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Is this the stopcock for my entire house?

Been trying to find the stopcock in my house and came across this tap in the downstairs toilet, does it look like the stopcock? If it is it doesn't work (i.e. it turns but doesn't stop the flow of ...
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How do I fix a hose bib that's leaking under the handle?

Could you advise? Part in orange box leaking. I feel I should try to unscrew the orange part and try to replace the washer. But I feeling it can be stoked and can't unscrew it (orange part). I would ...
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What type of hose bib is this?

I am trying to understand what type of hose bibb is this. Is it male or female? I don't understand where is it finishing. I would like to understand where the pipe ends and the hose bibb starts.
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Plumbing - How do i connect a washing machine water hose to this

I need to install a washing machine into an outdoor shed The shed has water access which feeds an outdoor tap - drainage just outside - so seems like a perfect recipe... However - the internal water ...
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Is it a problem to always have water around the tub flange?

Is it a problem to have water around a new bath tub drain flange? Only, does it dry up after an hour later from consent sponging.
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Replacing shower diverter pin

I have a 1985 house with a no-visible-brand faucet in a very inaccessible space (I’d love to bust it out and replace everything, but that’s beyond my time and money budget right now, and possibly ...
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How to unclog or flush a toilet that when plunged it pushes up the overflow tube?

I have a clogged toilet in an apartment and every time I try to plunge it with my plunger it pushes up the overflow tube(?). I've tried plunging it less and more forcefully but both just push up the ...
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How to fix or replace this part of my sink faucets?

I have a faucet that is made of some nice metal that I'd rather repair than replace: The cartridge in both handles that seems to me to be broken: When the water supply is turned on, water slowly ...
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Stuck water cold/hot water switch for washing machine

There is a "kill switch" between the cold/hot water pipe and my washing machine. For the 2-3 months the switch has gotten more and more difficult to turn (both ways). What might be the ...
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Gap between toilet and a "glue" on the wall

I don't know anything about plumbing, but recently I moved to a new apartment and noticed that there is a slight gap between the hanging toilet and some kind on a white glue on the wall. Check the ...
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Replace drainage assembly in concrete sink

I have a really old (over 50 years) concrete sink, but the metal part of the drain underneath is completely rotten through and need to replace it The drainage pipe is all 1.5 inches. The white ...
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What is the name of this bracket for the soil vent?

I need to buy a new bracket as the one holding the external vent is broken and pipe is wobbling. What is it called so I can search for a new one? It's about 12cm external diameter.
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Removing Moen Kitchen Faucet

I'm trying to remove a Moen kitchen faucet. It is a single-lever faucet with a separate spray hose. I disconnected all the supply lines and spray hose. But now I'm having trouble removing the faucet ...
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Leaking Shower Handle

Our outdoor shower is leaking. All the water is coming from right behind the handle. Do I need to replace the whole unit or can I just replace the cartridge? Video here: https://youtu.be/ETXY8khsHw0
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How can I remove this piece from my bathroom sink handle?

I have been trying to remove an old bathroom faucet for two days and I'm stuck. I can't remove the old faucet handles because I can't seem to remove the part shown in the picture (the big nut and the ...
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How do I stop a leak / change the cartridge on this faucet handle?

I recently moved into a new apartment and have a slow leak from the left faucet handle in the bathroom (given the build up you can see in the photo, it’s probably been leaking for a while). I assume I ...
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Ground floor toilet started bubbling randomly and the water level has risen in the toilet bowl

We live in a house, we have 2 toilets 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs. The downstairs one started bubbling vigorously and the water level in the bowl started rising. Now flushing just increases the water ...
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Repair or replace sillcock

I have a frost proof sillcock that is only a few years old. It is leaking - and the issue is that I can't find a way to take it apart and check for a bad washer where the leak is coming from. The leak ...
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Will the InSinkErator Evolution Compact garbage disposal fit under this sink without modifying the plumbing?

I'm trying to help out an elderly friend with a plumbing issue. He doesn't know anything about plumbing, and I don't consider myself very knowledgeable in the field. His sink currently has an ...
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When selecting a garbage disposal, generally best to select galvanized steel or stainless steel for the grind components (cutting blades)?

When selecting a garbage disposal, is it generally best to select galvanized steel or stainless steel for the grind components (cutting blades)? Obviously, it depends on the specific grades of steel ...
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How to connect PVC to galvanized pipe

What are the proper ways to connect PVC to galvanized metal? The context of this question is for a house that has a kitchen drain stack made of 2" PVC, except for the topmost (vent) section, ...
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Sink Level, Top of Drain Level, Bottom of Drain Not Level, Causing Leak

The bottom of the drain hole on the new sink I just installed is cut/shaped at an angle so that it isn't level with the rest of the sink. So when I tighten the collar below the cone gasket tight with ...
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How to remove copper pipe that is inside an exterior wall?

