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For questions generally relating to the unwanted permeation of water or other liquid, indoor/outdoor air, or fuel gas through a barrier designed to contain it, including identification, repair, and prevention techniques, tools and materials.

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How should this wall water damage be repaired? [closed]

I recently had a pipe burst in the apartment above me that caused some damage to my kitchen wall. My super came to repair. A few days after he was in my apartment to plaster the wall, it still seems ...
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Second opinion on shower leak

A leak on the ceiling was found and it seems to be coming from the shower that is right above it on the third floor. So far I have been told it needs to be re grouted. The tile on the shower floor ...
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Side of house leaking water?

I was walking alongside my house and noticed a wet space near the concrete. I took a close look and saw some deterioration and pipe exposure. The inside is garage wall with this white plumbing thing. ...
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Is it leaking inside the wall?

Any help would be appreciated. When I turn off my bathtub faucet, it leaks from the area around the handle. I have very little plumbing knowledge. However, what are the chances that it is leaking ...
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Apparent manufacturing defect in bathroom sink - overflow water leaks out firing hole under sink

Just finished adding a 1/2 bath and when I tested the sink with running water - no leaks. When I closed the popup and filled to overflow, water came out through a firing hole in the underside of the ...
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Cannot Find Dishwasher Leak

Our dishwasher is leaking and we have checked the hoses underneath and still cannot find the leak. The main white hoses are clear, the black elbow hose is clear, and the motor pump/valve (not sure ...
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Contractors cannot figure out my leak. Perhaps heat pump related?

My contractor has run out of ideas about my leak so I thought I'd ask here in desperation to see if anyone has any thoughts. Please see here for photos https://imgur.com/a/t4OGXkw Some background: my ...
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Hot water heater volume

I have a leak either in my sprinkler system or in the house pipes. How can I tell if the water is draining from my hot water heater?
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Shower leaking after renovation - grout/caulk question

The place I rent recently had a bathroom renovation done due to long term shower body leaks (as well as some other leaking). Long story short, they put up Durock and re-tiled everything. My question ...
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Is Exposed Drywall After a Ceiling Leak an Asbestos Concern? [duplicate]

Back in March we had a leak in the ceiling of my daughter’s room. During heavy rain, a spot where the drywall panels meet bubbled up. At the time, I popped the bubble and pulled back a fair amount ...
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Plumbing Rough Leak Test Method

Just finished expansion pex rough-in new construction, residential, using a water well as service. For the purpose of testing I've bypassed the water heater and temporarily bridged, or connected, the ...
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Pipe under outdoor faucet leaking. Any ideas?

my outdoor faucet seems to be leaking. My gf wrapped it up with tape to try to reduce the flow (bless her) I don't know what pipe or piece seems to be connected under the actual spigot. Does anyone ...
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Shower Leak - Panels + Glass Door + tray

First time poster here and likely about to become a new DIYer (and probably day drinker after this). I am at the end of my rope and have seen really great posts here, so I hope I can get some kind of ...
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Diagnosing a leaky top load Whirlpool washing machine

Looking for help w diagnosis. It was running, I think on drain or spin and I heard water leaking—there was water running out from the bottom. Tipped over and the water pump was dusty but dry. The ...
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How can I fix this leak in my kitchen sink?

The large grey nut keeps camming at the top of the threads, and as a result that black rubber gasket above it doesn't compress enough to form a seal. So, I'm unable to fill that side of my sink with ...
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Reinforcing concrete wall of outdoor hot tub?

I just bought a home with a hot tub/pool in the backyard, and the hot tub is slightly elevated over the pool, and designed so that water will flow over the side of the tub and into the pool below (...
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How concerning is this water in my bathroom?

Water is starting to seep out of the seams of the vinyl in my bathroom floor when stepped on. I also noticed the toilet caulking seems to be separating. I am not sure exactly where the water is coming ...
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What to do about leaking windows in a recently constructed home?

I live in a single family home and I have several windows that are leaking during heavy rainstorms. I live in central Texas and I bought a house that was built in 2020. We have long periods of dry ...
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How do you remove the handle of this faucet?

I'm trying to fix a leak coming from the hot water handle of this faucet. Taking off the knob was easy enough but the cartridge it still hidden within the handle-- no set screw that I can see. The nut ...
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Pipe coming off of boiler

wondering what the copper-colored pipe coming off of my boiler is? It's never done anything before but recently started leaking some water (not much, but that's why I've got a tray there now). And is ...
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How do I fix this leak in my glass shower surround?

Since we purchased this home in April, we have had issues with a small leak in the glass shower surround, and honestly from looks of it this has been a long persistent issue. We replaced the door ...
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Rebuilt chimney still leaking

Just rebuilt chimney & it’s still leaking. we had it brought down into the house rebuilt, reflashed and re-roofed around the flashing area. As well as the roofer was to put down a rain and ice ...
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Water pipes keep making noise/banging even though nothing with water is being used

My house is about 20 yrs old so not new new but not super old either. The problem I'm noticing now is the water pipes seem to be making a banging sound even though no one is using anything that ...
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Are unions considered harmful to plumbing?

Disclaimer, I have pulled all the permits, I already passed several inspections, my jurisdiction is happy to have the homeowner do their work. I need to connect two underground PE gas lines downstream ...
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Fixing an unsealed bathroom wall/floor gap

I had my bathroom gutted and renovated. The contractor installed the tile floor, put up the sheetrock walls and apparently left a gap between the floor perimeter and the wall. He then left the gap and ...
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How do I fix this rusted-through copper pipe?

