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Is there any easy and cost effective way to build inhouse water treatment facility

My apartment produces approx 1800 litre of grey water per day. So I'm thinking may be I could build my own ( DIY ) water treatment facility which will remove the dirt and remove the smell so that I ...
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Dealing with water between concrete basement floor and wood 2x4 framing

New homeowner here, just had our first sewer drain backup. There is a wall separating the finished part of our basement from the unfinished part. The wall rests on a 2x4 on top of the concrete ...
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cracks/marks on basement wall

While cleaning my basement today i saw these cracks/marks on the wall. When i touch it its dry and not wet. Since its the basement the other side of the wall is exterior under ground. Any idea what is ...
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How far should cement ring well be from building wall

I have a Residential building(India) which has no space in both front and back yard. It's a newly built two storey building( 3 houses ). There is 5 feet space available parallel to building wall. As ...
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Mildew smell, sink ran over

I just found out my wife left a sink running and it run over the floor for a while before it was shut off. Now there is a mildew smell pretty noticeable in the laundry room where this all happened. It ...
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Dark water stains on wood

How do I get dark water stains out of wood? Do I have to sand it? I accidentally left a cup on this Antique wooden buffet and it left a dark round mark that also is kind of white. I'm currently hiding ...
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What could cause the drywall behind the baseboard to crumble and allow interior of wall to fill with dirt?

I noticed a vertical crack in the wall from the baseboard up to the window above it, so I pulled off the baseboard to investigate. I saw that the drywall under the baseboard had cracked and crumbled ...
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Getting rid of ants in exterior wall

While doing maintenance on an exterior wall near an inside corner, I pulled off rotted cedar shingles and the backing underneath to find scurrying black ants. They were small, not like I imagine ...
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Water damaged butcher block and repair

I have butcher block countertop in my kitchen. I had a dish rack on top and water seeped onto countertop bowing the wood and I'm not sure what to do. This is a rental and I need an easy fix. The ...
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How do I install flashing about an existing window?

I have two windows on one side of my house, with one directly above the other as pictured below. During rain storms, water rolls directly off the top one on to the bottom one. Water gets into the ...
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Inspecting water damage to ceiling around air boot

Last night my second-floor walk-in shower backed up and overflowed while I was in another room waiting for the water to heat up. The water ran along the faux-wood laminate floor to the bedroom doorway,...
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Leaking AC duct

I bought a house back in March and haven't noticed any issues with the house until last week. About a week after Henri made landfall in CT, I noticed the carpet in the basement was a little damp. Upon ...
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How do I prevent exterior water from seeping into interior moulding?

Heavy rains from Hurricane Henri happened overnight. In the morning, I noticed the bottom of the door moulding on the inside was wet. How do I prevent water coming in from the exterior of my front ...
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Wall damage above window

We have a house built in the 1950s that has no overhang on the front (above the front door and window). This has led to water damage above the window from ice building up on the roof. We will be ...
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How bad is this damage and how do i repair it?

I live in a house owned by a housing association that is absolutely terrible with maintainance and so I wish to take matters into my own hands with a bathroom that is in truly a terrible state. We are ...
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Water Damage sides of the shower

Anybody know if this is just a patch job or should I get a professional to look for further damage? I peeled off the existing primer/ paint then this is what I got. Can I just remove the mold and ...
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How do I refurbish this exterior door?

I want to refurbish this exterior metal garage door, which is rusting because the previous owner had the sprinkler spraying the door. 🤦‍♂️ What kind of prep do I need to do before I paint? What kind ...
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What causes this odd pattern in the paint on a block foundation wall?

My basement is having some water issues. I am working to resolve that, but in the meanwhile: can you guess what is causing this pattern in the painted cinder blocks near the bottom right corner (some ...
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Good water heater Had air conditioning dripping slowly on it need product to repair

Our water tank is in perfect condition however we had a drip from our air conditioner that was falling on our hot water heater in one specific area that we were unaware of. once we realize what was ...
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Contractor work caused a water leak in the house - UK

I’m renovating a kitchen, together with small hallway and a cloak room toilet. I hired a company to do all the work although I now realise I don’t have a formal contract with them, only with their ...
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Is it sufficient to add metal flashing to shed roof to prevent further water intrusion?

Just bought a house in Kansas, and the shed out back looks to be homemade, with an asphalt roof, but not shingles. Both sides show evidence of water rot where the edge of the asphalt doesn’t extend ...
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How to replace basement floor that has begun to rot?

The home I am moving into has a basement that seems to have a rotting wood subfloor. (Not sure if this is the correct term). There is a concrete base, and some inches above, what I suspect to be wood. ...
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Water damage on paint beneath sink: is this a water leak?

I recently installed a DIY sink as a temporary solution while waiting for a new bathroom cabinet and sink to arrive. Over the course of the past few weeks I've been noticing strange bubbles appearing ...
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Drying out my flooded kitchen

I came down this morning to see that a water pipe burst underneath my sink and there was an inch of water covering the whole of my kitchen floor. Oh no! I think it must have been spilling out water ...
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Are the joist repairs in my home safe and correct?

