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I am replacing the kitchen sink. It's a drop in style. I

I am replacing the kitchen sink. It's a drop in style. I need two holes, but the sink I like has 4 pre drilled holes. Is there a way to cover the two not needed?

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Pipes shudder and make a loud noise when water is turned on

Pipes shudder and make a loud noise when water is turned on kitchen sink. toilet is flushed, or washing machine rinse cycle turns on!

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Rick

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The kitchen hot water side for the faucet has a very low

The kitchen hot water side for the faucet has a very low rate of pressure, cold side has a good rate of pressure or maybe good. the rest of the house has normal pressure. We had a salt water equipment to soften the water. This came with the house, we used it for a day or two, then unplugged it because it slowed the water pressure on hot water side of kitchen. Now we had decent pressure when not using the salt water softener in kitchen, but not as good as the rest of home. Now we have removed the tank, and we have the same problem just like it was hooked up. Low water pressure for hot water side. Live in a hard water area. The water heater tank is in basement below kitchen sink area.Sharon

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Rick

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I have to work some under kitchen sink black plastic

I have to work some under kitchen sink black plastic plumbing & traps that are a bit different that I'm used to.I've always worked on the white variety with nuts that thread down and tighten to make the connection but this system seems to have nuts that turn a bit and click into place.Is this stuff still available? Can it be intermixed with the white stuff? The pieces seem to be a bit short in some places and I feel like I'm stressing things pushing them into place and retighening the connections. It feels like I need to replace a couple pieces here and there.

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We have a Kenmore water softener which is now about 5 years

We have a Kenmore water softener which is now about 5 years old. We've never had an issue with it. On June 26 I cleaned the screens and lubricated the o-ring and ran it through the regeneration process, checked for salt bridges, etc., which I do every six months. I use Morton water softener pellets (same brand for 5 years). On Saturday morning I ran some water in the kitchen sink and it had a blue tinge to it and it was "foamy" with an odd taste to it. I checked with our local water district and was told that they were not running any well tests and suggested that it might be from copper water pipes. I do not believe that our water pipes are copper.

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Rick

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I have been in this house years. Can I use vinegar to clean

I have been in this house for 10 years. Can I use vinegar to clean and keep the drains running properly. Right now everything is running well. If I can and should use vinegar how much should I put in the sinks and how much in the toilets. All my pipes are PVC. The house was built in 2005. It has city water and sewer.

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Rick

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My kitchen sink pipes rust and I want to change to plastic.

My kitchen sink pipes rust and I want to change to plastic. My pipe coming out of the wall is 1 1/2 inch ID sch 40 copper with male threads. Trying to get from that to glue p-trap. Can't find anything plastic to fit on threads. What am I looking for?

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Discovered a leak under the kitchen sink today. When I run

Discovered a leak under the kitchen sink today. When I run water the drip is coming off of the underside of the garbage disposal. I took a picture and am asking if the leak is likely coming from around the drain opening in the sink or down in the disposal itself. (Not sure how to attach the photo....)

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We have a built in freezer and refrigerator. The water lines

We have a built in freezer and refrigerator. The water lines to refrigerator and freezer were installed for a standard refrigerator that could be moved to gain access to the water shut off for each water supply/valve. But the builtin units are not designed to be moved easily especially in a crisis situation where the water to either or both units need to be turned off. However it happens to be that due to a defective freezer unit the units were removed and we have the opportunity to address this problem now. The wall behind the water valves would be perfect to use as an access point. However is it possible to simply remove the existing plastic box that surrounds the plumbing and install a box that allows access from both sides? We are trying to avoid re-plumbing and/or extensive sheetrock, texture and painting. We are looking for the easiest and cheapest fix. I have pictures I can send.

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