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What's the proper way to go about replacing this faucet fixture? Is it always replace every part at once or can I mix and match if I like part of it?

So I really like the handles of this sink fixture but I want to change the spigot to something that has a sprayer you can pull out to rinse the hard to reach corners of the sink. The part where the ...
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Strategy for replacing leaky tub trap

I have a leak in the trap underneath my bathtub. Specifically, the leak is happening at the union nut of the trap (see red circle in picture). I have confirmed that the nut at the union does not ...
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Where can I find a kitchen faucet that stays in spray mode after turning the water off and turning it back on? [closed]

I'm looking for a kitchen faucet with a single spray head that can toggle between spray mode and stream mode, but where the setting stays put when turning the water off and turning it back on. I asked ...
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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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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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Water Hammer from Upstairs Toilet

After my upstairs toilet is flushed and the bowl fully refills, it sounds like a water hammer. Here's a video of the noise. At 4 seconds, when the bowl has refilled, you hear the noise: [url="https:...
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Need suggestions regarding installation of a hand shower with an old style water mixer.

I would like to keep the current water mixer as it is, and install the hand shower without getting into the hassle of destroying the wall. I am looking for an aesthetic approach to it. I have to ...
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Crooked compression fitting: leave be or replace again

I installed my first compression fitting (fridge water line) and when I was all done I discovered that it looks like it is slightly crooked. I'm not sure if this means that I bent the pipe or perhaps ...
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Any damage to Water heater when main water shut-off for a prolonged vacation in Texas

Any damage to Water heater in the attic, if main water to the house is shut off for a month when owner on vacation, please? Thank you in advance for your help.
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Can negative pressure in a PEX plumbing system cause or contribute to leaks?

Generally, when draining one's plumbing system all the faucets (or at least the ones at the ends of the manifolds or loop) should be opened so that all the water drains from the system and as the ...
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Adding CPVC tee to existing 1" CPVC water main line

I am trying to add a tee to my water main to branch a line for irrigation system. My water main is 1" CPVC and doesn't have enough movement to insert the tee. Any ideas? Need the tee inserted in the ...
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No hot water in kitchen but everywhere else is fine

Discovered issue today after being out of town for 2 days. When running water from a single handle sink - just cold water when turned to hot setting. Checked valves below sink. Cold valve turned ...
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Removing kitchen tap limescale [closed]

Cannot remove kitchen taps because of limescale buildup. Taps hidden by underside of bowl, therefore v. Difficult to get to. The limescale is blocking the threads for the hot tap (obviously the cold ...
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connect copper without soldering

I need to connect bow copper as on the picture with a copper pipe, and I'd like to avoid soldering. Is there a special tool for this?
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Should my outdoor spigot be attached to the foundation?

On the picture attached, is it a correct way of garden faucet installation? In this case it is drilled through the wall and the pipe goes in the basement where attached with the rest of the in-house ...
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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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What sort of handle would fit this main valve?

Does anyone know what sort of handle would fit this main valve? Prefer to avoid using the tongue and groove pliers again!
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how to loosen the faucet's tap flange?

I want to renew the caulk, surrounding the flange, the one that is adjacent to the wall. Is there a way to loosen the flange, or it comes along with the taps? I'm not sure how to do it, and I'm afraid ...
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Isolating water supply to replace basin tap with no local stop valve

I got a new tap for a pedestal basin. Looking at the existing fittings there is no local valve to shut off the water at the basin itself where the water pipes come out of the wall & connect to the ...
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Is there a good way to make a composting watering tank that won't clog 1/16th inch holes?

I'm looking at building a hose attachment (chamber) that I can stuff with comfrey leaves, and some good compost to fertilize my garden some (force water through a pipe with small holes: https://www....
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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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shower head has running water when off but another faucet is turned on

The shower in our first floor bathroom will flow water out of it when the bath tub faucet on the second floor is running or the washing machine on the second floor is filling. The water is cold. This ...
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Need to build a lip on half the front of the shower pan

I have a bit of a situation... I have a 3x5 Fiberglass reinforced acrylic construction designed for a 3 wall alcove. However, in my infinite wisdom, I overlooked this crucial detail and proceeded to ...
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What is this fitting in my 2" stack?

