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Franke Ascona kitchen tap dripping with intermittent flow

My Franke Ascona kitchen tap (only 2.5 yrs old) recently started dripping from the faucet. Pretty sure it’s the hot side that’s dripping as water is tepid or room temp rather than ice cold. ...
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Simplest way to carbonate a kitchen faucet

I'm hoping my plan to carbonate my kitchen drinking faucet is as easy as it seems, but would like some confirmation I'm not missing something: In short, I want to hook my main water line up to a ...
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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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Properly Updating Drains for Basement Bathroom Update

Pictures https://imgur.com/a/olBlrHG basically explain it. It was a "full bath" when we bought it and sold as one, (and its recorded as such for tax purposes). I want to convert it to laundry room/...
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How to Replace Old 1/4" In-Line Copper Water Filter?

I have an inline (10 Year Old) water filter that wasn't replaced. I'm interested in replacing it (Just eliminating the filter and replacing it with a straight run of tube) as I suspect that it might ...
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How do I remove shower handle to change stem?

It’s an old Price Pfister 3 handle shower system. The shower leaks cold water when it’s turned off. I watched some videos and now I can’t get past the first step, pulling off the handle. I ...
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Would increasing pipe size just after the meter give better flow without increasing pressure too much?

I have a wife and 5 kids. Three of them are teenage girls, which means I hardly ever get a chance to shower. I wanted to put in a second bathroom to help fix this. I spoke with some local plumbers and ...
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How can I remove the stopper from my sink?

As you can see in the picture, in my infinite wisdom, I managed to block the kitchen sink with the stopper by placing it upside down in the sink, now I can't take the stopper out... Oops. Any ...
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Floorplan reasonability check: would need to put a kitchen drainpipe in a concrete subfloor slub

I'm planning a remodel in an appartment, and the way I see the space would work the best is when I bring a kitchen quite far away from the mainlines. And layout dictates that sink drain pipe should ...
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How to unclog cast iron T drain for three sinks

I have a common drain for three sinks the clogs 1-2x per year. All three sinks back up at the same time and slowly drain. Total distance between sinks is about 25ft. I suspect that the sinks share a ...
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Irrigation backflow preventer spigot location question.

I'm not sure if this is the right category to post this so here goes. Long story short I am getting ready to install my backflow preventer, Zurn 34-720A Wilkins Pressure Vacuum, on my DIY irrigation ...
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Garbage Disposal / Plumbing Dilemma

I just purchased a new garbage disposal. The current plumbing will not allow the new disposal to fit in place. The main sewage line with a wye is in the way and I need to replace it. This is a single ...
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Why do I have water pressure issues even after regulator replacement?

Over the last few months, our water bill started going higher and higher (doubled), and we would have high water pressure when we first turned on various faucets or toilets (it would go away after a ...
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Water coming out of shower head without using the diverter

I installed a new faucet set in the shower, and when I turn on the water, without pulling the diverter up, water comes out of the shower head. The flow increases, when the knob is adjusted to the ...
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Is my leaky faucet missing a valve seat?

I have a standard two-handle faucet in my shower. I noticed a drip from the faucet, and decided to repair this. The rubber seal on the hot water side was completely ruined, so I figured this was the ...
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Toilet too close to wall

I have a toilet that is too close to the sidewall. It is a slab foundation. What are my options for fixing this without ripping up the floor? I thought orginally an offset toilet flange but I need ...
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1“ inch pipe connected to 3/4” pipe at meter outlet

The meter outlet at the street has a 3/4 check valve. If i am connecting 1 inch pipe to the check or back flow valve, what are the effects on flow and pressure ?
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Locating burst point in copper pipe

There's a leak, most likely a freeze burst, in a vertical section of 1/2" copper pipe that runs behind some drywall. In order to minimize the amount of drywall that I have to tear out, I'd like to ...
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Why pump will not shut off?

What I got: old Sears hyddopeumatic water tank, just bought a new Drummond 1 horse owner pump, the pump was set at 30/50 psi. But the pump will not shut off after even the pressure gauge reads at 55 ...
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What is the purpose of this pvc pipe in my backyard?

This inverted "U" pvc pipe configuration is located one or two feet from a water source/hose bib (see photo). It has a shutoff valve, but when I open it, I don't hear or feel any water flow. I'd like ...
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What size pipe fitting has an outside diameter of about 1/2 inch?

So in another thread this week I asked a question about the type of valve I need but I ordered the wrong size...uggh. I ordered this tee connection because it included a shut off valve...which I like....
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How do I bleed a noisy radiant heat system?

I have a gas fueled (converted from oil just a few years ago) boiler in my basement with an integrated tank-less water heating system for the showers/taps/etc. The output is three zones as shown in ...
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Why WasteKing disposal throws water up?

My old Waste King Special Edition 3/4 HP had this problem: when activated it started turning so rapidly that all water and filth accumulated in it gets thrown up into the air (splash guard did not ...
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How do I stop a leaking tub faucet?

