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Is tightening this nut impossible?

The installation instructions show a rubber washer in that T connection to the toilet inlet, so once you have it finger tight, it should only need another 1/4 turn or so with the wrench to make a seal....
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Is this sink faucet removable?

Yes, the faucet can be removed. You have to turn those black "nuts" counterclockwise to remove. You'll need a faucet wrench or a pair of chanellocks to remove them. They will be stuck on ...
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Is this sink faucet removable?

If you look closely at your first photo, you will see a black plastic nut on the two water line connections. This is called a "faucet nut". You will need a "faucet nut wrench" ...
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Is it possible to correct [flip] this P-Trap?

I would put a 90 elbow on the waste sticking out from the wall and the long horizontal black pipe into that. If necessary extend that out from the wall as needed. Then adjust the horizontal length so ...
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What type of fittings go in and out of a shower water filter? (and/or, what type of fitting does a shower head use?)

The specifications you pointed to state: Plumbing Connections standard 1/2" shower head and pipe connections. That is a standard trade size 1/2" pipe in the USA. Standard parts would fit ...
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What are my options for connecting my water filter to my faucet?

You've run into "progress" :) For some decades US bathroom and kitchen faucets usually had brass metal male threaded inputs for their cold and hot water supply. These were usually 1/2", ...
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Can I reuse a faucet with new vanity cabinet and counter?

No, just make sure you drill the required holes at the correct spacing and check the fixings work with the thickness of the top. Did something similar for my son, but needed to dismantle the faucet. ...
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Is there an adapter to raise the tank on a toilet

I will take a WAG and say this sounds like an older installation. I believe you are measuring the hydraulic head from the floor. It should be measured to the top of the water in the bowl to the top of ...
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How do I reattach the coupling nut to the strainer tailpiece?

It looks like everything is metal compression. If you go to your local hardware store, you should be able to buy a rubber washer for the inside of that ring (common for chrome pipe fittings). Here's ...
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2 Sinks, one Drain Arm. Slow drain and gurgling

So, looking at IPC (which may or may not be your code, but likely isn't all that different than your code) You have a lavatory for 1 fixture unit, and a "service sink" (their term) for 2 ...
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Water not coming on after ball valve turned off

You should feel some mild resistance turning the ball valve 90 degrees because the ball will rub snugly on the internal housing. internally, it's a ball with a hole right through the center, you align ...
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How do I add a level gauge for 100 lb propane tank?

I would do this the same way that HVAC technicians check the refrigerant level in receiver tanks (rooftop condensing units). Easiest way is if you have any sort of IR measuring device. Run hot water ...
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How do I add a level gauge for 100 lb propane tank?

Get an infrared temperature "gun". The liquid in the tank is colder than the pressurised gas above it. It doesn't need to be a particularly accurate one; you're just finding the liquid level
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