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Doing the same thing I get water pressure more than before

Hey mike doing the same thing I get water pressure more than before but it just dies and I have no water at all

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Our shower stopped mixing water properly last Friday. It is

Hi, our shower stopped mixing water properly last Friday. It is a topliss shower mixer. We have a wetback fire and we are on low pressure. We had a plumber out on Friday and he replaced the whole mixer part in the wall behind the shower mixing tap. He put the old tap back on. He also installed a slide shower for low pressure for us as we had a fixed rose before. The mixer was still not working when he finished and he didn't know what was wrong so said he would send someone else on Monday! Monday came, and the next plumber they sent said there was just air in the pipes and flushed them through. however, when we had showers the next morning the water still was not mixing properly. We used to be able to have the tap half way round for the water to mix to a great temperature for a hot shower. Now we need to turn the tap all the way round to the hottest setting to get hot water and then there is less pressure and the water is scolding. If you turn it down at all, it just goes luke warm or cold. The plumber came back on Tuesday and told us it was the shower head causing the problems, and put a better one on for low pressure. It didn't make much difference, and the mixing still doesn't work. We called him back on Wednesday and he looked in the roof space. He said we could get rid of the header tank, put in a pressure reducing valve, and put in a solar temp valve and this would fix the problem. They came back today to do this. When I got home tonight, the pressure is the same as normal which is not a problem, but the mixer still doesn't work like it used to. We still have to turn it right around to the hottest setting to get pure hot water, and if we turn it down it is Luke warm to freezing! I am at the end of my tether with the plumber now! What could be causing this? The mixer in the wall behind the tap - would it have temperature settings on? If so, could the problem be something as silly as these being set wrong by the first plumber on the first call out?

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WCohn

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I have an older bath tub and faucet. Coming from the faucet

I have an older bath tub and faucet. Coming from the faucet is a bunch of flared connections and an old 1/4 copper line, hot and cold service. For whatever reason the hot water line sprung a leak in the middle of the line. I am wanting to run new pex line to the faucet but am unsure how to connect the pex line to the faucet backing. I am not at the property to have a look. Is there usually a standard connection that comes off the back of the tub faucet? I am thinking I could use like a threaded 3/4 inch connection with a pex end but I'm not sure?

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WCohn

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I work as a janitor in school years. I am being accused of

I work as a janitor in school for 18 years. I am being accused of leaving a faucet open in the classroom ( on the 2nd floor ) of a double sink and as a result causing first mentioned 20 now they say up to 40K in damages in the office below and the basement.I remember hearing a water drip at a very fast pace in one of the spigots on the right side of the right sink. So I tightened it until it stopped and shortly after I left the room.I was the last person in the classroom according to the cameras in the hallway.The next morning there was a big flood supposedly caused by a faucet left open on the right. In the faucet on the left they removed couple of faucet valves and the main water supply line was closed.What might have caused the flood. Both of the center faucets over each sink ( each sink has 3 taps) have been leaky for months probably longer.What might have caused this kind of flood.

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Water filter will not turn counterclockwise to remove

water filter will not turn counterclockwise to remove

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WCohn

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My faucet was dripping even though shotoff valve was closed.

My faucet was dripping even though shotoff valve was closed. I tightened it to stop the dripping and left shopping. After I came the water was flowing at maximum from the tap and caused some flooding. I probably tightened it too much, but what exactly happened?

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WCohn

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Sprinkler System ----> Rain Bird designed my sprinkler

Sprinkler System ----> Rain Bird designed my sprinkler system plan. I will have the main valves (5) and box control on the north side of the house and 2 valves on the south side to get the small front yard patch. Rain Bird has on the blueprint PVC pipe that runs down to the back yard and wraps around the back of the house to the south side and back up to the front of the house to feed water to 2 valves. This is a new construction home.My question is.... Can I run a pex line that taps into the sprinkler system main line and run under the rafters/support beams of the unfinished basement to the area where the south side valves will reside? Hence - cutting all of the PVC /trenching out and saving some $$$ and time?

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WCohn

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Working on an rehab condo. The bathroom sink drain line is

working on an rehab condo. The bathroom sink drain line is cracked and when removing it broke off behind the tile wall. Dont want to damage the tile (1950s art deco) so is there any way to remove the remaining drain line and use the existing galvanized line behind the wall. I might need to rethread the galvanized to make sure I get the old drain line removed.

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The problem is the upstairs bathroom,the cold water from

the problem is the upstairs bathroom,the cold water from the sink faucet has barely any water comming out of the tap, this has been going on for years , i have changed the faucet many times but the problem is still there,there is no problem anywhere else in the house,what could be the reason for this and how can i fix it?

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