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How do I remove this part of my flexibal faucet (or do I have to at all?

I have bought this kitchen sink faucet garden hose adapter so I can set up a simple irrigation system for my balcony garden. It seems relatively straightforward, but all the tutorial videos I can find ...
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Sink backup 14 story condo

I live in a 14 story condo building. My kitchen sink has been backing up when I am not using it. It smells like dishwasher detergent and it’s bubbly. Our building plumber ran the main line and said ...
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Double vanity, one sink drains slowly

Pics show waste and vents above floor and below. The drain on the right connects to the main waste pipe. (It’s near enough that it doesn’t need a separate vent.) The one on the left has a vent with a ...
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Kitchen spout thread sizes, American and Metric

I am trying to adapt metric to kitchen spout which has male threads and an aerator. What are likely metric sizes? I thought the metric equivalent of normal aerator was 22mm. That is a bit too small....
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Sink drain is slightly misaligned relative to trap

The drain under the bottom of my sink, and the upwards section of the trap that is supposed to meet it, are misaligned—but by much less than other examples I can find online, including here. Looks to ...
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Can I still install an undermount sink if the quartz cutout is as big as the cabinet width?

I’m looking to replace my drop in sink with an undermount and was told it was doable in general. However I looked under the sink and it looks like the width of the cutout runs against the edge of the ...
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Black sludge in bathroom sink pipe

I noticed the bathroom sink was draining slowly. Our 12-year-old likes to get muddy and then we soak her clothes in that sink, so I thought maybe it was just a bit of mud or debris. But no... I took ...
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Is it possible to make garbage disposal drainage pipe longer without effecting P-Trap?

I am installing a water filtration system under my kitchen sink. The filtration system requires a small drainage line to be drilled into the vertical drainage pipe from my disposal to the P-Trap (See ...
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How do I remove this sink faucet handle?

I tried to remove this handle to soak it in vinegar because buildup of gunk has made it difficult to turn. Little did I suspect I wouldn’t be able to remove this. The handle itself doesn’t appear to ...
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Kitchen sink water not draining though there is no clogging

I'm reaching out to you all in a bit of a panic as I'm facing a perplexing issue with my kitchen sink and dishwasher. Recently, I noticed that the water in my kitchen sink was not draining properly. ...
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How to remove stuff from sink

So when I bought my house the bathtubs and sinks were both reglazed (for some reason). I am not sure what it was "reglazed" with, I am just using that term for simplicity. I had the bathtub ...
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Could I use this Sanitary tee with left and right inlet?

My toilet, sink, and tub are all tied in to a cast iron Wye, and my sink is not vented so I want to re arrange the plumbing. Would this setup be up to code using a left and right side inlets facing ...
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How to remove bathroom sink water supply hose in tight space

I'm attempting to change out a leaky water supply hose on my bathroom sink. Unfortunately, while I was able to disconnect the hose from the water shut off valve, none of my tools are small enough to ...
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How can I remove my bathroom sink stopper?

I bought a house where the drain plug doesn't work properly in my bathroom. I want to replace it with a plug that can be removed so that I can put a SinkShroom (just like TubShroom, but smaller) to ...
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In a sink drain stopper lift - Is there a more robust way of connecting the lift rod to the lift strap besides the tightening nut?

I have a standard lift rod and lift rod strap conected by a tightening nut. The issue is that no matter how tight I make the nut, since the lift rod strap wire is a bit thinner than the holes in the ...
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Bathroom sink not fitting flush tailpipe was cut

Bathroom sink and faucet was replaced .Tail pipe was long cut it shorter but sink won't sit flush withcounter When I install flange and tail piece from above rather than on topsink is flush. I am ...
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What do you call a threaded sink strainer that doesn't seal when screwed-in?

Is there a keyword I can use to identify a type of sink strainer that screws into place such that it still allows water to flow when it's tightened (by hand)? I'm looking for a sink strainer for my ...
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How do you remove the aerator from a Hans Grohe kitchen faucet/sprayer?

