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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Should you turn off and drain gas water heater if you leave for 6 months?

Water heater when you areA snowbird for six months
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Increase shower water pressure?

I live in an apartment and the water flow is very low. I've tried buying different types of showerheads and removing the flow restrictor, but there wasn't a noticeable improvement. Is there a way to ...
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Install Sump Pump Check Valve on Washing Machine

We just purchased a Everbuilt THD1020 (In-Line Sump Pump Check Valve) , and installed in the back hose of our washing machine. The original hose would leak detergent soap and water. Is it a good ...
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Well issues, losing water overnight

So, basic back story, well pump was done in 2012, approx 7 years old. House is 1992 built, 3 bathrooms, 4 kids, 2 adults. The kids shower almost every night back to back, which recently became an ...
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Plumbing Faucet: Water Pressure vs Water Flow Difference

They always say water flow (Gallons per Minute) and water pressure (Weight force) are two different things. Say I have a faucet with 1.8 GPM Aerator. 1) If I increase water pressure in my home, ...
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Waterproofing Brick foundation

I live in a brick house built circa 1975 in northern Alabama. It has a huge brick/cinder block/concrete front porch. The brick is a veneer that goes around the bottom. When it rains, some of the ...
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Tankless Water Heater water pressure regulator

All hot water faucets in my house have very slow output after a water hammer event. All cold faucets have normal flow. Could this be caused by a defective pressure regulator in the tankless water ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I discharge water heater condensate outdoors?

I'll be installing a condensing tankless water heater that has a condensate drain. Can I discharge this line outside instead of into sewer?
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“overnight” we have no cold water at all in bathroom. Hot water works fine. No frozen temps (65+)

I'm a widow and cannot afford to hire a plumber. I will try to fix myself if I knew where to start. Need help to find the cause. All other faucets and water flow in the kitchen and master bathroom are ...
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Low water pressure to kitchen sink after installing new water heater

I installed a tankless water heater and now the kitchen sink has low pressure. I checked the aerator and cleaned it out, still low pressure. I filled a container with water with the aerator both On ...
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Issues installing water spigot

I been trying to install an exterior water spigot for the past few hours. I bought a new 1/2 inch frost proof lawn faucet from arrowhead brass and plumbing llc and the salesperson recommended that I ...
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1/4 inch plastic water line to 1/2 inch refrigerator connection

I am on the last step of installing a reverse osmosis water filtration system underneath the kitchen sink. After the water is filtered, I have two options; connect the final blue 1/4 inch outer ...
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Reverse osmosis water filter installation

I am currently attempting to install a reverse osmosis water filtration system in the cabinet underneath my kitchen sink next to a refrigerator. The system comes with a faucet which appears to get it'...
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Staining over water marks?

I’m guessing this is water damage, right? I was sanding down and this white mark appeared. After sanding I applied prestain and spot checked with a dark stain but it didn’t help at all. How can I fix ...
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Do recirculation pumps work with water source heat pumps?

Our plumber has installed the recirculation pump but, when it is on we only have tepid water. When we unplug it we have hot water. Just wondering if recirculation pumps are meant to work with heat ...
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Water pressure drops while any faucet turned on

My incoming pressure gauge read 85psi from meter. My outgoing pressure after pressure reducer is 55psi. When using shower it decreases to about 45 psi. But incoming from still reads steady 85psi. Is ...
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How to shut off water to pool

I would like to shut off water to the pool so that I can drain it--I don't want to shut off water at the main line near the curb of the house. I don't see any indication of how I might do this based ...
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iron stains in toilets but iron filter seems to be working well

New construction house, 3y old. Southwestern Ontario, in Canada. We are on a private well with fairly high iron (3mg/L) and hardness (612mg CaCO3 /L). We knew this when we built the house and ...
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Can lost water pressure cause a water heater to leak/rupture?

I woke up this morning at 5 am to my water heater making loud noises. It had leaked all over the floor and the bathroom sink had a steady stream of hot water that wouldn't turn off. This water heater ...
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Composite Scale Reducer in Britony Flexiflue can it work without it?

I have got the above that is to be replaced with a new system very soon. I don't want to pay £60 to replace the leaking one I have, any ideas on what I can do, tempory fix or do without it if the ...
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Can I have two different types of water heater in the same house?

I currently have an indirect fired 55 galon water tank. The house is pretty big and the former owner had a second, power vented water heater on the other side of the house. It seems he also had the ...
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Electrical shower no water pressure after turning off the mains supply

Hi I am hoping someone can help me - I turned my water supply off and replaced two ballcocks - one for heating and one on my main tank - drained all water out of the system - turned supply back on ...
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How to setup a basic irrigation system (single zone)?

Summer is coming and I am already dreading the watering of the plants, shrubs and trees behind my house. I am thinking of installing a very basic irrigation system (one zone) to water the area but I ...
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Moisture is leaking through my basement walls, but the house is surrounded by concrete. Worth fixing?

I'm in Minneapolis, in a house built in 1886, fully renovated a few years ago. The basement is finished. This has been an extremely wet winter, with lots of snow and ice that is now melting. Some ...
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Refrigerator Water Dispenser Tripping GFCI

The refrigerator is on a dedicated circuit / socket --- not a GFCI. However, in the last week, when using the water dispenser on the fridge, the GFCI has tripped simultaneously. There are no ...
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attaching a coupling to a copper pipe

I am trying to install a standing bottleless water filter in my house and the hoses beneath my sink are incompatible with the adapters that come with my filter. My fridge does not have a water ...
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Very high flow in new replacement refrigerator water filter

No leaks or anything like that but the water really flies out when filling a glass. Used to be much slower. Is there any chance that water is bypassing the new filter? Water seems clear and tastes ok ...
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Water getting into cottage

I have been dealing with this problem ever since I purchased the property (Aug 2018). There is water that is getting into our backyard cottage -- no idea from where! It has created a musty smell, the ...
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Very low water pressure in the 2nd floor shower but good pressure every where else

Here are the facts: I have a 2 or 2.5 inch water pipe from the street and supposedly very high water pressure. This is the master shower and is located on the second floor. It was remodeled 11 years ...
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What flow rate should I select in a shower head for a home with low water pressure?

We live in an apartment, and we have very low water pressure. One of the shower heads I was looking at was the Speakman S-2252-E2 shower head, but I just noticed that it's available in 1.75 GPM, 2.0 ...
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Damp/Wet Corners with Mold in House

In the outer corners along the external walls of our house, and inside closets on external walls we are experiencing water and moisture gathering on the flooring and there is mold appearing on the ...
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Losing pressure on cold side when other faucet is on

What I have is that when I turn on the kitchen faucet to warm while washing dishes and someone uses the toilet or cold water on another faucet then the kitchen faucet gets very hot. I am on city water ...
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How to close this shut off valve for exterior faucet in the finished basement (1952)

We bought this old house (1952) and have a finished basement. Both front and rear outdoor faucets have this shutoff, which we do not know how to operate. What kind of part be needed for shutting off ...
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Furnace, heating when thermostat is at much lower

I have an oil furnace that heats the house with water pipes, and heats the hot water used personally. There are two thermostats used, one for the house and second for the back porch. The issue is ...
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How to FIX RAIN LEAKAGE

Hello i have a problem when it rains the dirt and rocks stay wet and the foundation of the house is starting to leak. Does anyone know how to properly fix this and what exactly do i need to do? Here ...