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Yes it is a leak, a slow leak but a leak nonetheless and it does need to be addressed. Any leak no matter how small is potentially dangerous. You should turn the valve off And address the problem. Some jurisdictions require that all gas connections be handled by a licensed contractor but if you are allowed then you could turn the gas off, use two ...


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If your drain pipe cannot be moved upward, then you need to fill the gap with a few large, thick washers. Just screwing the drain cover into the drain pipe won't stop the leak because the tub won't sink that much and every time you step near the drain cover the tub will sink and break the seal and water will flow through. After you fill the gap, do what ...


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Looking at your drain cover and pipe you can see that hair has accumulated around the outside of the pipe. That tells you that the drain cover wasn't properly sealed with plumbers putty or suitable bathroom sealant. In other words, the water is leaking in around the edge perimeter of the drain instead of only flowing into the drain. The drain pipe itself ...


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The issue likely is hydrostatic water pressure on the outside of your foundation, basically the water level in the soil is higher than your footing and pushing in through the wall or even under the slab. This is normally prevented by a footing drain just above the footing that has holes in it to gather the water and then drains somewhere away from the house. ...


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Rotate cartridge, not the valve stem


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Embarrassing confession: Once I could finally be there during heavy rain to see what was going on, I observed that the water on the porch was not coming from any leaks. It was coming from water spilling over the gutters onto the ground, which resulted in water splashing off of the ground and railings and onto the porch from there. We've since had the gutter ...


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Yes it is the contractor's fault. They should have went over this, this is what you pay a contractor for - expertise. That being said there isn't much to do because you paid for it and agreed. You can give contractor a bad review... Generally you see how exposed a door is to the outside and the rain patterns in the area and go with a manufacturers ...


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I worked briefly for Sears fixing washers. A trick we used to find leaks was to put A sheet of newspaper under the machine until the leak starts. Then pull out the sheet. It will show you roughly where the leak is or where the water gets out, not always the same thing!


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Does the leak occur when the machine is on spin? The pinhole could be the problem if centrifugal force is pushing water into the hole.


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Be aware you can also get hairline cracks in the plastic shut of valve. I just had to replace the valve because of this issue unlike the easy to get at fittings shown. I had to deal with a solid one-peace porcelain body with connection at the rear under the cistern. Wonderful job and one you can not achieve without a plumbers wrench patience and will.


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There are trays available in the big box home stores for this. Some come with a knock out for a drain hose if you have a place to drain excess water to. They are sized so most washing machines will fit. The last I bought, in 2017 were about $30 each.


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Put in a waterproof floor with a floor drain.


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I think the terms are: water leak detector: Honeywell Home Water Leak Detector Wasserstein WiFi Water Leak Sensor Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector Insteon Water Leak Sensor Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor LeakSMART Sensor Govee WiFi Water Leak Detector Fibaro Flood Sensor (HomeKit) Zircon Leak Alert WiFi iHome Battery Powered WiFi ...


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It looks like you have "cross threaded" the plastic pipe. (The term comes from the new set of threads you have accidentally cut into the pipe, which cross the original threads at several points.) The only repair that will work here is to force the metal nut straight onto the end of the pipe, forcing it to re-cut the original, correct threads. This will ...


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You're better off hiring a new plumber. If he can't remove the cartridge then replacing the valve from the backside will be your best bet.


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Although it was not a shower valve, my kitchen sink cartridge was real difficult to pull. Here is a video by Moen on YouTube on how to remove the shower cartridge you may have. It is very simple once you see how it is done. The plumber may have not had the cartridge handle turned to the on position. But I would not let that guy touch my shower or anything ...


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