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Can I repack toilet supply valve?

The water supply to my toilet is copper with a valve sweated on. The line from the valve to the tank seems to be a compression fitting. The valve has developed a leak around the shaft which the ...
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Why doesn't my pressure tank fill as expected?

I have a shallow well (1 hp pump) that feeds into a tank, and then travels another 200 feet to the house. If I turn on the pump, the tank does not fill up with water. If I let the air out of the tank ...
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how to glue the broken plastic pieces that dovetails the faucet valve

The faucet handler in my kitchen fell off. I open it found that the plastic piece that dovetails the valve was broken (see the image) I am not sure if I can find a replacement of such a thing as I ...
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Shower that gives water in portions

Could you please advise how is it called when shower gives just a portion of water like for 10 seconds and then stops until you push the big button again. They often have such showers in public places ...
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Fill-Valve Float intermittent failure

BACKGROUND This symptom \ issue appears (seemingly) randomly, so I have labeled it an intermittent failure. The float (of a 2 year old Fluidmaster toilet fill valve) intermittently fails to float ...
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Rainbird valve going on randomly

I have an underground sprinkler system. A few days ago a valve got stuck "on" with a loudly buzzing solenoid. I replaced the entire valve with a new one and wired it in, tested, and all was well: ...
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Newly installed 3/4 ball valve is slightly leaking between the stem and nut

A 3/4 ball valve just installed in the basement of a 2 storey house is leaking about 1 drop of water a min where the arrow in the picture is pointing. Is the seal going to swell, of will the valve ...
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What kind of connector is this and where do I find it?

I recently bought some electric solenoid valves online, and I don't know what kind of electrical connector this is using, and where to get a female version. Does anyone know where I can find the ...
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Extend Valve For Hard To Reach Shutoff

In my cottage, I have valves that are used to drain the water lines. These valves are in the well pit and are hard to reach. I have to do some other repairs and while I'm doing those, I'm wondering ...
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How to connect 2 water tanks at different levels with one pump?

I have 2 water tanks installed in my 3 story building. 1st one is on top of the 3rd floor, the other one is on top of 2nd. The pump is installed at Ground Floor. Before now, the water flow was ...
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Problem with NPT threads on dual check valve?

I'm installing a 1" Watts LF7R dual check valve backflow preventer and this model has a female NPT thread on both ends, according to the documentation, and it does have 7 threads and looks like it's ...
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Fixing the connection on ACCOR PUSHON® R-SERIES Supply Stop Valve

I'm still learning since I just bought a house not long ago. I appreciate any help here for the disconnected valve under my sink. Filtered water is supposed to go through this valve to the fridge(I ...
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Can't find a garden hose that fits

Just moved into a new house and the spigot the in backyard is too big for the hose I bought. Is there an adapter or a special hose that can fit this?
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Should there be any moisture around a shower valve?

I just had a plumber install a new shower valve in a remodel and when I run my finger around the back of the ring on the front of the valve, I feel a little bit of moisture. It's a large walk in ...
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Water supply line size 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch?

I am researching plumbing for moving a laundry sink. It seems the all the supply pipes (bathroom sink, kitchen sink, toilet) from the wall are 1/2" pipes. Looking at homedepot's site, the most common ...
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Does a 3/8 valve instead of a 1/2 valve on a gas stove matter?

I have a new GE stove. The installer mistakenly used a 3/8 valve instead of a 1/2 valve as listed in the installation instructions and they don't want to change it because they say it doesn't make a ...
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How to I repair this leaking tub valve?

I just discovered that one of my tub valves was leaking inside the wall for quite some time, given that the wood floor in the adjacent closet has gone moldy and the drywall beside the tub out past all ...
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HVAC Wiring: Any reasons for one zone to be wired different from others?

In the course of attempting to add a C wire for some new wi-fi thermostats I noticed something odd about the existing wiring on my system. My system has four zones: Hot Water, Main, Guest, and Master. ...
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Modifying a water irrigation timer to count in seconds instead of minutes

I have a washing machine that requires manual filling from the sink through an inlet hose. If you forget about filling it, the machine will overflow. I would like to add a timer valve like the ones ...
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What material is this toilet water supply line?

Photos of my toilet water supply line, which is the part below the valve: Without Flash [ With Flash Based on the appearance, it only fits the description of galvanized iron (which is apparently the ...
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Water dripping from bathroom faucet even with the under-sink valves turned off?

Question: All of a sudden we have a dripping bathroom fauce - more of a thin stream of water rather than a slow drip. But even when I turn off the quarter-turn Hot/Cold water valves located under sink,...
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water not turning on for washer supply valves

For some reason my hot and cold supply lines to my washer are not working. My washer was not filling so thought it was the washer but after taking the hoses off no water through the valves. I have a ...
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Leaking Washing Machine Shut Off Valve

I noticed a leak coming from the valve between my main water supply and the pipe connected to washing machine's cold water intake. I looked online and saw 2 common solutions : tighten the packing nut ,...
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Compressor drain

Whenever I drain my compressor only some droplets come out and I find that strange so today I opened the drain valve and I tried tilting the compressor and brownish/orange water came out, the ...
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Safe to Lubricate Bar Valve in Shower Mixer Tap?

In my bath/shower I've had a new mixer tap fitted that has a bar valve (when the tap is running you lift the valve to make the water come out of the shower head. When you turn the tap off, the valve ...
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Does a thermostatic water valve works when reverse connected?

