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Questions tagged [sink]

water receptacle and splash basin between a faucet and a drain

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Standing water at bottom of sink

I wish I could figure out how to load a picture that’s a small enough file to explain but hoping someone can understand what I’m saying here. I have a ring of water around the entire perimeter of the ...
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Laundry Utility Sink Won't Work

I replaced my old builder's grade utility sink with a standard Lowes cabinet sink combo. After installing I have problems with the water flow. If you turn the water (hot or cold) on fast it will not ...
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Moving the location of a bathroom sink

I am in the middle of a bathroom reno, and want to relocate one of the 2 sinks. Right now the sinks are on different walls 90 degrees from each other, and I like to relocate one so they are on the ...
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Bathroom Sink Tailpipe and P Trap do not line up horizontally

I'm installing a new vanity, everything fits fine except the sink drain is about two inches farther out from the wall than the previous sink was. How can I get some horizontal extension? The outtake ...
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removing faucet handle bathroom sink

I am stuck. I want to remove the handle to replace the cartridge. After removing the index I see what appears to be a flat head screw, but it is not screwable. It won't budge. I can't screw off the ...
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How can I replace a old, large drop in sink with a smaller top mount?

I have a 28" x 19" drop in sink and want to replace it without changing cabnetry or countertop. What options do I have to close the large hole. I know I can't match the white corian countertop, but I ...
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Does overmount fireclay apron sink need additional framing to support the weight?

We're replacing particleboard/laminate countertops and a metal drop in sink with butcher block and a dropin apron sink, the Sinkology Josephine. All of the articles I see about adding an apron sink ...
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How to remove the knobs from this faucet

Any suggestions for how to remove the knobs so that I can replace the cartridges (Lasco S-180-1NL 4001)? There are no screws. I am able to loosen the knob from the counter top by unscrewing from ...
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how do i remove kitchen sink drainer basket without a visible lock nut?

my kitchen drainer basket is made of plastic without the usual lock nut. i could not remove it.
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How do fix this pop up drain stopper in the sink

The thing goes from and cannot move up
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Removing a broken faucet aerator

The aerator on my bathroom faucet gets dirty, so I've been cleaning it out now and again by rubbing a paper towel around the bottom. I think I did this with too much force, because the plastic ...
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Tailpipe of sink not aligning with P trap

The tailpipe of the sink is about 1" behind the P-trap. It's also too long. If I try to jury-rig it and force the connection, it throws everything off including the vanity top. I can probably cut ...
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How to replace valve cartridge on Kohler DevonshireWidespread bathroom sink faucet

The cold faucet is leaking, and I am trying to repair it by replacing the valve cartridge. However, for the love of god, I can't find a way to open the faucet so that I can replace the valve cartridge....
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Can I reduce hot water distribution delay with thinner tubes?

Kitchen and bathroom(s) are at the opposite sides of my house (14m). I recently replaced and moved my hot-water-heater (electric, now thermo-dynamic) closer to the bathroom(s) in order to reduce the ...
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Corralling multiple drain hoses

I'm trying to get my utility room in order, and one issue I'm finding is drain hoses. My washer has a drain hose that drains in to the utility sink. My water heater has the T&P drain that ...
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How much deeper sink can I get away with without having to redo waste drain?

I'm remodeling the kitchen. Our sink is a standard 7" deep sink, but most cool sinks these days are 8-10" deep. I would probably want to keep the existing configuration with the double bowl and ...
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Should a bathroom sink drain outlet flow away from the trap, or back toward it?

My bathroom sink drain routinely (~5 months) becomes so ridiculously clogged with build-up that I have to remove the trap and outlet arm in order to clear it out. The build up even extends beyond the ...
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Low water pressure in a specific sink after turning off the supply lines

Water pressure is normal in my entire house, however, recently, I had to turn off the shutoff valves to a single sink. Since I closed the shutoff valves and then opened them fully, the water ...
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Temporarily plug kitchen faucet spray hose inlet

Through a comedy of errors the connectors for the tubing beneath my faucet were thrown away. These are custom connectors. I managed to pick up new connectors for the faucet (hot and cold to spout) ...
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Is my plan for an air admittance valve ok?

I am in the middle of finishing my basement and want to add a sink that will attach to an existing kitchen drain from above. I don't have a way to vent the sink easily unless I use a Air Admittance ...
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Will I have a code problem attaching a 1.5“ grease interceptor to a 4” drain pipe?

I want to install a grease interceptor in my house. The problem is that it will not fit under the sink, so I plan to put it in the basement. The problem is that the sink, laundry and dishwasher all ...
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90 degree turn in horizontal sink drain

I'm doing a kitchen renovation and moving the location of the sink so that the plumbing stub-outs (supply and drain) need to exit the wall one stud-bay over. I'm also replacing the old galvanized pipe ...
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diagram of a double p-trap for a double kitchen sink

have a double sink in my kitchen and the water run back and into the empty sink. can I put a double p-trap in and will it stop the back rain
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How to unclog cast iron T drain for three sinks

I have a common drain for three sinks the clogs 1-2x per year. All three sinks back up at the same time and slowly drain. Total distance between sinks is about 25ft. I suspect that the sinks share a ...
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how to fix leak under the sink

Our super installed a new faucet and when I tried it it was working just fine, a few hours after I noticed a few drops. I go under the sink and record a video. Below is a picture of the leak and here ...
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Lost small screw in sink, can I open tubing to retrieve?

