Tag: plumbing

63 How can I improve the water pressure in my shower? 2010-07-23T14:14:01.723

36 How can I pull a wire through a pipe that has too many turns for fish tape? 2016-10-02T00:51:06.423

33 How do I wrap pipe threads with teflon tape? 2010-11-15T10:36:24.410

31 How do I fix a "water hammer" problem? 2010-09-12T20:52:14.943

29 Why does my dishwasher back up into the sink, but running the disposal allows it to drain? 2010-12-14T17:24:59.320

25 What temperature should I set my water heater to? 2013-07-22T20:47:42.027

24 Is there a freezing-water-resistant metal pipe? 2016-02-26T12:42:27.813

23 Are toilets supposed to be caulked to the floor? 2015-06-29T05:22:45.790

22 Can a toilet get "too old" to the point where it can never be unclogged and must be replaced? 2016-03-11T00:58:16.897

21 Does Pex tubing have any advantages over copper? 2010-07-22T12:53:58.487

21 Are "1/4 turn" water supply valves more reliable than "multi-turn" valves? Or vice-versa? 2014-05-26T18:18:24.063

20 What should we look for when buying a fixer-upper house? 2011-06-06T17:48:10.597

20 Why do my toilets flush slowly and often incompletely? 2011-09-17T00:11:06.020

20 Why does the shower get cold when I flush, and how can I prevent it? 2013-01-23T00:03:40.447

19 What is the advantage of PEX pinch clamp vs. crimp rings? 2010-09-10T17:39:18.003

19 When should pipe dope vs thread tape be used? 2012-11-29T19:51:43.503

18 How do I remove this fastener under my bathroom faucet 2017-10-29T17:46:28.000

17 Can I still be sold plumbing fixtures that contain lead? 2017-11-06T12:13:44.533

16 Why would you use copper over CPVC or PEX? 2010-08-19T03:33:01.520

16 How do I fix a leaky toilet that only leaks from underneath? 2011-01-07T22:52:17.540

16 How do I replace this cast iron toilet flange? 2012-10-29T01:07:41.683

16 Purpose of Fill Valve Tube Going into Overflow Drain 2014-06-29T10:33:44.850

15 How often do septic tanks typically need to be pumped? 2010-09-10T18:56:04.700

15 What can I do about my drains constantly getting blocked? 2011-01-22T13:32:58.417

15 How much water do water softeners waste? 2012-02-09T19:56:10.273

14 How can I tell if these pipes are gas lines or water lines? 2012-03-23T18:33:33.780

14 Should the water heater be shut down if the water main has to be turned off? 2014-01-08T02:10:31.937

14 Scientifically speaking, how and why does sweating (soldering) copper pipes work? 2018-01-19T21:28:20.223

13 Is it worth it to insulate hot water PEX tubing? 2010-07-22T17:21:34.607

13 What are the uses of the various schedules of PVC pipe? 2010-08-19T20:52:57.563

13 Is plunging a toilet without a plunger a good tip or a horrible idea? 2011-10-25T16:54:17.060

13 Best way to keep a PEX run in an attic (above a foyer) from freezing? 2011-12-20T04:59:07.677

13 What would cause air bubbles in the toilet when I'm showering? 2013-07-01T19:22:04.253

13 When is pipe dope/tape needed? 2013-12-10T15:32:12.893

13 What is "pipe dope"? 2016-04-07T14:00:54.383

13 Can filling up a 75 gallon water heater tank without opening a faucet cause damage? 2016-09-30T15:45:12.607

13 Should I extend a drain vent that terminates in my attic? 2017-02-16T20:19:09.667

12 Are tankless water heaters worth it in cold climates? 2010-07-22T12:58:46.247

12 Why is my toilet constantly backing up? 2010-09-13T21:57:54.107

12 Which type of PVC for exposed outdoor use? 2012-09-24T00:29:34.627

12 What could be causing a urine smell in our bathrooms? 2013-04-01T00:24:22.880

12 Is Teflon thread tape easily removable? 2017-05-18T15:34:05.753

11 Should my toilet flange sit on top of the backer board or the tile of the floor? 2010-08-15T15:56:05.257

11 How can I prevent or remedy "bio slime" accumulation in a sink drain? 2011-08-28T21:41:47.277

11 How do I "fix" a bad sweat (solder) joint? 2012-01-06T05:29:39.993

11 How to fix stinky bathroom sink? 2012-03-08T20:01:21.043

11 Why does this toilet clog so often? 2012-04-09T14:51:36.710

11 How can I reseal a shower drain on a pre-formed shower base? 2012-07-01T15:38:07.340

11 Safe way to close gaps around copper pipes? 2012-08-07T15:00:13.437

11 Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition? 2012-08-17T20:51:39.280

