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As other's have mentioned in comments, having the walkway sloped properly may reduce the problem. However, if the area between the walkway and the house is lower than the walkway, you'll still likely end up with water trapped there. The most common solution to this problem, is to build up the land between the walkway and house. Most folks us the area as a ...


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the first picture appears to be dish or clothes washer drain hoses. But to answer your questions: if the hoses are pliable or soft enough any short length of (PVC?) pipe similar to the inside diameter of the hose should suffice as a coupler to join two sections. Secure with hose clamps. Regarding splicing into an irrigation system; if it is not under ...


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How about a dedicated hose valve were the only way that water would flow is if constant hand pressure is applied? Some kind of bulbous rubber bladder that when pressure was applied an internal gate or washer opened an inlet to allow water flow. Something similar to the 'wieners' you shove into a clogged pipe with the hose attached. Than even if a kid forgets ...


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What you are looking for is a remote water level monitoring system. It is all up to cost on how elaborate of a system you want. Here is the google search.


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"Let some pressure escape" would be happening every time you open a tap downstream of your pressure limiting device (regulator), if there is one on the system. That pressure reading (which is quite high, by the way) means one of the following: your pressure limiting device (regulator) has failed and your mains pressure is currently quite high the pressure ...


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I sell and replace these filters all the time. For the first few seconds, black carbon fines are usually flushed out - which is just dust sitting on the outside of the carbon interior core. It is not harmful to drink either. You drink activated carbon (usually compressed into tablets) when you have diarrhea to absorb bacteria causing the diarrhea. If you ...


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In order to use propane, the appliance needs to be converted, and you will need a regulator: By default, most gas-fueled appliances are sold configured for natural gas (methane) and NOT propane. Because of the chemical differences, propane requires a different ratio of fuel to air in order to burn properly. This is accomplished by changing the fuel nozzle ...


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You're right to be suspicious. I'm not sure about code, but to me this just looks unprofessional. Narrower pipe does result in pressure and flow loss. Expansion also has the potential to create eddy currents which could accelerate erosion of fittings on the output side of the final 1" fitting... that said, contraction/expansion happens normally at most ...


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I may do my method because the city water has chloromine and other cleaning agents, so I'm using spring water, in Google type micro water pumps they are DC pumps. Just one line, copper line needs to be pressurized at 50 psi, the plastic hose side doesn't need the pressure. I'm a nice person. It is easier to hook the pump either into custom on/off switch or ...


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Your all wrong here. Front loading top loading has nothing to do with bad smelling. Even if you hand wash them still the same thing !!! I have know idea why is this.....if you leave your laundry unwashed for a day or three, you will end up with with bad smell.


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If you have an inground pool, when you closed the pool you likely plugged the drains in your skimmers so there is no need to drain the pool to specifically protect the skimmers. Generally, if you live in an area where the pool will likely freeze over the winter you should keep the water level below the level of the tiles so they do not crack from the freeze. ...


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In my experience tree roots have damaged foundations. The roots penetrate the smallest cracks and if they don't open it up wider, it still allows more water to enter than what the foundation should be designed to keep out. When roots grow, and they will the displace dirt, and the dirt will go somewhere. At times it is the wall that give under the pressure. ...


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I have never heard of the fig roots damaging a structure. But if the roots are coming inside then it may be case that termites come in through roots or other side effects from having roots under the house.


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With a slab, your only option is grading the soil around the house exterior. It should be highest right next to the foundation and slope downward away from the house. Further away, there should be drainage leading away from the yard so that the water can't accumulate and overrun the slope up to the house. Normally this is done with soil grade, drains, ...


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NO this plan has no merit, spraying the borax water solution in a hole would only get some, if any of the mold and you would be guesting anyway. If your house was on fire would you drill holes in the walls and spray water at the holes and hope? The only way to check for mold is to open up the wall and testing spots that look suspicious.(If you really think ...


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Just to add some visuals to the others' explanations using your photo, you need to (1) push on the collar trying to move it parallel to the tube, and (2) pull the tube. To reconnect, push the tube into the collar until it stops (should be about 1 inch). Make sure the tube end is square (perpendicular to the tube axis, with no damage); cut a bit of the tube ...


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This is polypropylene, but the connectors are very similar to PEX quick-connect fittings. You need to push the protruding collar (the inner tube that the polypropylene is secured into) back inside the connector, and you have to apply the pressure to that collar evenly. You might be able to do that if you're gentle enough with a pair of pliers with the jaws ...


