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Is There a DIY Way of Fitting This Attachment to My Bathroom Tap?

I want to attach this shower hose attachment to my bathroom tap. It's a two-way system that lets you use the water through the tap or the shower head. Unfortunately the sizes don't match. The hose has ...
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Why is my mixer tap/faucet slow to switch off?

I have a 4-year-old mixer tap/faucet in my kitchen, and until recently the water would stop flowing immediately when the tap was switched off. Now the water continues to flow for a few seconds when ...
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Is this a threaded tap? If so, what is the best way to unscrew it without damaging it?

So this is the tap I have and I’d like to attach an accessory to it. I believe it is threaded and I should be able to unscrew the existing head to be able to use the threads, but I don’t know how to ...
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Leaking Ball Valve

I have a Ball Valve that's leaking on some piping that I'm working on for an irrigation project. In the image, it's the one with the pink square around it. I bought 3 of them from Home Depot, all ...
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Quarter turn bathroom tap: Valve removal

I am dealing with a bathroom tap and wanting to replace the quarter turn tap valve as the tap is leaking. Here is the tap (I cannot find any brand details) Here is a close up of the cold tap: I can ...
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How to remove stuck wall tap spindle?

I've been trying to remove our laundry tap spindle but it won't budge at all: I'm using a pipe wrench (to grip on the spindle body) and have already tried WD40, but it's still stuck solid. I've ...
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Is it good idea to use repair tape to block water from constantly dripping?u

My faucet in the shower started to drip. Till the plumber coming to fix it I thought to mitigate a bit by shutting off the pipe. I bought a tape similar to repair tape. So if I put tape in the faucet (...
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Incorrect shower tap handle

The shower tap I’m looking at is a two control one: one for hot/cold and one for pressure/tub/shower. The hot/cold works fine, but the other one is not gripping correctly. The only way the current ...
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How can I tighten nut under kitchen sink

My kitchen tap has come loose from the sink and I'm having trouble tightening it back up. This is what it looks like. I need to tighten the nut, but the problem I'm having is there is not enough ...
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Would using a Y hose connector to join rain barrel water with tap water be a good idea to boost the water pressure?

Something like this: but with it designed for the opposite flow of water. I have a rain barrel that is usually at least half full and it provides enough pressure to use but it's not enough to water ...
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What Is The Name of this Washer?

I have changed the cartridge on a tap and in the process have ruined the washer that sits between the very base of the tap and the sink, I am referring to the ring at the base in this image which is ...
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Franke Ascona kitchen tap dripping with intermittent flow

My Franke Ascona kitchen tap (only 2.5 yrs old) recently started dripping from the faucet. Pretty sure it’s the hot side that’s dripping as water is tepid or room temp rather than ice cold. Dismantled ...
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Connecting Aluminum Angle using Screws

I am trying to join 2 pieces of Aluminum angles (6061, 90 degree, 1/16" thick) together using this self-driving screw: Extra-Wide Rounded Head Drilling Screws for Metal #8 1/2" length From McMaster ...
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How to dismantle this mixer tap?

I have this kitchen sink mixer tap, which is leaking from where the neck meets the main body, whenever it's turned on, (either hot or cold). So what I'm trying to do is remove the neck so that I can ...
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Tap keeps dripping even after reseating - broken?

I've replaced the washer in the tap and used a reseating tool, but when I feel with my finger there's what appears to be a "notch" in the area the tap washer would be pressing down on. Picture is ...
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Re-tapping M3 to 6-32 UNC [closed]

I have an issue with a project. I have some 6-32 UNC screws that I need to use. I won't get too far into specifics but this is standardized and I cannot use any other screw. The problem I am having is ...
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How do I fix a hot tap that doesn't turn on properly anymore?

The hot tap on our bath seems to be getting harder and harder to turn on, to the point where now it only turns a tiny bit and hardly any water can get through. How do I fix this? I've taken a couple ...
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Help with Grohe tap

I bought a Grohe tap. There is something in the instruction manual (which contains only pictures), which I am unable to figure out what is about. It is on third page, first figure. What they want to ...
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What's the correct name for this type of bath and shower mixer tap?

I'm looking for a way to find a certain type of tap but I'm not native English and have no idea of the terminology, or even what I need exists... Wall has 2 pipe endings, 15cm apart. I need one big ...
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Shower problem: Can't turn off hot water

I turned the tap fully clockwise, as usual, to turn of the water. Still, a significant volume of hot water continued to flow. I removed the tap handles and used some locking pliers to twist the ...
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Outdoor tap won't close completely

My outdoor tap seized up and wouldn't close. It was gushing water. I bought a new one and replaced it. It's a cheap one from Bunnings (link, but male instead of female), screwed on to the pipe with ...
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Water taps open and running water when I come home

I've had two occurances where I've come home from work to find my bath taps open and gushing water, even though they were off when I left for work. First time it was both hot and cold taps, yesterday ...
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bridge tap and internet connection?

we have a problem with our internet connection. it is not stable and not as fast as it can be... Our provider suggested we contact an electrician to " break" (?) The bridge tap. According to him, it ...
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Is this my stopcock / stop valve?

