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A pair of pliers. More conveniently, a pair of locking pliers. Place the pliers on the projecting parts, and squeeze them together. This is a standard spring hose clamp. Pull the loosened clamp down the hose past the part it clamps on to, and then you can let go. Then pull the hose off that part (twisting may help, but it's mostly pulling.) Moderate heating ...


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That standpipe hole is MUCH too small - it's required to be at least 2", and you said it's less than 1 1/4? You should remove that box and replace it with a good one. Once it's large enough you'll have no trouble putting in the second drain line from the furnace. How big is the pipe under the box? Is it vented? This video is helpful for some nuances you ...


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For the supply line it is recommended you have easy access to the shutoff valve in case the washer's valve fails leading to a flood from the machine. There is no height requirement for the supply. So if you are placing the supply under the sink, perhaps in a cabinet, make sure it is easily accessible and make sure the operator (spouse, tenant, in-law) knows ...


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the clothes is dirty (food stains, mud, blood, grease, ...) All of the types of stains you listed are often difficult to get out, even by hand. Different soaps and detergents are better at cleaning certain stains than others. A washing machine isn't going to clean dried blood, even with the best pretreating and scrubbing you may not get it out. Tomato ...


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Do you use the oxyclean powder? I would get these brownish spots randomly when trying to get my whites extra bright by using oxy powder and bleach. I'm not 100% positive that this is what was doing it but I stopped mixing the two and I stopped getting those spots.(the bleach would turn a dark burnt orange color when I would pour it into the water cantainibg ...


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A current of a few micro Ampere won't start that much corrosion over a period of only a few years. It is most important to avoid any loop in the grounding system. I.e. a star configuration is necessary to connect ground, neutral, metal tubes, metal conduit, metal bath tubs etc. at only 1 location, often close to the metering place. Otherwise it is more ...


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Just adding my results for a plastic (acrylic) bath that had blue ink from ice bags. Rubbing alcohol removed the ink from the bath. Acetone nail polish remover cleaned the drain plastic. Goodluck!! before and after picture


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Yeah, that looks like galvanic corrosion all right. If you have the route for a wire, I would bond the pipes in question to the house's Grounding Electrode Conductor. That will arrest any galvanic corrosion (by giving it a much better current path) and with luck, that better current path will result in the ground fault becoming more feisty, leading to a ...


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I am much more concerned about whether you have a ground fault or not. If you have electricity actually "leaking" then you have a life safety problem that is far more important than long-term pipe corrosion. The ideal (required by newer code) setup is to have GFCI protection for washing machines. Your receptacle does not have GFCI, but you might ...


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