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Is it possible to make this vessel sink into an undermount and function properly?

I have a small bathroom I'm trying to remodel and have a subcontractor working with me. I kinda don't trust him any longer. I'd fire him but I'm in a contract and we're very close to the finish line. ...
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Bathroom drain is leaking even with nuts and washers properly installed

I am installing a new bathroom sink and it is leaking in two parts, at the faucet drain and at the p-trap. I will ask separate questions for each of these as I believe it is a different solution at ...
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Fixing a leaking p-trap when the outlet pipe has a lip on it

I am installing a new bathroom sink and it is leaking in two parts, at the faucet drain and at the p-trap. I will ask separate questions for each of these as I believe it is a different solution at ...
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P-trap fits sink drain and tailpiece but do not fasten to them securely

Installing a bathroom sink. I have a tailpiece/downspout that I'm attempting to connect to a p-trap, and then subsequently connect the p-trap to the drain sticking out of the wall: The p-trap I have ...
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Pipe fitting identification for bathroom sink drain

I am installing a bathroom sink and this is what I'm dealing for a drain pipe opening/receptacle. I'm hoping that's a drain pipe with a nut rusted onto the end of it, and hopefully with a little bit ...
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Fixed leak under sink - is there damage under the cabinet floor?

I apologize in advance if this has already been answered, I searched but could not find anything specific to my inquiry. I found a leak underneath my kitchen sink due to water leaking out from the ...
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Water line valve moves into off position but will not turn off

When I try to research this question it mostly shows valves that are stuck. Mine actually moves into open & closed position but stays fully on. All the water valves in the house are very hard to ...
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Sink Drain Building Pressure

I live on the bottom floor of a 2 unit condo (neighbors above) and the bathroom sink seems to build up pressure in its drain and begin leaking at the tailpiece connection above the p-trap (which is a ...
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Can I salvage my disaster of an under-sink cabinet for actual storage? [closed]

I have recently moved into a newly built house and after initially putting things in places I'm now going through and reorganising and finding the snags etc. Come to my disaster of a cabinet under the ...
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How much water will the washing machine discharge?

A Samsung washing machine will empty into a utility sink that is outfitted with a drain pump. The purpose of the drain pump is to elevate the waste water into an existing drain pipe in the ceiling. ...
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Can a little cooking oil be added to the surface of toilet water to reduce evaporation?

In a helpful comment on another QA, community member RedSonja wrote: In [the] future, if you are going to leave the toilets unused for a long time, a spot of cooking oil on the water surface will ...
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AC portable / sink

So I recently installed a portable/ room ac (Toshiba) with the whole window set up etc. it is only connected to the wall for with the plug and the vent out the window. Would this cause my sinks to ...
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Outdoor sink station for gardening, fish cleaning and similar?

When working in my backyard which has a small vegetable garden and a few fruit trees and some ornamental plants, I often need to repeatedly wash my hands and tools. Occasionally, I will have fish, ...
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Removing (glued?) P trap

I don't have a lot of DIY knowledge, so I apologize if the solution seems obvious. I'm trying to replace a bathroom vanity. Tutorials for removing a P trap mention removing two nuts, but I only see ...
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What is the correct way to clean/maintain sink bathroom drain?

Some research says boiling water, other research and people I know warn against boiling water (too hot, bad for pipes or the glue or something). I am of the opinion to avoid boiling water. I also ...
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What are these rubber gaps near the top of my sink drain?

Context I just moved apartments, and when I went to the bathroom, there was a lingering smell of mold. When I looked at the bathroom sink, I could see the stopper had some white mold on it. So I took ...
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How to remove these faucet handles? Anyone recognize this faucet?

no screw or hole visible all around the handle or stem. no indentation below the round top to pop it out. tried to gently use covered pliers to turn the round top counter-clockwise, but that's either ...
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Kitchen sink backs up after 50 seconds

A few days ago without warning, my kitchen sink started backing up. From a presumably drained state, it takes about 50 seconds for the water to back up. I've measured the fill rate as one liter in 9 ...
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How do I fix a sink that became slow to drain after pouring polyurethane down it?

Situation and problem My buddy has a woodworking shop which he graciously allowed me to use for a woodworking project. I am a total novice in these kinds of areas, which will be doubly clear in a ...
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Leak under the sink?

I had a guest in the basement. The cleaning lady came to clean after the guest left. I asked the cleaning lady if everything is ok or if there any damages. The cleaning lady suspected a leak under the ...
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Sink Faucet Cartridge Replacement

Desperate for help identifying / replacing the cartridge pictured below. The faucet is old and we would like to keep it. We’ve talked to several plumbers and tried several big box and specialty shops, ...
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Can a stone resin floating sink be cut down to become an undermount sink?

I originally purchased this sink to sit atop a counter for a bathroom. When you look at the photos you'll see it can be a standalone sink with exposed plumbing underneath but I was going to set it on ...
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Connecting a p-trap via bending the drain stem vs the trap arm?

I have a p-trap that has an outlet that ends too close to the wall for it to be able to be connected straight into the trap adapter of the vent inside the wall. I'd like to avoid the non-code ...
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Proper Flow under Kitchen Sink connected to Disposal

Hi all, I really appreciated the feedback on my last post pertaining to bathroom sink p-trap, so I thought I'd try to get some advice on this situation. It's been like this since we've moved in, (...
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How do I reattach the coupling nut to the strainer tailpiece?

Kitchen Sink: Gap between Coupling Nut & Strainer Tailpiece (what happened? lasted 12 years then doesn't fit) Photo 1 (the tailpiece and coupling nut) Video (under the kitchen sink - water ...
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2 Sinks, one Drain Arm. Slow drain and gurgling

My original basement plumbing had a single arm coming off of the toilet drain/vent to service the bathroom sink. This year, while remodeling, I wanted to add a deep utility sink/wet bar in my laundry ...
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Is it possible to correct [flip] this P-Trap?

So I've realized this bathroom sink p-trap was installed incorrectly, but based on the geometry, I cannot flip it to the way it's supposed to flow... I even hacksawed the vertical pipe [grey] ...
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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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