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Preventing push-spring drain stoppers from getting stuck

I have dealt with several sink drains that have a spring-loaded stopper like the one shown here. It is designed to be pushed down to stop the drain, and pushed again to pop up and unstop the drain. ...
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Is a 1x6 enough to secure a wall mount sink?

I'm doing a mild bathroom remodel and plan to install a wall mount sink since it's a small half bath and that would open the room up. I had originally planned to install a 2x6 between two wall studs ...
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Any way to fix old rusted utility sink drain?

https://imgur.com/a/a37rvbW My old (1940) house has a basement utility sink that has started to leak at the drain (shown in picture). Is there a way to replace the section that is rusted or do I have ...
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Why can the gurgling sound of water only be heard when it's disappeared down a drain, and not before?

In lots of sinks that I've used, I've noticed that the water makes a gurgling sound when it has all disappeared down the drain - however, the gurgling sound can only be heard after all of the water ...
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Is it normal for a lever-style tap to only introduce cold water into the mix when it's at a higher level?

I have a lever tap fitted to one of the sinks in my property; up/down controls the speed of the water flow, and left/right the temperature - further left is hotter, and right is cooler. I've noticed ...
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How can I remove a stuck pivot rod from a popup sink drain?

I cannot get the pivot rod out to remove my bathroom sink stopper assembly. I unscrewed the nut easily enough. The ball part doesn't seem stuck but the rod will not come out. Every post/youtube video/...
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How can I extend the rough-in drain away from the wall?

I installed a new bathroom vanity and sink, and the sink is a slightly different size than the old one. As such, the tailpiece for the new sink doesn't line up with the existing drain line coming out ...
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rubber gasket under bathroom sink leak

Need temp.fix, seal until January when I'll replace the whole thing. Replacing gasket might not be possible due to age and state of the whole thing.
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Can I place a vessel sink over integral sink without cutting out existing sink. I

If I bring counter top to level can I place a vessel sink over existing one?
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In which direction do I unscrew this utility sink faucet to replace the washers?

This utility sink has a slow drip from the end of the spout. This should be easily fixed by replacing the rubber washers in the levers, however the phillips screws, shown further below, seem very ...
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Why did my sink drain blockage clear after several weeks?

Recently I installed a new kitchen in a flat in a very old house (1830s) in a neighbourhood known for sagging pipes. The old pipes up to the soil stack were cleaned by a pro, after the kitchen was ...
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Is purchasing a valve necessary when shopping for a bathroom faucet?

A product page for a bathroom sink states a "rough in valve" must be purchased separately for the purpose of installation. I wasn't sure if I really needed that because I am just going to replace my ...
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Installing drain saddle for Reverse Osmosis (RO) system in brass metal pipes

I am trying to install a reverse osmosis RO system under the kitchen sink. The pipes are all metal (brass, I suppose but not sure). where can I install the drain saddle? The instructions with the RO ...
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What could cause a wall mounted sink to fail?

I went to the restroom before I was gonna eat at the restaurant after using the restroom I flushed and attended to the sink to wash my hands as I put just the pressure of my elbows on the sink to ...
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Venting a double kitchen sink (converting from an S trap to a P trap with AAV in a tight space)

I'm replacing my double kitchen sink and replacing an S trap with a P trap. There is no vent nearby that I can tie into easily, so I'm going with an under sink AAV. Issue is, I don't have much space ...
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How to fix sink disposal leaking problem?

Since yesterday my sink disposal has kept leaking. I took a video. Please advise how to fix it. Thanks Video
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Seal bathroom sink drain to vanity/wall

I'd like to seal the hole in the wall/vanity where the drain goes to. I assume there is some sort of circle cap that I could glue there. The reason is that I feel a current of air going out of there....
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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 ...