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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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How do I remove these bathroom faucet fittings with limited space?

I have a faucet I am trying to remove to replace, seen below. It appears there is a nut holding it to the bottom of the sink, but I can't get a basin wrench around the nut and plumbers sockets won't ...
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Drain pipe under sink separated, how to fix?

What would be the best way of reattaching this pipe? Found some of this product in the tool cabinet, would it be appropriate to use here?
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What should I locate or check before installing an ajdustable height shower head with a slide bar on a fiberglass surround?

I have a tub and shower with a fiberglass (resin? polymer? not tile at any rate!) multi-piece surround. I want to install a new shower head with an adjustable height on a slide bar and a wand so my ...
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How to install this ball valve

The ball valve for the sprinkler system cracked over the winter. I managed to remove the old one that was broken but can't figure out how to install the brand new one. When I turn it clockwise it ...
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How do you finish a valve when using pex pipes

I'm doing all of my work with expansion PEX. I'm a little puzzled about how to finish the valves where the toilets and sinks connect. Are you supposed to just leave the plastic visible where the valve ...
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How dangerous is to repair a stopcock without closing the main water entrance?

I have, more or less, the situation bellow. I have simplified the scheme. It's a bathroom, (A) is a shower, (B) is a tap. I would like to repair both A and B. The main stopcock doesn't work anymore. ...
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Toilet Supply Valve Not Turning Off

Novice here. The fill valve was leaking and causing the water to coming very very slow. Like 45 minutes to fill up tank. I bought a fill valve top and replaced it. Let me add that I did turn water off ...
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Spray hose connector for delta kitchen faucet?

The connection from the spray hose to my kitchen faucet was made out of the cheapest of plastic and started leaking. I purchased a "universal" spray hose replacement at the local hardware store. In ...
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Installing a garden hose to a threaded valve, but not enough space

I'm trying to attach a garden hose to a valve with an outer diameter of 1", but there is not enough vertical clearance to attach the hose. What would be the best way to make a connection in this case? ...
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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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Really hot or cold showers

We have a new shower rose installed. When starting a shower we have to turn it onto full hot (we have a mixer), then move it slightly towards cold to get it about right. 1mm left or right it is too ...
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How can I unscrew this old bathtub faucet stem?

I'm trying to fix a leaking bathtub faucet, but I can't unscrew these old stem at all...it's stuck. Do i need to open the back side of the wall?
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1/2“ OD Compression to 1/2” barb fitting?

I have a 1/2" copper pipe which has a 1/2" nom compression x 1/2" OD compression stop on it. I'd like to be able to put a 1/2" barb fitting to connect this to a hose. I can't find anything which ...
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Can I replace a toilet bowl myself?

Normally, we'd pay a professional, but -- given the circumstances -- currently we loath bringing a stranger into the house. Likewise, finding anyone willing to go into a stranger's how to replace ...
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Shower drain line with many curves?

I want to replace a tub with a shower, and the location where I'd like to put the drain has a 2" drain pipe (for the clothes washing machine) that runs very close to where I want to put the drain. So ...
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What is the purpose of a bathroom fan filter? What is the risk of not using a filter?

Our bathroom fan filter was worn out and very dirty with cigarette smoke from the previous tenant¹, so we removed it. We could replace it, but why does a bathroom fan need a filter in the first place?...
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Add T fitting to pipe

I was going to remove my toilet angular shut off valve to add a 1/2 inch PVC T fitting. When removing it I noticed that it is a what I believe a compression fitting. What would you recommend I do to ...
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Plastic push-fit vs.compression joints

I want to know the use scenario of both, I have a 40 mm drain pipe in the ground and 40 mm shower trap pipe so I want to connect them both. I guess for my use scenario it might not matter much due to ...
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How to connect bathtub drain pipe to existing floor drain?

I have this floor drain and I want to connect it to a bathtub drain so basically another pipe. The diameter is about 40mm of the narrower pipe, although it has a thick border. It is most likely a ...
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What type of floor drain is this and can I connect pipes to it?

Everything is fine with the drain, however there was some gunk left on this picture because no one used it for years and I was cleaning it up when I took the picture, here is my floor drain which was ...
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What is this copper ring insert in my sharkbite supply valve?

I'm about to connect my new faucet supply lines to my new sharkbite valves. The valves came with these copper rings and I am wondering what they are and should I leave them in when connecting the ...
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Wolverine single lever shower faucet

I have a significant loss of pressure coming out of the shower head, I have checked the shower head for obstructions and it is clear. none of the other faucets in the house have this problem. Any ...
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Plumber unable to replace Moen shower cartridge

A plumber I hired to replace the cartridge in a dripping Moen shower faucet at home said that he couldn't pull the cartridge out and so will need to replace the entire valve. The leaking faucet is in ...
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So is it better to go from a smaller pipe to a bigger pipe?

