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Removing kitchen tap limescale [closed]

Cannot remove kitchen taps because of limescale buildup. Taps hidden by underside of bowl, therefore v. Difficult to get to. The limescale is blocking the threads for the hot tap (obviously the cold ...
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Should my outdoor spigot be attached to the foundation?

On the picture attached, is it a correct way of garden faucet installation? In this case it is drilled through the wall and the pipe goes in the basement where attached with the rest of the in-house ...
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What sort of handle would fit this main valve?

Does anyone know what sort of handle would fit this main valve? Prefer to avoid using the tongue and groove pliers again!
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Isolating water supply to replace basin tap with no local stop valve

I got a new tap for a pedestal basin. Looking at the existing fittings there is no local valve to shut off the water at the basin itself where the water pipes come out of the wall & connect to the ...
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Is there a good way to make a composting watering tank that won't clog 1/16th inch holes?

I'm looking at building a hose attachment (chamber) that I can stuff with comfrey leaves, and some good compost to fertilize my garden some (force water through a pipe with small holes: https://www....
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How do I remove bathtub drain screw?

I currently have a toe touch drain stopper installed (see first photo), and would like to replace it with a twist stopper (see second photo). The screw on the bottom of the toe touch stopper is ...
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shower head has running water when off but another faucet is turned on

The shower in our first floor bathroom will flow water out of it when the bath tub faucet on the second floor is running or the washing machine on the second floor is filling. The water is cold. This ...
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Need to build a lip on half the front of the shower pan

I have a bit of a situation... I have a 3x5 Fiberglass reinforced acrylic construction designed for a 3 wall alcove. However, in my infinite wisdom, I overlooked this crucial detail and proceeded to ...
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Leak in wall behind push/pull bathtub faucet [duplicate]

Have a push/pull faucet for our upstairs bathtub/shower, and it recently started leaking behind the shower wall and onto the ceiling below. It appears to only leak when the faucet isn't pushed ...
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IKEA Loviken Faucet disassembly assistance requested

My kitchen faucet drips a bit from the hot water tap. I've found the manual, which is somewhat helpful, but I'm unable to remove the part 118211 shown on page 3. There is a exterior top screw cap, ...
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What is this fitting in my 2" stack?

What is that wide-diameter fitting in my 2" PVC stack? It's in the way of the hardwood floor and the drywall. Can it be effectively removed?
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Hot water change to cold

I experienced a diverter problem. The diverter works fine when I the hot water flow out the tub spout, but switch it to the shower and hot water will become cold after couple minutes. I switch to the ...
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ensure that new faucet fits the pipe

I need to purchase a new faucet for kitchen. The house is pretty old, built in 1994, so I'd like to make sure that the new faucet will fit in pipes exactly. What do I have to pay attention at when ...
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Connect Bidet with 1/2 inch supply line to 3/8 toilet line [closed]

Bought a bidet with 1/2 inch Supply line I need to connect it with Toilet which has 3/8 inch line I assume I need a Tee to connect it. But need help as it wouldn't be a regular 3/8 or 1/2 inch Tee. ...
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Help me open my thermostatic shower mixer to replace cartridge

So the thermostatic dial has ceased up and I want to open it to order and replace the cartridge. Trouble is I can't get it open! What I have done: Top handle Unscrewed the nipple with pliars and ...
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Will this slotted waste fit this basin?

I am buying a basin and it isnt clear if the waste will fit it? How do you ensure the slot for the overflow is at the right location? (or are they all the same? ) Basin Waste
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No hot water and low pressure

I have a Moen Banbury faucet in my bathroom. Over the last month or so I have noticed both reduced water pressure and no hot water. When I turn the hot handle, the water flow doesn't change all that ...
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How do I remove the water/temperature control faucet if there are no visible screws?

My Delta branded shower faucet doesn't have any screws besides for two that hold the panel independently to the wall. The handles have no apparent way to be removed. Can anyone suggest a method that ...
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Should I thread tape counter-clockwise on kitchen sink shut off valve?

Just bought Decor Star TPC11-TB kitchen faucet. In the instructions, it directs you to use Teflon tape on the shut off valve before installing the water supply lines. However, it says to thread in the ...
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Are single control faucets supposed to leak when pressed down?

I have a faucet like the one shown in the below Fig.1. The faucet does not leak under normal operation. But when I press downward with some force on the top of the handle, water overflows out the ...
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Bath tub drain/stopper assembly cross has broken off and I can’t remove assembly

The cross section has broken off when I tried to remove assembly how do I get it off now?
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A different tank for the commode

I purchased a 1.6 commode that was made after the year 2000. The tank busted. I have another tank I found at a salvage store. Actually the whole commode. I removed the tank and wanted to put it on ...
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minor hairline crack on the base of a toilet, should I repair / replace?

