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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 leaking from sprinkler system (by house) after opening up this spring

I have my system winterized every year, when I started it back up this year, I noticed a pretty significant leak coming from under the circled black circular thing on top of the system (see picture ...
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Do I need to use any wood protector for my deck?

I bought my house 5-6 months ago and I think they made a new deck but I don't think so they used any protector etc. Seems like they installed and didn't do anything else, during winter time water was ...
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Water pulsing / banging from shower

So I recently remodeled my master bath. We put in a new shower head and hand held with separate control handles / valves for each. Our faucets we got was from Design House Karsen collection model ...
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Why are all my sinks draining slowly?

I have a problem with water flowing out in several places slowly, so that in the sinks affected it flows out slowly (slow enough that the running water fills up the sink more and more). I checked a ...
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Dishwasher supply line leak

I deinstalled my old dishwasher as I getting a replacement. The supply line has been dripping ever since. I double checked the supply line was firmly closed and tightened the nut from the water ...
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Water pressure drops bad when using 2 appliances

Just bought a house. When using more than one anything in the house, the water pressure drops significantly. For exmaple: flush the toilet. While it's filling back up, the sink will just trickle ...
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Two water tanks at different levels to same output

The requirement here is something related with harvested rain water which is stored in one tank and fresh water stored at a higher level. The building in consideration would have 2 levels and upper ...
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water heater circuit requires a ground connection

Purchased a British Standard water heater with 3 supply connections -live, neutral and earth. The circuit design requires a ground. Tried to fix the water heater in Philippines which only has 2 pin ...
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cooling city water in the summer

First off, I live in Phoenix, AZ. This is desert here. I live in an area where people mostly have natural desert landscaping rather than lawns. Now, this will sound really odd to folks who live ...
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How can I connect to an unthreaded galvanized pipe stub for a garden hose?

I've got a galvanized pipe in my garage that is used for a garden hose. It's fairly rusty. The end has been cut off so there are no threads left - I need a way to attach something to this pipe so I ...
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Toilet fill value hissing and dripping after it reaches the stopping level.

The toilet fills and the float works but after the water level reaches 1” below overflow tube the float is all the way up but the water still drips very slowly into the tank.. In about 30 minutes ...
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Sink pressure increases after turning water off and on again?

The water pressure in my kitchen sink is usually low when I first turn it on, but if I turn it off an on again, the water pressure increases. Subsequent attempts to turn it on and off do not alter the ...
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Reliability of a compression barb fitting for a water hose

I just installed water lines to a Brondell's bidet attachment. Cold water is supplied by the regular braided hose with compression 3/8 fittings. For hot water, however, they use a single barb fitting ...
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Multi-level water storage tanks

Original water tank is one meter above ground and one meter in ground where the suction pipe is located. It fills with float valve approx. 80cm above ground. A new tank has been added sitting on the ...
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How to shut of water supply to laundry tub?

The faucets on my laundry tub need to be replaced. I'm trying to figure out how to shut of the water supply to the hot and cold lines. There are two valves(maybe?) inline on each of the water lines ...
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Is solvent fitted 2” pvc safe for use with drinking water?

I have a 500 gal outdoor drinking water storage barrel, that I want to attach a hydrant to (the hand operated type) Yes I know the water will need to be disinfected after pulling it from the barrel. ...
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Ok to hook up water filters to a regular kitchen faucet?

So we have this beautiful Grohe Minta (sort of upside down 7-shaped) kitchen faucet. We want to add a drinking water faucet next to it, but cannot find any filtered water faucet that goes with the ...
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what allows some cold water to enter house and some to enter water heater?

Informational question: To supply hot and cold water to a house you: 1. split at the supply for hot and cold lines. Using a tee - you run one line to the house, and the other to the water heater. My ...
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Do water lines that contain lead need to be replaced if it doesn't flow out of a valve that I normally drink out of?

A plumber had came to my house to sweat pipes to install a water valve which controlled water going to the garden spigot. Upstream to the valve is a t-joint. The other output to the t-joint went to ...
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Why does all of my house water stop working when the washer is in use?

Why does all of my house water stop working when the washer is in use? Water is running in to the washer when in use but all the water like in the kitchen sink and in the bathroom is not working. Once ...
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What could be causing my water to turn brown?

On a lot with two houses (detached from each other), one of them is having a problem where the water at all the fixtures is brown. Oddly, the other house does not have this problem. This is weird ...
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Sink valve replacements, concerning draining water

Two fold question. Background: water to sink and shower shut off for two months prior to shutting main to replace cold water valve. I drained all faucets except the shower. When I removed the valve, ...
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Water pump cycles at random times about once a day

The pump brings water from an outside, below ground cistern into a house. The system as a whole performs normally. We have checked repeatedly for dripping taps and leaks. The pump can cycle during the ...
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My carpet gets wet along an exterior wall when it rains heavily

The home is 15 years old. The concrete blocks outside this area appear to be very damp at this location after a hard rain, but I don't see standing water. There is no window present on this wall, and ...
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Water has been turned off for over a year [closed]

I'm looking at a house today that has had the water shut off for 2 years. Should I be concerned about this? What kind of damages could it have caused overtime, if any? Thank you!
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Repressurising baxi duo tec 2 28ga combi boiler?