This tub faucet (that is probably 20+ years old) has a pretty steady drip going and I'm not sure where to start to figuring out how to stop it. (apologies for the grainy photo...just had my the ...
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Pipe from wall too low to go into vanity

As you can see by the photo my pipe from the wall is too low to enter the back of the vanity. How can I fix this without cutting the drywall?
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Claw foot tub faucet riser problem

Renovating bath and bought new kingston brass faucet with hand-held shower. Room is almost finished and looks better than expected so I decided to purchase the add-on shower riser with diverter so ...
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Well Pump Setup: Best Materials to Use for Pipes

I live in Southwest Florida, and we have well water. I am in the process of redoing our whole well input plumbing setup and wondering about the best materials to use. This is what I'm proposing as a ...
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How to block/seal a low pressure water pipe?

Many posts to this forum are about how to clear pipes - this one is about how to block one! I have a cold water header tank in my attic, there's a short length of pipe that feeds from this tank to ...
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Well Pump House Feed Setup: Proper Plumbing Pipe Size & When to Transition Sizes

I live in Southwest Florida, and we have well water. I am in the process of replacing / moving a lot of our well water stuff and this has brought up a lot of questions as to why things are the way ...
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Tub taps still dripping after replacement of seat and cartridge

I have replaced every part of my bathtub taps, handles, cartridge, seat, diverter. I didn't tape it, and it leaked. I took it all apart and taped where necessary and put it back together, now I have a ...
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Is sand mix concrete appropriate for a shower floor?

I am looking to have the floor in the shower fall in a single-direction towards to a linear drain, I'm planning to have a fall from 50mm (finished floor level) to 35mm (drain height) over 1400mm, ...
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Tap keeps dripping even after reseating - broken?

I've replaced the washer in the tap and used a reseating tool, but when I feel with my finger there's what appears to be a "notch" in the area the tap washer would be pressing down on. Picture is ...
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Need help roughing out DWV for new double sing location

I am trying to move a double sink vanity to the wall on the left where we closed in the closet door. This 1977 floor plan didn't make a lot of sense to us so we are doing a full remodel of the ...
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Water flow/pressure drop

When I was installing a tankless water heater in a new location - I decided to replace my 1/2 copper with 3/4 pex as part of the project. However, after turning on the water back on if more than one ...
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PVC to ABS Recommendations

Under my kitchen sink is an ABS pipe going into the drain. I need to shorten it, because the disposer is moving to the right side of the sink, and this pipe with Y-connector will be in the way. (the ...
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How to fix water leaks in your apartment? [closed]

Recently bought apartment has developed water leaks. Plumbers are useless. What to do, how to fix it?
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No hot water if hot water recirculator pump is shut off

I'm a newbie to the site and posted a question last week regarding help with wiring a Honeywell L6006C Aquasta to a Taco 006-BC4 Hot water Circulator Pump. That question was answered quickly thanks to ...
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Do brass ball valves have to be oriented with the flow of water?

I bought this brass ball valve from Home Depot and installed it in the orientation of what I would consider "backwards". I'm not sure if it actually matters and before I close up the wall I would like ...
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1/4" Reverse Osmosis Filter inlet line to undersink cold water line

I am trying to connect an under counter Reverse Osmosis ( R.O. ) filter inlet line (red 1/4" tubing) to the cold water supply line (3/8" black tubing in picture) under my kitchen sink. Can anyone ...
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Other options for an air admittance valve besides underneath the sink?

I am re-doing the plumbing in my 1950's house and the ventilation is really poor. I have replaced the entire cast iron stack from the basement sewer up until the beginning of my second floor with PVC....
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Water heater extra set of wires. Please help

I'm installing a water heater when I opened the junction from the the house there was a black wire, a white wire and a black and a white wire nutted together. What is the purpose of this and what ...
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Utility Sink and Washing Machine Drain Pipe

I am installing a utility sink in my basement and need to rework the drain pipe and standpipe for my washing machine in the process. Above is the original drain pipe and stand pipe that the washing ...
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Does 3/4” pex supply enough water for a house

Will 3/4” pex with an inside diameter of .68 inches have enough capacity to supply a 3/4” manifold with 1/2” supply lines to a bathtub, washer and toilet and sink with no pressure drop? I plan on ...
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Can anyone identify this device hooked to water pipes

This device is between the hot and cold water pipes in a brand new building, in Germany. What is it for?
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What size cold water pipe supply should I run to feed 4 toilets and 4sinks?

Using pex piping. It’s feed from 3/4 but drops down to 1/2 15 feet before the bathrooms. Should I open up wall and run the 3/4 all the way in to bathroom block?
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Should I descale my Saniflo macerator after neglecting to do so for many years?

I've been in my home for 16 years and have a Saniflo toilet / shower combo in my basement. I have never descaled it and have never had any issues. Am I rolling the dice by not doing it or would it be ...
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Hot water flow — to one sink — low and getting worse

I've seen variations on this question, but the only times I've seen this exact question, the answers haven't been helpful... so thought I'd try here. I've got a 66 gal. electric hot water tank, 10-15 ...
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Is it necessary to shut off the water in order to tighten a handle on a Moen faucet?

I have a Moen faucet. The handle unscrews. Do I need to shut off the water to remove the barrel shape under the handle in order to tighten the handle?
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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 are the exact measurements of this pipe thread?

I would like to 3D print something that fits into this threading: For that I would need the exact measurements of that thread, but without knowing what the standard is called it's hard to look them ...

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