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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Tank pressure drops as water spigot runs, then pump shuts off

I have a well with a water hose spigot mounted between the well and pressure tank. When I run the hose the pressure drops and the pump comes on correctly. But, the pressure in the tank never builds ...
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Plumbing toilet fill tube runs into copper pipe picture attached

Any idea about whats going on here with the copper pipe?
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Tankless water heater condensate

I have a Navien tankless and it drains outside. Does the unit run without demand? My concern is that the condensate could freeze upon exit and back up the drain. We use the house (NJ) most weekends ...
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Water dripping from a gas vent thats connected to my furnace

I just noticed when I opened the closet where my furnace is located there was water in the middle. It appears to be leaking from 2 spots on a vent that's labeled the (gas vent connector) its sunday ...
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Closed up basement ceiling - pipe is freezing. Solution other than ruining the ceiling?

We had the basement done (converted into rooms, drywall ceiling, etc). It seems that there are pipes near the side of the house that freeze up when the temperature gets < 10 degrees F. I opened ...
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How to have a tub faucet, shower head, and rain shower head?

I am remodeling my bathroom and installing a new bathtub. I would like to have the tub outlet, a shower head outlet, and a ceiling rain outlet. I would like to use the rain shower head and the normal ...
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How do I connect Pex Line to Braided Hose?

I have a singular Pex type B hot water line running to my sink specifically for dishwasher hookup, however my dishwasher has a threaded hose line running from it to reach the sink. How/what do I do to ...
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Are BWT Water Softeners "auto"?

I'm planning to buy a water softener (I'm UK based). From what I understand there are two broad types; "Electric/timer driven" and "Non-electric/automatic", the main difference ...
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Placement of air pressure tank with respect to outlet of the water pressure pump

Does the pressure tank need to be above the outlet of the pump on a household water pressure pump?
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Island Sink Water leak that no longer leaks

We have house on slab in NC with island sink and were away for a few months Aug-Dec and when we returned to our house it showed water damage in kitchen and adjacent room. The carpet in the adjacent ...
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Is there a height requirement for hot/cold washing machine supplies

Is there a minimum height requirement for the hot/cold water supplies for my washing machine? I know there are strict requirements for the drainage (i.e: the standpipe) but I could not find anything ...
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No cold water being delivered to multiple showers in home [closed]

One day the shower was really hot and the temperature dial did not work to change water temperature in the shower, it just stayed really unbearably hot no matter what way the dial was turned. I tried ...
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Why are my heat radiators only partially heated?

We moved in to a house around 6 months ago. I noticed that our radiators were not getting too hot so went ahead and bled them. I managed to eventually get water out of most of them however a couple of ...
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Shower Hot and Cold Reversed: Will this cause any damage to the system?

My plumber installed new shower diverter-spout below. The last one was dripping. While working, he also misaligned the shower top knob incorrectly, so Hot Side brings cold water, and Cold side brings ...
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Are these lines/"bulges" in the ceiling of my new extension water ingress?

We had a single storey rear extension with flat roof built one year ago. In the past few weeks (there has been heavy rain) these bulging lines have appeared in various areas of the ceiling. No ...
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Can I add non-return valve to an existing tap

I recently purchased and installed a tap (pics below). I found that if I keep the main tap handle open but keep the outlets closed, I hear hiss sound of the water as if the water is still running. I ...
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Removing 2 inch water line cost

I recently purchased a home on 12 acres, the previous owner installed 2 inch water pipe and had 5 connections around the property. It sounded great when I heard about it, but when I was informed that ...
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Bathtub Spout Dripping Sounds: Ways to reduce sound temporarily

I have a Bath tub spout that lightly drips water. A plumber is coming by to fix it next week. In the mean time, what is a good sound reduction method? Should I place a sponge or towel at the bottom ...
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Can (inside) dripping faucet help prevent (outside) hose bib from freezing up

If I had left my (inside bath room sink) dripping could it had prevented my (outside hose bib) 20 ft away & on same side of house from freezing up & busting. I know freezing water expands and ...
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Replaced Tub Spout, now water pressure in the shower is weaker than before. Is there a water leak?

I hired a handyman to replace my Tub Spout with this one here: https://www.homedepot.com/p/DANCO-5-1-2-in-Decorative-Tub-Spout-in-Brushed-Nickel-10316/202562828#product-overview. Now the water ...
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How to secure an outdoor 1" PVC 3ft long watering riser pipe?

How can I secure a ~3ft 1" white PVC pipe riser from getting snapped off? Riser presently is 6ft up and capped. I plan to add right angle elbow, valve, and spout (standard lawn house threaded). ...
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Should I turn off a Tankless gas water heater during freezing weather if I cut water to the house during vacation

I will be away from home during freezing temperatures. I plan to cut the main water supply. But, I have a Rheem tankless gas water heater on my outdoor wall. If I cut the water supply, should I also ...
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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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What size and kind of check valve do I need?

I was told that I need a check valve for my washing machine hookup under the sink. I understand that the check valve makes sure the water only flows in one direction. I don't understand what kind of ...
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Hot water heater causing buzzing/grinding sound in circuit breaker panel

I just installed an AO Smith 50 gallon hot water heater in my basement in May of 2021. It has been working great for the past half year or so. Today, I found that I only had luke warm water for my ...
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Single pipe steam radiator barely heats up - is there a way to flush/unclog it without taking it apart?

