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I think what you will have to do is cut out the damaged top of the grey pipe and extend it up several inches to try and make the copper pipe section straighter. The copper pipe and heavy pressure regulator/backflow device (not exactly sure) being unsupported is just asking for trouble. After repairing the pipe, I would drive a metal post next to the vertical ...


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I don't think you "broke" anything. To say this setup looks janky would be an understatement. My bet is they drilled a hole, shoved the brass connector in and caulked it up tight. It's a terrible way to do this and I suspect you proved why when whatever you did pulled the connector out. The brass probably wasn't holding anything in because it's ...


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That piece of drain pipe with two hose barbs looks like it was home-made. Don't try to fix or replace it. You can buy something similar: The above part has the added benefit that water from the sink won't enter the filter hoses. Or you could use two standard connectors for a single dishwasher. You'll also have to replace the rest of the trap assembly ...


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It is simply that you are further away from the source of hot water. You need to purge all of the standing water in the pipes leading to the second/third floor from the water heater in your garage before you get to the hot water from your water heater. If you are allowed to make modifications, you could have a recirculation pump installed to constantly ...


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I note that you asked for the Netherlands. Usually wires run vertical in the walls, but sometimes they can run under an angle too. Same thing for ceilings, they run parallel to the wall, but not always. And if you live in an "upstairs" you never know what's in your floor. Typically drilling 1cm or maybe 2cm deep is not an issue for wires, but this ...


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Based on the color of the pipe (green corrosion) and the fitting being use to cap the pipe off, I'm going to say it's a water pipe. Gas is normally run in steel threaded pipe, and it might be done in different areas, but I've never seen a gas line run through the foundation. It normally runs through the walls/attic.


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After multiple trial and errors the following did result in a water-tight seal: place rubber-tape / water proof tape inside a coupler on the downward end place rubber-tape / water proof tape around the entire outside of the coupler layers of gorilla tape or similar high strength water-resistant tape on top of and around the rubber/waterproof tape In ...


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Are you sure that contractor is not secretly a hitman? I give him props for creativity, that's for sure! On a serious note, furnaces with efficiency of less than 90% must be vented via metal pipe above your roof line. The exhaust is hot and extremely gaseous. You don't want the gases creeping into your house through your eaves/soffit nor an open window/door. ...


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HELL NO Whichever joker is installing an 80% furnace with a PVC pipe for the exhaust needs their license revoked pronto, because that's a patent CO hazard. Non-condensing appliances operate at flue temperatures well above the safe working temperatures of PVC or any other plastic, and thus need to be vented using a metal B-vent. (Conversely, condensing ...


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It is mostly likely the blue inlet valve has developed a leak - I see it leaking. This seems like a common LG problem. Found the part from reddit https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B081S421DT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_3TSMW6513VTE3Z67FP80 and plenty of YouTube videos to replace. Just ordered the replacement. I agree with you on the insulation.


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We have sheets of neoprene insulation as thin as 1/8” all you need to do in reality is prevent condensation even spray foam in the hole allowing it to encapsulate the lines will be enough. Don’t worry about your tape skills you are really just preventing uv exposure as this breaks down the insulation. Tape also seals from air movement again helping to ...


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I have the same pipes in my basement, they are for groundwater drainage overflows. I joined them together into a larger 2" pipe running into a container, I used a garden rainwater butt, and put a float operated pump inside to automatically empty the butt when it fills up. No problems with it for last 5 year, fills the butt 2 - 3 times a year.


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The arrangement of the pipes (3 @ equal spacing 2' above the floor) indicates these are groundwater relief holes (weep holes) for releasing the excessive hydrostatic pressure caused by fast-rising groundwater during the rainy season. Your normal groundwater should be way below the pipes, thus most of the time they will be dry. Do not plug them, the wall wasn'...


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The small pipe looks like it is used as just a support for the bigger pipe. It might go though most or all of the wall and ground water is finding a way in. Usually the best way to seal something like is from the outside by digging down to the problem area and sealing. Most inside sealing usually does not last too long, but is okay for temporary fixes till ...


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ABS dissolves in acetone. Using a glass or polypropylene container, dissolve in acetone as much ABS as it will absorb. You then have a "welding solution" which you can apply to the pinhole on the pipe. Apply a reasonably thick layer and let it cure/dry overnight. Some nail polish removers are acetone based. Those that are not will be labeled as ...


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get a black pvc coupler for the same sized pipe, cut it so you have a piece that will snap over the existing pipe and have good coverage either side of the hole. Glue that sucker in place and call it done.


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You could put a "T" there but be sure the stub is long enough to be above the pan, if not water will run out. Also place a cap, not glued or anything on the stub, otherwise cold air will escape. It is best to design it so the vinegar does not run back into the pan. Then when cleaning you remove the cap, pour in the vinegar and replace the ca. Happy ...


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This all depends on what kind of sewer pipe you are using. If it that white garbage PVC at Home Depot that you glue together then really all you can use is sand under, over and around. It is so crappy that if you let any 3/4 gravel touch it the stuff will shatter. I am in the process of getting an excavator and putting in a drain from my foundation to the ...


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The corrosion/patina on the copper might seem like a bad thing because you're used to rust on steel, but it's not the same process. Rust on steel doesn't form a good bond on the metal, it expands, and it flakes off, exposing more steel that then rusts and flakes off, etc. It's a destructive process. Copper an aluminum corrode much, much slower because the ...


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You certainly do not need a pump. Here's the secret to getting enough water to sprinklers. You don't need to run them all at the same time. So if you have 4 sprinklers and only have the flow to run 2 of them happily, then simply have 2 zones. Run one until it's done. Then run the other. Best to do it at night - you'll lose less water to evaporation. ...


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For future reference: this is indeed a sharkbite valve (1/4 in to 1/2 in). For some reason it was easier to get rid of it from 1/2 end. I only succeded after buying the extractor Look for something like ( and make sure it matches the diameter that you're looking for) Cheers


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