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Removing old faucet valve

We are replacing a roman tub faucet trim and the spout hole is smaller than that of the original. The previous faucet valve seems to be stuck on the pipe. Is it possible to remove it? Picture of valve ...
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Has anybody used "Flexpex"

I am fixing a leak in my RV plumbing a ran into a new plumbing system called Flex Pex or possibly FlexPex, which is clear pex-like tubing and plastic compression fittings. I could deal with Pex, but ...
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How do I find leak from second floor shower. Shower is located in room by itself so it's definitely from it

My second floor shower leaks when my husband leans against wall and slides down to sit in shower. If he just stands in shower, it doesn't seem to leak. The ceiling below room is already removed to ...
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What do you call a threaded sink strainer that doesn't seal when screwed-in?

Is there a keyword I can use to identify a type of sink strainer that screws into place such that it still allows water to flow when it's tightened (by hand)? I'm looking for a sink strainer for my ...
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Installed LASCO MagnaFlush Toilet Tank Kit, Now Toilet Runs All the Time?

About a week ago the worn out old ballcock system broke on the toilet. My landlord picked up the LASCO 04-4059 kit: I went ahead and did the install as part of our rent-deal and the toilet now ...
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Connecting a sump pump to sewer

I'm attempting to install a new sump pump in my basement after having a few minor flooding incidents and addressing as much of the external causes as possible (gutters, etc). The pump is only used for ...
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Clogged upstairs sink and tub faucets

The pipes in my 1st floor bathroom needed extending due to the installation of a new vanity. After water was turned back on and plumber left, the upstairs faucets were clogged. I removed the screen ...
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Drain line for water softener into cleanout

House is in southern California and was built in the 1950s with cast iron drain pipes. I'll be installing a water softener and backflushing carbon filter on the patio in the near future. I am trying ...
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Why would a new washer indicate inadequate water flow after a month of use?

LG replaced my brand new washing machine and after a month this new one is doing the exact same thing - generating error code IE (water flow inadequate). The washer I chose is significantly larger ...
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What could cause dripping noises when I turn on my central heating?

When I put my central heating on and I sit in my living room there sounds to be something dripping coming from my ceiling. The drip sound can be slow then speed up a little, then it stops only to ...
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how do I replace the screw on my faucet handle?

How do I get the screw out to replace with a new faucet handle. Ideally, I'd have also liked to update the style of the handle, but I don't know if it is even possible without replacing the entire ...
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How can I install these vintage faucet fittings? [closed]

We are wanting to use this old faucet but can't find connections for it in our small town. We need 1 1/4" size fitting. We are hoping someone can help us find a source
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Does my new bathroom plumbing need a cleanout?

I am working on new plumbing for an addition we just built. Does anyone see any issues? Do I need a clean-out at the end of the run? I plan on using a 3" elbow in lieu of a combo to keep ...
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Why is my floor heat furnace cycling off after a short time? [closed]

The setup: The system is a 2-zone system. A. Zone 1 heats the garage floor B. Zone 2 heats the main living quarters upstairs The water is heated by a Takagi Tk-2 tankless water heater. The controller ...
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How do I fix a leaking kitchen faucet?

I have this kitchen sprayer faucet and it has started to leak. The leak is only from the spout and the leak stops when the main handle is in off position. I already tried changing the cartridge and it ...
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Beginner plumbing kitchen sink, high waste pipe, can I use reversible p trap?

I am replaced existing drop in 2 bowl sink with a single bowl undermount sink. I knew the waste pipe was high but I am running into issues fitting the dishwasher wye tail pipe. Would a reversible p ...
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Does every Grundfos circulator pump need a bypass valve?

We recently moved into a house that was built in 2018. There's a 98420222 Grundfos comfort PM installed right over the water heater. Unfortunately, it doesn't work and we have to wait 2-3 minutes for ...
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How do I install bidet T-valve here?

How do I install a bidet T-valve here? I’m trying to install a handheld bidet on the toilet. This is the one I’d like to install Unlike other toilets, there isn’t much space to install the T-valve. ...
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In desperate need of investigative plumber/house inspector [closed]

Looking for plumber/home inspector in the mid Atlantic area for new build (1yr) ongoing unsolved issue. In desperate need of competent help!
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My Commodes are flushing and filling back up as normal but I don’t have any water coming in any of my sinks ( Kitchen and Bathroom) [closed]

It started water running out of kitchen sink in a string, and bathroom 1 sink had little pressure but Bathroom 2 sink was just fine, then the next day I had no water coming out of either sink, but my ...
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How do I clean up after an upstairs washer flood?

I've just had my upstairs washer wiggle itself away from the wall and remove the drain hose from the drain, resulting in water everywhere. The wash room is above the garage, so that's where the water ...
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Toilet gushed water!

Last week, my toilet gushed water out between where the bottom of the bowl connects with the toilet drain pipe, while I was flushing it. It was so bad I had to turn off the supply valve before it ...
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Can someone tell me what kind of fitting for this toilet water shut off valve is?

