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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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Questions about a fire suppression system breaking

I own and live in a condo unit. There is a fire suppression system that runs between the walls of each unit. The unit is about 15 years old. 5 years ago, after an extremely cold night, I walked in ...
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Can I have two different types of water heater in the same house?

I currently have an indirect fired 55 galon water tank. The house is pretty big and the former owner had a second, power vented water heater on the other side of the house. It seems he also had the ...
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How to clear a copper water line in the concrete pad?

I replaced a gas hot water heater. I opened the valve to fill it while the faucets were off.( The gas is not yet turned on.) Then opened the kitchen hot ,of course a blast of air then some slightly ...
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Water coming up from under stone tiles

I have water seeping up from stone tile in a first floor mud room. I checked in the basement ceiling below these tiles and there does not appear to be any wetness and the water also isn’t coming from ...
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Electrical shower no water pressure after turning off the mains supply

Hi I am hoping someone can help me - I turned my water supply off and replaced two ballcocks - one for heating and one on my main tank - drained all water out of the system - turned supply back on ...
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How can I repair a leaking valve on an unused refrigerator water line?

I recently bought a fridge that doesn't have an ice maker or water dispenser. I turned off the water under my sink that goes to the fridge line, yet I still find a puddle of water in the morning when ...
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How to setup a basic irrigation system (single zone)?

Summer is coming and I am already dreading the watering of the plants, shrubs and trees behind my house. I am thinking of installing a very basic irrigation system (one zone) to water the area but I ...
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T&P Valve dripping after connecting new lines to water heater

I put in a new bathroom right by my water heater, about 25 ft of hot and cold pex line. Ever since The day I turned on the valves to do a leak test, I've had a very slow drip from my temperature ...
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How do I calculate my monthly water usage?

In terms of water usage, how much is 10 cubic meters of water? I ask this because I live in a small apartment with another person and our monthly water bill is now over 6 times higher. When I called ...
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Underground downspout extensions - Are pop up emitters needed?

To move rainwater further away from a foundation than the standard 2~3 foot above-ground downspout extensions, what are the underground options? Example of standard downspout extension: (Photo from ...
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Moisture is leaking through my basement walls, but the house is surrounded by concrete. Worth fixing?

I'm in Minneapolis, in a house built in 1886, fully renovated a few years ago. The basement is finished. This has been an extremely wet winter, with lots of snow and ice that is now melting. Some ...
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Shut off valve turned on - no water flow

My faucet drain stop needed fixing, I went below the sink, shut off the valves. After turning the shut off valves back on, no water flows through the faucet. Both hot and cold worked fine before ...
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Pulsating (cold) tap water

When not running any warm water, and having my tap about half open, the cold water pulsates a bit. The stream moves forwards and backwards about half a centimeter. I'm assuming the pressure fluctuates....
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Installing 2 shower heads

I'm about to finish the rough plumbing in my shower, wife wants 2 shower heads. I'm fine with it, but what are the specs for the pipe size? Can I buy 2 shower valves with 1/2" inlets or do I need 3/4"?...
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Is it worth changing my old water tank/heater? [closed]

I don't have gas. It appears to be working ok. Just concerned it may fail one day and flood the place.
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Basement Drain Pump pipe vibrates

Outflow pipe rattles and vibrates when water is discharged. Is something wrong with the pump? Just started doing it. Believe it is a 404 liberty pump. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Refrigerator Water Dispenser Tripping GFCI

The refrigerator is on a dedicated circuit / socket --- not a GFCI. However, in the last week, when using the water dispenser on the fridge, the GFCI has tripped simultaneously. There are no ...
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Low water pressure in a specific sink after turning off the supply lines

Water pressure is normal in my entire house, however, recently, I had to turn off the shutoff valves to a single sink. Since I closed the shutoff valves and then opened them fully, the water ...
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How to keep buried deck posts from rotting

This is related to a question I asked earlier regarding my deck footings. I had a pool deck built last fall. The footings are 4' deep and 12" diameter. There are metal post brackets attached to the ...
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Regrading under deck to protect footings from water

I had an above ground pool installed and a deck built around it early last fall. The way the builder built the deck footings was to pour 4' of concrete 12" in diameter, then attach metal post brackets ...
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Is a GFCI allowed to be below a washer water connection?

We just redid bathroom/ laundry and noticed that washer 3prong and gfci were beside but below washer shutoff and drain. Isn't it dangerous to be so close to a water source and why didn't contractors ...
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Why isn't my water heater heating after element and thermostat replacement?

I have an A.O. Smith 50 gallon water heater I replaced the upper and lower thermostat and element and still not getting hot water I notice that if I close the valve on the hot water it will heat but ...
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Will live power plug dropped into swimming pool kill the swimmer? [closed]

Dropping a live power plug on extension cord into a swimming pool is certainly not a great idea. However I wonder if doing so would kill the swimmer in the pool? I've been searching the internet for ...
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Sheared off water heater drain valve. Advice

Here are some pictures of the damage. https://imgur.com/a/mxfBh0c If I could just get it out, I could replaced the valve easy peasy. Lefty loosey with a pipe wrench and whammo. Maybe I shouldn't ...
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Is it advisable to use EPDM for flooring around the pool?

I am planning to use EPDM flooring around the pool so that it will provide grip and kids won't get hurt when they fall. But few people said that EPDM does not do well around water. Is there something ...
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How to cap this water pipe so it is flushed with the concrete?