How do you disassemble this sprayer head to replace (or at least clean) the aerator? It says "Hans Grohe" on the front base of the faucet, but I can't find a model number. It was a "...
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Can I cap one of two drain lines under my kitchen sink?

My kitchen sink is a double, and I wanted to convert it to a single. However, pretty much every guide I find shows that most doubles use the same p trap, while my sink has a separate p trap and wall ...
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How Do I Get Scratches Out of Faucet Finish?

A large metal dish I was washing in my sink ended up putting some scratches in the left side of the faucet base, but I haven't been able to get them out. I put one of those buffer pad attachments on ...
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Sink pop-up stopper lift rod comes loose too easily

In my bathroom sink, the lift rod for the pop-up stopper is affixed to the "clevis strap" (aka "extension bar") by a "clevis screw". Currently the rod is loose. I know ...
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How to fill space between sink and wall?

Between my kitchen sink and wall there is a type of plaster that is falling apart. I'm not sure what material it is, but I would like to remove it all together and put something new. Could you tell me ...
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How to remove bathroom sink faucet handle?

Need to fix a leaking bathroom sink faucet. Managed to remove the handle. How to get the cartridge out? I can’t seem to remove the handle base, nor remove the nut that holds the cartridge in place. ...
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How to install a P-Trap with no offset and minimal horizontal travel

Hey professional plumbers (of which I am not). I am looking to replace the P-trap on a new kitchen sink install but I'm running into issues with the spacing for the p-trap. We are converting from a ...
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Aerator/Diffusor for irregular bathroom faucet

My bathroom sink's water flow is too high at max output, and the sink is fairly flat. This causes water to splash all over the place when it hits the sink. The faucet is a Toto, flat-shaped, with a ...
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Faucet aerator's inside part popped out after increasing home's water pressure

This already happened a little while ago. We had an older Soviet era water pump with less water pressure which broke and we had to replace it with a new one. We replaced it with a modern one which has ...
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New Garbage Disposal Turns on, makes a clank sound and turns off

I recently installed a new garbage disposal under my sink. it is hardwired under the sink (with an on and off button on the junction box) and there is a switch above the sink. I've tested it for leaks ...
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Why does sink leak when clogged but doesn't during normal operation - and how to fix?

Problem: Kitchen sink leaks only when there is a backup/clog in the main sewer line. Otherwise, during normal operation: dishwasher, food processor, cleaning dishes, there are no issues. Question: How ...
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Identity Bathroom Sink Faucet Cartridge

Trying to identify what type of cartridge this is to replace it due to a leak. This is the cold water side. No shut-off valve so have to turn the water completely off to take it out. Has a metal plate ...
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Can I replace the swivel elbow of a p trap with a straight pipe

Can I replace the swivel part of a ptrap with a straight connection right into the drains of my two sink bowls? Basically like in the picture. The red line shows where the threaded swivel connection ...
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Sink Drain Stopper Removal - Cannot Unscrew a piece of plastic is stopping me from unscrewing it

I am trying to unscrew the connector for the sink drain stopper, but a piece of plastic is in the way. I am not sure how they got it on the first place with this plastic in the way.
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What can I do to fix a sink trap that's too low?

So I installed a new undermount deeper sink that messed up my plumbing. I had to cut/cap one of the wall drain to make room for the garbage disposal. So now I only have one drain to work with. I ...
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How can I check if my sink drain is properly trapped and vented without opening walls?

This is another question in my series of understanding my drain/sewer. I have a bathroom sink with a p-trap that enters the bathroom wall. Underneath the bathroom is a basement where I see the pipe ...
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Maximum distance between sink basket and floor outlet pipe

I am installing double bowl sink on the benchtop. I am not sure what maximum length is allowed between trap below the sink and pipe outlet on the floor?
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Is there any way to replace this laundy sink with a toilet without major renovations?

