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Jun
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comment How to tell if there is poor water pressure before my main shut-off valve?
Thanks @DMoore (+1) - however I've been living in my home for 5 years and have never noticed a "tap" outside in my yard somewhere. Could it be near my electric meter (perhaps the water meter and the electric meter on the outside of the house are stored on the same unit)? Thanks again!
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accepted How can I figure out why my water pressure is basically zero?
Jun
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comment How can I figure out why my water pressure is basically zero?
Thanks @Tester101 (+3) for all your helpful comments!
Jun
11
comment How can I figure out why my water pressure is basically zero?
Thanks @DMoore (+1) - good advice. Quick terminology question(s). The way I see it is there are 3 major pipes in this equation: (1) the pipe running through my neighborhood, from which water mains branch off into every house, (2) the water main between this line and my house, and (3) the water main once its inside my house, and before other water supply lines (hoses, faucets, showers, etc.) branch off from it. What is the name of #1 and #3 above? Thanks again!
Jun
11
comment How can I figure out why my water pressure is basically zero?
Thanks @diceless (+1) - however one quick followup here: you say that the hose "bibs" are "typically first in line". Can you explain what you mean by that? Do you mean that the outside hoses are usually the first water supplies to break away from the water main coming into my house? Also, what are hose bibs?!? Not familiar with that term. Thanks again!
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comment How to plug hole in foundation?
Anyways, thoughts? Caveats with this solution? Thanks again!
Nov
30
comment How to plug hole in foundation?
After reading your answer I ended up stumbling into something I've never heard of: French drains. So if I can't repour the patio, and if I don't want to mess with a mechanical solution, then how about this: Jack-hammer out a trench really close to the house (a few inches off from where the patio meets the foundation) and install a french drain that leads off 10 - 15 feet into the lawn. That way, all the runoff is collected and pushed away from the house. My wife's nifty, we could disguise it as a walkway out to her garden or something...
Nov
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comment How to plug hole in foundation?
Awesome, awesome answer @bcworkz (+1 and I wish I could upvote you more). Everything you said makes a lot of sense. I will patch the hole with mortar like you sggest, and it sounds like we need to attack the long-term solution first thing come Spring. One problem here: I forgot to mention in the original question that the concrete patio actually surrounds an in-ground pool... so it's not as easy as jack-hammering up and repouring...
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