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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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What type of shower valve is this?

I have drip at my shower head. I am pretty sure it's the valve cartridge. It's 30 year old house. Anyone know what valve this is?
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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 should be changed in this well-source residential water system to prevent future leaks?

I have a system which has experienced 2 valve housing failures in 6 years. The valves were both 1" brass quarter-turn shutoffs at the entry point into the house for the water supply. After the ...
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Are there fixed volume spouts / valves?

I am looking for a spout or valve that always dispenses a fixed volume / opens for a fixed time. The idea is to install it on a tank so that you can press a button, it dispenses 400 ml of water / runs ...
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My stove works, but the oven sparks without lighting

I have an old Whirlpool Accubake model wfg361lvs. We've had the oven for about two years. The oven part has never worked for us, but the stove does. I'm finally taking the time to troubleshoot the ...
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Ball valve that connects to fridge waterline hose

Looking for a male to male ball valve that will connect to the fridge water line hose. The hose says it 1/4. I purchased a ball valve on the internet that was 1/4 male to male but was too big for the ...
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Replacing toilet valve

I noticed that my toilet was having issues, so I was going to work on it. I turned the value off and discovered the valve doesn't work anymore (This seems to happen alot with 1980s turn valves). So I ...
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Can't remove old toilet water supply line

I'm trying to replace my toilet's supply line, but my old supply line looks like it's soldered to the shut off valve. Do I need to replace the shut off valve? And I'm a beginner, so is it something I ...
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Is it safe to partially open a gas valve?

I have a stove whose primary burners are all way too hot even at their lowest setting, which means i only have one burner that can actually simmer a liquid or cool more delicate veggies. Edit: In ...
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How to replace blocking behind shower valve?

To fix a shower leak we cut out the drywall and the blocking behind the shower valve so as not to disturb the tiles inside the shower. After replacing the shower valve, we're left with some nails and ...
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Garden hose water valve threads don't fit

The garden hose water valve on the exterior of the house has started dripping, so I attempted to replace it. I went to the hardware store and they had plenty that were 1/2" NPT and 3/4" NPT (...
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New well pump, and foot valve and suction line

Ok to explain alittle, our well pump went out... I replaced pump... then the foot valve clogged and sucked the suction line flat causing it to fall off... and suck air... I then replaced foot valve ...
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What type of tub cold water fill valve is this? I need to replace it due to leakage

I've got a probably 50s-era tub fill valve that leaks substantially from the stem when turned on. The knob is labeled Kohler; what type/model of cartridge should I be looking for?
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Is this shower plumbed correctly?

I had a plumber install a Thermostatic Shower System w/ handheld this week (https://www.signaturehardware.com/lexia-thermostatic-shower-system-with-slide-bar-and-hand-shower/953779.html) Both the ...
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Cleaning an R&T toilet fill valve

I have a toilet with an R&T fill valve, unknown model. The top of the fill valve is leaking out spurts of water making a hissing sound. I'd like to clean it by opening it. So far I was able to ...
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How to properly shut off water main?

I hear there's a proper way and an improper way to shut off the water main in a house and I get more confused as I search on Google so I'd like to ask for your expert opinions. There's a water heater ...
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Hot water radiator bleeder valve replacement

Does the valve to the radiator need to be turned off before replacing a bleeder valve? In the photo my finger is at the part that leaked. Thanks for any advice. I had the bleeder valve replaced, but ...
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What fittings are needed to replace saddle valve with 1/4" compression valve on 3/4" copper line?

I have a 3/4" copper line with with a saddle valve, and I want to do a solid once-only job with sweated fittings - so 3/4" line with a T off-take with a 1/4" ball valve with compression-...
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How to Connect FCM (Female) to NPT (Female)?

I am working on a DIY Home Improvement Project in the kitchen, and I want to connect an Ice Maker Water Line with a 1/4 inch FCM (Female Compression) connector to a Solenoid Valve with a 1/4 inch NPT (...
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Why no water comes out of the water line in wall for the refrigerator when I turn the valve on?

There is a water line that with a shut off valve where the refrigerator goes. I opened the valve and no water comes out. Is there another shutoff valve somewhere or could this valve be broken or ...
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What type of connectors do natural gas BBQs have and what's needed to modify existing stub-out?

I got a natural gas BBQ with a non-threaded connection at the hose. There is also a gas stub-out under my deck that has a valve that can be shifted back. Both are non-threaded and they don't mate. ...
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