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New toilet already clogging?

We recently had our bathroom redone and a new American Standard Colony Elongated toilet installed. The piping wasn’t moved at all, we just put a new toilet in place of where the old one was. I ...
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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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(How) Can I reuse this PVC 4-way

Some contractors broke my irrigation system and I'm in the process of repairing it. One of the connections to a PVC 4-way junction had a piece of schedule-40 PVC broken off inside it. As luck would ...
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Do braided stainless steel hoses with surface corrosion require replacement?

I'd be grateful if someone would resolve some conflicting advice I've been given on this topic. Some argue that the braiding does not contribute to the pressure rating of these hoses, and that ...
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What should I be aware of in buying second-hand sinks and toilets?

I am planning an extension to my house, including a new ensuite bathroom and a downstairs WC. To save money and embedded energy I'm thinking of buying secondhand basins and toilets. There seem to be ...
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What’s the marginal value increase as toilet price increases?

I’m going to replace the four toilets in my new house with elongated taller toilets. I’m looking at the $300 range because of some design features (taller seat, elongated bowl, tank attachment, ...
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Connect Faucet to Laundry Hose

I have a pulldown faucet that I want to connect to a portable washing machine. The wand of the faucet can be removed, revealing a female 5/8-16 UN 2B connector. The laundry machine uses a hose that ...
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flow of water through a one inch id inlet pipe through a half inch water meter

Our inlet pipe of water supply from municipality is half inch id The water passes through a water meter having half inch connection. If we increase the diameter of the inlet pipe to one inch id and ...
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What kind of connector do I need to connect our outside tap

We have just moved into a new house and we have an outside tap thats not connected. There is a flexible pipe coming into the house from the outsite tap and a valve under the sink but how/what ...
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How to remove faucet handle for cartridge replacement

I have an unknown brand kitchen mixer tap that is dripping from the cold lever but I can't see how to replace the ceramic cartridge. Normally there's a tiny screw under the lever, often covered by a ...
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shower wall jets replacement

One of our old wall mount jets in the shower broke. The pipe got rusted. The plumbing suppliers do not sell this kind of wall shower jets in California because of regulations. I am wondering if I can ...
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connect copper without soldering

I need to connect bow copper as on the picture with a copper pipe, and I'd like to avoid soldering. Is there a special tool for this?
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Grohe LadyLux3 faucet flowing at 40% expected rate, even after replacing cartridge

My Grohe LadyLux3 kitchen faucet's flow rate has gradually slowed in the 4 years since we installed it, so that now it's flowing at 0.7 gallons per minute, which is less than half its rated flow rate ...
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1/4 inch plastic water line to 1/2 inch refrigerator connection

I am on the last step of installing a reverse osmosis water filtration system underneath the kitchen sink. After the water is filtered, I have two options; connect the final blue 1/4 inch outer ...
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screw stuck in bathroom faucet

First of all I thought replacing a bathtub faucet wouldn't be hard, I took off the old faucet and commenced to fit the new on it. I got it assembled and put the screw in and now the screw is stuck, it ...
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Connect 1/2“ supply line to 3/8” outer diameter faucet line

I bought from Home Depot a Glacier faucet that comes with 3/8 inch O.D. supply tubes. The supply lines from the wall have an outer diameter of 1/2 inches though. How do I connect the two? This seems ...
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What tool is used to tighten a short pipe nipple?

What tool is used to tighten a short 1/2” x 1 1/2” nipple that screws into a shower valve behind the wall? Well a nipple extractor work if you turn it in the opposite direction (clockwise )?
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Kitchen aerator doesn't want to screw tightly into place

I'm trying to replace my kitchen faucet's aerator, but as I'm tightening it, it'll reach a point where it sort of "pops" and becomes loose, allowing me to tighten it again. I'm not sure if that's a ...
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repiping with copper

I need to replace ALL the old galvanized pipe in a two story house with copper. PEX is not code in Chicago. Any tips on running to second story (especially shower) without completely destroying walls? ...
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Can I have a wand installed in tub in addition to a 3-hole faucet?

I have a new tub being installed that takes a deck mounted faucet. I found a faucet I like which is a two handle, 3-hole type. However, it would be nice to have a wand mounted on the deck as well. Is ...
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How do I use this valve properly?

I have a valve in my heating system that I don't understand. I have searched on the internet but I haven't been able to find any information on it. What I do know is that the valve's purpose is that ...
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Best way to split an existing drain pipe

I am trying to tie in a new kitchen sink into an existing drain pipe currently servicing a bathroom on the other side of the wall. Here's the conceptual schematic of what I am trying to achieve: And ...
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How can I support a heavy sink in a homemade bench table?

We have a cool old soapstone utility sink in our laundry room that has developed a crack and needs to be replaced. We can't find/afford to replace it with the same thing, but I found a deep iron sink ...
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Can you replace a shower handle without replacing the valve?

My wife and I have been slowly remodeling our out with the linoleum and laminate, in with tile and granite. Part of that has been slowly replacing the fixtures with those of a different finish -- ...
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removing handles from a moen 6010 bathroom faucet and install 1224 cartridge

I have a moen 6010 bathroom faucet assmbly. No screws visible to remove the cartridge. How do I get the handles off to gain access to the cartdridge?
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Who is the manufacturer of this shower faucet brand?