I found a leak under my kitchen sink coming from a hole in the brass or copper pipe leading into the wall. Threw a no-hub coupler over the hole temporarily which made the hole bigger. Poked around and ...
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Window Leak, no flashing?

I recently had new windows installed and have since had a significant leak from the top of two of our downstairs windows. The contractor had come back to check and stated that the windows were ...
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Temporary solution to leaking tile roof (no felt under tiles)

We (in Brighton UK) have a 1920s/30s house with a slate tile roof with no felt under the tiles, which is quite common for houses from that period. The roof has developed a leak, and water runs down a ...
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Mild/mildew after a water leak

We had a water leak in a pipe in a wall between the garage and a closet. We fixed the leak as soon as we noticed it, which seemed to be a week or two after it started based off of our water usage on ...
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Bathroom sink overflow leak

I recently replaced the drain in my bathroom sink. Shortly after, it began leaking from the overflow, right where that brown spot is. It looks like it’s been patched in the past, can this be patched ...
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Had some mold due to water leak. Cleaned and patched dry wall but still concerned

Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/2kjInat There was a small leak from the bathroom above that I noticed only after a couple of weeks. The leak came from the supply line to the toilet, I had tried to ...
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Is this water heater condensation or leak?

Thanks in advance for reading this and helping me out a bit, as I am not sure if our water boiler needs to be replaced. We have a AO Smith natural gas water heater that is about 14 years old. During ...
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Ceiling under upstairs bathroom leaking water

I noticed a bubble in our downstairs ceiling and there was water dripping onto the floor. I cut a small hole in the drywall to see if more would rush out but it seems to be just wet. There is ...
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What should be changed in this well-source residential water system to prevent future leaks?

I have a system which has experienced 2 valve housing failures in 6 years. The valves were both 1" brass quarter-turn shutoffs at the entry point into the house for the water supply. After the ...
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Air sealing of attic floor of house build in the 50s

We had the old insulation removed from the attic. The house is in Quebec, and was built in the 50s. Before putting new insulation, I want to air seal the attic. Two contractors suggested spraying 2&...
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Toilets + sinks leak onto ceiling below; showers do not

Our house has two bathrooms (A and B) upstairs that are back-to-back on the floor plan. Both have showers, sinks, and toilets. One day recently, when I was in an upstairs bathroom (A), the toilet in ...
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Why do I hear water running through my water heater until the breaker is turned off? [closed]

I heard water running, so I turned off the main water line outside, but the sound was still apparent. It was coming from the electric water heater and didn't stop until I flipped the breaker to the ...
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Replacing copper water line to refrigerator water/ice

The water line comes through the cabinet behind the refrigerator. It immediately has a connection to copper tubing. The copper tubing is excessive and is wound around in no certain way and ends up ...
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How do I remove the faucet handle as pictured?

I have been struggling with removing the faucet handle and I'm looking for some help. As shown in the picture, the handle consists of 2 parts, the upper one, which controls the water flow, and the ...
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How can I remove this shower faucet cartridge?

I'm afraid to twist or yank something I'm not supposed to and break something. I've tried pulling up the little tab on top of the grey piece but it feels like it will break before it detaches anything....
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Vent exhaust leaking even after tarring the flange of the vent cap on the roof

Our bathroom exhaust vent was dripping after rain; I saw the tar on the vent cap was all weathered and worn away, so I cleaned it off and put fresh tar there. It was fine through the rains in the ...
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Why would a toilet tank keep refilling even after replacing the flap?

Long story short, my parent's toilet tank was leaking every so often. I drew a line on the inside of the toilet tank to see if water was leaking out of the tank. I also turned off the water so it ...
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Leaking shower even after handle change

So I have had a leaking shower head and I replaced the handle it and the inside parts with new springs and everything but for some reason it is still leaking. What could be the reasoning or what else ...
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Open Door shower with glass panels causes water to puddle and then leak out the opening

We recently had our tub and shower replaced with two shower heads. Entrance is in the middle with shower heads on each end. There is not a door, only two glass panes on each side. One of the sides ...
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Water leak on city side increases when house side is on

So our home started overflowing from the water meter box. Utility dept comes and says the leak is on the private property side. They back this up by showing how our bill has significantly increased in ...
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Sprinkler piping leaking

Piping leaking at the shown joint. Simple as wrapping the pipe again in thread tape and potentially replacing the nut?
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Why does my brand new faucet cartridge leak from the handle when turned on?

I recently replaced the ceramic cartridge in my bathroom faucet. However, the new cartridge leaks from the top when the water is turned on. Could anyone advise me on what I might have done wrong/what ...
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Proper mitigation for category 2 water damage?

I had new flooring installed. The contractor didn't hook up the washing machine drain line so it all got flooded the next day after a load of laundry. They came back to set up several fans and a ...
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How to elongate IKEA sink downspout to reach P trap U pipe?

I inherited an IKEA sink and plumbing (boooo), and today I took it apart to clean it out due to clogging. Unfortunately, it is now leaking no matter how hard I try to put it back together. I believe ...
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Lack of kitchen ventilation and oil stains in vent

I noticed an oil stain on the air intake vent cover in my kitchen ceiling which leads to the garage. My theory is that this is due to the lack of ventilation in the kitchen as we don’t have a hood or ...
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