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  1. Plumbing
    Can anyone help me identify this piece? The stem/valve in my shower cartridge is worn so we cannot turn the water on and off with the handle. I have been trying to find a replacement piece but I have not been able too. There are no markings on the cartridge except “MS 12/12/2005” and nothing for...
  2. Plumbing
    I am replacing my tub/shower with a shower-only setup. In shopping on-line for a valve, I find there are lots of different kinds. I need a valve to control the water coming only out of a shower head. There would be no tub faucet. What is the terminology that I should look for when selecting a...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hi folks. About to go postal and huck my LP Hearth & Home fireplace off the deck. Began having valve sticking issues and got tired of tapping it with a hammer to make it come on, so being a brilliant DIY SOB I bought a new valve, same model, and new thermocouple and thermopile. Not too...
  4. HVAC
    Hello, I live in an apartment complex. Have no access to the Boiler. It's only two wires, that go to a Zone Valve in a Closet. Here's how I installed a Google Nest 3rd generation to a Taco Zone Valve. The one Transformer wasn't enough to power the Thermostat and power the Zone Valve. So I added...
  5. HVAC
    I moved to the country 3 years ago after retirement to a small house with a big workshop here in Eastern Ontario (Canada). I enjoy improving my property, working on my vehicles and manage to get some fishing in on occasion, an issue with my propane furnace in my workshop brought me here, after...
  6. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    We removed the tub surround monstrosity that came with this house and are remodeling with a simple shower install. We are very hands-on DIYers but have never gutted a bathroom before & are very curious about these -- um, the most polite term I can think is 'weird' -- pipes. This house is 20...
  7. Plumbing
    Ancient 1950's laundry sink. These valves are to the point that we have to lightly tap them closed with a hammer to keep them from dripping. My question is, are there serviceable parts in the valve body or do we have to buy a whole new faucet assembly? Thanks in advance for your advice!
  8. Plumbing
    Can anyone identify this shower cartridge? Looked at all the parts and the cartridge itself. Don't see any sort of name, letter, or number anywhere.
  9. Plumbing
    Hello Everyone, I'm hoping someone can verify how I should remove my hose spigot. When trying to turn off the hose, the handle broke off. I contacted a local plumbing supply and they're recommending that I bring in the old one to determine the length of the pipe necessary. I have a valve...
  10. Plumbing
    Could someone let me know if this is the main water shutoff to my house? I can't seem to figure this out. Thank you!
  11. HVAC
    Hello! New to the forums and relatively new to homeownership + DIY home improvement. Looking forward to learning new stuff from this community. My 1940s home's wood-burning brick fireplace was replaced (I'd guess 15 yrs ago?) with a gas line and set of fake logs. The gas line runs up from the...
  12. HVAC
    Hi, I am new to this forum. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas about fixing my natural gas furnace. I am pretty handy with DIY projects, including electrical issues, so I am attempting to fix it myself. Here's what I see: 1) The low voltage system is supposed to run at 24V AC. It actually...
  13. Plumbing
    I'm working on a Mixet shower valved replacement, and not sure what my next step is. I have a replacement, and am taking out the current one, but not sure I got the whole thing out. Attached are two photos - one with the removed cartridge and the new one next to it. The stop stem on the removed...
  14. Plumbing
    I have a pipe in the basement with a Gate Valve that isolates the sprinkler system. I just closed it for sprinkler system winterization, and noticed that it is not shutting off 100% the water. I looked at my local Home Depot for a replacement, and all I could find is a ball valve with the same...
  15. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Soooo, got this valve stuck on but it's buried somewhere in a half-acre area. I've been looking for it for months to no avail (like Vern looking for his jar of pennies in the movie Stand By Me---I don't know whether to laugh or cry!) I have to shut it off from the PVB all the time and would...
  16. HVAC
    I have a Carrier (Model 80U-19A) furnace from the mid-1970s that is not working. When the thermostat turns on, normally the flames ignite and a short time later the blower kicks in. However, the flames are not igniting, now. The blower still kicks in after the usual wait period. It is a...
  17. Plumbing
    Hi Everyone, I need some advice on dealing with two problem hose bib valves. Valve 1: This is the one pictured with a handle. It is allowing water to pass. Other than that it does not leak. I replaced the washer but it still runs (about 15% flow when closed). Is just replacing the stem a...
  18. Plumbing
    I'm trying to get updates finished in my bathroom. I'm finding out a lot as I go along. I left the shower trim until last and am having trouble identifying the rough in type. I've attached a picture of it. Any help would be appreciated. Note: the picture appears to be orientated wrong. It...
  19. Plumbing
    This valve leaks. I can't quite figure out how much, but I'm pretty certain it's my culprit. There have been a couple of times I've gone downstairs and water is dripping quite rapidly out of several of the subfloor cuts. Looking up through the holes, there is water apparently coming from the...
  20. Plumbing
    The shower drips unless this valve is shut extra tight. I need to replace the washer, but need to first identify the brand. The home is in a remote location so need to show up with the correct washer -- or at least a kit of washers for that particular brand of valve. The home was built in...
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