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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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Leak with Drywall and Wood Framing

I've got, potentially, a silly question. We're having some work done in our basement, including the addition of a bathroom. The guys working here were working on the main to install the up-flush ...
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How can I find a hidden water consumption source? UPDATED

After replacing a flapper valve in my leaky toilet, I made note of my water meter reading and went on vacation for a week. On return I found that I had used 100 gallons of water, about a half ...
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Could this crack in shower caulking be causing drywall damage to the subfloor?

I just moved into a townhome (the shower itself installed at time of construction in 2011). I am concerned with cracking of the shower caulking with discoloration. I am going to rip out all the old ...
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Leaky windows, where do I caulk outside of the window?

Our house was built in 2016, shortly after moving in we noticed that all of our windows on the main floor leaked. The builder came, did something (I wasn't home), and all but one stopped leaking. It ...
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How to Approach Fixing a Roof Leak When Drywall is Rotted Out?

My parents house has a leak in the roof that hasn't been takan care of for a few years and has pretty much destroyed the drywall in the affected region. What strategy should I use to repair the leak? ...
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Sealing leaking cracks in concrete lanai roof that is also an upstairs balcony

First, I want to apologize for the length of this. I like to think I'm a reasonably competent DIYer but this one may be out of my wheelhouse. (and I'm not even sure what type of contractor I'd call ...
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dishwasher leak from bottom front middle upon start of cycle

My dishwasher has been leaking some from the bottom of the door in the middle. There is no gasket there, so that is not the problem. My air gap was clogged, could that have exascerbated the issue? ...
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How does a contractor determine the water performance rating needed for a sliding glass door?

We had our home recently renovated, and after a large rain, during AZ's last monsoon season, we found a large puddle on water in the house back our new sliding glass door. After determining we didn't ...
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Bathtub Drain leakage - recurring failures

I have had recurring problems with a bathtub drain leaking. After soaking the ceiling below the problem is noticed, and each time reapplying putty to the drain, seems to solve the problem. ...
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Frozen outdoor spigot, small leak from indoor shut off valve

So I shut off the indoor valve to my outdoor spigot and then opened the outdoor valve to drain in the fall. There was a slight drip like the indoor valve wasn't closing all the way but then it stopped....
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Water puddle in backyard causing leaking in garage concrete wall

This is what I saw in the backyard of a split level home after a light rain The water was there due to overflow from gutter. I can clean the gutter but the puddle situation must be fixed as it will ...
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New basin waste leaks, only when plug is removed

I've just fitted a new basin waste with a plug in a chain. I've tried with the supplied washers etc, and with plumber mait, and have the same results each time. The seal holds whilst the plug is in, ...
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Leaky 1/2” NPT valve with strange notches. Could they be the issue?

I have tried 3 wraps of tape and six. Still leaking. Could the problem be these notches? What are they for? They are to perfect looking to be a flaw, right?
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Ground Water or Well Water? How do I tell?

Problem: I have a puddle at the bottom of a tree and shrub covered slope that will not dry. Situation: My wellhead is above and in-line (i.e. approimately the same distince from the house) with ...
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Why is this dormer flashing causing a leak?

This roof was repaired about 6 years ago and is now slowly leaking when there is a heavy downpour. The leak is located close to the center point in between the outer wall and the dormer. It is ...
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Shower Panel Leaking Supply Line

I have a discontinued Hansgrohe Raindance shower panel (model 27005000). The braided cold water supply line has developed a leak (the leaky cold water line has plastic food wrap around it) I am in ...
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toilet seal leaking in rental

The older rental home where an elder relative lives has a slight leak where the toilet attaches to the floor. Nothing else on the toilet appears to be leaking so is this probably an old floor "seal" / ...
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PVC pipe back of 2story home dripping water

Have a 2 story home on basement foundation. Have 2 AC units one in each side of house both have a pvc pipe nearby which I imagine is for condensation. In the back of the home near the basement door ...
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Weird leak through chimney?

Im getting a weird leak in my chimney. It almost looks like a condensation buildup (due to distance from roof/location), but this seems to occur during rains. Can anyone give some possible ...
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How to fix a flashing roof leak?

I have a roof leak. Based on the images below I think it is in the flashing above a small overhang. Please speak up if you don't think that's correct. Can anyone provide some guidance on what to ...
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Pool pump shaft seal leak…or something else?

I have water leaking from behind the seal plate of my pool pump, under the motor. Exactly like a bad shaft seal. However... I replaced the shaft seal. Still leaking. I replaced it again, thinking ...
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shower head has running water when off but another faucet is turned on

The shower in our first floor bathroom will flow water out of it when the bath tub faucet on the second floor is running or the washing machine on the second floor is filling. The water is cold. This ...
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Sealing a pinhole at a soldered pipe connection?

I just replaced my kitchen faucet with a new faucet that was sold-as is, in-box, from an auction. After spending hours trying to get the old faucet off (years of rust and corrosion), I installed the ...
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How to determine source of this roof leak?

As Irma pounds our house I was in the attic and noticed we have a roof leak but I can't figure exactly where it is coming from. The obvious place is where that exhaust vent is penetrating, but it is ...
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Is this wood the source of the odor?

I moved into a 425 sq ft apartment about a month ago. The AC had a leak for awhile. When I found it, they replaced the AC. I have had the new AC for about 2 weeks. I have a musky old wood odor in my ...
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What type of mortar should I use to repair a flat flagstone roof?