I need to locate my stopcock / stop valve, but am not sure how to find it. I live in a flat the UK, within a house which has been converted into three flats. However, after looking at pictures of ...
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Water from bathroom basin taps flow changes

Please firstly excuse my stupidity if this is a simple matter..... But I wonder if someone could tell me why the flow of the hot water reduces when I turn on the cold tap (they are separate, although ...
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remove old brass tap

I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to remove this type of tap in my bathroom. It is leaking and it gets worse and worse everyday so I'd thought of replacing the washer. What are the next steps?
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water tap leaking, loosen the nut

A water tap located in the basement is leaking when tap is opened. I inspected the tap, hoping that tightening nut would help, but it seems that the nut is sort of "soldered", i.e. it won't move: ...
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How can I fix a leaky tap (exterior of the house) that I can't turn off the water source?

I have a leaky tap that's dripping water. I saw many videos teaching people how to fix it. However, the first step always involves turning off the water source from the inside. I have two water ...
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Why does water randomly come out of the kitchen tap every now and then

Sometimes the taps have a little bit of water come out for a few seconds while I'm just sat around not doing anything with the sink
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washing machine set ( Australia ) connectors' position

I needed to replace the old with the new one. http://www.bunnings.com.au/estilo-chrome-washing-machine-set_p5003030 My problem is that I didn't manage to screw it exactly tight for the connectors to ...
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How to remove tap valve within shroud (Franke ascona mixer tap)

I'm trying to replace the cold tap valve on a Franke Ascona mixer tap. The valve is slightly recessed in a non removable shroud. The new replacement valve fits a standard 14mm socket set which I can ...
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How can I remove the ends of this tap spout?

I'm trying to find a shower that fits these taps but with no success.I have seen showers with ends that screw into the tap spout but I don't know how to remove the black plastic ends that are already ...
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How to remove the cap/plate/cover off this tap

I've got a stuck cold water tap on the mixer tap below. If I could get the cover off the tap I'd be okay from that point I think but it's not budging. I've sprayed plenty of WD40 into the sides of ...
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How often should the red fibre body washer be replaced in a tap?

Should the red fibre body washer be replaced as well when you disassemble a tap to replace the tape valve and "O" ring as a convenient mean to update all the wearable parts or do they last much longer ...
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Cannot undo tap/Faucet to replace washer

my mixer tap started to drip and has got worse to the point I have to turn off the water at the mains. I got the knobs off but despite using lots of penetrating oil (WD40) and leaving it for 24 then ...
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How to prevent leaving hot tap/faucet running?

Occasionally one of us in our house leaves the hot tap/faucet running, and sometimes this can be overnight, which is costly. Any good ideas on how to prevent this? So far I've thought of these: Set ...
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Replace o-ring on Ideal Standard 'Silver' Bidet

Ideal Standard 'Silver' Bidet has this little swivelling nozzle on the spout. The o-ring on this deteriorated over time, leading first to leakage around the nozzle, then it came off all together. ...
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How do I remove this tap valve?

how to remove tap valve? Any suggestions?
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Help name or identify tap valve without rubber.

I have a leaking shower at home and decided to try and fix it today. When I opened the tap I found a small metal valve with no rubber on it at all. Instead it had a metal ridge around the edge. The ...
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Leaking tap after seat recutting

I installed brand new Automatic washing machine taps, recut the washer seats & what I thought was impossible, happened... it still leaked. I cut the seats again with a new seat cutter.... still ...
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DIY machinist drilling problem

I have a metal part of a bandsaw that had a machine screw head break off. I drilled a hole and used an extraction bit and it also broke off. Due to poorly executed attempts to drill again (so I can ...
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How can I screw a small threaded rod in a bigger hole?

I have a M6 x 1 hollow threaded rod, which I want to screw into a metal block (which I obtained from an old dysfunctional machine of the same type). The metal block's hole (its an un-threaded hole) in ...
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standard garden tap size (US)

I am building a garden irrigation system which is directly connected to a tap. In Europe the garden taps are usually BSP 3/4" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Standard_Pipe). It would be great to ...
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Does a bad screw require changing the tap itself?

The guardian doesn't quite show the internals of a traditional tap, and the plumber I usually call, couldn't come today. The new plumber says that since the drive of the screw on the tap is ruined, I'...
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Need to know the name of this toilet wall faucet (thing)

I moved to a new place and trying to install the washing machine. The wall faucet for water supply in toilet does not seem to have a handle. I cannot find the name of this type of faucet (not even ...
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Removing a vintage plastic tap head

I have plastic tap covers (kitchen sink) which need replacing as they are mouldy inside and cracked ..... but I cannot access the screw which I can see through the plastic top.... maybe they are '...
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Why does my shower keep alternating between freezing and boiling by itself?

A little while ago our totally fine bath/shower tap unit broke in our bath. Our landlord's plumber installed a new one and since then we've had big problems. Steps to reproduce: We get in the shower, ...
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Imperial to Metric Tap Thread Adapter

We had been using this basin shower head attachment happily for a while, until a plumber came to replace the taps due to a leakage. The new taps (like the old ones) happen to be a pair of hot and cold ...
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How to fix a tap where the handle has fallen off

I have the following tap / faucet: As you can see, it's seen better days. The handle of it was composed of four plastic interlocking pieces which have, piece by piece, broken off. We're due to get ...
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Tighting taps under kitchen sink doesn't cut off water supply

I have a set of taps similar to these under the kitchen sink that lead to a single mixer tap. My issue is when I try to turn off the water supply via these (trying both directions) it still flows ...