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We aren't getting hot water in the master shower upstairs.

We aren't getting hot water in the master shower upstairs. The water heater is in the basement so the water has to travel two floors and to the other end of the house. I have a pressure booster pump also. The shower in the basement is fine but the first floor kitchen sink takes a while to get hot. The bathroom with the problem shower also has a tub and two sinks. The tub water does get hot and the sinks get warm but even if I leave the shower running for five minutes it doesn't get hot.

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I am trying to replace the cartridge on a kohler avatar

I am trying to replace the cartridge on a kohler avatar pull-out kitchen sink faucet but I can't get the handle and bonnet off. Looks like it should just pull off after removing the screw. Kohler also sent me parts for "spacer assembly kit(###) ###-#### which I don't know where this goes (not shown on my parts diagram)JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: The faucet is from 1999 and as far as I known nothing has been done to it since then. There is almost no water flow. Not goodJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not that I can thing of. If I can't fix it its time for a new faucet

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I am concerned and wondering what this noise is about, in my

I am concerned and wondering what this noise is about, in my home for several weeks. I believe it started sometime after a plumber changed / installed new sink faucets in 3 bathroom sinks. The noise sounds like a whiny light squealing type sound. It is intermittent but it may continue on repeatedly squealing for an hour or more.It's not loud and it sounds like it's coming from above like in the ceiling. It's a 1 story home.A friend tried to locate its source and told me that it seemed to go away when he turned on the hot water faucet in one of the bathrooms. He said as long as its running water, no sound. I'm skeptical because this friend is very hard of hearing and it may have just been a Coincidence when he tried it that one time.I'd like to know if it's even related to the water faucets since it sounds equally as loud or soft no matter where I am in the house. I didn't notice it occurring for some time after the faucets were changed. No sure how long tho. Thank you for any insights or opinions.PS. One other factor that occurred in the home. - about 3 months ago in December, my 21 year old refrigerator's water supply to the ice maker (ice makers been broken & unused for a couple of years), started leaking water inside the freezer. Dripping constantly whether the on/off wire lever was on or off. That water supply is hooked up by hose to the under kitchen sink water filtration line. It later started leaking water externally, probably due to friends' attempts at cutting off water supply behind the fridge. The squealing noise was occurring during this time.However, a few short weeks ago, the water company did come to repair and cap off the line under the sink that leads to the fridge, and the squealing noise persists.

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I NEED TO ADJUST HOT WATER BALANCE WITH MY KOHLER T10340

I NEED TO ADJUST HOT WATER BALANCE WITH MY KOHLER T10340 VALVE. HOW DO I DISASSEMBLE THE HANDLE AND VALVE COVER?JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: IT IS A HAND HELD SECONDARY VALVE IN THE SHOWER. JUST REPLACED HW TO A TANKLESS SUPPLY AND I AM NOTICING THE HOT WATER TEMP IS DIFFERENT BETWEEN WALL SHOWER CONTROL AND THE HANDHELD UNIT. THIUGHT IT IDS A SIMPLE BALANCE ADJUSTMENTJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I WAS PLANNING ON THAT.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I PREVIOUSLY DID THE VALVE ADJUSTMENT ON THE KITCHEN SINK SO I THINK THERE IS A WAY TO VIEW THE BALANCE ADJUSTMENT ON THE SHOWER VALVE

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Why is the hot water just trickle out of the the shower

Why is the hot water just trickle out of the the shower heads and washing machine and the cold water flow is normal? The water pressure from the pump is set at 50 psi. Could there be a blockage from the water heater?

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My kitchen sink has backed up without warning. It eventually

My kitchen sink has backed up without warning. It eventually drains but will back up again. I tried several drain clog products and even took apart the pipes under the sink to feed 20 feet of snake into it without success. All other drains work fine in the house and plunging does not bring up any residual of a clog. What to do next?JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: its been about 3 weeks and I'm a single woman and reluctant to have a stranger come into my home.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes if I can.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not that I can think of. Laundry drains fine as well as bathroom sink and tub. Dishwasher doesn't back up into itself but will back up into the sink. Drain products help somewhat but haven't fixed the problem.

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Does it make any difference if the p trap is faced like this

Does it make any difference if the p trap is faced like this vs being inline with the pipe?

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Stopped up kitchen sink drain have tried water pressure from

stopped up kitchen sink drain have tried water pressure from hoseto fush it out as all other drains working fine.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: n.. but it closed off for good yesterdaystarted two days ago but could get it open to draimJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I just gave Up and we both are diables with a wife whose bed riddenJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Only I spent all my life working construction and never ws beat like this

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I just had a Rinnai 75i gas tankless water heater installed

I just had a Rinnai 75i gas tankless water heater installed and my hot water pressure is about half. Temp is set at 120JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: Just installed a few days ago and and it has been this way since installation. water pressure is halfJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: maybeJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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