I accidentally lost a small screw into my sink. This screw is a special screw for a toilet paper holder and cannot be replaced easily. The sink has this L-shaped tubing with a large bottom part in ...
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How to paint a copper sink

I have a black colored copper sink and thanks to lye that I poured to fix a slow drain, there has been a discoloration . How do I paint it back again?
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How to fix this sink

My bathroom sink drain was slow in clearing so I used this chemical drain opener that has worked for me past on other sinks and tubs. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Instant-Power-128-oz-Hair-and-Grease-...
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New faucet drain connection to existing pvc trap

Let me preface this by saying I am a novice at plumbing. I am replacing a bathroom faucet since the old one was leaking and instead of replacing the guts inside the faucet we decided to replace the ...
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Would a drain 28 inches high be too tall for a sink?

I'm thinking about putting a sink in my basement, problem is to get a downward slope to the drain pipe I have to go up ~28 inches from the floor. When you add the P-trap distance up, would that make ...
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Which side is up for the undersink Contact protector?

I got the Contact brand Extra Large undersink plastic protector & I can't figure out which side is supposed to be up! One side is super smooth & the opposite side has pretty flat but slightly ...
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Large hole in porcelain kitchen sink - is it fixable?

My wife dropped a cutting board in the sink today and we ended up with quite a large hole. I believe the sink is porcelain. This is not ideal as she was planning on doing a lot of holiday cooking. I’...
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Should a brand new AAV be able to leak water?

I know that ideally, an AAV (Air admittance valve) would not leak air or water out. But, should it be able to leak water under certain circumstances (such as running the garbage disposal) while still ...
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Leaky drain, round 2: Trap joint won't stop leaking

I've just replaced the trap on a sink drain, and I can't get the replacement to stop leaking. The leak is coming from the where the trap connects to the wall stub (circled in the picture). There is ...
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How can I remove my sink drain?

I'm trying to replace the second of two sink drains. The first went smoothly, but I'm stymied by the second, which is of course a completely different product. I have the trap off and everything ...
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I'm replacing the under-sink pipes, and I'm confused what connector this is

I'm replacing the pipe under the sink after it cracked. I thought I had figured everything out, but the connector I got doesn't fit due to this non-threaded copper bit above the threads, is it ...
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Which sink trap should I buy?

My sink trap is leaking and I need to buy a new sink trap and/or washers. But I’m not sure which one to buy, I’ve looked around and found the SA10 and SC10 but don’t know how to tell which one I ...
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How do I scribe a curved sink?

How can I scribe this very curved sink? I want to fill the gap. Bought the cabinet as you see it. I can remove the small 3/4' thick rectangular piece (it is pocket screwed in). The ultimate goal it to ...
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Why does cold water leak when hot water is turned on in bathroom sink?

Before I try to repair this, I want to understand what's going on so I don't fix the wrong thing or cause a larger leak in the bathroom sink. Our house was built about 20 yrs ago so it's modern ...
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New sink and faucet but no water?

So i installed a new sink and faucet even shut off valves and lines. But when i went to turn on faucet it only dribbles out water. I turned the water off at the water heater and i know some times it ...
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Remove garbage disposal piece in bottom of sink

I am replacing a new sink in my kitchen and this piece is from the garbage disposal Do I just break the glue / putty free and pull it out?
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How to remove stubborn kitchen faucet mount nut?

I tried to remove my faucet from old kitchen sink but the nut is tighten so hard: I am using channel lock on the nut to turn counterclock wise and I use my hand to hold on the faucet on the other ...
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Is this an acceptable way to support an undermount sink?

I had quartz countertops installed in my new kitchen yesterday along with a Blanco silgranit undermount sink. Aside from some minor issues, everything had seemed to go pretty smoothly. When I went ...
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Sealing gap(s) around cabinet pipe penetrations

I own a slab house. Under the kitchen sink there are gaps around the pipes on the base of the cabinet, a good 1/2 inch gap. I'm wondering if I can seal those gaps and what the best method would be. I ...
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Is this an ok construction for a bathroom sink drain?

I have a bathroom sink that is constantly clogged or running slow. I’ve cleaned out the P trap, removed the pop up drain stopper and it still ran slow. I bought a DIY snake and can’t get it past these ...
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What's the acceptable bend in a typical faucet flex pipe?

I installed new faucets and used the standard flexible lines for the water connections. I purchased 12 inch lines since the distance between the faucet and the valve is slightly less than 12, but when ...
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Is my p-trap too low?

We recently installed a new sink and because the drain is in a different spot decided to replace the plumbing. This is the preliminary set up. My question; is the distance from the bottom of my p-trap ...
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Replacing a Cast Iron Sink with a Stainless sink

We have granite counter tops and are replacing a cast iron sink with a stainless one. We bought a 33x22" sink (which is the size of the Cast iron) and because of the clips (which the cast iron doesn't ...
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How to tighten sink faucet?

I have a double-bowl, stainless steel kitchen sink mounted to a granite countertop, with a faucet with a pull-out spray head (pictured). The faucet is no longer tightly mounted, so it wobbles back ...
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How to remove watermarks from porcelain sinks?

I bought a new (ceramic) soap dispenser a couple of weeks back and now there's a watermark on my porcelain sink where I used to keep it (picture below with increased contrast). First off, I don't ...