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  1. LakeDwellerMN

    Different pipe sizes coming from tank to rest of house

    All, We had a new well pump and tank installed (1/2hp and 14gal horizontal tank) last year. At the time, the plumber was unable to source a 20gal tank in a reasonable amount of time. Plumber has since retired. (no longer likes to take calls regarding his work). The check valve he installed...
  2. Dumb DIY

    Rubber Gasket won’t seat onto 2 inch PVC shower drain all the way.

    Hey guys, Replacing an old acrylic shower pan that was on it’s last leg with a new acrylic one. The shower pan I bought came with a special drain that I haven’t seen before. Standard center drain, however the drain has a rubber gasket that is supposed to fit over the 2 inch pvc drain pipe. Had...
  3. Br1Guy

    Issues with contractor work, removed 90% of joist.

    I just had issues with the contractor because he removed probably 90% of a joist which you can see in the second attached picture. The first attached picture was where the joist butted up to a support joist where the shower used to be. When asking the contractor about removing so much material...
  4. Nay

    Low water pressure after remodel

    Hello. I had to change my entire shower and I put a shutoff valve on the cold and hot water lines. They stayed off (and uncapped- I only recently learned about caps) for just over 2 months. The line goes bathroom sink-> shower-> kitchen sink. Ever since I put the shut off valves on, the water...
  5. Jason1

    DIY Water Heater Installation

    Hello Everyone, great forum. My water heater is leaking and needs to be replaced and I'm thinking about doing it myself with compression adaptors and flexible stainless steel corrugated connectors, and a gas flex line...
  6. ari

    Splitting and merging supply lines

    Hi, first off, I'd like to thank this forum for all the plumbing advice I've read as a guest. I haven't been able to find an answer to this particular question so I finally joined. I am making a heat exchanger for my shower trap arm. I have a 2" section of copper drain pipe that I want to coil...
  7. Rebecca Huss

    Reduced hot water flow in Moen single push/pull knob tub & shower

    Hello, Hoping someone can lend some advice. We just bought an older house - built in 1975. There is a single handle push/pull Moen tub/shower combo in the master bath. The sink (which is close to the plumbing for the shower, runs beautifully). When the knob is turned to the hot water side...
  8. kallanreed

    Freestanding Tub Drain

    I’d been noticing a mystery puddle on the floor near our freestanding tub occasionally after it’s used. Finally saw some water underneath the silicone that holds the tub to the floor. Previous owners were DIY types, but not really DI correctly Y (as I’ve been learning). In the crawlspace the...
  9. Jeff Davis

    Help on plumbing a portable softwash system

    As you likely know, a softwash system is a way to wash cars, house siding, and roofs that uses low pressure as opposed to a pressure washer, which uses high pressure. I'd like to build my own softwash system, and I know roughly what I want, but I'm not sure what plumbing parts to buy, and I may...
  10. B. Clark

    Stumped by double vanity

    Background Info: Upstairs double vanity. Both sinks won't drain. Sink 1 on L side; Sink 2 on R side. Sink 2 overflow connects to Sink 1's tailpiece. Single-piece vanity top. Troubleshooting Measures Taken: Pulled P-traps and tailpieces. Sink 1's tailpiece was full of sediment in overflow...
  11. Joegambler0

    Professional DIY advice for new built

    Hi everyone, Going to move soon from FL to Costa Rica and build an off grid Quonset hut. Looking for expert opinions on my choices of plumbing supplies that I am taking with me for the plumbing system. I am in maintenance now and want a good, least trouble free and long lasting system. Rinnai...
  12. NickLo

    Drain lines for basement bathroom and laundry

    Hello everyone. First post. This forum has been really helpful so thanks in advance for anything you can provide. I wanted to get some feedback from everyone on this mapping of these drain lines. Couple of things to note. 1. I'm in Maryland which uses the IPC to my knowledge. 2. Everything...
  13. JT and the DOG

    Old House - Floor drain, washer basin & new standpipe help

    Hi Folks, I'm a first time poster here, but I have been coming to the site for a couple of years now. My house (in Nebraska) came with a basin for the washing machine drain. See picture #1: That isn't terribly problematic, except that the basin empties into what seems to be a faulty floor...
  14. ChrisNorthNJ

    Vent move for DIY bathroom

    First off - what a great forum this is, I'm lucky to have found it. I imagine this is an easy question for some, but as I'm a DIY homeowner I want to make sure I get some advice. We're renovating a small square bathroom with a small walk in shower. There was a wall separating the side of the...
  15. becca130330

    Moving a toilet to where a sink used to be

    hi everybody! thanks for any advice in advance my current situation is explained in this picture what i want to do: 1. move the toilet to where the sink is 2 add a shower where the toilet was sink plumbing is on the left, and on the right is the existing drain pipe from the toilet 1. i know...
  16. Greg814

    Installing new PRV valve

    So I'm installing a new prv valve. My old one had failed and I had no flow. What would be the best way to attach the prv to pvc since it has metal threads. I've read where its best to try and avoid plastic to metal threads. I'm just a diy'er. Also where would be the best place to install a ball...
  17. Steveo

    Toilet Supply Line Length Help

    Old angle valve failed so I had to replace it and needed to replace the supply line as well - the old supply line was part of the valve. First time doing any of this kind of work and wondering if the supply line I installed is the wrong length. I had to put a lot of pressure on the line to make...
  18. Todd Fyffe

    DIY Shower Now Leaking in wall

    So I am in a predicament... I remodeled my bathroom recently, which was an entire tear-down to the studs and rebuild. I installed a new Onyx Collection stand up shower which included a new mixer valve and I decided to raise the shower head up about 6". Everything was pressure checked before...
  19. Trace

    Odd size shower valve stems, smaller than 21/32

    I'm trying to replace the stems and handles in our tub after the shower handle essentially stripped and could only be turned on and off with pliers; and the pliers slowly stopped being effective as the valve stem itself started getting stripped. No clue as to what brand we have, but the...
  20. Jrichardson30

    Remove shower drain clamping ring

    DIY Guy remodeling my master bath. Planned to do everything except the shower mortar bed bc it just seemed too tricky. SO...I had some not-so-great tile guys build the mud bed for my shower. They installed drain, pan liner and did the mud bed. They messed it up, isn’t level and not sloped...
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