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Connecting water tankers at different levels

I have 2 water tanks installed in my 3 story building. 1st one is on top of the 3rd floor, the other one is on top of 2nd. The pump is installed at Ground Floor. Now I made one outlet at 800 lts of ...
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Proper Trap Diameter

My kitchen sink drains slowly even after I snaked it 20ft without hitting any consequential clogs. I'm thinking there could be a couple of issues: The trap diameter (2.5") is too wide for the inlet ...
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Extra water line under sink?

My house’s basement has a small kitchen area with a sink. I can’t figure out how to turn the water on to the sink. When I turn the valve on the left, I can run the sink but the third water line (which ...
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Strange plumbing issue, no water flow to 1 faucet after shutting main off

I have had this happen a few times but was always able to get it flowing again. What happens, after shutting off the main water supply to the house 1 bathroom faucet fails to "prime" for lack of a ...
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Cold water not flowing to certain areas in the house

The water main busted and after it was repaired we no longer have cold water in the front bathroom, the back bathrooms toilet or shower but still have cold water through out the rest of the house. No ...
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Trying to identify a shower mixer valve

Can anyone identify this shower valve as I need to change the cartridge??
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Toilet constantly draining

I've got a problem that I think has only started occurring in the last week or so, my toilet seems to keep draining for up to hours after it was last flushed, and weirdly so it seems to be affecting ...
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Free Standing Ice Maker Drain

The free standing ice maker's cold water that drains into the P-trap drain is causing condensation that drips all along the drain about 10 feet causing mold.
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My sink's sewage pipe is too low

I wanted to use the bottle trap for the minimal quality but that's out the window because my sewage pipe sticks too far out of the wall. The first issue was that mt bottle traps tailpiece didnt fit ...
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Dog Groomer Tub has wall drain up too high for water to drain, how can I fix this?

I am a dog groomer and the building I recently moved in was used as a Beauty Shop. The drain that my bathing tub is supposed to hook up at is located too high. I know the water will not drain uphill. ...
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Replace Insides of Old Leaky Push/Pull Tub Valve

I have a leaky push/pull shower/tub valve that caused some wall damage. I have taken off the outer components but I can't see any obvious way to open the valve so that I can replace the insides, ...
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Reverse Osmosis tank fills for 45 minutes and stops. Drains in 10

I changed the catridges on my system. Now the tank fills for about 45 minutes with all the valves except the drain line open. It empties in about 10 minutes. Water is not continuously running to the ...
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Drain Pipe from Washing Machine entering Kitchen behind Oven and running down the outside of the wall

I'm planning a remodel of my Kitchen, and when looking around behind the Oven I've noticed that the drain pipe from the washing machine, as well as what I believe to be the hot and cold supplies for ...
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Installing Spigot Upside Down and Close to Ground

I live in a trailer and am debating attempting to put a hose outside/on the side. A few considerations: I have no plumbing experience It gets -40 where I live in the Winter I have read great things ...
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Well pump issues

Help.. we just installed a new pressure tank, and pressure switch.. we got everything working except now the pressure gauge always reads 50psi.. dies not move when running water in the house. Also ...
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Vent design for stacked sinks?

I need to establish a new drain and vent for relocated kitchen sinks, deciphering the plumbing code and existing cast iron left me with questions below (also see a proposed design attached). The ...
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Should I put a cap on this pipe?

Underneath my kitchen sink you can see the following: As you can see, the spout (is this the correct term?) has kitchen roll stuck in it. Isn't this suppose to be sealed with a cap? Doesn't it run ...
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Braided stainless steel water supply hoses versus rubber hoses

I've noticed some apartments that use both for water supply to faucets and toilet cisterns. I understand that the braided hoses are rated for higher pressures, but how do they compare in terms of ...
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What kind of a valve is this?

I need to turn off the water supply to this washing machine. What kind of a valve is this? How do I operate it? Furthermore, why are there three rubber wires that leave the hot and cold water pipes? ...
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Can I run these plumbing lines like this?

After calling about 8 companies and only having two come out who no longer answer, I'm going to give this one a shot before throwing in the towel. This is via permit and I'd like to be super sure ...
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How to adjust tub water level with standing waste stopper?

I have an old tub with a standing waste stopper. When the drain is closed, if the water level gets too high, it automatically drains down to a fixed level. That level was 3/4 of the tub depth, until ...
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Can water supply lines touch or rest on each other?

I have 2 bathrooms that share a wall on our 2nd floor. Both have independent supply lines for hot and cold for each bathroom. One of the hot water supply lines was inoperable so I capped it and added ...
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My copper pipe has a leak right at the basement slab surface

Leak in pipe is barely above the concrete floor. If try to cut and solder will be too low. Any suggestions? Too close to concrete for SharkBite connections.
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Air Lock in Trap?

