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Wire adjacent to water line.

In redoing the house I'm working on (to live in) I've finally gotten to the point to start Plumbing. The house has not had running water in at least a couple of years. I was going to replace the ...
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Black water from kitchen sink cold water line

Today I noticed my kitchen sink was leaking underneath in the cabinet. I went to take a look and it looked as if it was coming from somewhere inside the faucet. I disconnected the lines and removed ...
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Please help! Exterior Sliding Door Leak on Interior Slab - No visible threshold - 1980 construction

I have a townhouse built on a concrete slab. Laminate flooring was installed 5 years ago, and has buckled severely at the patio door. I suspected water intrusion, cut back the laminate, and saw: The ...
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Gas water heater height above garage steps

I have a garage that opens to the house. The water heater sits 3’ above the garage floor. When you walk out of the door that connects to the garage you have to walk down three stairs to garage floor. ...
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What is this wire attached to a manufactured home water line?

We are working on moving a manufactured home off of our property, and in the process exposed water line that was underneath a four season porch. The line is plastic, has insulation wrapped around it, ...
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SquidGee Dry System to prevent water seepage in basement?

One of the rooms in my basement has water seepage shown in the following: Some work has been done to patch the honey combs. Due to limited budget, I can only do interior waterproofing. I plan on ...
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Double water pump relay

Here is my dilemma. I have two water wells; consequently, I have two deep well pumps. Presently I have a relay set up to switch wells each time the pressure switch requires water. They are labeled #1 ...
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Cannot shut off water from street valve

This might be a very basic question. But I just bought a new house and it has a valve on the wall outside my house: I tried to turn the valve to match the hole, both clockwise and counter-clockwise ...
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Connecting well to home using water hose

I had a new well pump installed they used 1 inch tubing and connected it to my 3/4 water lines....it has popped all my joints and flooded my back yard. Had to shut power off to the pump and stop all ...
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Polymeric sand loosens when slightly wet, is that normal, and what's the best way to cover it?

I laid polymeric sand on a patio (made of paver blocks), and it looked great. I followed the instructions, and it didn't rain within about a week of my laying it. It ended up perfect, and it's hard ...
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Water is coming out from shower hose every time I use water in any part of my house

The shower water seem to have a life of it’s own.It is not stopping regardless. When using the sink or washing machine, even the kitchen sink, the shower stream changes dynamicly with a pumping sound. ...
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Why is this Whole House Filter Black?

I bought this whole house filter and after being installed for only one month it looks like the image below! Is this normal for a house on well water? I just recently moved into this house and was ...
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Lost pressure after “clunk” sound in pipe

Kitchen sink faucet seems to drop to near trickle when the water is turned on full (Cold side ... Hot side has always run very slowly). This is not a new installation and there has not been any other ...
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Radon in water mitigation

I need to install a Radon in water mitigation system. Is there a Do It Yourself way to do this with a simple aeration or filter system. I already have a pH adjustment system in my basement ( Calcium ...
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Whirlpool washing machine has a small leak from bottom

I have replaced the seal below the pump and the drain hose and I have a leak only on normal when it's operating in spin cycle. It's a small leak on the front bottom counter weight. Can anyone help? I ...
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What's the acceptable bend in a typical faucet flex pipe?

I installed new faucets and used the standard flexible lines for the water connections. I purchased 12 inch lines since the distance between the faucet and the valve is slightly less than 12, but when ...
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PVC pipe back of 2story home dripping water

Have a 2 story home on basement foundation. Have 2 AC units one in each side of house both have a pvc pipe nearby which I imagine is for condensation. In the back of the home near the basement door ...
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Hot water won't come out after main water off/on- SECOND TIME- PLEASE HELP!

We went out of town, our land lady (next door) drained our water source with 24/7 sprinkler usage.. (grr) NOW the cold water works again bit Not the hot. .. Again. This has happened before. And the ...
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Leaking home water pressure regulator - how to know what repair kit?

As you can see from the photo below, my pressure regulator is leaking. My research shows that I can buy repair kits but I cannot tell what brand/size kit is appropriate. I cannot find any markings on ...
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Salty water occasionally when showering

I've noticed that about once every 2 weeks, I'll get a sudden rush of salt water. It tastes salty and smells metallic. It goes away after a couple minutes. Usually when showering but I'm sure that is ...
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No hot water in kitchen but everywhere else is fine

Discovered issue today after being out of town for 2 days. When running water from a single handle sink - just cold water when turned to hot setting. Checked valves below sink. Cold valve turned ...
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Fridge Water Line Leaking

My fridge water line is leaking, not the line running from the wall to the fridge, but the line that is inside the fridge. The issue is the connection where the inside line meets the outside line. ...
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Turning water off to house for a vacation, does furnace need to go off as well?

