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I need help fixing my leaking shower valve

I have an old shower valve that is from the 1940's that has a slow leak. I would like to repair it, but I can't find any of the typical screws to take it apart. Even after taking the handle off there ...
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Can someone help me identify this fixture?

I am trying to find out what fixtures to purchase for this valve ? I found some numbers on these, but even googling them the entire day did not result in anything fruitful. Hoping if someone knows ...
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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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Outdoor Water Spigot Will Not Turn

I'm having an annoying issue with an outside water spigot. I was watering the yard the other day and kinked the hose so I could put on an attachment. Finished watering and when I went to turn off ...
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Sink faucet only flows when barely open

I closed the hot water valve under my bathroom sink and reopened it last night, and since then I'm seeing a strange problem. If I barely turn on the faucet on hot I get water flow, but if I open the ...
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For Drip Irrigation can I add a second backflow preventer after an anti siphon valve?

I'm installing a residential drip irrigation system for my home. I understand the need for backflow prevention and plan on using anti siphon valves. I have one area that is a full story higher than ...
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Water Shut off Valve not turning back on

My condo unit's main cold water shutoff valve is not turning back on. Our building had some water maintenance yesterday and the we turned off both hot and cold water shutoff valves inside our unit. ...
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Will a thermostatic shower mixer work with two hot supplies?

I won't go into the specifics here because it'd be far too long, but in a system I'm building I have two hot supplies - one between 25C and 35C, and one between 45C and 70C. I want an output ...
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What is the advantage of a using a "Zone Controller"?

Looking at most pre-fab hydronic panels, the provide a Zone Controller. Initially I though they were used to stage the activation of the pump until after the valve was able to open but, looking at ...
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how can I seal a leaky coupling nut on my toilet??? using T-joint for bidet attachment

I am trying to install a bidet attachment to my toilet. In a nutshell, you have to detach the supply line from the fill valve and add a T-joint. This T-joint will then run water to the bidet ...
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Vent-free natural gas fireplace - No gas when attempting to light pilot

A number of years ago, we had a vent-free gas log set installed in our fireplace. It has always seemed to work just fine. Normally, when we are not using it for prolonged periods, we shut the gas ...
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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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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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Help identifying shower valve and cartridge

I can not find a manufacturer name anywhere. Here's a picture of the valve and the exploded ceramic cartridge and other pieces. Thank you very much in advance.
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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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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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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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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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Cut pipe or remove ferrule using tool when replacing compression valve?

I have been changing the valves under my sink and I was wondering what is the best course of action? I've attempted to remove the ferrule on two of the pipes and it wouldn't come off. (I had no tool ...
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One of multiple zones calls for heat, but all return lines get hot

We just installed new gas combi boiler (Lochinvar NKC199N), it is working but there is one issue that I don't quite understand. We have 4 zones (4 different circulation pumps, 4 thermostats), when ...
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What is the most common bathroom sink shut off valve size outlet being used these days?

Helping a friend out with replacing some 30 year old shut off valves that are locked up, but he doesn't want to replace his faucets just yet. He's thinking about a major remodel in a few years. The ...
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Cannot find correct stop valve size for toilet

The stop valve to my cousin's toilet needs to be replaced. It is a male threaded to the wall and 3/8 to supply line. I took it out and took it to Home Depot to get a new one and they said they didn't ...
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Is this the main water shutoff valve?

I was looking around for my main water shutoff valve, and I found this hole in the ground (about 2.5' deep and 4" dia.) with a pipe coming out of it. The pipe was uncovered - I vacuumed about 5 ...
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ON and OFF for square-head gas valve

The picture shows the in-house gas valve for my outdoor grill. I want to make sure it is off as I never use it after purchasing the house. It has a square head and there is a nut on the other side.  ...
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Order of reducing and relief valves in pressure reduced system

Does the order, relative to the direction of the water flow, of reducing and relief valves matter in a pressure reduced subsystem (hydronic boiler in this case)? In other words, does it matter if the ...
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What is the life expectancy of an earthquake safety valve?

There are many sites that recommend an earthquake safety valve to be installed on a gas line but they also sell service of installing so seems like they are just selling their service. Considering ...
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Shower valve issue?

Is this a problem (see picture)? I’ve had hot water issues in the house since this was installed and am feeling as though the valve is mixing and sending hot water into the cold pipe but I don’t know ...
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My two port valves let water through when closed

I have underfloor heating and the two port valves are letting water flow through even when in the off position. Recently the plumber has changed them three times and at one stage fitted both a two ...
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Connect air conditioner to poppet valve

I am about to make a purchase for an air conditioner and I am consindering to connect the output to the existing exhaust air poppet/disk valve in my kitchen instead of using a window. My question is: ...
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Does a diverter valve based on temperature exist?

