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New toilet wont flush [closed]

New toilet won’t flush. There are no clogs, the water levels are good, and the flapper works. If it sits for a few minutes it will somewhat flush or drain slowly. Checked toilet and works great off ...
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How to remove an aerator metal cap which is broken and plastic part is stuck in the faucet

When trying to unscrew the aerator using a plumber wrench I broke the outer metal cap but the inner portion of the metal cap as well as plastic portion of the aerator got stuck with faucet. Now I want ...
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Improving under sink setup with drain close to sink bottom

Any suggestions on how I can improve the messy under sink set up below? RO and dishwasher drain need to connect above drain level Is the flexible P-Trap good enough for permanent installations?
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How did house cleaner invert this shower handle?

After having a house cleaner clean my shower, I noticed the handle was inverted. When I asked her about it, she only said that she struggled a bit to turn it off, and that was the position she ...
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Leaking bathroom faucet handle - can't access cartridge to fix

My bathroom sink handle is leaking and I'm guessing the cartridge might need to be replaced. I cannot find any way to budge the bottom of the handle to get it out. A little internet sleuthing and I ...
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How can I angle a toilet waste pipe when I have two toilets?

This question is related to Can you run two toilets on the same horizontal soil/waste pipe?, but is a different question. Our house used to have only one toilet, with a waste pipe running downhill by ...
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Does it matter which holes I use to mount a kitchen faucet?

I am replacing my kitchen faucet. I would like to put a new one where the small faucet is now. Is this possible? I don't need the water filter and the sprayer on the right side.
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Is this a gas line or water line in my kitchen?

I just purchased and older home and I’m looking to install the refrigerator. I’m the space where the fridge is designated to go there is the piping coming out of the wall. The oven is on the opposite ...
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Looking for guidance on wall mounted faucet spout length [closed]

Renovating a bathroom and was hoping for some guidance re: the minimum necessary spout reach beyond the back edge of the sink should be. Using Kohler Purist wall mounted faucet, which has a 6.75"...
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Can I use a double pole 60 amp breaker on a 40 amp tankless hot water heater

How can I properly wire a double pole 60 amp breaker at the breaker box to be use on a 40 amp tankless hot water heater
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Toilet rocks regardless how tight floor bolts are turned

I replaced the wax ring at the bottom of the toilet because it seemed like there was a slow leak. Since then, the toilet feels slightly unsteady when sat on. This is the second toilet I've replace a ...
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What size adapter do I need for an internally threaded aerator that measures 20.9 mm across to fit a Pur faucet filter?

None of the adapters that were provided by Pur for their faucet filter fits my Kohler Parq internally threaded aerator faucet. The existing aerator measures 21 mm diameter from outside edge of thread ...
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How do I remove this sink faucet handle?

I tried to remove this handle to soak it in vinegar because buildup of gunk has made it difficult to turn. Little did I suspect I wouldn’t be able to remove this. The handle itself doesn’t appear to ...
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Delta Shower Cartridge Issues Need Help

I replaced my Delta Shower Cartridge and now the water is not as hot as before. The sink in the same bathroom has almost scalding hot water. The cartridge was installed properly with hot on the left ...
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How can I identify this old faucet cartridge?

I am attempting to find a replacement for this probably 30-year-old faucet cartridge. The faucet is the two-handle style, and both cartridges have rusted over the years. I was able to free up the left ...
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What size is my bathtub?

I'm trying to determine the size of my bathtub. My current tub measures 58-3/4" L x 39-3/4" W. Tub has a tile surround. Length is measured between two tiled walls. Width is measured from ...
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Can I change the plumbing pipe direction?

I am finishing my basement and currently in the process of framing for the pipes and ducts. the black pipe extends too far out of the ceiling cavity and is positioned diagonally. I aim to replicate a ...
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What is the correct way to connect galvinized holding tank to a copper/brass fitting?

We have a galvanized holding tank in our well system. I am going to re-plumb the entire thing to go to the largest diameter pipe it will accommodate which is 1 1/2 but the largest other plumbing ...
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Split outlet pipe

In a prefabricated shower stall, the outlet pipe is split. You can see the slit-like opening in this picture: As you can guess, this makes the shower unusable, as the water will leak in a strong ...
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Removing old faucet valve

We are replacing a roman tub faucet trim and the spout hole is smaller than that of the original. The previous faucet valve seems to be stuck on the pipe. Is it possible to remove it? Picture of valve ...
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3/4" vs. 1/2" at the Shower Valve Rough In

I have read varying opinions on this. Here's the detail for my install application: House has 3/4" Supply from Street. Somewhere it reduces down to 1/2" to feed existing shower valve. New ...
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Why do I get occasional air spurts from plumbing that hasn't been opened in months?

I replaced my hot water heater last summer (about 9 months ago) and added some new plumbing for an addition to the house. I fully understand that after having the water turned off that there will be ...
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How do I replace my shower diverter lever?

My wife went to change over the shower from bathtub to shower and the lever popped right out. I’m not familiar with this style - there’s no screws underneath and I tried manually turning the spout off ...
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How can I prevent a recirc pump from cross-feeding?

I installed this recirc pump on tees between the supply lines. I have another one installed and it works great. For some reason on this install, when I open the cold water line it pulls hot water ...
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How to fix dripping faucet after disassembling valve?

