Anyone used a drain cleaning attachment on a high pressure water cleaner? Do they handle tree roots? [more inside]
After fixing a clog last week, my toilet is making loud gurgling sounds each time it flushes. Can you help me fix it? [more inside]
I need a CRM solution for a plumbing company. [more inside]
Second-floor toilet is leaking, can you help me figure out the best course of action regarding the floor?
Second-floor toilet is leaking, can you help me figure out the best course of action regarding the floor? [more inside]
Did we buy the wrong sink? [more inside]
Plumbing filter: Is there any way to convert an old shower with separate hot and cold valves into a thermostatic valve? Picture inside. [more inside]
How can I get what is apparently a lot of gunk out of my kitchen drain pipe? [more inside]
Can anyone help me ID this faucet? Late last night I noticed a steady drip/stream, and could not find an obvious manufacturer ID before, which I'd like to get before barreling into a hardware store looking for the right replacement parts.
Water started gushing from under my bathroom sink for no apparent reason. Why, and what's the best way to get this (potentially large) problem fixed?
Water started gushing from under my bathroom sink for no apparent reason. Why, and what's the best way to get this (potentially large) problem fixed? Details inside, obviously. [more inside]
S*!t Storm, literally [more inside]
We are having bath trouble. The bond between the structure of the bath and the acrylic surface has broken, and when you step in the bath, the acrylic warps/bubbles. The acrylic is definitely going to crack at some point! What can we do? [more inside]
How to deal with a clogged foundation drain that's flooding my alley? [more inside]
Clawfoot Bathtub: keep it, sell it, or chunk it? [more inside]
PLUMBING: Is it easily possible to replace what seems to be a leaky drain valve (slowly dripping) in a hot water heater tank? Is that what's pictured in my link? Is it even worth it when the top of the tank is corroded (although it seems to be coming from the pipe and not eating thru' the metal at all) like this? This thread says don't mess with it. And right, you know: T'anks for the help. [more inside]
Plumbing - I need to replace the gasket and o-ring in this faucet, but I'm stumped on how to take it apart. Help! The handle was easy, but the body refuses to budge. The ceramic body & metal base move with a lot of resistance, but not in a way that suggests unscrewing. The top flange is immovable, but with no space to wedge in a screwdriver to pry it off. Ideas? Front view & Top View. Thank you!
Indoor Plumbing Filter: Help me understand a valve on my hot water line and how to stop a leak. [more inside]
Fixed the dripping sink faucet. Now the first water after I turn it on tastes nasty. What can I do? How long will it last? [more inside]
How can I get my drywell draining properly again? [more inside]
What is this thing on my wall? This is on the wall of our laundry room, and I don't know what it is. I want to add shelving in the area, so can I remove it without causing a problem? NSFW only if you have imaginative farsighted co-workers. [more inside]
Hi I think I might have a plumbing problem, can you confirm what the next step is...? [more inside]
Toilet has a rubber piece that sprung a leak - help [more inside]
I have a rather...sticky situation happening in the bathroom regarding poop and my new toilet. Please help before I die of embarassment! [more inside]
What should we be thinking about and considering when re-plumbing an entire house? Plumbers and experienced homeowners we welcome your advice. [more inside]
Plumbing/Science Equipmentfilter: I have a process air heater that I bought from Omega but I have no idea how to connect the 4in non-threaded duct and the 1in threaded pipe outlet from my blower. Help please! [more inside]
Our new and overly-swanky kitchen tap does not have an aerator. This creates a mess of tidal-wave proportions. Is there an after-market fix? [more inside]
[plumbingfilter] My bathroom and kitchen faucets don't give cold water until they've been running for at least one minute. The shower runs hot much quicker (10-20 seconds). Is this something that can be fixed? My landlord says no. [more inside]
Seattle: *urgent* need for a plumbing/heating maintenance today or this weekend for the in-floor heating of my townhome. Haven't had heat since apparently Wednesday night, and the company that installed it is non-responsive to my repeated calls. [more inside]
How do I best deal with this wet, smelly problem? [more inside]
Is it bad that my uninstalled (new) water softener was exposed to freezing temperatures? [more inside]
How do I unstick this brass bypass valve? [more inside]
I have two toilets with standard 4" toilet connections, mounted on a solid concrete floor. I would like to replace one toilet with a shower. Have you done this before? How do I do it? What problems will I face? [more inside]
I made a stupid mistake a flushed Clorox wipes down my apartment toilet and it clogged the plumbing. What are my responsibilities as a tenant?
I made a stupid mistake a flushed Clorox wipes down my apartment toilet and it clogged the plumbing. What are my responsibilities as a tenant? [more inside]
Sink air vent invites buggaboos? [more inside]
For financial and quasi-environmental reasons, I live in a studio apartment with its own bathroom but with a shared kitchen down the hall. It's great except for one thing: I'd love to use my bathroom sink for kitchen-ish purposes, but the faucet and drain are too shallow. Is there anything I can attach to the faucet that'll give it a bit more flexibility - without breaking my lease or calling the plumber? [more inside]
IsMyHouseGoingToFloodFilter: Will a bunch of teflon tape wrapped around a compression ring prevent my toilet shut off valve from leaking? [more inside]
I have replaced the flapper, flush valve, overflow tube, spud washer, bolts, and gaskets. A big leak (spontaneous refilling every 1-2 hours) has become a small leak (2" drop in water level in 12 hours). Now what should I do to make it stop entirely? [more inside]
Apparently, we have a private sewer line that no one knew existed. And that line is disintegrating. Now what? [more inside]
Help me identify this clump of tree roots that a plumber cut from my sewer line today. It's either from a California Redwood, an ash, or this little tree that I haven't identified (maybe it's an ash too? It has berries while the big one does not, but I guess they flower and fruit on a multiyear cycle.) The house is in southern California, and roots are apparently invading the line through a bad splice between two sections of ABS pipe.
Can you help this complete newbie replace the dishwasher in my broken down old mobile home? The plumbing is, to put it kindly, non-standard, and I'm not sure how to proceed without flooding my dwelling. [more inside]
We moved into a new rental last month and after we moved in I notice some unusual plumbing. [more inside]
What to do with my clogged toilet/shower? [more inside]
Why does the toilet in my basement overflow when I use the dishwasher or take a shower? [more inside]
Where can I get a replacement San Francisco-style 5" square drain cover? You know, the kind that looks like this that you see every 20 feet embedded directly in the sidewalk. [more inside]
Is there a German equivalent for American Drain-O? I'm having problems with a sink that won't drain. [more inside]
Moaning Myrtle is living in my toilet. Please help me debug. [more inside]
How can I find the cutoff valves for my shower? [more inside]
In housing construction, is it a universal consensus that PEX is superior to copper piping in nearly all applications? [more inside]
Help Soldering Water Pipe - AGAIN (please don't recommend shark bites or any shortcuts - I did it last year, and it leaked again, thats why I'm trying to do this the right way). [more inside]
Plumbing filter: are all "one hole" kitchen faucets the same size (diameter)? [more inside]
How can I get a toothbrush out of my sink drain without taking apart the pipes? The bottom end of the toothbrush is about 5 - 6 inches below the sink. I tried using 2 butter knives: Fail. Any common household items that could be used? Something available at Home Depot?