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Floor drain is overflowing next to furnace

We have our furnace on the second floor of our home. There is a pvc pipe coming from the top part and it leads to what looks like a floor drain. The last couple of weeks when our air conditioner is on,...
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How do i fix a washing machine drain overflow?

I've found that others are having a similar problem with newer washing machines that drain too fast for the drain. The result is that some of the water comes back up. There are three solutions I found,...
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Toilet leaking into bowl. Identified part, just not its name or how to fix

After looking up several tutorials (cleaning the rubber ring in the base of the dual flush system, adjusting the overflow pipe, etc.) I've realised the problem is the water isn't shutting off when the ...
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Why is my standpipe overflowing?

I got a brand new top loader washing machine (GE Profile) and while doing a load of wash on the bulk/high water setting, I noticed the standpipe overflowed in my bathroom down stairs. I had a front ...
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Why does my cold water tank have two overflows?

The cold water tank in my loft has two overflows side by side, both of which run parallel and straight out the back of the house. One has a 90-degree bend inside the tank meaning the end of the pipe ...
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Bathtub Overflow gasket still leaking

I had a leak a couple of days ago from the old bathtub overflow gasket which I then replaced with a brand new one. I have no idea since when it started leaking but good thing I caught it. The problem ...
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Old Kohler bathtub turnbuckle overflow assembly

I live On the second floor of a mid to late 1940s era apartment building. on the second floor of a mid to late 1940s era apartment building. Recently the bathtub drain quit draining the water despite ...
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The connection from bathtub overflow pipe to overflow hole in bathtub hole is missing. I have no access behind or underneath Bathtub

The elbow from my bathtub overflow pipe to the overflow hole in my bathtub is missing. I have no access behind or from below my tub. I have been searching the net for solutions before tearing up my ...
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Basement drain issue

I live in a house with a drain in the basement well it wasn't installed correctly, it was raised above the cement floor. So I decided I'd fix it and I did. I Broke away the the crumbling cement ...
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Overflow over gutters on roof. One story ranch

Straight to the point, there's too much water coming off my roof. Unfortunately I wasn't able to record this last rainstorm to show you. My home is a 1950s ranch house one story obviously, the first ...
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How can I accommodate newer washing machines with older drains?

There is a similar thread on this topic. I've got a new LG WT1101CW top load washer and our drain pipe can't keep up with the flowrate coming from the washer. It's a great idea to add a larger ...
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How to fix overfilled 1-gang switch box?

I have a 1-gang electrical box for a lightswitch. Because of how the room was historically wired it has a lot of cables coming into it. It has the following romex wires coming into/out of it: Home ...
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Bathroom sink drainage

Yesterday I tried to get my bathroom sink to drain better and I used a plunger. Unfortunately water got into the overflow and now water is coming out through the hole. What can I do? ...
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Should sink overflow be full of water?

I had one of those bowl sinks fitted about a year ago, by a proper bathroom fitter (through Wickes). It was This One I was cleaning it the other day and I took the overflow cover off and found that ...
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Maximum connection of devices to a single socket

I'm from India After searching many sites I signed up here to clarify my doubt as I don't know much about electricity... I recently brought a fridge(250litres) (3 months ago) and it was working fine ...
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How to install sink with overflow hole and tube?

I am installing a drain, and the old drain system has a overflow hole with a tube connecting it to the drain. The new one has no part for the tube to connect to the drain, I think I need a part for ...
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Tub overflow drain upstairs with water damage on downstairs living room ceiling

A couple of weeks ago, I had a large amount of water drain via the overflow drain in my master bath upstairs (the water was too cold so I was draining water not only through the tub's main drain but ...
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How do I remove a plunger inside the overflow assembly? without the rod?

I have an issue about some type of plunger stuck inside the overflow assembly. The tub is older and the overflow cover plate was gone and the entire assembly was missing when I got to the tub (helping ...
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Washing machine drain pipe backing up

After 5 years of using the same washing machine, suddenly the drain pipe backs up and overflows onto the floor during the drain cycle. House was built in 2008. We have done the following and cannot ...
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Can't remove twist-style / turn-style / knob cap on overflow drain in tub

I have an American Standard brand tub with jets. Its drain has a pop-up stopper, and the stopper is controlled not by a lever, but by one of these twist-style knobs, placed over the overflow drain. I ...
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Was the condensate pump in my air conditioner unit wired incorrectly?

My condensate pump stopped working - I noticed because there was a lot of water coming out of the condensed drain. I bought one brand new but when I disconnected the old one, I realized that the ...
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How do I stop washer machine back flow when it it is on spin?

When I do a load of wash it all goes well until it drains. When it drains, it back flows. I did every thing I could to snake and flush the drain. I even poured hot water down there and it still does ...
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Leaky expansion tank overflow

I have a gas fired furnace with forced hot water. Off of the expansion tank there is a drain pipe. Recently it started leaking, roughly a mason jar a day. Why is this happening and can I solve the ...
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Overflow pipe has come off the sink

We have a Corian sink and the plastic over flow pipe has popped loose. It looks like a cable tie was used on it. We put it in in 2012 Double sinks. The other sink is fine. I don’t want to call the ...
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Screw on tub overflow gasket?

Help! I was replacing my overflow cover when I realized the overflow pipe is missing it's gasket. This is a brass pipe with machined threads on the outside. The top of the overflow very slightly peeks ...
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What size gasket to use on tub overflow drain?

