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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Can I remove this metal pipe stub protruding from the ground outside my house? [closed]

We are trying to figure out what this pipe is for. It is sticking up from the ground next to my house. I would like to cut it down. It's got debris in it but I can stick a 10" metal rod down it. ...
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Water leak at outside copper-PVC pipe connection

The water supply to the irrigation system includes a connection between copper and PVC pipes, located a few inches above the ground. The PVC pipe connected to the copper pipe (blue in the picture) ...
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Should I re-winterize my pool if I got all the chemicals in, but didn't get the cover on before 2 days worth of heavy downpours?

First time owning a pool!! Yesterday we put all the chemicals in to winterize our above ground pool. The directions said it would need to circulate for about 3 hours, then we could add the cover, ...
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How to find a drain line for water softener installation?

I'm looking to replace "Nuvo Home" with a Aquasure salt-based water softener (Harmony Series 48,000 Grains). Installation process seems to be straightforward, but I'm not sure where the ...
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Copper pipes making knocking sound when I turn the water off

I did bathroom reno and replaced bathtub and shower faucets locations and extended copper pipes a little. That's not the first time I weld copper pipes and I didn't have any problems in past. What I ...
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Alternatives to mains pressure shower

Our current shower is a tankless mains pressure type and is instantaneously heated by a gas combi boiler. Eventually we intend to build our own house and I am looking for non fossil fuel heating for ...
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Low-volume rotating water jet for dog play in yard

My friends have a large dog who endlessly enjoys chasing a water spray. They first discovered the dog’s proclivity when watering with a gardening hose and hand-held sprayer. They then innovated by ...
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Connect bottleless water dispenser to this water installation?

I have a bottleless water dispenser with a thin blue tube that connects to the water source. I have an area for the dispenser, but I don't know what water connector I have to purchase to make it work. ...
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How should I Install a pressure reducing valve

I am installing a water pressure reducing valve right after water meter: Should I install a back flow prevention unit as well, & where? Should I also install a bypass line in parallel to switch ...
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Basement refrigerator copper line leak

I have an issue with a flexible copper pipe in the basement ceiling occasionally dripping cold water There is no spraying - just slow drips. I noticed condensation issues in the basement on hot humid ...
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Replace Copper Pipe & Gate Valves With PEX Pipe & SharkBite Ball Valves & Fittings

Summarize the problem My 35 year-old home's water supply gate valves and outdoor hose bibbs are very difficult to turn on and off. Provide details and any research The primary water supply comes in ...
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Help? Cap on water line

My father is getting a new fridge that has no ice maker or anything etc. How do I cap the small water tube off so it stops leaking?
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How can I turn ON the power to a utility pump if water is sensed?

I have a utility pump I leave on the floor of an area that sometimes gets a few inches of water. Right now I have to turn it on manually. I'm looking far a sensor that will turn the power ON when ...
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Do I need to shut off water to replace shower diverter? (apartment building)

I just moved into a new apartment and my push-button shower diverter is broken- water's coming out of both the showerhead and the faucet when I push the button. I see it's relatively easy to fix, and ...
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How can a fridge water line be connected to a water jug?

We have extremely hard ground water and it just produces tons of white flakes from the ice maker when connected to our fridge . I wanted to explore the feasibility of using 5 gallon water bottles to ...
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Where do I oil an old Armstrong model S-25 pump?

My S-25 model has 3 visible portals (please see image) the portal with a flap cover the recessed portal the portal with a stem. The yellow tipped stem was in the #2 recessed area but it is too ...
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Why do my outdoor faucets only leak when the hoses are attached with the water on?

I have three outdoor faucets (500 series Prier) that I've replaced parts for, but they all begin to leak one place or another once I attach the hoses and turn the water on. When I detach the hoses and ...
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Is fixing this water pipe doable on my own

I have these water pipes (for hot and cold water) exposed for easy access. There is this tee joint which has been corroding for the past few years. I would like to replace it, but before I call a ...
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How to unscrew this water pipe fitting?

I am installing a new faucet in my bathroom... I have to replace water lines but i can't seem to get rid of the old water line . The closest thing that i found online is called shark bite fitting, but ...
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Replacing a water pressure regulator valve that's not screwed in

My pressure regulator valve (PRV) is bad and I need to replace it. After removing the insulation around it, it looks like the union fittings aren't actually screwed into the PRV. It doesn't leak or ...
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No warm water in the shower. Only scalding hot or ice cold

Remodeled our master bath. Bought a delta shower system. Double lever valve. One lever controls on/off the other lever in front controls hot and cold water. You would think putting the lever in the ...
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Rain Gets on Outdoor Prong

Just to be clear, this is about the prong, not the outlet! Today I set up an outdoor fountain and plugged it into an outdoor extension cord to reach the outdoor outlet I have. When I went back inside,...
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What is this? Looks like a water flow limiter, but isn't

I recently had a flooding in my apartment due to a broken hose under the kitchen sink. Now I'm worried about everything that could go wrong again in that sense. Then I noticed this device that sits ...
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How to determine source of water contaminant?

When the water drains it leaves a black oily residue that must be wiped/ washed with a sponge. Cold water line is not affected. The black oily liquid comes out only in hot water line, at tubs and ...
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Would five 19l pressure tanks in series work as well as one 95l pressure tank in a household well pump system?