As the title says, I recently bought a home and am in the early stages of finishing the basement. However, after tearing down the old ceiling tile, I found that my floor had experienced water damage ...
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Repair water damaged side of vanity

I have 2 cabinets to repair, both were damaged by water. One, I need to replace the wood at the kickspace. It is about 1/4 inch thick. The other cabinets had had enough water to damage the veneer on ...
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Need help to determine if load bearing wall and or how to fix

[![enter image description here][2]][2]I am remodeling my upstairs bathroom and removed the shower pan and floor was rotted. The plywood extends under the wall into my bedroom. My question is how can ...
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Can I use a floor patch over this small area of slightly damaged subfloor?

I have this small corner of floor next to the tub in my bathroom where water got in at one point (very long ago it seems), so I’ve peeled back the VCT and vinyl floor layers to reveal that the top ...
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Should I repair this very small area of minor water damage on my bathroom floor?

I’m getting ready to install LVT over existing VCT in my bathroom, and when I pulled up the shoe molding I discovered that the corner of the floor next to the shower has a slight soft spot at the very ...
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Water damage to wall drywall near ceiling - Should I repair or extract and replace?

A few months ago, we had a leak that caused some moderate damage to the drywall in the corner of one room. The resulting damage left peeling tape, as well as a gap between the drywall and the ceiling. ...
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How to repair the bottom wooden panel in an exterior glass door

The door is in a very good shape, apart from the lower panel. It appears that the seal was not properly installed and caused water damage to the lower panel. There are multiple doors like this. Some ...
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Is this a drain-pipe?

I am about to install a water heater in our condo. This is inside the house so I want to be careful about possible leaks. I am putting a drain pan underneath it and need to connect it to a drain ...
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Garage foundation and leakage in the floor

I found out that there was leak in my garage. And the wood is Rotten around that area and mold is growing. I started looking for any reason removed soil from outside and found out that break is broken ...
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How does one know if running water is enough to avoid frozen pipes?

Recent freezes in southern states (Texas) have caused pipes to burst, as the pipes are not insulated for freezing weather. I believe that running the water can prevent the pipe from freezing. Is it ...
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Why has my wood panelling in my shed expanded and popped out? How can I fix it?

Last summer we bought a shed and panelled inside with tongue and groove panelling. We put up damp proof and insulation first and then the panels on top. We used panel pins on every third board. Over ...
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Replace rotten bottom plate

I have attached garage with room above it. It has three exterior facing wall. The wall sits on 3-4 ft concrete. I am seeing some water coming through one of the wall. On the other side of the wall ...
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Snow through ridge vent caused wet ceilings and wall. Rip out and replace or let dry on its own?

We had snow get through a ridge vent during a recent winter storm (Texas, so ridge vents either installed incorrectly or not the kind that can handle snow I guess). After noticing dripping from an AC ...
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Small atrium in 3rd floor of building has a storm drain that's leaking down to the crawlspace. How do i fix this?

My building (old 4 unit Victorian) has a small atrium on the 3rd floor with a storm drain that's leaking all the way down to the crawlspace underneath the building. When it rains, i can hear light ...
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Possible water leak under hardwood floor

I recently moved in a used house, built in 2013. After moving in I discovered some minor damage on one of the floors next to a heating radiator. The damage with a first look seems minor and it's hard ...
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Please help! I don’t know what to do on what to do about my frozen main water supply line to my toilet?

The water supply line to my toilet is frozen going on about 24 hours now. It is in the upstairs bathroom along the north wall, the only water line in the house that is frozen. All other pipes/drains/...
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Floor moisture issue, discoloration. What could be the cause?

We've been experiencing an issue across the floor on one half section of the house where there are discoloration spots across the floor. Moisture meter reads high- anywhere from 40-80% on spots with ...
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Upstairs toilet leaking into ceiling

My upstairs toilet is leaking into the ceiling downstairs only when the water supply is turned on. One company came out and cut a hole in the ceiling and said it is not the water pipe. Another company ...
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Black stains and discoloration on outer foundation wall of a house - water damage?

The outside foundation wall of this house has visible black stains and discoloration. The house is a bungalow built around 1970. No way to tell what the inside of the foundation looks like (covered ...
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Will salty water from ice melt harm a wooden porch?

I rebuilt our covered porch out of pressure treated lumber a couple of summers ago. This past summer, we retreated it with Thompson's Water Seal. It's now winter, and we've actually had a cold spell ...
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Why is this townhouse only $5,000? [closed]

Here it is, the $5,000 townhouse. It obviously needs to be completely redone, but what I was wondering is, what do I do about the houses next to this one? What if water is coming in from the house ...
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What to do about water in ceiling from leak?

Some water leaked from my upstairs bathroom into the ceiling of a downstairs bathroom. I noticed it when I saw drips coming from my fan/lighting fixture. I would estimate the amount of water that ...
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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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How do I repair water damaged wood veneer?

I flooded my kitchen a few days ago. One of the consequences is that the wood veneer sheet that covers the gap below my oven has curled up after being soaked in water (see pictures below). Does anyone ...
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Subfloor damage under exterior wall

I am upgrading our kitchen and have found some damage to the subfloor from previous water leaks. These leaks were fixed long ago and there is no moisture in the subfloor or surrounding wood. We ripped ...
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Foundation Crack and Severity

My wife and I recently completed a house inspection. A little on the house: it was built in the late ‘40s, the grade is excellent and has been built up around the entire house, the drain spouts do not ...