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How to properly put tarps on a 14 person caben tent? [closed]

I have a 14 person caben tent with 2 closets. I was wondering how I would go about putting tarps over it so the rain doesn't hit it but also heat goes out the top. It's scorching hot in my tent.
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Can I use a simple rain diverter to direct water into the gutter?

Water has ruined the skirt board and siding because it runs off the roof and right down the wall since the gutter doesn't go all the way to the end of the house. Besides replacing the entire gutter I ...
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Where to put downspout?

Reference image below. The image shows the back of our house where the water currently falls next to our house, and the pit it’s starting to make on the ground (circled). The side “yard” on that part ...
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Window sill wet from recent rains

I live in a new construction townhouse (purchased over last year), and one issue we've been having is that recent hard rains have caused a leakage on one of our 2nd floor window sills (our townhouse ...
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How to mute water drops on a glass canopy?

I live in a small building (3 stories), and the ceiling of my kitchen is a glass canopy with rain water pipes just above (about 8 meters above). One of the pipe is directly above a small aluminum ...
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Sump pumps, flooding and water tables

So we built an addition to our home in CT in an area with a notoriously high water table. We built a 9 foot deep basement in the hopes of having a golf simulator some day. We have footing drains that ...
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Leak above window frame. How to proceed?

I live in a 15yr old townhouse that I bought 2 years ago. Roofing was replaced in 2018 by prev owner. During rain in Dec 2022, I noticed that the lower right window (shown in picture) was leaking ...
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How do I find a leak in the ceiling?

We have a leak in the ceiling in my daughter's room. It only leaks during heavy rain. I went in the attic space above her room and don’t see any water up there (but I couldn't get super close) and the ...
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How can I close and seal holes in my foundation?

I'm facing a challenging situation with my house and need some advice. I'm new to this, so bear with me as I provide the details: Problem Description: Foundation Holes: The front of our house has ...
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How to prevent this white material in the receptacle?

The receptacle is in hall and it rained straight for 3 days. I noticed this after 6 days since the rain started. It has developed some white thingy. What's this? the other day I noticed a lizard ...
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What's this grey stuff on concrete wall

This stair handle wall is concrete, and it has been finished with white putty and paint. I don't know what's this grey color stuff and any ideas to fix this would be great.
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Can rain cause the dirt on the roof?

It's a terrace shed that has roof made of tin-can steel. There are no trees or buildings higher than this. I wonder how rain has brought this much dirt onto the top of my roof. Should I clean this or ...
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How should I effectively clean the exterior of dirty plastic drum

The drum in the picture got dirty during the house construction probably , some concrete might have got stained or the drum has been in the outside so due to sun or rain this could have happened. But ...
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Looking for a span-table reference which details options for timber framed 1.40PSI static loads

I haven't seen any tables above 70PSF. Based on my calculations, a rain barrel full of water exerts about 168PSF. I live in the mountains in Colorado so I can probably expect additional weight in ...
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What to do about noise coming from Sink drain pipe

My sink's outlet pipe is connected to a drain pipe which connects with building outlet pipe. The rain that comes from roof top is carried by a pipe which is connected with the building outlet pipe. ...
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How wet a hole (with rain) is too wet to put concrete anchors in? [closed]

A few weeks ago I drilled 1/4" holes in my patio slab to mount some ~6' tall 4x4s with post brackets and wedge anchors (for a catio - ideally able to bear the weight of jumping cats). But I didn'...
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How to protect from water seeping into the home via gap in door

When there's a rain and it smashes on the door then water slowly seeps into the flat because there's a gap between door and the door frame. As of now I'm blocking the space with some cloth when I'm in ...
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Leaking range hood after heavy storm

Our house is three years old and we just bought it a couple months ago (so I don't know if this is a longstanding issue). Last night during a heavy rain our kitchen hood range began dripping water ...
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How to secure a water sensor above a flat roof?

My neighbor asked me for help with his flat roof (I think it's EPDM membrane), which sometimes has problems with water pooling on it during prolonged heavy rain. When enough water has pooled, it leaks ...
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How to deal with stagnant water in rain water harvesting pit

I have rain water harvesting pit which is 5 feet in depth. During the June to October it has water for 3 feet. November-January , it has water for 4 feet and rest of the year it has water upto 1 to 1....
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Rain water leaking from gap between garage back wall and floor

Whenever it rains heavily here where I live, I'll see water leaking out from where the back of my garage wall meets the garage floor. My usual contractor suggested that the cause was use to an ...
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Maximum length of a rain chain

Can I hang a rain chain with cups from a gutter on a two story house? Will it get too heavy when it rains?
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Prevent dripping from rain barrel pump

I’ve recently set up a 50 gallon rain barrel and connected it to a 1/10 hp hose pump to water some nearby planters every morning (see pictures below). When the barrel is close to full, there’s some ...
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Does this water tunnel for rain look ok?

