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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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How to fix a poor plumbing installation resulting in severe odor problems?

After reading this related question and checking 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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Adapting onto a Price-Pfister bathroom sink faucet with hidden Aerator

After weeks of research I've been unable to figure out what the thread size of a Pfister hidden aerator is. I want to remove the aerator and screw on an "instant-off" aerator device. The Pfister ...
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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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Shower is either all hot or all cold

I have new house and one shower is either all hot or all cold. The shower head in the off position is down and when I turn it to the left its all hot. center is off and right is is all cold. I tried ...
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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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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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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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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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Identify shower brand (circle with two lines inside)

I'm trying to identify this shower brand to replace a cartridge. There are no other markers on the shower except a symbol at the front. The symbol is a circle with two vertical lines in the middle, ...
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What hose bib to use?

I need to replace this hose bib. The guy at HD said I need a 1/2 inch hose bib with a female end. I think I need one that needs to be sweated in, not female. I say that because the adapter it ...
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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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Why has my shower head stopped spraying?

The shower head in my master shower just suddenly stopped spraying. Now the water just comes out, but not in a spray. I know that's not very clear, but I don't know how to describe it. Its pretty old, ...
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How do I loosen nuts on bottom side of faucet are connected to each other

I am replacing a 4-inch spread faucet. The hot and cold water taps each have a big brass nut threaded under the sink (in addition to the basin nuts). These nuts are connected to each other by ...
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Replacing the popup tub drain plug

The drain plug I had broke and I decided to change it. The problem is that no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't remove the broken one. You can even see that I managed to break one part of it ...
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Reduced hot water pressure after closing and reopening water supply in one upstairs tub

A week ago, my dad had shut off the main water supply to our house to repair a leaky shower head. Upon opening water supply, our faucets sputtered for a little while as they normally do and water ...
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I have a black goop coming out of my shower head

Black gunk is in shower head It is also in my sink drain, but the shower head is disturbing. We have city water. What could it bed it be?
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What is the technical name of these water outlet cover plates?

What is the technical name of these water outlet cover plates? They are found below my sink. The hole in the wall is bigger than the size of the water outlet so I suppose the purpose of these covers ...
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How to shut off water from city meter with no customer shut-off valve

I want to shut off the water from the main city supply in order to repair my main water valve inside the house. But there doesn't seem to be any shut-off valve, Please refer to pictures
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Is this copper piping?

Is the pipe in the picture copper piping? House is from 1962, I assume this is original piping. The valve is leaking and I want to replace it with a sharkbite valve
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How to make the P-Trap sloped

I am remodeling my kitchen, and am completely redoing the drain system because I have to move it over. I am looking online, and it seems that the part after the P trap to the vertical part of the ...
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What is the correct terminology for the pipe that feeds into a P-trap

Hi I have a sink which started leaking and I managed to diagnose the cause: It seems the pipe that feeds into my p-trap is not water tight: photos below What is the correct terminology for the slanted ...
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How to design supply plumbing for 3-way valve

I'm putting in a three-way diverter valve that will supply a rain shower handheld shower or both, similar to this post: Building new shower, how can I control the flow of water to two different shower ...
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What happened with my spigot and how to fix it?

I went to shut off my hose and this happened. (Fortunately, the water got shut off.) To what degree is this spigot busted and what is the general course of action now? Edit following comments. After ...
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Any special precautions when turning off water to a property?

When turning off incoming pressurized fresh water to a property for a few hours during non-freezing conditions, are there any special precautions that need to be taken? Specifically, is there anything ...
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Is a double elbow code-compliant for merging two residential drains?

I'm working on a project where I have two fixtures coming in from the left and right, and then the waste water exits downwards vertically. My question: Is a 1-1/2" PVC double elbow for this up to ...
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Is it worth repairing this spigot?

The hose spigot on my house leaks from the handle end, as you can see here: When I took it apart, the lower washer looked intact: However, I could not disassemble it any further to inspect the upper ...
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Frost free hose bib for garden hose takes about a minute before any water comes out

I am in a new construction home I bought last summer. Last year, if I turned on the garden hose in the front or back of my house the water would start coming out relatively quickly. This year, when I ...
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What is the name of this plumbing U wedge + connection

The two black pipes pictured below are connected, and a U-shaped wedge is placed between them, apparently to close the connection. What is the name of this connection or this wedge? I will ...
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Bathroom vanity tail piece doesn't align with P-trap inlet

I recently installed a new vanity and the location of the inlet is 1/2 inch off from where the tail piece when the tail piece is straight and flush with the vanity. When tugging a bit on the whole ...
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What is this attachment that is connected to my home's main water line?

I woke up yesterday morning to water spraying out of the bottom of this attachment. After having a mini panic attack I shut the main off. I waited about 30 mins before turning the main back on and the ...
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Who manufactured this shower diverter valve?

I am replacing the diverter valve in a 1963 residential shower and wondering if anyone knows the make and model from the maker's marks on this hardware? I see imprinted: P-P, C.W., and 18. The ...
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How to repair this leaking garden faucet - update (broken stem)

I would like to repair rather than replace this garden faucet. It leaks ever so slightly: a drop or two every minute. I don't know how this valve works. I tried to open it. The picture shows how far ...

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