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This is what I call a "push to connect" fitting. They are put together by pushing the tube into the fitting. They are released by pushing the small collar into the fitting and then pulling out the tube. Sometimes they are slightly stuck, and may take a little bit more force to pull out the tube, but it should be if if the plastic collar is first pushed into ...


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Very odd, but here's a thought on how to troubleshoot. Shut off water pressure into your water heater. Test each one of your hot water taps. If any of them work, something is mixing cold water into your hot water pipes. Some one-handle faucet and shower fixtures can do this if their internal seals are worn out. Find it and fix it. If they all only work when ...


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Maybe too late, but obviously all above answers just a bunch of not related BS. Obviously asked in original question setup would work, but with just one change: -- Use Dummy Fridge Water filter or just connect your water container directly to the output of the filter (not the input as required). Anyway, anything that eliminates filter would work, as almost ...


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Yeah, that's weird. Thoughts: Hot water heaters have hot and cooler ends, due to thermodynamics. The hot water should be pulled from the hot end, but that might not be done right, either due to internal weirdness or connecting it backwards. Maybe the hot water heater has multiple coils, and one burnt out? I suggest measuring the temperature of the hot ...


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I don't have enough rep to comment, so in the form of an answer: I fully agree with Tester101. You need to protect the lower roof from a large flow of water in a narrow space and incorporate the elbow at the end to bring it into the gutter. I have a copper tile roof and did something similar to protect it. The differences in my approach were: I used an ...


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Assuming you already have a clean shower head, a new shower head isn't going to boost water pressure, technically speaking. Either the pressure is there or it's not. That being said, it may feel like you're getting better pressure due to the design. It's really trial and error with shower heads and a personal preference, but I have found Speakman to help and ...


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To fix the damage, pry any loose material free, patch with compound, sand, and prime/paint with a paint designed for wet areas (preferably mold/mildew-resistant too). To prevent this from happening again, you'll need to improve ventilation in the area. It's a little hard to tell from these photos, but this looks like a corner within your shower where warm ...


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I had a similar problem caused by the lower gutter being overhung by the roof too much. There was only actually about 1/3 of the gutter 'visible' for rain from the roof to fall into. It was resolved by repositioning the guttering. (In our case that was relatively trivial as the guttering was mounted on extendible brackets fitted to the rafter feet).


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This is a common mistake, which will lead to premature roof wear. What the installer should have done, was to install an A to B transition elbow, and continued down the roof with a section of down spout. Then used an A elbow to have the water dump directly into the lower gutter. It should end up similar to this Allowing the high volume of water to flow ...


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Were it me, I'd consider a 'janky' looking roof much better than premature shingle failure due to overload. Run a section of downspout across your roof and dump it into the existing gutter, angled in the direction of flow, so that the water doesn't splash into the gutter at a 90 degree angle, but joins water already headed for the downspout.


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I have taken these or these to alleviate a similar problem. You would just be tweaking your gutter on your own. You can push up on the gutter and put the screw or bracket in. The hope is that you would be able to do this enough so that the angle of the roof points straight into the wall of the gutter rather than over it. Though my first go would be a 90 ...


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This is caused by: poor roof design poor gutter installation Since it's not cheap to fix the roof, the solution is to fix the gutters. You simply need larger and/or repositioned gutters. The catch is if you also have heavy snow loads. In that case, you also need strong, well-installed gutters. :) In this case, since it's really only one spot, I'd ...


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Could you turn the end of the downspout 45-90 degrees so the water exits across the roof slope, rather than down it? This would help distribute the downspout flow across more roof area. Not sure if that's a standard approach, but it seems quick and easy to try, and easy to undo if it doesn't work


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Same thing happened to me. 1yr old roof. In the off season (late fall) I had window caulked a 1" cut strip of vinyl gutter material with a curved edge in where the shingles were turning up and the drip edge was lacking. Once spring came I replaced the bottom course (very time consuming) and used proper asphalt caulk/nails to tack it down. Now looking for ...


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So are you saying I need to fix the cartridge or the valve and does it need to be replaced or just adjusted? Is this something pretty simple that I can do myself? Appreciate it!


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No other fixtures are "dependent" on the shower valve. What may be happening is what is called "crossover", hot water crossing over into the cold water line (or vise-versa) due to a defective single-handle mixing control. It sounds like your plumber may have been right, as this would tend to not have a noticeable effect when the shower is flowing. When the ...



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