This pipe twisted and severed when I was trying to unsrew an old outdoor faucet. It's about 1.5" (4 cm) deep in the exterior hole. I can grip the pipe with needle-nose pliers, but I can't move it....
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Sink faucet cartridge pops out with geyser-like leak

I've never heard of this but today my wife screamed that her bathroom faucet (cold side) EXPLODED. Sure enough, the cartridge together with the knob and all just popped up and out resulting in a ...
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How can I replace a supply valve without an upstream shutoff? [closed]

I work in a facility. The washer machine supply hose valve needs replaced. There is no accessible shut off for the hot water supply. Without cutting the water to the entire building what can I do
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Could old gate valves be causing low pressure at the faucet?

We installed a new sink/faucet last year and the first faucet we had installed had super lower water pressure which we assumed was the faucet. We replaced the faucet and the pressure improved slightly ...
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How can I remove this thermostatic mixing shower faceplate?

This shower has a temperature selection knob, which operates separately from the water pressure/on-off knob. The selection is unresponsive, water temperature does not rise or fall when the knob is ...
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Do these stacks share all the same fixtures? Can I remove one?

Below you'll find a lovely (crude) illustration of my stacks for the kitchen (main floor) and laundry room (basement). Fixtures are: Kitchen (all on red stack): Sink Garbage disposal Dish washer ...
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Should outside hose bib be suppled from shut-off valve with a bleeder port from upstairs bathroom

A plumber placed a shut-off valve with a bleeder port under the vanity in our upstairs bathroom. He used this valve to feed an outdoor hose bib. The plumber left the bleeder port in the open position....
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No Water but Water supply valve is ON

I have water shut-off valve (all-or-nothing) for an outside hose. I see the valve is ON, but the water is not coming in outside hose. Edit: The valve is under kitchen sink in the Main floor. This is a ...
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Does the orientation of a swing check valve matter?

I am installing a swing check valve on the plumbing of a pond. The purpose is to prevent the water from flowing backwards through the pipes during a power outage. It water were to flow backwards, ...
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No flange when replacing toilet

I pulled out an old toilet and there wasn't a flange in the floor to use when installing the replacement. It looks like the bolts were drilled straight into the ground, although one of them I had to ...
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What should I replace this broken condensate line connection with?

This is on the condensation hose coming off of a 3" PVC pipe which I think is an exhaust for my HVAC system. The tube runs to a little electric pump on the floor that sends any collected water to ...
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Low flow bathroom appliance doesn't activate tankless heater

I have a whole house tankless water heater installed, and so far it's nice except one problem. I also have a nonelectric hot and cold toilet mounted bidet installed. Since a high pressure jet would ...
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Faucet Stem stuck in the faucet body

I had a dripping faucet, so thought to replace the O-ring in it. I removed the stem very easily. And changed the O-ring to one looking similar. I install the stem back and tried turning on the water. ...
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Need help identifying shower valve brand

I’d like to replace the shower valve trim in my daughter’s condo. The existing components aren’t labeled with a brand. I’m guessing the existing parts are 30 or 40 years old. Does anybody recognize ...
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How to extend 1/2" shower connection just a little bit

I am replacing the shower head we currently have with a new one. The existing shower head used a 1/2" "S" shaped pipe with male threads on each end. The new connection is designed to ...
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Wet capping a leaky shower arm

I have a standup shower that has a hose attachment, sort of like this one that screws on to the shower arm coming out of the wall. Unfortunately due to our hard water I am unable to unscrew the ...
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How can I extend this waste drain for new bathroom sink?

I'm looking to extend this pvc waste pipe coming out of the wall to accommodate my new bathroom sink. It's too short as it is and doesn't quite reach the new p-trap placement. Does anyone know how ...
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Leaking pipes somewhere but don't know where

I had frozen pipes during the recent winter storm in TX. Now the weather warms up and water came back. My Flume device detecting water leakage about 2 gallons per hour for the last 24 hours. No ...
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Identifying a cast iron hub

Our house is on a concrete slab. We are planning on installing a second-floor full bathroom, and hoping to connect the new bathroom 3'' PVC waste pipe to the below-grade drainage system at this point: ...
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Trying to fix leaky faucet but can’t find set screw

This hole is in the back and impossible to see what’s inside???
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Size of outlet on my hot water valve for dishwasher supply

I'm trying to figure out how to hook my hot water supply up to my new bosch 500 dishwasher. I have this hose, which does fit the dishwasher: And attached are images of the hot water shutoff valve ...
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Kitchen faucet low flow rate?

I have a kitchen faucet with a single handle separately on the side. The sprayer flows fine but the faucet flows only at about 60% of the sprayer rate. I removed the airator but no change to the flow. ...
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What is this device on my water heater intake?

What is this device on my heater water intake? It have a black plastic cap on top; It have markings around its body such as: 2" Hg It connects after the shutoff valve of the heater, and just ...
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Fontaine shower diverter cartridge

I am remodelling a bathroom. The current tub/shower combo that previous owners installed says "Fontaine" on the front but otherwise has no model number or anything I can find. It works ...
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Adjust mixing valve

Fairly new to DIY plumbing. I have moved into a new flat that has quite an old looking shower fitting. The mains water is very hot but even the hottest setting on the shower comes out lukewarm at ...
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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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Refrigerator Water Shut Off Valve

We are getting a new refrigerator and just found out that the shut off valve has to be on the same floor/level as the appliance. Our current fridge water shut off valve is in the basement-my question ...
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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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