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Leaking Garden Tub

I have a leaking Garden Tub on the 2nd Floor. I have cut a hole in the sheet rock underneath and I have water dripping down both the hot and cold pipes leading up to the tub. I have not seen any ...
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1/4" Reverse Osmosis Filter inlet line to undersink cold water line

I am trying to connect an under counter Reverse Osmosis ( R.O. ) filter inlet line (red 1/4" tubing) to the cold water supply line (3/8" black tubing in picture) under my kitchen sink. Can anyone ...
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What is this copper ring insert in my sharkbite supply valve?

I'm about to connect my new faucet supply lines to my new sharkbite valves. The valves came with these copper rings and I am wondering what they are and should I leave them in when connecting the ...
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Can I glue the float back onto linkage to my toilet fill valve?

The part (circled in red) has snapped off - I think it belongs to the entry fill valve. I have placed the knife in there to stop the cistern from filling and overflowing. Should I try and super glue ...
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Replacing Multi-turn Toilet Valve

As you can see above, I've got three bathrooms with 1/2" galvanized pipe multi-turn toilet valves I'm wanting to replace with quarter turns. I originally was planning on just breaking loose the old ...
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gas heater not always firing up

It's a small propane direct vent wall mounted heater. The pilot is running fine. I had been crossing wires between TH & the thermocouple on the gas valve but this has become unreliable & the ...
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Air Pressure and Ball Valves [closed]

I'm making my own airsoft gun and I need a pressure regulator for my HPA tank. It outputs 800 PSI which I need to bring down to about 130 PSI. Problem is, air pressure regulators that support 800 PSI ...
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Is it necessary to shut off the water supply to a radiator in order to replace a radiator valve?

There are barely any instructions in the manual. Do I need more than a spanner to do replacement? Is it necessary to shut off the water supply to the radiator in order to replace the radiator valve?
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Extend stem pipe

This is picture of my under the sink shuttoff valve for sink supply line. I need to replace valve. I have few questions. 1) what kind of valve should I choose ? Sweat joint,compression or push to ...
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help with replacing outside hose spigot

I am replacing my outside hose spigot. is it necessary to shut off the valve at the street side? or can i just closed the inside main valve in my home
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What is happening to the surface of this shutoff valve?

Yes, I know it's rust, but should I be concerned? In the third picture you can see the complete layout, to the right is where the water enters the house with the first valve (green) before the meter, ...
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I can only water lawn by manually opening the bleed screw

My sprinklers in one zone won't go on unless I open the bleed screw. I replaced the whole valve and yet still, in that one zone, I can only water the lawn by opening the bleed screw instead of it ...
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What is the yellow lever under my bathroom sink?

I'm working on a bathroom faucet that has been dripping. I turned off both shut-off valves (one to the hot and one to the cold). However, I also noticed a yellow lever on a pipe that feeds into the ...
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Check valve seeping around hinge nut - should I replace it?

As a part of my hot water recirculation system, I installed this brass swing check valve about a year ago on the supply side of my tankless water heater. It appears to be leaking just enough to cause ...
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Can a shower mixing valve leak water from cold to hot lines if there is no pressure on the hot line?

My hot water heater started leaking today, so I turned off water to my house at the curb. After the tank was drained, I disconnected the cold line and turned off the valve right above the hot water ...
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What type of water valve is this, and how do I turn it off?

This valve doesn't have a handle, so it seems, and has a button on the inside. How do I work with this?
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Find adapter for an air hose

I bought this adapter to easier fill my car tires with air: (https://ebay.us/vtTY9x) However, the outer diameter of the left side is 1/4" and it has no inner thread. I wanted the left side to be a ...
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Would a “Quiet Check Valve” help when check valve is only on backup sump pump pipe?

Whenever it rains our sump pump sounds like a jack hammer when it shuts off. I had always assumed it was just the sump pump itself that was noisy, but as I did some searching this morning I came ...
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How to remove this cartridge?

Any ideas on how to get this cartridge out? I've tried to remove the nut but the whole valve under the sink turns as well. I did remove the clip after taking the picture. Thanks in advance.
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Leaking plastic on plastic water connector

I have a dishwasher with a small leak where the black plastic hose coming from the water inlet valve attaches to the dishwasher water inlet (on the left side of the dishwasher body). The leak is at ...
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Boiler Valve Corrosion

I have a hydronic heating system in my house, and I noticed a valve on a pressure gauge on the side of the boiler is extremely corroded (see 3 pictures below). 1) Is there any purpose for this valve ...
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Shut off cold water supply valve on the heater, now can't turn it on

The valve just spins freely. What could be the problem? I'm getting cold water pressure just fine but only an extremely weak flow of hot water. Tried different fixtures. I don't know why this happened....
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Need help with water valve/cartridge removal

Trying to replace hot water leaking cartridge and having problems removing old one out. I was able to unscrew the top part but insides stuck and won't come out easily. I've tried to force it but ...
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My gas water heater's T&P relief valve is leaking. Can I safely close the heater's supply valve & leave the gas on?

