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Removing sealed flexi hose

I have used teflon tape and loxeal 58-11 to connect braided flexi hose to cistern. Later I noticed the flexi hose has kink because it was twisted as it was short. I am feeling doubt that hose might ...
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Fitting radiator between pipes from the floor, calculate dimensions, power (UK)?

I have two pipes from the floor to connect the radiator into. Current one has bizarre bends added on one side so wider one fits in, but I want to change it to "designers" one that would ...
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Second-Fix DIY W.C Installation - Water Level - UK

I am fitting my second DIY W.C now. First attempt was a relative's home, second attempt will be my own. Overall, the W.C will have a sink and toilet pan only. And my question is strictly about the ...
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Baseboard heater connection to Pex Pipe Corrosion [closed]

What I'm showing is the unfinished wall behind the drywall. The pipe connects to a small bathroom baseboard heater (hot water boiler system). The pipes for the heating element look just fine on the ...
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Advice Needed for In-Wall Tank Toilet Wastewater Pipe Installation

I am remodeling my bathroom and have ordered this in-wall tank toilet: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Swiss-Madison-St-Tropez-Back-to-Wall-Concealed-Tank-Toilet-Bowl-Bundle-in-Glossy-White-SM-WK514-01C/...
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How to counter calcium buildup

I am noticing that my toilet tank and the sinks in my home are having issues with calcium buildup. What can I do to help combat this?
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How to remove handle from vintage sink?

I bought an older pedestal sink thinking it would be just switching out supply lines but there's a constant leak stream from the faucet when I turn on the hot water even though the handle is in the ...
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'DWV' PVC pipes ~ Is it ok to have an open inlet in the basement?

Our basement has a openings in the PVC drain-waste-vent (DWV) system, for a washer and water softener to drain. I just realized there's no check valve on this or anything to prevent a sewage backup (...
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Can a shower vent tie in to the main vent stack below the flood level of a toilet above?

I am adding a shower to my bathroom, and was planning on tying the vent into the 3" line that vents the wall-hung toilet on the floor above. Does this meet code (TBH, I'm not sure what specific ...
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How do I remove this part of my flexibal faucet (or do I have to at all? [closed]

I have bought this kitchen sink faucet garden hose adapter so I can set up a simple irrigation system for my balcony garden. It seems relatively straightforward, but all the tutorial videos I can find ...
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What's going on with the plumbing under my bathroom sink?

https://imgur.com/a/ppYpX3B I'm wanting to replace my bathroom vanity but the amount of foam around the plumbing is making me nervous as I have no idea why it's there. Is there something going on here ...
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Shed plumbing connection to frost hydrant

I have an unclimatized detached shed with a frost hydrant so that it can be turned off for freezing temps. It is located in a corner of the shed. From that point, I would like to have PVC water supply ...
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Is a Pair of 22⁰ PVC Fittings Appropriate for Sump Drain?

I'm planning a hardware store run to repair my sump drain line. Currently, there are two PVC pipes in the back yard. Near the surface of the grass, there is an exposed Fernco-style fitting between ...
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What connector/fix for garbage disposal plumbing?

I bought my home a few years ago, no problems. Lately when I run the garbage disposal the dirty water will spew out of this gap between the pipes. It looks improperly connected (it's not connected, ...
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How to insert a pex segment with sharkbite/ push-to-fit connectors in an existing [copper] line

I'm conceptually lost on how to get a sharkbite connector put on the right side of the picture below. This pex stuff is not bendable to the extent of being able to put the connector on and then get ...
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Baseboard heating removal

I need to cut into the copper and cap the end,is there another water shut off I need to use besides main? Do not want to flood the house!
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My softener is located in a pump house with no drain

My softener is located in a pump house with no drain so it discharges on ground and is killing grass . My thought is to dig a large hole (2-3 cubic foot) and fill with limestone then drain softener ...
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hot water system overflows after repairs

Our water system was making a thudding noise when we ran the tap. Called a plumber and they installed a hammer arrester, which fixed the thudding. However, we now get a large amount of water coming ...
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Clogging pipe from kitchen sink

This pipe (the one running though the center of the image with the elbows) is coming from my kitchen and running down into the basement floor here (the vertical part goes to the floor) I have had a ...
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Hot Water Line of Kitchen Sink Has Black Particle Bits

last year around January, I started to notice black particles coming out of our hot water in the kitchen. The cold line does not have any funny black particles. All other parts of our house also ...
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Hot water pipes expansion hits frame

I have a newly built double story house. When I open hot water on wash basin in main toilet on level1, i can observe water dripping kind of sound. Plumber and builder has mentioned it is due to hot ...
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Can a hot water heater be repaired with corrosion at the base of the input and output pipes?

This is an 80 gallon hot water heater. Leaks at the base of the pipes shown fill the small basins in the top of the heater over a period of about 1 to 2 hours. The catch basin at the base of the hot ...
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Replacing Sewer Cap with stand pipe

I bought a new washing machine and had to change locations of it due to a water line issue. In the new location I have what looks like an old 1.5 inch sewer cast iron line that when used for a dump ...
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intermittent water leak within bathroom walls

over the past week i have found puddles of water on my bathroom floor with no apparent source of the leaks. I checked all of the exposed pipes from sinks to toilet to bath, no leaks. Last night I ...
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check valve vs anti syphon valve

i want to take the outdoor hose bibs off an old pump/tank system and connect them to the house city water line but i have a drain line going to the back garage that i use to drain that line for ...
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Toilet flange 2.5” above concrete basement floor - raise floor?

