plumbing

  1. Vci15

    Installing New Kohler Bathtub, Vertical Pipe (Vent Stack?) in the Way

    My bathroom (house built in 2002) is on the top floor of the home (3 floors) and I was able to remove the existing bathtub and now I'm preparing to put in the Kohler Underscore 60x30 bathtub Of course with my luck there seems to be a problem. There is a black pipe (vent stack?) that is going...
  2. shinysquid

    Need to replace a valve on a short PEX pipe- any hope to DIY?

    Hello - I found an issue with my water intake valve where there is a drip from the valve when the water is on. It drips from the right most side of the valve where there is a horizontal line/cutout. The valve seems to be one solid piece with no removable parts so I think my only fix for this is...
  3. daclan

    High pitched ringing under kitchen sink

    My home was built in about 2008. I've been in my home for about 13 years, and I've just now heard a high pitched, steady ringing under my kitchen sink. When I close the drawers under the sink, the noise level goes down a bit, so I know it's in the under-sink area. It's quite high pitched...
  4. Hueaster

    Well pit plumbing advice

    Hey guys. I'm wondering what could be done to improve the plumbing in my well pit. My issue I'm trying to resolve is I get about 2 GPM of flow to the house (red arrow in the picture is the 60-70' copper feed line to the house) and closer to 15GPM at the hydrant by the well pit (green arrow in...
  5. Paiksl

    Are these water leaks from thermal imaging?

    Hey All!! So recently getting ready to buy a new house. Looked through it and saw these images through thermal readings Wondering if these are indicative of a water leak somewhere. Thanks!
  6. Cv000000

    What Caused This Shower Leak?

    Hello everyone recently a friend over my house has taken a shower in the upstairs shower the last few days. Right below the shower this was found The shower is right above this with water also dripping down a little at that vent. infrared showed that entire ceiling had water all over it...
  7. JackPasco33

    Faucet diverter came off - no obvious way to re-install

    Hey folks, a bit of an emergency situation here, and all the plumbers in town are busy. The faucet came off the tub when one of our AirBnB guests turned on the shower. It doesn't look like anything I'm finding on the internet, and I'm not sure what to do here. There's not a screw that holds the...
  8. oldtimm

    Venting a basement shower remodel

    Hello all, In the process of a remodel and I'm trying to wrap my head around how to vent the shower. The way I see it, I have two options based on where everything needs to be. Option A (red lines are my proposed runs): Option B: The shower trap will be too close to the wall to fork off of...
  9. Evan8

    Plumbing inspector help

    I purchased my home last spring and basement plumbing was already roughed in. I began developing my basement in the fall and went smoothly until I scheduled the inspection for my rough in plumbing. The county inspector was supposed to come at the beginning of December but I received a call the...
  10. Brandon Kelling

    Water Main Using PEX ??

    Any help is appreciated; while working under my house I found that my water in was dripping at the white coupling so I decided to tighten it ....which that fixed the leak. My Question is; what is the valve shown with the red arrow ? is it necessary ? The yellow arrow is pointing at what I...
  11. LetMeVent

    Help Venting Freestanding Tub

    We are currently undergoing a master bath remodel, and want to confirm my plan for venting the new freestanding tub. The previous bathroom configuration had a corner whirlpool tub framed to abut a single vanity along each side, and the tub drain was wet vented to the lav in the vanity along the...
  12. lkbry501

    Loose handle on Essence 8" Widespread Two-Handle Bathroom Faucet M-Size MODEL # 2029700A

    Helping a friend with a loose bathroom sink handle. 1. Need recommendations on how to get the handle off. It doesn't have any holes for screw connections, and the diagram looks like it twists on and off. Wanted to check before I gave it a good yank. 2. Once I get the handle removed...
  13. Selina

    Change these Delta valves

    I need to swap these valves out but am not confident in the approach. I've replaced sink valves before.
  14. nabbasza

    Advice on routing new sewer pipe through garage

    I recently purchased a house built in the 1940s with some side sewer issues. Rather than digging in a couple spots at the back of the house to reline the problem segment and continue using the existing side sewer to the street, one bidder (which comes well recommended and reviewed) advised...
  15. Michael Crivello

    Toilet That's Difficult to Remove

    I've got a broken toilet that I'm looking to replace. The screws are really rusted and I can't get them out. Should I just snap them off? What else is involved in replacing a toilet? ---- Also, the only thing that works plumbing wise is my tub...and actually it doesn't really work that well...
  16. Adam Doyle

    Transitioning from Slab on Grade Elevation to Sewer Line Elevation Outside

    I building a one bed on bath unit in my backyard and connecting the sewer line from the unit back to my house. I had an inspector(young guy, pretty new at his job) come by today and fail me for the ~12" drop from the plumbing elevation under the slab on grade to transition to the elevation of...
  17. mcfall9

    Sewage Ejector questions. Wet Vent

    I am installing a bathroom in the basement I have to pump up to the drain. For lack of a better name the "Sewer Crock, pump" will need to be vented. Do I have to tie into and existing vent upstairs that runs to the attic-roof or can I tie into the sewer drain and use a wet vent ?
  18. vinrin2

    Wye not cut it in here?

    I am installing a new linear shower drain. What I hope to do is install the new drain upstream of the 1.5” dry vent, however there is already one 2” vented drain that discharges just above the vent (originates at my washing machine). Reading code 909.2, it appears that I should not install the...
  19. Oscarmeyer28

    Under slab bathroom

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  20. Letsfixit

    Shower Valve knocks and turns off water to a dribble HL - 40

    I have a glacier bay HL-40 shower valve that started acting up. (i assumed it was the valve) When I turn it from cold to hot it starts off fine and then at a certain point *clunk* it makes a clunk noise cutting off the flow of water and dribbling water out. I replaced the valve. Same issue...
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