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Elevating portable air conditioner's condensate drain

I used to use a portable AC when studying. The condensate removal pump (solutions 2 and 3) seems like a good solution. In case you're considering any of the others, here's some additional decision ...
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Elevating portable air conditioner's condensate drain

You can get an inexpensive condensate pump and attach it to your AC unit, plug it into a 120V outlet, and run the tubing out the window. Here's an example from Vevor Corp, a company I have absolutely ...
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I dug a pit to drain my sinks, bathtubs and washing machine water into, the water from the washing machine comes above ground. What have I done wrong?

Soap, Soap, Soap Will clog your drain in no time. You have the right size pit, of 225 cubic feet = 1,500 Gallons. The washing machine outputs up to 40 Gallons. So why is your pit not draining? Look at ...
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I dug a pit to drain my sinks, bathtubs and washing machine water into, the water from the washing machine comes above ground. What have I done wrong?

Washing machine puts out water faster? I take but the washing machine water comes back above the surface of the ground to mean you see water atop your pit. If all three wastewater sources (sink, ...
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How close to align pavers up to a timber retaining wall

The primary purpose of a retaining wall, whether stone or timber, is to provide a path for water to pour over the wall, not to be be absorbed behind the wall. That will rot the timbers faster than ...
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How close to align pavers up to a timber retaining wall

Insert a drain channel. Go to store in the gutter or roofing department. Find a 1 inch or larger U shape. (probably galvanized or aluminum) Set it between pawers and retainer wall. Try to install it ...
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Crack across front of garage floor

I'd pick a line inside the garage and cut it with a concrete cut off saw (14" gas powered) or use a 7" angle grinder with a diamond blade. Setup a straight edge the saw / grinder can follow....
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Crack across front of garage floor

Good news, that is not a crack in your garage floor. It's just a damaged cosmetic connection from garage floor to the pawers. Someone already patched it before. Since those are thin, it will not ...
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Why is a shower, sink, washing machine drain line be attached to a buried oil barrel 12' from my house?

NC gray water regulations Source: https://www.thegreywaterguide.com/north-carolina.html The rules basically say as long you are distributing only on your property you are fine. Local Drain Field – ...
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Why is a shower, sink, washing machine drain line be attached to a buried oil barrel 12' from my house?

Sounds like a grey water pit. Think they are illegal in most places now, but were used for draining/getting rid of grey water. Grey water(soapy) would go in and slowly drain into the ground. Probably ...
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How to avoid water accumulation around the deck block?

It's all about the base. Typical setup is black plastic on the bottom and then gravel on top up to at a little over the surrounding ground level. You don't want it too much above the surrounding ...
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How to clean or repair a window well that filled up with water and sand?

I would first see that the well is sealed to the building. It seems that the sand is washing into the well where the well meets the building. Second I would see that the ground is pitched away from ...
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How to clean or repair a window well that filled up with water and sand?

So now, how should I proceed? A shovel, wheelbarrow, and some sweat. If the sand is not supposed to be in the gravel then you need to remove the contaminated gravel and shake/wash the sand off of it ...
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