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What's the best way to secure a top mount stainless steel sink, if the supplied clips don't work?

The clips under my kitchen sink are terrible. It's impossible to get them tight, and as result it's hard to keep the top caulked, and I now have water damage. The clips in question were from a ...
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Is my sink P-trap too low?

Just put a new sink in and was not lucky enough to have the plumbing line up. I have it roughed in and wanted some insight/opinions on whether this will work, or what I need to do to fix it. I have a ...
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Urine smell in bathroom sink

I flush the toilet and when I use the sink it smells of urine. The tanks does not to be pumped. I thought it was the water but this smell is not in the kitchen sink. I have used b soda and vinegar. ...
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What is on my sink faucet? Trying to install RO system

I just moved into an apartment and I want to install a counter top RO system. These usually screw onto the faucet but the faucet in my apartment seems to have this plastic thing attached to it instead ...
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Garbage disposal hums but won't spin

I moved in to a new house a few months ago and the other day I noticed my garbage disposal stopped working. The unit is an Insinkerator Badger 1 with 1/3 HP. When I flip the switch I can hear the unit ...
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Hole suddenly opened in the sink siphon?

Which substance can damage a pipe to the point of opening a hole in the trap? I used two times that i remember Drano® Max Gel in the past 4 years
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Blocked sink, waste forced back when rodded

I drew a quick diagram here (you will have to forgive the crudeness): What started as a small blockage with slow draining has grown to be a near complete blockage. We put some water down and over ...
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Intermittent cold water from the hot faucet

Why would cold water run from the hot water faucet (for about a minute), after the hot water was already flowing? This happened in two washrooms, at different sides of the house, but not at any other ...
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Adapting 1/2 hose to sink

Im building a simple low pressure foot pump operated sink. What adaptor should I be looking for to go from typical (USA) male faucet threads to 1/2 hose barb? I'm new to plumbing and have found ...
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Why do my bathroom sinks smell like death?

Whenever I turn on my bathroom sinks for more than 5 seconds, I can hear gurgling in the walls, and shortly after, a terrible smell fills the bathroom. Is this a problem with my vent lines?
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Old Moen Faucet Replacement

I am unable to find the model # and I was wondering if anyone could tell me where to get parts? The arm has broken off.
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Sink Angle Valve: Fully Open or closed Tiny Bit

I have a bathroom sink with angled faucet shutoff valves (they are around quarter turns). I closed them for repairs yesterday. After repairs, (1) should I leave the valves Fully Open, (2) or "Open ...
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How do I wall mount this sink?

Please let me know how this round sink is mounted. There's no lip and I don't know how the brackets would go on it. Thanks.
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Vent system leaking under sink

We've recently noticed a leak under our sink - it's possibly always been there and it's just not been severe enough that we've noticed it. The system was fitted by the previous owners of the house and ...
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Hot Water line Clogs only in Kitchen Sink

New Faucet installed in Kitchen sink. The cold water runs just fine but I keep getting little pieces of black stuff in the filter of the hot water line. The hot water will run fine for about 30 ...
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Will this Garbage Disposal to P Trap height work? [duplicate]

Recently purchased a retrofit farm sink and went to hook the garbage disposal back up. After roughing everything back up because the farm sink sets much lower I am wondering about drainage and if this ...
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What should I be aware of in buying second-hand sinks and toilets?

I am planning an extension to my house, including a new ensuite bathroom and a downstairs WC. To save money and embedded energy I'm thinking of buying secondhand basins and toilets. There seem to be ...
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Roebic Laboratories, Inc. 32-oz Drain Cleaner Crystals

Product: Roebic Laboratories, Inc. 32-oz Drain Cleaner Crystals I accidentally poured in almost half the bottle and now my bathroom sink water is not going in at all. What went wrong and how do I ...
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How to direct connect 1-1/4 tailpiece to 1-3/8 vessel sink drain threads

I got a new drain for my vessel sink. The style is what is shown here: The tailpiece that came with the drain is too short (4-inches). I need at least 6-inch. Unfortunately, the original tailpiece ...
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How should I remove these taps

I have a leaking tap, but I’m unsure how to get these taps off. I’m conscious of not using too much force in case I’m doing it wrong and just damage the tap
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How to seal straight-thread faucet shank / nipple to the faucet?

I have a faucet which requires installation of a separate threaded 'shank' or nipple which acts as both the water supply inlet and also is used to anchor the faucet to the sink deck. These are ...
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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 ...