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Copper or Aluminum flashing

Which is a better option between Aluminum flashing v/s Copper flashing ? Just spoke to a roofing company, they said copper flashing may spoil/change color of shingles (due to rain) and aluminum ...
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Replace corroded copper water pipe

The shutoff valve for my water main has cracked. As part of replacing it, I'd like to also replace the corroded copper pipe connected to it. What would be the best way to replace the valve and ...
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Copper corrosion, well water

My well water pH is 7.06 as measured by an accurate and calibrated tool used for wine making. I have around 15 gpg of hardness. My question is why I am getting between .5 - 1.0 mg/L of copper in my ...
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Water Heater Replacement - Old unit with AC Lines?

Been a lurker for awhile but now need a bit of help. Recently bought a house (Built 1992) with an original 20+ year old AO Smith short boy water heater. Still works, another win for AO Smith however ...
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What is this plastic insert inside of copper pipe?

I found this plastic piece inside of a 3/4" copper pipe. Is it a random discovery, or a leftover from the manufacturer, or some type of water reducer?
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My copper water lines burst, was that actually a good thing for the steel pipes around them?

I have an external water heater in a contained closet with two copper pipes, 1", running up from under the house to the fittings, through the water heater, then back down again. Coming back home ...
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Install new Shingles with Copper flashing

I had a roofing company install new roof with new shingles and copper flashing (pictures attached). Can the experts please provide suggestions if the copper flashing looks fine or does something needs ...
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Proper clearance for a thermowell in pipe T

I have temperature gauge that uses a thermowell to insert into a pipe. It is 1/2" in diameter and I was hoping to use copper tee to install it. However, looking at the well after it's inserted ...
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How can I change planes with a row of copper water pipes?

I have five 3/4 copper water lines coming into my mechanicals room along the ceiling - so they are nicely lined up in a horizontal plane, parallel to the plane of the ceiling. However, our manifolds ...
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How to properly seal water supply line in block foundation

There was an old rag and some very old concrete around this water supply line entering the house. I would like to reseal it, but I am not sure what to use. Should I use hydraulic cement or something ...
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what are the different sizes of copper pipe for gas or water

I'mcurrently fixing a water leak under the house and cant find SharkBite, coupling, or anything to fit. Could the copper pipe under the house be gas pipe used as water pipe. It is about an eighth of ...
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Do I have to remove flux residue after soldering?

I noticed those green stuff on a 2 weeks soldered copper joint, as I have read it comes from excess flux. So I would like to know if I have to always wipe off the joint after soldering? And if so then ...
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wire is dark, not bright

If I strip an insulated wire, and the wire under the insulation is dark, not bright, and it's this way not just at the end but in the middle too, should I discard that wire for use? Has it been ...
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Pipe Size from well to house

I'm new to owning a house with a well and am looking to clean up piping and well equipment as it is all from the 70's and I'm experiencing strong sulfur smells in my water. From the specs I've ...