I want to install a solar water heater in my house in the future, so I've been thinking about how I could do it, something like this: Cold water enters the solar heater, hot water comes out. If it's ...
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How can I lower the water intake on my booster pump from the main water pump?

I have a 25 foot shallow well for water sprinkler with 2 horse power barracuda pump. Low pressure so added 3/4 hp barracuda booster pump. Booster is dry running for lack of water from main pump. How ...
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Irrigation Zone Off When Should Be On, On When Should Be Off

I have been replacing irrigation lines, switching from buried black poly lines to buried PVC pipes. Summary When I open Zone 1 (for sprinklers), the nothing happens. When I open Zones 2-5, then Zone 1 ...
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Shut off valve still leaking after being replaced

I just replaced the entire shut off valve for my toilet and its still leaking. I used all new parts. Would could be the issue?
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Yellowish residue from within water pipe

I was changing a valve today and used tissue to wipe water off the threads. While doing that, I also wiped the inside of the old pipe a bit through the opening, and I got yellow residue on the tissue (...
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Is it safe to pull up copper pipe?

We have a copper pipe coming up from the floor in our bathroom that likely needs to be cut due to some distortion where the compression valve used to be that is preventing a clean seal. After cutting, ...
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single handle faucet one valve doesn't work

I was troubleshooting my single handle faucet for some issue, and found out that one of the valve doesn't do anything. Let say: I shut both valve off, no water; I shut left valve off, right valve on, ...
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Craftsman HYDROGLASS 390.252282 Replacment pressure guage

My mother's house has this model or similar with the pressure gauge mounted right into the pump itself. Can this gauge be swapped out without draining the water tank? There is no shutoff valve between ...
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Water flowing through tank even though cold water valve is shut off

I was trying to replace a water heater that only runs hot for about 10-15 minutes before getting cold. I shut off the cold water valve and tried to drain the water heater. It had a large flow and ran ...
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Sound of water flowing through pipes at main but not flowing at taps

I've been told by a plumber we have a frozen pipe that runs from our main water supply at the street to our main water valves inside our building. The pipes from the main supply outside to our valves ...
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What is the use of this valve and split in a reverse osmosis water filtration system?

What is the use of this IMG 1: valve and IMG 2: split (splits into the dishwasher) in a reverse osmosis water filtration system?
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Flexline on a t and p release valve?

Opened new water heater box and noticed that the t and p valve is in the wrong place...on top. It used to be connected on the side with a copper flexline, then 3/4 copper pipe through a kitchen party ...
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How does a recirculation valve used with tankless water heaters work?

I understand that a recirculation valve will push cold water into the cold line from the hot line, until the water reaches a certain temperature in the hot line. But curious how does it do it? What is ...
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Can't remove stems to replace washers

I have a two handle shower that is very hard to completely turn off. From what I've found, it appears the washer on the back of the stems needs to be replaced. Watched some videos and it all looks ...
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Water not flowing through new bathtub valve

I replaced the valve stems on our bathtub (Danco 3S-9H/C is the specific part). The cold water works correctly, but when I turn on the hot water nothing comes out of the spout. When I pulled out the ...
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New shower valve not working - tried multiple cartridges!

I recently installed a Moen posi-temp valve for a shower (shower only, no tub) renovation. I have tried 4 different cartridges and they all don't work properly. First one - had terrible pressure and ...
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Looking for advice on sprinkler system anti-siphon valve placement

I'm looking to install my own sprinkler system in my backyard and I'd love some advice. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to do, a picture of a water valve (to be replaced by a T and a shut off ...
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How do i remove this shower valve stem?

How do i remove this shower valve stem? It looks different from others i have seen in DIY videos. Info: This is a very old house. Shower/Tub is downstairs. Water has been turned off and pressure ...
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Reinstall kitchen faucet supply valve with line to faucet facing downwards?

I Recently installed a new kitchen faucet with a weight on the hose to the retracting nozzle of the faucet ( black cylinder in picture ). Unfortunately, this new weight lays on top of the hot water ...
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Fibre washer size

Morning all Newbie here I replaced my old ballcock valve in the toilet. The old one was about 25 years old and was dripping with water slowly coming out of the overflow valve. The cistern is a side ...
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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 ...