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What should I do with corroded heating pipes that were previously under concrete and which I'm about to re-concrete and board over?

I have two copper pipes that were lagged in fiberglass wool and concreted over and which I'm about to re-lag with a plastic pipe then re-concrete and lay laminate flooring on top. The pipes themselves ...
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Replace Corroded Copper Pipe With PEX?

I hired a contractor to renovate my shower. He has a five star rating with 40 reviews on Google Maps and four years on the Better Business Bureau with no complaints. Yesterday I turned off the water, ...
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Should my new refrigerator have this corrosion on the lines?

I just unpacked a new Liebherr fridge. These joints of different metals look worrying, as if they have corrosion. What is this? Is it normal for a brand new premium-line fridge? Can it cause problems ...
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Fridge compressor line - do I need to fix this corrosion?

Moving into a new house, cleaning previous owner's cat's hair from every crevice. This fridge is approximately 3 years old. Opening the panel to clean it out - there was a lot of cat hair stuck to ...
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What is this strange orange fluid corroding painted jack posts in basement?

Anyone knows what this blob of orange fluid is? It looks thick and viscous, almost like secretion from some insect. About 3 -- 4 years ago, I was painting the jack posts in our basement and noticed ...
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How to polish the narrow side of Stainless Steel gate

Due to welding, the SS gate looks unpolished. The problem is buffing wheel is not reaching the edges. It's too narrow to buff the corners and edges. Likewise I have installed Stainless Steel Hand ...
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How to prevent GI pipe from getting corroded

I have a hollow GI pipe. I recently got the top end welded but top end is corroding along with that I think GI pipe is also corroding. I'm think I should unweld the cap and paint the inside of GI by ...
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Glass framed shower door missing magnet

I bought a house with a builder grade glass framed shower. The door is missing the magnet that keeps it closed. It appears that whatever attached the magnet to the frame corroded, so it's not obvious ...
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Corrosion on kitchen faucet

I have some corrosion on a brushed nickel kitchen faucet. It's mostly where it rotates and where the filter connects, but it's a bit all over. I don't knowingly use corrosive cleaners on it or hang ...
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How should I attach sacrificial anodes to steel columns in concrete?

Soldier pile retaining wall. We're putting 25 foot long w8x48 beams into 16 foot deep holes and filling with concrete. So the steel beam is encased in concrete. I would like to increase their ...
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Will stainless bolts rust more or less than zinc plated when installed in cast iron?

Scenario: I have a 3-seasons ocean side cottage which sources its water from a shallow well via a convertible jet pump with a cast-iron casing/housing. I winterize the water system each fall and the ...
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Used 1” galvanized connections on 16 ft of black iron gas pipe replacment

Discovered gas leak at my 70 year old house seeping out from under the edge of patio. Turned off gas, cut out concrete, & dug out 15 ft (3 ft past patio ) of 1” black iron pipe to a collar ...
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What is causing this bathroom faucet corrosion, and how to prevent?

I have a Kohler purist faucet in my bathroom -- solid brass everything, chrome plated. I have had to replace the handles once before due to corrosion at the base of the top handle section. These are ...
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What's the impact of Chlorine on prefabricated concrete ring well

I have a percolation pit made up of 5 cement rings. I use this percolation pit to hold filtered water from septic tank. I would like to drop chlorine tablet ( 1.67gm Water Purification Tablets, Each ...
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water tank drains water?

The house came with this hot water tank. As you can see there is a white vertical pipe. I noticed it drips a water right on the floor. Also, as you may notice, the tank has signs of corrosion at the ...
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Corroded audio cables

My living room has a 5.1 Dolby digital system; the audio cables for the three front speakers run through the walls for about 13 metres (about 42 feet) in a corrugated pipe with a diameter of 2.3 cm (a ...
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Does copper mesh react with wood?

I have about a quarter-sized hole in my door frame from where the bolt used to go, with a bigger hollow void behind it - and I want to fill this hole. I was contemplating using some copper mesh I had ...
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How to handle corrosion near HVAC system?

It seems that there is some bushing missing around the gas line of the HVAC system (Rheem installed in 2015). Below the gas line there is some corrosion on the unit. I have two questions: Is the ...
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I see rust on my outdoors incoming gas pipes on the utility side of the meter - is it bad enough to call the gas company?

Our gas was installed between 50 and 70 years ago. The outdoors piping on the house side of the meter looks fine, with just a few traces of rust. However, the pipe on the utility side of the meter has ...
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Do PC boards in AC units wear out?

I live in an area whose local climate encourages corrosion. It is warm, humid, and near the ocean, though not near enough to get any salt-water spray. Five years after building the house, the AC units ...
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Is this corrosion in my electrical panel, and is it a safety issue?

Taking the cover off my electrical panel, I notice white flakes primarily on the hot bus bar just after the main breaker and under some of the individual breakers. The breakers I have removed for ...
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Whether and how to remove slag from stick welding crevices

I am learning stick welding and yet to learn how to make smooth welds without crevices. But I already have quite a few now and wonder what to do with them. I tried to remove the slag inside them with ...
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Corrosion on pipe?

This section of pipe has looked the same for a few years (perhaps the whole time I’ve lived here)Never seen visible leak or dampness. So am not sure if this is a leak or impending leak……does this ...
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Water Heater Connection Rust and Corrosion

Can the rusted connection simply be replaced? Or does the rust mean I need to get a new hot water heater?
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How bad is this corrosion and what would cause it?

