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identifying drainage problems without pulling up the floor

Help. We bought a house 2 yrs ago and remodeled it to within an inch of its life. Both my husband and I have mold allergies. The house is on a slab so we pulled all carpet and put in moisture barrier ...
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Should I turn the hot water tank off or turn it down on extended vacation?

I am going to FLA for winter this year. I will turn off my water to my home, and set my thermostat at 55 for my 4 month absence. Should I also turn my hot water tank off? Or should I turn to lowest ...
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Run water from under deck to backyard

I have an Outdoor Water Faucet right under the deck which is very hard to reach. So far I have connect a 50ft water hose there permanently but I always shut off from the faucet because it's leaking ...
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Regarding detaching a tube from a valve on the top of a water storage tank

I am trying to perform the tank sanitizing operation for the reverse osmosis system. One of the procedures involves detaching the tube from the valve, as shown in the first figure. The document does ...
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Massive water bill

We just received our monthly water bill for 167 CCF, which is 16,700 cubic feet or 125,000 gallons (nearly $1000!). This volume is equivalent to a pond 5 foot deep and 33 feet in diameter. We live on ...
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water tap leaking, loosen the nut

A water tap located in the basement is leaking when tap is opened. I inspected the tap, hoping that tightening nut would help, but it seems that the nut is sort of "soldered", i.e. it won't move: ...
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Can I run two well pumps off of one well line?

I was wondering if I can run two well pumps off of one well line ,one for the house and one for irrigation ? If so would I need to install a check valve between the two pumps? I am not sure if two ...
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Leaky Bath Faucet, Old Shower Stems!

I have a slight but regular drip (cold water) in our bathtub, so I decided to take the cold handle off in an attempt to replace the washer. A plumber did this in a different bathroom in our house and ...
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Is it possible to hook up a hose to my well pump?

I have a well pump that goes and pull water from an aquifer. I'd like to hook up a hose to it and water some plants that my sprinkler system cannot reach very well. Is it possible to do this? ...
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Channel water off very steep staymat/small stones driveway

We have a very steep driveway made of stay mat/small stones. Every time it rains, the driveway gets washed out. We have tried so many things to stop this. We have dug trenches going across the ...
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What can cause a sink's pivot rod connector to leak water?

Background: When running water in my bathroom sink, I'm seeing a small water leak (about a drop per minute). I traced the source to the bottom of the pivot rod connector - see the red circle in the ...
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GE Profile Refrigerator creating Ice and Water slowly

I have a GE Profile TPX24PRBP Side by Side refrigerator. Recently the ice maker stopped making ice. I noticed the ice-maker itself was not cycling and it was making a 1-sec whirring noise (like a gear ...
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Does siphoning through a garden hose to a basement make sense?

I'd like to drain some rainwater sitting on an in-ground pool cover. I siphoned the first few inches quite easily with one end at the street level—which, luckily, is a little lower than both the front-...
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Can I split off a pipe to create an additional faucet in my basement?

I've been madly googling this question, but either this is not a thing anybody does or I can't find the words to express it well enough to get an answer. I have a home hydroponics setup for growing ...
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Hot water issues in apartment [duplicate]

We had changed the shower handle cartridge last year per a plumber's suggestion and it seemed to resolve the situation but apparently it didn't. Right now, for some strange reason, one fixture is ...
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Frigidaire Gallery water dispenser delay/stuck on

I'm a new father and I am trying to be the man of the house and fix my fridge. :-) Basically, the water dispenser will stick while we're using it. The lever doesn't stick, but the water will stay ...
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what is the right drainage system around a floating crawlspace foundation?

4 years ago I bought a house in a town on the Canadian border of MN. What I didn't realized was...the property is sloping and my neighbor filled his property up so it's half a foot higher than mine. ...
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What could be the cause of Water running in Condo?

One night about a month ago I was watching TV when I heard a loud metal sound followed by the sound of surging water. It was so loud and unsettling my dog started barking. I went next door to ask my ...
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PVC Pipes And Pool Solar Heating Advice

We have a set of EnerSol solar panels (black water pipes) which are installed on the roof. Our pool pump sends water up to the panels via black PVC pipes. The water goes through the panels, warms ...
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Tee size in efficienct flow splitting of main water supply

I am re-piping the water supply lines in my house. I have a 1 inch supply line coming from the main. This will travel about 30 feet before being split into 2 lines, one supplying the hot and the ...
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How to deal with a corroded copper water pipe?

We have a corroded copper pipe. I'm not interested in what caused the corrosion. I just want to know how to treat it. What can I do to stop the corrosion? Paint it? What would I paint it with? ...
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What can cause copper pipe to corrode?

We have a corroded main water pipe that connects to a valve that goes into the house. The corroded pipe rises from the pave driveway and ends in a valve at the top. Here's a picture: The building ...
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Why is water oozing from tile shower floor non stop

Our home is 4 years old. From day one the shower has been a problem. It is ceramic tile. There were leaks inside and outside the shower and the pan apparently had a hole in it and was replaced. ...
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Water coming from the ground under the rear patio slab, but meter does not indicate a leak

About two months ago, after the first heavy rains of the season, we started noticing water coming from the ground under the rear patio slab. We have owned the home for 8+ years and never had an issue ...
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How to tighten threaded pipe in an existing assembly of pipes

I have a brass pipe with threaded joints coming into the house from the street that has a leaking joint. I can't see how it can be tightened without loosening the joint at the other end of the pipe. ...
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Can I connect an indoor water meter to water heater with PEX?