OK I know it sounds confusing so here I go. Doing some work on the washer supply lines. Well they are copper right now 1/2". Issue is there is leaking around the shutoff valves and such (old ...
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Okay to shift toilet a couple of inches?

My toilet is set in a corner and is not square to the walls, so that when sitting on it, one’s left knee almost touches the wall-mounted TP dispenser. I can’t relocate the entire toilet, but shifting ...
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Need help identifying shower diverter cartridge

Shower diverter: Need help identifying shower diverter cartridge for replacement
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What is happening to the surface of this shutoff valve?

Yes, I know it's rust, but should I be concerned? In the third picture you can see the complete layout, to the right is where the water enters the house with the first valve (green) before the meter, ...
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Yellow zinc construction screws and brass bathroom fitting

Can I use yellow zinc coated construction screws on shower brass fitting?
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Help identifying American Standard cartridge

Loosing hot water pressure, going to change the cartridge out but I am having a hard time finding the correct replacement. Pictures are attached.
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Double sink clogged in mobile home

Was working through a clogged sink yesterday, had a partial flow, went to my parents for a bit, came back to find husband and roommate had decided to take it into their own hands, got some bleach ...
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Both hot and cold tub knobs leaking behind the wall

Okay, so I may have solved this problem but I want to know if my solution even made sense. We recently bought a house and soon realized (due to the ceiling being soaked downstairs) that our upstairs ...
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How to identify an old compression stem in order to find a replacement

I have an old (circa 1920s) bathroom faucet with a compression stem that started to leak unless tightened extremely tightly. When I took out the compression stem to replace it, I found that the screw ...
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Looking for faucet handle

Looking for lever handle for old Briggs shower faucet as per picture attached. Acrylic part has cracked so just glued and put elastic band around to hold together
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Issues installing water spigot

I been trying to install an exterior water spigot for the past few hours. I bought a new 1/2 inch frost proof lawn faucet from arrowhead brass and plumbing llc and the salesperson recommended that I ...
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Thread extender/nut for basin waste with gap in thread

I just took my basin apart to replace the broken waste only to find the replacement I bought (the only unslotted waste with the click clack mechanism I wanted at a length the same as the old one to ...
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Obscure 4-way shower faucet cartridge

Where can I get a 4-way shower faucet cartridge? I need one that's 42mm, and Amazon only has 40 or 45mm.
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How does this sink faucet handle come off? (no visible screws)

I've tried pulling up (to the point where I was afraid something would break) and am not getting any movement. There are no holes or screws. I considered prying but I'm afraid I'll damage the chrome ...
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Can Teflon thread tape be reused?

I need to take off my shower head for cleaning and possible replacement. I can see there is Teflon tape on the fitting where the head connects to the arm. When I reconnect the head, can I reuse the ...
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Outside hose bibb with very fine thread?

I'm in a newly purchased house built 1998. It has three outside hose bibbs, two are standard garden hose thread but one has a very fine thread that does not match either "Hose" or "Pipe" thread. I ...
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Water damage around bathtub floor

My bathtub is pulling from tile on one side and the floor tile is damage on the same side of the tube. How do I go about repairing this?
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Installing Spigot Upside Down and Close to Ground

I live in a trailer and am debating attempting to put a hose outside/on the side. A few considerations: I have no plumbing experience It gets -40 where I live in the Winter I have read great things ...
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Side spray and a portable dishwasher

We just bought a portable dishwasher, and the sink has a single handle faucet with a sprayer (side spray.) (This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTlmbpje7Js shows what the connection looks like. ...
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Fixing a leaky clawfoot tub faucet

One of my bathrooms has a clawfoot tub with a faucet similar to this: Over the past 6 months a slow drip has progressed into pretty much a steady stream. I've taken it apart the best I can but I ...
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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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Correct type of shower handle to use for valve that sticks out too far?

I'm attempting to install a shower handle on an unfinished build. The problem I'm facing is the handle plate does not fit over the white pipe that is sticking out of the wall. Should that white ...
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Shower head not working with hot water

I have a 3 knob tub, hot, cold, and in the middle the diverter. When I turn the diverter knob the cold water comes out of the shower head but the hot water continues to come out the tub as if I never ...
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Tub drain re-assembly

There was moldy caulk around the tub drain. I intended to take it out, clean the drain area, reapply any teflon tape, and re-caulk the area. When I started to turn the drain counterclockwise the top ...
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Fixing a broken pipe underground without breaking the floor

Is there any way to fix a broken pipe that's located underground? I was thinking of something like a camera and a liquid like the ones used with broken wheels... And I'll try soon. Has anyone ...
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Washbasin Tap not working properly and no water pressure. Refer images

just shifted to a house and after moving in got to know about the tap situation. The house owner hasn't shown up since ages as per current roommates. Kindly view the image and suggest a solution to ...

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