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Clogged upstairs sink and tub faucets

The pipes in my 1st floor bathroom needed extending due to the installation of a new vanity. After water was turned back on and plumber left, the upstairs faucets were clogged. I removed the screen ...
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Has anybody used "Flexpex"

I am fixing a leak in my RV plumbing a ran into a new plumbing system called Flex Pex or possibly FlexPex, which is clear pex-like tubing and plastic compression fittings. I could deal with Pex, but ...
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Why would a new washer indicate inadequate water flow after a month of use?

LG replaced my brand new washing machine and after a month this new one is doing the exact same thing - generating error code IE (water flow inadequate). The washer I chose is significantly larger ...
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How can I install these vintage faucet fittings? [closed]

We are wanting to use this old faucet but can't find connections for it in our small town. We need 1 1/4" size fitting. We are hoping someone can help us find a source
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In desperate need of investigative plumber/house inspector [closed]

Looking for plumber/home inspector in the mid Atlantic area for new build (1yr) ongoing unsolved issue. In desperate need of competent help!
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How do I fix a leaking kitchen faucet?

I have this kitchen sprayer faucet and it has started to leak. The leak is only from the spout and the leak stops when the main handle is in off position. I already tried changing the cartridge and it ...
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Can someone tell me what kind of fitting for this toilet water shut off valve is?

I've never seen anything like it. It's for my mom's house built in 1957. I want to know how to replace it in case we run into a leak or need to replace the toilet without shutting the water off at the ...
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How do I install bidet T-valve here?

How do I install a bidet T-valve here? I’m trying to install a handheld bidet on the toilet. This is the one I’d like to install Unlike other toilets, there isn’t much space to install the T-valve. ...
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How do I clean up after an upstairs washer flood?

I've just had my upstairs washer wiggle itself away from the wall and remove the drain hose from the drain, resulting in water everywhere. The wash room is above the garage, so that's where the water ...
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Why is my floor heat furnace cycling off after a short time? [closed]

The setup: The system is a 2-zone system. A. Zone 1 heats the garage floor B. Zone 2 heats the main living quarters upstairs The water is heated by a Takagi Tk-2 tankless water heater. The controller ...
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Dornbracht Domani 3-way Diverter Stuck

The Dornbracht Domani line is cancelled, so they aren’t able to provide me with technical support. Our shower/tub/wand diverter is stuck in the shower position. We can’t glean whether a replacement ...
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Leaking Shower Pan

I took a shower today then later went down to my basement and saw a puddle of water - there's a leak that seems to be coming not from the drain but from the edge of the shower pan - I suspect the ...
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How to properly ground panel box if I'm replacing all copper with PEX?

So I've got a 1950s house and I'm in the planning stages of a project to replace all the copper plumbing with PEX. The copper is in really bad shape, there are ancient gate valves all over the place ...
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How to remove bathroom sink water supply hose in tight space

I'm attempting to change out a leaky water supply hose on my bathroom sink. Unfortunately, while I was able to disconnect the hose from the water shut off valve, none of my tools are small enough to ...
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What would cause a long delay between turning on faucet and water coming out?

There has been an increasingly long delay from the time the water faucet is turned on to when the water comes out. This usually happens first thing in the morning when turning on the cold water at the ...
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Hot water tank no longer getting hot after bathroom refit

I wanted a little advice. I’ve just had my bathroom redone; and the fitter/plumber has now left saying “nothing he can do” seek help elsewhere. The problem: No hot water in any tap; but radiators are ...
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What would cause a gurgling tub after flushing toilet?

My house is a 1929 colonial. We installed new toilets when we moved in (1 in a second story full bath and 1 in a first floor half bath) and after that point, we would get gurgling in the tub upstairs ...
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How can I deal with a toilet drain rough-in that's too far from the wall?

Finishing a basement on a newly built house. I noticed that the center of toilet drain will be 17 inches from the wall. I can’t move the wall closer to make it 13 inches because that would make the ...
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Problem removing under sink hose [closed]

I'm having a problem removing the water supply hose under my bathroom sink. There are two brass nuts behind the shut off handle. I used two vice grip pliers, got the first one loose but I can't get ...
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How to fix a pipe leak between well and water preasure tank?

I discovered a leak in my well house today. It is coming from the nut looking element (on the pic). My question is what the purpose of this nut looking element and how to fix its leak? Any chance it ...
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Is my Dedicated Recirculation Line designed correctly?

Question 1.) TLDR; is my design, overall, ok? (Pictured at bottom) I was originally going to do a dedicated "race-track" style hot water recirc line, then I came across a this YT video (...
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What is needed to repair a garage drain cover in concrete?

Our garage is a concrete slab on grade with a floor drain in the center. I intend to use this space as a workshop with a desk and need to repair the rusted out drain / drain cover to be flush with the ...
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Do I need to repair this PVC drain pipe elbow?

I was trying to mount a shelf and while drilling holes for the screws, felt some resistance against the drill. Tried to push the drill a bit further, but stopped as I was not sure what the resistance ...
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Is it a problem if my sink drain fittings aren't quite straight?

I had new kitchen counters and a deeper sink installed, which made re-connecting my garbage disposal a bit of a challenge. The drain is also further to the side, so I could no longer connect straight ...
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Restoring collapsed buried pex line?

I installed a pex water line to an outbuilding several years ago, about 150' long, buried in 18" trench. The line was disconnected for over 3 years and I recently reconnected it and no water is ...
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Why do I have water temperature fluctuation?

