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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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how can I remove a faucet nut in a very tight space

I need to remove several faucets. The faucet nuts are in a very tight space, in several places recessed into a hole in the basin (see the first two photos). There's no space to get a basin wrench, ...
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Which of these options is the safest/most efficient method to plumb a kitchen sink drain in an island?

First, I'm going to try and describe the current (original/builder) configuration. It seems more complicated than it needs to be, but perhaps there's a reason or code that is required. This is a ...
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Does anyone know this brand logo?

I'm trying to identify the maker of my kitchen sink. It has a stamp on the bottom, but I've had no luck identifying the company name. I live in a house just south of Minneapolis, Minnesota in the ...
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Removing Bathroom Sink Drain Assembly

I am trying to remove my bathroom sink drain as it seems the o ring has broken. I cant see any nut to unscrew, can anyone help please? Thanks.
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How do I temporarily fix the hole in a porcelain sink?

How do I temporarily fix this hole in sink? I need it to hold at least for a few days.
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Undermount Sink Attachment Options

I'm installing an undermount sink into butcher block countertops. The threaded inserts provided with the sink require a 3/8th drill bit (according to the instructions). However, I'm not able to get ...
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How to unscrew this water pipe fitting?

I am installing a new faucet in my bathroom... I have to replace water lines but i can't seem to get rid of the old water line . The closest thing that i found online is called shark bite fitting, but ...
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How to fix or replace this part of my sink faucets?

I have a faucet that is made of some nice metal that I'd rather repair than replace: The cartridge in both handles that seems to me to be broken: When the water supply is turned on, water slowly ...
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What shouldn’t be dumped into a basement dump sink?

We have a dump sink in the basement that uses a pump system, much like a closed sump-pump, to force the water up into our main drain out of the house. Because the pump system holds a bit of water ...
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faucet spins after using hot water, how can i keep it fixed in place?

this faucet needs to spin, but after using hot water, or rotating too far, the base begins to spin in place. sometimes this causes leaking issues the plumbing underneath the sink since it all spins ...
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Quartz Installer refuses to use a dual mount sink - only undermount?

The company installing my quartz countertops says that the sink I provided, a dual mount ( https://www.elkay.com/products/hddsb33229tr3.html ) is not usable and that I must provide a true undermount. ...
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Slip Joint Reducer Washer too thick / Nut too thin

I've been trying to replace a corroded bathroom sink drain. From my wall I have a 1 1/2" threaded PVC or plastic pipe. I have been attempting to attach this to the elbow from my p-trap kit using ...
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Moen Bathroom Faucet Cartridge

I need to identify the cartridge for a MOEN sink handle. I need to know which cartridge to get, so I can purchuse the correct special tool for my sink. It is leaking, and I believe replacing the ...
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How to fix leak in bathroom sink at rubber gasket of drain assembly

I've just installed a new drain assembly from home depot on a new cultured marble bathroom sink. I followed the steps in this fabulous video to prevent leaks, including putty plumbers putty around/on ...
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Drain pipe and sink pipe don't line up - gas smell coming out

We installed new vanity and the drain pipe (floor) and sink pipe don't line up to install S-trap. We worked around it by installing a straight pipe but now we are getting smell coming from sewer gas. ...
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Can I Drain Basement Sink into 4ft high washing machine drain?

i want to pump the water from the sink up and over into the washing machine drain hole but nobody does this, the only way they combine the sink and washing machine drain is to drain the washing ...
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Plumbing a dual kitchen sink path

This dual kitchen sink is causing a bunch of problems, mainly clogging up at the S bend. I am a complete noob when it comes to plumbing, have never plumbed anything before and have no knowledge about ...
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Need Bath sink Oval overflow trim ring -Large Oval

I have a 1960's American Standard vintage bath wall shelf sink that I'm refurbishing. My Oval overflow hole is rusted chipped and poor condition and I want to add a trim ring to help hide the rust / ...
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Can I install a sink sprayer with a bathroom faucet?

I purchased a vessel type sink faucet made for bathrooms and installed it in my kitchen. How can I add a sink sprayer? If it has to be all cold water thats ok, but I think its possible to have a mixer ...
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Can I surface mount a retro wall mount sink in any way?

I just bought a vintage 1950's tub, toilet and sink. (the toilet and sink are "new" in the box.. never installed! ) This is the square wall mount type that has legs in the front for support. ...
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Possible to fill in porcelain sink depression so that water stops pooling?

My porcelain kitchen sink somehow got a slight depression in it, causing water to pool in a roughly 7" x 7" area. I'm considering replacing the sink to solve this, but I'm hoping there's ...
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How to figure out how far back a kitchen sink goes when the underside is not exposed?

