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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How does cold water pressure get used by a hot water heater to produce hot water pressure?

Recently I had to change a washer in the shower for my hot water tap. I couldn't find the pressure tap for the hot water on my hot water boiler. I asked a friend how to switch off the hot water ...
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How to install a MWF water filter for GE refrigerator

I am not able to install MWF water filter cartridge in my GE refrigerator. Instructions say to align arrows. I don't see 2 arrows to align. Align where?
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How to manage water runoff on flat roof of accessory dwelling unit

I am planning to build a new accessory dwelling unit (granny flat) in my backyard. I really like this design from https://node.eco/ However how do I manage the flat roof water run off? Is it just ...
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Reverse Osmosis tank fills for 45 minutes and stops. Drains in 10

I changed the catridges on my system. Now the tank fills for about 45 minutes with all the valves except the drain line open. It empties in about 10 minutes. Water is not continuously running to the ...
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Brand New Fridge - Low water pressure from dispenser

I just bought a brand new - Whirlpool French door fridge. Water is coming out of the machine, and ice is being made... but... the water pressure from the fridge is slow. House pressure is fine, ...
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RO System Install

We just bought a home with a well and we are concerned about the drinking water quality. We had the water tested and the hard water has too many dissolved solids according to the EPA (just above 500 ...
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My mini fridge had a frosty back wall, so I turned it off for 24 hours. There was water on the floor through the back of the fridge, why it happened?

I know that there is a drain hole, and then that water is drained through it and then evaporated by the evaporator, and when the fridge does not work - nothing will evaporate the water. So does the ...
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Chronic Flame Sensor Failure - Furnace and Water Heater

My house is 9 years old. About 5 years ago the Lennox gas furnace began to go into lockout. The problem was diagnosed as a dirty flame sensor. Shortly after, the same problem occurred with the Rheem ...
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Need More Water in Quikrete than Recommended

I am pouring a series of concrete slabs for a patio and I’m using standard 80lb Quikrete bags (https://www.homedepot.com/p/100318511). The directions recommend 3qts of water per bag and a max of 4....
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Is my furnace leaking water?

I have water accumulated in my basement, that I squeezed out using towel. It was about 8 gallons of water in all. The only source I can see is the furnace whose surrounding is wet but I have never ...
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water valve to toilet will not shut off and the water is running more and more even when off

my toilet was being fix because one of my kids break it. the water valve was turn off but was leaking a lil bit then around 10:30 last night it sounding like my washer was being fill but it was coming ...
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compression nut size for refrigerator water inlet valve

I have a Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator that has a compression male thread at the water inlet valve. The model # is 10650562991. I am trying to connect the copper flexible tubing that you buy as a ...
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Single stage under counter water filter

I'll say that this may be somewhat of a physics question. On my GE Model # GX1S01R the intake hose (from the water supply) and the output hose (to sink water dispenser) are both at the top of the ...
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No gas line for gas dryer

Outside is a pipe coming out of the wall and right on the other side of that wall inside the house is the gas line which connects to the water heater. The pipe ouside sticking out of the wall is ...
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Exact meaning of this water sign

I guess that this German sign tells me to search for the mains water supply in front of and left of this sign. But what unit do these numbers have? Does 05 mean 5cm? Or 0.5m?
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Is it OK to drink water from newly-cemented PVC pipes?

It has been my habit to use Christy's Red Hot Blue Glue to mend PVC pipe. I am happy with the performance and the repairs turn out very well. I also note, with great interest, that it is rated for ...
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Faucet handle removal

I’m trying to replace my bathroom faucet (I turned off the water supply lines) and cannot get the base of the handles off. Here are photos of the top and bottom: Anything I should try?
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gas water heater howls when gas is on

I had to move my Bradford gas water heater ,when I moved it back i get a howling sound.Removing the pilot window plate stops the noise but what could be causing it?
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Is PEX very susceptible to damage from rats/rodents?

A friend of mine wants to re-plumb his house. The neighborhood has recurring issues with rats. I heard rats like to (as in "seek out opportunities to") chew through and damage PEX plumbing, whether ...
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refrigerator water line

I have to move a refregerator with Ice maker to a different room. There is no water line there. I am ok with out icemaker in that room. My concern is can I run a refregerator with ice maker with out a ...
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Well pump will not shut off

Recently replaced an inline ball valve and now the well pump will not shut off when up to pressure. Since the valve wad the first from the holding tank i had to drain it. What's the solution to this ...
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Gaskets for tap/faucet for drinking water

Because a tap in our kitchen (used for drinking water) is dripping and the gasket* is old, I want to replace it. I find numerous gaskets on the market that would fit, but it always says on the packing ...
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Max water pressure of clear acrylic pipe?

I'm trying to diagnose an air locking problem with a power shower. It's currently fed by 15mm white plastic (type unknown) pipes for both hot and cold. I'd like to replace these with clear rigid pipes ...
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How to connect two different height water tank on pump?

I have a two.different size water tanks, 1500 liter and 500 liter. Both water tank height and width is different. 1500 liter tank width- 49.5” height- 56” 500 liter tank width- 36.5” height- 36”...
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Delta Faucet: Maximum Gallons Per Minute with New Aerator

If I bought a 1.5GPM new replacement aerator, would the faucet emit 1.2GPM or would it increase to 1.5GPM ? I see a lot of delta faucets like this https://www.deltafaucet.com/bathroom/product/B2596LF
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How to cool tank water in summer?