I have an old tub and the gasket for the overflow had broken down to nothing. I bought a new foam rubber gasket at Ace, but it's tapered more than the tub is slanted. When I fit the gasket in, there ...
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Kitchen drain causes basement laundry drain pipe to overflow

We have a setup where our washer is in the basement directly below our kitchen sink. From the looks of it they both drain directly into the same sewer/drain line. To the right of the washer is a floor ...
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Fixing leak in tub overflow with old style drain closer

I couldn't find any examples of my tub drain lever online, so I can't figure out how to remove it. The overflow is leaking, so I'd like to open it up and see what the gasket is like to replace it. On ...
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Can Air Admittance Valve under bathroom sink fix bathtub drain overflow?

In my duplex, when Unit B flushing water down the drain, the bathroom sink and bathtub in Unit A would have sewage overflow up. I researched and I think about using Air Admittance Valve under the ...
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Gutters overflowing!

My gutters always overflow during even moderate rain. I have large roof sq. footage and steep angle. My gutters are standard 5". I'm thinking i need at least 6". Will this help? Will 7" be even better,...
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Overflow line tied with Condensate Line

had a house inspection done and the inspector told that Irregular materials were used, I am attaching a pic. how much work is it to repair it? is it a easy fix? Thank you
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Toilet gurgling/ bubbling and backing up on septic

OK...had my cleanouts inspected and cleared and septic pumped....all fine. So, it has to be from the septic to the drain fields. Have a probe and know where my line is from the septic the fields and ...
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Can the overflow pipe on the water heater be screwed off to replace it with a longer one?

Can you screw off a water flow pipe and replace it with a longer one that terminates closer to the floor.
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How can I accommodate high washing machine drain flow rates with older plumbing?

Newer machines have a drain flow rate which overwhelms older drains, and there's no adjustment. The only answer I ever hear is tear up your floor and put in new bigger drain pipe. That is not an ...
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Can I disconnect a Corian Sink Overflow tube?

We have noticed a foul odor from our sink which has the corian overflow tube (made out of plastic) that sits outside the bowl. As soon as we turn the water on, the odor appears. I have taken it ...
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Stopping outside damage from active outside loo overflow pipe

Why is the outside WC cistern overflow pipe almost never plumbed so that it does not trickle over the brickwork, thereby eroding the mortar and causing damp bricks? Since cisterns overflow levels can ...
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Automatic turn off of water pump as water tank overflows (Manual turn on is needed)

I want to design a system that automatically turns off a water pump when the water tank is full. Some background and details: 1- The pump is connected to main water supply. 2- The pump should turn on ...
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AC Drain From Overflow instead of Main, Even with No Pipes Connected

So my AC unit is draining water from the overflow drain again. I did my usual dance of cleaning out the main drain line - I made sure the point where it drains into the sewer was clear, put some drain ...
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Central heating header tank over flow

Googling this issue I'm finding lots of conflicting answers and many horror stories about significant parts of the system needing replacement, so I'm trying here for, hopefully, a more considered ...
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Toilet tank over flowing

My toilet tank will over flow after hours of unuse, and leaks from the handle. The fill valve has been replaced and the large flow of water will stop, you can hear and see it has stopped when the ...
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Washing machine drain suddenly backflows

Since very recently, our washing machine's drain pipe started overflowing. It has worked fine for the last couple of years but for some reason it doesn't anymore. When the washer dumps only one load ...
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Repair the overflow drain under a Corian sink where the tube and box has come unglued

My bathroom has a Corian sink that uses a tube for the overflow drain. Unlike most overflow drains, this one is not molded into the sink itself. The sink is 20 years old. The box at the end of ...
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Water valve to Ice maker stuck on

I have an 18 year old GE Side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with built in filter and water dispenser. Recently we woke up one morning to water pouring out of the ice-maker onto the kitchen floor. I ...
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Is it okay to trim the toilet tank overflow pipe?

[EDIT 2016-09-28: It is a Kohler toilet, and the old fill valve is Kohler 81093-AA. I suspect it is the original valve. I've been in correspondence with Kohler. They asked for pictures of the toilet ...
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Why do bathroom sinks have overflow holes whereas kitchen sinks and tubs do not?

My understanding is that the purpose of the overflow holes is twofold-- To allow water to flow down you drain faster. To prevent overflow if the sink is filling faster than it's draining. If #1 was ...
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Toilet bowl fills and overflows but the tank won't fill

toilet bowl fills and will overflow while my tank wont fill up , what is the problem? is this a plugged up toilet? I tried the plugger it but not doing anything .. a couple of hrs later the bowl ...
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How can I attach an overflow cover in a bathtub with no access panel?

Years ago, the builders put the bathtub in the wrong way so that it abuts tile in the bathroom behind it. The only way to put in an access panel or to access the pvc behind the tub would be to either ...
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Drain hose of washing machine too low?

I just bought a front load washing machine and installed it. The plumbers in our bldg. installed the incoming water hose and the drain hose to the wall. Problem is that when the washing machine drains,...
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Sink overflow drain not cast all the way through

I have two sinks which are part of the countertop (single unit/casting). One sink is perfect. The other has never had a working overflow. I thought it was clogged but it appears that the overflow hole ...
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I run my hot water in the bathroom sink and the toilet next to it starts bubbling [duplicate]

I run my hot water in the bathroom sink and the toilet next to it starts bubbling. What could be causing this?
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