My gas water heater's pressure relief valve isn't sealing and releases ~3 gallons of water per hour outside the house. I'd like to shut the heater's water feed line OFF until I can buy and install a ...
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Needle valve connection to plastic tubing

I tried to connect the needle valve to plastic tubing, but the tube slides out if I pull on it. More over the metal no longer fits over the tube because it has already been tightened. Since one side ...
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How to fix air valve in apartment

There is an air valve in my pre-war apartment that from time to time will blow air out really loudly. Sometimes the air is hot, sometimes it is cool, but it gets really loud, and has been interrupting ...
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is the 24v transformer output ~27v normal?

i found my carrier 58pha090-016 furnace had no flame with the igniter on, and exhaust fan running, etc. it kept trying 3 times then stop. i reset the power switch of the whole system, the same cycle ...
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Need to replace water shut off valve in house but city can't find water main shut off in the yard

The city water main shut off is in the front yard of our 1960s home that we've lived in for 15 years. A few decades ago, the previous owners filled in that part of the yard with a lot of fill to level ...
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Cold water tank overflowing like crazy then stopped

so I have a normal non combi boiler and in my loft a cold water tank, then in my airing cupboard I have a hot water tank with an overflow/pressure release pipe that runs up and to the cold water tank ...
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Water shutoff valve for refrigerator

We need a shutoff valve for our refrigerator. We live in California. We have a copper water line to the fridge. My questions are: The line kit included a small brass shut off valve. The installer ...
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Are these simple water shut-off valves reversible?

I bought a valve for which the seller has posted a picture that shows that the male side of the valve goes into shower hose and the female side of the valve goes into shower handle: However, I am ...
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What kind of shower valve is this

I've got a lot of rust coming out when I run the shower or fill the tub. I've taken the valve apart as far as I feel comfortable taking it. Can someone help identify what type of valve this is? (See ...
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Is purchasing a valve necessary when shopping for a bathroom faucet?

A product page for a bathroom sink states a "rough in valve" must be purchased separately for the purpose of installation. I wasn't sure if I really needed that because I am just going to replace my ...
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What valve should I use for water control flow after upgrading to thermostatic valve?

I had leaking valve assembly for a beauty salon's hair washing station. It had a handle that allowed to independently control temperature and pressure. It looked like this: And, to save water and for ...
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Service valve attachment for a Bosch tankless water heater

Has anyone installed a service valve for a Bosch Greentherm tankless water heater? In-line 3/4" service valves are available on the internet but this unit has built-in valves at the bottom. They ...
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Is there such thing as automatic hot cold water mixing valve?

We have a shower that is being used multiple times throughout the day. For each use the target temperature is always ~30C. Unfortunately, the water in hot water pipe tends to cool down if someone was ...
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How to loosen nut without damaging toilet shutoff

I replaced the fill valve on a toilet and the connection stem on the replacement sticks out much farther than the original. The toilet was installed 12 years ago using a solid supply line, so I need ...
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Repair Leaky Shutoff Valve

The main water shut-off valve coming into my home leaks when it is closed (water turned off to the house). Is there a way to repair this kind of valve without replacing it?
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how do I replace a single union pressure reducing valve?

I see a 115 PSI water pressure at my home. Looks like my PRV is hosed. I am a complete newbie in plumbing, please take a look at the pictures and help me understand what I need to replace the PRV. So ...
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Installing new Moen valve not working

I am remodeling my bathroom and the "tile guy" removed my shower parts. The old Moen valve was still retained. I put everything back in using new Moen shower kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...
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Shower valve identification

I am trying to buy replacement handles for an old shower. It’s a 3-handle with 4 spline hot/cold and a 17 spline diverter. I’m a bit in over my head here (no bathing puns intended) and I don’t know ...
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Replacement Parts for In-Ground Grill

I need a new grill, and I'm going to try to get this in-ground grill up and running. This is a natural gas line that's run from the house. It's been unused in the seven years that we've been in the ...
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Is this natural gas shut off valve behaving correctly?

The natural gas shut off valve in the picture below is installed behind my oven. Usually when I see a valve like this, if I turn it 90 degrees, it will turn until it stops. When it stops 90 degrees ...
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identifying shower faucet assembly and advice on repair or replacement

The photos of the shower valve don't show any logo or identification. I "think" it's a Moen but am not sure. It's over 15 years old and dribbles. My question(s) are: Can you identify it, and any ...
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How does a diaphragm type bathroom fill valve stops water flow?

I'd would like to understand how this kind of fill valve does work: (Source) In this mechanism, the float (ballcock?) pushes on the indicated lever which in turn pushes the diaphragm to block the ...
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What kind of a valve is this?

I need to turn off the water supply to this washing machine. What kind of a valve is this? How do I operate it? Furthermore, why are there three rubber wires that leave the hot and cold water pipes? ...
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water valve to toilet will not shut off and the water is running more and more even when off

my toilet was being fix because one of my kids break it. the water valve was turn off but was leaking a lil bit then around 10:30 last night it sounding like my washer was being fill but it was coming ...
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Delay between toilet flushing and filling

Suddenly the cistern is only filling after a delay from 2 to 10 seconds whereas it was immediate some days ago. I didn't touch anything and I'm sure noone entered my flat. Not sure if it is a problem ...
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toilet basin rattling valve

our toilet water basin valve makes a terrible rattling noise when filling up with water. It's the left side tube making that. Any idea about possible solutions beyond calling a plumber and replacing ...
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Replacing toilet supply line and valve

I'm trying to replace the supply line and valve for my toilet but am having a hard time removing the coupling nut. I tried grabbing the fill valve and using a plier to remove the coupling nut but the ...

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