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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use alternate flush mode on toilet

I have a Gerber toilet, and the toilet lists two flush modes. Do I need to install something to use that alternate flush mode? The toilet handle seems to have only one action.
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Can anyone identify this valve

I have several old sinks in a house I'm working on and I think I probably need to replace or at least rebuild a few of these valves. But I'm not sure of the make much less the model. Can anyone ID ...
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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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Connect three kitchen appliances to same water line?

In the kitchen, I'm trying to connect the sink, dishwasher, and washing machine to the same hot water line. Currently, my hot water has dishwasher and sink are hooked up: https://imgur.com/zgVDJG1 I ...
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Seeking advice on installation of Pressure Balancing Valve and Tempering mixing valve

By code I need to install a pressure balancing valve and a tempering mixing valve. Where and how would I install them? Which one should go first and which one second? I've open my wall to install a ...
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What are steps to take to resolve a frequently clogging toilet?

Here's the situation: Conventional toilet flushes liquids with some TP just fine. Everything works and looks exactly as expected. It flushes effectively with a nice swirl. But when someone makes ...
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Is a threaded brass drop ear elbow really the right fixture for in-wall attachment of shower head?

I want to make sure I'm doing this right. It seems weird that all the plumbing I'm putting in is soldered copper and should remain leak free for decades but the last few inches are this threaded brass ...
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Pressure guage full of water and leaking

I have some DIY knowledge, but it falls somewhat flat when it comes to plumbing. I noticed there was a leak in the airing cupboard and tracked it down to this innocuous pressure guage. I have no idea ...
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IBC Tote fill valve

I am repurposing a 275 gallon IBC Tote as a water cistern. I want for it to fill automatically and stop when full like a toilet fill valve. Is there anything that I can adapt to the lid? What should I ...
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Fixing leaking Sloan Royal Flushometer

I've got a Sloan Royal Flushometer that is leaking after some flushes. The leak comes from both sides of the cover (see pictures). This happened once, years ago, and I fixed it by simply replacing the ...
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Why is water leaking out of wall-side of tub diverter?

I have a tub spout with diverter, the type you pull up on a knob/rod at the outflow end of the faucet to turn on the shower. The gate/pull-rod assembly was recently sticky so I uninstalled the spout ...
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What is this double-drain piece called?

My basement sink is a two-tub sink with each basin's drains as close to each other as they can be. Below is a picture of the actual drain piece beneath the sink - it is an integrated two-in-one drain, ...
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Shower head discharges water when not using

Shower head discharges water periodically during day for a few minutes when shower has not been used in months. Shower only, no tub and all plumbing and fixtures 2 yrs old.
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trying to identify these bracket for removal for single post, kitchen faucet

I'm trying to remove a kitchen faucet, and I can't figure out how to remove the faucet with these weird 'elephant ear' brackets. Can anyone identify them or provide a suggestion on how to remove? ...
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Corner Bathtub with Faucet Holes?

I need to replace a corner acrylic bathtub from 2005. My plumber doesn't know anything about what we have installed here; I bougth this house and don't know the model number of any the bath parts. It'...
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Extra tube coming off upstairs sink drain

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. Both of our AC units is outside downstairs. Can I remove it ...
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Is it possible to use ABS cement to glue together THREADED ABS union fitting on P-trap for permanent connection?

Is it possible to use ABS cement for threaded ABS union fitting on P-trap for permanent connection? Or it won't be secure enough even if it glued together with cement? Or need to actually replace with ...
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What kind of tub spout connector is this?

The diverter in my bathtub spout has stopped working, and I want to replace the spout. When I removed it, I found this adapter, which appears to be soldered to the copper pipe (or at least I was ...
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Is it possible to fit a 5000 litre tank on a normal rooftop?

I currently have a 750 litre overhead water tank installed. Is it possible to install a 5000 litre water tank in the same place? Would the weight be a concern? The house is a two storied buliding ...

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