So I have a water meter in our basement, connected to the city line via copper (it's also our electrical ground). From the meter is decades-old galvanized leading to a leaky shutoff (which I plan to ...
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Water pipe extension to livestock corrals

I have horses and sheep that live about 100 feet from the main house/ outside water faucet. We want to install a pipe that allows access to the water down at the corrals, what sort of things should I ...
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Water dripping from Concrete slab

I am facing problem of water dripping in my bedroom from upstairs apartment from upstairs bathroom. However, upstairs neighbour never used his bathroom since last almost 1 year. How to find and What ...
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How can I fix a leaky tap (exterior of the house) that I can't turn off the water source?

I have a leaky tap that's dripping water. I saw many videos teaching people how to fix it. However, the first step always involves turning off the water source from the inside. I have two water ...
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How can I prevent unpleasant smells and organisms in our water tank?

There is an 8000 liter water tank on top of my house which provides water for the house. Bacteria, fungi, algae, etc. often start developing in the tank, giving unpleasant smells, etc. The water is ...
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Will my existing deck support the weight of a new hot tub?

I have a hot tub on my deck. I'm ready to fill it but now wondering about the weight on it. The deck is 10' wide with 2x8 joists on 16"centers. The tub is 7' x 7'. When filled with water and people ...
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Is using a globe valve on a water supply line a bad idea?

Our rented house has an individual plastic water tank to which the colony supplies water from their tanks regularly. The main water pipe fixed to the tank that comes from the colony had a ball valve (...
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Water tanks and pressure

My water filter system for my well was just replaced. Once replaced, water pressure increased dramatically. I noticed the pump started running constantly which it hadn't done before. Pressure gauge is ...
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Capping a leaky outdoor faucet, good idea?

I have an old outdoor faucet that is leaking water. The switch of the water source is very old and hard to turn to stop the water supply to this faucet. I wonder if I can buy something to cap it to ...
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Water on basement floor and attempting to fix with mortar?

I have waterproofed my basement completely for three sides (digging and using membrane and installing weeping tile), but for the remaining side which is a sidewalk, it would be too expensive to bust ...
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Higher waterpressure through one 40mm pipe or two 32mm pipes?

I have a small field I need to water, it is 100m away from my water outlet. My water pressure is somewhere around 1.5bar. I have two options to connect the sprinkler on the field: A. 40mm pipe (40mm ...
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Is this a workable water softener plan?

I'd like to install a water softener in my house. I have a good idea of what's required, but I'd like to know if I'm overlooking anything. I have city water coming into my basement through the floor ...
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Patching Fieldstone Foundaton?

This is partly an extension of a prior question I had: Field-stone Foundation on Top of Bedrock, Keep the Water Out? With grading and some tarps (which I plan on covering with gravel) I think I have ...
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High water pressure after water heater is turned on or water isn't used for a while

I recently noticed my bathroom sink leaking occasionally and when I turn on the water, the pressure was much stronger than normal at first and went back to normal after a short time of letting the ...
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How to Get Water Filtered with Silver for a Student? [closed]

Student so I am searching for a low budget product but can 100-200 e if necessary. I did not find any good products in AliExpress. Now, I am considering the product here but it is rather expensive (...
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Seized “ballofix” ball valve can't shut off water properly

I have a dripping shower/bath mixer tap (read "running hot water and rapidly getting worse") which I need to fix. I have found the water switch off valves for the apartment, but I cannot close them ...
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How can I monitor water usage for just my portion of a shared property?

I live at a property of 4 bungalows. We are all on 1 water meter. We have all been told by the property owner that our monthly charge for water is going up because of higher use. My neighbors and I ...
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Running water in master shower causes guest bathtub spigot to drip

If this sounds familiar, I deleted my previous question cause I have more info that changes the facts. I noticed that my son's guest bathroom tub had a little water around the drain after I took a ...
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Water Pressure Fluctuating [duplicate]

We are selling our house, and I have not noticed any problems myself with our water pressure, but the home inspector's report said--- Water pressure rising and dropping as pump is running and shutting ...
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pump running little water going into tank

My well pump is running but water sounds like it is trickling into the tank. I have primed the pump and that appears to be fine. In fact,after running the pump for a little bit, when I go to remove ...
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How long should a blower and dehumidifier run in order to dry out ceiling boards and drywall?

I recently had a leak in a pipe in my ceiling. It was caught immediately and only soaked the floor below my bathroom, the floor boards and ceiling drywall in a small area. I had two air blowers and a ...
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Run full load in washing machine, find water on floor by drain

It's a house new to us but 18 years old. We ran the washing machine for the first time with a full load and came back to find water around the drain pipe and on the floor. Makes sense that the drain ...
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Replace Toilet Water Supply Line

I'd like to replace this old toilet copper supply line with a more flexible braided supply line. The problem is that I can't find one with the right connection to the water supply valve. Current (...
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Will a generic carbon filter reduce radon in my water?

The title pretty much says it all. Will a carbon filter like this help reduce radon in my water?
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WIll electric pressure washer work with low water pressure?

I live in a 5th floor of a building that doesn't have strong water pressure. I remember that many years ago a cleaning group was going to pressure-wash the exterior of the building, but couldn't ...