It was my first time removing a toilet, and when I put it back, I fastened the bolt a little too tight and heard a slight crack. I'm wondering if this is something that needs immediate attention, or ...
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Sink basin gasket leaking

I've got a sink basin installed under granite that looks kindof like this: All around the outside of the sink sandwiched between the basin and the granite is a rubber gasket that has started to fail (...
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Help identify a mystery brass part along the water line

What's the function of the brass piece along the water supply line. This is the supply line for a hydronic floor heating system. Something is malfunctioning and one of the possibilities is that I have ...
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Hot water trickles, but cold water fine from same inlet on faucet

This one is baffling me so I'll try to describe it clearly. We have a single-spout, single-handle kitchen faucet. The hot water pressure is just north of a trickle, but only just. The cold water ...
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I need help identifying this shower valve

Could anyone help me identify this valve so i can get replacement parts.
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Why would my shower only have hot water?

I bought a house a couple years ago and the previous owners added a small bathroom in the basement. The shower only has hot water and I don't know why. The toilet and sink next to it both have cold ...
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Pipe length confusions when replacing tub/shower diverter

I'm a new homeowner trying to replace a shower diverter. Not a plumber, so forgive any incorrect terms. I have a female 1/2 inch connector inside the wall about 2 1/4 deep from the tub wall. The ...
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Fix a faucet that has a groove

I don't know the exact term for the part I'm referring to so I'll describe it. The faucet's actual closing is done by something similar to this but without the slits for water. I assume that's called ...
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Can I still be sold plumbing fixtures that contain lead?

I'm shopping for brass or stainless ball valve to replace shutoff on a plumbing line. I see on ebay that some valves are advertised as "lead-free" while others are not. I would've assumed ALL brass/...
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2 hot water heaters (gas) in series

Is there any advantage in heating the first hot water for recovery time in the second ? Do I only have the available hot water in the second for delivery to the fixtures ? I did not install this but ...
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Replaced the wax ring but now it bubbles when the shower runs

I replaced the wax ring after it started leaking now when the shower is running the toilet bubbles and if you push the toilet you can hear air escaping from around the toilet bolts plunging doesn't ...
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Maximum toilet pipe width?

It looks like incorporating a wider toilet pipe "system" (everything from the u-shaped tube of the bathroom toilet down to the home pipe that finally connects to the greater "public" sewer system) ...
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How do I connect my new tap's flexible hoses to my copper supply pipes?

I bought a tap, and am not entirely sure what I should be doing with it. I received a flexible hose pipe to connect it to the mains. The current tap however seems to use plastic joints into a metal ...
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Can an escutcheon be mounted without the valve body plate?

The previous owners of the house never had the plumber install the plate on the valve body that the escutcheon would mount to. Instead they tiled right to the valve body cover: The replacement ...
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How do I increase the water pressure in my shower in spite of water-saving hardware?

I recently rented a new apartment that has water-saving hardware in the bathroom. My bath pressure is decent, but my shower water pressure is barely a trickle. How do I increase the water pressure and ...
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Central heating pipe to split into 2 runs

Looking at splitting a feed and return line into 2 branches. I have come up with 2 different manifold ideas but I am wondering what would be better to get equal pressure for each. I have actually ...
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What is this old plumbing fixture and can it go?

I'm looking to do some DIY plumbing work, but this fixture confounds me. It looks like the biggest water hammer arrester, I've ever seen; but it can't be that simple. What is it, and what will I ...
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What is this fitting called (sketch)

Can someone tell me the name of this fitting? I presume it is steel about 10mm x 25mm x 10mm with a threaded hole on the bottom. Has holes all the way through on alternate faces.
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How to fix a small faucet leak at the base

Recently my faucet has started leaking near the base. Just wondering if there is a way to fix it. Here is what I know It only leaks when the water is on It seems to come and go Sometimes it leaks ...
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How do I undo this connection? [duplicate]

How should I undo this connection? It doesn't seem to unscrew, though part of it will move down towards the boiler although this doesnt seem to make it disconnect (I havent tried forcing this though ...
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Outside Frost Proof Spigot sprays water

I have a frost proof outside spigot. When I hook the hose to it, as much water comes out near the front of the spigot (not the top) as comes out of the end of the hose. What is wrong with it? Do I ...
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Central heating component identification

I am just wondering what the brass pot is? It's hot, and attached to the pump, as well as pipes leading downstairs and to some storage tank. It also sounds as if some small ball bearings are swirling ...
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Why do I not always get hot water out of the faucet?

When I turn the kitchen faucet on for hot water - sometime hot water comes out sometimes just warm water. The same problem exists in our guest bathroom. Just never know if hot water will flow. The ...
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My water filter faucet came unattached from base & sink. How can I fix it myself?

My water filter at my sink recently became very loose! As you can see in the photo, it's unattached on two parts, the base and the sink. I'm wondering if I can make this a DIY fix rather than call a ...
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Pedestal Sink Base Removal

I am working on my bathroom floor and need to temporarily remove the pedestal sink base. The bowl is attached to the wall via a mounting bracket on the underside of the bowl. Is it possible to remove ...
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Why is my Sterling three handle shower tub faucet leaking?

I have a three handle shower tub faucet that has leaked for years. I replaced the stems last year, but recently learned that the stems the hardware store gave me to use were the wrong ones. I brought ...
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Strange water pressure problem

I have a water pressure problem (city line). In our kitchen, which is the first physical stop (not counting washing machine) for hot water, the hot water flow pressure seems fine, but the cold water ...

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