Looking to replace this basement laundry sink with a toilet. Definitely do not want to break into the concrete, and would prefer not to open the wall behind. Drain pipe from sink is 14 inches from the ...
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Faucet gets loose and has to be hand tightened every couple of weeks

I'm visiting my parents in a few days and need some plumbing help. They have a faucet in the in their kitchen that was solid for a couple of years, but then suddenly earlier this year it gets loose ...
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Kitchen sink not draining *immediately* upon moving in. Confused what advice applies to us!

This is a question that’s been asked quite a few times but every sink seems a little different. I just moved into a house and within 2 days of moving in the kitchen sink stopped draining… I’ve plunged ...
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Downstairs Sink Connection to Upstairs Drain and AAV Advice

I'm adding a kitchenette to my basement and am looking to tie into the existing drain line for the upstairs sink to add the new sink. The sink upstairs is not roof-vented, but has an AAV. My thought ...
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Dual kitchen sink is draining very slow

my cousin-in law's sink is draining very slow. I believe it is because she has been washing guinea pig grass/hay or something else down the sink, and now there is a blockage(s) somewhere. After some ...
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Bathroom sink overflow leak

I recently replaced the drain in my bathroom sink. Shortly after, it began leaking from the overflow, right where that brown spot is. It looks like it’s been patched in the past, can this be patched ...
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Can I connect PEX to any sink shutoff valve?

Had to disconnect my dishwasher for a kitchen project, my existing supply line is in bad shape, bought one of those Dishwasher kits that uses PEX (see https://www.homedepot.com/p/SharkBite-1-2-in-...
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What replacement part is needed to reattach the kitchen sink spray nozzle to its hose?

The head of my sink's spray nozzle came off and I'm not sure what I need to fix it. The end of the hose has just a removable hexagonal cap but really no way to attach to the nozzle as the hose doesn'...
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Bathroom Vanity Without Baseboard Behind It

I'm trying to figure out what is in normal spectrum of work for baseboards underneath/behind a bathroom vanity. Our contractor used baseboards around the side of the vanity, but left it off the wall ...
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Water pressure in sink is low after plumber came to fix shower water pressure

We had low water pressure in our showers. Plumber came the first time, replaced the water pressure regulator. This did not fix the issue. Plumber came the second time. Turns out we had 2 water ...
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What tools do I need to replace this rusted p trap

This sink is draining very slowly but this p trap seems rusted. What tools and part would I need to remove this? Tried pliers and nothing seems to budge.
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Hacking an IKEA Bathroom Sink/Cabinet (ENHET / TVÄLLEN) - Possible?

Is there any way to "hack" this ENHET / TVÄLLEN combination so that you could have a long benchtop sitting on the cabinet (extending for a meter to the right), and then cut out a hole in the ...
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What is causing a smell from under my bathroom sink?

(I'll preface this by saying I'm not an experienced DIYer, especially with plumbing, but this seemed to be the best place to post this question. Hoping someone can help!) I've had a sporadic smell, ...
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How to elongate IKEA sink downspout to reach P trap U pipe?

I inherited an IKEA sink and plumbing (boooo), and today I took it apart to clean it out due to clogging. Unfortunately, it is now leaking no matter how hard I try to put it back together. I believe ...
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Replacing a KitchenAid Superba KDC-37 SST that is part of an Electric Sink [duplicate]

I'm removing my old Kitchenaid Superba by Hobart model KDC-37 SST. This came as one unit that consists of the cabinet, dishwasher and sink/drainboard. All new dishwashers are not really slide in ...
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How do I pull out a stuck facet cartridge adapter?

I have a black adapter for a facet cartridge that is stuck. I’ve tried to pull it out but it doesn’t budge as it’s been a few years since it’s been installed. Any advice on how to get it unstuck? Ps I ...
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