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How can I get water to drain out of a sink where the drain opening is higher than the bowl bottom?

First off I screwed up where I drilled the hole for the drain. The middle of the bowl is actually raised so the water pools in a circle around the drain: I'm curious what my options are now... Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Grohe Lady Lux2 leaking cold side

I have a Grohe Lady Lux 2. The cold water leaks down the inlet hose under the sink when I run the cold water only. Hot water is not affected. No leak when water is not running.
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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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Who manufactured this shower diverter valve?

I am replacing the diverter valve in a 1963 residential shower and wondering if anyone knows the make and model from the maker's marks on this hardware? I see imprinted: P-P, C.W., and 18. The ...
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Recommend laundry tub automatic pump system

I've spend hours looking through various online catalogues and other sources for advice. What seems to be the most long-lasting and reliable design for systems that pump grey water from laundry tubs ...
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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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Leak from valve on boiler - what should I do?

I have this valve which we use on the boiler to increase the pressure but it has just started leaking and is dripping through our ceiling. Can anyone suggest what I need to do to stop the leak?
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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 to replace cartridge for this tub valve?

I need to replace the hot water cartridge on my jacuzzi tub. This is all I have access to -- I can't get to the other side. I can't tell how to disassemble this valve to get the cartridge out... any ...
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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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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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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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Not sure on assembly of shower faucet

I have a faucet similar to this one: Unfortunately, the pipes were not secured very well behind the enclosure, which I assume is a common problem. Specifically, the valve is not mounted to a cross ...
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Stiff shower controls on recessed mixer

The temperate control is very stiff. How do I go about repairing this? Do I need to remove the whole unit? I can only find 1 Allen key hole where my finger is located. Thanks!
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Is there any reason that plumbing can't be adjacent to a heating/cooling duct?

I'm installing a utility sink and the only place to put the plumbing (if it's going to be right under the sink) is either directly behind or infront of this vent... Is there any reason not to put it ...
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Adapting onto a Price-Pfister bathroom sink faucet with hidden Aerator

After weeks of research I've been unable to figure out what the thread size of a Pfister hidden aerator is. I want to remove the aerator and screw on an "instant-off" aerator device. The Pfister ...
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What is third tube on Insinkerator Instant Hot water dispenser for?

This is the inside of an Insinkerator SST-FLTR instant hot water dispenser. The dispenser feeds depressurized water into the left nozzle, and the tank pushes hot water up the center nozzle. A third ...
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Really hot or cold showers

We have a new shower rose installed. When starting a shower we have to turn it onto full hot (we have a mixer), then move it slightly towards cold to get it about right. 1mm left or right it is too ...
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How do i disassemble this toe touch drain stopper?

please help. 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. i ...
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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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How to fix a poor plumbing installation resulting in severe odor problems?

After reading this related question and check that the wax seal is ok, I assume I have a problem with the trap, but where's the trap? The outline of the plumbing in my home (a bit simplified) is like ...
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Why has my shower head stopped spraying?

The shower head in my master shower just suddenly stopped spraying. Now the water just comes out, but not in a spray. I know that's not very clear, but I don't know how to describe it. Its pretty old, ...
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1/2“ OD Compression to 1/2” barb fitting?

I have a 1/2" copper pipe which has a 1/2" nom compression x 1/2" OD compression stop on it. I'd like to be able to put a 1/2" barb fitting to connect this to a hose. I can't find anything which ...
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Should there be any moisture around a shower valve?

I just had a plumber install a new shower valve in a remodel and when I run my finger around the back of the ring on the front of the valve, I feel a little bit of moisture. It's a large walk in ...
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Reduced hot water pressure after closing and reopening water supply in one upstairs tub

A week ago, my dad had shut off the main water supply to our house to repair a leaky shower head. Upon opening water supply, our faucets sputtered for a little while as they normally do and water ...
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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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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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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 tenantĀ¹, 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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Add T fitting to pipe

I was going to remove my toilet angular shut off valve to add a 1/2 inch PVC T fitting. When removing it I noticed that it is a what I believe a compression fitting. What would you recommend I do to ...
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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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