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No hot water in house unless you run the shower upstairs then you get hot water in the kitchen sink

About a month ago we noticed the our shower (which is upstairs) started giving only Luke warm water. It is now ice cold. We are also not getting hot water elsewhere in the house. We discovered when ...
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Kitchen Faucet Sprayer Leak

I hope this is the right SE site to ask this. The sprayer on my kitchen faucet has started to leak. I bought the faucet and sprayer as a combo (brand new) about two years ago. It's a unit where water ...
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Could hot water from attic water lines cause deterioration of toilet flush valves?

Both of my toilets started losing water in the tank within about a week of each other. They aren't leaking out of the toilet, so I assume it is the flush valve. I replaced the flapper on one, but it ...
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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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How to repair shower faucet/valve leak and identifying replacement parts

My shower faucet is leaking. Please see my photo here. I think it is a "Ferguson" brand "pressure-balanced" shower faucet; I think the model is "ProFlo" (aka "Pro ...
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kitchen sink water pressure

My kitchen sink water pressure is lower than rest of house even when I remove the faucet head. (a Brizo single pull-down faucet). When I remove the hose from the valve and turn on the valve into a ...
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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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Vertically orientated shower taps - how should my new 1/4 turn taps rotate?

When our house was built, the plumbers installed the shower hot and cold taps one on top of the other. We thought nothing about this at the time. I'm now toying with the idea of replacing these with 1/...
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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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Cap for globe valve?

I'm "replacing" an old, crusted-up globe valve (not shown below) on one of my hot water line with a ball valve. Specifically, I want to simply put new ball valve inline, and leaving old one ...
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How can I attach an overflow cover in a bathtub with no access panel?

Years ago, the builders put the bathtub in the wrong way so that it abuts tile in the bathroom behind it. The only way to put in an access panel or to access the pvc behind the tub would be to either ...
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Replacing hot water shower faucet cartridge

My hot water in the shower just spontaneously started running. The home is 50 years old and don't know when the existing faucets were installed. I figure that the cartridge needs to be replaced so I ...
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How to use alternate flush mode on toilet

I have a Gerber toilet, and the toilet lists two flush modes. Do I need to install something to use that alternate flush mode? The toilet handle seems to have only one action.
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Problems attaching cold hose for washing machine

Currently I only have the hot water hose going into our washing machine because the cold hose doesn't seem to want to screw on to the tap. Attached are photos showing the cold hose that doesn't attach,...
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Cannot remove Bathroom faucet set screw

My two-handle bathroom faucet started leaking, so I am trying to remove the faucet handle and replace the cartridge. When I remove the cap to unscrew the set screw in the faucet handle, I can unscrew ...
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Will replacing wall-mounted kitchen faucet help with leak?

I live in a 1930 building and have a wall-mounted faucet as shown in the first two pictures. I have had the cartridges under the handles replaced twice (the last time for $300), but a drip always ...
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MIP threaded pipe in NPSM female threads

I'm installing a freestanding tub faucet. According to the manufacturer's spec sheet the supply lines have 1/2 inch female NPSM threads, which I believe is a straight thread. I'm trying to attach ...
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How to remove this plastic pipe connector?

How do I remove this kind of white plastic connector attached to the metal pipe?
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My RHEEM Gas hot water tank keeps shutting Off with code 2

The Plumber said it's the gas valve assy. So I ordered a gas valve. After installing, the problem still exist. The plumber even broke the sight glass to "let more air in". After breaking the ...
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Is there an adapter to raise the tank on a toilet

A long standing complaint with low flow toilets is they often don’t flush well (even if it had a high MaP rating). I’ve tried most of the tricks on mine of adjusting the float, the flusher, etc. It ...
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Is tightening this nut impossible?

There is water dripping out of the part of the t-valve adapter connected to the toilet tank. The angle required to tighten the bolt with a tool makes it (seemingly) impossible. Wrench? Not enough ...
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Could a thermostatic shower cause pipe fittings to break?

I live in an apartment that has an in-wall (concealed type) thermostatic shower. Within the last year, we had two major water leaks caused by pipe fittings that connect to the shower box bursting open ...
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What type of bathroom sink supply plumbing is this?