This is my followup question from Leaky faucet, how to disassemble this valve? which I was finally able to disassemble. However, now my question is, what made this "leaky" and dripping? How ...
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How do you remove the aerator from a Hans Grohe kitchen faucet/sprayer?

How do you disassemble this sprayer head to replace (or at least clean) the aerator? It says "Hans Grohe" on the front base of the faucet, but I can't find a model number. It was a "...
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Sioux City OxBow Washing Machine Box

I have a Sioux City Oxbox installed in my wall for the hot/cold water valves that go to my washing machine. I need to replace the hammer arrestors that came already installed on the valves but not ...
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How do I remove the cartridge from this "Bach" fixture?

Photos are the key here; pictured is a single handle faucet which appears to be labeled “Bach” (not sure if that is brand or model). The outer brass collar has a notch all the way around (not a thread)...
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See Picture, securing shower floor to flange? Finish some kind of drain cover?

Is that how its suppose to be? a caulking around the flange. I was shocked there was an obvious space for water to go down, unless there is something under the floor to stop the water. So I put ...
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Replacing flexible hose from 1.5 bowl sink

I have a 1.5 bowl sink in my kitchen. The smaller bowl has a flexible ridged hose that connects to the main bowls drain. As it's a flexible hose it suffers from regular clogging due to the ridged ...
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Water main pipe configuration?

I am redoing the water lines in my home with PEX-A and am starting my upgrades at the home main gate-valve. I am wondering what this added capped down pipe is for and if it is integral to the ...
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How do I get rid of a sulphur smell from my toilet & sink?

Every time I flush or run the sink I get a sulfur odor. I've only had the toilet for a year and the smell recently started. What can I do for this?
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Why does dirt appear after we turn off water either to the house or under the sink?

I had to call the plumber to come out a few times recently to work on my kitchen faucet or bathroom faucet. Each time, he either turned off the water under the sink or turned off the water to the ...
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What are the steps to build a bathroom in my basement

I want to build 2 bathrooms and a kitchen in my basement I am trying to do the stuff that I can do by myself and get a prof plumber to help with the stuff that I cannot do. I also want to prepare by ...
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Shower spout has rotated screw

I have a shower spout that fell off, but I can’t reattach it because the set screw is rotated inside the spout. Any ideas on how I can move the screw into position so that I can tighten it? Thanks ...
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HPWH better to raise temperature or use high demand mode

I have a hybrid heat pump water heater (compressor plus resistance heating elements). I'm going to have company over for a week so 6 people, instead of 2. Is it better to increase the tank temperature ...
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Help me identify rough pipe please!

Can you help me identify pipe number 1? I have a picture of the inside and not sure what it is and if it needs access. I think I have the other pipes correct... ????????? Vanity Drain Toliet Drain ...
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Is my plan to replace a bathtub faucet reasonable?

I recently bought a house. It has an upstairs and downstairs unit. The previous owners refinished the bathroom prior to the sale with crappy PVC siding for the bath walls. According to YouTube videos,...
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Kitchen ceiling leaking when using dishwasher

We have a leak on the kitchen ceiling when we used the dishwasher or the hot water on the kitchen sink. We have removed the cabinet and have the plumber look at it and found out that there is a point ...
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Replacing Tub Spout with Diverter, should I be worried about the scratched copper pipe?

The diverter on my tub spout was completely stuck/seized so I'm in the process of replacing it - mostly following this video. The one in the video (and similar ones) had a screw holding it together ...
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How much give is allowed with existing copper pipe?

In my bathroom remodel adventure, I'm installing a Delta 500 Shower surround which is a direct-to-stud install. I'm in the dry fitting stage, and everything is going well. When dry fitting the wet ...
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Can anyone identify the brand of this bathroom faucet? Looking to replace worn handles

Bathroom faucet in Menlo Park, Ca. We're looking to replace the handles due to the yellow coloring/ wear on them but couldn't find any markings of identifying symbols for the brand, any help is ...
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How to fix selector on this combination bath tap/shower setup?

I have a combination tap/shower setup for my bath that looks like this: The lever in the middle can be rotated left or right to choose between whether the water comes out the tap or out of the ...
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Can I connect my water heater to a faucet with no vent connection?

I had two instant hot water faucets in my house: In the kitchen with a nice faucet, where everyone used it, but the tank now leaks and needs to be replaced. This tank (which now leaks), has two ...
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How long do modern flush toilets last?

I have always considered flush toilets to basically last forever. I have graced toilets constructed over a century ago with my behind, and they have worked just fine. Recently, when explaining a ...
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Can anyone identify this shower handle manufacture

I need to replace the cartridges but don't see any manufactures identifying marks on the shower handle.
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What's the purpose of thie ciuculator

I will soon need a new water heater, so I'm now trying to understand what I have. I see the water circulator in the picture. It's on an off-shoot of the cold supply. For the first time in ten years of ...
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How can I unclog a sink when the drain stopper cannot be removed? [duplicate]

The issue with my sink is that the drain stopper cannot be removed, so I'm not sure how I can insert the drain snake to unclog it. I've included a picture of the sink and drain stopper. How can I ...
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Leak from faucet when water heater is on

So in the kitchen I have a faucet with small water heater under the sink. It is always connected to electricity but works only to support set temparature, so just from time to time. When heater starts ...
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Pex pipe to garden: Best way to connect to hose bib at house

I want to connect a 150-200' run of pex from my house hose bib out to the garden. I should probably take the hose bib off and attach another device to the copper so I can keep the hose bib and supply ...
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