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IBC Tote fill valve

I am repurposing a 275 gallon IBC Tote as a water cistern. I want for it to fill automatically and stop when full like a toilet fill valve. Is there anything that I can adapt to the lid? What should I ...
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Fixing leaking Sloan Royal Flushometer

I've got a Sloan Royal Flushometer that is leaking after some flushes. The leak comes from both sides of the cover (see pictures). This happened once, years ago, and I fixed it by simply replacing the ...
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Why is water leaking out of wall-side of tub diverter?

I have a tub spout with diverter, the type you pull up on a knob/rod at the outflow end of the faucet to turn on the shower. The gate/pull-rod assembly was recently sticky so I uninstalled the spout ...
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What is this double-drain piece called?

My basement sink is a two-tub sink with each basin's drains as close to each other as they can be. Below is a picture of the actual drain piece beneath the sink - it is an integrated two-in-one drain, ...
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Shower head discharges water when not using

Shower head discharges water periodically during day for a few minutes when shower has not been used in months. Shower only, no tub and all plumbing and fixtures 2 yrs old.
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trying to identify these bracket for removal for single post, kitchen faucet

I'm trying to remove a kitchen faucet, and I can't figure out how to remove the faucet with these weird 'elephant ear' brackets. Can anyone identify them or provide a suggestion on how to remove? ...
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Corner Bathtub with Faucet Holes?

I need to replace a corner acrylic bathtub from 2005. My plumber doesn't know anything about what we have installed here; I bougth this house and don't know the model number of any the bath parts. It'...
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Extra tube coming off upstairs sink drain

the 2nd floor bathroom (sink, toilet, tub), I noticed a flexible hose coming into the sink drain. It's below the counter, above the trap. Both of our AC units is outside downstairs. Can I remove it ...
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Is it possible to use ABS cement to glue together THREADED ABS union fitting on P-trap for permanent connection?

Is it possible to use ABS cement for threaded ABS union fitting on P-trap for permanent connection? Or it won't be secure enough even if it glued together with cement? Or need to actually replace with ...
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What kind of tub spout connector is this?

The diverter in my bathtub spout has stopped working, and I want to replace the spout. When I removed it, I found this adapter, which appears to be soldered to the copper pipe (or at least I was ...
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Is it possible to fit a 5000 litre tank on a normal rooftop?

I currently have a 750 litre overhead water tank installed. Is it possible to install a 5000 litre water tank in the same place? Would the weight be a concern? The house is a two storied buliding ...
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What hose bib to use?

I need to replace this hose bib. The guy at HD said I need a 1/2 inch hose bib with a female end. I think I need one that needs to be sweated in, not female. I say that because the adapter it ...
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How do I loosen nuts on bottom side of faucet are connected to each other

I am replacing a 4-inch spread faucet. The hot and cold water taps each have a big brass nut threaded under the sink (in addition to the basin nuts). These nuts are connected to each other by ...
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Replacing the popup tub drain plug

The drain plug I had broke and I decided to change it. The problem is that no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't remove the broken one. You can even see that I managed to break one part of it ...
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I have a black goop coming out of my shower head

Black gunk is in shower head It is also in my sink drain, but the shower head is disturbing. We have city water. What could it bed it be?
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What is the technical name of these water outlet cover plates?

What is the technical name of these water outlet cover plates? They are found below my sink. The hole in the wall is bigger than the size of the water outlet so I suppose the purpose of these covers ...
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Is this copper piping?

Is the pipe in the picture copper piping? House is from 1962, I assume this is original piping. The valve is leaking and I want to replace it with a sharkbite valve
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How to shut off water from city meter with no customer shut-off valve

I want to shut off the water from the main city supply in order to repair my main water valve inside the house. But there doesn't seem to be any shut-off valve, Please refer to pictures
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Does galvanized pipe thread fit with brass thread?

Does galvanized pipe thread screw into brass thread?
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How to make the P-Trap sloped

I am remodeling my kitchen, and am completely redoing the drain system because I have to move it over. I am looking online, and it seems that the part after the P trap to the vertical part of the ...
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What is the correct terminology for the pipe that feeds into a P-trap

Hi I have a sink which started leaking and I managed to diagnose the cause: It seems the pipe that feeds into my p-trap is not water tight: photos below What is the correct terminology for the slanted ...
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How to design supply plumbing for 3-way valve

I'm putting in a three-way diverter valve that will supply a rain shower handheld shower or both, similar to this post: Building new shower, how can I control the flow of water to two different shower ...
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What happened with my spigot and how to fix it?

I went to shut off my hose and this happened. (Fortunately, the water got shut off.) To what degree is this spigot busted and what is the general course of action now? Edit following comments. After ...
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Any special precautions when turning off water to a property?

When turning off incoming pressurized fresh water to a property for a few hours during non-freezing conditions, are there any special precautions that need to be taken? Specifically, is there anything ...
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Is a double elbow code-compliant for merging two residential drains?

I'm working on a project where I have two fixtures coming in from the left and right, and then the waste water exits downwards vertically. My question: Is a 1-1/2" PVC double elbow for this up to ...
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Is it worth repairing this spigot?

