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Patch a leaking flat roof

We have a flat roof (very low slope) made from gravel and tar, it's a little roof over the porch of the house. When it's raining, the water leaks under the soffit on the right corner, where is the ...
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Diagnosing a leaky metal roof

We purchased a 60 year old house a year ago, and the builders report suggested no issues. The main roof of the house is tile over wooden rafters, and the attic space is dry. There is an extension, ...
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Leak in boiler system

Have concrete slabs heated with an HTP boiler. 4 manifolds (2 supply, 2 return w/shutoffs). Had a loss of pressure and low water pressure error on boiler. I have isolated the leaks off the manifolds. ...
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Sink drain slip joints leaking

I'm trying to install drain plumbing under my sink, and I can't seem to stop the slip joints from leaking. Here's what I have right now (see picture): coming from the wall is a white plastic fitting ...
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Baaaad roof! Best option to fix

My mother's roof has been leaking for over 3 years now. Ceilings falling in in some rooms and leaks in most. She paid someone to put the roof on and he brought the all metal, put on 10 feet of roof ...
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Anti-freeze or non-freeze faucet leaking a lot from the top metal cap

I have two outdoor antifreeze faucets that are both leaking from the top metal cap. As shown in the pictures. [ I tried tightening it and using teflon tape then tightening it, but none works. I can ...
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Uneven bathtub drain hole, can't screw in new drain

my old bathtub drain got corroded so I decided to replace it. I successfully took out the old drain, but the drain pipe underneath is not even, so when I screw in the new bathtub drain there are about ...
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How do I change a washer in an outdoor spigot where you can't remove the valve?

I've replaced washers in spigots before, but this one has me stumped. There is no nut to remove the valve from the body as far as I can see. The faucet will not shut off. Not just a drip, but a ...
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Moen Single-Handle (Monticello 7730) Cartridge replacement FAIL..what did I do wrong?

UPDATE, MAY HAVE FIXED IT! Going to go get some plumber's grease and grease it up good before I do a full reassemble, but right now the water is no longer pouring out as it does in video above. Fix: ...
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Leak in wall behind push/pull bathtub faucet [duplicate]

Have a push/pull faucet for our upstairs bathtub/shower, and it recently started leaking behind the shower wall and onto the ceiling below. It appears to only leak when the faucet isn't pushed ...
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Dripping hand held shower head in off position

My handheld (stand-alone) shower head constantly drips, so I bought another unit that would not fit. After the third unit, the instructions said I needed a vacuum breaker. I'm not even sure if a ...
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How can I stop the dripping from a concrete ceiling?

My uncle built a concrete bunker in the side of a hill over 50 years ago. The shelter seemed to be free of any leaks until just recently in which there is a steady drip in a few spots in the ceiling. ...
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Ceiling signs of roof leak

I live in a house built in 1959. Not sure if ceiling is sheetrock or plaster. Although I don't have any 'stains' or obvious leaking, even during heavy rains, in a couple of different rooms I have a ...
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Damp Drywall: Insects

A recently detected dishwasher leak (2nd floor) has been feeding water to the drywall in the bedroom underneath. There are water stains on the ceiling and the wall's paint show traces of water ...
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How to protect corner of roof from rain?

I have a two sided metal roof with a different grade on each side. The two sides do not meet at the center. The design incorporated vertical sky windows in the center of the roof which creates a hip ...
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First steps to isolate leak?

I noticed that there's moisture creeping along a drywall seam in the ceiling in my living room. The spot is cold and feels damp. Our laundry room is in a bathroom right above, but the washer is in ...
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How do I diagnose why my casement window is leaking?

My casement window leaks water to the inside when it's raining. It has been leaking a while. It looks like it's leaking between the glass unit and the sash but the caulk between the glass and the sash ...
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Saddle valve leaks t turn on

Some months after I turned this saddle valve off I turned it back on. It leaked with increasing flow until it was completely turned on. Then it stopped. Is this ok? Is it normal? Or would I be wise ...
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Ceiling fan dripping in bathroom

I have a problem similar to this: Downstairs half bathroom, ceiling exhaust fan dripping, first noticed during very hot weather. However, the amount of water makes me think it is not condensation. ...
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Refrigerator water line leaking even though not hooked up

I recently moved into a home and decided not to hook up the water line to my refrigerator. It was fine for a few weeks, but there appears to be a leak. Now the tube that flows from the water valve is ...
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Any way to fix a shower handle dripping through the stem?

Unlike most answers I've found, this valve is not leaking at the seat washer. I still replaced that since I had the valve open. I tried putting some packing inside the concentric nuts, the silver one ...
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Window leaks from hole in bottom of frame

See the video. I have a bad window leak. The water comes in during rainy days and makes its way from the 2nd story window to the first floor window and wall just below it. After much painful ...
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How to Seal leaks on an air compressor system

My air compressor machine is leaking at its clamped joint area where the red plastic tubing is connected to a metal joint. I see products on the market meant to seal leaks such as teflon tape and pro-...
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Leaky Tub Faucet

I have a single handle (cartridge style I believe) delta tub/shower setup. The faucet is leaking after a shower but does not leak after running just the tub only. Any thoughts on what this could be?
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Occasionally floor around toilet is very very wet. Why?

A couple of times per week the bathroom floor will be flooded from the toilet. Not sure why since I'm not there when it happens. Can flush the toilet over and over again and everything seems fine. ...
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water is seeping out from under tub and soaking wood floor

Could there be enough condensation under a metal tub to make it have visible water coming from under tub and soaking into floor boards?
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Is their some kind of device that can take a picture to locate where these leaks are located?

Our house is a 4 level split model and within the guest room which is on the 2nd level (level above the basement) I hear a drips somewhere above the ceiling. These drip sounds are located in 2 ...
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Unusual tub leak

OK, this one has been driving me nuts for a while now. I have a shower/tub on the second floor that leaks down on to the first floor. It only happens with showers, not baths. It takes about 5-10 ...
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Basement waterproofing with thermal break

I need help figuring out best solution to fix my basement moisture/mold issue... As far as I can tell, water is entering at bottom seam of poured concrete wall and basement floor. I considered ...
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Is it OK to use a hair dryer on underground lawn sprinkler pipe?

Repairing black sprinkler pipe when it is chilly outside, i have used a hair dryer to make the plastic pipe more supple. Makes it much easier to fit the pipe over the repair couplers. Does the heat ...
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Is it normal for a 1" Lawn Sprinkler repair to leak only under pressure?

Using 4 steel radiator like bands, I replaced a section of underground lawn sprinkler black plastic pipe that runs over a septic drain field. Repair couplers do not leak until i press my foot down ...
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How can I fix a small leak in PVC pipe?

I installed a new sink this weekend, and as a result I had to redo the drain pipes. At the joint to a 90 degree elbow and the Y there is a small leak. The pipes are 2" diameter, and I fear that I ...
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Shower floods behind the wall. on pre-formed shower/bath and ONLY when the shower is turned on

No previous leaks were found, but one morning the kitchen floor (on the other side of the bathroom wall) flooded when the shower was turned on. It's a high-usage shower, used for a minimum of 2-3 ...