Questions tagged [valve]

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Can this valve be removed?

Where would wrenches go? Does it need to be cut?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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how to fix leaking shut off valve

I have a water shutoff valve that has one end into a plastic pipe that is coming from mains and another end is going into the faucet. There was never a leakage from this until recently when I had to ...
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Are anti-limescale (anti-cal) shut-off valves just a marketing stunt?

I have found anti-lime (anti-cal) valves, they were ball valves with a plastic ball inside instead of the usual brass/chrome. Is it a marketing trick or is the plastic ball inside better in any way ...
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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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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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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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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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Where do I install the recirc pump on a combi core water heater?

I have a Bradford and White Combi Core water heater. The spiral part provides hot water for heat, and the tank provides potable water. The heat side needs around 160 degree water. The recirc pump ...
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New washing machine inlet valve (the one in the machine, not one on the wall pipe) sounds like it periodically leaks water inside, does it need a fix?

So I have bought a front loading LG washing machine and I sometimes notice a hum noise starts and it seems like water flows through the hose into the washing machine, but not always just from time to ...
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Irrigation system: Backflow Preventer -> Master Valve vs Master Valve -> Backflow Preventer

I am in the process of designing my irrigation system, and I saw many people install the backflow preventer (reduced pressure zone device) first and then connect to an automatic master valve. However,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can i have a cheat vent valve outdoors?

I am building a small bathroom on the first floor of my house. I need a vent but cannot access the main stack above the water line. I was thinking of going straight through the roof of the first floor ...
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How near does the water heater shutof valve need to be?

Codes say I need a shutoff valve "near" the water heater, accessible on the same floor. How near is "near" - is it OK if I have one on the source side of the pipe, near the water meter? (It's a ...
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Replacing valve stem for a faucet in roman tub

I have a fully tiled-in roman tub. The hot and cold water faucets use compression type valve stems. The washers get worn out every few months, leading to drips. I have done the following several ...
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How to free up a stuck main water valve whose handle spins freely?

Main Water valve will not open or close. Feels 3/4 closed. I desperately need it open. Handle free spins. Please help! No water in two days.
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How to get water flowing back into refrigerator after installing a water filter?

I shut the valve off on the Hammer Arrestor, then added an inline water filter, but when the valve is on no water is coming out. Do I need to turn the water supply off to the house and then turn it ...
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Air compressor won't restart BTFP01012

When my dad's BTFP01012 air compressor reaches 150 PSI, he uses the relief valve, and the unit stops working i.e. turns off and does not restart to replenish the air. So he replaced the pressure ...
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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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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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Why is there no water pressure after turning main off then back on?

Came home after work to a water leak, a coupling had corroded and come apart on the hot water line. Turned water main off and repaired the leak but when I turned the water back on I had no hot or ...