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I'm about to take on a plumbing project to replace the

Hello!I'm about to take on a plumbing project to replace the kitchen sink, faucet, plumbing supply lines, disposal and drain.There is also a reverse osmosis system underneath the sink with a tap running to the sink top.I will attach pictures soon and really just want a plumber to review and give advice as to standards like how much drain pipe between sink drain and disposal? And..I will be using pex for supply lines and pvc for drain.Is the drain thread a standard and do I buy a kit?Is there a standard for how far away the supply lines need to be away from the outside wall?Any recommendations on a disposal? Or any other pcs?Any tricks of the trade for any part of the project?What do I use to seal the sink to the countertop?I want to replace the cabinet bottoms as well, as they have been wet so many times over the past that they are rotting. What is the best material to replace it with?What diameter is the drain pipe?Do they make J traps that have easy access in case you drop something down the drain?Thanks in advance!-Mike

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I have very low water pressure in kitchen sink only. Rest of

I have very low water pressure in kitchen sink only. Rest of house is ok.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: I've been putting up with this for about a year or so. A baby can urinate with more pressure!JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: MaybeJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The faucet is about 9 years old

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I live in a condominium complex on the ground floor. The

I live in a condominium complex on the ground floor. The drain in my kitchen sink periodically makes this loud bubbly sound. You cannot see anything, but you hear it. I don't have to turn anything on or off and it only happens with the kitchen sink. My plumber seems perplexed by it.JA: Have you talked to a construction professional about the floor?Customer: I don't know what that isJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: No No. I live in the unit for 3 years now. It was constructed in 1988.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Only that the complex has 12 units in it and I am on the ground floor back unit

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My tenant replaced the kitchen sink when he moved out 2

My tenant replaced the kitchen sink when he moved out 2 years ago and I just noticed that the air supply for the dishwasher is no longer there.Meanwhile there is a nasty smell in the kitchen and I have fully cleaned the disposal so I don't think that is the cause. Could it be coming from the dishwasher? What's the purpose of that air vent anyway? Thanks.

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I disassembled the kitchen sink sprayer because it does not

hi, I disassembled the kitchen sink sprayer because it does not work. And Now the kitchen faucet wont turn on.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: it just heppenedJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: if it's an easy solutionJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not really, i didn't touch anything below the sink just the sprayer .

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The floor drain in our basement backs up whenever we do

The floor drain in our basement backs up whenever we do laundry. Nothing else causes the drain to backup. I've a tried a few things but nothing has helped.JA: Have you talked to a construction professional about the floor?Customer: No, what would I ask him?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I've updated the pipe to 2" from 1.5" and I've installed a utility sink for the machine to drain in to. The drain still backs up

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We have a Kohler kitchen sink faucet K10433 that isn't

We have a Kohler kitchen sink faucet K10433 that isn't giving cold water (very little).Using Homeowners Guide, p.3, Adjust the Water Temperature, have removed plug button by prying, the setscrew, handle, but can't get off the bonnet. Help, please.Also, see a lot of "calcium deposit?" in indexer. How do you suggest removing?***** *****

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When I turn on kitchen sink it makes a putting sound. sounds

When I turn on kitchen sink it makes a putting sound. sounds like and old motor starting up. But if I use the sprayer there is no noise, just regular spray. Never heard of a kitchen faucet shutting before. It's only about 5 yrs old. Got any ideas. Should I get a new faucet.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: Been about a week. Plenty of water, just noisy. Can hear it all over the house.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Depends on just what it is.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Just the faucet question

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I have a Paloma tankless water heater, it's 8 yrs old, has

Hi I have a Paloma tankless water heater, it's 8 yrs old, has worked fine until this morning, the water pressure to the bathrooms(back of the house) has dropped way off, the hot and cold, and I've lost a lot of hot waterJA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: Since this morning, badJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: It depends on what it isJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have flushed the heater system out, and checked for water leaks

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