The builder left this water pipe sticking out of the ground. How to cap it off so it is flush with the concrete? Otherwise the top off cap will stick out and create a tripping hazard or the plumber ...
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How To Cut/Shave Existing Drop In Sink To Fit New Faucets

Old but very customized Master bathroom remodel (circa 1992)included twin drop-in sinks & exclusive use of Hardin polish brass fixtures. Hardin now long out of business. Want to replace with new ...
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attaching a coupling to a copper pipe

I am trying to install a standing bottleless water filter in my house and the hoses beneath my sink are incompatible with the adapters that come with my filter. My fridge does not have a water ...
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Water Expansion Tank precharged at 25psi. House pressure at 70

I have a water expansion tank (5 gallons) installed on a new water heater (40 gallons) and my houses PSI is at 70-80. The tank came precharged at 25psi. I know that I am supposed to match my home ...
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Cold feed through hot side of water heater?

Edit: Based on response, I needed to clarify a few things... I was recently trying to drain my hot water tank. I turned off the cold supply, opened up a few hot faucets, started draining, but it ...
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Water heater relief valve pipe routing

Can the drain pipe from a water heater's temperature / pressure relief valve be plumbed such that some part of it can be higher than the T&P valve itself? Or must the piping always remain below ...
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How can I determine existing well PSI / GPM for dedicated irrigation well

I've purchased a home that has an existing irrigation system installed that is hooked up to a well that is exclusively supplying the irrigation system. I live in FL in a very flat area, so we have ...
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What can be done with walls that are wet and moldy?

After several stormy and rainy days; wetness and mold began to appear on the walls. The mold quickly spread to all of the rooms in the apartment. It did not happen in the summer so it is probably ...
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Shower head with nice conical flow [closed]

I've tried three replacement shower heads from the DIY store (to replace the one that broke, which unfortunately was thrown out by spouse). I'd like one that makes a wide conical flow, so that my ...
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Very high flow in new replacement refrigerator water filter

No leaks or anything like that but the water really flies out when filling a glass. Used to be much slower. Is there any chance that water is bypassing the new filter? Water seems clear and tastes ok ...
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Water getting into cottage

I have been dealing with this problem ever since I purchased the property (Aug 2018). There is water that is getting into our backyard cottage -- no idea from where! It has created a musty smell, the ...
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Water pressure inside house drops to zero when sprinklers are on

When any one zone of the sprinkler system turns on, the water pressure inside the house drops to zero (no water coming out of the faucet) for a 3-7 seconds before returning to normal. After that drop, ...
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Very low water pressure in the 2nd floor shower but good pressure every where else

Here are the facts: I have a 2 or 2.5 inch water pipe from the street and supposedly very high water pressure. This is the master shower and is located on the second floor. It was remodeled 11 years ...
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Does 3/4” pex supply enough water for a house

Will 3/4” pex with an inside diameter of .68 inches have enough capacity to supply a 3/4” manifold with 1/2” supply lines to a bathtub, washer and toilet and sink with no pressure drop? I plan on ...
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Pipe through Studs keeps freezing

I have a hot and cold pipe that is located in an attic space above my garage that is accessible from the back side. The problem is this pipes are running through the wall studs and keep freezing in ...
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What flow rate should I select in a shower head for a home with low water pressure?

We live in an apartment, and we have very low water pressure. One of the shower heads I was looking at was the Speakman S-2252-E2 shower head, but I just noticed that it's available in 1.75 GPM, 2.0 ...
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Damp/Wet Corners with Mold in House

In the outer corners along the external walls of our house, and inside closets on external walls we are experiencing water and moisture gathering on the flooring and there is mold appearing on the ...
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1/2“ OD Compression to 1/2” barb fitting?

I have a 1/2" copper pipe which has a 1/2" nom compression x 1/2" OD compression stop on it. I'd like to be able to put a 1/2" barb fitting to connect this to a hose. I can't find anything which ...
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Losing pressure on cold side when other faucet is on

What I have is that when I turn on the kitchen faucet to warm while washing dishes and someone uses the toilet or cold water on another faucet then the kitchen faucet gets very hot. I am on city water ...
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Basement water table (?) weirdness

So I have a situation that's puzzling me that hopefully someone smarter than I can answer: We recently purchased a house and inherited a "5 gallon lowes bucket shoved into a hole with gravel" sump ...
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How can water be diverted away from the street curb in front of my house?

How can water be diverted away from the street curb in front of my house? Several of my neighbors are draining water from their sump pumps onto the road and it runs down the curb and collects in ...
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Leak in boiler system

Have concrete slabs heated with an HTP boiler. 4 manifolds (2 supply, 2 return w/shutoffs). Had a loss of pressure and low water pressure error on boiler. I have isolated the leaks off the manifolds. ...
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How to clean Pool main drain

New to this; I have used vinegar overnight, baking soda, a pumice stone, still it will not budge. I tried muriatic acid via watering can direct on it, 1:10 parts water, still nothing, then 5:10 ...
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excessive moisture in crawl space with spray foam insulation

Have new construction in NW florida. Off grade about 2' with wood frame construction. Have water running down the driveway and under the house. It pools up then slow drains in. I have spray foam ...
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Simplest way to carbonate a kitchen faucet

I'm hoping my plan to carbonate my kitchen drinking faucet is as easy as it seems, but would like some confirmation I'm not missing something: In short, I want to hook my main water line up to a ...