I installed a regular shower thermostatic water valve to feed a washing machine (the internal heating failed and we want to extend its working life - I also think I should have done this earlier, as ...
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What causes the noise coming from this radiator valve?

There's a hot water wall-hung radiator in my kitchen that produces a constant ticking noise when water is flowing. The noise is coming from the valve area, removing the thermostat does not influence ...
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How to fix a leak in pipe valve?

I am an amateur. There is a leak in this pipe valve. Water is dripping. Should I try to fix it myself (how?), or call a plumber?
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Is ball valve handle fixable?

Today I tried to close main water valve in my flat. The hadle broke off and I want to know, if it is fixable, as I replacing would require closing main valve for whole building (or I think it will). ...
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Water heater temperature and pressure relief valve plumbing

I recently bought a home in Florida where the electric water heater is located in the garage. I seem to have felt some odd water temperature fluctuations where one day it felt much cooler than normal ...
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Gas stove burner won't shut off

I have a very old Viking Professional range in my house. The former owner told us that the front right burner wouldn't shut off one day and he was forced to adjust a screw within the knob post in ...
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What is the name for the brush to clean this humidifier valve on my HVAC

(Context) The previous owners put a humidifier on the HVAC and I could have sworn that the red wire thing attached to the valve had a brush on the end of it when I was with the inspector months ago. ...
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Can air in a Hotwater tank, prevent the pressure release valve from working?

I know I should bleed the system of air, but will any air in the tank prevent the pressure release valve from opening? I am installing a new hot water tank. I intend to fill it, and then bleed off ...
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Dishwasher - valve on water pipe designed as not to be opened

I'm connecting dishwasher in my new place and I'm baffled by the valve on the pipe. I swear it looks like it was designed so that it won't be opened. Unless it doesn't turn... but this is ball type. ...
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Can anyone identify this shower?

Struggling to identify the make and model of my shower which needs a new cartridge. Distinctive feature is that pipes extend out of the wall and have a blanking plate at the front, with pipes then ...
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Is it okay to trim the toilet tank overflow pipe?

[EDIT 2016-09-28: It is a Kohler toilet, and the old fill valve is Kohler 81093-AA. I suspect it is the original valve. I've been in correspondence with Kohler. They asked for pictures of the toilet ...
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How do I remove the valve stem from a kitchen sink?

I have a kitchen sink that is not attached to a counter. I am trying to replace an old one to a new one. It has a two handle lever and for the life of me I can not remove the handles and the valves. ...
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Is it okay to use a ball joint coupler to stop a hose bib leak?

I had a small leak coming from my pressure valve. I put this ball joint coupler on the end of it to stop the leak. Is this ok?
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Hunter PGV diaphragms tearing

I have a 5-zone irrigation system with 1" Hunter PGV valves. This year, I have replaced the diaphragms twice in the same two zones after 10 years of trouble-free operation. All four of broken ...
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I want to replace the trim kit in my shower without replacing the valve

We have very outdated hardware in our shower that we want to change out. The name stamped on the handle is Signature, which I believe is a Kohler product. I want to change out the trim without ...
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Toilet water valve tightened to OFF position but water keeps filling up tank

Last night at about 1am, I heard running water that sounded similar to a washing machine filling up with water. I ran into my bathroom and saw water overflowing from the toilet tank (not bowl). I ...
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emery cloth or sandpaper to remove corrosion

I'm considering to replace a stop-and-waste valve in the basement, where copper pipes are installed. So I need to clean the corrosion off the pipe. My question is if I could use fine-grained sandpaper ...
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Is it possible to control water pressure using a ball valve?

I have too high water pressure (120 psi) on the main line. If we assume the water pressure on is constant, then is it possible to reduce it by reducing the flow using a ball valve? The reason I'd ...
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Any way to fix a shower handle dripping through the stem?

Unlike most answers I've found, this valve is not leaking at the seat washer. I still replaced that since I had the valve open. I tried putting some packing inside the concentric nuts, the silver one ...
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Problem With Sprinkler Backflow Device

I recently moved into a new house. I was trying to test out the sprinkler system. I turned on the sprinkler valve in the utility room. I also turned on the valve on the backflow device (I think - ...
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Regarding detaching a tube from a valve on the top of a water storage tank

I am trying to perform the tank sanitizing operation for the reverse osmosis system. One of the procedures involves detaching the tube from the valve, as shown in the first figure. The document does ...
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Why are ball valves spherical instead of cylindrical? [closed]

It seems strange to me that ball valves are ball-shaped, when I would have thought a rotating cylinder with a transverse hole cut in the same way would be easier and cheaper to machine. Does anyone ...
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Replace chrome toilet shut-off valve

My house was built in 1971. All the toilets have these supposedly chrome supply pipes coming out from the wall and then a bendable probably aluminum pipe going up to the toilet. No problem unless ...
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I Replaced Pressure Relief Valve on Rinnai water heater (twice!!). New one does not hold ANY pressure

I just finished replacing the pressure relief valve on my Rinnai hot water heater. Everything went well, I turned on the cold input and wham, water just started gushing out of the relief valve. All ...
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What happens when there is no heat demand?

What happens when there is no heat demand? By heat demand I mean there is no demand for space heating or domestic hot water. Is the water inside the pipes still flowing? Is this why bypass valves ...