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To identify the source of the leak: Dry it thoroughly. Come back in a little bit (depending on how fast it's leaking) with a dry paper towel. Starting at the top, carefully wipe around the blue PEX/brass fitting junction - check the paper towel for moisture. If it's dry, move down to the brass/white plastic junction. If it's still dry, continue moving down ...


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Plastic fittings seem to leak much more than their metal counterpart. Plastic is more likely to be cross threaded and break when force is applied. The drip appears to be from the blue hose/brass nut connection as you can see the hard water deposits above the nut and thee blue hose has a low spot that wouldn't allow water to reach the fitting. To repair the ...


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The inside walls of your home will have mold spores from day 1 keeping the home well ventilated and dry keeps the mold from growing. If you look in your attic you will probably see some black spots that’s mold. Mold needs moisture to grow if the wall is dry it won’t grow so at this point if the area is dry there won’t be mold growing since it sounds like ...


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I have the same issue with 2 of 3 valves and the reason I believe is that they are junk. Next time I am going to a plumbing supply store ( not the big box store) and getting a shut off valve, even then your not 100 percent sure that it would not leak. Get a gate valve,at least you can repair them. They look good when you buy them but they are made in China, ...


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Water spilling out of a furnace is definitely a problem. As you've experienced, at the very least it may lead to soggy rugs/carpets and the ensuing mold. You also noted that there's rust and damage -- those also are not normal; they are signs that leakage is causing your furnace to literally desintegrate. There are two common sources of water in a furnace. ...


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I'm sorry for your frustrations but what a sh!t job by this roofer. What even are those flaps hanging in the gutter; drip edge backup plan? I'd like to see more angles of your roof line but I think this picture will illustrate how water is flowing on your roof. If you're comfortable with ladders then grab a hose and pour water on your roof while you record ...


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Under that brass nut is a copper or plastic ferrule (sometimes called an olive) if the inside of it is scratched it will not seal.They are cheap so replace it. Make sure the end of the pipe is smooth and has no spurs that could scratch the new ferrule. If the pipe has shrunk from the pressure of the old ferrule cut that part of pipe off clean up the cut edge ...


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Epoxy coating is a solution which requires professional help and expense and is better than the following "desperado" solution. Get in there and clean it thoroughly with hand made attachments. dry it properly with rags, paper fan etc. Scratch a groove on the crack or bad joint. Scratching is important. Allow to dry. Apply white silicon with a ...


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I just stopped a leak in a 1/2 inch ball valve stem, by using an o ring the same size as the stem, then a stainless washer, put the handle back on and tightened it in the on position until it stopped dripping. Not a permanent fix, but at least it will last until tomorrow, when I will buy a new/better ball valve. Good luck.


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I would ask a few more questions, like, is this a home you plan on living in for years or just a long term Airbnb that you want to patch ? Maybe I'm misunderstanding your comment about the hole, but couldn't you just insert a stiff wire at that point and have someone up on the roof look for it?. If not measure the distance from a known exterior wall from ...


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If your sure of the leaks location or general vicinity here's a couple of alternative suggestions: If the leak is coming from the red shingles on the pitched section of roof there's a roof product called "Kool-Roof" which is an elastometric rubber coating. It is applied with a brush or roller. I goes on as a thick liquid and dries to a flexible ...


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Damage like that cannot ever be repaired properly. It can be bodged however. The question you have to ask in these situations is "would I be happy to find this in a house I'd just bought?". Hopefully the answer is no. As others have commented, this pipe should be replaced either in its entirety, or at least back to a coupler on sound pipe, that is ...


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TLDR: I ran brand new pipes down from the attic, and disconnected corroded old ones. Update on what I ended up doing (the idea may help someone else): I tried using plumber's epoxy on the pipe but it didn't hold. Then I tried a fiberglass resin, and that didn't hold. Then, I called a plumber who basically said I'm SOL, but he offered to replumb my house for ...


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One option which I used long ago when I did not want the cost of a new roof ; I got a gallon of liquid roofing tar and brushed it on every suspicious spot . I had a few damp spots in the roof decking plywood . It stopped the leaks for a couple years until I sold the house. It was ugly to see when on the roof but not so noticeable on the dark shingles from ...


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Your problem is going to be finding where the leak is coming from. I have found leaks that came in more than 10’ from the entry point. The water can travel under the rolled roofing and drip down at a seam then run on the rafters especially double plates prior to finally coming down. Today I use a FLIR camera I can see the water when it is traveling between ...


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Clearly this has been a problem for a while and also the standing water and patch job on the flat section of the roof is to blame. There is no real shortcut here, as you can see, so the solution is to remove the roofing, repair the water damage, and then have it re-roofed properly. There are ways to apply a flat roof so that it will not leak but slathering ...


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Assuming you have an anti-scald mixing valve then it sounds like the seal (gasket) inside the bathtub faucet's cartridge could be compromised. When the water pressure is full force (no other faucet diverting pressure) then the gasket is being sealed by the water pressure but as soon as a tap is opened then it alleviates enough pressure for the tub valve to ...


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Is your check valve upside down? or is your ceiling concrete and have a wet spot? I typically use a 2" pvc union. Is that check valve spring operated or just a gravity flap? The union allows disconnect without being a clamp based fitting. Don't put any kind of sealing compound on the furnco - rubber doesn't like chemicals.


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I repaired a friend's sump and discovered the value of the "check valve" because his system did not have one lol. If it's not sealing though you're sure you have more than tightened the clamp, then the size different between the hoses is too great. Might need a reducer/spacer to go between the backflow valve and the PVC pipe. BUT... it looks ...


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If there are signs of past water damage I would recommend opening the wall from the inside just below the leak to attempt to determine where the water is entering. Drywall repair is cheap versus the problems of moisture in the wall long term. I just had a similar situation with damp drywall in a ceiling corner. In opening the wall there was a leak from ...


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Your leak rate seems to be too slow for the dye tracing method you describe. You should place temporary patches over any suspect locations and observe which patch gets tightened by water pressure. Almost any watertight flexible membrane and temporary watertight attachment will do. I would use cut-up garbage bags and duct tape. It only has to last for 24 ...


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