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How to unclog too much baking soda

I was trying to clean my drain with baking soda and vinegar -- not because there was a clog but because I have a shower made of tile and wanted to try to get the nasty stuff out of the drain that I ...
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Configuring FHW heating system as a backup to minisplit

I installed a minisplit HVAC (well, HAC) system a few years ago. Very happy with it as housewide AC, mostly happy with it as heating (more efficient than the high-efficiency gas forced-hot-water ...
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Why is water from my sink going back down the dishwasher drain tube?

After dishwasher drains and finishes its cycle (no problem draining), if we run water in sink, it trickles back into drain tube and builds up in DW, even with high loop. Strangely, if I disconnect the ...
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How to wire relay for heat-pump/boiler with backup heater

I have two heat-pumps controlled by a tekmar 262 boiler control. The heat pumps heat water in a storage tank, which is then circulated through the house. The storage tank is designed for hydronic ...
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Why is my toilet bowl filling up?

It's been 4 months since we moved in to the newly constructed house and the septic tank is quite large (like 10 feet length, 6 feet depth and 8 feet width). Water seems to be backing up in the toilet ...
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Can I run a home run to the main breaker in an attached building with a subpanel?

I'm working with an installer on a solar system that can power essential loads when the grid is down, and this requires moving all essential load circuits (refrigerator, boiler/furnace, etc) to a new ...
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Washing machine drain leak / back up

Hi I recently bought a new Beko washing machine with dryer (model WD75141), just after 5-6 washes I saw water leakage on the floor, most probably drain water by the looks of it. I am no expert my ...
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Cost-effective root barrier for home sewer line

We have 2 trees growing in the same area of our house front yard as the sewer line. As shown in the picture below, one tree is about 5ft away from the line, and the other, about 20ft away. I assume ...
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How big of a Battery Backup or powerwall do i need to power 3 medical devices

I have two CPAP's and one Oxygen concentrator. I would like to power when the power goes out. The sticker on the oxygen machine says 3.4 A. The CPAP's are identical ,models and the stickers on the ...
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How to determine which size of auger to get for backed up basement floor drain?

My basement floor drain is backing up water (~10L) when washer is dispensing water during the spin cycle. It's an older house at 1955. The drain looks like it has a p-trap. I wonder how can I ...
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What type of sump pump back up systems are available?

I have just about completed all the work to finish my basement. I know, not a great time to think about this, but when I bought the home there was zero water in it and didn't think the winter would ...
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What to do when sewer backs up

What should I do when a (house's main) sewer backs up? How can I make it not back up, or at least stop it from backing up more once it has already started backing up?
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What steps should I take when cabling a drain?

We have a drain that backs up when a few gallons of water are put down it over time. The back pressure forces the water out through the toilet drain seal, leaving the water pouring into our basement. ...
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