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It sounds like your chimney cap top might have flew off for that much water to come in. Mine just a few months ago and I had to secure it with extra screws. I would check that first. If it is only coming inside the chimney it really has to be top of the cap or that you need caulking around the base of your cap.


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Sometimes this is a resonant refill valve -- pushing the toilet, or a minor leak through the flush valve, shifts the water level just enough to open the valve a hair, and then it bounces between open and closed a few times until the water level comes up enough to close it more reliably. Fiddling with the water level may help, but replacing the refill ...


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Water heaters do not live forever. Start shopping. While it is possible that you have a leaky fitting near the water heater, (which could be fixed) the most common cause for a leaky water heater is that the water heater itself has started to fail, and the only option there is replacement, as the corroded tank is not a replaceable part. Depending where you ...


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Flue cap is not waterproof, especially in wind. I am talking from experience. We have two chimneys, one with regular flue cap: and the other with a directionalflue cap similar to this: From my experience, the directional version works much better, but requires some maintenance, like occasional lubricating (like once a year is more than enough).


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The manual will say something like Flushing the heat exchanger with a descaling solution if mineral build up is evident. Scale build up will shorten the life of the water heater, descale heat exchanger thoroughly and repeat annually depending on mineral content of ground water. (From Bosch 2400E NG user manual) or maybe something like Periodic ...


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The toilet fill valves are often sensitive valves with small water passages that can easily get clogged up with debris in the water line. It is a sure bet that this is what has happened in your case. Some styles of fill valves are designed so that they can be opened up to allow removal of grit, sand or other debris. On the other hand if your toilet fill ...


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By design it is always filled to capacity, it is a pressure tank. Do not mess with the relief valve, it is there to prevent the tank from exploding due to malfunction causing overheating (if you are curious about that just do an internet search of boiler explosions). Do not turn off the water supply and drain the tank without also turning off the heat source ...


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..Your driveway would be the cracked concrete slab to the left, I assume? If the picture is not misleading, there appears to be some slope towards the street. If so, rent a concrete saw or buy a concrete blade for a saw you own (but unless you own a water-cooled saw, a rental saw that is water-cooled will generally do a better job, faster) and cut a bunch ...


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I would say to wait and see if the water continues to come in after a few days. It is quite possible that the sprinkler water is seeping through above the slab. Are there bathrooms or other water usage utilities above where the leak is? Pipes usually rise vertically from the ground to the bathroom. You could also try to shut off the main water valve for as ...


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You will get improved performance, even if the piping in the house has not been "upgraded". There are two different types of "pressure" that are relevant to this situation. The first is the static pressure. This is the pressure when no water is being used. This is generally between 50 and 80 PSI, and it is never effected by pipe size. The other is dynamic ...


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There is a difference between pressure and flow rate. Pressure is the power with which the water presses against valves; this won't change with the diameter of the pipes. Flow rate is how much water comes out at a time, this will get better depending on the smallest diameter along the run and which other taps are open (in other words the smallest choke ...


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I don't think that you need to turn off the gas to the hot water heater. I believe that it is likely acceptable to leave the appliance on the 'pilot' setting. I would obtain the manual for this device (try searching online, you will likely find it that way) or call the support number for the manufacturer. However, what is acceptable practice is not ...


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Well either the diverter isn't closing off the hot and cold to the mixing valve or there is an issue with the mixing valve itself. You wouldn't be able to physically see anything wrong with either until you start taking them apart. If you noticed your handle moving "faster" that can signal that the handle was not tightened properly or has stripped ...


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Throw some bales of barley straw into the water. Barley straw is often used to control algae in fish/garden ponds. I've had pretty good luck using it in my pond. I hear that when the barley decomposes it releases/creates hydrogen peroxide and kills the algae. Another thing you might try is adding snails and/or tadpoles to the water. They'll eat the algae ...


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In our situation, it turned out the high pitched noise was coming from the thin tube that carries the water to the top of the cistern and fills the tank. The tube had become slightly kinked. Straightening it eliminated the loud noise.



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