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I apologize for the length of this response. I share your concerns with water under the house. In summer of 2009 I added to the back of my house which was built slab-on-grade in other words no basement, just a small crawl space. The addition was 20 x 22 and I put in an 8ft basement. During excavation, there was water at the 7ft level and we dug 9ft to ...


Remove the tank, re-dope the pipe or wrap it in teflon tape, and reconnect the tank. You'll want to shut the water off first as gregmac aptly suggested; ideally there is a shutoff valve on both sides of the tank, otherwise the water in your house will drain out at low pressure. If you only have one, you'll want to relieve the downstream pipes of water ...

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