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Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC) is a common type of plastic pipe, used for both plumbing as well as electrical conduit. Use with the [plumbing] or [conduit] tags when your question is specific to this type of pipe.

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Can I connect a vent pipe from a defunct waste drain to a different, active waste drain pipe instead?

My goal is to remove as much defunct plumbing as possible. My scenario is: Former sink in basement (removed), drains to septic under slab Current sink in kitchen, drains to septic through long pipes ...
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Wax around PVC pipe connections

Has anyone ever encountered wax that was applied around the exterior of PVC plumbing pipe joints? Our basement has two stacks that have what appears to be the wax you would apply to a toilet flange ...
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Will my vent siphon the bathtub P-trap?

We're modifying our bathroom by moving a shower and bathtub around, but we're having trouble working around the limitations of the space. For some background, we're in Florida and are governed by the ...
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Are bends allowed in a toilet drain above the 4x3 reducer?

I am finishing my basement, which was roughed in by the builder, but I need to move the toilet, since I lost 8" of wall framing in front of the main sewer line, the vanity would be stupidly narrow, to ...
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Can I run cable through a wall into a surface-mount box?

I have a surface-mount (1/2” PVC conduit) receptacle in a metal box. Does NEC allow me to run cable through a rear knockout of this box through a wall to wire an adjacent room? Not exterior. Interior ...
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Do i have to bury electrical PVC conduit from house to generator? i need to go about 5 feet from corner of house

i need to connect my new generator to electrical and natural gas. the generator is about 5 feet from the corner of my house. Do i need to do the electrical underground or is just 1 foot above ground ...
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Mysterious washer leak

I am trying to remedy two washing machine leaks, one mysterious, one not so mysterious. First, the not so mysterious leak. When running a large load, water backs up and spills out the top of the box/...
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How to stop plastic panels below windows making popping noises as they warm up

We have plastic panels below our bedroom windows like in the photo. In the summer when the sun rises they make loud popping and cracking noises as they warm up. What can we do to stop or reduce the ...
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Can duct sealant be used around PVC

I have a leaky spot on my ductwork surrounded by PVC exhaust pipes and it's a hard spot to reach so it would be difficult for me to put duct sealant on it without getting it splashed onto the PVC pipe....
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Where to start diagnosing a Bryant 926TA error code 3-3 "LIMIT CIRCUIT FAULT"

My furnace was installed in 2019. Since that time, I have occasionally noticed an odd behavior: when there is a large-ish gap between the current temperature and desired temperature (say, overnight I ...
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Sprinkler pipe in concrete

I'm having a concrete deck installed, and I'm keeping a sprinkler pipe in the concrete for use in a drip system. Is it ok if the pipe is PVC or should I replace it with a galvanized pipe?
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Running power to a sub panel for a shed

So a friend of mine wants power to his shed for a tv, a small portable ac unit and some lights. I told him a 60 amp sub panel would be best just in case of expansion. So the issue is that from the ...
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Is a double elbow code-compliant for merging two residential drains?

I'm working on a project where I have two fixtures coming in from the left and right, and then the waste water exits downwards vertically. My question: Is a 1-1/2" PVC double elbow for this up to ...
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Abs shower drain wtih 2 90° elbow to p-trap in shower drain

I am rebuilding shower, and i have a little issue with drain, I need to move it back and to left, the only way to do it as I figured it out it's to put 2 90° degree elbow together than in to p-trap,I ...
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Tapping into existing 3/4" supply and 3" drain to add washer

I understand there are a lot of variables to something like this, so I'm going to try to provide enough detail that people can at least understand the question here: I have a washer/dryer I'd like to ...
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Minimum Concrete Thickness Over PVC After Rough-In

I just has some plumbing roughed in for my basement. The plumber did an okay job but for some reason routed the drain pipe for the sink under the area where my shower will go. This would't normally be ...
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PVC pipe back of 2story home dripping water

Have a 2 story home on basement foundation. Have 2 AC units one in each side of house both have a pvc pipe nearby which I imagine is for condensation. In the back of the home near the basement door ...
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PMMA vs PVC for opal led strip enclosures?

I am planning to install some aluminium profiles for led strips with matte cover diffusers ( opal / frosty). I found that the covers are made from two different types and I would like to know the ...
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How bad is long term bending load on PVC pipe?

I have plumbed in a garbage disposer under kitchen sink yesterday using PVC piping and plumbing glue - pretty much what was there, but I added the garbage disposer. The problem is, the pipe that ...
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Would you trust this PVC drain joint?

This is a joint for a 2" elbow underneath a unit-shower (in Japan.) The elbow is a special type which is clear, and using a blue glue shows the glue line so you can insure you have a good joint. ...
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How to prevent thermal cracks between PVC panels

I have a roughly 40' by 20' roof, with the overhang that's about 2' deep. My builder suggested using PVC panels for the eaves (instead of plywood) for lower maintenance and higher longevity of the PVC....
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One plank of my PVC privacy fence came loose at the top.

How can I get one plank of a PVC privacy fence back in place? I'm not sure how it come out. The rest of the fence is intact. I can't bend it back into place. I'm thinking heat would help but I'm ...
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What type of pipe should I use in my drain/leach septic field?

I have an older house and its septic somewhat failed. Leach field pipes were not glued and they all disconnected immediately after d-box so that none was going into the field. These are also very ...
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How to install a P-Trap with no offset and minimal horizontal travel

Hey professional plumbers (of which I am not). I am looking to replace the P-trap on a new kitchen sink install but I'm running into issues with the spacing for the p-trap. We are converting from a ...
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Redirect plugged gutter downspout drain

The rear gutter downspout drain at the back of my house is apparently clogged (or crushed, or overgrown with roots). The previous homeowner said a nearby window well flooded due to the overflow and ...
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How do I drain my softener, RO, and acid neutralizer with limited space & vent it properly?

