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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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Central heating component identification

I am just wondering what the brass pot is? It's hot, and attached to the pump, as well as pipes leading downstairs and to some storage tank. It also sounds as if some small ball bearings are swirling ...
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Why do I not always get hot water out of the faucet?

When I turn the kitchen faucet on for hot water - sometime hot water comes out sometimes just warm water. The same problem exists in our guest bathroom. Just never know if hot water will flow. The ...
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My water filter faucet came unattached from base & sink. How can I fix it myself?

My water filter at my sink recently became very loose! As you can see in the photo, it's unattached on two parts, the base and the sink. I'm wondering if I can make this a DIY fix rather than call a ...
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Pedestal Sink Base Removal

I am working on my bathroom floor and need to temporarily remove the pedestal sink base. The bowl is attached to the wall via a mounting bracket on the underside of the bowl. Is it possible to remove ...
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Strange water pressure problem

I have a water pressure problem (city line). In our kitchen, which is the first physical stop (not counting washing machine) for hot water, the hot water flow pressure seems fine, but the cold water ...
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Removing pop up tub drain assembly

I have a slow draining tub so I tried taking out the stopper but after unscrewing the stopper and the overflow plate there isn't anything more I could do, it seems like there is a one-peice L shaped ...
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I need help identifying this shower valve

Could anyone help me identify this valve so i can get replacement parts.
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Fix a faucet that has a groove

I don't know the exact term for the part I'm referring to so I'll describe it. The faucet's actual closing is done by something similar to this but without the slits for water. I assume that's called ...
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Replaced the wax ring but now it bubbles when the shower runs

I replaced the wax ring after it started leaking now when the shower is running the toilet bubbles and if you push the toilet you can hear air escaping from around the toilet bolts plunging doesn't ...
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How do I remove bathtub drain screw?

I currently have a toe touch drain stopper installed (see first photo), and would like to replace it with a twist stopper (see second photo). The screw on the bottom of the toe touch stopper is ...
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Pipe length confusions when replacing tub/shower diverter

I'm a new homeowner trying to replace a shower diverter. Not a plumber, so forgive any incorrect terms. I have a female 1/2 inch connector inside the wall about 2 1/4 deep from the tub wall. The ...
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Can an escutcheon be mounted without the valve body plate?

The previous owners of the house never had the plumber install the plate on the valve body that the escutcheon would mount to. Instead they tiled right to the valve body cover: The replacement ...
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Why would water pressure at my faucets change after turning off the water main for some time?

I turned off the main water to the house to perform a plumbing repair. The water was off for approximately 5 hours. During that time, I partially drained the water heater tank to flush it (forgot to ...
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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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Identifying kitchen faucet stem [duplicate]

I have been having a hard time identifying the stem for my kitchen sink. Any input would be appreciated. The How to find a replacement did not help as this stem has 11 points The broach diameter is 0....
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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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How to tighten fitting on pipe in very small space

While replacing the washer in a bathroom tap/faucet, I've accidentally loosened the fitting (e.g. the tap now turns when I turn the tap "handle"). Here is a photo of the underside of the sink, with ...
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shallow well pumps and tank

Can I use a smaller tank with a 1/2 hp shallow well pump? And how can I tell if it is my tank that it is no good.I do not know if it has bladders in it because it is about 20 yrs old.
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Specific name of this faucet / sink type

I'm having a heck of a time finding a replacement faucet for this sink. I was hoping someone could enlighten me as to if there's a specific name for this type of sink/faucet that might help me locate ...
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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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What components do I need to finish my shower installation?

Soooo I replaced the rough in valves for my shower ( based on some suggestions here actually ). This is the set that I purchased. Now that it's installed, I'm noticing that the stems are shorter than ...
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Garbage Disposal Leaking

I have a garbage disposal with two leaks (see image below). The major leak is the left-most object, but it doesn't appear to be a screw like the other location. Should I replace the entire unit or is ...
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How do I undo this connection? [duplicate]

How should I undo this connection? It doesn't seem to unscrew, though part of it will move down towards the boiler although this doesnt seem to make it disconnect (I havent tried forcing this though ...
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Can I use quarter-turn ball valves with compression fittings or threads for my water shutoff valves?

I've got gate valves (I think that's what they're called) for all of my water shutoff valves. It's a pain to close them, and they don't quite close all the way anyway, so I was thinking of replacing ...
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How can I adjust the hot water limit on this faucet?

This is the inside of the handle for my bathtub faucet. It's a single handle that goes from cold to hot by turning counter clockwise. The stop collar, red, doesn't appear to adjust like my other ...
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Bathroom Drain Venting

I've been trying to figure out the difference between the following solutions. I'm sure that Option 1 is the best, given it's a short direct route to the vent, but I can't justify to myself why the ...
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How do I get into this kind of faucet to fix a drip?

