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Can this valve be used for water?

A water valve cracked today at my house and had to call a plumber. He replaced it with a gas valve (yellow handle). He said he uses gas valves because they are better quality. What he installed looks ...
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What tool is used to tighten a short pipe nipple?

What tool is used to tighten a short 1/2” x 1 1/2” nipple that screws into a shower valve behind the wall? Well a nipple extractor work if you turn it in the opposite direction (clockwise )?
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Did a pressure spike cause this valve body to crack in half?

So I'm down in the basement last night and hear water running. Turns out I've got water spraying out from a pipe located above the water heater. The water was jetting out from a valve I installed 4 ...
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Where are the Interior water valves for my outdoor hose bibs?

I live in a condo in Northeast Ohio. No basement, small patio with outside hose bibs. Interior wall has corner gas fireplace. I and two plumbers have searched everywhere for the interior valves to ...
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Why is my dishwasher drain pump constantly running?

We have a late 1960's Kitchenaid Superba (by Hobart) dishwasher. Problem: the drain operates continuously, so the dishwasher can never fill with water. (The water comes in, but it's immediately ...
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Remove shower faucet face plate

How do I remove the face plate on my shower faucet? There is a lip I cannot get over without damaging it. Thanks
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Shut off valve turned on - no water flow

My faucet drain stop needed fixing, I went below the sink, shut off the valves. After turning the shut off valves back on, no water flows through the faucet. Both hot and cold worked fine before ...
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How do I use this valve properly?

I have a valve in my heating system that I don't understand. I have searched on the internet but I haven't been able to find any information on it. What I do know is that the valve's purpose is that ...
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Is it possible to get high flow shower mixing valves in the United States?

I have to source a mixing valve for a shower that is being built. It will probably have a shower head that is at least 3 GPM. The problem is that as I understand it, most mixing valves on the market ...
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Pressure Reducing Valve at water meter--need some assistance--how install, what parts, tools. Newbie

How to put in PRV Valve 12 foot after home water meter. Thanks for your kind help. I may end up hiring a plumber but for $600 that 2 neighbors spent, I wonder if this is something I can do myself or ...
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Tankless water heater plumbing: neutralized condensate and pressure relief valve

Hello recently my old 50gal gas water heater developed a crack and started leaking. I replaced it with a tank-less gas heater. Everything is good, I installed the proper intake an exhaust with 3in ...
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Can I turn the water off at the street to work on my plumbing?

My angle valves under sink are hard to reach with garbage disposal in the way. Can I turn the water off at the street to change parts in faucet, or will this drain my gas hot water tank?
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Can this valve be removed?

Where would wrenches go? Does it need to be cut?
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Backup manual mixing valve to a digital thermostatic valve?

Is it possible, and if so has anyone actually plumbed a manual mixing valve as a backup to a digital thermostatic valve (e.g Moen U)? I have read about the battery backup option but thought about ...
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Single handle faucet problems

We have a single handle faucet in our kitchen sink, it started having issues where the water flow would sometimes be fine, sometimes non at all, or somewhere in between, at random, but almost never ...
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1/2“ OD Compression to 1/2” barb fitting?

I have a 1/2" copper pipe which has a 1/2" nom compression x 1/2" OD compression stop on it. I'd like to be able to put a 1/2" barb fitting to connect this to a hose. I can't find anything which ...
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How can I ensure an angle valve points in the direction I want it to? [duplicate]

This may sound silly but after a few home improvement projects involving minor plumbing tasks (like changing faucets) this has always bothered me. I'm going to talk about the specific example of an ...
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Why does a tub spout leak

Why does a tub spout leak. Brand new combo shower tub valve and tub spout. Will slowly leak over a few days before completely dries out, about a tablespoon. The plumber came back and replaced the ...
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Knob/handle to turn shower diverter valve

Handle for diverter valve. The plastic has split and will no longer turn the spindle which is 5 mm in diameter with a flat. The handle/ knob does not need to look like this one. I just want to be able ...
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What is the proper hole size in tile backer for a shower valve?

How big does the hole in the backer board need to be around the shower valve? My current hole is big enough to remove the cartridge clip. What is the purpose of the large hole pictured in the ...
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Shower Tub Valve leaking from behind cartridge

I have a Delta shower/tub valve which controls water flow to our tub (with a diverter that can be switched to shower). There is a slow leak from the tub faucet which I am trying to repair. This ...
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Small leak in bathtub valve stem (hot)

I replaced the valve stems in my bathtub yesterday. When screwing in both the cold and diverter stems, they slowly got tighter and tighter as I went (as expected). However, with the hot stem there ...
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Do I need a mixing valve in my boiler/water heater system?

My hot water seems to run out sooner in the winter than in the warmer months. This has been the case for the 5 years I’ve lived here. Last year seemed worse and this year though seems like even more ...
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Why am I getting cold water at faucets near the end of a circulation loop?

We have a circulating pump for our hot water tank - the pump sits between the tank and the line going into the house. The issue i'm facing is if the pump is not running, I get endless cold water to ...
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Why does shutting off cold water valve to the water heater shut down cold water in entire house?

