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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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Connect Two Pipes

What you're looking at there is a "slip joint". If you loosen and remove the large white plastic nut (the "twisty screw thingy"), you should find a rubber or plastic gasket/ring ...
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Plumbing toilet fill tube runs into copper pipe picture attached

For your question - The inlet for the flush, which is supposed to be from the bottom, is damaged or not functioning. So the person has replaced the inlet to be served from an external factor using the ...
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Does this "creative" grounding meet 2017 or 2020 NEC?

Three 8' ground rods with #4 copper is all the Grounding Electrode you'll ever need for any conceivable residential service. However the run of copper wire must be continuous from the closest rod ...
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What kind of water pump should I use to supply a tankless water heater from a non-pressurized water source?

I'd use something like that: It's a pump with an output pressure of around 4 bar (60 PSI), a pressure tank, and a pressure switch. When pressure in the tank drops, it starts. When pressure is ...
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What kind of water pump should I use to supply a tankless water heater from a non-pressurized water source?

I think most answers and comments are off base here. A tankless WH is normally supplied by pressurized water (municipal or well) at somewhere between 30-60 PSI. The actual flow is controlled by the ...
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What kind of water pump should I use to supply a tankless water heater from a non-pressurized water source?

Most likely, the heater has no ability whatsoever to regulate flow. The way these heaters work, they are injecting heat into the water at whatever rate they're capable of. If you flow water through ...
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What kind of water pump should I use to supply a tankless water heater from a non-pressurized water source?

Using the information from the unit similar to the one you have, your pump shouldn't exceed 1.4 gallons per minute or you won't get the hot water you're setting the unit to provide. There are pressure ...
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What kind of water pump should I use to supply a tankless water heater from a non-pressurized water source?

If you exceed the GPM rating of the heater, the water will not get the specified temperature rise that you are probably counting on. In the listing your provided it says: A 2GPM portable tankless ...
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compression or push-to-connect more reliable for copper water line?

Alright, if I had to make such a joint, and if supply chain chaos had left me with no solder available.. I'd take a good hard look at the compression fitting. It's true that a well-executed ...
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compression or push-to-connect more reliable for copper water line?

The one that's most reliable is the one that you have read the manual for and have the skills and tools to install. I've installed at least 5 Sharbites in my home and none of them leaked. Two of them ...
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How can I unstick a water connector?

Several options that might help: Soak a rag in CLR™ and wrap it around the top of the black fitting. This is one of several products designed to remove Calcium, Lime, and Rust, and just happens to ...
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How can I unstick a water connector?

A big set of tongue and groove pliers (of which Channelock® is the USA brand many folks confuse with the type. Not an endorsement, pretty much like saying Band-Aid® is what lots of folks call any ...
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Turned on a valve, discovered water leaking through basement ceiling

If that is now a "dead leg", then you should cap it off at the closest point to its supply line. Dead legs, or pipe runs that go nowhere, can be the source of contamination etc and need to ...
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Turned on a valve, discovered water leaking through basement ceiling

My hunch is this was the refrigerator ice maker supply. It had problems. Previous owner turned off the valve, cut the copper tubing and let it fall back into the wall (therefore you can't find the end)...
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Turned on a valve, discovered water leaking through basement ceiling

This is a really vague question, but "what do you do next" would be to open every tap in the house to find out which one doesn't have water coming out. That's the one this pipe serves. Once ...
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Sprinklers on = no pressure in both sprinklers AND house

Not sure if the gentleman ever got his irrigation issue resolved but just wanted to post a possible solution. We, too, had the same exact issue that you described and we went through 4 irrigation ...
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compression or push-to-connect more reliable for copper water line?

There are several heat or soldering barriers available on the market or you can improvise your own. Did the plumbing on my son's tiny house and instead of joints in hidden places we decided to run ...
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