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Questions tagged [water]

For questions relating to the water system of a home or other building, including plumbing and fixtures, water heating, water filtering and treatment, and irrigation/sprinkler systems. Questions regarding swimming pools and spas should have the additional tags "pool" or "spa".

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Washing machine pumps out water oddly on certain cycles

Here's a photo of my washing machine cycles: https://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae113/TravisJJ/IMG_6500rev_zpsjfv7utit.jpg For all cycles circled in pink, my washing machine is now pumping out ...
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How can we get maximum life of a water well?

If we found a water well, how can we get the life time of a water well. Is it possible, I could not found the answer on internet search.
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tankless water heater running water out condensation line

We just installed a tankless water heater and there is water running out the condensation line as fast as it is coming into the heater. What is the problem?
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No water running to the bathroom [on hold]

I had a leak in my bathroom when the compression pipe had burst. I have repared this but have no hot water in the bathroom and kitchen, or cold water running to the bathroom Although my cold water is ...
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Warm water only when no shower head?

I have a dumb question and am very new so excuse my ignorance. I've been trying to look this up on but can't seem to find an answer. My shower was working fine up until a week ago. Now only cold ...
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Water leaking into adjoining wall of bathroom [on hold]

The caulking has worn off on my bathtub can that cause water to leak into the adjoining wall
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Water entering through patio floor

I have an enclosed patio on a slab of cement. When it rains water seeps in at front corners. How can I seal the patio?
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No pressure in new well

Last year we had a 150' drilled well with submersible pump installed for a new house. The house is nearing completion and we are trying to get the well online. From the well there is a check valve, a ...
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What could be causing dampness in a bathroom wall?

The bottom section of the wall (other side is bathroom and a closet) has the following appearance - after prying out the planks that decorate the floor/wall interface. The wall (in a high rise) does ...
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Why can't I get water out of my washing machine taps?

I just moved in and ordered a new washer/dryer that were installed on Monday. There doesn't seem to be any water running to the washing machine. I unattached the hoses from the taps, tried turning the ...
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How can I cut copper water pipe to add a fitting?

I am used to working with PVC and CPVC, but these are copper pipes that I am thinking about adding in a water cooler that needs a water line. My question is, obviously I can't use the CPVC scissor ...
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Is there an easy way to switch from rain water to mains?

The rain water pump keeps turning on and off every few minutes. It’s loud and annoying. I’ve fiddled with the unit and can’t see any leaks so I just want to shut it off and switch to the mains but ...
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Can I repair this cold water hose?

I am trying to fix tap that has a leaky hose that leaks where 3/8 nut is. It leaks only when I move the nut. Presumably because I over-tightened it last time. I went to Lowe's and Home Depot and they ...
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Low water pressure in shower after turning off main

Had a bad drip in shower. Two handle shower replaced little rubber rings. Turned water back on and the shower barely comes out but all other sinks in the house seem to have plenty of pressure. Is ...
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Is this pipe for gas or water?

I am thinking on taking advantage of the black friday and replace my old electric range with a gas range. Now, there is this pipe next to the electric stove and I was wondering if it is a gas pipe. . ...
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Do I need a pressure tank for my irrigation system?

I've got 2000 liters of stored water off caught off the roof of my shed (2 x IBC containers). These containers are situated about 0.5 meters off the ground but unfortunately the ground slopes ...
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Why didn't reducing my water pressure regulator affect the outside spigot pressure?

My water pressure reading from outside water faucet reads 110-120. I reduced on my water pressure regulator and can feel inside the water pressure is decreased but the readings outside remain the same....
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Crawl space water

We have had 3 straight days of rain and I noticed a small amount of water seeping under scrawl space wall. My space has a vapor barrier and is in decent shape. I did notice the finder blocks on frame ...
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What might be the cause of hot water usage when nothing in property is using hot water?

This question needs a bit of background. I live in a unit that I rent in a building of 8 units. There is a central gas water heater for the whole building. Each unit has it's own separately metered ...
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Why is my new toilet running so much?

Toilet is only several months old and now it's running like crazy. The water leaks into the bowel all day. Been weeks now, and for some reason it leaves dirt streaks on the bowel from tank. The ...
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Dripping sound emanating from interior wall space

I've seen some other questions about dripping sounds but wasn't sure if my situation fills the same circumstances or not. I have a 2-story home and only a partial understanding of where the ...
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Inserting a 42 mm cPVC pipe into a 41 mm Sharkbite fitting

Can I file down the pipe and insert in snugly into the fitting? In such a scenario should I use cPVC glue to make the fitting watertight?
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Shower flow rate is low after replacing cartridges

PLEASE HELP!!! My plumber replaced both GP77759 and GP500520 Kohler shower cartridges and now the water flow rate in the showers is very low. The flow rate was excellent prior to him simply replacing ...
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Prevent water spill from shower pipes during removal of stem

It is good to know that I don't have to worry about small, isolated water spills behind a wall. But, I would like to avoid this happening whenever I want to work on the shower stem. With a minimal ...
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Repair sealing inside toilet tank that leads to bowl

I have a Kohler Santa Rosa toilet circa 2013. Water only fills the tank about 20% of the way - to the bottom of the center tube. I lifted up the center tube and noticed a red, possibly rubber, ring ...
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Installing Vapour Barrier in Crawlspace with Water Heater

I'm installing a vapour barrier over the dirt floor in my crawlspace. There is a water heater already installed and I'm wondering if it's a good idea to tape the vapour barrier directly to the bottom ...
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water heater gas

I lit the pilot and the burner kicked on nicely, when I went to replace the safety/dust pilot access cover, I bumped the pilot tube and thermocouple ever so slightly and the gas valve clicke off, ...
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Can you identify these large pipe shaped chunks that came out of my cold water tap?

