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Side of house leaking water?

White plumbing of this size is almost certainly a drain. I believe you are looking at a clean-out access. It shouldn't leak. Drains shouldn't leak. But the water could just be running down the outside ...
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Is it leaking inside the wall?

It should be possible to remove the "chrome" part(s) of the faucet to reveal the bronze part. you will then be able to determine the source of the leak and where the water is going. The ...
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Cannot Find Dishwasher Leak

Gil's suggestion is a good one. I had a 6 year battle with ours, and that strategy helped me find the problem, eventually. Solving the problem was a different saga. I'd look closely at the float ...
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Cannot Find Dishwasher Leak

A trick I use is to line the floor below the dishwasher, then run it. After it has stopped or if your paper is getting wet. Look above the wet spot, that should get you close to the leak.
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Shower leaking after renovation - grout/caulk question

The tub has a flange around the 3 sides against walls. The tile overlaps that flange about 3/4" or so. This makes it harder for water to past the tub edge. It is better to have caulk that ...
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Is Exposed Drywall After a Ceiling Leak an Asbestos Concern?

Could it be shedding asbestos night after night? Yes, it could but since, as you said, it's no longer being disturbed, it's highly unlikely. Also, as noted in the comments, a one-time (or short-term) ...
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Plumbing Rough Leak Test Method

Open main valve Let pressure stabilize Shut main valve Wait (I say 24 hours.) If the gauge drops, you have a leak. If the gauge drops a tiny amount it could be temperature variation - that will vary ...
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Pipe under outdoor faucet leaking. Any ideas?

If the pipe itself is cracked and leaking, you replace the pipe itself, by unscrewing the spigot from the pipe and the pipe from the Tee fitting below. Such short sections of threaded pipe are called ...
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What to do about leaking windows in a recently constructed home?

To add to Ecnerwal's comments There is a flashing at the top of the window but it is overlapping the trim at the top of the framed opening, not the window frame itself. I'm also concerned that the way ...
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How can I fix this leak in my kitchen sink?

Water come from the top side of the sink. That is where the seal has failed. Unless the basket assembly or the sink is bent, this process has been a success for every leak of this type that I have ...
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How can I fix this leak in my kitchen sink?

"Buy a new one that fits this sink correctly, or isn't damaged" seems like the fix, though I suppose the "stack 3 gaskets and hope" approach would be popular with some folks. If ...
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Reinforcing concrete wall of outdoor hot tub?

Your hot tub surcharge on the pool's retaining wall may be moving the wall. In this scenario the sinking hot tub has been caused by soil settlement, and that soil settlement has been caused by the ...
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How concerning is this water in my bathroom?

To directly answer the "question": Unless you live on a slip-n-slide, water coming out of the floor is very, very concerning. Although ... usually water will leak down into the floor, into ...
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How concerning is this water in my bathroom?

Something is leaking. It could be a bathroom fitting, it could be something inside the walls, it could be the roof! Is this a serious concern for mold underneath the toilet and flooring? It's worse ...
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How concerning is this water in my bathroom?

Is this a serious concern for mold underneath the toilet and flooring? Mold can live anywhere there is moisture, food, and the correct environmental conditions. You have provided all three. So yes, ...
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How concerning is this water in my bathroom?

I wouldn't worry too much about mold. I'd worry about the level under the bathroom and the subfloor eventually rotting out. Yes toilet can leak underneath. Yes you can do it. First is to figure out ...
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What to do about leaking windows in a recently constructed home?

It's almost always poorly done flashing, which requires opening up the siding around the windows to correct. It won't show in your pictures, because it's hidden by the siding and trim. Water should be ...
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How do you remove the handle of this faucet?

What you will need to do is remove the chrome bell cover. If you cannot turn it with your hands you will need a rubber strap wrench. Then you can get to the nut to remove the cartridge/stem.
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Pipe coming off of boiler

This is a temperature/pressure relief valve. It's probably leaking due to internal damage or age. There is a slight chance that it is leaking due to an overpressure event, but that's unlikely as ...
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