? [closed]

We have self-isolated due to covid 19 and also are following the main precaution to wash our hands whenever possible. Now that everybody is using the kitchen sink so often the faucet has started ...
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Will this sink piping configuration result in standing water in the pipe?

I recently had a contractor put in a new sink and disposal along with the piping. The disposal tailpipe is just barely above the drain pipe, however the p trap doesn't go straight out. Is there a ...
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Is it safe to flush newspaper down the toilet?

Recently an Australian newspaper printed several blank pages to help readers who may have run out of toilet paper. Would it be safe to flush pieces of newspaper down the toilet?
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How do I replace a non-removable hose connection vacuum breaker?

Need advice on how to replace a Watts Series 8 Model 8A non-removable vacuum breaker.
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Can I glue the float back onto linkage to my toilet fill valve?

The part (circled in red) has snapped off - I think it belongs to the entry fill valve. I have placed the knife in there to stop the cistern from filling and overflowing. Should I try and super glue ...
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Help identify 12” spigot internals replacement

I need to identify the spigot so I can replace the internal stem system. Previous home owner did not make it easy to remove the spigot all together so I’m looking to replace the internal parts only. ...
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Can I install a bidet seat/washlet without a tank?

I'm interested in adding a washlet to my toilet seat (like this one for example https://www.brondell.com/swash-300-bidet-toilet-seat/) but I'm not sure if I can do so given that my toilet doesn't have ...
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Pressure testing radiator system with expansion tank

I would like to pressure test a closed hydronic radiator system that has an expansion tank on it. I can detach the furnace, shut the water supply, and then mount a gauge with a nozzle on it that I can ...
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When to vent new half bathroom plumbing

I am planning the install of a new half bathroom in an existing space in my home. There is currently one full bathroom, that is on the second story of the house. The soil/vent stack runs vertically ...
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How do I correctly join this sink fitting to the wall pipe?

I was unclogging a blocked drain and putting everything back together and I'm unsure how this piece is supposed to work Here it is just loosely resting where it came from. It seemed to be held onto ...
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Drain trap leaking at compression joint

After finally resolving a leak at the connection of the wall tube to the stub out (see the brass waste adapter), I installed a new p-trap to resolve a leak connecting the j-bend to the wall tube. ...
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What is this? (1972 house)

This was on the wall of a 1972 house.
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Toilet and given vertical soil stack and no wall space behind

I'm planning out a new second floor bathroom in a historic home and I'm not finding many examples. The best placement for the soil stack is to come up directly under the toilet. The best place for ...
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Does water pressure drop when opening a faucet?

Wondering if anyone can explain how a PRV (pressure reducing valve) works? I have a water pressure gauge connected to my hose bib right after the PRV. It measures 75psi. When I open a faucet inside ...
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Error Code C01 on Maax Hydromax jetted tub

I have a Maax HydroMax jetted tub about 20 years old. It gets a C01 error code when trying to turn on the jets. The pump runs for a second or less and then shuts off. I have the install and ...
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Single cylinder set-up for geothermal heating and hot-water

I am looking to install a geothermal heating system to provide hot water and heating in a small home. I am aware that constant cycling of the geothermal heat pump is not desirable, so it is usual to ...
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Sink Smell and Slimy P-Trap

I have a sink which emits an odor from the drain. I checked the p-trap and there was a pretty nasty buildup of black slime in it. I'm cleaning that out, but find it strange that just this one drain ...
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What are my options for ensuring that water pressure doesn't drop in the top floors when taps in the lower floors are opened?

In many multi-storied buildings, I've noticed that the water pressure in the top floor taps reduces drastically when the taps on the lower floors are open. I'm currently in conversations with the ...
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Plumber unable to replace Moen shower cartridge

A plumber I hired to replace the cartridge in a dripping Moen shower faucet at home said that he couldn't pull the cartridge out and so will need to replace the entire valve. The leaking faucet is in ...
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I can use existing plumbing lines to make a bathroom and why the black pipes are inside the white pipes

I can use existing plumbing lines to make a bathroom and why black pipes are inside white pipes
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Reduced hot water pressure after closing and reopening water supply in one upstairs tub

A week ago, my dad had shut off the main water supply to our house to repair a leaky shower head. Upon opening water supply, our faucets sputtered for a little while as they normally do and water ...
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Do push-to-connect (Sharkbite) couplings allow for any thermal expansion?

I was reading the installation instructions for hot water (hydronic) baseboard heating sections. It says to consider using a special coupling between long sections of baseboard to allow for thermal ...
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So is it better to go from a smaller pipe to a bigger pipe?

OK I know it sounds confusing so here I go. Doing some work on the washer supply lines. Well they are copper right now 1/2". Issue is there is leaking around the shutoff valves and such (old ...
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Gurgling Noise from Sink

Our upstairs bathroom has a toilet, tub and sink. The sink drains very quickly, but starting a couple of seconds after it empties there is a gurgling sound (blub blub blub...) that lasts several ...
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Kitchen Faucet Low Flow by design?

Just moved in and noticed the kitchen faucet has low flow. About 1 GPM. Rest of the house is fine. Seems like the faucet supply lines are too narrow. Never seen this before. Is this normal? The ...
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Connecting a hose to a 3/8 compression fitting

I have a dog waterer that has a female garden hose connection. I would like to take a tee off my 3/8 compression fitting above my cut off valve under the sink to connect to this. Any suggestions on ...

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