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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What's the best way to connect up the outlet of a plastic tube so it doesn't clog?

I have a fountain/stream setup in my front yard. Water comes out of the bottom of the fountain, goes through a stream, and at the end of the stream is a pump that sends the water back to the fountain ...
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Refrigerator Water Shut Off Valve

We are getting a new refrigerator and just found out that the shut off valve has to be on the same floor/level as the appliance. Our current fridge water shut off valve is in the basement-my question ...
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Kindly validate strainer vertical orientation ok, as per attached images [closed]

Kindly validate strainer vertical orientation ok, as per attached images.
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Smelly House Water

We have 2 concrete tanks 15,000 each. The first seems to catch the sediment the second I can easily see the bottom and only has a few insects at the bottom. It is at least 2.5m deep. Both tanks a full....
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Buying a house that has a natural spring flowing through the basement out to a pond. What to do?

My husband and I are looking to buy a house from the 1800's and there is a natural spring in the basement that is stone trenched (open) out to an attached pond in the yard. The current owners put ...
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Will reducing the size of a pipe running to my bathroom reduce pressure at the fixtures in the bathroom?

I bought an older house and there are 1 inch pipes running from my hot water heater, across the basement then up to the bathroom on the second floor. The pipe also goes a round-about way and there is ...
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Why is the water (either hot or cold) in the kitchen suddenly shutting off

Today, when turning the water on to fill my sink, I hear a 'thump" and the water is shut off instantly - the hot AND the cold water! Reading a previous question and answer, it was suggested the ...
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Putting shower head in the sink caused flood

The bathroom in our rental has a cartridge that you push in to change from a shower to a bath, and the shower has a hose that lets you detach it from the wall. My tenant said that she had been putting ...
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New submersible water pump has rust

I installed a submersible water pump in our drinking water cistern less than six months ago and today when I looked at it, I noticed it has significant amounts of rust close to the housing divisions. ...
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Kitchen faucet hot water slows to a trickle

When I open the hot water of my kitchen faucet it flows at normal pressure, then after 1 minute or more it slows to a small drizzle, then less water, then a single tiny stream of water. I turn it off,...
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Refrigerator filter dripping

Replaced water filter its dripping we are leaving and turning off water will that stop it from dripping while away for an extended period/
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Dangerous to use water heater which activates circuit breaker?

I have diagnosed an error in my water heater. A control board is defunct and needs replacement. Unfortunately it is winter now and the replacement delivery will take a week or longer. The water heater ...
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Water Seeping Under Fiberglass Shower Drain

I had a water leak dripping under my shower onto the ceiling below. I replaced the drain (especially the rubber gasket), and now the leak seems to be much less. It looks like the fiberglass making up ...
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Do I need to have a water supply connected to a refrigerator to seal the plumbing against microbes?

I bought a new fridge and moved the old one to the basement. Do I need to connect water supply to the old fridge to stop contamination of the lines, and water filter, by bacteria? I don't need the ice ...
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How to seal oiled wooden bathroom floor?

I am buying a house which has a pine floor in the bathroom, treated with Osmo oil. Having the boards themselves well-oiled will make them waterproof, but there will also be cracks and gaps which ...
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Reverse osmosis water saddle doesn't fit waste pipe

The reverse osmosis filters waste clamp (40mm) doesnt fit on my waste pipe (50mm) I ordered a 6mm compression fitting to use an npt taper The compression fitting took 3 weeks to arrive and I'm trying ...
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what is the size or model of an add-a-tee(similar stuff) can convert a toilet water outlet working both for a toilet water tank and a washing machine

I bought a washing machine because I'm living in an apartment where no in-house washing machine for the pandemic period. The toilet water supply outlet is 3/8``, it looks like the photo below: Now I ...
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Why would the pressure in the cold water lines increase whenever the hot water heater runs?

My problem started a few months ago. I started to notice my cold water pressure was spiking to over 140 and broke one of my Whole home water filter tanks. I had the pressure-reducing valve replaced ...
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How do I stop my driveway from flooding?

I purchased this home recently and when it rained, this happened. This is as soon as I step out onto my driveway. Would sand bags help in this case? I would love to fix it in the most cost effective ...
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Why is there water dripping through my soffits?

This picture was taken directly below the roof in the 1st picture. You can see it is soaking wet. I do have a skylight on that roof but that has been replaced and sealed repeatedly. I always blamed ...
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Why is my hot water barely running in tub

I have both cold and hot water running in my house . The problem is the hot water barely trickles in bathtub . I have changed changed Faucet . Help Plz ! Tamatha
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Hot water only when multiple sources turned on

When one hot water source is turned on, the hot water is only lukewarm. But as soon as another source is simultaneously running, the water runs hot. For example, the kitchen sink runs cold, but if I ...
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No water in bathroom after well pump replacment

After replacing the well pump, one bathroom has no water. The house Has water with good pressure except one bathroom, no water in the shower or the sink, but the toilet in that bathroom does have ...
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Which product do I use to treat garage walls that “ sweat ”in the winter

Which Product do I waterproof the garage walls with in winter as they are sweating
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What could cause a water pressure dip at the cut in pressure?

