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Pressure tank install

Is there an optimal distance from the pressure tank to install the Tee joining the line from the pump, line to the house and line to the pressure tank? We have a convertible jet pump with an injector ...
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Grohe edge part

I am trying to find the part in the picture. It’s part number is 01104213. The faucet is discontinued.
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Is this an isolation valve?

I'm trying to change the kitchen tap in my apartment, but I'm struggling to stop the water supply to the existing tap. I have flexi pipes installed so I'm assuming I also have an isolation valve, but ...
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Hot water cylinder (direct heating), loosing heat and pressure during the day

I moved into a new property a few months ago with a direct heating hot water cylinder. This is a new one for me as I have always had a gas combi boiler before. I have economy 7, so the water heats ...
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How to loosen nut without damaging toilet shutoff

I replaced the fill valve on a toilet and the connection stem on the replacement sticks out much farther than the original. The toilet was installed 12 years ago using a solid supply line, so I need ...
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Installing bathroom in basement

starting plans for a raised bathroom in my basement . I have ben looking on Google. YouTube etc. To figure out how to plumb the bathroom. Since I will not be breaking out concrete. How would I attach ...
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Is my sink P-trap too low?

Just put a new sink in and was not lucky enough to have the plumbing line up. I have it roughed in and wanted some insight/opinions on whether this will work, or what I need to do to fix it. I have a ...
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Urine smell in bathroom sink

I flush the toilet and when I use the sink it smells of urine. The tanks does not to be pumped. I thought it was the water but this smell is not in the kitchen sink. I have used b soda and vinegar. ...
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Installation of Liquid Propane Gas line to new Takagi Tankless Water Heater

I'm installing a new Takagi Tankless water heater and wanting to make sure I have the line plumbed to the unit correctly. I have the Main line @ 3/4" hard Pipe, 3/4" Ball valve, 3/4" Flex Line, Tee ...
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Leaking waste pipe connector

I live in a semi-detached house in the UK (built in 1946). Until recently, one of the the upstairs bathroom's walls was the outside wall of the house (the side wall). The toilet is connected to an ...
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How do I find flow and return of central heating spur?

I'm attempting to confirm which of the two pipes of my central heating spur is the flow and which is the return. The advice I've found so far says to look for marking: RED marking (either tape or ...
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Does a fixture connected directly to the ground stack (vented) need to be vented separately?

I'm adding a shower in the basement (there was a half-bathroom already) and the new drain is literally right by the stack (probably few feet away, 3-4' max), so I would think the air coming from the ...
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Basement drain backing up - weird plumbing

My basement drain started backing up and after giving it a good look things look odd and I'm wondering how exactly things are set up. Below is a link to a diagram I tried to make and I'll try to ...
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How long should it take to drain a home's water pipes through a faucet?

Say I shutoff the water at the main of a 2-story house. I open a faucet on the first floor. How long should it take for the water to stop running from that single faucet? Will ALL the water from the ...
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Orientating a pressure gauge

I am installing a whole house water filter system to an existing loop and I am going to add 2 pressure gauges, one on the input and the other on the output side. The loop pipe is 1" copper and I have ...
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Blue Water Coming out of Faucets

About a year ago I had light blue water coming out of the faucets from the back 1/2 of the house, it stopped after a day and the plumber couldn't find anything wrong. Fast forward one year later, I ...
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Unknown shower faucet part

I have a leaky shower faucet and was going to check the washer. What am I looking at here in the picture? Can't seem to get this cover off, it appears to be the actual control for the water flow and ...
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Adapting onto a Price-Pfister bathroom sink faucet with hidden Aerator

After weeks of research I've been unable to figure out what the thread size of a Pfister hidden aerator is. I want to remove the aerator and screw on an "instant-off" aerator device. The Pfister ...
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Replacing toilet tank gasket

One of the toilet tanks in my house is leaking water slowly into the toilet bowl. A pic of the inside of the tank is attached. I believe a gasket is the culprit (the pink gasket pointed to by the red ...
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Repair Leaky Shutoff Valve

The main water shut-off valve coming into my home leaks when it is closed (water turned off to the house). Is there a way to repair this kind of valve without replacing it?
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Water Heater Help

I was woken to a pop and a electrical burning smell. Upon inspection I found the water heater breaker tripped. When I checked out the water heater I found whats pictured. My question is the cold water ...
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Removal of electric shower and replace with “digital” mixer shower - any significant electrical work needed to “complete” the change?

I currently have an electric shower with cold water feed and its own "isolator" with a string pull outside the shower. Looking to have it replaced (by a professional, so I'm asking more out of ...
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Add Accessible Waterline shutoff for built-in style refrigerator

I have a built in style refrigerator in my new home. There is a dedicated waterline shutoff but is located behind the refrigerator. Because this is a built in refrigerator which is non-trivial to ...
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Wet vent for toilet

I have a vertical drain (and vent as it goes up to the attic) in my basement that a water softener and a sink both drain into. If my toilet is 5' away from this 2" line, would the toilet be vented by ...
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No hot water after installing shower: could this connection be the cause?

After installing this new shower valve, the cold water is working fine, and the hot water is not. Cold should be on the right, hot on the left. The left connection did not have enough length of pipe, ...
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What is on my sink faucet? Trying to install RO system

I just moved into an apartment and I want to install a counter top RO system. These usually screw onto the faucet but the faucet in my apartment seems to have this plastic thing attached to it instead ...
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Plaster identification and screw recommendation

I need to fasten standard 15mm water pipes to a division wall in my house (built in UK in the 1970's). Some clips are already in place, but I need to add more (I am talking about clips like this: ...
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Connecting ABS at <22.5 degree angle?

