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Could old gate valves be causing low pressure at the faucet?

We installed a new sink/faucet last year and the first faucet we had installed had super lower water pressure which we assumed was the faucet. We replaced the faucet and the pressure improved slightly ...
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How can I remove this thermostatic mixing shower faceplate?

This shower has a temperature selection knob, which operates separately from the water pressure/on-off knob. The selection is unresponsive, water temperature does not rise or fall when the knob is ...
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Do these stacks share all the same fixtures? Can I remove one?

Below you'll find a lovely (crude) illustration of my stacks for the kitchen (main floor) and laundry room (basement). Fixtures are: Kitchen (all on red stack): Sink Garbage disposal Dish washer ...
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Should outside hose bib be suppled from shut-off valve with a bleeder port from upstairs bathroom

A plumber placed a shut-off valve with a bleeder port under the vanity in our upstairs bathroom. He used this valve to feed an outdoor hose bib. The plumber left the bleeder port in the open position....
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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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No Water but Water supply valve is ON

I have water shut-off valve (all-or-nothing) for an outside hose. I see the valve is ON, but the water is not coming in outside hose. Edit: The valve is under kitchen sink in the Main floor. This is a ...
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How can I extend this waste drain for new bathroom sink?

I'm looking to extend this pvc waste pipe coming out of the wall to accommodate my new bathroom sink. It's too short as it is and doesn't quite reach the new p-trap placement. Does anyone know how ...
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Does the orientation of a swing check valve matter?

I am installing a swing check valve on the plumbing of a pond. The purpose is to prevent the water from flowing backwards through the pipes during a power outage. It water were to flow backwards, ...
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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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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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Low flow bathroom appliance doesn't activate tankless heater

I have a whole house tankless water heater installed, and so far it's nice except one problem. I also have a nonelectric hot and cold toilet mounted bidet installed. Since a high pressure jet would ...
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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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Leaking pipes somewhere but don't know where

I had frozen pipes during the recent winter storm in TX. Now the weather warms up and water came back. My Flume device detecting water leakage about 2 gallons per hour for the last 24 hours. No ...
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What should I replace this broken condensate line connection with?

This is on the condensation hose coming off of a 3" PVC pipe which I think is an exhaust for my HVAC system. The tube runs to a little electric pump on the floor that sends any collected water to ...
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Kitchen faucet low flow rate?

I have a kitchen faucet with a single handle separately on the side. The sprayer flows fine but the faucet flows only at about 60% of the sprayer rate. I removed the airator but no change to the flow. ...
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Faucet Stem stuck in the faucet body

I had a dripping faucet, so thought to replace the O-ring in it. I removed the stem very easily. And changed the O-ring to one looking similar. I install the stem back and tried turning on the water. ...
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Need help identifying shower valve brand

I’d like to replace the shower valve trim in my daughter’s condo. The existing components aren’t labeled with a brand. I’m guessing the existing parts are 30 or 40 years old. Does anybody recognize ...
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No Go with Faucet Puller to Remove Handles

Trying to replace double sink bathroom faucets from the 1980s and after removing setscrews tried to pull of handles after oiling them and using a Husky faucet puller. No luck with the Husky and no ...
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How to extend 1/2" shower connection just a little bit

I am replacing the shower head we currently have with a new one. The existing shower head used a 1/2" "S" shaped pipe with male threads on each end. The new connection is designed to ...
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Wet capping a leaky shower arm

I have a standup shower that has a hose attachment, sort of like this one that screws on to the shower arm coming out of the wall. Unfortunately due to our hard water I am unable to unscrew the ...
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How do i disassemble this toe touch drain stopper?

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. in all the images ...
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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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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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Refrigerator Water Shut Off Valve

We are getting a new refrigerator and just found out that the shut off valve has to be on the same floor/level as the appliance. Our current fridge water shut off valve is in the basement-my question ...
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Identifying a cast iron hub

Our house is on a concrete slab. We are planning on installing a second-floor full bathroom, and hoping to connect the new bathroom 3'' PVC waste pipe to the below-grade drainage system at this point: ...
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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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Trying to fix leaky faucet but can’t find set screw

This hole is in the back and impossible to see what’s inside???
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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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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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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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What is this device on my water heater intake?

What is this device on my heater water intake? It have a black plastic cap on top; It have markings around its body such as: 2" Hg It connects after the shutoff valve of the heater, and just ...
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Fontaine shower diverter cartridge

I am remodelling a bathroom. The current tub/shower combo that previous owners installed says "Fontaine" on the front but otherwise has no model number or anything I can find. It works ...
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Adjust mixing valve

Fairly new to DIY plumbing. I have moved into a new flat that has quite an old looking shower fitting. The mains water is very hot but even the hottest setting on the shower comes out lukewarm at ...
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How do I connect this Hansgrohe kitchen faucet to my water supply?

See the end of the supply lines in the photos. These are not threaded, so I guess this done by compression? I've used compression fittings before on 1/2 copper, but I've never seen this before on a ...
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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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What is this hose reel part called?

I have a hose reel where this one piece has broken. I literally can not come to spend another $100 on the entire assembly when all that's broken is this piece, but I don't even know what to search for ...
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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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Attaching shower head arm escutcheon to wall

My contractor left all three shower heads in our house in this condition (see photo). I can slide the escutcheon (trim plate) up to the wall but it doesn't stay put. What's the correct way to finish ...
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How to fix this leak in my on-demand water heater

The picture below shows the leak that my on-demand water heater developed. What's the likeliest culprit? Is it where the blue tube connects to the fitting or is it the fitting itself? In either case, ...
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Water is not comming out from tap

Our house is not in being used for years. Only one person is living and using only one washroom. Now we don't have water coming out from taps in other unused areas of house. Really appreciate your ...
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What is the name of the pin that holds a toilet seat-and-lid hinge together?

The lid on my toilet seat slammed down one time too many (I found this site by searching for the answer to that problem, which I had kluged by putting a bungee cord around the tank to hold the lid up ...
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Can elbow fitting be used to line up drain tailpiece with trap

I installed a new vanity and the drain tailpipe does not line up with the P trap. Can I use two 90 degree elbow fittings to make this connect? Can elbows connect to elbows directly or does it require ...
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Can a mini-widespread 3-hole sink faucet with 4-inch spread be replaced by centerset or widespread?

We have bathroom sink faucets where the centers of the hot and cold handles are 4 inches apart, which means it is a mini widespread faucet. They need to be replaced. There are fewer good choices for ...
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Will a thermostatic shower mixer work with two hot supplies?

I won't go into the specifics here because it'd be far too long, but in a system I'm building I have two hot supplies - one between 25C and 35C, and one between 45C and 70C. I want an output ...
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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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Connect 1/4“ supply line to 3/8” outer diameter faucet line

The 3/8 " end of the 1/2" to 3/8 " faucet connector neither fits a 3/8" pipe nor a 1/4" pipe. Right now I have to find a connector which connects the 3/8" end 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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How to remove broken threaded water pipe

The pipe connecting my shower head to the wall has broken off. I removed the head and tried to remove the theaded pipe but the potruding metal broke off completely. Is there anyway to remove the part ...

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