My garage has a flat flagstone roof. It is around 100 yrs old and is leaking. There are some cracks in the mortar. What kind of concrete mortar mix should I use to stop water from seeping through?
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Should I worry about losing 10liter water/day? (2.5gallon)

After using 100m^3 extra water last year, I installed a Raspberry Pi with a camera to look at my water meter. Soon it will be able to cut off the water on excessive drain (like a forgotten garden hose)...
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drying water leak

which allowed water to pour in down the side of a paneled wall and also went thru the top floor to the bottom floor. We want to prevent mold until we can get it torn down and replaced. It is aroundt ...
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Where did the water under my basement floor come from?

I have just bought a house that had a continuous engineered oak flooring downstairs. There was an obvious buckle in the floor in the hall, at the centre of the house that we were told by surveyor/...
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Dishwasher leaking when we add item during cycle

We have a Kenmore dishwasher (model 665.13749) that leaks when we open it during a cycle to add an item. We are doing this according to the directions, opening the door very slightly until the washer ...
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Kitchen faucet screw hole leaks water?

My kitchen faucet has a hole in the side (see picture) which appears to have a screw slot. It leaks a lot of water. Why is it there? How can I stop it from leaking?
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PVC Water line keeps getting pin holes

The water line that goes from my boiler, carrying warm water keeps getting pin hole leaks. The line is a standard flexible white plastic insulated pipe, covered in a red mantle. About a year ago, I ...
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Ceiling leaking from upstairs bathroom ONLY when water supply is turned OFF

I have a leak developing in my ceiling that is coming from what I assume to be the upstairs bathroom. This first happened when my pipes needed to be snaked a bit over a year ago where, during that, ...
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Bathtub shower leaks in wall only when turned off

Our upstairs bathtub has a small leak inside the wall that over time softened the ceiling sheetrock below. After removing the sheetrock we tested the shower, and it's weird -- it leaks about 1/4 cup ...
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Leaky bathtub, need to fix the passthrough hole for the extension

Sometimes when we use the bathtub we get water dripping downstairs, in the kitchen. This morning I've removed the cover of the bathtub and figured that the hole for the extension cord of the shower ...
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How can I remove the stem on my single-head bath faucet?

My house was built in 1999. The shower has a lock ring to release the plunger for the single-head faucet, but it won't come out. How can I remove it to replace the seals so it won't leak anymore?
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How can I stop suds from backing up in the drain line?

I have a 10 year old house with (probably) 2" vertical waste line inside the wall (plastic at top). Lately we've noticed suds foaming out of the drain at the end of the rinse/spin cycle. It does NOT ...
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Why is the gas water heater pressure valve leaking after installing recirculation pump & old radiator?

Kind of a complex situation. Using gas water heater as a boiler for an old cast iron radiator. In addition we added a recirculation pump. Everything was working fine but then we had leaking from water ...
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I've noticed the water from the sink won't heat up, while the water in both bathrooms heats fine.

I've been renting this home for more than a year and there have been a lot of plumbing issues - mostly leaks, but the water in the kitchen has always heated fine. There is a leak under the sink as ...
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Leaking conservatory roof

When the wind comes from a certain direction my conservatory roof leaks. . Is there some substance I could use (similar to putty?) to stop the leak?
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How do I repair a leak in a ferrocrete overhead water tank?

I have a ferrocrete overhead water tank. It has developed a leak at the edge. How do I repair this leak?
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How can I repair my leaky toilet?

Apparently my original toilet valves were cheap because they both had problems and I replaced both with fluidmaster valves some years ago. Two problems were apparent immediately which I solved: The ...
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How do I seal a downspout leak in my shed?

I have a storage shed behind my carport. A downspout from the roof of the carport runs through the shed, as seen in the picture. The downspout drains ok (there was blockage in the past) but it leaks ...
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Is there a way to install a tub such that it can dry out if water gets behind it?

When you install a tub, you try to build the surround such that water can't get through to the wall. That's great. Nothing is perfect, and eventually small amounts of water will seep through. Then ...
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What is that dripping noise I hear in the wall whenever cold water is used after sitting awhile?

I live in a condo...upstairs with another unit behind me with the plumbing in the shared wall between us. Whenever it's been awhile (say 45 minutes to an hour) since any cold water has been used, if ...
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Shower stall leaking water in the corner

My master shower is leaking water at the corner. I have tried to fix it myself one month ago. It only worked for 3 weeks then start leaking again. Should I find shower repair company to redo the stall?...
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Possible leak from upstairs window into downstairs window

I have a leak in the wall facing outside. There is damage in the cieling directly above the window. Note that this issue only happens about once every 6 months to 1 year. I think when the wind is ...
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Water turned off but toilet cistern still filling ready for next flush

Can hear rushing water through pipes & my bill has gone up. Have turned off my main water tap by my front door which has stopped water to taps but the toilet is still able to flush & refill as ...
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rubber gasket under bathroom sink leak

Need temp.fix, seal until January when I'll replace the whole thing. Replacing gasket might not be possible due to age and state of the whole thing.
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Which professional should I call for leak coming down the furnace exhaust flue?

During heavy downpours, especially ones when windy, water would begin to trickle and drip from the outside surface of the exhaust flue in the basement. Not sure how long this has been going on since ...