Last night I opened the cold water on my faucet to fill a pot to make some ramen. Right as I was about to put my pot under the faucet the water turned brown and there was a noticeable pressure drop ...
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Why does cold water leak when hot water is turned on in bathroom sink?

Before I try to repair this, I want to understand what's going on so I don't fix the wrong thing or cause a larger leak in the bathroom sink. Our house was built about 20 yrs ago so it's modern ...
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Gas Water Heater blows out when lighting!

This might get a little convoluted, but I will try to stay on point. MODEL: Rheem Fury 6yr 22V30F MANUFACTURE DATE: 31 May 2012 I replaced the Thermocouple, and made sure all connections were good, ...
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Pier foundation and water table issue

I am in the process of building a small (14x14) log cabin in the woods on a pier foundation: After marking the perimeter, I began excavating the soil and dug to below the frost line (36"). The plan ...
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No Water from Reverse Osmosis water system

I recently replaced my filters and membrane in my Reverse Osmosis water system and now there is no water coming out of the filtration system to the tank. The tank is at the correct pressure, and is ...
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Sill plate pushing siding off, causing gap for mice and moisture?

Younger home owner here. I've had water get into my basement a few times last spring in the corner and in this area (directly under my little front deck). The corner was due to no downspout (water was ...
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How do I assess what to replace during repairs after a severe roof leak? [closed]

Evening! Long story short. Bad roof leak. Leaked from the roof to the exterior wall. I do not know the extent of the damage (yet) but obviously I am not too worried since I plan on, once the roof is ...
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Reverse Osmosis from Tap Water

I want to create drinkable water from my home tap water, the water source is not quite good enough its about ~100-130ppm if I test with TDS meter, with 8.0-9.0 with pH meter, it has weird taste, bad ...
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Can a Goulds Jet Pump be mounted vertically?

I have a jet water pump made by Goulds. At the moment the pump is placed horizontally but I was wondering if it has any effect that I mount it vertically to take up less space? My pump is located ...
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Inline whole house filters and their effective filtration performance

I would like to build a fairly aggressive whole house water filter system. However, the 1 micron filters that I see are low flow and are for point-of-use (under the counter for a drinking spigot) and ...
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How to connect Washing machine output water to WC seat?

There is a small WC room where you cannot forward the washing machine output water elsewhere than WC seat (brand IDO). However, the current solution does not look nice, see the picture. I am thinking ...
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My kitchen faucet jumps, sputters and stops and squeals when water temperature reaches straight hot

Faucet and supply lines are 18 months old. About a month ago, the faucet started jumping but only when on straight hot water and when the water temperature is probably close to 130 degrees. It’s one ...
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What could cause unexpected high water usage?

An apartment water meter has been running high for the last three months for no apparent reason. It's now about 3,000 gallons higher than normal. The meter registers slow continuous usage - even ...
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What is causing these water “trails” on inside of exterior wall?

The bedroom at the back of my house (North facing) has what I would describe as persistent water "trails" on the inside surface. They are faint, but noticeable. The "trails" run from the ceiling, and ...
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Alternative to basement sump pump for water run-off?

When there is a downpour, which happens at least a dozen times per year, my next-door neighbor's back yard fills up with water. His entire back yard looks like a pond, and the grass is not visible. ...
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Water Hammer from Upstairs Toilet

After my upstairs toilet is flushed and the bowl fully refills, it sounds like a water hammer. Here's a video of the noise. At 4 seconds, when the bowl has refilled, you hear the noise: [url="https:...
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Remote main water shut off & drain valves in crawl space winterizing

Want to be able to shut off main water line in crawl space off via a switch inside and also want to install another valve right above to drain the lines for winter protection while gone and possibly ...
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Why is my water heater leaking from the relief valve on the top?

Why is my water heater still leaking at the relief valve on top? I've changed it twice. Also I have 160lbs of pressure and have changed the regulators three times. Doesn't make sense. Please help!
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Water heater issues after water main break

A water main broke in my neighborhood and was out for 2 days. I turned off the water heater breaker sometime in those 2 days. There was hot water this morning, but this evening it is cold. I checked ...
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Extend sidewall hot water tank vent outside?

I have a power vented hot water tank just on the other side of the wall (and in the basement) from the exterior pipe you see in the picture. The problem is that the steam vents onto my wife's flower ...
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Where to install a water conditioner?

I want to install a water conditioner for the purpose of minimizing the sticking of minerals to the faucets and a shower glass. From what I read a catalytic water conditioner will do the job. I will ...
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How to properly seal water supply line in block foundation

There was an old rag and some very old concrete around this water supply line entering the house. I would like to reseal it, but I am not sure what to use. Should I use hydraulic cement or something ...
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Ground Water or Well Water? How do I tell?

Problem: I have a puddle at the bottom of a tree and shrub covered slope that will not dry. Situation: My wellhead is above and in-line (i.e. approimately the same distince from the house) with ...