I am consistently seeing/feeling a pressure drop just before the pump kicks in to refill the Pressure tank. I am on a well with a diaphragm pressure tank. I have drained the system and verified the ...
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Tub overflow drain upstairs with water damage on downstairs living room ceiling

A couple of weeks ago, I had a large amount of water drain via the overflow drain in my master bath upstairs (the water was too cold so I was draining water not only through the tub's main drain but ...
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How to Fix Busted Pipe Under Slab

I have an iron pipe underneath my slab. I busted it this morning when I was working on an adjacent pipe. It is a seam-split, parallel to the pipe's axis (i.e. the split runs long-ways on the pipe). I ...
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Can I extend my sump pump outlet and dig it down in the ground?

I attached an image of what I want, but essentially the water pools 6 feet from the house and ends up creating a swampy area for my dog to run though right out side the door. Can I add a 45 degree and ...
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My Insinkerator Model HWT has been leaking water out of the right vent tube

My Insinkerator Model HWT has been leaking water out of the right vent tube after each use, and it is leaking down the casing. How can I repair it?
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Cap icemaker water line under sink-cap leaks

Following the suggestions on this site, I bought a 1/4" compression cap for the unused icemaker water line under the sink. After installing it with Teflon tape, water is still spewing out. I ...
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bathroom aerator doesn't want to screw tightly into place

We have 2 identical faucet. We change the aerator of 1 without trouble. The second one is not staying in place. We tried to put some silicone around the threaded faucet, but it is not working. We are ...
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Dew point in basement

I have 17°C in the basement and 70% relative humidity. I have calculated a dew point is an 11°C. But what does this dew point mean in practice? I have read a definition, however, I don't really ...
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Water Shut off Valve not turning back on

My condo unit's main cold water shutoff valve is not turning back on. Our building had some water maintenance yesterday and the we turned off both hot and cold water shutoff valves inside our unit. ...
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How to use alternate flush mode on toilet

I have a Gerber toilet, and the toilet lists two flush modes. Do I need to install something to use that alternate flush mode? The toilet handle seems to have only one action.
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Is it okay to connect two In and Out neutral cables to the same relay point?

Bought a timer for my water heater. It has 4 entries (2 entries each) (left to right): L-in, Lout2, Lout1 and N I am used to having the N for each L. Does it matter if I connect both IN and OUT N to ...
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Sudden shots of cold water from shower and sink faucets

We have suddenly started experiencing extreme temp variations if someone flushes a toilet while someone else is showering — shower gets extremely cold, new issue after 15 years living here. Also when ...
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How can I prevent my instant on hot water heater from starving my furnace of gas?

How can I prevent my instant on hot water heater from starving my furnace of gas? Just installed a new tankless water heater. I have 1 inch gas line going to 3/4 inch gas line reduced to 5/8 gas line ...
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Is an Interior French Drain Necessary?

We just had 12 hours of straight rainfall in SE PA, with like one total hour of respite. After all that, my basement looks as follows: There is a crack by the cellar door that is leaking: I just had ...
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What type of pipe is this protruding through my floor? [duplicate]

Basically, we are renovating a house we have moved into and undoing countless bodge jobs. After removing the old system boiler hot water tank, we have found a large cap protruding out of the floor by ...
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What is the purpose of this valve in my garage

Can anyone tell me the purpose of this valve in my garage In my previous home it was in the laundry room adjacent to The garage Is it some kind of crossover valve between hot and cold systems?
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How can I deal with a low spot in a fiberglass shower pan?

The slope of the shower base is not quite right. Water will drain correctly at the front of the shower, but the water at the back does not flow towards the front. Likely because the floor is not ...
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How do I make a bulk holding tank for fire trucks to fill, using 3 different tanks of different sizes and different elevations?

I need to make a reserve of water for a fire truck to come and suck from. I have 3 tanks on my site that I plan to pipe together, to make one location to suck from all the tanks. Problem I have is ...
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What would cause water to pulse from the faucet?

What causes both hot and cold water from kitchen tap to pulsate as if getting a breath. This happens at all times of day and is most noticeable at half to full flow.
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How to turn water valve on to dishwasher

We live in a rented house and recently bought a dishwasher. The previous owners had a dishwasher in the same place so we know it works. We have attached the waste pipe fine and think the water pipe ...
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Do rusts get trapped or passed thru sediment filter when it's so dirty?

There is something so confusing. Some web sites mentioned when the sediment filter is very dirty. It can make water harder to pass through. Some mention as the sediment filter traps more dirt, rust, ...
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What has higher water flow? A 10 inches BB or a 20 inches SL?

What do you think has higher water flow? A 20 inches tall Slim Line Sediment Filter (with 2.5 inches sediment filter diameter inside) or a 10 inches tall Big Blue Sediment Filter (with 4.5 inches ...
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Additional drainspout installation

This gutter is overflowing during heavy rain and Id like to add an additional downspout to help, however im not sure if i should add it all the way at the far left and then adjust the gutter so it ...
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How to determine storage capacity needed for water runoff tanks?

My region gets an average of 12 inches of rain per year, and 24 inches of snow per year. Nearly all of the rain falls in huge monsoons at the end of the summer, so I have to store everything that ...
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How can I get roof rain runoff into pond with an aboveground wall?

I'd like to collect rain water and have it run through a filter and then into a pond. The problem is, I can't simply run a pipe underground. \\ |\\ <-- house roof | \\ | | ...
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Should cracks and water in the crawl space concern me when buying a house? [duplicate]

I am looking at a house that with a crawl space (see image). The crawl space has the full height of a basement, windows and a door leading outside in the back. It has French Drains along the downhill ...

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