It takes a while for this to drain. Am I getting an air or vapor lock condition due to the "S" shape used with this trap. I did this due to the shelf in the vanity.
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(re)plumbing trap for double basin sink

One of the p-traps under my sink was corroded and leaking. When I looked into replacing it, I saw that it was recommended to just have the garbage disposal and non disposal side of the sink come ...
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Broken rubber seal - leaking toilet cistern

The black rubber dome on the underside of my toilet cistern cracked and flooded my bathroom. What's it called? What's it for? What measurements do I need to make to buy a new one? What tools do I ...
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High initial water pressure from faucets

I live in a multi unit condominium building (approx 8 units per building), lately water pressure coming out of our faucets has been abnormally high for about 2-5 seconds until it reduces back to ...
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compression nut size for refrigerator water inlet valve

I have a Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator that has a compression male thread at the water inlet valve. The model # is 10650562991. I am trying to connect the copper flexible tubing that you buy as a ...
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Plastic fitting cracked in kitchen faucet supply line

The fitting is cracked along its base as you can see in the picture. This is the faucet-end of a quick connect fitting (the other side goes to the spray hose). I'm hoping to not have to replace the ...
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How to fix drainage clog in the shower?

Drainage in my bathroom is keep getting clogged. I tried using a snake by drilling manually ... poured at least 4 cans of Drain clog remover on different time period... in the last 3 days.. however, ...
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Water coming in below sump pit corrugated pipe! Is this normal?

I have water coming in from around the inlet pipe in my sump pit. I dont think i ever noticed it before. I live in Illinois and the house was built in 2001.
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Water leaking from Moen system

I have a leak from the spigot on a Moen system. It takes a 1222 valve. I replaced the valve but it still leaks out of spigot. What do I do now??
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Water heater extra set of wires. Please help

I'm installing a water heater when I opened the junction from the the house there was a black wire, a white wire and a black and a white wire nutted together. What is the purpose of this and what ...
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Raising Pump pressure

My pump and switch are down the basement, which means the well is even lower, and I have a 2 story house. My pump is currently set at 30/50, and I need more pressure in the upstairs bathroom. I have ...
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cheap hot water tank failure after 3 1/2 years - expected, luck, installation problem, acid water, pressure cycle?

This "6 year" hot water heater failed after 3.5 years - is it bad luck (eg normal for the $429 box store 40 gal DHW heaters and how they make money off what I expect is a pro-rated warranty?), poor ...
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How can I properly vent my basement bathroom

The previous owner of my house installed the bathroom diy. A plumber told me it was not to code so I tore it out. I’ve read that the fixtures need to be within 5’ of the air vent. I’m trying to ...
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Leaking laundry faucet, seems too well attached to pipe to come off

The hot water valve for our washer started leaking after we turned it back on after replacing our washer. It probably hadn't been shut in years. If I keep it shut the leak stops, but if it's open ...
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Fuel gas CSST line allowed in plenum in Texas?

I recently visited a house. The host pointed out something interesting. The furnace AC combo is in an indoor closet and is vertical upflow and sits on top of a filter base that sits on top of the ...
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toilet is constantly running water to tank but won’t fill

My toilet is constantly running and water is pouring into tank but won’t fill and toilet won’t flush
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Bad smell on clothes caused by plumbing?

I had a washing machine engineer out today to look over my machine and help me understand why my clothes smell bad after every wash. He said it is caused by the plumbing under the sink Can you help ...
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Odd Size Tub Drain- 1 3/8" Coarse Thread

I recently removed a drain from my fiberglass tub/shower enclosure. It didn't survive. The problem is that it the older 1 3/8 standard but coarse thread, not fine. All I can find is fine in that ...
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How crooked can you crimp pex rings?

I had to add a supply valve for my refrigerator in my house. It's my first time working with pex. I added some Pex B to my existing Viega cold water line and used copper crimp rings with the ...
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How to cut copper pipes quickly (and cleanly)

Are there tools for cutting copper pipes that work faster than manual tube cutters like this one? I have the latter type of cutter, and it works fine, but it takes a fair amount of time and effort to ...
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Low pressure when using outside hose

We are in the northeast on a well. We have had no issues with inside water pressure or running out of water. Recently, On two occasions, we filled a 240 gal inflatable pool from the outside hose. ...
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Is it OK to drink water from newly-cemented PVC pipes?

It has been my habit to use Christy's Red Hot Blue Glue to mend PVC pipe. I am happy with the performance and the repairs turn out very well. I also note, with great interest, that it is rated for ...
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Faucet handle removal

I’m trying to replace my bathroom faucet (I turned off the water supply lines) and cannot get the base of the handles off. Here are photos of the top and bottom: Anything I should try?
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By how much can I trim back the connectors of 1.5" PVC fittings?

We're installing the drain plumbing for a newly installed tub, and the drain shoe overshoots the tub drain hole. The tub has been mortared in place and can no longer be moved: A joist limits how far ...
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Cold water smell only in 2 of 3 bathrooms

2 of 3 bathrooms have smell in cold lines only! It dissipates in 1-2 minutes. system has been chlorinated twice. could it be in faucets?
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How damaging can a 3 meter (10 feet) long drain hose be for the washing machine pump and microorganism growth?

I have two washing machines and they are placed one next to each other (this is the only way I can position them due to the space). The first one is connected to the drain pipe under the sink ...
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Way to prevent mineral buildup in toilet?

Our apartment has extremely hard water, and the toilet has severe mineral buildup that makes it impossible to flush. Is it possible to attach a filter to capture this before it deposits on the toilet? ...