The hose spigot on my house leaks from the handle end, as you can see here: When I took it apart, the lower washer looked intact: However, I could not disassemble it any further to inspect the upper ...
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Frost free hose bib for garden hose takes about a minute before any water comes out

I am in a new construction home I bought last summer. Last year, if I turned on the garden hose in the front or back of my house the water would start coming out relatively quickly. This year, when I ...
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What is the name of this plumbing U wedge + connection

The two black pipes pictured below are connected, and a U-shaped wedge is placed between them, apparently to close the connection. What is the name of this connection or this wedge? I will ...
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Bathroom vanity tail piece doesn't align with P-trap inlet

I recently installed a new vanity and the location of the inlet is 1/2 inch off from where the tail piece when the tail piece is straight and flush with the vanity. When tugging a bit on the whole ...
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What is this attachment that is connected to my home's main water line?

I woke up yesterday morning to water spraying out of the bottom of this attachment. After having a mini panic attack I shut the main off. I waited about 30 mins before turning the main back on and the ...
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How do I remove these bathroom faucet fittings with limited space?

I have a faucet I am trying to remove to replace, seen below. It appears there is a nut holding it to the bottom of the sink, but I can't get a basin wrench around the nut and plumbers sockets won't ...
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How to repair this leaking garden faucet - update (broken stem)

I would like to repair rather than replace this garden faucet. It leaks ever so slightly: a drop or two every minute. I don't know how this valve works. I tried to open it. The picture shows how far ...
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Drain pipe under sink separated, how to fix?

What would be the best way of reattaching this pipe? Found some of this product in the tool cabinet, would it be appropriate to use here?
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What should I locate or check before installing an ajdustable height shower head with a slide bar on a fiberglass surround?

I have a tub and shower with a fiberglass (resin? polymer? not tile at any rate!) multi-piece surround. I want to install a new shower head with an adjustable height on a slide bar and a wand so my ...
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How tall should my washing machine standpipe be?

My drain line to the vent is pretty high/long ( had to avoid some other plumbing ). How tall should the standpipe be? Is there height requirements for the box itself? Also, I have the option of ...
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How to install this ball valve

The ball valve for the sprinkler system cracked over the winter. I managed to remove the old one that was broken but can't figure out how to install the brand new one. When I turn it clockwise it ...
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How dangerous is to repair a stopcock without closing the main water entrance?

I have, more or less, the situation bellow. I have simplified the scheme. It's a bathroom, (A) is a shower, (B) is a tap. I would like to repair both A and B. The main stopcock doesn't work anymore. ...
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How do you finish a valve when using pex pipes

I'm doing all of my work with expansion PEX. I'm a little puzzled about how to finish the valves where the toilets and sinks connect. Are you supposed to just leave the plastic visible where the valve ...
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Spray hose connector for delta kitchen faucet?

The connection from the spray hose to my kitchen faucet was made out of the cheapest of plastic and started leaking. I purchased a "universal" spray hose replacement at the local hardware store. In ...
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Installing a garden hose to a threaded valve, but not enough space

I'm trying to attach a garden hose to a valve with an outer diameter of 1", but there is not enough vertical clearance to attach the hose. What would be the best way to make a connection in this case? ...
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Shower is either all hot or all cold

I have new house and one shower is either all hot or all cold. The shower head in the off position is down and when I turn it to the left its all hot. center is off and right is is all cold. I tried ...
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How do i disassemble this toe touch drain stopper?

I can't figure out for the life of me how to disassemble the rest of this toe touch bathtub stopper and I really need to clean it. This is the view once the top has been screwed off. in all the images ...
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How can I unscrew this old bathtub faucet stem?

I'm trying to fix a leaking bathtub faucet, but I can't unscrew these old stem at all...it's stuck. Do i need to open the back side of the wall?
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Toilet Supply Valve Not Turning Off

Novice here. The fill valve was leaking and causing the water to coming very very slow. Like 45 minutes to fill up tank. I bought a fill valve top and replaced it. Let me add that I did turn water off ...
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Water shuts off in the middle of the rotation

My Moen single handle shower valve would not turn completely off, so we replaced the cartridge. I installed the handle to be at 6:00. When I turn the water on (counter clock wise rotation) it is ...
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Shower drain line with many curves?

I want to replace a tub with a shower, and the location where I'd like to put the drain has a 2" drain pipe (for the clothes washing machine) that runs very close to where I want to put the drain. So ...
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What is the purpose of a bathroom fan filter? What is the risk of not using a filter?

Our bathroom fan filter was worn out and very dirty with cigarette smoke from the previous tenant¹, so we removed it. We could replace it, but why does a bathroom fan need a filter in the first place?...
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Can I replace a toilet bowl myself?

Normally, we'd pay a professional, but -- given the circumstances -- currently we loath bringing a stranger into the house. Likewise, finding anyone willing to go into a stranger's how to replace ...
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Plastic push-fit vs.compression joints

I want to know the use scenario of both, I have a 40 mm drain pipe in the ground and 40 mm shower trap pipe so I want to connect them both. I guess for my use scenario it might not matter much due to ...
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How to connect bathtub drain pipe to existing floor drain?

I have this floor drain and I want to connect it to a bathtub drain so basically another pipe. The diameter is about 40mm of the narrower pipe, although it has a thick border. It is most likely a ...

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