This pressure tank is 19 litres and available for just a few dollars The weight is 4kg This one is a different brand and 100 litres The weight of the 100 litre tank is only 15.4kg. I believe both ...
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Running PVC water pipe to 2nd floor balcony

I want to run a simple water line outside from my faucet to my 2nd floor balcony so I can easily water my plants. It’s not a very long distance, but I’m wondering what my best options are. Here are ...
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Draining water in the house

I have a two story house plus a basement. It's an older house and the water pressure isn't that great. I've seen a little crud on one of the screens on a sprinkler timer that's hooked up to a spigot ...
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What is this black thing on the main copper water line before entering house?

On a new construction build down the street, I am interested to know what this is and what it does? We are in California on public water if it makes a difference.
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Is this a gas pipe?

I removed my tub (2nd floor bathroom)to replace it with a jetted tub and I need more room width wise so I decided to knock part of the wall out to slide the edge of the new tub into to make clearance ...
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Plumbing - Finding right adapter to connect reverse osmosis system to new fridge

I've spent about 3 hours at Lowe's and Menard's trying to find the right adapter to connect my 3/8 inch reverse osmosis water line (plastic tubing) to my new fridge. My old fridge used the push to ...
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Do I need to dig another well or give up an connect to city water?

My water all a sudden stopped working so I replaced the well pump. Even after buying a new well pump I still didn't have any water. I called out a plumber he said I would need a repipe and we would ...
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Front-loading washing machine tub doesn't drain

The water in my Frigidaire Affinity Front Load Washer accumulates and does not drain out of the rubber rim. Also the washer door is making a humming noise while the machine is running. If I press on ...
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Do pipes need to be bonded to GEC within 5 feet of entry?

I received a competitive quote from an electrician to upgrade my home's service. He wanted to know where the water and gas lines entered the house because he said they needed to be bonded to the GEC ...
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Can I replace a shower cartridge with the water on by forcing it against the water pressure?

My cold water valve is frozen open, water is leaking from the spout and the building won't turn off my tier for 2 weeks.
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How do I fix a leak in my sink's drain pipe? [closed]

Started facing a water leak issue on pvc pipe under the bathroom sink. I am new to this and never fixed this before. How do i fix this leak ? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Where is it safe to connect drain pipe of RO filtration system?

I'm installing iSpring RCC7AK filtration system in a rental apartment so I'd love to minimize impact on existing equipment. I'm considering 4 locations to connect: Drill a hole in the cap. I can't ...
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Can a hybrid (aka heat pump) water heater be installed outside?

Our current water heater (gas, tanked) is installed in a little enclosure on our back patio. We want to replace it with a heat pump water heater. We live in Southern CA. It never freezes. ...
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Red Guard application

My bathroom was gutted to the studs. Now we are to the point of mudding drywall. I'm wondering if I need to use red guard on the sub floor and green board (around bathtub shower) before I install ...
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Crossover in a faulty thermostatic control valve in my shower

I live in a condominium unit and have a thermostatic control valve in my shower. I have just been advised that it is faulty (asymptomatic to me because I don't have any problem with water temperature ...
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Faucet Water Filter Hose Coupling Question

I am currently trying to install a water filter but am having difficulty connecting the filter outlet hose to the faucet hose seen on the right side. I purchased a Danco set and found that brass ...
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Black specks from RO faucet after 24h purge

I'm concerned about black specks coming out of the reverse osmosis system faucet. I also noticed an unusual noise coming from the membranes unit which I have never heard before. I have just installed ...
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Are these sprinkler control valves?

I just bought a 50+ year old house. I only ever grew up with electronic sprinkler controls, and so far I haven't been able to find any sprinkler controls in the new house. However, there are exposed ...
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Whole house vs localized water filtering?

My house uses city water. For the most part it is clean and tastes fine, but I can see mineral build up in toilets and elsewhere. I started to research whole house systems with 1-6 types of filters. I ...
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Why do people have outdoor pump houses for their well?

Why do people build outdoor pump houses for their well? I have read it is to help prevent the components from freezing but by putting them outside all they do is freeze. Every winter they freeze and ...
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Water dripping onto wallboard outside shower, causing damage

I had this bathroom redone in 2015 and the shower does not get used much at all since it is a guest bathroom. The problem I am having is that the wall on the outside of the shower is getting badly ...
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Arizona tap water is always warm, how can I chill it for the whole house

I have been searching and wondering if an industrial water chiller (https://industrialwaterchiller.com/) would work....what does anyone think?? I haven't called the company yet, but thought this might ...
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Draining LG LW5016 air conditioner

I have a LG LW5016 air conditioner. It is a room ac that is 5000 btu. It seems that water is building up inside of it. Is there a way I can drain it?
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Should I ground this unknown wire to a junction box ground wire?

In the process of cleaning up the basement, I found an unknown wire attached to the a water line in the basement that I can't easily trace. The waterline isn't copper to the street, though, but uses ...
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Wiring a 24VAC solenoid and furnace summer fan to my thermostat for water cooling

I have an Armstrong heat only furnace, board# G2D95CT080V16C-2A and a Honeywell programmable thermostat, model#: CT2800A1017. I've got an abundance of water on my property and would like to run a ...
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These odd stains for appeared in the top room of my house. They weren’t here a couple of days ago. Could they be mold? Water stains?

Blotchy stains on the ceiling. These go all around the room. [

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