I'd like to replace my kitchen sink with one of the same dimensions. However, there is wood cabinetry concealing the entire underside of the sink. Perhaps it is standard to have the same sink wall ...
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Removed old vanity and installed new vanity and there is limited space to install new P-trap

As noted, I have installed the new vanity, and the space between the new sink drain and the wall is very limited (4.5 inches to center of the new sink drain). I thought I could just go on the other ...
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How to replace the copper connector under the bathroom faucet

Trying to use the most accurate description: it's a copper connector or supply line that connects directly to the faucet that breaks with a huge hole. It leaks if I turn on the water. photo 1 shows ...
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P-Trap into Wall Marvel Connector Leaking

I discovered a leak under my bathroom sink. There are two sinks in the bathroom with the same plumbing set up and only the one side is leaking. The water is coming from the marvel connector on the ...
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Cant remove brackets on underside of bathroom sink

I can’t figure out how to remove (or even turn) these brackets. Has anyone seen them or know how to work with these? I’ve done a lot of searching and can’t find anything.
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How to fix rotten wood hole near sink?

I’ve got a nasty hole near the sink. I guess the water gets out after dish washing underneath and rots the wood. Is there a way to fix this without having to replace the whole vinyl? I can probably ...
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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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S Trap conversion - not enough room

I'm getting some gurgling from my kitchen sink which I think is due to this S trap. No ventilation. I want to convert to a P trap, and bring an AAV into the situation but with the current PVC layout ...
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Replacing irregular sink and tap [closed]

I would like to replace with a rectangular single (or double) sink and new tap. Would the rectangular part be cut out of the top left? We like something like this, a clean and deep single rectangular ...
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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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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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How do I fix a chrome bathroom faucet comprimised by toilet bowl cleaner

I used toilet bowl cleaner and a toothbrush and it started to turn like this. is there something I can use to fix it. I don't know what to do, I need help I think this is a chrome faucet I don't know ...
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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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In a tight spot with Venting a bar sink in basement

We're adding a bar sink into the basement of our house while we are finishing it. The location is at a place where we can attach to the drain just fine. The issue I am running into is that I am not ...
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Under sink has cylindrical fixture instead of J-pipe, what is it and how to clear it out?

Part of my problem is not knowing the names of what I'm referring to, so feel free to suggest title edits please. A bathroom sink is draining very slowly after someone bearded shaved, despite them ...
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Drain for basement utility sink

I want to put a utility sink in my basement next to the washing machine. The sewer is about 4 ft off the floor so it will need a pump. There is an existing drain for the washing machine that ...
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Pull-down faucet hose doesn't slide into sink/counter holes

Little bit of a thing here (and also my first time trying anything remotely like a plumbing project): I'm trying to replace a leaky pull-down kitchen faucet hose. I saw it was suggested to take the ...
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Ragged laminate counter edge around under counter sink

Under mounted sink was installed with laminate counter, now laminate edge around sink is fraying and chipping. Can this be fixed? It is a 30 x 16 hole, not sure about the corner radius, too small for ...
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Will a doubled P-trap cause problems if it has a vent between the traps?

Our plumber discovered that the drain pipe under our bathroom sink (which is done properly with a P-trap and vent) has a second P-trap down in the crawl space, which is incorrect. I've been ...
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Raise sink up off pedestal

We have a bathroom sink that sits on a pedestal. We are due for a full bathroom renovation in next couple years, but I need a way to deal with a problem until then. The sink was installed wrong (and/...
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Horizontal Ball Rod Connection Broken

I hope my terminology makes sense. My sink was draining slowly so I tried to remove the horizontal ball rod, and it was stuck tightly. Using a wrench I got it free but the connection to the sink's ...
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I want to replace this old shutoff valve under my sink, but I don't know what kind to get or what precautions to take

I have this valve under my sink that is meant for a dishwasher, but it has a weird size to the outlet and its old, and I want to replace it. The two lines above this one lead into the sink (hot/cold) ...
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Leaking bathroom sink?

My sink is leaking and I’m sure it’s from the lock nut (I’ve put an arrow on the pic at where the water seems to be coming from). Can anyone guide me on how to fix it? (Preferably by replacing the ...
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Should sink overflow be full of water?

I had one of those bowl sinks fitted about a year ago, by a proper bathroom fitter (through Wickes). It was This One I was cleaning it the other day and I took the overflow cover off and found that ...
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Bathroom sink valve drip

Issue: The cold water shut off valve in my bathroom sink has developed a slow drip over the past week. It fills up a medium sized bucket in the span of about a day. The drip seems to be coming from ...
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There are some green gunk near my shut off valves and my sink faucet. Do you think my water warrants for health concerns?

I noticed some green gunk near the warm and cold water shut off valves and the sink faucet. Does the condition of my water warrant for health concerns?
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Refinishing options for metal sink drainplug?

The drain-plug in the sink of my bathroom vanity is made of a plastic base with a metal top (brass by the looks of it) that is chrome plated. The chrome-plating developed some scratches which turned ...

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