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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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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Are water and vertical cracks normal for full height crawl space? [closed]

I am thinking about purchasing a home that is set on top of 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 ...
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Replacing a full height crawl space with basement

I am thinking about purchasing a home that is set on top of 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 ...
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HDPE water and gas pipe v. Gophers

I have an open trench and I might as well fill it with expensive plastic. I went by the local irrigation supply to get 1 inch HDPE water line and was told gophers eat that around here (south-central ...
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How can I handle expansion drainage from water heater?

I have a couple of 150L electric water heater cylinders in the cellar, fed by mains water pressure. They're designed to bleed a little from the bottom, as water inside heats up. If they were above ...
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Is running an extension cord above a gutter safe?

Saw a house yesterday where Christmas light installers ran an extension cord above the gutter - see the picture below. Is that safe? I ask since I keep imagining a gutter filling with snow and, ...
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Water still running after shutoff

We have a waterpik handheld showerhead that is dripping. I shut off the water at the street, and the inlet valve on our instant hot water heater. The water at the faucets is off. I turned the shower ...
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Sweat or threaded connections for shut-off valves

I'm in need of installing a shut-off valve for my hose bib (sillcock), specifically a ball valve. But I was wondering if a threaded connection was better than a sweat in terms of effectiveness and ...
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Need a quick fix for leaking door frame. During flood

We are in the middle of tropical storm and there is flooding on one side of house. The side door seems to be leaking from under the frame (not the actual door) its too wet to duct tape. Any ...
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Boiler System heats one room more than all others

I have a two zone older natural gas boiler system. All rooms in the house get heat. One room on the second floor gets hotter than all others. Almost like all the heat is going to that room I don’t ...
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Is there a Plastic Barb to PVC Pipe pipe fitting?

I'm using this Diaphragm Pump that I bought online for a certain project, and I want to attach the inlet and outlets of this diaphragm pump to a PVC pipe. I think that Barb Outlets are supposed to be ...
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What is the source of the humming sound in my shower?

I have a Grohe shower with a mixing tap (sorry if this is not the correct English word - what I have is similar to this, with a fixed shower head and a removable one). It works fine for about 5 years ...
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Hot water tank issue (rust or other buildup?)

I recently noticed the water coming out of my hot water has taken on an orange/dirty colour so decided to do some maintenance on the hot water tank. Below is what I’ve tried so far over the span of 2 ...

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