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Quick-Connect for 3/8 Supply Line to Dishwasher?

I’m stuck in a situation where I have a very small kitchen and have to store a portable dishwasher below the counter. Having to crawl under the sink with a wrench to disconnect the dishwasher from the ...
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Removing plastic bits stuck in shower valve?

I'm trying to replace a broken shower cartridge (AFAICT, a Moen 1222). However, removing it was exceedingly difficult and it turns out this is because the very back part of the cartridge actually ...
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Can angle valves point to any direction without causing issues?

I just installed angle valve with a 1/2 inch male thread in order to install my washing machine inlet hose, the valve opens and closes up by turning the knob 90 degrees. It is very similar to this one:...
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Shower Valve Identification Help

We bought a "fixer-upper" and I had to demo the bath/shower tile as the grout had failed. I am trying to identify the shower valve and hoping to buy a bath faucet that is compatible. Looks ...
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Water valve not shutting off - how and what to replace?

What is the name of this valve? I know speedy valves and quarter valves, but I don't know the specific name of that one. It opens and closes but when fully closed, water is still running. After ...
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Is there supposed to be a black ring in a toilet supply valve?

My valve wasn’t shutting so I tried the plastic stem replacement kit. Seemed to go well but the valve started leaking when I turned the water back on. There looks to be a black ring inside the valve. ...
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Mystery threading on broken compressor output valve

I have this compressor valve which dates from 2009. It got screwed on too hard and finally split. I'm looking to replace it either by another such valve or just an adapter to 1/4" NPT. I'm just ...
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Advice and/or Resources for Identifying Tub & Shower Valves

Based on similar questions, it seems that there are some folks out there who have a preternatural talent for identifying plumbing parts -- or access to a secret database of descriptive features... ...
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Replacing Main Water Shutoff Valve / Handle

Maybe uniquely, this is what my home's main water shutoff is like. It's the one with the red handle that is askew when completely open due to a pervious owner re-orienting the handle (yes, annoying). ...
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Should the shower valve inside the wall ever get wet?

I suspect a leak inside a shower wall in my new rental because of the crumbling drywall on the very bottom and high moisture meter readings. The plumbers came in and opened the wall and found no ...
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hot water system overflows after repairs

Our water system was making a thudding noise when we ran the tap. Called a plumber and they installed a hammer arrester, which fixed the thudding. However, we now get a large amount of water coming ...
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Water valve type under sink

I’ve moved into another house and am unfamiliar with its type of pipe. My previous house had copper pipes. What type of pipe and valve is this? The valve doesn’t work anymore (closing it doesn’t fully ...
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Is this a gas line or water line in my kitchen?

I just purchased and older home and I’m looking to install the refrigerator. I’m the space where the fridge is designated to go there is the piping coming out of the wall. The oven is on the opposite ...
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Not enough room for water stop valve below kitchen sink

I'm updating some of the piping below my kitchen sink and trying to understand options to repair a water stop valve that was broken when we moved in. The stop valve's wheel was separated and laying on ...
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Leaky shutoff valve - Main to outdoor backyard

I have a shutoff valve in my basement that leads to outside backyard. I closed that valve during winter and I just opened it to water my newly seeded lawn. Upon opening the valve, I noticed that the ...
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Sewer pump check valve gurgling noise

Just replaced the stock Everbilt check valve that was making loud clunk at the end of cycle. This new one eliminated the clunking, however a new gurgling sound can be heard when the pump first turns ...
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Bleed valve location

Can’t tell if this is the bleed valve with so many layers of paint on this radiator.
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What size shutoff valve do I need for my dishwasher supply?

My dishwasher came with a 3/8" hose. The prior dishwasher had a bigger hose, possibly 1/2". I also found that the water shut off valve leading to the dishwasher is leaking, so I would like ...
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Grohe shower valve - cartridge replacement, need help identifying replacement part

I have this Grohe shower valve from 2000 and cartridge needs to be replaced. A few places i called, they said they need to know the part number and the number I am seeing on one picture doesn't seem ...
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Wall hydrant can't handle back pressure, sprays 4 spokes when opened

The house and faucet are 11 years old, never had trouble. Also: I never closed the lines during winter, as I understand that those round cylinders on top mean they can handle expanding ice? When I ...
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Moen 1225 replacement w/ new shower handle

Replaced a 1225 Moen Cartridge along with a new pull out/push in handle. After trying 3 different handles I am still having no success with finishing up this job. The problem is after installing the ...
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How do I fix a noisy humidistat/relay?

I have a Rudd furnace with a Honeywell home humidistat. It seems like when the humidity in the house get to the same setting that the humidistat is set to, that the relay opens and closes about a ...
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Why is my washing machine intermittently stopping before the rinse cycle?

I have a top load Estate washing machine (model number TAWS700RQ3). Sometimes the washer will stop before the rinse cycle and if I unplug and reboot it, it will complete the cycle and sometime it'll ...
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How to fix dripping faucet after disassembling valve?

This is my followup question from Leaky faucet, how to disassemble this valve? which I was finally able to disassemble. However, now my question is, what made this "leaky" and dripping? How ...
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Shower valve has the screw corroded and I cannot replace it

My shower valve was falling apart and when I tried to replaced, the internal screw was so corroded that I could not take it out. I tried to use a dangle screw extractor, but it did not work. Please ...
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Leaky faucet, how to disassemble this valve?

