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Leaking ball valve at flush port

How do I get at the internals of the forward (one pointed down with grey cap) flush port of this cold water inlet valve (Propane instant hot water heater)? Screw holds on blue handle but don't know ...
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How do I remove the water/temperature control faucet if there are no visible screws?

My Delta branded shower faucet doesn't have any screws besides for two that hold the panel independently to the wall. The handles have no apparent way to be removed. Can anyone suggest a method that ...
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Can non-"Lead Free" fixtures be downstream of potable water?

I have an "outdoor" water line that splits from the main line. This line feeds an outdoor sink that is technically drinking water but not used very often. It also feeds an outdoor shower. ...
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Help finding small faucet aerator

Can anyone suggest where I can find an aerator like the attached? The faucet is made by the Rubinet Faucet Co. but I cannot get through to them. The aerator has an M16.5 male thread. All aerators ...
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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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Struggles replacing bathtub drain

I'm trying to replace a tub drain, and as far as I can tell the replacement piece is the right size (same diameter and thread spacing, and nearly the same height as seen in pics) However, whenver I ...
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Draining a bath into existing floor drain and possibly retaining us

I have an existing bathroom with sunken shower area 30" x 72". I will install a drop-in bath into this area (procedure: four brick walls, tile on the open wall, plaster base to support). ...
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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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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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Bathroom sink leak (not washer)

Could you help me, please, I attached images and I have questions about them. How black part of the sink calling? (orange box) Is this part of the sink or is it a replacement part? My sink is leaking ...
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Why does my water pressure / flow rate drop sporadically?

This is a recent problem that I've noticed since Hurricane Harvey came through a couple months ago. No flooding in the house, but there was 1-2' of water on the street, which did cover the water meter ...
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Old shower handle…can not turn hot/cold lever or handle. What are my options?

We have a half bath in our detached garage. (The shower has not been used for 6 years. I had to take off plastic handle and use a wrench to turn the water on. And when I did, brown water ran for a ...
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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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What is happening to the surface of this shutoff valve?

Yes, I know it's rust, but should I be concerned? In the third picture you can see the complete layout, to the right is where the water enters the house with the first valve (green) before the meter, ...
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Outside hose bibb with very fine thread?

I'm in a newly purchased house built 1998. It has three outside hose bibbs, two are standard garden hose thread but one has a very fine thread that does not match either "Hose" or "Pipe" thread. I ...
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Water is not comming out from tap

Our house is not in being used for years. Only one person is living and using only one washroom. Now we don't have water coming out from taps in other unused areas of house. Really appreciate your ...
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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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Installed new bath faucet. No cold water comes out

Hot water comes out fine, but not cold...none at all. It comes up to handle so I know there is water coming through cold line. But when I turn on cold water...nothing. Can the stem cartridge cause no ...
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Any advice or words of wisdom for toilet leaking through floor/ceiling?

Does anyone have any advice or words of wisdom for the following project? Specifically, my questions are as follows: Is this most likely just a matter of replacing the entire upstairs commode / ...
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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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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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Cast iron clawfoot tub diverter faucet riser stem question: what is this called?

I have a clawfoot tub faucet where the "stem" that leads to the shower part is angled at less than 90 degrees because back of the tub is angled greater than 90 degrees from the floor. Most of the ...
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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 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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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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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 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 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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How to remove tap with too much tape

i think i've screwed this up and put too much tape on and can't for the life of me, turn it the other way round so that the tape isn't exposed so much. Anyway ideas?
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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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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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what PEX fittings can I use with a Zurn PEX QickClamp Crimp Rings?

I have Zurn crimp rings and the Zurn ratchet tool. I was wondering what brass fitting I can use. Do they need to be Zurn fittings or can they be any crimp fittings? For example, can I use ...
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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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Caulk or Grout the base of a toilet?

I recently re-tiled my bathroom floor and removed the toilet to do so. I noticed that the builders had used grout around the base of the toilet when I was removing it and demoing the tile. Should I ...

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