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lawn irrigation valve box filling up with water

I would rebuild the valve much easier than replacing and rebuilding is less expensive. I have seen oring and fiber/ gasket material under the “bonnet” a set of washers and some valve stem packing in ...
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lawn irrigation valve box filling up with water

usually it's a fibre washer in that location (not rubber) but it looks like previously someone tried to use teflon tape there. It looks like it's been wet there for a while. you may need to replace ...
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Poor design roof tile causing leak?

So you have a roof that has lasted 50 years and you think you've discovered a poor design? (I'm not chuckling). Those little overlapping rows aren't there just meant to keep water out, they're meant ...
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Hot Water Heater Relief Valve Leakage

It is recommend to completely empty and clean the water heater at least once every 2 Years. The reason is to remove the junk/slurry build up, that will effect the heating coil and limit its life. Turn ...
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Hot Water Heater Relief Valve Leakage

A few years plus the time before, it might just be easier to replace the valve. Turn off the heater, turn off the cold water inlet. Open a hot water tap/faucet upstairs/above. Drain water from the ...
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Hot Water Heater Relief Valve Leakage

That black gunky stuff is in the relief valve's valve seat now, so it can't close completely and it leaks. It needs to be flushed out. With the cold water supply turned on, squirt more water out of ...
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Water leaking under the kitchen sink

This is a bit of a guess based on no photos and not a very clear understanding of what is going on there. I get that the water is leaking out the hot side of the faucet but I am not at all sure what ...
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Refrigerator leaked water but otherwise fine (Pic of potential problem)

but when taking a look at rear I saw two tubes with a blue thingy on their tips which seemed to me should be plugged together No, they should not. It's common to have the fill pipes capped of like ...
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Refrigerator leaked water but otherwise fine (Pic of potential problem)

The capped off copper tubes are supposed to be that way. I'm pretty sure those are used to fill it with refrigerant then sealed off at the factory. Has it been unusually hot and humid lately? ...
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Fix leaking Zero G hose

Looking at your photos, it appears that someone has damaged the upper part (Hose Bibb Connector Backflow Preventer. It is not round anymore. Recommend replacing it.
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Fix leaking Zero G hose

To me the leak appears to be coming from between the lighter brass part and the aluminum-ish hose end. Considering this: Tried a different house, and it also seems to leak. and assuming 'house' ...
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Leak under the sink?

Leak or not leak, that is the question. The crime scene: Evidance of a crime was found. Wet floor. What caused it and it is no longer there? Sink got clogged and the mysterious visitor panicked from ...
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Toilet leaking into bowl. Identified part, just not its name or how to fix

The fill valve appears to be leaking. You can either replace the entire fill valve (very cheap, but a bit of effort) or if you can identify the valve type / manufacturer then you may just need to ...
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Shower drain leaking from the ground

Rent or buy a Drain camera endoscope (sometimes called Borescope) and investigate without digging.
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Graphite packing rope squeezes out between valve stem and packing nut

Just in case, make sure you're wrapping the packing 'rope/string' in the same direction as the packing nut screws on. Otherwise as you screw the nut onward to tighten it, you're unscrewing the packing ...
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Basement moisture: condensation or leak?

Probably a small leak, quite hard to make out much detail in the picture. A simple answer (except it delays and then complicates getting to fixing the probable leak) is that if you insulate the pipe ...
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Frigidaire Freezer leaking water into bottom of Fridge

Before the problem started, did you usually hear a circulating fan running in the refrigerator or freezer when you opened the door? Do you not hear it any more? If the circulating fan stops working, ...
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