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Replacing toilet shut-off valve and need to turn off water; Need to turn gas water heater to pilot?

I'm replacing a toilet shut-off valve (clean water flowing into tank) on the first floor of my (100-year old) home. I'm reading that I need to shut off the water, then drain the lines, before making ...
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How do I connect this Hansgrohe kitchen faucet to my water supply?

See the end of the supply lines in the photos. These are not threaded, so I guess this done by compression? I've used compression fittings before on 1/2 copper, but I've never seen this before on a ...
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Sewer Line Opening - Makeshift Vent or Rodents?

In the crawl space beneath my house, the sewer line has a branch that runs right to the crawl space entry/vent. The end cap has a jagged hole: Not sure if it's been that way since I bought it (...
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What's the best way to connect up the outlet of a plastic tube so it doesn't clog?

I have a fountain/stream setup in my front yard. Water comes out of the bottom of the fountain, goes through a stream, and at the end of the stream is a pump that sends the water back to the fountain ...
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Possible to install utility sink in this location?

We recently moved into a new (to us) house with an unfinished basement where I would like to install a utility sink. Background: All plumbing runs through the basement, adjacent to the area where I ...
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Water pressure regulator location

What locations should I look in to find the water pressure regulator for my home? It is a townhouse in NY state, with crawlspace. My section is maybe 8 units connected together. So far I’ve found ...
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Shower Handle Replacement: Pull-out to Lever-out

My (approx 25 year old) shower currently has a common handle style on it (the clear/crystal type); I pull the handle out to start water flow and twist to adjust water temp. It is essentially this ...
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Bathtub drain schedule: to keep or to replace?

We're remodeling our first bathroom and learning a lot. I'm planning on having the existing cast iron tub refinished after tiling everything. But before I tile, I need to figure out what to do with ...
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Will reducing the size of a pipe running to my bathroom reduce pressure at the fixtures in the bathroom?

I bought an older house and there are 1 inch pipes running from my hot water heater, across the basement then up to the bathroom on the second floor. The pipe also goes a round-about way and there is ...
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Limescale flakes keep blocking shower/taps

In my apartment, the showers+taps lose pressure every few days. When I remove the tap/showerhead filter, I see a lot of white flakes (see pictures below). I remove those, and the tap/shower is great......
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What is this hose reel part called?

I have a hose reel where this one piece has broken. I literally can not come to spend another $100 on the entire assembly when all that's broken is this piece, but I don't even know what to search for ...
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Do I need to sister this ceiling jost?

A plumber came to push my DWV pipe back so I could decreased my soffit/bulkhead. In the process, he cut a bit into one of my 2x8 ceiling joists. Not ideal. Wondering if I need to sister the whole ...
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Why is the water (either hot or cold) in the kitchen suddenly shutting off

Today, when turning the water on to fill my sink, I hear a 'thump" and the water is shut off instantly - the hot AND the cold water! Reading a previous question and answer, it was suggested the ...
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New Rheem RTG-84-XLN-1 Error 12

I just installed a new Rheem RTG-84-XNL-1 tankless water heater. The unit has been throwing error code 12 off and on since it was first run. The manual and their tech support only entertain the idea ...
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Attaching shower head arm escutcheon to wall

My contractor left all three shower heads in our house in this condition (see photo). I can slide the escutcheon (trim plate) up to the wall but it doesn't stay put. What's the correct way to finish ...
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Antique Faucet replacement

I’m having serious issues replacing an antique faucet stem on old old claw foot tub. The hot water nozzle slowly leaks and I can’t find a replacement stem or even a washer that would fit. I emailed ...
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Reverse osmosis drain with a single basin sink when there is garbage disposal?

The reverse osmosis installation instructions state if you have garbage disposal then install the drain saddle before it Unless I am misunderstanding what "before" (or after) means, it is ...
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How to fix this leak in my on-demand water heater

The picture below shows the leak that my on-demand water heater developed. What's the likeliest culprit? Is it where the blue tube connects to the fitting or is it the fitting itself? In either case, ...
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1950s bathroom sink faucet leaking at handle

This faucet is leaking at the handle (just behind part that turns) when water is turned on. Does anyone know if this kind of fixture can be replaced, do they make something that fits a 1950s bathroom ...
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How to install sink with overflow hole and tube?

I am installing a drain, and the old drain system has a overflow hole with a tube connecting it to the drain. The new one has no part for the tube to connect to the drain, I think I need a part for ...
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What additional precautions should be taken with this plumbing repair?

A plumber came over for installing a wash basin on a Saturday morning. It was expected to be an hour-long job, but it turned out to be a wasted Saturday morning. I narrate the ordeal below along with ...
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Can't determine which direction to install heat trap

I'm installing a new 75 Gallon Rheem water heater. It came with two valve heat traps, that were not pre installed, and I cannot determine how to installed them correctly. These heat traps are not ...
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Kitchen faucet hot water slows to a trickle

When I open the hot water of my kitchen faucet it flows at normal pressure, then after 1 minute or more it slows to a small drizzle, then less water, then a single tiny stream of water. I turn it off,...
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Need suggestion for replacement Porcelanosa NK One flush valve - looking for specific make/model # of part

Backstory: We bought a home which included a few Porcelanosa NK One toilets. (Porcelanosa product page here.) A while ago, the fill valve on one of them failed. I bought a Fluidmaster 400AH ...
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Can I fit a valve with 15mm connections without replacing 22mm pipework?

