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Can I install a 90 degree elbow directly on a shower valve?

With water pipe there doesn't tend to be code restrictions on the number of bends, etc. Either the flow is adequate for your needs or it isn't, so you have these considerations: Compatibility: Make ...
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How can I connect to an unthreaded galvanized pipe stub for a garden hose?

You must read up on electrolysis, as someone who has worked in the water industry for years none of those tricks work. Galvanized nipples to copper/brass will corrode over time. If the pipe is in the ...
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How do I replace this air admittance valve?

It is two part assembly. Both are just hand tied, so no tools needed. Unscrew the top part (counter-clock) and replace with new one. Under the assumption, no glue was used.
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How do I replace this air admittance valve?

Unless someone was an idiot and used glue/adhesive, then it should be the same as replacing a light bulb. Might need a rubber strap wrench to turn it off. Once off, block the hole with old rag/plastic ...
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Is there a purely mechanical plumbing valve that acts like a relay?

Yes, it's called a Pilot Operated Valve, featured in the Merrimack Valley gas explosions, Three Mile Island, and it dramatization in The China Syndrome movie, released 12 days before the event! All ...
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Old Reverse Osmosis system feeding two fridges and an ice maker via copper lines. Anyway to improve the situation?

I added a post RO mixing valve. I know it means I have SOME contaminants in my outgoing water but also minerals and improved TDS. Closer to 90 now. I think that should be enough to prevent leaching of ...
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Sewer Smell in High Rise Apartment

I have a similar situation and is due to a poorly installed tile floor and flange under the toilet. It has been removed once and reset with some improvement, but I ended up taking a ton of silicone ...
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Minimum distance between electrical water supply piping in a basment

No, but the incoming water supply is required to bonded to the electrical grounding system within 5 feet of the entrance to the building if it is metallic. If there is a water meter on the incoming ...
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Minimum distance between electrical water supply piping in a basment

0 inches. 0 centimeters. Code makes no mention of it. This implies that the presence of water pipes and electricity cables or conduits in close proximity has not killed enough people to show up in ...
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Is it a bad idea to run a replacement water line under a water drainage pipe?

Besides the two lines going to and from different places, I wouldn't advise it since replacing or repairing one then means you either have to dig up the other or risk damaging it. Pretty sure it's ...
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Questions about bathroom sink drain and vent

#1: "Is it appropriate to just cap that and leave it be?" You should get rid of it and plug the tee where it originates from. #2: "Would it be OK to run a 45 from the floor towards ...
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Can I drill a larger hole in a sistered 2x10 joist?

Think about it this way: If you double it up it's twice as strong, so your hole can now come within 1/6 of its height of the edges - or something like that: I'm not an engineer.
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What is the right viscosity of silicone grease for ceramic-discs in mixer faucet?

I see that some people replying have never heard of re-lubricating a dismantled mixer cartridge. They should not be offering advice when they obviously know less than the original poster. I have one ...
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What kind of screws do I use to secure a toilet flange to the floor in new construction?

Always use stainless steel screws to secure a toilet flange. Anyone who put other type of screws in has no business building toilet flanges in the first place. If the toilet bolts break the flange ...
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Quick Connect Fitting Not Compatible with Hose Bib?

Your hose bib has a backflow preventer attached to it. It is required by code in some areas. If not required, they are still a good idea. The quick-connect that you have has a shut-off feature (the ...
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Quick Connect Fitting Not Compatible with Hose Bib?

The white pin is part of a vacuum breaker. This prevents water flowing from the hose back into your house pipes. If a vacuum breaker is mandated by local law or if there is a good reason you need one ...
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What is causing a smell from under my bathroom sink?

The drain in my sink wasn't letting the the overflow water drain out completely. I filed the hole a little deeper and problem solved! 5 minutes! See my YouTube video with my solution: https://youtube....
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Chicken Waterer

You need a number of reducers in line. 1/2 inch to 3/4, 3/4 to 1 inch, 1 to 1.5 inch, etc. Short pipe nipples maybe, depending on reducers. For chickens/animals/livestock I would prefer to drain the ...
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Can I use clamp rings and PEX-B fittings on Pex-A tubing?

Probably. Check with the manufacturer of your PEX to be certain. Nobody is willing to state a blanket compatibility of PEX-A tubing with PEX-B fittings, but at least one individual manufacturer says ...
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Strange smell coming from gaping holes in bathroom vanity

To see inside the wall with no demolition, you might try an endoscope, such as those shown in this search on Amazon. That would not provide as complete a view as taking down the wall and cabinet, but ...
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How deep should a plumbing thermowell be into the flow?

I'd strongly suggest that you skip adding multiple potential leaks and use a clip-on pipe thermometer (measures at the surface of the pipe) instead. No new fittings, so no added leak potential; no ...
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How deep should a plumbing thermowell be into the flow?

