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  1. orty

    Tub/Shower Faucet Eventually Starts Dripping Again After Replacing Valve Stems

    Ah, the joys of older home ownership (1974). We thought our major plumbing issues were dealt with when we got rid of our orangeburg sewer line and our rusted out galvanized supply line to our house. It's still galvanized under the house, but we live in a very dry climate and the pipes/joints...
  2. tjt23

    Search Terms - Sink Aerator/Outlet Adapter for Two

    Hello, I'm hoping this is a simple question/answer as far as the terminology I should be searching for on Home Depot/Lowes/Amazon/etc. I want to find an attachment for my kitchen sink that would essentially allow for two separate aerators/valves to be attached simultaneously, and I can switch...
  3. P

    One isolating valve on both loft tanks inputs?

    Hi, just after the mains stopcock under my kitchen sink I have a tee, one pipe to drinkable water+washing machine and the other to the loft cisterns (talking about an open vented pumped S-plan system, standard here in UK, aka "hydronic heating system" in USA). I was wondering whether it is safe...
  4. T

    Need precision water flow valve

    I need to control the flow of water into a continuous mixer to within 0.1 Gallons per minute. Right now I'm using a normal gate valve but it is hard to get it to stay within 0.1. It needs to be able to go up to 10 GPM, city water pressure. I don't think my problem is due to water pressure...
  5. D

    HELP! Water intake on dishwasher

    I'm replacing an old dishwasher with a new whirlpool dishwasher. There is an old water inlet attached to the pipe coming out of the floor. There is also a water inlet valve attached to the new dishwasher. Can I use both of them at the same time? How do I wire them both together? Am I better off...
  6. Andrei

    replacing valves

    Hello, thank you for looking at this post, hopefully you can share some of your knowledge with me... ----------------------------------------------- Issue: None-functioning Taco 006 Circulator, causing low to no heat in the house. ----------------------------------------------- SPECS: Unit...
  7. S

    Shower stem replacement

    Trying to help a neighbor fix a leaking shower hot water stem. The back side where the rubber washer goes is broken. Need to get a new shower stem, need help figuring out what i need 20190922_181426 by Strider2323 posted Sep 22, 2019 at 6:16 PM20190922_181433 by Strider2323 posted Sep 22, 2019...
  8. N

    New tub/shower valve installed without mounting bracket

    I had a new tub surround and shower valve installed. The brackets used to mount the valve (see photo) in the wall were not used. At this point, I've let the installer go and have no way to attach the escutcheon plate to the wall of the shower since there are no screw holes. An extensive google...
  9. P

    Crooked Valve - What's Going On Here??

    Hello all, in need of help! So I buy this classic single lever delta trim kit and try to install it, but after installing it (I did it without swapping out the old cartridge at first), notice that the handle is not like its supposed to be on the box..on the box it's supposed to be at a 90...
  10. Torin

    Reasonable labor cost for sink, pipes, disposal, and faucet?

    Hi, We live in Arizona (not sure if that matters) and we are remodeling our kitchen. We're having new countertops put in with a new undermount sink provided by the fabricator. The fabricator installs the sink basin of course and we are responsible for everything else. Given the age and poor...
  11. C

    Troubleshooting a leaky shower

    We have a slow leak that appears on the 2nd floor ceiling in the general area of the 3rd floor shower. The leak only occurs when the shower is running and it takes a good 10 minutes before you start to see the water, so I think it's pooling somewhere in the walls before it builds its way to...
  12. J

    Need help identifying valve

    I recently had my water heater replaced with a tankless unit. It's an old house and during the install one of the valves started leaking, the contractor used a temp fix to connect it to the non leaking valve with a hose. I want to replace both valves but not sure what type of valve it is. It...
  13. T

    Help identify shower stem valve

    Hey! Trying to rebuild this valve if possible and can't seem to find anything like it thus far. Only thing I can see on the brass valve is a large "K" and that is all I can see. The plastic cover pieces and knob have some small part numbers but can't seem to find much with those either. It is a...
  14. F

    Valve identification

    Can someone help me identify the fixation ring or the pressure balancing valve on this shower valve. I don’t have any numbers. It’s an American Standard Valve. The trim kit is Seva. It’s approximately 15 years old. I’ve looked many places and cannot find the identical shape that matches the...
  15. A

    Water hammer after new washer part installed

    I've never had an issue with water hammer in my house until a couple months ago. The fill valve on our newer LG washer went bad. Because we had the extended warranty I just called the company and they sent a tech. He confirmed it was the fill valve and replaced it the next day. Ever since...
  16. T

    Need help after new jacuzzi installed -45 min to fill tub

    I need some ideas. My contractor's plumber and the city permit guy don't seem to know what to do and I don't have the money for questionable guys to run up a bill for no reason. We had a cast iron tub which worked fine for 30 yrs. Then we got flooded and decided to put in a jacuzzi...
  17. J

    name this valve(?)

    Hello all! Amateur question: What are these? I have a boiler heating system, and these are at the front end of two of my heating water loops. It looks like a brass valve, but there's no handle. As you can see, there is a screwdriver-turned bolt. Is this correct? Or is the nuts-looking...
  18. B

    Leaky main water shut off

    Howdy The main water shut off coming into my basement has began to leak. My problem is that the shut off value is attached to the pipe as soon as it comes out of the block wall. Therefore, this leaves me no room to cut the valve off and attach a new one. Thoughts? Ideas? Also, what is the...
  19. H

    Help sourcing and old shower valve

    I'm trying to source an old shower valve to replace the ancient one that has met it's end of life. Any ideas where I could find one of these? If I can't find one it's going to require ripping out the ancient tile that I probably can't fine either. Joy of an old house. See the pic attached...
  20. R

    Moen Bathtub/ shower faucet Cartridge Leaking, valve is damaged too

    Hi , My Moen Bathtub/ shower faucet Cartridge is Leaking and the valve is damaged too. Please see the attached pictures. 1. I did put a new cartridge but it is still leaking. I lost the retainer clip. You think is that the reason for leak? 2. Observe that valve where cartridge goes is...
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