I'm a new homeowner so maybe my understanding is off. My question is, why would turning off the cold water intake valve on the top of the heater turn off cold water to the entire house after about 12 ...
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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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Are water passing valves supposed to be hard to open and close?

Is a passing valve like this supposed to be hard to open and close? The valve is new but it's hard to get open and then get closed. It takes me some force to get it going, but after I do, it slides ...
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No toilet shut off valve in my NYC apartment

So I'm trying to find the toilet shut off valve so that I can install a bidet, and I'm stymied. This is what is where the shut off should be, and I'm not sure what I'm looking at. There are normal ...
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shower water either hot or cold; not mixing; valve/ cartridge/ plumbing?

In my rental unit, the shower [no tub, just shower] faucet is completely goofed up. It's a 1 handle faucet. The hot and cold water don't mix. If it was a clock, 'off' is 12:00. Turn counter ...
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What's up with the PEX on this shower valve?

I've been using PEX for a couple years now. I came across a few shower valves recently, but the 1/2 PEX lines for the hot/cold are not what I'm used to seeing. Please compare my photo (top) with a ...
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Stuck valve on heating system

I've just moved into a new house and the heating doesn't work, hot water isn't circulating. I've narrowed it down to a stuck valve on the inflow to the water pump, it seems that the valve is closed. ...
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Shower hot water valve still “leaking” after replacement of washers

Thank you beforehand for the help. Issue we are experiencing is that we have a bathtub hot water valve that has started to leak again after replacing the washers about a month ago. Mind you this ...
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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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Washing machine shutoff valve won't close

My washing machine hot water shutoff valve doesn't close. The laundry room has separate shutoff valves for hot and cold water. I believe that the type of valve is a quarter-turn ball valve, although ...
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Shower valve: connecting 1/2 inch pipe to 1 inch shower valve (threaded)

first off, there are images attached for best description of the problem. The setup is: The 1/2 inch copper pipe connects to a threaded joint on the shower valve (1 inch), easy, right? Except when I ...
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Best/Quickest way to drain hot water lines from tank?

Due to serious lack of appropriately placed shut-off valves in my house plumbing (not my fault, it came that way), I need to shut off the cold water supply to my gas hot water heater so I can replace ...
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Remote main water shut off & drain valves in crawl space winterizing

Want to be able to shut off main water line in crawl space off via a switch inside and also want to install another valve right above to drain the lines for winter protection while gone and possibly ...
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Toilet water running when full.

Our water bill tripled last month. For the past year or so, two of our toilets make a leaking sound and a hissing sound. We had a friends plumber come and fix it and it seems to have only made the ...
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Replaced a shower mixer value, and now it won't turn off

I just replaced this Kohler mixer valve in my shower, because the shower had been dripping. Now, though, when I turn the water back on, I can't actually turn the shower off. When I turn the value all ...
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Do washing-machines provide a AC connector which is live when the machine is working?

I am considering to install an electrical valve between the water outlet and the pipe bringing this water to the washing machine (I have some traumatic memories from a pipe breaking and water flowing ...
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Why are my shower valves shutting off mid-stream?

I recently fixed my bathtub handle valve stems (Repairing a leaky valve stem), and all of the leaks stopped - but a new issue came up. Now, whenever I turn on either handle (hot or cold), the water ...
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How to fill an airtight box with a gas? [closed]

Any idea how I can fill a standard, airtight plastic storage box (45 litres) with Argon? The naive solution would probably to "pour" Argon into the box since it is heavier than air, but there must be ...
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Where to turn cold water off inside the house?

This is somewhat a newbie question as I just bought this house. I assume design of plumbing must be common. So I wonder if I miss something. Below is the "green" valve to shut off hot water into the ...
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Air compressor valve going off

I have a small air compressor for various small tasks. Lately when I plug it in and turn it on, it starts working to fill the tank and once it's full, I hear the valve releasing the air thus the ...
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Cannot shut off water from street valve

This might be a very basic question. But I just bought a new house and it has a valve on the wall outside my house: I tried to turn the valve to match the hole, both clockwise and counter-clockwise ...
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Thermostatic Shower Valve Not Adjusting Temperature

I have a Cifial thermostatic shower valve that is not adjusting the water temperature at all when the knob is turned. I took the unit apart and couldn't find anything that was glaringly wrong but I am ...
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Trying to identify cause of minor leak from water heater TPR valve

A few days ago I noticed about a capful of water in the pail at the bottom of my water heater's TPR valve outlet. This is the first time I've had any water come out of the TPR when I wasn't testing ...
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What is too high of a pressure for irrigation systems

I purchased a home four years ago where the owner installed an irrigation system. I noticed the valves were leaking then and replaced four of eight. I figured they were old, and wear and tear took it'...
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Unable to turn off cold water flow in airconditioner, possibly due to solenoid valve

We had an accident with air conditioner yesterday where controller mounted to the wall shortcut and broke. I had to turn off electricity switch for airconditioner, but woke up this morning realising ...
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Is there a pressure activated water valve

I would like to buy a pressure activated water valve (for irrigation), so that when the water pressure is above P1, the valve will turn on, and when water pressure drops below P2, the valve will shut ...