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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anyone know what faucet brand this is? Its a ball tub valve, appears pretty old

I have leaky tub faucet that's pretty old, went to big box and realized I had no idea what to get. Anyone know what brand/model this might be?
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Fernco coupling to join ABS drain pipes under basement?

I tapped into a 2" ABS pipe that runs underneath my concrete basement floor, and presently joined it using a Fernco coupling allegedly rated for underground use. (Unclear if this can be used indoors ...
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vinyl 1/2in tubing for supply to faucet

Running vinyl tubing from a foot pump to a faucet. I have the standard compression supply hose that came with the faucet. What's the easiest way to marry the 2? I want to attach that supply hose to ...
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Loud knocking noise in house with radiators and old plumbing

I'm staying in a three story home with radiators and old plumbing (probably copper). I'm a guest and it's a rental with a management company (they fix a few things here and there but not most things). ...
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How do I connect a 1/2”BSP (F) Swivel inlet with a Quick Connect hose end?

I want to connect this washing gun to a hose end (1/2") with a quick connect system. What connector do I need? Any links would be welcome! For instance, would any of these work?
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Why won't a 5/8" compression fitting with a ferrule integrated in the nut fit onto 1/2” copper pipe?

I bought a coupling to transition from a brass 1/2” FIP (female iron pipe) to 1/2” copper pipe. The only compression fittings that the store had did not have the traditional independent ferrule that I ...
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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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Should AAV be installed prior to water testing new DWV system?

I'm adding a bathroom in my house and preparing for my rough-in inspection which will involve plugging the main waste line and filling everything with water to test for leaks. I'm using an air ...
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Bathroom remodel DWV

I am in the middle of a bathroom remodel. At this point the final configuration will likely be determined by the drains and vents required for a free standing tub, toilet and sink. The existing ...
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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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Had water running through the water source to the fridge but not anymore. disconnected shut off valve but no water coming out?

Had water running through the water source to the fridge but not anymore. disconnected shut off valve but no water coming out?
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Drain trap is too low for new vanity

My wall drain pipe clears the vanity, but there is not enough depth for trap. That's why I am thinking running a 90 degree bend out of the wall upward. My concern is losing the trap seal. Since wall ...
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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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Noisy circulator pump

I live on the 4th floor at a 9-story building (60+ units in total). For the last few months I have been hearing an annoying humming / whining noise. After some inspection I realized that the source of ...
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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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Plunger doesn’t stop all water

I put in a pvc linkage and plunger and it’s not stopping the water from draining slowly from tub. I tried all positions on it and same result. I bought a brass setup and cannot get plunger down far ...
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Water shut off to solder on an adapter?

I need to put an adapter onto a ball valve at the end of a supply line. Do I need to shut the water off to the whole line?
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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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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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Conduit combining pipe and wire

I need to run a 1/2" black pipe for gas and about 4 electrical cables, on average 12/2 AWG through a 12" thick brick wall. Can I do it in a single tube of conduit and what should I use? Is just DWV ...
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How to best tap into this black steel gas line

I need to add a 3/4” line into this line. I plan to swap out the 2 bushings and elbow with a tee (and a close nipple) that has one 1/2” for the existing line that goes to a dryer and the accommodate ...
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Water softener standpipe question

I have a 1 1/2 inch standpipe coming off of a 2 inch drain pipe in my basement. The only thing before the stand pipe is the kitchen sink. And after the standpipe is a pipe coming down from the washing ...
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Cementing in around soil pipe exiting around brick wall. Is this required?

I've had a loft extension done on my house, all has gone pretty well. The last snagging point was that I spotted that the soil pipe hadn't been sealed in where it exits the wall. The guy on site put ...
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Will this sink piping configuration result in standing water in the pipe?

I recently had a contractor put in a new sink and disposal along with the piping. The disposal tailpipe is just barely above the drain pipe, however the p trap doesn't go straight out. Is there a ...
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Is it safe to flush newspaper down the toilet?

Recently an Australian newspaper printed several blank pages to help readers who may have run out of toilet paper. Would it be safe to flush pieces of newspaper down the toilet?
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How do I replace a non-removable hose connection vacuum breaker?

Need advice on how to replace a Watts Series 8 Model 8A non-removable vacuum breaker.

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