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I had a water line break at the water main and when I reconnected it Water was running very slowly and then it stopped running at all [closed]

A water line broke close to the water main I turned the water main off and then reconnected it a couple hours later when I was on the homeowners Water was running very slowly once I reconnected it and ...
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How to properly test washer/dryer supply hoses for leaks?

I set up some new hoses for a washer dryer (with steam) and finally got it to stop leaking with the water supply turned on. (waited about 30 mins) I even ran a small load to be sure it wouldn't leak. ...
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how far can a water pressure regulator be adjusted

I need to adjust water pressure counter clockwise to reduce incoming water pressure to home. My question is, how far can the bolt be adjusted counter clockwise and will the bolt come off if I adjust ...
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Stagnating water under elevated paver deck in terrace

(Sorry if the technical terms are incorrect; don't hesitate to fix them.) In the recent apartment building I am living on, the terrace is made of concrete with no slope, with elevated pavers and water ...
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Cold water in BR does not flow

We have a kohl’s two handle nickel faucet. The cold water does not flow when opening the valve
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Spetic Issue at end of leach line?

Our home, over 40 years old, likely retains its original septic tank. Situated in a densely wooded area with few neighbors, we've maintained the property well. Recently, within the last year, we had ...
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Water Copper type M tubing in Illinois

I have house from 2007. While updating the bathroom I noticed they used type M copper tubing on 1/2 and 3/4 water supply lines. It seems code doesn't allow that in Illinois. Shall I be worried about ...
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Undersink reverse osmosis system filtered water TDS increases over time

I have an undersink RO system (iSpring RCC7AK, NSF Certified 75 GPD, Alkaline 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis System, pH+ Remineralization RO Water Filter System Under Sink, Superb Taste Drinking Water Filter ...
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Low water pressure throughout house after adding outdoor spigot

Plumber added a hose spigot outside off the kitchen. Afterwards, the pressure for all the sinks and showers was off or low. He came back, ran all taps open at once, and cleared debris from aerators, ...
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Drainage issues for a wet basement

We bought an older house, built in ~1950s, in NY (NYC Metro-ish area) in April 2022. Since then we've had frequent issues with decent amounts of water getting into our 95% finished basement. Between 1-...
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Hot water sound through pipes behind shower wall

There are hot water sounds like water running through pipes behind shower wall. Checked meter, it shows water running. No apparent leaks at all points - faucets, valves, etc. Turned off hot water at ...
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How do I remove and cap a difficult to access kitchen sprayer hose?

I'm planning to remove my kitchen sink sprayer to make room for a water filter faucet. I'm stuck on how to remove and cap the existing sprayer outlet. The hose connection is inset beneath the counter ...
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Water Heaters in Parallel on opposite side of house

We have 2 40 gallon electric Water heaters in Parallel on opposite sides of house. The amount of hot water we are getting from shower time for example leads me to believe we are only getting 40 ...
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Wall hydrant can't handle back pressure, sprays 4 spokes when opened

The house and faucet are 11 years old, never had trouble. Also: I never closed the lines during winter, as I understand that those round cylinders on top mean they can handle expanding ice? When I ...
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Can you help explain the components of my water system? [closed]

I've moved into an old stone house in the UK. The water system consists of: Some type of well under the conservatory. It looks very deep and has a good flow rate according to the survey. A ...
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Water Filter System leaking in multiple places

I am trying to install this water filter under my sink in my RV. I am using this Adapt-A-Valve to split off into two lines. One to the current faucet and a new one dedicated to a drinking faucet. The ...
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Electric water heater tank booster [closed]

My tank booster is set to 120 degrees but the water isn’t hot enough. I want to increase the temperature. I tried using the Allen wrench and turning it counter clockwise but it won’t budge. Am I doing ...
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New Water Heater problems

Hi all and thanks in advance for any help I receive on this. Just installed a new A.O. Smith Signature 100 Electric 50 gal. Made sure to fill tank completely before flipping breaker on. Waited 2 hrs ...
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What is the correct way to connect galvinized holding tank to a copper/brass fitting?

We have a galvanized holding tank in our well system. I am going to re-plumb the entire thing to go to the largest diameter pipe it will accommodate which is 1 1/2 but the largest other plumbing ...
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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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What is the solution to detect and address water in bulkhead/basement?

There are many posts on this site with good information about how to address water leaking into a basement (in my case, a small amount of water leaks into my bulkhead). I am not asking about how to ...
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Is this efflorescence on these brick pillars? And is this a sign of water intrusion into the pillars?

