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Use wider 6" gutters. I'd also add gutters to the upper roof line that dumps onto that portion of the roof that is a problem area. This will help control water flow.


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If you have no glass to keep rain out and the window is open all year except when you put plastic over it. If you prefer to have no glass, I am sure there is a producer of automatic louvers that have a rain sensor to sense when they need to close. They may shade the window more than the grate does now, but it will keep the rain out.I am sure the shade will ...


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My initial reaction is that it is still moisture from the January incident. Concrete can be water-tight but most poured slabs are still very porous and water will seep into many of tiny bubbles of the concrete and persist for a very long time. Though the remediation company may have come and dried the floor, the slab may still have water and it is ...


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You can get a test done which shows the types and amounts of mold in the air, as well as on surfaces. Companies will do these kinds of tests, and there are also at-home kits you can buy. Not sure of the efficacy of the home kits, though. You can also get a plumber (or yourself) to feed a camera down your drain pipes, to see if there are any leaks. If there ...


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My solution was to use a dishwasher hose drain kit, cutting the 'connector piece' until it just barely fit inside the original drainage hose. I then used a hose clamp to make the seal water tight.


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Easiest way is to buy some 20mm light duty flexible corrugated conduit from hardware store and pvc electrical conduit glue.run the glue around inside of end of drain hose and around the outside on the end of flexible corrugated conduit.insert conduit in end of drain hose,glue will dry in a few minutes or so and you are good to go with no leaks.or ...


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Replace this hose with a single long hose. Remove the hose that came with the unit and measure the size of the fitting it was attached to. Go to a good hardware or plumbing shop and buy a single length of heavy duty reinforced rubber hose and a hose clamp to fit. This is the only correct way to do it IMO.


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Tyler, This can be tough to give based on area. Where I live 3" is a huge storm but we have constant rain at small amounts for months. The first system I built was a 500 cubic foot catch basin the house was under 1800 sf. the system filled at almost 2x the rate I had expected (full in February). The next year I added a 2nd cistern now watering my plants with ...


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This is really wrong. Your drainage system should be moving the water at least 4-6 feet from the foundation - unless you are in a desert where I have seen some set up like yours. Downspouts to PVC (no holes) to yard. Just switch out the path of the PVC in question and fix the issue. Don't think there is any logic to something done absurdly wrong. I had ...


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You really are not supposed to divert rain/stormwater into the municipal sewers. It costs the city a lot of money to treat that water. The right tool for this job is a pool cover pump. You can then pump the water wherever you want (a dry well, storm drain, or even just into your yard if the quantity is not too great).



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