Sufficiently deep so water flows around it well, also make sure the sensor contacts the thermowell properly.
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What’s wrong with the plumbing setup under this kitchen sink?

There are plenty of issues. The water supply lines shouldn’t be under the drain line. The disposal should not have its own P-trap, the electrical outlet should be a gfci
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Washing machine drain pipe blowbag

it seems like it's built up soap/hair again maybe That's the real issue. Either you are clearing out the pipes well and they clog up quickly or you are never quite clearing them totally. There are ...
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Washing machine drain pipe blowbag

Reduce the flow rate from washing machine Your faucet and hose has a flow rate of 1.5 GPM and the drain has no problem with that. You washing machine pump tries to pump out 20 gallons in less than 5 ...
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Can I just turn off main water supply to house to change hot water stem in bath tub or do I have to drain water heater?

Is the heater gas or electric? If gas, turn the control to pilot or to vacation. If electric, turn off the power at the heater if there is a switch there or flip the breaker off. Normally in old style ...
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How can I change this shower valve stem?

Do you own this property? If you are renting, this answer is not for you. It is very likely that by turning the water off and removing the noted nut you'll be able to remove the cartridge, which is ...
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Anti-siphon spigot dripping from unique downward-facing port

I have two of these same faucets also and if you order the part at: https://www.chicagofaucetshoppe.com/product-p/arw-pk1440.htm It will fit and all, but it does NOT appear to look like the original ...
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Can I connect a dehumidifier pump to the AC condensate access point in my attic?

I added my dehumidifier drain hose to my secondary pan drain instead of primary. Much safer I think! I just added a tee and put a brass garden hose fitting
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Can having a external tube to measure water level near the pump a good idea?

It depends on the friction head in the intake pipe. It's not the best location for a sight gauge tube, which would better be on the tank itself. The sight gauge lacking any valves for maintenance is ...
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Can having a external tube to measure water level near the pump a good idea?

Potential Issues: Pump Suction: If the tube is connected directly to the pump's suction line, it could introduce air into the system, reducing the pump's efficiency or even causing it to lose prime. ...
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Water pulsing in bathroom shower

indications are it is the pressure regulator go outside and find it, then give it one turn clockwise if that doesn't help, you might need to replace it
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How do I repair this frost free anti-siphon faucet?

That looks like a Plumber's Choice brand anti-siphon frost-free outdoor faucet. See if you can find who sells that brand around you, as they might have the parts. However, note that most of these have ...
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Using Double Sanitary Tee arms for sink drain and toilet vent

To answer your question "Is this a correct way of venting?": In this situation, I would wet vent the toilet through the sink. This would require the pipe from the tee at the sink to the tee ...
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Water keeps draining into the toilet when the float valve shuts off

This sounds like textbook siphoning. You should not place the fill tube directly into the overflow tube because if the end of the tube ends up lower than the tank water level... tank water will siphon ...
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How can I secure this faucet: the pipe is not secured inside the wall

I took three small L brackets and two hose clamps. Clamped the brackets to the body of the hose bib (inside house) and screwed the other end of the brackets to the wood. Seems to work. There are ...
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Water keeps draining into the toilet when the float valve shuts off

Sounds like canonical leaking flush valve/"flapper". If so, replacement parts for traditional US models, at least, are pretty well standardized and cheap. Water-saving models may be more ...
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My bathroom sewer vent is in the bathroom, it does not go out the roof?

Open vent pipes are not allowed ever inside the home. Air Admittance Valves (AAVs) are allowed in certain circumstances and certain jurisdiction. Look at some images of AAVs and see if that is what ...
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How do I connect my new tap's flexible hoses to my copper supply pipes?

There is a new copper mixer tap tail that screws into mixer taps so you can go copper all the way instead of using Flexi hoses and they don’t have to be changed the company is called noblows.com.au ...
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How to repair a "pull" shut-off valve for the toilet?

So I called a plumber. Apparently it was the right call. Looks like they had to use a hacksaw to saw down the length of the valve to get it off the pipe. Even then, the plumber had to cut off part ...
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Hot Water Heater Clogged?

A new water heater fixed this.
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How to repair a "pull" shut-off valve for the toilet?

That hose is failing. There is no viable "repair", only replacement. These hoses usually have a suggested replacement schedule and that one looks like it's on borrowed time. Shop for a "...
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Removing plastic bits stuck in shower valve?

This may be a long shot, but it sounds like the project is at the point where long shots are all that's left to try. Focused heat, for example a fine-point flame, might soften that piece of plastic ...
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3” PVC for toilet too high in joist cavity causing elbow to be above finished floor

You've got three main options: Don't move the toilet, leave it where it was across the room since you have the proper drain slope there. Raise the floor to compensate for the additional height of the ...
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