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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 ...
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How to fix Kitchen drain that came apart?

My kitchen drain came apart, it is like 12 years old. I noticed it is not a locknut connection, so I am not sure how to attach these parts. The sink strainer itself is loose and I can pull it out ...
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How to secure toilet fill valve hose to canister

I have a Kohler Wellworth (low flow model) that uses a canister-style flushing mechanism. The tube that comes from the fill valve is to be seated/secured in an opening at the top of the canister, held ...
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How do I get more GPM from my Delta Monitor series 13 shower faucet?

For example, is there a way to non-destructively modify the cartridge to increase the flow rate without damaging the cartridge and the scald guard feature? I currently have a shower wand with the ...
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Possible cross over issue with water lines

About 2 weeks ago our hot water started getting less and less hot, now it is completely cold. If I turn the cold angle stop off at the sink, so only the hot water line can feed the faucet, and turn it ...
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Leaking saddle valve

There is a joint of some sort leaking in one of our cold water lines running above the drop ceiling in the basement. Does anyone know what this joint is called, or why it might be leaking? It's ...
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Will there be water pressure/flow into the pipe with this setting?

I have a space in balcony of my 1st floor house where I intend to keep a tank around the height same as that of the water pipe which leads to my bathroom taps. Will there be problems related to flow/...
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Why does my shower diverter allow water to flow to the tub spout?

I'm having a plumbing issue somewhat different from most I see posted. When I run the bath faucet, the diverter works fine and there is no leaking from the showerhead. However, when I run the shower,...
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No hot water in faucet where return line for recirculating pump is installed

Just had a recirculating pump installed. I have only a trickle of hot water at the single handle control faucet where the return line is attached when I turn off the cold water supply. What could be ...
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Difference Between Flashing Drain and On-Grade Drain?

What is the difference between an "on-grade" drain and a "flashing" drain? What situations call for which? If installing a basement floor drain, which should I use? In case it's not clear, here are ...
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Should toilet be close to sewage pump?

I am adding a bathroom in basement which will have a sewage pump. I am finalizing the bathroom layout and the ideal setup will have the toilet 8 ft away from the sewage pump. Is there any reason of ...
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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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IKEA Loviken Faucet disassembly assistance requested

My kitchen faucet drips a bit from the hot water tap. I've found the manual, which is somewhat helpful, but I'm unable to remove the part 118211 shown on page 3. There is a exterior top screw cap, ...
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Faucet runs slowly on hot, fine on cold

I have a single handle Pfister faucet. It flows fine on cold but only about half on hot. What is wrong? Video of issue
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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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My kitchen faucet is barely running

my faucet when i woke this morning barely has water running out of it in the kitchen. What would cause this all of a sudden. It was fine last night
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Is this gas pipe installation OK?

My new home is under construction and I noticed the gas has been distributed to three places through a very tight and rough hand-dug hole. Yes, I have concern about potential gas leakage. Though we ...
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Does this water pipe installation have problem?

I just bought a new home which is still under construction. Today I visited the home and noticed that the water pipe installation at one place seems awkward! It's on the main floor and actually the ...
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What's the bracket used to fix a kitchen faucet called?

I've got a broken kitchen tap/faucet, and it's because there is a plastic bracket that fits under the sink that has broken. I need to know the name of it because I can't search for a replacement ...
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Should I use 2 plumbing traps at either end of a drain extension?

I have a washing machine that I am moving 2.5m from it's original spot. A standard p-trap is already in the original place before connecting to the drain, i am tapping into this stand pipe for the ...
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When to replace a toilet's wax ring?

I just bought a new house that was built three months ago. I unfortunately flushed something big down the toilet and had to take the toilet apart, turn it upside down, and fish it out. When I was ...
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How can I split a shower head with this fitting?

I want to add a second shower head that splits off at the fitting for the current shower head (because my ceiling is low so I have to sit, and I want a shower head that sprays my lower body at the ...
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How can I identify and source an old faucet cartridge

I have an old faucet that drips. I would like to fix the leak, but am having a lot of trouble finding a replacement cartridge. The faucet does not have any markings of any kind. I brought the ...
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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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How do you remove a really stuck shower diverter spout?

My bathtub's shower diverter spout leaks when it's in shower mode, so I'd like to replace it. It's the screw-on type. Trouble is, it's stuck tight. I've applied a lot of torque (counter-clockwise) ...
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Installing a drainable waterline to garage, draining into sump for winter months

So, My utility room shares a common wall with my unheated garage. I've been toying around with the idea of running some pex out there to have a spigot in my garage. I'm wondering if I need to attach a ...
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How can I remove/reattach the clamp on a dishwasher hose?

I'm trying to fit a dishwasher into our kitchen. There is a small gap in a counter top for the hose to go through, and the part of the hose that connects to the tap is too big to fit through... Is ...
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House has no plumbing vent — is this a solution?

I've been living in a fixer-upper for a while... I've been fixing a lot that was previously done wrong. I've finally gotten around to ripping out our first floor bathroom (two full bathrooms) and I'...
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How can I remove these Hep20 tees?

can anyone tell me how to remove these Hep20 Tees please? I want to replace with elbows and cut the lower leg off. (I know how to seal those off thanks). Can't upload a picture but they were fitted ...
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How do I get the top off this tap?

My kitchen tap has a ball joint at the top, which has sprung a small but steady leak - water drizzles out when the tap is turned off. I presume the problem is either down to a perished rubber seal ...
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How do I stop a countertop soap dispenser from leaking?

I have a countertop soap dispenser. It is a Blanco 911-375 Alta Soap/Lotion Dispenser, Satin Nickel Finish filled with Seventh Generation brand dish soap. For the high-end-quality brand name, it ...
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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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How to fix a cistern float that jams

The float in the image is in a cistern. Sometimes it jams right at the top so the water keeps on filling and doesn't stop. Is there a way to lubricate or fix this type of float to prevent it from ...
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How to move utility sink and extend trap / drain pipe under it?

I'd like to move the utility sink (that my washer drains into) in my basement ~6 inches to the left to accommodate a new washer dryer. The incoming water lines aren't a problem, but as you can see ...
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kitchen sink converting an undermount sink to a drop in sink on tile counter

we have a house built in early 1970. The kitchen sink rusted through so it must be replaced. We have a ceramic tiled counter top with an undermount sink. We are having great difficulty finding a ...
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Lever for faucet

I have 1 bathroom faucet that is missing the lever and a kitchen faucet that is missing the screw the hold the lever. I am trying to hold hout on buying new faucets and would like to know if it is ...
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Replaced pressure balancing unit in Kohler Rite-Temp temperature control, now valve body is leaking

I have a Kohler Rite-Temp temperature control for my shower that was having trouble regulating hot and cold (it was either all hot or all cold). I took it apart and replaced the pressure balancing ...