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The accepted answer is the correct way to fix the problem. However, if there's a valve that's too corroded to turn the nut, or that isn't fixed by that solution, you can give this a try. It's not a good solution, but it works in a pinch :) A common practice when this type of leak happens is to simply open the valve all the way, except more so. In other ...


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Try tightening the packing nut (the hex part the stem goes through) a little. That's what it's for. Don't overdo it. The "packing" is the material that seals around the stem - the packing nut compresses that material. On a valve that is not used often, actuating the valve does commonly cause it to leak, as things have "set." Tighten a little, wait, tighten a ...


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Most Moen products have a lifetime limited warranty. That's why I agree with their slogan (at least the second part): buy it for looks, buy it for life.


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This is a tough job and it may be worth it for you to call a plumber as there are numerous complications you might encounter. However, you will have to learn somehow: 1) Forget about the "higher pitch dripping sound" for now. The leak at the toilet base is big trouble and your efforts should be focused there. 2) shut off the water supply, flush the toilet, ...


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You might be able to retain some of the water with a few strategically-placed trash barrels to collect runoff. Particularly if you have a valley in your roof, you could probably divert a sizable amount of water. If you want to go crazy you could set up some sloped 2x4s along the drip line to catch more water (although you will probably have to wait until ...


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The biggest concern is definitely leakage and drainage issues. It's hard to say without seeing the property. These may be more or less of a concern depending on the grading around your foundation and your soil type.. not to mention other factors such as the type and condition of that foundation, if you have a sump pump or other drainage system, etc. The ...


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It looks like evidence of a leak. Be aware that because water runs downhill, it is often difficult to determine the source of a leak. For example if the leak is on the high roof, the water could run down inside the wall, then across a framing member to it's lowest point and then drip on the ceiling a full story and several feet away from the location where ...



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