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Leaking water out of pipe in basement floor.Sewage water when using water upstairs?

Tonight I came downstairs and the stubbed pipe in my basement was leaking sewer water out . If we flush a toilet or use drains it leaks. My basement is stubbed with just pipes and vents.
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The steel in the roof has rusted and the plaster is falling off. What can i do to protect the entire roof to fall off

Last year I found water leaking on my roof and the steel inside the concrete is rusting and hence cracks appearing in the roof. I removed all the plastering painted the now exposed steel with water ...
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Basement window leaking around steel casing

My basement window is leaking around the steel casing that sits on the concrete. The window has been replaced and I’m wondering if the casing and window should have been replaced with a bigger window? ...
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Is it possible to stop weeping between threaded copper joint on sprinkler system?

We just redid our sprinkler system last year and I found some weeping here when turning on the sprinklers for the summer. Is it possible to stop without having to take everything apart? [
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Water leaking to basement

Hello, It just came to my attention that water has been leaking to the basement in a specific spot anytime there's heavy rain. I was looking at a product called Non-Fibered Black Foundation Coating. ...
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How can I find the source of a rain water leak above my window (and keep from getting ripped off)?

10-year-old townhome (so out of warranty, unfortunately); we've lived there two years. In the past year, we've noticed water leaking above the living room window (the lower of the two windows in the ...
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How to fix a pipe leak between well and water preasure tank?

I discovered a leak in my well house today. It is coming from the nut looking element (on the pic). My question is what the purpose of this nut looking element and how to fix its leak? Any chance it ...
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Why doesn't my tub faucet shut off completely?

The handle of the shower has been in the off position all day. No one has showered here and yet there is water dripping from the bottom tub spout. We took it off and found water still dripping from ...
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How to fix dripping faucet after disassembling valve?

This is my followup question from Leaky faucet, how to disassemble this valve? which I was finally able to disassemble. However, now my question is, what made this "leaky" and dripping? How ...
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Leaky faucet, how to disassemble this valve?

I have a leaky faucet (only hot water is leaking). I turned off the supply and managed to remove the outer covers. It looks like this: However, I can't figure out how to disassemble further to ...
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Hot water tank leak on to the burner

I have recently drained my hot water tank as part of yearly maintenance which I have done it once after I bought this house a year ago. I see this morning water leak on to the burner made burner go ...
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Leaking single handle faucet

I’m looking for guidance to access the cartridge of a leaking single handle bathroom faucet. It has no visible markings on it to determine manufacturer. I see how to remove the handle but question the ...
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Water seeping under bottom of vinyl siding

Just moved in this house a couple of months ago and just noticed our home extension has water seeping through from the bottom of the vinyl siding whenever it rains. My house sits on a cement slab. I ...
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How do I know if the window is the wrong size?

tl;dr How can I know the size of the rough opening of the original window? Background My house is from 1951. Before us, the house was rehabbed by a DIYer who did a lot of things with a lot of errors. ...
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Water leakage in basement after down spout installation

Large amounts of water have been leaking into my basement after below ground downspouts were installed in November of 2022. Prior to the installation, there was never any water leakage in the basement....
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Help connecting Clawfoot tub

I have an old clawfoot tub on the second floor. I have the first floor bathroom fully demoed for a renovation. my kid was showering upstairs and I saw it was leaking into the first floor. The leak is ...
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Can leaving the shower faucet on, but the showerhead off, cause a leak?

I have an apartment with a showerhead that can be shut off while the faucet is still on. Can I just leave the faucet on and only use the showerhead on/off buttons, or will that cause a leak?
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How to remove bathroom sink faucet handle?

Need to fix a leaking bathroom sink faucet. Managed to remove the handle. How to get the cartridge out? I can’t seem to remove the handle base, nor remove the nut that holds the cartridge in place. ...
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Leakage at Shut-Off Valve Connection with Steel Pipe

Problem Under the sink in the restroom, there is a slight water leakage at the connection between the shut-off valve and the water pipe (picture).How can I resolve this? My current budget is limited (~...
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Troubleshooting Window Leaking From Top of Frame

https://imgur.com/a/ruRV6Rf - Link to all the relevant photos and videos I have a water leaking situation that I am trying to troubleshoot. Window installer says it's the roof. HOA says it's the ...
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Kitchen Faucet vibrates and leaks when you take a shower upstairs

This problem happens frequently, but not all the time. You can be taking a shower upstairs and downstairs in the kitchen the cold water faucet vibrates violently and loudly and spits out water by ...
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Bathtub Leak at the seal

Our 2nd floor bathtub was leaking due to old pipes, so we replaced the whole thing: New tub, new shower, new pipes, new surround. We still have the ceiling cut away under the tub from the water damage,...
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Can sitting water in toilet bowl leak to downstairs?

I live in a high-rise apartment building. Recently, the super came knocking on my door and told me that downstairs neighbor suffered from water leaks in their bathroom ceiling. They believe it's from ...
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Mold concerns after weeks of water leaking in Southern California?

