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Wouldn't a plumber, as a subtrade, have to draw up a plan to show the builder in order to explain his pricing? And send a copy to the township?

We want to see the original plan the plumber made for the builder we hired. That way we can see if the plumber did the job the way he priced it and if he decided to cut corners unbeknownst to the ...
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New plumbing - Lose Water Pressure in Outdoor Hose

First time soldering plumbing. Replaced shut-off and new frost free bib. The water pressure in house is normal. When I use the hose it spurts out water normally with good pressure then 2 seconds ...
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Are plumbers required to provide specs for the job they have done if asked by the homeowner?

A plumber installed a bleeder port in our upstairs bathroom and a valve to feed the frost=free facet downstairs in the garage. He never told us how the system works? The bleeder was left open and our ...
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How do you remove/replace a plumbing fitting that is threaded on both sides when they can’t rotate?

I feel like a bit of an idiot for asking this question because it seems like there must be a simple answer to this, but I can’t quite figure out what it is. Let’s say I have a check valve that is ...
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Sink faucet only flows when barely open

I closed the hot water valve under my bathroom sink and reopened it last night, and since then I'm seeing a strange problem. If I barely turn on the faucet on hot I get water flow, but if I open the ...
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Is a bleeder-valve to let air into the water line necessary when the plumber put in a frost-free valve? Should a bleeder-valve leak if kept open?

My computer updated when I was responding to great response I got from those kind enough to help and I lost everything. I'm starting over again. Sorry. A bleeder-valve to let air into water line was ...
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Backwater valve access sleeve preventing bathroom work

I want to install a toilet and small sink. These are just temporary until we do a more complete finish of our basement in the future. However, the backwater access valve and sleeve (dark pipe ...
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Odd water pressure drop throughout house after running hose outside

We have a well pump with a pressure tank. On two separate occasions, the wife and kids were running the water outside, connected to a slip n slide type of thing, going down the slope next to our ...
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How do I plumb an ADU from a well?

I'm planning to put an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) studio apartment over my garage to use as an office / spare bedroom. The garage is about 50ft from the house, and my house is on a well system with ...
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Do these stacks share all the same fixtures? Can I remove one?

Below you'll find a lovely (crude) illustration of my stacks for the kitchen (main floor) and laundry room (basement). Fixtures are: Kitchen (all on red stack): Sink Garbage disposal Dish washer ...
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Notched TJI Joist

Doing a bath remodel and upon tearing out the drop in tub, I came across a notched TJI joist. (and then some at 4 1/2") There is another joist 5" away so it makes me wonder if the notch is ...
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I have raised bathrooms and i would like to make it flat. I am in first floor of 15 years old building. Can i make it flat? If so how? [closed]

I have raised bathrooms and i would like to make it flat. I am in first floor of 15 years old building. Can i make it flat? If so how can be done? Please provide options
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What do I do with this pipe/well that is flooding the front yard?

I recently moved into my house and found this in the front yard which was disguised as a birdbath. After winter, I took a step near the "birdbath" only for my foot to sink 8 inches in the ...
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No Water but Water supply valve is ON

I have water shut-off valve (all-or-nothing) for an outside hose. I see the valve is ON, but the water is not coming in outside hose. Edit: The valve is under kitchen sink in the Main floor. This is a ...
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why did my CPVC joint fail?

Over the weekend, a neighbor tried to remove a water softener installed outside their house, and broke the lines. I helped them fix it, but one of the solvent welded joints I made failed. The main ...
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Drain pipe clogged in tough spot

After things thawed out in Texas, I found that my kitchen sink will not drain. In checking the p-trap, I found the inside plumbing corroded and replaced all of it from sink drains (double sink) to ...
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Identify a pipe coming out of the basement floor, as well as a hole in the floor?

I want to build a bathroom in the basement with a 36”x36” shower. I am trying to figure out if this pipe is the vent from the main drain.
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Does the orientation of a swing check valve matter?

I am installing a swing check valve on the plumbing of a pond. The purpose is to prevent the water from flowing backwards through the pipes during a power outage. It water were to flow backwards, ...
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Are rubber couplings allowed for drain stack in Ontario?

I need to modify my drain stack somewhat. I want turn a T in the stack to the back wall to make space in the wall. To do this, I need to cut the drain stack and, obviously, reconnect it after I turn ...
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Running PEX exposed along garage ceiling for spigot

I was planning on running PEX-A from my basement, through my garage to the exterior cement brick wall (20-30 ft) and down where I'd like to put a small spigot (maybe will a small run of copper along ...
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Installing a vintage bathroom sink

I recently purchased this vintage sink that was mounted in a cabinet vanity. I am wondering if it is possible to wall mount this and if anyone has any ideas on what I may need. I was thinking about ...
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Strange suction in toilet and sink, like a vacuum in the sewer pulling the water out

This is hard to explain.. But I was sitting in my bedroom when all of a sudden my toilet started draining, then the sinks in the bathroom started pulling air in, then when the water from the toilet ...
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What authoritative reference confirms that DWV vents discharge gases as well as admit air? [closed]

Can someone cite an authoritative reference which states that a waste vent (e.g. one that goes out through the attic roof) discharges potentially noxious sewer gases? I have always accepted this as a ...
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How to get a wrench into this location to remove this nut

How do I remove the nut from this vertical motorised valve in the following picture: The valve itself is a few mm next to the pipe and I have tried quite a few tools to remove this and nothing works. ...
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How do you control what angle plumbing joints go in at?

