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Is it normal for sink sealant to be soft like peanut butter?

Maintenance came to fix my leaking sink a week ago. I didn’t realize it until now that the sealant that they used in between the sink drain and sink basin is falling apart. Whenever I had filled my ...
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Can I leave the hot water pipe to a faucet disconnected?

I am hooking up a used faucet (see photos below) for use as an outdoor sink, and I only want to supply it with cold water. If I attach the cold water supply pipe to the cold water fitting and simply ...
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What type of bathroom sink supply plumbing is this?

I'd like to replace the faucet (and add shut off valves below) but am unfamiliar with current piping beneath. I've done basic plumbing (valve to copper pipe via compression hookup) but these pipes don'...
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What is this coming off the drainpipe near the p trap?

A small repair is going on, but what is this other pipe coming off the drain pipe near the p-trap?
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How to replace J-trap when wall tube nut has rotted away?

So my bathroom sink needed a new trap (leaking, clogged). When I dropped the old one off, the nut on the wall tube side (which is behind a flange and thus more or less not replaceable!) came off due ...
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How can I clean my dishwasher drain hose?

My house is 7 years old. I live alone and decided it was easier to just wash what dishes I use rather than waiting for enough to run the dishwasher. Now there is a bad smell coming from around the ...
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Wet bar Sink Drain water backs into sink

I recently installed the drain and sink pump. I am having a problem with water going back to the sink after 4-8 hours (1/4 inch of water). This is enough to keep the sink pump cycling. Attached is a ...
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Gap between sink drain and trap

I'm hoping someone can help me! I noticed the water was a bit slow draining from the bathroom sink, so thought I'd try my hand at fixing it myself as I'm working from home at the mo. Found suggestions ...
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How to replace under sink plumbing?

I need to replace the trap under my kitchen sink with one with a horizontal nozzle. However, the new trap won't quite fit. The existing situation is in the below photo. The outgoing pipe from the ...
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Can i raise the drain entrance with a 90 degree bend inside the wall?

I want to raise the entrance into the wall for this vanity drain. I would put a 90 degree bend in the wall exactly where you see the existing pipe and run about 10" vertical and come out up there ...
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Little gear inside sink's faucet: what is it and what does it do?

This little gear fell out of our faucet (the house is ~ 11 years old). It's about 1cm (0.4 inch) in diameter and 0.5 cm (0.2 inch) in height. The other faucet in the same bathroom seems to have same ...
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Unclogging sink drain with plastic pipe using snake

I am interested in a snake tool for unclogging pipes, but I want to be able to use it for a sink that does not have steel drain pipe but plastic. Is a snake safe to use for such pipes? Or what would ...
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How to remove a laundry sink that is glued to the counter top with silicone?

I bought a glacier bay laundry sink from home depot for $200. The instruction manual says to glue the sink to the cabinet with silicone. So I did that as you can see in the picture. However, the ...
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Installing New Undermount Sink Under Existing Countertop

I'm doing initial research into replacing our existing sink. Pictured below: We absolutely hate the double basin sink since the bigger side doesn't have the garbage disposal and barely gets used. ...
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Can a corroded kitchen drain pipe stub going in wall be unscrewed? Is it just a nipple?

My galvanized kitchen sink drain pipe is in a plaster wall behind a wood cabinet. The stub coming out of the wall into the cabinet is corroded (right at the wall) and the bottom of the stub (that I ...
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How do I connect my sink to the drain in the wall?

I'm a real novice when it comes to plumbing. I've got a threaded 45 coming out of the wall (white pipe on the right) and an unthreaded black tailpiece coming down from the sink. How do I install a P-...
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What type of faucet supply line connection is this?

I'm trying to replace a leaking kitchen faucet supply line. The connection to the faucet is not one I have seen before. See picture. How do I disconnect this old one? It looks like it either screws ...
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How do you secure in place a polymarble vanity sink/top?

Here is the manual for the vanity top/sink https://www.baindepot.com/media/ftpbaindepot/pdf/VT-SQ19-041217.pdf Here is the manual for the vanity cabinet https://www.baindepot.com/media/ftpbaindepot/...
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Is this a drain, trap, or something else?

I removed a cabinet sink in my bathroom, and found this cover/hole underneath. What is it? Is it some old drain, a trap, or something else? I did not want to take the cover completely off until I ...
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How to tighten / connect these pipes under the bathroom sink?

I just realized the pipes below the bathroom sink are not glued or tightened in anyway. It fits into the wall outlet but I can turn it easily The light part is bigger than the dark pipe What is the ...
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How should I plumb this sink drain?

My son bought a 100 year old house with a small bathroom. It has been renovated within the last 6 years but the previous owners installed a cabinet-mounted sink that takes up a lot of room. He would ...
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New sink plumbing advice

We have decided to get rid of our dual sink and go for a single large sink with a center drain. Before we get started I wanted to just double check to see if it can be plumbed successfully without ...
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Lower the point of drain attachment to a vent and adding a Studor (AAV)

I have a negative pitch in the drain pipe coming out of my sink drain that attaches directly to the vent stack. The vent stack is mostly inaccessible at the height of the p-trap though inside the sink ...
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Sewer gas odor in 1st floor mudroom after replacing washing machine in basement

We've had a washing machine in the basement for more than a decade (we use it for oversize stuff, horse blankets). Suddenly, upon replacing our old failing machine with a newer one, I'm smelling a ...
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Appropriate under sink coupling

I recently detected a small leak coming from my bathroom sink. I started disassembling and found the pipe connecting the p-trap to the wall was only loosely fitted to the wall side of the connection. ...
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New tap is incredibly noisy, can I fix that?