I have a leaky faucet (only hot water is leaking). I turned off the supply and managed to remove the outer covers. It looks like this: However, I can't figure out how to disassemble further to ...
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How are these toilet valves attached?

I will be replacing the ~25-year-old multi-turn valves and supply lines for my toilets and am wondering: if the current ones are sweated on? if they are, then when I replace with new valves if that ...
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What size should a threaded coupler/fitting be if angle valve inlet is sized 1/2"(2cm)?

I plan to get these parts: Just unsure if the coupler is the correct size for the angle valve inlet. The shop does also sell one that is 3/4(2.5cm). For more context, the angle valve that leads up to ...
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Would an automatic bleeder resolve condo heat problems?

Please bear with me as I am trying to help a senior citizen with no heat for over a week in NJ. She lives in an old (built 1966) multiple unit apartment condo where each unit is individually owned. ...
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Baseboard heater - bleeder valve and?

A plumber installed the following - see picture. I have no plumbing knowledge, but I believe the bigger piece (on the left) is an air "bleeding" valve but what is that red pull valve on the ...
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Can this drain valve be repacked?

Can this valve be packed? I've got two of them and they both leak from the stem if they are even cracked open. On most valves the stem packing nut screws down over threads on the valve, compressing ...
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Is the bleeder valve on top of the air separator above the expansion tank supposed to stay open?

I have a Navien hot water heater, it looses pressure slowly and external low water light comes on. I noticed the bleeder valve on top of the air separator is closed. If I open it, air comes out high ...
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Do I need to replace the autofill valve on my oil water heater?

I have a ~20 years old Weil-McLain Gold oil boiler connected to the forced hot water baseboard heating system in a 2-story house (two zones with separate pumps, one for every floor). The same heater ...
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Smart Toilet bi-stable solenoid valve acting strange -what could be the reason and the fix?

I have a smart toilet (Ove Stan) that is built using this valve Here is the valve manufacturer page but I can't say exactly which one of those is my valve. It is acting strange as described below. I ...
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Having difficulty removing nipple from gas valve

I'm trying to replace a gas range and hook up the new flex line, but I haven't been able to get the old nipple out of the valve. I've tried using a nipple extractor but haven't had any luck. I'm ...
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Radiator valve will not close

This summer, I had a leaking radiator valve be replaced by a plumber. He then fitted the existing thermostatic head on the new valve, as it worked fine. Now that it's winter, it appears that the new ...
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Troubleshooting water hammer issues in heating system with TRVs on radiators

Sorry that my first post has to be a long one... Update: two radiators in bypass do not solve the issue The water hammer noises have certainly decreased, but I've heard them again closing a hot water ...
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What is this valve for?

It's located on the first floor closet of a two story home build in late 1990. I takes 5 turns to completely open and close and can't hear anything flowing when turned. It does not shutoff water to ...
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Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve Leaking

As it got cold outside (not sure if this has anything to do with it), water heater pressure relief valve started dripping water after long hot showers. Trying to figure out if it's just the valve ...
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Can you use a 2 terminal furnace gas valve on a 4 terminal furnace gas valve?

How can I hook up a 2 wire terminal furnace gas valve to a 4 wire terminal furnace gas valve? Why are there 2 wire and 4 wire terminal furnace gas valves
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What type of shower valve do I have?

1960s era house, valve is likely original.
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Replace shut off valve under kitchen sink

I would like to request the information to replace the typical 2 shut off valves with thread connection, one for cold water, the other one for hot water(see in the following picture) that located ...
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Need help identifying stem, replacing tub stem assembly 1920s

Trying to replace two stem assemblies from what appears to be original 1920s tub as they are leaking. Bonnet of one stem is rounded so is stuck (separate issue). The other one I pulled out and am ...
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What is the name for the valve that can fully control the flow between 3 points?

I'm looking for a valve that has four states redirecting the water flow as such: (Valve is positioned at the junction of the three pipes) What is the name for the valve that does this? 3-way or 4-way?...
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Outdoor kitchen cold water supply hookup and housing

I need to hookup a recently installed outdoor kitchen faucet and two (total) hose bibs from an existing 1/2" galvanized pipe to the exterior. In summary - 3 locations: hose bib attached to home ...
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How to remove Giacomini plastic radiator valve head?

I want to remove the white plastic valve head (so I can replace it with a smart wi-fi controlled one), but I can't figure out how. Simply pulling it doesn't work. Edit! I managed to get the top part ...
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Hot water heated T&P valve fully opened itself flooding my garage

My main question: should I do more debugging or is it safe to assume I just need to replace the T&P valve? My issue seems more extreme than most videos/articles about fixing a leaking valve and I ...
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Removing soldered valve

I’m trying to replace my pedestal sink with a newer sink. While trying to disconnect the water line to the sink, I noticed that the valve stem is soldered into the valve itself. Also, the stem is not ...
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Why would Samsung dishwasher door angle control the inlet valve?

My Samsung dishwasher is not filling with water, but it doesn't notice and runs cycles to completion completely dry. While troubleshooting, I found that it works fine if the door is open, with the ...
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Do I have freeze-proof hose bibs?

I’m winterizing my home and tried shutting the inside valves to the outside hose bibs. The inside valves wouldn’t shut completely so I was like, crap, I’ll need a plumber to replace these, but someone ...
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