plumbing advice

  1. Lexd

    Help with troubleshooting green water stain

    We’re trying to figure out a plumbing/water treatment issue and I was hoping the experts here could help point us in the right direction. We’ve talked to some local plumbers and water treatment companies but none so far have given us confidence that they are familiar with this issue. We’re...
  2. N

    American Standard Tub/Shower Cartridge I.D!

    Please help Identifying this American standard Tub/Shower trim. Cartridge is what I’m looking for to replace for a client. Any insight with a URL link to order would be greatly appreciated! Plumb On!
  3. C

    New Construction Second Floor Bathroom drain and vent layout.

    Attached is the layout for a second-floor bathroom. There is an adjacent laundry room. The bathroom drain will run through the exterior 6-inch framed wall. The 10-inch floor joists run perpendicular to the exterior wall. Also attached is a simplified one-line diagram of the proposed drain and...
  4. K

    New basement plumbing layout

    Hi, I am looking for some feedback on the proposed layout. I would like to add a basement bathroom and kitchenette. Bathroom will be located underneath the main floor bathroom, next to main stack and main vent. Bathroom will have shower, lavatory, toilet. Kitchenette in next room will have a...
  5. P

    Help with sink plumbing

    Hello, I am having some difficulty replacing the sink drain in my bathroom as well as the P trap and such. After taking a wrench to the joint to try and twist it off, the thing was so old and crusted together that it didn’t budge, instead the whole p trap and drain broke off just under the sink...
  6. Dpm200

    Raising p-trap that sits too low in 2nd floor joist

    Hello. I removed a large light structure from my 1990s kitchen ceiling in order to install canless led lights and learned the p-trap from the shower in the floor above rests 5" below the joists preventing me from installing drywall flush with the joists. I am wondering what my options are for...
  7. MarineDad

    Bathtub Spout Broke off & Need Help Please...

    Ok Gents, I'm going to be frank with you all. I have no idea what to call anything regarding plumbing or parts, so I have pictures just Incase. My bathtub broke when I pushed the water diverter (I think). The pipe that sticks out from the wall to the faucet is hard plastic and it's screwed into...
  8. Crookeddog

    Moving tub and shower drain

    I am re-doing our master bath and took out the tub and want to make one big shower with 2 drains. The original shower drain and the tub drain. I need to re route them but unsure how to do that correctly. I've added a couple of pics. Thank you for your help. The small red "dots" are where I...
  9. Gabdude123

    Identify and replace old shower cartridge

    Can anyone identify the faucet and cartridge in the images? It was likely installed in 1980s. Some people have said it looks like an old grohe or Hans Grohe. The cartridge is shot and I am having a very hard time finding a replacement. Any advice is appreciated.
  10. Mayo

    Will my plumbing system work?

    I'm new to plumbing and installing the drain system myself. I have a crude drawing of what I planned out and wanted to get opinions on if it is vented correctly. In the diagram I have a wet vent from the sink. Would this system work?
  11. Addink

    Best connection/pipe for vertical outdoor hose bib?

    We have an old townhouse with the water line in the basement and I'm trying to come up with a better way of running water to the backyard. Currently, a long garden hose is attached to a gate valve connected to the copper water line in the basement of the house. It goes up through a gap in the...
  12. Greenwood

    Shower sound from downstairs neighbor super loud

    Hello, I wish I could get some advice here. I am living upstairs in a condo. Recently, my downstairs neighbor's shower sound is super loud which always wake me up from sound sleep at late night. It's like they are showering in my bathroom. It didn't occur before and only recently since one day...
  13. Greenwood

    Shower sound from downstairs too loud

    Hello, I wish I could get some advice here. I am living upstairs in a condo. Recently, my downstairs neighbor's shower sound is super loud which always wake me up from sound sleep at late night. It's like they are showering in my bathroom. I have recorded the sound with a decibel meter. Here...
  14. Emold

    Mysterious pipes in floor of 1953 basement

    Hey everyone, I think this is my first time posting a question here as I usual find my answers in the archives. In other words, thanks for the help with all of our previous plumbing issues! We recently pulled up an old subfloor in the basement of our 1953 1 1/2 story home. Two capped cast...
  15. Anna_Zapolskih

    Gel substance clogged my pipe

    Emptied a Hello Fresh ice pack in my sink and immediately realized I screwed up. Gel substance surrounding the ice block clogged my pipe. Tried snake drain to no avail. Water level went down like for a 5 millimeters in couple hours. Please help! Draino? Plumber necessary? Chattanooga, TN
  16. 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...
  17. Eazyknes

    Inexperienced Plumber / DIY / Need Advice!!!

    I had to redo my plumbing for my washer since we wanted to move it to a different wall. I didn’t look up slope until after everything was completed. I put about an 1” fall over 8’. Is that enough fall or do I need to add more somehow? Pipe size is 2.5” from washer drain then 8’ to 3” vent and...
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