I have a towel radiator that really needs bleeding however I'm concerned that my boiler is going to need repressurising after bleeding. Most tutorials I have seen have had 2 blue taps that you need to ...
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Need to split water line behind refrigerator to add an espresso machine

Just a quick explanation of what I'm trying to do. I'm not a plumber by any means, but I'd like to try to get this done on my own. I have an espresso machine on the counter next to my fridge. I want ...
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Landscaping - How to Correct Heavily Flooded Yard

I live on a fairly small urban lot (~3100sq/ft) and have been having issues with water pooling in my backyard. Recently during a very large rainfall this caused my basement to flood. I'm going to be ...
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New Pressure Tank Woes

I have a new pressure tank (WX-202) and don't think it's set up properly. Set at 40/60, I should have a drawdown of 5.4 gallons according to spec. I'm getting about 3.5 gallons before the pump kicks ...
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Low Ice Maker Water Line Pressure

I've been puzzling over the problem for a couple of hours now, where my fridge has very low water pressure at the outlet of the ice maker supply line. The line is 1/4 in copper and uses a 1/4 ...
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Stinking water from ONE faucet

We have just built a house with a new > 35 ft deep well. The water tested clear of bacteria and sulfur, etc. We have ONE faucet out of 10 sinks in the whole house that stinks. It is ONLY the cold ...
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groaning noise as water stops. well water

Power had gone out . wife tried using water till it stopped flowing. Now power back on but hearing a groaning noise when using the water. Is air in the line? how do I stop this noise. I do also have a ...
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Water heater will not stay lit

I have a Rheem hot water tank. When I hold down on the pilot light button & push the igniter, the pilot light lights but when I let up on it so I can turn on the burner .. it goes out. It's ...
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After replacing pressure tank water stops completely for several minutes at a time

I just installed a new well tank, replaced all with new parts,made sure the air was set on the new tank at 28 as the instructions said to do ,I have a 30/50 switch . Never had this problem until we ...
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Jumper cables for power inverter?

I just recently got a 1200 watt power inverter as a temporary backup for my 1/3 horsepower sump pump. The sump pump is rated 8 amps at 105 volts so I believe the max power it uses is 960 watts. I used ...
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Slow faucet when water gets hot

I appear to have a strange problem. For the last 6 months, at least, in my master bath the sink faucet pours slowly when the hot water reaches the faucet itself. That is, If the pipes have cooled ...
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Noisy water system in GE Profile fridge

My GE Profile refrigerator's water dispenser started making a noise when drawing water and I replaced the filter with the bypass insert. Now the noise has stopped but no water comes out. What could ...
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Basement Flooding suddenly. It looks like I have a French drain. Why is it still flooding?

I recently bought a house and for the first month+, there was absolutely no water in the basement. All of a sudden one day, I go downstairs and there are puddles! I look and see that the water is ...
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Reverse osmosis draining

How long before a new whirlpool reverse osmosis fills the tank and stops draining? I installed the brand new system this afternoon and after 4 hours it is still draining. Does that mean the tank is ...
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which or what type water pump for car washing in remote location

I want to be able to clean atvs and car in my garage at home. My garage is a couple of hundred feet from my home which has city water. Its too cost prohibitive to run water to garage for the little I ...
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Warm Floor - Water Leak?

Our kitchen floor is very warm. We don't have in-floor heating and we hear the quiet hiss of running water all the time. My fear is that a pipe has ruptured under the house and is slowly leaking hot ...
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How to stop copper pipe corrosion (green copper stain in sinks and tubs)

I have couple of questions to the experts. I see copper stains (green/blue) in my sinks and at shower tubs. I had comprehensive water analysis done. Water was sampled from tap after flushing. My water ...
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Why did the water stop a few hours after my Culligan reverse osmosis filter change?

How do I change the Aqua-Cleer Culligan reverse osmosis filters (the sediment and the carbon ones, the leftmost two of the four)? Why did the water stop few hours after my change?
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Can I flush old bleach solution without hurting the environment much?

I live in the Midwest. Sometimes I clean things with a bleach solution (probably about 12:1 to 24:1 water:bleach), and end up with a bucket of solution. Now I have about 1/2 gallon of water+bleach+...
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Unidentified pipe and smelly water trickling under slab into basement floor drain

Our house is in Toronto, Canada and was built in the late 1960's. We have lived here 5 years and currently rent out the basement suite. A few days ago, our tenants complained of a sewer smell ...
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Shut off valves to tankless hot water heater won't turn

I'm trying to descale my tankless hot water heater but have run into an issue. When I go to turn the water off, both valves will not turn at all. They have two yellow handles (looks like Apollo brand) ...
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Odd metal clips on hot water baseboard

I bought a house that has hot water baseboard heating (house dates to mid 60s). I'm taking the covers off to vacuum the fins. I found a couple of metal clips on the floor. I'd like to understand ...
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What cause the wall damage?

We just repainted the wall and fixed the plaster last November due to water damage. Recently, I discovered that there appears to have some water damage on the wall again. This damage is right below a ...
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What type of plastic water supply pipe do I have in my crawlspace?

The hot water line under my crawl space cracked so I am trying to replace myself. The existing pipe is grey, has CTS 3/4" 7/8 O.D. print and connected with brass ring clamps and fittings. So I ...
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Why doesn't my pressure relief valve work as expected? [closed]

My water heater is 4 years old. I noticed very hot water coming out of all faucets, no cold water and a whistling noise. Added a regulator to stop back flow on cold water. Replaced pressure relief ...