Does anyone know who is the manufacturer of this brand? I need it in order to buy the appropriate diverter.
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Tub faucet, how to attach elbow to cut pipe (partially cut threading)?

I'm working with an older fixture and most of the pipes are fused which has made it unwieldy. I'm a novice at plumbing as well. I've attached a picture of the faucet plumbing. Valves still work fine ...
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Tub faucet handle will not come off

The right tub faucet handle absolutely will not come off and may have become fused. I've tried a variety of ways and angles with maximum personal force (I'm a large guy) and even bought a faucet ...
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Shower hot water not getting hot enough

I left my house unattended for a number of months. Before leaving, I turned off the water to the house and drained the lines. This was during the winter. Anyway, now that I am home, I notice my ...
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Frozen outdoor spigot, small leak from indoor shut off valve

So I shut off the indoor valve to my outdoor spigot and then opened the outdoor valve to drain in the fall. There was a slight drip like the indoor valve wasn't closing all the way but then it stopped....
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How to remove tap with too much tape

i think i've screwed this up and put too much tape on and can't for the life of me, turn it the other way round so that the tape isn't exposed so much. Anyway ideas?
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kitchen sink water pressure

My kitchen sink water pressure is lower than rest of house even when I remove the faucet head. (a Brizo single pull-down faucet). When I remove the hose from the valve and turn on the valve into a ...
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Delta Leland Kitchen Faucet Removal

I am trying to remove a Delta Leland Kitchen Faucet. ]2 When I try to loosen the bolt from the bottom of the sink, the entire fixture spins. I can't get any leverage to turn the bolt. If I have ...
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Help to remove handles from leaky bathroom faucet

I have a leaky bathroom faucet. There are no screws on the sides of the handle or escutcheon. I cannot figure out how to pry off the top without causing some damage. Maybe someone can look at the ...
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Tub Shoe tight to tub

I have an intermittently leaking tub drain, where it leaks to the ceiling below. Pulling the drain insert, and replacing the putty with fresh putty seems to help for a while. However, I was never ...
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Repair shower drain leak

My shower drain started leaking the other day and did some water damage to a freshly painted ceiling 😣. Given it’s the holiday season and I can’t find a plumber I thought I’d take a shot at the ...
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Removing pop up tub drain assembly

I have a slow draining tub so I tried taking out the stopper but after unscrewing the stopper and the overflow plate there isn't anything more I could do, it seems like there is a one-peice L shaped ...
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Installed new bath faucet. No cold water comes out

Hot water comes out fine, but not cold...none at all. It comes up to handle so I know there is water coming through cold line. But when I turn on cold water...nothing. Can the stem cartridge cause no ...
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What's the proper way to go about replacing this faucet fixture? Is it always replace every part at once or can I mix and match if I like part of it?

So I really like the handles of this sink fixture but I want to change the spigot to something that has a sprayer you can pull out to rinse the hard to reach corners of the sink. The part where the ...
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Any damage to Water heater when main water shut-off for a prolonged vacation in Texas

Any damage to Water heater in the attic, if main water to the house is shut off for a month when owner on vacation, please? Thank you in advance for your help.
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Strategy for replacing leaky tub trap

I have a leak in the trap underneath my bathtub. Specifically, the leak is happening at the union nut of the trap (see red circle in picture). I have confirmed that the nut at the union does not ...
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Where can I find a kitchen faucet that stays in spray mode after turning the water off and turning it back on? [closed]

I'm looking for a kitchen faucet with a single spray head that can toggle between spray mode and stream mode, but where the setting stays put when turning the water off and turning it back on. I asked ...
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Water Hammer from Upstairs Toilet

After my upstairs toilet is flushed and the bowl fully refills, it sounds like a water hammer. Here's a video of the noise. At 4 seconds, when the bowl has refilled, you hear the noise: [url="https:...
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Need suggestions regarding installation of a hand shower with an old style water mixer.

I would like to keep the current water mixer as it is, and install the hand shower without getting into the hassle of destroying the wall. I am looking for an aesthetic approach to it. I have to ...
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Crooked compression fitting: leave be or replace again

I installed my first compression fitting (fridge water line) and when I was all done I discovered that it looks like it is slightly crooked. I'm not sure if this means that I bent the pipe or perhaps ...
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Can negative pressure in a PEX plumbing system cause or contribute to leaks?

Generally, when draining one's plumbing system all the faucets (or at least the ones at the ends of the manifolds or loop) should be opened so that all the water drains from the system and as the ...
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Help identify these items attached to mains water just after the stopcock

my brother has asked if I can help sort out some plumbing issues, he has a stopcock where the mains water enters the house, conveniently easy access directly under the sink, he has sent me a photo of ...
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how to loosen the faucet's tap flange?

I want to renew the caulk, surrounding the flange, the one that is adjacent to the wall. Is there a way to loosen the flange, or it comes along with the taps? I'm not sure how to do it, and I'm afraid ...
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Adding CPVC tee to existing 1" CPVC water main line

I am trying to add a tee to my water main to branch a line for irrigation system. My water main is 1" CPVC and doesn't have enough movement to insert the tee. Any ideas? Need the tee inserted in the ...
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No hot water in kitchen but everywhere else is fine

Discovered issue today after being out of town for 2 days. When running water from a single handle sink - just cold water when turned to hot setting. Checked valves below sink. Cold valve turned ...

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