What is that wide-diameter fitting in my 2" PVC stack? It's in the way of the hardwood floor and the drywall. Can it be effectively removed?
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Hot water change to cold

I experienced a diverter problem. The diverter works fine when I the hot water flow out the tub spout, but switch it to the shower and hot water will become cold after couple minutes. I switch to the ...
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ensure that new faucet fits the pipe

I need to purchase a new faucet for kitchen. The house is pretty old, built in 1994, so I'd like to make sure that the new faucet will fit in pipes exactly. What do I have to pay attention at when ...
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Help me open my thermostatic shower mixer to replace cartridge

So the thermostatic dial has ceased up and I want to open it to order and replace the cartridge. Trouble is I can't get it open! What I have done: Top handle Unscrewed the nipple with pliars and ...
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Will this slotted waste fit this basin?

I am buying a basin and it isnt clear if the waste will fit it? How do you ensure the slot for the overflow is at the right location? (or are they all the same? ) Basin Waste
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Shower head not working with hot water

I have a 3 knob tub, hot, cold, and in the middle the diverter. When I turn the diverter knob the cold water comes out of the shower head but the hot water continues to come out the tub as if I never ...
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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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Should I thread tape counter-clockwise on kitchen sink shut off valve?

Just bought Decor Star TPC11-TB kitchen faucet. In the instructions, it directs you to use Teflon tape on the shut off valve before installing the water supply lines. However, it says to thread in the ...
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How can I disconnect this brass fitting on my kitchen faucet?

I'm replacing at least the handle of a kitchen faucet (possibly the whole thing). Its the type where the spout is standalone, then there's a separate hot/cold combo handle, then a separate sprayer. ...
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Bath tub drain/stopper assembly cross has broken off and I can’t remove assembly

The cross section has broken off when I tried to remove assembly how do I get it off now?
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Are single control faucets supposed to leak when pressed down?

I have a faucet like the one shown in the below Fig.1. The faucet does not leak under normal operation. But when I press downward with some force on the top of the handle, water overflows out the ...
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A different tank for the commode

I purchased a 1.6 commode that was made after the year 2000. The tank busted. I have another tank I found at a salvage store. Actually the whole commode. I removed the tank and wanted to put it on ...
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Sink basin gasket leaking

I've got a sink basin installed under granite that looks kindof like this: All around the outside of the sink sandwiched between the basin and the granite is a rubber gasket that has started to fail (...
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Help identify a mystery brass part along the water line

What's the function of the brass piece along the water supply line. This is the supply line for a hydronic floor heating system. Something is malfunctioning and one of the possibilities is that I have ...
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minor hairline crack on the base of a toilet, should I repair / replace?

It was my first time removing a toilet, and when I put it back, I fastened the bolt a little too tight and heard a slight crack. I'm wondering if this is something that needs immediate attention, or ...
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Hot water trickles, but cold water fine from same inlet on faucet

This one is baffling me so I'll try to describe it clearly. We have a single-spout, single-handle kitchen faucet. The hot water pressure is just north of a trickle, but only just. The cold water ...
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Leak in wall behind push/pull bathtub faucet [duplicate]

Have a push/pull faucet for our upstairs bathtub/shower, and it recently started leaking behind the shower wall and onto the ceiling below. It appears to only leak when the faucet isn't pushed ...
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Why would my shower only have hot water?

I bought a house a couple years ago and the previous owners added a small bathroom in the basement. The shower only has hot water and I don't know why. The toilet and sink next to it both have cold ...
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Can I still be sold plumbing fixtures that contain lead?

I'm shopping for brass or stainless ball valve to replace shutoff on a plumbing line. I see on ebay that some valves are advertised as "lead-free" while others are not. I would've assumed ALL brass/...
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2 hot water heaters (gas) in series

Is there any advantage in heating the first hot water for recovery time in the second ? Do I only have the available hot water in the second for delivery to the fixtures ? I did not install this but ...
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Maximum toilet pipe width?

It looks like incorporating a wider toilet pipe "system" (everything from the u-shaped tube of the bathroom toilet down to the home pipe that finally connects to the greater "public" sewer system) ...
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Identify this shower diverter valve

My shower diverter valve has gotten all gunked up due to the very high mineral content of our water, to the point where it won't turn unless you put all your weight into it, and I'm trying to fix it ...
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How do I connect my new tap's flexible hoses to my copper supply pipes?

I bought a tap, and am not entirely sure what I should be doing with it. I received a flexible hose pipe to connect it to the mains. The current tap however seems to use plastic joints into a metal ...
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No hot water and low pressure

I have a Moen Banbury faucet in my bathroom. Over the last month or so I have noticed both reduced water pressure and no hot water. When I turn the hot handle, the water flow doesn't change all that ...
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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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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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How do I increase the water pressure in my shower in spite of water-saving hardware?

I recently rented a new apartment that has water-saving hardware in the bathroom. My bath pressure is decent, but my shower water pressure is barely a trickle. How do I increase the water pressure and ...