I've never seen anything like it. It's for my mom's house built in 1957. I want to know how to replace it in case we run into a leak or need to replace the toilet without shutting the water off at the ...
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Dornbracht Domani 3-way Diverter Stuck

The Dornbracht Domani line is cancelled, so they aren’t able to provide me with technical support. Our shower/tub/wand diverter is stuck in the shower position. We can’t glean whether a replacement ...
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Leaking Shower Pan

I took a shower today then later went down to my basement and saw a puddle of water - there's a leak that seems to be coming not from the drain but from the edge of the shower pan - I suspect the ...
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How to remove bathroom sink water supply hose in tight space

I'm attempting to change out a leaky water supply hose on my bathroom sink. Unfortunately, while I was able to disconnect the hose from the water shut off valve, none of my tools are small enough to ...
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Merge 2 water sources to a single output [closed]

I have 2 water barrels (one on each side of the garage). I'm trying to join both outlets (male) into 1 outlet for use with the garden hose. That way I can draw from both sides. Is there a way to ...
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How to remove broken cleanout cover

Hi have a broken cleanout cover that needs to be replace any ideas on how to remove it? Thanks
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How can I deal with a toilet drain rough-in that's too far from the wall?

Finishing a basement on a newly built house. I noticed that the center of toilet drain will be 17 inches from the wall. I can’t move the wall closer to make it 13 inches because that would make the ...
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Insulating copper piping running through exterior wall/foundation

I have had two water leaks caused by copper piping freezing and bursting in an exterior wall where it comes through the concrete foundation to an exterior hose bib, even after the copper pipe running ...
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How to properly ground panel box if I'm replacing all copper with PEX?

So I've got a 1950s house and I'm in the planning stages of a project to replace all the copper plumbing with PEX. The copper is in really bad shape, there are ancient gate valves all over the place ...
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What would cause a long delay between turning on faucet and water coming out?

There has been an increasingly long delay from the time the water faucet is turned on to when the water comes out. This usually happens first thing in the morning when turning on the cold water at the ...
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What would cause a gurgling tub after flushing toilet?

My house is a 1929 colonial. We installed new toilets when we moved in (1 in a second story full bath and 1 in a first floor half bath) and after that point, we would get gurgling in the tub upstairs ...
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Hot water tank no longer getting hot after bathroom refit

I wanted a little advice. I’ve just had my bathroom redone; and the fitter/plumber has now left saying “nothing he can do” seek help elsewhere. The problem: No hot water in any tap; but radiators are ...
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Hot water issues in the apartment and plumbers are stumped?

We have a unit upstairs in a 4-plex. The other units don't have any issues, but hot water recently stopped working in this apartment. Rarely water might get hot or warm but goes cold again. When the ...
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How are mixing valves installed? Do they affect just the hot water line?

How are mixing valves installed? Do they affect just the hot water line? So my basic understanding is that the valve connects inlet to hot and cold, but outputs only hot and you set it to your ...
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Adjust mixing valve

Fairly new to DIY plumbing. I have moved into a new flat that has quite an old looking shower fitting. The mains water is very hot but even the hottest setting on the shower comes out lukewarm at ...
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How to fix a pipe leak between well and water preasure tank?

I discovered a leak in my well house today. It is coming from the nut looking element (on the pic). My question is what the purpose of this nut looking element and how to fix its leak? Any chance it ...
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Problem removing under sink hose [closed]

I'm having a problem removing the water supply hose under my bathroom sink. There are two brass nuts behind the shut off handle. I used two vice grip pliers, got the first one loose but I can't get ...
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Rheem PowerVent Hot Water Heater - Ignition Attempt Error Code Resolution? [closed]

There is a Rheem PowerVent (Model No. 42VP40FW) 40 gallon natural gas hot water heater installed in my home. Currently it is displaying the error code for "Maximum amount of ignition attempts has been ...
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How to add a washing machine drain to an existing cleanout in basement

I have the current setup in the basement, as shown in the photos below. I would like to see if any wisdom can be shared here to add a proper drain for the washer, i.e., a 18" standpipe with a p-...
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Is my Dedicated Recirculation Line designed correctly?

Question 1.) TLDR; is my design, overall, ok? (Pictured at bottom) I was originally going to do a dedicated "race-track" style hot water recirc line, then I came across a this YT video (...
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Can I remove this plastic elbow inside my kitchen tap?

Context: I want to replace the tap nozzle of my kitchen tap to use an water-saving aerator. I have bought one and tried to install it. However, it doesn't fit due to a plastic elbow inside my tap. I ...
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Restoring collapsed buried pex line?

I installed a pex water line to an outbuilding several years ago, about 150' long, buried in 18" trench. The line was disconnected for over 3 years and I recently reconnected it and no water is ...
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Replacing old shower flange

We are remodeling our master bath. We have a terrazzo floor with a concrete “channel” they installed the plumbing with. We removed the top portion of the old shower drain but are stuck on what to do ...
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How do I remove a cleanout plug?

I need to use the clean-out valve to clear what's likely a blockage. I think I found the right one (more or less directly below the second floor bathroom that's misbehaving). It looks like it was ...
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Installing a Swiss Madison in-wall carrier, installed toilet [closed]

I am installing a Swiss Madison in-wall carrier. The dimensions on the install sheet state that the carrier requires 22 13/16" width between studs. Isn't the space between 2x4 studs 24" on ...
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Is it a problem if my sink drain fittings aren't quite straight?

I had new kitchen counters and a deeper sink installed, which made re-connecting my garbage disposal a bit of a challenge. The drain is also further to the side, so I could no longer connect straight ...
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Do I need to repair this PVC drain pipe elbow?

I was trying to mount a shelf and while drilling holes for the screws, felt some resistance against the drill. Tried to push the drill a bit further, but stopped as I was not sure what the resistance ...
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What is needed to repair a garage drain cover in concrete?

Our garage is a concrete slab on grade with a floor drain in the center. I intend to use this space as a workshop with a desk and need to repair the rusted out drain / drain cover to be flush with the ...

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