I’m trying to get my plumbing vents up into my roof joist bays. They’ll run halfway up the house until they hit a beam. I’m then going to level off the vents so they dip below the beam and connect ...
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Remove adjustable pipe clamp without head

I'm attempting to replace a bathroom sink drain and figured this rubber flexible coupling would be a prime spot to disconnect the old. However the two clamps don't seem to have a slot for a ...
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Any experience with Metwood joist reinforcers?

Does anyone in the group have experience using the following product from Metwood to reinforce joists that had to be to cut to route plumbing drains/pipes? https://www.metwood.com/product/1-...
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Why are shower drains 2“, but tub drains 1.5”?

In the US, code dictates that the drain (p-trap and arm) on a shower use 2" pipe, while on a tub you use 1.5" pipe. I understand that is code, but I am curious as to why it is the way it is. ...
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Fixing garage drain

So I am planning to put an epoxy on my old garage floor, but before I do that, I want to get my drain taken care of. As you can see from the picture, its in pretty rough shape. How would I go about ...
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Install Sump Pump Check Valve on Washing Machine

We just purchased a Everbuilt THD1020 (In-Line Sump Pump Check Valve) , and installed in the back hose of our washing machine. The original hose would leak detergent soap and water. Is it a good ...
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What's this thing (air gap?) in my hotel's bathroom?

I found this thing in my hotel bathroom, above the sink; looks like an air gap of some sort, but for what purpose? Also, if I were to make an air gap with "discrete" components at least I'd make the ...
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Need an alternate way to install hand-spray bidet on my toilet - can I Tee off the 3/8th input valve?

I bought some hand-spray bidet kits to add to some toilets. I've done this before on standard toilets, and the installation went smoothly - just remove the input pipe from the port on the underside ...
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Why is my bathroom sink leaking around the overflow seal?

Can anyone tell me why I have water leaking out from under the actual sink? It’s coming from the overflow “Reservoir” area? The sink is draining completely fine otherwise. Just replaced the sink drain....
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Installing new Moen valve not working

I am remodeling my bathroom and the "tile guy" removed my shower parts. The old Moen valve was still retained. I put everything back in using new Moen shower kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...
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Any differences between Apollo PEX-B and Sharkbite PEX-B - Need to Run through Wooden Studs

I noticed that near me, HD carries Apollo PEX-B and Lowe's sells Sharkbite PEX-B. Are there any differences between these two in terms of flexibility, durability, etc? I wasn't sure if one brand was ...
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Can a plumbing vent start in the horizontal where it connects to drain line?

I'm laying out my shower drain and it initially was going to look like this: Fairly straightforward. Shower into p-trap, vent coming out of top of drain line over to wall to be vented, all connected ...
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How do I remove this plastic fitting connected under my kitchen faucet?

I am trying to replace my kitchen faucet which is leaking at the base. So far I am struggling to remove the leaky faucet. There is a black and white plastic connection piece that I have been ...
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How to cut hole larger than 1/3 of joist?

I need to run a toilet drain (3”) through three joists (9 1/4”). Code states holes in joists can not exceed 1/3 the size of the joists. Catch is for 3” pipe I need a 3 5/8” hole — which is larger than ...
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Adding utility sink in garage behind existing bathroom

I'd like to add a utility sink to my garage, and there is a bathroom on the other side of the wall that I think I should be able to hook into. In this photo you can see the sink and hot/cold hookups ...
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Clear pex turning brittle

About 5 years ago we had a bathroon remodel and the contractor used clear pex for the hot water service. Last week we realized that we had a leak under the tile. Today a different plumber dug down and ...
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Cleaning a sani flow pump used for graywater

How do you clean a macerator pump attached to a sink and shower? The pump is located behind a knee wall in the attic and is accessible.
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Changing overmount to undermount sink

I currently have a sink that can be over or undermounted. It has been overmounted but I ordered quartz countertops and want a more finished look so changing to undermount. The man who measured for the ...
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Fixing a broken pipe underground without breaking the floor

Is there any way to fix a broken pipe that's located underground? I was thinking of something like a camera and a liquid like the ones used with broken wheels... And I'll try soon. Has anyone ...
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Would Replacing an Existing 3/4“ Water Main Line with 1” Improve Overall Volume/Flow to House (GPM)

After my own inspection and talking to the utility company I have the following: The meter (near the road) is 5/8" x 3/4". From what the water company told me - this is the most commonly installed ...
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Washbasin Tap not working properly and no water pressure. Refer images

just shifted to a house and after moving in got to know about the tap situation. The house owner hasn't shown up since ages as per current roommates. Kindly view the image and suggest a solution to ...
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New vanity doesn't leave room for old J trap - how should I run the new pipe?

I am ready to cut the drain pipe behind the wall with the 12" ruler laying on it (see pics) and raise the height of the vanity's sink drain, but I'm not sure the best way to do this. I want to raise ...
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Plumbing question adding a filter pipe diameter concerns

I am going to be adding a whole house filter to my water plumbing. I am on well water. I have 1 1/4" pipe coming from the pump going to the filter however the inlet for the filter in only 3/4". ...