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First guess, it's just junk from the pipes: you didn't properly bleed the system after having used a shut-off; remove aerators, run water. Next, a faucet with a sprayer has a flexible line; each end having a grommet that may have deteriorated (as with all other flexible lines). Lastly, if the valves are old enough, their packing may have deteriorated to ...


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This is common and not a huge problem (I will assume that the flange was correctly set using high quality plumbers putty and is not leaking). Over time, you may notice soap residue or mineral deposits on the chrome due to this. If you are concerned about that just wipe it with a towel after bathing.


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However, after draining, there is a tiny bit of water around the flange, and I'm wondering if this is something I should be worried about. ... Will the standing water cause any problems. It is not a problem if all other aspects have been implemented correctly. Because: It's a "feature" of the geometry plus surface characteristics of the materials. ...


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The unit is absolutely NOT designed to run with both elements on. This will void any warranty or safety standards of the unit. For the plumber, or anyone else, to suggest this is ok is EXTREMELY irresponsible. Besides, while running both elements will heat the water up faster, it will not likely increase volume by much. To increase the volume, you need ...


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The question I would ask is, was the shutoff value in the basement off? If the valve in the basement is shutoff it does not matter if the hose had a nozzle or not. I do not know where you are located, but if the temperature is above 45, turn it on slowly and see if it leaks, but if the shutoff valve was turned off, I think you are in good shape.


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A 3/4" meter isn't going to make that big of a pressure drop, especially if the line is 1500 ft. long (which is probably why it's 1.5", which is otherwise a pretty big line for a house). The piping is most likely 1.5" just to prevent pressure loss over the long run, and then it steps down to 3/4" anyway when it goes in to the house. Having said that, it ...


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Carefully dig it out (a garden hose may be useful for "hydro-excavating" right next to the pipe, otherwise some careful trowel and shovel work) and figure out where it does run, then you can decide what to do about it. Beware of possible other poorly buried items while you are digging (wires, etc.) Assuming you have to work with where it comes out of the ...


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Simple test: Take some clear plastic. One layer from a large sandwich bag would be ideal. Tape it securely to the wall at a spot where you're observing the problem. Make sure you seal all the way around the edge of the piece of plastic. Do this a few different places. Wait a few days. Then check the test strips. If the moisture is on the room side of ...


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Probably enough that your guests can easily see that it's not clear when their dog is looking for a convenient drinking bowl, going for the most obvious inappropriate use of toilet flushing water as potable. Alternatively (and probably requiring a bit more dye) would you notice if you were handed a glass of the stuff that it was blue, or green, not clear? I ...


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The whole purpose of the Woodford Model 17 faucet is to have year around use without bursting. Per their website: The freeze-less Model 17 is designed and intended for year-round residential irrigation purposes regardless of outside temperature. This faucet will not rupture from freezing when the valve is shut off and the hose is removed. The Model 17 ...



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