Bought a house with a newer hot water heater (less than 5yrs old). The shower would never get very hot and would quickly run out of hot water completely (7-12 minutes). We replaced the cartridge ...
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Why do I get occasional air spurts from plumbing that hasn't been opened in months?

I replaced my hot water heater last summer (about 9 months ago) and added some new plumbing for an addition to the house. I fully understand that after having the water turned off that there will be ...
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What are the hard bumps/lumps on my shower floor?

I noticed about 5 or 6 hard bumps/lumps in the shower floor today while cleaning. The last time I got down on the floor and deep cleaned was about 3 months ago and did not notice them at the time. We ...
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Plumbing Vent(s) for master Bath

I am currently adding new DWV plumbing for an existing master bathroom space. The space already has a WC and shower with proper drainage and venting. The new addition consists of a soaker tub between ...
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Were houses ever built with the perimeter tile connectind to the basement floor drain and trap to flow to city sewer line?

While having the floor drain w/ trap replaced in the basement of the house built in 1968, a pipe which I was told was part of the perimeter tile was discovered connected to the drain pipe and is now ...
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Do I need to replace the killswitch before installing a new washer?

I bought a new washer from Home Depot and the guy refused to install it and claimed the Killswitch needs to be replaced before he installs the new washer. He explained when he turned the switch upward,...
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How to connect fridge to existing water line

Received a new fridge and it looks like it has the same adapter end as my existing water line. What's the best method for connecting the two?
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What is the condition of my pipe? [closed]

I am doing bathroom remodeling. Can you tell me how my pipe looks? This house was built in 1980. So about 44 years old. My house has been using water softener for a long time. Does it look still ok? ...
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How to fix leaky/clogged drain vent?

When tearing out our bathroom to remodel it, we discovered a leak in the vent from the downstairs bathroom. You can't see it in the picture, but the leak begins at the bottom of the coupler which is ...
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Dishwasher plumbing

I am remodeling my kitchen and have to make some changes to supply lines. The existing dishwasher connection- shown below seems to have a weird coupling. Is there a reason for doing this? Can I get ...
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Why does my hot water arrive at point of use slowly after water heater replacement?

I recently had a new water heater installed and since then, the hot water has taken a very long time to reach the faucets. For reference: I was able to fill 1.5 gallons (nearly 6 litre) with the cold ...
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How can I prevent a recirc pump from cross-feeding?

I installed this recirc pump on tees between the supply lines. I have another one installed and it works great. For some reason on this install, when I open the cold water line it pulls hot water ...
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How do I remove a Delta Stryke single handle bathroom sink faucet?

I am trying to remove a Delta Stryke Single Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet handle. There is no set screw on this model. I have spoken to Delta and they have told me that you simply pull up on the handle....
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Bottom door gasket doesn’t fit in dishwasher

Have 2014 Electrolux dishwasher. It is leaking from the bottom door of the dishwasher. I researched a bit and ordered a new gasket. But when I tried to install the new gasket, it doesn’t fit and I see ...
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Why is my dishwasher leaking from the bottom despite tightening this connection?

I found I have leaking from the bottom of the dishwasher. I tried to tight it but I could not and still leaking when it’s not running. Should I use thread seal tape here ?
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Why is my radiator not getting hot?

I have S-Plan system. The heating valve has two loops, upstairs and downstairs. There is also a single downstairs radiator connected to the loop before the valve. The issue started after we replaced ...
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What might be causing these noises in my plumbing?

I removed an old water softener that sat for 15+ years and used PEX to reconnect the copper lines. Shortly after that I noticed a sound that has me feeling quite uneasy. You can hear what sounds like ...
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Do sump pump basins always have a certain level of water in them?

I had a Flood in my basement and used a portable sump pump and hose to pump out the water for several days. The basin is about 2 feet deep with some gravel at the bottom. Once i finally got the water ...
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How do I remove a cleanout plug?

I need to use the clean-out valve to clear what's likely a blockage. I think I found the right one (more or less directly below the second floor bathroom that's misbehaving). It looks like it was ...
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Unknown Change in Water Pressure - Residential Home

I have been doing troubleshooting testing on my home to figure out why the shower & sink water pressure has dropped in my home. So far I know/done the following: The water pressure is 60 PSI I ...
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Repair a pinhole leak in tankless water heater

Its been a hard winter on plumbing, and I had some freezing pipes when I lost power for a few days and it was in the teens. The water was shut off but didn't drain the pipes. I had a pipe burst and ...
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Plumbing Water Pressure Gauge Slowly (yet still quickly drops) after turning off main water valve

I am having a low water pressure issue that started, almost out of no where, about 4 to 6 months ago. Reading my water bill is ambivalent, my water usage is higher but we started using the outdoor ...
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Replace Corroded Copper Pipe With PEX?

I hired a contractor to renovate my shower. He has a five star rating with 40 reviews on Google Maps and four years on the Better Business Bureau with no complaints. Yesterday I turned off the water, ...
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How do I disconnect this water fitting?

I found this on a hot water inlet under a sink. The front works like a standard push-to-fit. The back I'm not quite sure. I don't know if that grey piece is just a clip on that locks the push to ...
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Why is new diverter faucet leaking?

Shower faucet leaks after replacement I replaced the faucet with diverter with a brand new one. For what it's worth, the pipe (stub) looks super corroded. I unscrewed the stub, cleaned it with some ...
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