I'd like to replace the faucet (and add shut off valves below) but am unfamiliar with current piping beneath. I've done basic plumbing (valve to copper pipe via compression hookup) but these pipes don'...
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What is this copper ring insert in my sharkbite supply valve?

I'm about to connect my new faucet supply lines to this new SharkBite™ valve. The valves came with these copper rings and I am wondering what they are and should I leave them in when connecting the ...
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How do I remove the connected **plunger** of a bathtub linkage assembly that won't fit through the opening?

I have a trip lever mechanism on my old tub and want to replace it because the water stop lever is faulty and the tub drains and leaks slowly. I removed the cover plate from the overflow opening and ...
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Help identify these items attached to mains water just after the stopcock

my brother has asked if I can help sort out some plumbing issues, he has a stopcock where the mains water enters the house, conveniently easy access directly under the sink, he has sent me a photo of ...
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Stop Pipes From Pulling Through The Wall

I had shower valves replaced about a month ago, and ever since then now if you pull the shower knob it pulls out a great deal of pipe through the cut-out. I'm thinking the easiest solution to this ...
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Removing Plumbing From Bathroom Sink

I am trying to remove a bathroom sink and vanity (the entire set-up), and unfortunately for me, I just discovered that the hot/cold water lines as well as the drainage line (that connects to the home ...
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What is this mains water/mains electricity switch in my UK kitchen?

What is this fuse-protected electrical panel with on-off switch and indicator light? It bears the label MAINS WATER SUPPLY. I have tried leaving it switched on or off for long periods of time (weeks ...
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Kitchen sink drawer blocked by p trap [duplicate]

I made a bit of a beginner's mistake and forgot to account for the sink drawer so the drawer doesn't fully close as it hits the p-trap. No way to lift the drain pipe since it goes into a side cabinet ...
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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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How do I connect my sink to the drain in the wall?

I'm a real novice when it comes to plumbing. I've got a threaded 45 coming out of the wall (white pipe on the right) and an unthreaded black tailpiece coming down from the sink. How do I install a P-...
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Sewer gas (?) smell in one bathroom. Septic issue?

We have a half bath downstairs in a two-story home on septic. Occasionally (every 7-10 days) we get a strong odor in the half bath. It seems like sewer gas, propane, or a dead mouse. The other two ...
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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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How can I repair my leaking/dripping tap?

Our tap is leaking. It started with a drip but occasionally it's a continuous flow. It's the cold tap (right). I've taken off the lever to reveal the small cog that controls the flow; no obvious ...
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What is this plumbing part?

My sister-in-law sent us a picture of this. It is in a closet in her finished basement and she isn't sure what it is or what it's connected to, but it is dripping. As a layperson, my only guesses are ...
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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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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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Can I add non-return valve to an existing tap

I recently purchased and installed a tap (pics below). I found that if I keep the main tap handle open but keep the outlets closed, I hear hiss sound of the water as if the water is still running. I ...
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How to access washer in old tap/faucet

I have a leaky tap, I've tried to follow some guides for how to fix this, but they all seem to be for much newer taps than I have. I've taken out a screw and thought I would be able to lift the top ...
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What type of adaptor do I need to connect a female 3/8 OD faucet to this shutoff valve?

I recently bought a new faucet for the kitchen sink and found after removing the old faucet that the new connector won't fit on the water shutoff valve: I stumbled upon this answer and proceeded to ...
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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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How to replace shower cartridge but access to pin is blocked by plastic plate?

I'm trying to replace my Moen shower faucet cartridge but some sort of plastic plate is preventing me from removing the metal locking pin. I can't seem to find anything on YouTube or google that shows ...
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Water Whooshing Sound in one bathroom sink

Staring from just a couple of weeks ago I can hear water flowing for several seconds after turning off the bathroom sink taps. The water runs down the sink perfectly, no backups. Its just after ...
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How do I verify PVC pipes have been glued and separate them if they have been?

I am replacing an old double sink with a new large single sink plus a disposal. It seems that the old PVC for the old sink has been glued at each joint. How do I verify PVC has been glued and what is ...
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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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Identify shower brand (circle with two lines inside)

I'm trying to identify this shower brand to replace a cartridge. There are no other markers on the shower except a symbol at the front. The symbol is a circle with two vertical lines in the middle, ...
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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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