11 What is this thing next to my sink? 2012-10-10T06:40:33.840

11 What would cause the water pressure to be too high for just a second? 2012-11-18T07:12:29.697

11 Does a plumbing vent need to penetrate the roof? (Can it penetrate a wall?) 2015-01-29T17:15:14.817

11 What is This Thin Metal Wire? 2017-09-02T22:08:23.033

10 Are SharkBite plumbing connectors as reliable as soldered connectors? 2010-08-10T03:38:18.673

10 What are some of your previous owner nightmares you have inherited? 2010-09-08T20:48:21.610

10 How do I eliminate the "whooshing" sound of water running though pipes? 2010-10-06T11:46:58.607

10 Why does my shower switch keep burning out? 2011-02-20T09:48:01.633

10 How can I fix a Moen faucet that is still leaking after replacing cartridge? 2011-03-08T23:25:53.157

10 What is causing a whistling sound coming from my upstairs bathroom? 2011-09-06T17:01:32.777

10 Why can't SharkBite plumbing connectors be sold in CA and VT? 2011-10-28T01:17:21.883

10 Toilet does full-blast, one-second refill every hour or so 2012-05-11T10:03:42.453

10 How should I configure my plumbing with PEX? 2012-09-13T00:16:32.133

10 Can I reduce or eliminate water hammer without plumbing? 2012-10-25T12:51:53.057

10 What to look for in a new/replacement toilet? 2012-12-13T05:58:30.953

10 How can I deal with waste water from a washing machine in a non-plumbed room? 2013-06-02T15:35:19.293

10 What can I do about a toilet flange that is 1/4" below the finished floor? 2013-06-07T16:59:00.137

10 When to replace a toilet's wax ring? 2016-01-17T17:33:46.370

10 Pros and Cons of buildings permits 2016-08-20T22:19:50.193

9 Does PEX require home runs? 2010-08-22T16:05:33.553

9 Why might our washing machine cause our clothes to smell damp when dry? 2010-08-26T13:35:15.173

9 Why do I have blue water coming out of the faucets? 2010-11-07T04:49:27.520

9 Can a toilet be moved 6 inch to the right? 2011-05-05T20:38:53.783

9 Can someone explain to me how this hot water recirculating system works? 2011-05-28T21:48:21.703

9 Why is the water pressure in my home clearly less than my neighbors? 2011-07-04T22:56:17.767

9 Removed sink, now what? 2012-04-06T09:43:07.310

9 How proud can a toilet flange sit above the floor? 2012-10-29T14:56:49.787

9 What causes a water heaters relief valve to discharge water? 2013-02-13T18:40:29.220

9 How should I drain water from a basement dehumidifier? 2013-07-08T00:43:51.543

9 How do I install an in-wall tank (wall-hung toilet) with the stack in the way? 2013-10-31T02:03:53.933

9 How effective are outdoor foam faucet covers to prevent freezing? 2014-01-21T07:34:26.510

9 How does this 50 year old shower valve work? 2014-07-13T19:20:33.173

9 What is the purpose of the valve between these two pipes? 2015-10-06T16:40:07.857

9 Should I run the tap while dumping boiling water? 2016-04-11T21:25:02.743

9 Sharkbite fitting connection is leaking around painted pipe 2017-12-07T02:53:42.010

9 Unable to remove a cross-threaded water hose 2018-01-10T13:42:04.167

8 Why does my toilet's seal wear out so fast? 2010-07-21T19:31:33.437

8 How do I install a sink in a room that doesn't have a drain vent? 2010-09-29T12:06:32.487

8 How can I verify where the pipes in my basement go? 2010-12-28T02:11:53.710

8 Handheld showerhead backflow preventer 2011-06-09T20:24:41.753

8 Why is my brand new PEX clear tubing turning green near the water heater? 2011-07-24T15:56:19.620

8 How can I stop a running toilet? 2011-11-04T02:00:27.080

8 How high can I stretch my washing machine drain hose? 2011-12-05T19:34:14.260

8 What is this and can it be used to stop the flow of water? 2012-01-28T20:10:52.033

8 Are hot water returns worth putting in? 2012-05-02T12:36:53.713

8 Why is sewage backing up from this outdoor pipe? 2012-07-30T12:52:27.783

8 Why is the first shower of the day is colder than the second? 2012-12-31T19:42:38.333

8 How do I easily separate unglued PVC pipe from joints? 2013-02-17T19:13:32.670

8 Is there a way to thaw a frozen pipe, if you can't access the pipe? 2014-01-07T15:05:30.770