How can I get this thing apart? Using this question I was able to take out a bolt of some sort inside the top from behind the blue/red thing, but the top still doesn't come off. It's dripping, and I ...
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Identify this faucet? Looking for replacement soap dispenser

I am trying to determine the brand (and possibly model) of this faucet so I can look for a matching replacement soap dispenser. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Can I use my old radiator valves when replacing the radiator itself?

One of my Stelrad K1 radiators has died (corroded enough that there is a hole into it, and it's full of sludge and rust) so I'm going to replace it. It's a standard model, so should be a straight swap ...
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What is this flexible hose under my bathroom sink for?

In the 2nd floor bathroom (sink, toilet, tub), I noticed a flexible hose coming into the sink drain. It's below the counter, above the trap, very similar to a dishwasher draining into a disposal. ...
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Shower leaks when valve is shut off but doesn't leak when the valve is slightly open

Our contractor left in the middle of the shower job and we noticed that our shower leaks into the wall when the shower valve is completely shut off. When looking for the source of the leak, I noticed ...
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To use a US shower head in India or elsewhere abroad?

So, I asked this question as I wanted to use this water purifying/ dechlorination/ calcium type of shower head outside the US. I had also posted a similar question on Amazon, but I realize it needs ...
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Is this a Water Line?

My husband and I recently purchased a fridge that has an icemaker. We thought this thing sticking out of our floor was a water line, but the installers said it was not. When we inquired as to what ...
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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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2 shower heads and 1 rain head…low flow

I hope someone can help because I'm truly lost here since I'm not a plumber. We just had our house built and it was completed just 3 months ago. We have a 50 gallon electric water heater and it ...
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Bath tub spout still drips a little after replacing, is this normal?

I didn't notice the leaking from the spout until some guests told me. It was dripping big drops. The spout is the type installing using hexa bolt. I bought the replacement at HomeDepot and followed ...
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What is the name and function of this thingy seen attached to many boiler pipes?

I see this a lot but not sure what it's called or what it does?
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This old fashion drinking fountain leaks. How do I fix it?

This old fashion drinking fountain leaks just a little bit from the spout, sometimes but not always. The on-off handle does not always spring back to the fully off position. So a little water ...
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toilet is continually clogged

Appreciate if someone can tell by not providing good sealing of the toilet bowl "s" trap pipe going into the floor affects the flushing strength / clogging or just leads to escape of gases
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How to Remove This Bathroom Faucet Spout

I am replacing the faucet in my guest bathroom but I am having a difficult time removing the center spout of a widespread setup (I think it is an old Moen). I have loosened the nut underneath the ...
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replacing broken outside tap handle

I have this outside hose tap, the handle arms have broken off at some in the past. Is fixing it as simple as undoing the screw and putting a new handle on? are there any gotchas to be wary off?
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What are these pipes

I have 2 4 inch PVC pipes sticking up about 3 inches above ground in my flower bed, one is capped the other isn't. I ran over the capped one with the lawn mower and every time a toilet was flushed I ...
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Kitchen Sink Spray Gun Inquiry

I have had a kitchen spray gun in the past and now I am trying to install one again but am having difficulty. I stopped for sometime and used a soap dispenser in its place. I also replaced the kitchen ...
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What are some inexpensive DIY options for fixing a low water pressure condition in a toilet?

Low Water Pressure We have a toilet that has very low-pressure flushing action. Is there anything that I can do other than calling in a professional? We've had a few people out to look at it and they ...
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Do they make 1.5/1.5/2 combo wye (and is that what I need)

Looking to add a bar sink. There is already an existing DWV stack that I believe is dedicated for this (based on location and model homes, etc). This is a diagram of what I'm working with and the ...
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Is there such a thing? Wall access panel with a water shutoff -> so I can turn off water to outside spigot in the winter? [closed]

Im looking to see if such thing exists. Nice looking wall access panel with a shutoff ball valve inside -> so I can turn off water to outside spigot in the winter?
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Hot water and cold water switched in shower

I recently bought a house and in the master bathroom the hot and cold water seem to be reversed. When I turn the dial left, the hot water comes out first with very little pressure. As you continue ...
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Outside Frost Proof Spigot sprays water

I have a frost proof outside spigot. When I hook the hose to it, as much water comes out near the front of the spigot (not the top) as comes out of the end of the hose. What is wrong with it? Do I ...
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Do I have to replace this entire valve or can it be fixed?

My bathtub/shower faucet has been constantly dripping and I took it apart to try and get it repaired. Here is what is on the inside: I would rather, for obvious reasons, avoid having to take the ...