I am going away for a week, I want to shut off all water to my home. I have an oil furnace, with a separate water boiler (connected to the oil furnace - there is no gas in the house). It is summer in ...
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Is there a pressure activated water valve

I would like to buy a pressure activated water valve (for irrigation), so that when the water pressure is above P1, the valve will turn on, and when water pressure drops below P2, the valve will shut ...
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Is it good idea to use repair tape to block water from constantly dripping?u

My faucet in the shower started to drip. Till the plumber coming to fix it I thought to mitigate a bit by shutting off the pipe. I bought a tape similar to repair tape. So if I put tape in the faucet (...
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Low hot water pressure

I have a gas water heater. Put in in 09. Low after pressure in all faucets. Have drained water heater, changed piping to pex and new pressure valve. Still same low pressure. Could it be heater itself?
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Can I cap off a 2“ x 3” downspout?

I engineered a downspout with a side hole to divert water. However, I also need to cap off the bottom of the existing 2"x3" original downspout. I can't find any "caps" anywhere so they might not ...
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What kind of mineral deposit is this? Very stuck shower head

Trying to remove and replace this very crappy shower head after noticing the water flow was strange. I manage to remove part of it but could not unscrew this base part after buying a wrench, applying/...
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AC condensation line dripping from attic drain and splashing onto drywall

During the summer when it gets 90+ degrees outside my ac creates a lot of drainage from the attic. The drain line was made to just drip onto the garage floor by the homebuilder. Well the water, ...
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Exterior Door to garage Letting Rain in

Hey all i have a quick question here i have a garage door that doesnt seal right and lets water in everytime it rains. This has been going on for aslong as i can remember the door is a metal door with ...
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How do I take apart and fix this shower head?

After not being used for 3 weeks, most of the nozzles in this shower head got clogged by limescale. When I turned on the shower, the plastic housing for the nozzles bulked up under pressure and blew ...
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Water heater pilot tube keeps getting condensation in it

I have take line loose a couple times to blow it out but the condensation keeps coming back and causing the pilot light to go out...it does stay lit for a while after I clear the condensation...maybe ...
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Can I use this chlorinating liquid to disinfect my drinking water?

I have well water coming into my system and I noticed that in my water storage tank there are small particles floating around. It really could be anything, but I decided to buy some chlorine to treat ...
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Shower head pipe sounds like the toilet is running

You know the sound it makes that low running noise when your toilet tank is filling after you flush it? I'm hearing that constant sound coming from the pipe holding my shower head. I turned off the ...
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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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Moen kitchen faucet replacement

I had a leaky kitchen faucet so I got a new Moen 87557 from Homedepot. I was able to install everything up until I was ready to connect the faucet to the water outlet. The old faucet had a 3/4" (I ...
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Standing water in dishwasher

I accidentally opened the diswasher mid-cycle. Then i closed it and it went back to normal operations. But after the cycle ended, i see some standing water at bottom on tub for the 1st time. I ...
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cold water too hot in AZ—worth it to insulate attic copper?

All of my plumbing runs through copper lines in an accessible attic in a 1960's slab-on-grade ranch style home in Phoenix, AZ where I don't need to tell you how hot the attic can get for a huge chunk ...
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Well pump runs 15 seconds then off for 105 seconds until pressure is full.

Well is 165 feet deep according to county records. Well pump is approximately 100 feet deep (string and plumb bob so it's approximate at best). New pressure switch 40/60. Tank drained and aired up to ...
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My wall appears to be leaking. Can I fix it myself? [closed]

It was raining yesterday, and I noticed this wall on the upper floor of our house was leaking. The house is quiet old, built in 1886, but it was "flipped" within the past few years and almost ...
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Water leaking from sprinkler system (by house) after opening up this spring

I have my system winterized every year, when I started it back up this year, I noticed a pretty significant leak coming from under the circled black circular thing on top of the system (see picture ...
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Do I need to use any wood protector for my deck?

I bought my house 5-6 months ago and I think they made a new deck but I don't think so they used any protector etc. Seems like they installed and didn't do anything else, during winter time water was ...
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Water pulsing / banging from shower

So I recently remodeled my master bath. We put in a new shower head and hand held with separate control handles / valves for each. Our faucets we got was from Design House Karsen collection model ...
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Why are all my sinks draining slowly?

I have a problem with water flowing out in several places slowly, so that in the sinks affected it flows out slowly (slow enough that the running water fills up the sink more and more). I checked a ...
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Dishwasher supply line leak

I deinstalled my old dishwasher as I getting a replacement. The supply line has been dripping ever since. I double checked the supply line was firmly closed and tightened the nut from the water ...
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Gas Water Heater Problems

I left my hot water on all night by accident. Now the water is EXTREMELY hot and the floor above the water line is warm. When I turn on the cold water, the first 10 seconds or so, hot water is coming ...
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Water pressure drops bad when using 2 appliances

Just bought a house. When using more than one anything in the house, the water pressure drops significantly. For exmaple: flush the toilet. While it's filling back up, the sink will just trickle ...
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Two water tanks at different levels to same output

The requirement here is something related with harvested rain water which is stored in one tank and fresh water stored at a higher level. The building in consideration would have 2 levels and upper ...
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water heater circuit requires a ground connection

Purchased a British Standard water heater with 3 supply connections -live, neutral and earth. The circuit design requires a ground. Tried to fix the water heater in Philippines which only has 2 pin ...
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cooling city water in the summer

First off, I live in Phoenix, AZ. This is desert here. I live in an area where people mostly have natural desert landscaping rather than lawns. Now, this will sound really odd to folks who live ...