There are brick pillars under a bedroom that overhangs. On the brick pillars are some white stuff that I would assume is efflorescence but the patterns are a little weird to me. If that is what it is ...
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Well Water System Setup

We have a well system that is currently set up in this order. We don't have many problems out of it other than the typical issues such as hard water, sediment (occasionally), and multiple demands (...
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Leak around window

Currently renovating our new home. We have a leak around in the bottom two corners of the window. We are unsure if this is from the window itself or elsewhere. We have resealed the outside of the ...
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80' ¼" RO WATER LINE FROM HOUSE TO GARAGE [closed]

Can I run a ¼" water line off my RO system 80' to my garage and still have decent fl
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Why would a new washer indicate inadequate water flow after a month of use?

LG replaced my brand new washing machine and after a month this new one is doing the exact same thing - generating error code IE (water flow inadequate). The washer I chose is significantly larger ...
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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 water seal roll-up storage door?

I'm trying to solve a water intrusion problem with a poorly installed roll-up door on my shed. Part of the plywood is exposed when the door is closed, so anytime it rains or snows the plywood gets wet....
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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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Sand/silt in my well water after a power outage

I am wondering why we have fine sand and silt in our well water after a power outage? We did use a little water while the power was out, and after the power returned, there was fine sand in our water ...
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How to determine where water is coming in basement wall

I have an unfinished basement, that I am starting to prep to be finished. We haven't (didn't think we have) had any water issues. I did a moisture test, and it was good. While installing new ...
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Why do I have water temperature fluctuation?

Bought a house with a newer hot water heater (less than 5yrs old). The shower would never get very hot and would quickly run out of hot water completely (7-12 minutes). We replaced the cartridge ...
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How to determine the source of a water leak?

I live in an condominium unit and I just newly renovated my bathroom, specifically removing bathtub replacing it with shower. I hired a non-professional and after 2 days there is some water coming ...
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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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Why do I get occasional air spurts from plumbing that hasn't been opened in months?

I replaced my hot water heater last summer (about 9 months ago) and added some new plumbing for an addition to the house. I fully understand that after having the water turned off that there will be ...
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How to get rid of phosphorus in my well water

I recently bought a house built in the mid 1960s that has its own well system. From my knowledge nothing had been updated to the well system since it had been installed. I conducted a premium water ...
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Simple sedimentation tanks setup for clean water supply at home

This question was originally posted on physics.stackexchange.com and then moved here since it was off-topic there We rely on submersible water pump for household water supply and there's too much ...
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How to connect fridge to existing water line

Received a new fridge and it looks like it has the same adapter end as my existing water line. What's the best method for connecting the two?
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What might be causing these noises in my plumbing?

I removed an old water softener that sat for 15+ years and used PEX to reconnect the copper lines. Shortly after that I noticed a sound that has me feeling quite uneasy. You can hear what sounds like ...
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Temp solutions to shower tiles

I have a walk in shower. It looks like the tiles close to the floor inside the shower are coming off from the wall. Are there any temporary solutions to stop water from getting in until I redo things?
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Unknown Change in Water Pressure - Residential Home

I have been doing troubleshooting testing on my home to figure out why the shower & sink water pressure has dropped in my home. So far I know/done the following: The water pressure is 60 PSI I ...
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Plumbing Water Pressure Gauge Slowly (yet still quickly drops) after turning off main water valve

I am having a low water pressure issue that started, almost out of no where, about 4 to 6 months ago. Reading my water bill is ambivalent, my water usage is higher but we started using the outdoor ...
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Troubleshooting a potential water leak

My water company recently sent me a letter saying they suspect I have a water leak somewhere, since the digital meter has had a reading every hour for 24 consecutive hours. I checked everywhere I ...
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Why is there a hole in my sink tailpipe and can I replace it?

I'm replacing my water filtration system. The old one used a dedicated drinking faucet. The new one connects directly to the main faucet. In removing the old drinking faucet, I found 3 lines: input, ...
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Water heater T/P line dripping on side of house?

Overflow pipe from water heater was leaking on side of house. Was told I needed new water heater and expansion tank. Both replaced as well as a new PRV on main line. Still getting a constant drip in ...
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Water leakage into the basement

I found water is leaking into the basement from the wall close to the driveway. See attached pics. I went to Home depot and asked for some kind of sealant until I do the waterproofing after the winter....
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Can anyone tell if this floor joist damage was from termites or wood rot?

Just discovered this damage in the crawlspace under the sagging floor by the front door. Had new insulation, vapor barrier and dehumidifier added about a year ago.
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Automated Main shut-off before well pressure tank affect downstream system as everything empties due to leak

System design description In an automated water main shutoff system, I have a downstream well pressure tank, hot water heater and softener past the main MOEN shutoff, which would have some water and ...
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What component would likely be squirting water when GE cafe station door switch is activated?

Recently purchased a used Cafe station side by side door ge refrigerator. Unfortunately it came with a few issues that I have been able to sort out. But I can not tell which internal door component is ...
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Water suppose to continue to leak after brand new faucet install?

Needed to hire a plumber and remembered that in my bathroom, I had turned the hot water valve off under the sink because it was leaking through the faucet at the time. It’s been off for a while, so I ...
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