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  1. Plumbing
    Hey all, new homeowner here that hasn't done much with plumbing yet. We bought a house with a private well, and a whole home water softener + filter. Prior to moving in we had the water tested and the results came back with high levels of bacteria so we followed instructions to sanitize the well...
  2. Plumbing
    The lip on this stubout out is chipped in a few places and no longer water tight. It appears this chrome pipe is soldered in; does that look correct? I could put a pipe wrench on the stubout but I'm afraid I'll cause catastrophic damage to it. House was built in 1962 and the remainder of the...
  3. Plumbing
    Howdy folks, My house was built on a concrete slab in Cali in the late 90's. Copper pipes all run through the slab and stub upwards inside the walls. Water heater and water softener are plumbed in the garage right next to each other, using 3/4" pipe. Right next to the water heater, about 18"...
  4. Plumbing
    In a recently purchased home I have a 1" supply coming in from the street to a ⅝ meter, then sizing up again to ¾. I'm wondering if this is correct or should there be a 1" meter to match the supply and avoid the loss of pressure?
  5. Plumbing
    My tub spout has fell off and now I have spent countless dollars trying to purchase a replacement but none of them work! I have old piping which is probably why none of the universal ones work. If you could help me find a tub spout with diverted that fits this piping, I’m eternally grateful...
  6. Plumbing
    We're replacing a 10' x 2" galvanized steel drain pipe for a 2nd floor washer. Multiple plumbers have said the ABS vs. PVC "heat tolerance" debate is overblown and you can use PVC for the drain pipe from the washer. Others swear by ABS for all sanitary. Looking at the numbers, though it's about...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi all, having lots of fun and would love experienced people's opinions on this. Any thoughts are super welcome I've posted here a handful of times about drainage problems in my basement. This part of the basement is at grade (built into a hill). House was built in the 30s in CT. A few...
  8. Plumbing
    Need suggestions on an upcoming plumbing project. I put together a quick model of what I'm thinking (see picture). Utility Sink and Wash Machine on one side of wall, and bathroom vanity sink on the other side. Wall is built and Studs are 16"o.c. The way I currently have it modeled is the most...
  9. Appliances
    What is my best option to get my washer and dryer closer together? See picture below. We will be getting new washer and dryer when we move in, this is from the sale listing photo. These are the options I’m thinking: Ideal for me: move washer next to dryer under shelves-would need plumber to...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm connecting my gas meter to my range and tankless water heater as part of a remodel project. The gas meter and tankless are on the exterior of the same wall, while the range is on the interior of that wall (see first diagram). Meanwhile there is electrical meter and panel in the area...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    We needed to renovate our bathroom which had recently been knocked through (toilet/original small bathroom), and decided to go solo on it, to gain experience more than save money, anyway here are some pics, in the end were very pleased with the result. I’m in IT as a job, this took me 3 months...
  12. Plumbing
    Found this metal pipe about 500ft in back of property of recently purchased property. In a pretty wooded area. Is pretty rusty and has a locked metal cap with a padlock. About 3inch diameter. Anyone have any idea what this could be?
  13. Plumbing
    Hello, I ordered a nice bathtub faucet and handle on Amazon and really love the look. When trying to install the faucet came with its own valve body... from my understanding replacing the valve body with a new brand you have to rip out the wall and redo all piping.. Since I've never worked with...
  14. Plumbing
    I contracted a company to replace my drain field, they gave me a contract of $4200 to replace my field. They wrote in "Price subject to change if OCHD requires extra work then listed above. Dirt out $450 a load , dirt in $450 a load." When they got the required size of drain field they came...
  15. Plumbing
    I am renovating the bathroom on a house we just purchased. The water to the upstairs shower was turned off, (using check stops), I turned them both to open position, but only cold water flows. I removed valve for hot water and it is in decent shape. I confirmed hot water is coming right to the...
  16. Plumbing
    Recently replaced sink and garbage disposal only draining when turned on. The disposal is brand new so no food / clogs whatsoever, the P-trap drain assembly is new / clean. Running water will start to pool in the sink and only drains when the unit is turned on. The disposal drain is a few...
  17. Plumbing
    Can anyone tell me what these three pipes are for? Trying to plan a basement bathroom but can't tell what I've got here. I was thinking from left to right it's a shower/tub drain, sink drain, and toilet drain. However, the sink and tub drains seemed too close together, and usually you have the...
  18. Plumbing
    We recently moved to a new house and this one has us stumped, any idea what might be happening? Cold water taps on both kitchen sinks run warm water for several minutes before turning cold. It’s noticeably warm, but not completely hot as if the lines were switched. It was a hot summer, so at...
  19. Plumbing
    Have bath tub installed in my basement. The tub's front and back long sides are leveled. but not left and right side. The tub are -1/4 off towards back from both the sides. I don't see any drain problem. initially , The plumber used mortar to install & level the bath tub. actually the floor was...
  20. Plumbing
    I'm replacing a 20 (?) year old frost free faucet. It's connected to some 1/2" translucent tubing labeled as PEX-A. The old faucet is soldered to a fitting and crimped. Can I just cut the tubing and use a Sharkbite push-fit to female adapter, or is that not appropriate for this type of...
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