Plumber changed my bathroom sink (and toilet & shower too). The old sink from the 70s had 2 taps - cold + hot, and it was silent. New sink has a single tap and is insanely noisy: https://www....
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What is the purpose of the higher pipe in my bathroom sink drain?

As title states, this sink drain in a bathroom has me confused as to the purpose of the higher set pipe above the trap. My assumption is that it's a vent, but I don't understand why it's here. I'm ...
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Does this sink detach from the bathroom countertop?

Our countertop is perfectly fine, but we'd like to maybe get new sinks because they are scratched and have aged over the years due to water damage, cleaning products, etc. Does this sink detach from ...
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Cleaning Acetone residue on sink stopper

I left some acetone in a sink for around 90 minutes and it turned white. From scraping at stopper I found that it appears to be a residue or at least surface level damage. What is the best way to ...
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Is my p-trap installed correctly?

I just moved into a new house and am having a problem where the sink takes longer than normal to drain. Also, while using the shower, there is a gurgling from the sink. I tried some drain cleaner, but ...
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1-1/4 brass sink drain pipe stuck in larger cast iron elbow--threaded or not?

Attempting to replace p-trap in bathroom, 1954 ranch on slab. There is a 1-1/4 brass drain pipe "stuck" into larger cast iron elbow in wall. The brass pipe is short, no longer perfectly ...
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Is the slow drain on my toilet sink due to sharp angled elbows?

I was wondering if just replacing those sharp angled elbows (see picture below) will solve the slow drain on my toilet sink. I've already take them apart and they are clean and clear, nothing blocking ...
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How to get white paint stains out of black silgranit sink

The other day a painter came to paint a wall white and he washed his tools and buckets in my black kitchen sink that's made out of silgranit. I don't know the composition of the material but it's got ...
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Any considerations using spray foam to fill holes in bottom of cabinet where piping comes in?

In the bottom of my sink's cabinet, the piping comes in through generously sized holes. This area is a mouse hot-spot. They come into the cabinet through here, and so as part of my overall rodent ...
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What is the largest undermount sink I can get for a small cabinet?

I'm doing a renovation of my tiny washroom and don't have a lot of space. I have a small cabinet with drawers that is offset from the wall to the left. What is the largest undermount sink I can place ...
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Garbage Disposal Housing Touching Drain Pipe

I have just taken out an old insinkerator badger 5 and I'm replacing it with a evolution select from Home Depot. First some pictures: Overall situation: A closer look at the drain: From underneath: ...
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What parts do I need for a bathroom sink trap?

I'm replacing the bathroom vanity cabinet, sink and countertop, located between two walls. Picture below. I plan to cut the current p-trap arm, leaving enough of it sticking out of the cabinet to ...
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Undermount Bathroom Sink mounting

I am mounting this undermount sink I bought in Home Depot. It is a bathroom sink. I am planning to mount these with the overflow holes towards the front i.e. where user will be standing and not where ...
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What is the best technique for creating a knockout for an undermount sink for a concrete countertop form?

What is the best technique for creating a knockout for an undermount sink for a concrete countertop form? I’m in the process of building the form. I have an undermount porcelain sink that I want to ...
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Does this stem have a washer that I can replace?

My bathroom sink cold water faucet was leaking into the cabinet (related post). I took apart the faucet stem to see if there was a washer I could change and I do not understand what I am looking at (...
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How to get at the washer inside this bathroom sink faucet

I want to replace the washer in the cold water faucet (see photo) because there is a slow leak under my bathroom sink (related problem ). This is as far was I was able to go in taking apart the faucet....
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Bathroom sink dripping into cabinet: How to fix it?

There is a slow leak in the cabinet under my bathroom sink. It seems to be coming way up at the top of the cabinet, from a black plastic connector. (See photo.) I tightened the black plastic ...
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Leaking sink at the bathroom sink underneath the bowl seal

Not sure what it's called but the sink bowl leaks (not near the pipe) but directly underneath the bowl where there are rubber sealants. Hope the image helps. And it only leaks when the water flows ...
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Replaced Bathroom Sink Drain leaking

I'm replacing bathroom sink drain assembly, but it's slowly dripping the water. The assembly is old. I only replaced washer. It tightened with hands. Any ideas?
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Bathroom sink leak (not washer)

Could you help me, please, I attached images and I have questions about them. How black part of the sink calling? (orange box) Is this part of the sink or is it a replacement part? My sink is leaking ...
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Short, angled connection from sink siphon to wall piping

I have ~20cm from my sink's siphon to the wall outlet. The outlets do not align; so there is currently a flexible tube connecting them; but as the distance is short; the flexible tube has to bend back ...
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How to mount this sink?

Hello I'm new here. I've looked into sink wall brackets. (I prefer to hang rather than using a pedestal). I cant find hanging brackets for the back or the shelf type to hang it that way. Would it ...
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hose connection to sink drain broke. What can I do to fix it?

A water softener drain hose is connected to a metal drain pipe of bathroom sink. I accidentally broke it and not sure what this part is called and how to properly attach it to the metal pipe. As you ...
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First time changing a faucet and i am stuck

I am a complete novice in terms of changing faucets (and DIY generally), but you have to start somewhere right? I need to change my kitchen faucet and of course I am already getting stuck with the ...
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How can I remove a stuck kitchen faucet cartridge?

I've tried vinegar and wd40 and would really appreciate any helping hand for this noob here!
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