My home is supplied water from a well, that gets stored in a roof-top tank. The problem is that during these summer days (45°C), the stored water heats up and gets scalding hot. Its impossible to ...
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Spring water in basement of new construction

Location: Northern New Brunswick, Canada Lakeside property. Last fall we dug and poured our concrete foundation, which has a full height basement and a walk-in, which needed a step foundation in that ...
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New washing machine using the same valve as the sink, water smells and tastes like plastic

So I have been using the same valve for actually two washing machines and a sink, and when I got the new washing machine the problem started appearing. I am guessing this is because of the new washer ...
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Connect Faucet to Laundry Hose

I have a pulldown faucet that I want to connect to a portable washing machine. The wand of the faucet can be removed, revealing a female 5/8-16 UN 2B connector. The laundry machine uses a hose that ...
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My pump is streaming water out of valve from underneath pressure gauge

I've drained the tank, refilled it & it's still a steady stream of water. Water pressure is good but pump kicks on as soon as you turn on a faucet & I know that's bad. I'm a single mom with no ...
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is this Asbestos? or anything dangerous?

In my garage there are some water pipes I believe that have a wrap around them and in some places its expanded and opened. Now I am worried if its asbestos. Its yellow and looks puffy. I near a water ...
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Air in Water Lines - Jet Pump System

Hoping someone may be able to give me some help in figuring out a problem. I just opened up a house last night that had been shut down for over a year with the plumbing system drained and winterized. ...
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How to Fix this Water System?

Due to low water pressure and lots of water interruptions from our water supplier, we asked a 3rd party to install a water system. This is how the water system looks like based on my observation. ...
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How to Increase Pressure from Water Tank?

Due to low water pressure and lots of water interruptions from our water supplier, we installed a water system. This is how our water system works: water supplier > water/booster pump (0.5 hp) > ...
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Drainage issue, water causing foul odor in home

I live in an apartment building where the building is built on a concrete slab. There is NO overhead drain pipes or gutters and the water pools up along the side of the building next to my living room ...
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Will replacing my jet pump with one that has a higher shut-off pressure increase the discharge pressure?

I'm currently using a pump with a rated shut-off pressure of 69 PSI to supply a house with water. It is sucking through a 1.25" PVC pipe that extends 1100' into a lake. The lift from the water surface ...
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3/4 Inch CPVC Pipe Run Underground - Low Pressure

I tied into a water line that was capped off in my crawlspace. It is a CPVC water line that used to run to a sink in a utility room of my home. Water pressure when the line was connected was just as ...
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How reliable are the following methods to treat hard water for home use?

How reliable are the following methods to treat hard water for home use? Not looking for drinking purpose/RO, but for Bathing/Washing etc Electronic AntiScale System Magnetic Water Softener Salt ...
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Will adding a water softener to a house with hard water loosen / dissolve existing sediment?

Will adding a water softener to a house with (very) hard water loosen / dissolve existing sediments in pipes and appliances throughout the house? If so, is it anything to worry above?
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Vacuum breaker valve

I have a sprinkler system that the breaker valve is blowing off water whenever I turn on zone 3. I have 6 zones and it only does it on 3. If I manually open zone 3 very slowly then 3 works fine but ...
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Moved into flat, cold water tank leaking, can it be removed?

Background I've moved into a flat recently and have been renovating. I'm doing all the work myself - have installed a new bathroom, new kitchen, new shower and cistern etc. and now I've realised the ...
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Gap between half moon window and lower windows

Is something missing in this gap? I had a lot of water come in through the top corner of this window last storm. I’ve caulked and placed silicon anywhere I can see possible. The entire house siding ...
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Broke outdoor spigot from its pipe, discovered pipe is PVC instead of metal. How to repair this?

This spigot comes out of my walkout basement wall outside (with plastic sidings). It had this stupid anti-siphoning attachment that restricted water flow, so I tried to twist that off and broke the ...
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How to fix this one and is it a moisture problem?

I wonder how to fix this moisture and I am not even sure if it is moisture. Please advise.
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Why is the street “weeping”? [closed]

There is a section of street outside my home that is always wet, even when hot and dry outside. The neighborhood is under construction (all new homes). I have not experienced any plumbing issues. Why ...
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What is the proper way to bring a water line in through skirting on concrete runners?

Hello, I have a new manufactured home in the greater Seattle area. Our frost line is at 12” and the home sits on concrete runners. My contractor ran a common trench for our utilities, power and ...
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Well Pressure Tank from 35 PSI to 65 and back every 7 minutes

My well pressure tank (Well X Trol) kicks on, goes up to 65 PSI, then immediately starts dropping, and after about 7 minutes, hits 35 PSI and kicks back on again, pushing it back up to 65 PSI... and ...
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A plumber replaced my vacuum break after it was damaged by ice. My sprinkler system still doesn't work. What to do next?

Last week, I had a plumber come to my house because the vacuum break in my sprinkler system froze and broke. This came as a surprise to me because we have always had the system properly winterise. I ...
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What metal is most suitable for a ladder submerged in an underground water tank?

I need a ladder in my underground water tank at home, to enable easy access for cleaning and maintenance operations. The water from the underground tank is used for drinking, apart from other ...
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Which cement or mortar will give best result when creating low water diversion barriers?

I want to build up a short dam of maybe half an inch in height, to control where water is flowing. The water flows as a small, steady trickle. Right now it fans across a large-ish area. I'd like to ...