I had a pipe break in my wall. Since I rent an apartment in Southern California I had to beg my landlord to take this seriously and get it fixed. She took several weeks to address the problem and stop ...
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Under sink leak

I just redid my kitchen cabinets, including changing to a new sink. The photo shows the pipe from the sink going to the floor. I called the contractor to see if there's anything we can do. He came by ...
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Leaking hose on new water softener. Using old hoses

So we had to replace our water softener. After the installation we are getting some small leaking from the old hose. At first we thought it wasn't tightened all the way so we took them off and ...
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I’m finding water on the floor after washing

I had items on the floor in front of the washer get soaking wet but wasn’t sure why. Then I noticed my washing machine drum appears to tilt forward. I only noticed it because I got sprayed turning the ...
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Radiator bleed valve leaking after bleeding

After I bled our radiators this evening, one of the radiators is leaking out of the bleed valve. I can see water droplets forming very slowly on the valve and then dripping, perhaps a droplet every 30 ...
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How do I fix a leaky door in a renter friendly way?

Water and wind blow through this exterior door. Its freezing and I can see light through. Unfortunately the landlord is no help. The frame is very crooked. On the knob-side of the door there is about ...
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What type of shower valve is this?

I have drip at my shower head. I am pretty sure it's the valve cartridge. It's 30 year old house. Anyone know what valve this is?
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Water in Basement After Heavy Rain

link to photos Hi everyone. I consistently have water in my basement on the Eastern wall of my house every time it rains heavily - 1.5 inches or more in a 24 hour period. The water seeps in through ...
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What is this leaking pipe?

I have this soldered looking pipe protruding from the foundation of my house that continues to leak water. What could this be possibly?
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Bay Window too far out?

I have a Bay Window that needs to be replaced due to leaking during heavy rain & general sagging/not level. Contractor confirmed it's an Andersen window from 1989. 3 double-hung windows sized as 1:...
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Moisture in center and corner of windows when raining

I have four double windows where moisture appears in the center or corners of the interior window sills when it rains. Even a light rain will show some moisture/softness on the interior window sill. I ...
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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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Newly installed ice maker stopped. Ice maker pulled. Found bottom quarter encased in ice

Our Whirlpool refrigerator with an enclosed ice maker located in the roof of the refrigerator section stopped working. I pulled it and found it had been spilling water (Over flowing? Or a plumbing ...
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Leak from faucet when water heater is on

So in the kitchen I have a faucet with small water heater under the sink. It is always connected to electricity but works only to support set temparature, so just from time to time. When heater starts ...
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What to do about this window installation

Was investigating some leaky windows and wasn't expecting to see this configuration for replacement windows. These were done on the entire home 2 homeowners ago, now about 8 years old. It looks like ...
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Anyway to fix a leaky Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve?

Leaky Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve (about a quart a month). I have used it a few times to relieve the vacuum when draining the water heater to remove sediment, etc. I am thinking maybe some ...
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Pump well and hot water heater

I have a few questions honestly. I work away on towboats so I'm away from home a lot when things go bad, my fiance contacted me to let me know the hot water heater is leaking in the house and has been ...
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Toilet pipeline 2 holes spraying Temporary fix please Main shut off for 2 days

I found 2 holes that were spraying water in my toilet pipeline and am needing a temporary fix. I have been without water for 2 days and can not get anyone here for a week Is this easy to replace. I ...
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Must concrete foundation be dry to seal cracks and seams?

I have a 1960s concrete foundation. There are some small cracks in the floor. During the last [epic] rainfall, they started to seep water. I'd like to seal them. Also, the seam where the concrete ...
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Possible faucet leaking only when the valve is turned off

I have a problem about my washing machine faucet that is strange for me. When I use my washing machine, there is no problem. A few days ago, I was not at home for 3-4 days and I iust turned off the ...
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Unable to access cartridge in Grohe bathroom monobloc mixer tap

Morning all, My Grohe bathroom tap (Allure Brilliant model) is leaking. In trying to get to the internal cartridge to replace it, Ive tried to get to the set screw (please see images below) using ...
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Shower is leaking water from frame

It has already been sealed using Silicone but there is water coming out from the metal/aluminium join near the corner. The mastic guy tried to apply clear silicone but it did not stick well and has ...
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How to locate Water from Weeping Hill?

We have a hill in our backyard. When we started to take out some room for a retaining wall, we found that the hill is leaking water about a foot off of the ground level. We turned off the sprinkler ...
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Bathroom Ventilation Leaking

My ceiling leaks when it rains and it’s right where my bathrooms venting system is. My bathroom vents through a piping system in the attic and then out through the roof. The pipe that sticks of the ...
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How can I remove the handles and cartridges from this Delta faucet?

I have a faucet leaking in my bathroom. It’s leaking from the hot water side. The problem is I can’t find a way to take off the handles on the faucet. The handles are all smooth and one piece. There ...
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High water pressure to shower head resulting in leak inside the wall. What is the problem?

I have a standard tub faucet and shower head in my main bathroom. Whenever I use the shower, something inside the wall starts to leak a little. (I don't have an access panel, so I can't see very well ...
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Why does my toilet run non-stop? [closed]

I decided to change out all the internals of the toilet after flapper replacement failed. The toilet is still running non stop. Oddly enough it only runs from one rim hole even after I changed out and ...
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