I recently installed an acid neutralizer, water softener, and reverse osmosis system in my garage. I have it draining through the wall into my crawlspace tying into the main 4 inch drain line. I have ...
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Use or replace chipped PVC fitting?

Replacing a toilet flange. Is there enough of the fitting remaining to cleanup and use or do I need to do a full replacement?
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Where can I get a replacement for cracked window trim?

I cracked some window trim in my condo. Where can I get a replacement? It looks like PVC material but I'm not able to find anything at Home Depot. Is this because its commercial material or something? ...
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How should I relocate drain lines as I remove a bathroom wall to make room for a larger bathtub?

My wife and I have started on a project to renovate our master bath. We're pretty comfortable on most home projects but moving around drain lines isn't something we have a ton of experience in so I'm ...
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4" Dryer vent duct melt a 2" PVC drain vent pipe?

I'm relocating my washer and dryer and the only way I can get the dry vent hooked up to the dryer is to have it resting against the PVC drain vent pipe. I've done some research and it seems like the ...
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Kerdi Drain - Concrete Slab PVC too high

EDIT: I self-answered a question below and have a follow-up. I'll definitely be putting new concrete in. I was able to easily break up the bed around the pipe with a hammer. I measured the pipe with ...
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Water leaking from in ground PVC in front lawn, is this normal?

We are experiencing some water leaking from the PVC pipes in the front lawn. Is this normal or do we need to address this issue? The water does not appear to smell but we can tell it’s been happening ...
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leaks at PVC/Metal joints

Have a 1-1/2" irrigation supply system (i.e. PVC run) with at least a dozen joints (PVC to PVC and PVC to metal sections). I left the main pump on too long without water passing through (auto-...
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PVC Window swelling - problematic of not?

In the fall, we had PVC windows installed in the house. The living room window frame is 4 meters (13 feet) long (schema below). The frame has a dark color on the outside. Now, the first sunny days ...
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My contractor placed pvc for my dryer vent. I had to replace the vent cover and I have it sealed but I have a lot of water in that pipe now

30 ft to my dryer. I’m cleaning pvc and hit water at 10 feet. House is 13 yo. Why get water now and how do I fix it. I was going to vent under house and collect in a lint trap but I see that’s not ...
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Garbage Disposal Tailpiece - Do they make other sizes or solution to overcome size which is not quite right

I went to disconnect my old garbage disposal and I twisted a new one in place. The problem is when the tailpiece is attached to the new garbage disposal, the kitchen pipes are about 3/4" away ...
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How do I fix this shower drain?

A couple days ago I noticed in the ceiling some dripping water after taking a shower. There was really no reason the pipe would have broken, so I pulled up the shower grate thinking it was maybe ...
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How to connect flexible PVC tubing to PVC pipe with no chance of connection breaking?

I am assembling the plumbing for a pond. I've put nearly all of the plumbing under water, so if something breaks, the leak will occur underwater, within the pond, and thus, it has no chance of the ...
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Irrigation system B-Hyve with manifold away from the faucet

I am using 3 B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timers to schedule watering. The current system is connected as: Faucet ---- ~35 ft garden hose ----- backflow preventer ---- 4-Way Hose Faucet Splitter --- 3x (...
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Frozen PVC pipes in Texas

I have frozen water pipes and I poured boiling water down the bathtub drain and now have a small amount of hot water coming out cold water tap. What could cause this?
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How to attach PVC pipe to 1-1/4" metal/lead pipe

I'm trying to attach this sink trap to the wall drain which appears to be an old metal/lead pipe. The old trap was attached using a flex rubber coupling, but because it's not a shielded one, it is not ...
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After repairing pcv pipes on my water line I have very little water pressure. 1/2 pvc pipe ; no leaks just no pressure

I repaired pvc pipe with new fittings ; no leaks ; but I now have no water pressure. 1/2 in pipe
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Water line runs 600 feet from meter to gate of property?

Would there be a benefit if I have a 1" meter that is 600 feet away from property to up size the pipe from 1" to 1 1/2" pipe?
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Keywords or Names for this Part

I am trying to embed a load-bearing anchor in a 1-inch foam sheet. The most natural solution would be some kind of threaded plastic pair that fits together, with one end being able to have a rope ...
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How to convert bathtub drain to shower?

I have a 1960's house. I am renovating a bathroom, removing bathtub and putting in shower. I will be using Schluter Kerdi-Shower for conversion. I would like to know what parts of that iron drain ...
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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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Can an ABS drain be fitted to a PVC waste pipe riser?

The only shower drain available at my local hardware store is The Wondercap, which looks fine. However, the (white) plastic is formed with "ABS", and the drain pipe itself is white plastic, which I ...
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Tool to cut small diameter PVC tubing/conduit?

Goal I want to cut a lot of 1/2" inner diameter PVC conduit (the gray stuff, not white). Caliper measured 15mm ID, which is really 0.6", but I think it's sold as 1/2", or maybe the ...
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PVC Pipe Venting air outside

Why does hot air vent outside when heater isn't on? I understand it venting hot air out when heater is on but I don't know why it vents air when heater isn't on.
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Is it Okay to Snake Underground Line that has a Shielded Fernco Coupling?

I need to tie-in a pvc pipe to an existing 4 in. pvc drain pipe. I plan to use a shielded fernco coupling. Is it okay to snake a pipe that has a fernco coupling? Will the snake tear up the fernco? The ...
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