My basement shop toilet was installed years ago (30+?) on a raised wooden platform that rotted out. I removed the toilet, the rusted out metal flange and the moldy, wood platform (2x2 fastened to ...
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PEX Piping for Tub Filler

We're installing a new tub/shower and are planning to use a Grohe valve - and thus a a Grohe Rapido Smartbox for the rough in. The ports on the Smartbox are all 1/2" and Grohe does not advise ...
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Outdoor faucet will leak even after changing washer in stem

One of my outdoor water faucets was leaking from the handle part when it was shut off. I removed the stem brought it to a store and they added a washer at the end with a screw on it (see picture). I ...
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Connecting two pieces of AC drain line with vinyl tubing

I recently modified my drain line and ended up twisting it more than intended when gluing the PVC sections back together. As a result, my outdoor drain is no longer straight and looks unsightly. To ...
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What do the RC numbers on tap glands stand for?

I need to replace the tap glands on my bathroom hand basin taps. The water pressure is about 12ft head of water. The replacement units are stamped with RC numbers rc1 ... rc6, what do these numbers ...
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Issue with shower suddenly increasing in pressure and losing temperature [duplicate]

So my mains connected shower does this odd thing where it will run normally for 2 or 3 minutes, then suddenly the pressure will rise and the water will go cold for 30 seconds, before returning to a ...
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Kitchen drain height issue [duplicate]

Is the height of my drain going into the wall too high and I’m screwed? What should I do?
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Is this a gas line or water line in my kitchen?

I just purchased and older home and I’m looking to install the refrigerator. I’m the space where the fridge is designated to go there is the piping coming out of the wall. The oven is on the opposite ...
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Can a water filter be mounted on the tank of a gravity fed system?

I live in a house with a gravity fed system. The tank in the loft feeds both the cold water and the boiler for the hot water. I know there are water filters that are placed right before the faucet, ...
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Removing toilet tank dam

I understand that this plastic container was added to conserve water, but it's not saving water because we have to flush the toilet 2 to 3 times anyways to get anything to go down. The toilet is small ...
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Is this long thread male without stopper to female connection tight & leak free?

I want to connect this tap (see picture) to its valve and I have to use a 90-degree elbow (see right side of the picture) to be able to supply water from the top as well as to fix the tap on the wall. ...
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How can I determine if my septic drain field needs replacement?

So last week I noticed there was a puddle of water on top of our septic tank, which was gone by the morning (few days before that it rained hard all day and most of the night - I figured water must ...
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irrigation plumbing fix

I heard a big bang when I opened my irrigation valves. I saw a lot of water standing in the valve box so I started digging and this is what I found. The T that connects the pipes that go to two ...
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Shower mixing valve leaking

I have a Hansgrohe Ecostat Pressure Balance Trim S valve that's leaking. The dripping is coming from the shower head -- about 1 drip a second. This problem started when we replaced our hot water ...
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Why would a home have two water softeners in series? [duplicate]

I am purchasing a house that runs on well water. The system has two water softeners (exact same units), each with a digital controller on it and one salt tank. I am familiar with the basic system--I ...
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Toilet clogging and overflowing every time i try plunging it

My toilet has been clogging for a while now but usually a good plunge takes care of it. I've noticed also that the chain has come unhooked from the flusher handle a few times in the last week and I ...
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Well line noise (air/ water) through house and searching for solution

I have been researching solutions for years but wondering if there is something I can install that diverts air from my well line before all that air runs through my house. Situation: Well head is >...
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Moving a toilet, tying vent to old stack under subfloor or in attic

I’m moving a toilet in a bathroom. It’s essentially just sliding down the main sewer line. The original vent is a 5” cast iron pipe that exits directly through roof. The vanity and tub originally tie ...
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Need to repair sprinkler line

I chopped off a sprinkler head with my lawnmower. This was the last sprinkler in the line, so I’d love to replace it with another head, but I’m also ok with just plugging this and adjusting the other ...
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Best method to add a tee to AC drain line

I want to add a tee coupling to my existing AC drain line to accommodate the drainage of newly added dehumidifier condensation water. I did some research myself and debating between using a saddle tee ...
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Sprinkler Manifold Connector

I have a leak coming through the sprinkler manifold coupler that’s connected to the water supply. I tried replacing the coupler but I’m not able to detach the coupler from the manifold after ...
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How can I address this gap between tile wall and tub diverter?

I am having an issue with my tub diverter. There is a small gap where I can’t get the diverter to sit flush with the trim piece. Maybe an 1/8 of an inch if that. I loosed the nut that holds the push ...
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What are these things in the wall of the spare room?

I am thinking about making this small room into a guest room (maybe a window in the door or the wall, adding a bed, etc). There are some knobs and pipes in one of the walls (2nd pic below) that I don'...
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How do I connect 1-1/4” copper drain pipe to 1-1/2” PVC?

I need to connect 1-1/4” copper drain pipe to 1-1/2” PVC. It also needs a 90° horizontal turn so I’ll be using a long sweep 90° PVC elbow. Do they make reducing elbows? This copper pipe is threaded ...
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Need help on how to restore shower following water leaking past drain cutout from old incorrect installation with no waterproofing [closed]

The ceiling below my master bath shower started to show water damage. I cut out the drywall where it was damaged and saw that the shower drain had been improperly installed (picture 1). I don't know ...
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