I have water puddle next to my foundation when it rains. I dug this trench to try to get the water to not puddle around the foundation. I also put some soil around the foundation. Does this look okay?
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Should new UPVC windows let water into the lower frame from just heavy rain

(click to enlarge) We just got new UPVC windows and found water in the frame after heavy rain the three back windows you can open up. So this is the norm and it should drain away or dry out. If I push ...
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How to couple 4" round corrugated downspout to plain round

I'd like to connect a 4" plain round downspout filter to an existing 4" round corrugated downspout. Do I need a specific type of coupling to do that, or will the 4" corrugated fit ...
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Mold odour immediately after rain! No sign inside or outside

I live on Prince Edward Island, on the east side of Canada. We renovated our old building completely last year, so everything is new and neat except the main structure. Now immediately after rain, we ...
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Rain dropping on balcony making noise -- how to fix?

My awning is a little bit too short, causing rain to drop on my balcony railing. I don't really care about aesthetics, just want an easy solution. I can think of some options: Bend the flashing from ...
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Can rainwater seep through a single-layer brick wall in large quantities?

There is some not-so-small amount of rainwater entering our basement from the top of a window. I have checked the roof and gutters and fixed all cracks in the mortar between bricks on the exterior ...
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How to muffle rain hitting overhanging steel eave?

In order to stop rain soaking in through the walls a narrow 15cm steel eave was added above a couple of windows at my place. It does the job, we no longer get any water entering the building. But, it ...
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Why are the edges of our subfloor wet after rain, but the walls are completely dry?

Our house has a stucco exterior and a dirt crawlspace, part of the crawlspace is wet, but there isn't much water pooling down there. Where the water is pooling, the subfloor is completely dry. The ...
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Swimming pool as water barrel for irrigation

I have a 60 year old concrete swimming pool still in good condition but not used as a pool for 20 years. It is now a nature pool good for fireflies, bats, toads, ducks, etc. The original chain link ...
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Radon system water leak in attic

In my attic there is (what I think is) the fan part of a radon mitigation system. There's a lip, and water pools there, then overflows and gets water in the attic. It seems to be worse when it rains. ...
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Should I re-winterize my pool if I got all the chemicals in, but didn't get the cover on before 2 days worth of heavy downpours?

First time owning a pool!! Yesterday we put all the chemicals in to winterize our above ground pool. The directions said it would need to circulate for about 3 hours, then we could add the cover, ...
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How do I install flashing about an existing window?

I have two windows on one side of my house, with one directly above the other as pictured below. During rain storms, water rolls directly off the top one on to the bottom one. Water gets into the ...
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Rain Gets on Outdoor Prong

Just to be clear, this is about the prong, not the outlet! Today I set up an outdoor fountain and plugged it into an outdoor extension cord to reach the outdoor outlet I have. When I went back inside,...
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How to make rainwater clearer?

I have collected rainwater but is a little greenish. Is there a way to make it more clean? Is the sun able to make it more cleaner?
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Soundproofing tape outdoor

I'm thinking about using soundproofing resilient tape on my balcony, mostly because rain sometime hits the metal railing and the noise bothers me. I was wondering if such material is flame resistant, ...
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How do the impermeabilization of external power cable?

Hypothetical situation: I would have to install some external reflectors like this on my store. It should be screwed as higher as possible on the external wall to illuminate outdoors, increase store ...
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Do I need to waterproof fastener holes on the exterior of my home?

This is a general question that relates to a number of small DIY projects I want to do around our house, including putting an awning over one of our door ways to keep rain away from the doorstep/...
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How to determine storage capacity needed for water runoff tanks?

My region gets an average of 12 inches of rain per year, and 24 inches of snow per year. Nearly all of the rain falls in huge monsoons at the end of the summer, so I have to store everything that ...
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How to insulate from the noise generated by rain falling on a roof window?

My sleeping room is just below the roof, and has two roof windows. When it rains during the night (rather common experience during winter in central Italy, where I am located), the rain falling on the ...
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Does pooling rainwater pose a threat to my roof?

I have a condo with a rooftop. The rooftop is designed such that all water flows towards one corner of the roof, and out to a drainage system. Unfortunately, the home builder built the home so that ...
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How close to roof should downspout be?

I know it is common for 2nd story gutters to empty on the roof surface; however, houses I've seen the gutter empty close to the roof. my recently install gutters seem to be four to five inches off ...
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How to safely run power out to pond pump?

I built a pond that is about 50 feet from the house and nearest outlet and need to run a pond pump in it. The pond is too large for the solar-powered pumps I have seen. I considered simply buying a ...
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Clogged downspout pipe

My downspout, next to a stucco wall, used to go into a cast iron pipe. Recently, the water must have gotten behind the stucco and in the winter, the stucco wall collapsed, pushed the downspout out of ...
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Is it safe for plumbing to use rainwater to flush toilets?

A couple of articles encourage the use of rainwater to flush toilets. (article 1, article 2) However, would it be safe to do so if the rainwater in your particular area has a pH that is considered as ...
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Using tarpaulin to stop soil absorbing to rain, trying to prevent foundation damage

There is a forecast for several inches of rain between Thursday and Sunday here. I am in an old brick home with a sandstone block foundation. The soils are clay in this area. There is a rather large ...
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Can I rough sand a deck before rain, and finish sand after rain dries?

I am in the process of sanding and staining a new deck (built in June) but the weather is not being very cooperative. I know stain needs to sit 48 hrs before being rained on, and that wood needs to be ...
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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 ...
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