I have an existing shower valve with 22mm connections to the water supply. I bought a new valve for a plumber to fit, but now I see that it has 15mm inlet connections. Both units are exposed, surface ...
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Sink Hot Water Spigot Controls Shower Temperature

I have a contractor here to redo my guest bath, which is in-between my main water line/hot water heater (tank) and my master bath. The master bath is on the farthest side of the house away from the ...
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Single handle Moen 1200 cartridge has a drip after one day

I replaced a Moen 1200 cartridge with new one. One day later it started to drip when I turn the water off. It’s the exact same cartridge model I pulled out. I made sure before inserting the new one ...
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Toilet Flange - Replace, Keep and Shim, or Something Else?

I just installed new floor in my bathroom. I'm getting ready to install the new toilet, but I think I might have got some bad advice on how to handle the flange. Currently I have a metal/PVC flange ...
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Hand-Spray Bidet Connection didn't work due to smaller existing pipes

just received my hand spray bidet set i ordered online. After trying to connect the set, the existing pipes found on the installed bidet are smaller than the T-valve connecters. Both the female thread ...
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What do I use for backfilling septic pipe leaving my home?

I have a 4" PVC septic pipe leaving my house on the cinder block wall about 4 feet below my house. There was a crack inside of the part where it leaves the house and I need to replace it (from ...
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Why does the plumbing for my whole house filter produce a buzzing/humming sound?

Yesterday, We installed the AquaSana Whole house water filter system by a licensed plumber. After install, We are hearing buzzing/humming sound near the main water line pipes. (Red arrow pointing to ...
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How would one plumb two bathrooms from one rough-in?

I am in the planning stage to finish my basement. There is a rough-in with drain for toilet and shower. My plan is to add at least two bedrooms with one being a master. Thankfully the rough-in is ...
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Water Seeping Under Fiberglass Shower Drain

I had a water leak dripping under my shower onto the ceiling below. I replaced the drain (especially the rubber gasket), and now the leak seems to be much less. It looks like the fiberglass making up ...
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Can elbow fitting be used to line up drain tailpiece with trap

I installed a new vanity and the drain tailpipe does not line up with the P trap. Can I use two 90 degree elbow fittings to make this connect? Can elbows connect to elbows directly or does it require ...
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Reverse osmosis water saddle doesn't fit waste pipe

The reverse osmosis filters waste clamp (40mm) doesnt fit on my waste pipe (50mm) I ordered a 6mm compression fitting to use an npt taper The compression fitting took 3 weeks to arrive and I'm trying ...
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Hot water to bathroom sink slows to a trickle after shutting off valve for a moment

Here's the setup: Bathroom sink faucet with two handles. All working great to start. I had to shut off the hot water valve for a moment. I did that. When I turned it back on, the hot water came ...
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Uberhaus cartridge replacement

I have a client with a Uberhaus shower column. No model number to share. Can't find parts. 4-way diverter single handle
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Cannot unscrew stuck shower arm

I’m replacing my old shower arm but it stuck and won’t move not even a bit. The picture is my old adjustable shower arm remnants(female) attach to the pipe(male) coming out of the wall. I tried ...
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Can I connect a bathroom sink drain to a bathtub drain?

I am looking to move the bathroom sink across the bathroom. The only possibility of draining it would be by tying it to the adjacent bathtub / shower combo floor drain. My question is whether this is ...
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Remove adapter from hose Y connector

I might have overtightened a 3/4" female hose to 1/2" adapter to a Hose Y connector and when trying to remove the adapter came off with the Y hose adapter tread. I have no idea how to ...
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Avoid S-Trap Sink Plumbing

Any suggestions how I avoid an S-Trap when installing my bathroom sink when the drain rough-in is installed coming up through the floor (foundation)? See image below - sink hookup is on the right.
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delta pull out faucet wont swivel

I took lever handle off, cap on valve body, sprayed some wd 40 on the swivel top and bottom, still cannot get it to swivel, or pull off. Any other tricks? using heat froh heat gun?
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How does a recirculation valve used with tankless water heaters work?

I understand that a recirculation valve will push cold water into the cold line from the hot line, until the water reaches a certain temperature in the hot line. But curious how does it do it? What is ...
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if i turn off cold water valve at hot water heater will the pressure in hot water line be empty?

I wanna work on hot water line, have gas water heater, if i turn off cold water at water heater will it be ok to work on hot water line/pipes? will the pressure be released? i already turned on hot ...
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How do I get rid of the sulphur smell from cold water only in one sink?

In my powder room only, I have a strong sulphur smell that comes out of my cold water faucet only. I have a water filtration system for my house but only have this problem in one sink. I have ...
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Finishing Basement, Help with Plumbing Pipes

I am finishing my basement and am starting to plan the bathroom, but I do not have plumbing experience. The house was built in the 1980’s and completely torn down to the studs and rebuilt in 2013. ...
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Stuck shower arm

I'm replacing my shower trim and having a hard time removing the old chrome shower arm (bit that screws into the copper piping behind the wall and extends from the wall a few inches to the shower head)...
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Can the internal part of a slip-on tub spout be removed to install it as a front-end threaded spout?

I bought a Pfister pfirst modern shower trim kit as it's one of the few compatible with my 80's Pfister Avante valve. I'm discovering now, however, that the included tub spout appears to be the "...
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Hot water only when multiple sources turned on

When one hot water source is turned on, the hot water is only lukewarm. But as soon as another source is simultaneously running, the water runs hot. For example, the kitchen sink runs cold, but if I ...
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Leaking screw stop on shower valve

My shower head is leaking. I have a ~15 year old Danze Glacier Bay shower valve (please see picture). I assumed it needed a new cartridge. After checking out all the help here and elsewhere I felt I ...

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