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Low Water Pressure through bathroom shower/tub faucet

We have a low water pressure in the bathroom tub faucet. I was advised to replace cartridge as I was trying to fix low water pressure. I bought a new one (Delta, white and grey). I inserted it and ...
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Possible to drain mini split into clean out opening?

I have a mini split in a bedroom that was set up so the condensed water drains via a plastic hose into 5 gallon bucket in the cellar. There is no proper drainage in the cellar so periodically I have ...
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How do I fix a sewer snake cable that has kinked inside the spooler cage?

I had to snake out my sewer this weekend and rented a large sewer snake from the hardware store. When I hit the problem area the cutting tip on the end of the cable apparently got stuck and I didn't ...
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Can negative pressure in a PEX plumbing system cause or contribute to leaks?

Generally, when draining one's plumbing system all the faucets (or at least the ones at the ends of the manifolds or loop) should be opened so that all the water drains from the system and as the ...
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Hot water heater T&P discharge going into furnace condensate pump?

I recently had some electrical work done at my house, and as part of that, the power was shut off. After a few minutes, we noticed water coming from the closet containing the hot water heater and ...
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Insulate pipes in closet

The previous homeowners ran the plumbing for the upstairs bathroom through one of the downstair bedroom closest. They actually built wire shelving around them. Obviously, when using the bathroom ...
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Why are there extra pipes coming out of the ground?

Is there any reason for all of these water pipes to be here? There are four coming out of the ground on the right, that all just connect to each other before going anywhere, and the three on the left ...
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bathtub drain leaks when filled and plugged [on hold]

What would be failing? I remodeled my sons bathroom few weeks ago - put in a new delta acrylic tub and tile surround. Was having no issues with shallow water with a toddler but soon as I tried taking ...
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How to shut off water coming from the hot water heater

I'm trying to shut off water coming from my hot water heater. I currently have the water shut off to the entire house due to a shower repair that went awry (hot water flows like a shower even though ...
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Pressure revief valve - where to locate?

To protect an unvented hot water tank on a central heating system should the pressure relief valve be installed on the inlet or the outlet pipework? What is the best practice basically.
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Is my bathtub's trip-lever plunger stuck?

I have a bathtub which is draining extremely slowly. I believe the tub's layout looks like this: I have tried several things to remove clogs, including fishing with a clothes-hanger hook, drain ...
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Cannot shut off water from street valve

This might be a very basic question. But I just bought a new house and it has a valve on the wall outside my house: I tried to turn the valve to match the hole, both clockwise and counter-clockwise ...
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How can I prevent sewer gas coming from the drain of an infrequently used shower?

I have a shower stall in my basement guest unit. As it's only used occasionally, sometimes the P-trap dries out. Other than remembering to add water periodically, if I haven't had any guests or I ...
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Can I place a Booster Pump after Pressure Tank and before my water softener

My current set-up: Well 150' deep with 2 HP submersible pump, 2000 Gal. Holding tank with 2 HP submersible pump, 80 Gal. Pressure tank set at 42/64 on pressure switch, From the holding tank to the ...
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Is Emco 1057N bathtub faucet compatible with Emco 1057?

I replaced an Emco 1057 bathtub faucet cartridge with Emco 1057N, thinking the newer 1057N would be backwards compatible. It worked at first, but the washer broke off 6 months later... Was it my bad ...
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Shower Panel Leaking Supply Line

I have a discontinued Hansgrohe Raindance shower panel (model 27005000). The braided cold water supply line has developed a leak (the leaky cold water line has plastic food wrap around it) I am in ...
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Which pipes are what in this basement rough-in?

I have an unfinished basement that has rough-ins for plumbing. I would like to finish it some day, and I'm trying to envision what a bathroom would look like. What purpose are the pipes for? Toilet?...
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130 PSI- Irrigation system, water line in house

Had irrigation system installed 2 months ago. Due to location of meter and PRV, the POC was after PRV. After done was told pressure too low even though static pressure was at 63psi, dynamic flow was ...
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Water is coming out from shower hose every time I use water in any part of my house

The shower water seem to have a life of it’s own.It is not stopping regardless. When using the sink or washing machine, even the kitchen sink, the shower stream changes dynamicly with a pumping sound. ...
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Does anyone know the brand of this shower fixture?

The shower head has male fitting into the arm female fitting. Seems to be made outside the United States, but no name on any parts.
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Outdoor faucet leaking

I have a leaking faucet outdoors. It is not a dripping leak but is a small spray coming out of the house facing side of the PVC T connection (as in photo). It seems to be the feed into the kitchen ...
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My faucets to the bathrooms and the kitchen sinks don’t have hot water

All my 3 bathroom sinks don’t have hot water and including my kitchen sink. What is the problem and how do I fix it??? I have hot water in the shower but it takes a while for it to go hot.
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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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Can i install a water pump to an overhead tank having a single piping system?

i have an overhead tank on my roof where it is filled and drained by single pipe system. but the pressure is too low at the different outlets (kitchen, bathroom, toilet). i want to connect a pump in ...
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How to get a fish wire through a 65mm diameter pvc pipe that has a number of bends?