I'm an electrical engineer, working on repairing a somewhat complicated pneumatic system, but I figured this would probably be the best place to ask. This is probably a very basic question to anyone ...
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Dead end in pipes and legionella risk

Today a plumber removed a sink from my house and sealed the two corresponding pipes at the location where they branch from the rest of the system. I expressly asked him to do this because I wanted to ...
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Small dry well for secondary bathroom?

I have a very small quarter bathroom that I’d like to convert into a half bath by adding a very small corner sink for hand washing. The problem is that the bathroom floor is concrete that would have ...
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Toilet shutoff type identification

The valve won't turn so I'm looking to replace it. I think it's a sweat type but I'm looking for confirmation. Is this a sweat or threaded valve? Edit: Scraped pipe Edit 2:
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Kitchen sink relocation

I am remodeling a kitchen for a customer and they would like to relocate their sink across the kitchen which is a little over 10’ away. Is this acceptable with all the bends that would be needed to ...
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Disassembling a faucet to replace its cartridge

I am trying to disassemble a faucet to replace its cartridge. However, after taking out a metal button, there is no way to further disassemble anything. I could not see into the hole because of the ...
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No flange when replacing toilet

I pulled out an old toilet and there wasn't a flange in the floor to use when installing the replacement. It looks like the bolts were drilled straight into the ground, although one of them I had to ...
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What are the next steps to disassemble this leaky faucet?

The cold water valve on my faucet is leaking, it drips every 5-10 seconds. I’d like to disassemble to see what seals or gaskets need to be replaced, cleaned or serviced. I got the faucet partially ...
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Where to install water shutoff valve

I'm remodeling a bathroom in a house built in 1993 (Midwest USA). Apparently the plumbers didn't add shutoff valves under the main or master bathroom sinks... I've found plenty of instructions online ...
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Roof Drain Stack: Split 3“ pipe into two 2” pipes?

My existing 3" roof drain stack runs through an interior wall that was furred/boxed out a bit to allow for the 3" pipe size. To make this wall flush again I'm wondering if there would be ...
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Utility sink continues to dribble from hot faucet after closing hot water line

I have a utility sink in the basement. The previous owner had a habit of installing all the water fixtures backwards, so the "cold" line connected to hot and vice versa. Overtime, all the ...
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Do I need to cover the pipes that will be under the shower base with concrete?

I am finishing the relocation of a drain after replacing the tub with a shower base and I will probably need to pour concrete back. The opening I created will be entirely under the shower base that I ...
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TriangleTube Smart 30 digital thermostat

I have a TriangleTube Smart 30 indirect water heater which unfortunately only comes with an analog (red top blue dial) thermostat. I would really love to find a way to get a digital thermostat on it ...
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Just installed Sure Vent is not working and sink is clogged. What did I do wrong?

Just installed a Sure Vent underneath our kitchen island sink. I added the T and 5-6 inch of pipe between the T and the sure vent. Now water is filling up the sink and the sure vent pipe. What did I ...
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How to move nut that is corroded onto tap?

I'm trying to change a bath tap (faucet for our American friends). On the hot tap side, the nut which holds the tap onto the bath is seriously corroded, and I can't unscrew it. As always with bath ...
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Is this a drain-pipe?

I am about to install a water heater in our condo. This is inside the house so I want to be careful about possible leaks. I am putting a drain pan underneath it and need to connect it to a drain ...
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Does there exist backwater valves for sink drains?

I have what I think is a standard plumbing set up in my kitchen, with the laundry machine and dishwasher drains merging with the sink evacuation drain. There have been instances of water backing up. ...
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toilet will not flush even after replacing the toilet twice

I bought this house 5 years ago and have always had problems with the half bath toilet. It was very very slow to flush if at all. Now it will not flush at all. I have replaced the toilet twice with ...
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Will adding a second sink in a bathroom with only one sink currently reduce the water pressure?

We have two bathrooms that have plenty of space to each add a second sink on the vanity. So essentially: Master Bathroom currently has 1 sink, we want to turn it into a Jack&Jill Guest Bathroom ...
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Plumbing through wall that rests on joist

My new construction home had the option of adding a 3rd floor bathroom that I declined at the time, but now would like to pursue. Luckily, the builder already ran plumbing and electrical in the area ...
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Need reference for plumbing code

Can someone tell me section of plumbing code in NJ which requires tray under washing machine and connection with drain line from that tray to channel water to drain in case of washing machine leak ? I ...
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Trying to replace this leaking heater with a tankless, need help with the piping

Just moved into this house, South Florida, two stories, the heater is leaking and I'm replacing it with a tankless. I'm not sure how to plumb it since now I realized I have more pipes coming and going ...
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Can't isolate my water heater with shutoff valve

My water heater has a shutoff valve at the cold inlet. The shutoff valve was closed and cold water line was disconnected from the water heater. I wanted to restore water to the house while I work on ...
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What bathtub/shower faucet do I need with CSA

I have what I believe to be a (CSA) Canadian Standard Association shower kit from approximately 1995. We are in the US if that matters. My wife wants it replaced, which I generally feel comfortable ...
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How to properly insulate PVC water pipes outside?

I live in Houston, and I'm trying to re-insulate my external pipes, which are a mix of PVC pipes and fittings and brass valves. Most of my fellow Houstonians use foam polyethylene insulation and duct ...
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Outdoor burst pipe best practice for the winter

We had an outdoor tap (faucet) fitted in the summer last year here in Edinburgh UK. The temperature here often dips to just below freezing over the winter. Outside, at least. The plumber suggested we ...

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