Not sure if this is a useful picture but I have some copper pipe that is green with corrosion / oxidation and wondering if this is something I should replace. And what the cause would be? Is it ...
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Is this pipe corrosion a problem?

Is this pipe corrosion a problem that needs to be fixed? This is one of the water connection for our hot water tank (gas powered). Thanks!
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Can Electrical Leak into Copper Pipes Cause Corroison?

My Lg Washing machine is leaking electrical current into my copper water lines when idle. 16v from the cold water line and 3v from the hot line. After purchasing this washing machine, I began to ...
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How can I remove corrosion between aluminum and brass?

I am replacing the gas springs on my outdoor sun blinds, and have difficulty removing brass pins holding an aluminum lever. The sun blinds are about 16 years old and there is white corrosion visible. ...
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Apply base to rusted table and paint?

I have this iron table that seems really rusted, but that’s just a thin layer or rust. The table’s still extremely solid. I’d like to apply a base that will stop (or control) the rust and then paint ...
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Not functioning circuits in home, many Breakers reading as bad but not tripped

Having intervented power issues in areas of the house went to breaker box multiple in Mass breaker failure. No I don't think they failed they are carrying voltage only 24 volts. While others are ...
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What corrosion protection for nails, screws and bolts?

Would someone please care to explain the pros and cons of galvanized (hot & electro), stainless, zinc plated, spray (cold) galvanized, and (paint?) coated fasteners? There seem to be different ...
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How to move nut that is corroded onto tap?

I'm trying to change a bath tap (faucet for our American friends). On the hot tap side, the nut which holds the tap onto the bath is seriously corroded, and I can't unscrew it. As always with bath ...
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Dialectric water heater connection

I noticed a lot of corrosion around the connection between the nipples coming out of my water heater and the flex connectors. The nipples are regular galvanized steel. Is this corrosion of dialectric ...
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Am I able to replace these water valves on my hot water oil heater?

We just moved into a new house. We had a plumber come out for a non related issue on out oil burning hot water heater and brought these corroded valves to my attention that he said needed to be ...
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Non-spray WD-40 equivalent? [closed]

I spray WD-40 on metal parts in a high moisture area to prevent rust. But in one particular case, I don't want the oil getting on other things in a tight area, so I'm reluctant to use the spray. Is ...
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How can I dry out and reseal this corroding railing to prevent further damage?

This railing on our deck is exposed to the elements (in Chicago, so rain and snow), and has corroded through. The railing is hollow, and it seems to be completely full of water. It's swollen near the ...
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Metal tubes stuck together: drilled a hole in one. How to get leverage?

I have an aluminum bicycle seat tube stuck in a steel frame. I have been using penetrating oils and heat and hammering and such to loosen the corrosion. Now I drilled a hole in the seat post, and can ...
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How can a non-working corroded tub plunger with a broken linkage assembly in the open position be fixed?

I’ve read the helpful advice on bathtub plungers stuck in the closed position. However, I have a bathtub plunger stuck in the open position. The trip assembly has come away leaving the plunger in ...
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Anode for buried galvanized steel tube

I recently installed an trampoline in my garden. The inclination made it necessary to bury parts of the trampolines feet in the earth. Since matching replacement feet are hard to source I am ...
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Unfinished basement electrical re-wiring, protecting cables on cinderblock, also corrosion concerns

My basement has old electrical wiring, looks like it was a replacement for some even older knob and tube (which they largely left in place of course). While they did wire up lighting somewhat, though ...
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Protecting bathroom mirror from corroding around the edges

In my bathroom I have a beautiful illuminated LED mirror. It's now 10 years since I originally installed it - and over time, the edges have become de-silvered as the backing coat has corroded and ...
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Toilet flush button is corroded and gets stuck

My toilet flushing button gets stuck with one button extended. It doesn’t affect the toilets flushing but it is a little ugly. I’m very new to DIY so I’m not sure if I can just scrub the blue stuff (...
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Boiler Valve Corrosion

I have a hydronic heating system in my house, and I noticed a valve on a pressure gauge on the side of the boiler is extremely corroded (see 3 pictures below). 1) Is there any purpose for this valve ...
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How do I use this plumbing connector?

I am looking to attach an unthreaded galvanized steel pipe to either copper or a new unthreaded pipe. See my previous post for details: Should this section of water line be replaced? Per https://www....
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Is corrosion a concern when hanging black iron pipe with copper hangers?

Can I hang black gas pipe with copper hangers? Is corrosion a concern? Example:
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Water Heater Help

I was woken to a pop and a electrical burning smell. Upon inspection I found the water heater breaker tripped. When I checked out the water heater I found whats pictured. My question is the cold water ...
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Iron bar set in concrete heavily corroded; how to mitigate?

I have a decorative concrete column (solid concrete with rebar) in front of a multi-storey house, about 10m hight. Said column is held by three thick steel bars (6 x 2 cm) that link it to the house, ...
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Can you identify the spigot attached to this water heater?

I have a corrosion problem on my new indirect fired water heater. HTP technical support, the company that makes the heater, wants to know the alloy of the spigots attached to the hot water inlet and ...
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Regarding greases for outdoor connections: Noalox for general use (not necessarily for aluminum)? Dielectric grease for outdoor receptacles?

I've googled this already and found many people saying that Noalox is only for copper to aluminum connections. I know that Noalox stands for "no aluminium oxidation" but brand names often change ...
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How to remove corroded faucet?

I am trying to replace my kitchen faucet but the nut holding it onto the sink is corroded and the nut won't budge! I have tried a basin wrench (as someone suggested here), wd40, hammering at those ...
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