Pipe (65mm diameter) is used to collect rainwater from house roof - discharge is in remote water tank about 18 feet away. From the start - pipe has 3 x 45 degree bends in downward 8 feet length, then ...
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Adding CPVC tee to existing 1" CPVC water main line

I am trying to add a tee to my water main to branch a line for irrigation system. My water main is 1" CPVC and doesn't have enough movement to insert the tee. Any ideas? Need the tee inserted in the ...
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Are there any options for connecting into main stack for venting branch below waterline?

Are there any options for connecting into main stack for venting branch below waterline? Could I go up for a few feet with a with a wye join and then come back down? The reason for trying to come up ...
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I want to use toilet vent to drain double vanity. Is this code?

This is Oregon, so a version of UPC. I want to drain my double vanity sinks in the wall horizontally into the 2” toilet vent. I think this is called wet venting the toilet. The two sinks will ...
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Peculiar external spigot replacement needed

I have the following spigot and it appears that there is no way to access the piping that leads to it. I am used to the typical silkcock style but this one I've never seen before. Is it removable from ...
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Is this an ok construction for a bathroom sink drain?

I have a bathroom sink that is constantly clogged or running slow. I’ve cleaned out the P trap, removed the pop up drain stopper and it still ran slow. I bought a DIY snake and can’t get it past these ...
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No hot water in only one bath tub

We are not getting hot water in only one bath tub. The left side is for hot water and right side is for cold. There is no drop in pressure when I turn on only the left side. But instead of hot water ...
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Options for dealing with stuck waste arm

I had a leak under a laundry sink. The tail piece, P-trap and waste arm are chrome-plated. I had to apply a torch to the joints, but finally got the parts separated. The waste arm must have been the ...
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What are my options to change the finish on a faucet?

I have a copper finish bathtub faucet (Roman style), and I want to change it to match the other faucets. Can I paint it? If so what kind of paint will hold up? Can I refinish it by any other means?
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Toilet shut off valve not shutting off completely

Before replacing my flapper I turned off the toilet shut off valve, flushed the toilet to drain all the water from the toilet tank and noticed small bubbles coming at the base of my fill valve. So I ...
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Basement sewage ejector fed by upstairs bathrooms - try to re-plumb drain line or live with it?

Our townhouse has a sewage ejector pump in the basement since the main sewer drain line is above the basement plumbing fixtures (bathroom & washing machine). Someone (prior to us) did some ...
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How to fix a toilet which continuously runs [duplicate]

Yesterday I saw the water of my toilet kept running. The gap at the arrow did not close. May I know what should I buy to fix it?
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How to remove bathtub faucet

I bought a house and the home inspector missed this about the spare bathtub: when you turn on the cold water, water leaks out of the stem of the hot water faucet (and vice versa). I figure the o ...
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Thermostatic Shower Valve Not Adjusting Temperature

I have a Cifial thermostatic shower valve that is not adjusting the water temperature at all when the knob is turned. I took the unit apart and couldn't find anything that was glaringly wrong but I am ...
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Repairing a leaky valve stem

I'm replacing the valve stems for my 1960's bathtub handles. There's a hot and cold handle, and they both are leaking profusely from the stem (not drips, but streams of water). This picture generally ...
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limescale flakes in shower pipes

We live in an area with very hard water, and so the usual problems this creates. One particular thing is that we get a lot of flakes of a chalky material building up in the shower head (We've got an "...
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Alternative to a basin wrench?

I'm in need of a tool to tighten a nut such as shown below: Because of the tight space (area below the basin faucet), I'm never had success with the many wrenches that I used. At last, I came to know ...
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Bridging gap between sink and drain pipe

Context After chipping the edge of the bathroom basin of the apartment I'm renting, I've attempted to install a replacement in order to save costs. This is my first plumbing project! (The original ...
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plumbing part for old jacuzzi tub

I have a jacuzzi tub that is at least 22 years old (I found it when I bought the house that long ago). I don't know the make and model, but I was told it is similar to a Jason J4260. To repair a leak, ...
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Can’t find a connection for wall pipe

My wife got rid of the old sink and trap that was attached. Didn’t honk much of it, but as a novice, when I got under to attach a j trap, realized I had no idea how to connect to the pipe from the ...
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need Fluidmaster 400 Fill Valve seal, can I substitute one?

I need this seal: Fluidmaster Fill Valve Installation Kit Model 250. It's apparently only available at Home Depot which is far away. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Fluidmaster-Fill-Valve-Installation-...
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Leaking home water pressure regulator - how to know what repair kit?

As you can see from the photo below, my pressure regulator is leaking. My research shows that I can buy repair kits but I cannot tell what brand/size kit is appropriate. I cannot find any markings on ...
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When to turn on backup water powered sump pump

I just moved to a house that supposedly has a backup sump pump that is backed by tap water. We’re currently in a power outage. I’ve never had a sump pump before. How do I know it’s time to turn on ...
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Can I use my toilet vent as a wet vent to drain my double sink vanity?

This is Oregon, which is a version of UPC. I have a toilet with 3" drain and 2" vent. Next to toilet is double sink vanity. Can I have both 1.5" sink drains combine into 2" horizontal run, ...
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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 to address diverter pipe length issue during shower remodel?

I am in the early stages of replacing my bathtub and re-tiling the surrounding walls. During demolition, I discovered that the home-builder used 2 layers of wallboard for the original tiled shower ...