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You have a redundant roof drain. If one of them were to fail (clog) the other would (hopefully) continue to allow water to drain from the roof. If you were to cap one of them And the only drain were to become clogged water would accumulate on your roof to possibly it failed (or found a new route to the inside). as for it leaking: it would be easiest to open ...


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(Not going to be as helpful as I'd hoped, but maybe helps you think of something you hadn't thought of) Since you mentioned the kitchen is right below, I'm going to assume finished walls/ceilings and that you can't easily trace the pipes(or maybe you're lucky and it's a drop-tile ceiling?). I've heard of a few ways to find a leak, but they almost all ...


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It looks like a tamper-resistant hex screw. There are specific wrenches for these. Images and links are for illustration only, not an endorsement of goods or sources.


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If you're lucky, with a frost proof fixture like this, you may be able to slightly tighten the nut that's holding in the packing or gasket behind the handle. You'll need to have two wrenches for this, one to hold the faucet in place, and a second to tighten the nut. If this nut doesn't want to turn (don't force it, else you may damage it and then need to ...


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There is no way to waterproof your roof without removing the deck. And if you remove the deck to waterproof the roof, re-attaching the deck in the same manner would create new holes where you drive the new fasteners, or puncture the waterproofing if you drive them through the same holes. This building assembly is fundamentally, fatally flawed and cannot be ...


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The fitting looks like it’s a Sharkbite which is a type of push-on fitting that can also be removed by pushing the plastic ring at the end of the hub back into the hub by use of a special tool, an adjustable wrench, or even sometimes your fingers. Before you remove the fitting, you will need to shutoff the heating system, relieve the pressure, and if ...


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Sorry to say this, but number 3 really is your only option. First the reasons why: I can tell just by looking and from your description, your subfloor is rotten and now unstable. More tiles and grout are going to crack, come up. The mould is almost certainly inside the sub-floor and maybe even the jousts. Cleaning the surface will very likely not do much ...


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A little bit of duct seal, will plug that hole right up. Grab a bit off the brick, and roll it into a snake (like you used to do with play-doh). Wrap it around the pipe, while pushing it into the hole.


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You're not going to like the answer, but the way to properly fix this for good is to break up the concrete, cut out and replace the damaged section of pipe. There are a variety of ways you could break this up. A sledge hammer, a hammer and chisel, a SDS drill with a chisel bit, or a larger chisel like a Brute. If you have a ton of time on your hands, you ...


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Assuming there is no toilet above, all the waste going through these pipes should be water only (maybe a bit of hair in the sink). If so, you may be able to plug the leak with a solid rod that fits the hole. The water should run easily around it. You need to figure out if there is one hole in the pipe or two (did you punch through upstairs? Even if not, ...


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Air Tight recessed lights might prevent air seepage from a conditioned area to a non-conditioned area, but they can't do much about thermal transfer. Proper insulation is the only way to fix large amount of thermal leakage. However, your predicament is going to be that your fixtures are not insulation-contact (IC) rated. With non-IC fixtures, you'll not ...


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These lights are not standard 110V AC lights, but use 12V bulbs. In fact, each element consists of the light fixture itself, plus the associated 110V -> 12V transformer. In any transformer, there will be some loss of energy (no transformer has 100% efficiency), so some heat loss is to be expected. Moreover, in the manufacturer's documentation it is stated ...


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we usually in pakistan mix mud and wheat straw , fodder the remainings of wheat after crushing. after mixing this in mud clay we put a layer of 3 to 5inches on concrete roof. it is also insulator keeping the roof cool from sun and control room temperature and dont allow water seeping or leakage but every 10 to 15 year you have to change it. some time it ...



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