I am renting this apartment, so i rather keep the Work as less invasive as possible. I have several single pipe steam radiators (could as well be the cast iron type). One of the radiators heats up at ...
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Does a water-filled trench protect against freezing?

This is a strange question, but I have a trench with a water line (HDPE poly pipe) in it from my new well to my house that I haven't yet buried. There's a cold snap coming where we'll see temps drop ...
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What type of adaptor do I need to connect a female 3/8 OD faucet to this shutoff valve?

I recently bought a new faucet for the kitchen sink and found after removing the old faucet that the new connector won't fit on the water shutoff valve: I stumbled upon this answer and proceeded to ...
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Trouble with water and electric hot water heater

So our cold water has low pressure and we've had water problems for over a year now, not sure if that matters. But I was doing the dishes and the hot water started to get cold but i figured someone ...
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Floating tiny droplets in the water

Lately there seem to be floating tiny droplets (oil?) on the surface of tap water. This is limited to hot water, and does not affect other tenants in the building. The water heater has just been ...
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Remodeling basement: water, heating and drain pipes running in parallel?

The piping in our basement is arranged in a way that it is incompatible with our remodeling plans - and the drain pipe also looks quite shoddy, so it needs to go anyway. Also, due to a furnace upgrade,...
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Can I stop this leak by just replacing this faucet?

Outside of the house, there is a water leak from this faucet. Looks like it runs between the house and the water shut off valve. On the other side of the water shut off is some irrigation piping ...
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Fixing and preventing wood door water damage

After some recent rain, I've seen some little bubbles develop at the bottom of our front door - clearly some sort of water damage. The location of the bubbles seems right around where there are the ...
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What is this floating in my water?

I recently noticed some white flaky stuff floating in the water coming from my kitchen sink. Google around indicates that it could be calcium carbonate but my understanding is that calcium carbonate ...
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Bathroom sink drainage mystery

Top floor bathroom sink in a 3 story townhouse. When running the hot or cold water at a low flow rate, the sink drains normally. Running at high flow rate causes backup in the sink, i.e., the drain is ...
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How to clean a toilet water flush "limitator" (bump?)?

Apologies for the non-technical expressions, I am not a native English speaker. I have the following embedded water flush: The problems with that water flush are the following: it usually flushes ...
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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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Pumping water into two 10m3 tanks that drains separtely and using a single float switch

I have this project to pump water (from a solar pump inside a bore well) into two 10m3 (10.000Litres) water tanks. The pump maximum flow is at 5 m3/h. The tanks have individual drain pipes and one ...
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Should I replace my mains stopcock

At the moment, my mains water supply to connected to a very old supply that comes in under the back garden and in through the back of the house. I have not found an shut off value in the garden. I ...
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Driveway Water Pipe Cover

I've recently had my driveway replaced, and one thing that didn't come out very nicely is this water pipe/main thing. I'm not sure exactly what it is, so any additional information would be welcome. ...
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I have sediment in my water and toilet - will replacing my well water filter help?

See question. We just moved in and I'm worried the filter hasn't been replaced in a while. Will replacing the filter help with sediment removal? Also, any tips on how to look up what filter to buy? ...
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Cement holding tank

I have a new 1000 gallon cement holding tank with no plumbing or drains hooked up yet I went to the property today and it is completely full of water. Is it broken? Thanks for any help.
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best way to connect poly pipe and PVC?

The city service water line is 1" poly (blue; AWWA C-901). Currently it is connected to old copper with a compression fitting, then that copper is connected ~2ft later to even older galvanized ...
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Can non-"Lead Free" fixtures be downstream of potable water?

I have an "outdoor" water line that splits from the main line. This line feeds an outdoor sink that is technically drinking water but not used very often. It also feeds an outdoor shower. ...
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replacing service line, connecting to blue pipe?

My city water service line is this blue pipe (I have another question about this here). Currently the blue pipe is connected to a short 2' section of copper with what looks like a compression union, ...
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Can I tee from a refrigerator water supply for a coffee maker spigot?

I'm going to be putting in a reverse osmosis water filtration system and running a water line to the refrigerator for the water/ice supply. On the counter next to the refrigerator is where we keep our ...
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How can I connect or union two flexible water supply lines with female connectors of diameters 1/2" and 3/8"?

I was replacing my kitchen faucet when I ran into an issue that I didn't foresee (yes, this is my fault for not looking ahead!). The supply lines attached to the faucet and the supply lines coming ...
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Water Heater cold water inlet pipes water directly into a drain?

I just moved into a home I recently purchased. One of the strange things is this with water heater It makes a lot of noise It drains water from the cold water inlet directly into a drain on the floor ...
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Reducing swimming pool pump output from 1.5 to 1 inch

I have a swimming pool with around 60000 liters, it uses an electric 3/4 HP pump to circulate, sweep and drain the pool. The pump is located on an underground cubicle, almost at the floor level of the ...
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Whooshing sound after turning off tap

I hope you all can provide some insight as to what might be causing a new Whooshing sound in my water system for about a second after I close any tap in my house. It doesn't happen all the time and ...

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