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Two pumps pulling water from same source

Does the output of the pumps also end up in the same pipe? If so, a pump not running looks like a funny shaped bit of pipe, and water will happily flow in circles back to the intake of the pump that ...
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Why would a home have two water softeners in series?

I have equipment that looks like two water softeners and one salt tank, but the salt tank is only hooked up to the second unit. The first unit is an iron filter containing Birm media, not water ...
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Leaking water out of pipe in basement floor.Sewage water when using water upstairs?

So, you have a clogged drain somewhere past the basement, causing sewage to back up into the basement rather than flow down the pipe as it should. Get it cleaned out, whether DIY by renting an ...
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Is it a problem if my back flow preventer pit is filling with water?

It has nothing to do with the backflow preventer, evidently. The hole in the floor is acting as a small sump pit with no pump. So, the whole floor is wet, and water is flowing into the low spot. You'...
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Where are thermostats located on dual element Theem electric water heaters?

The thermostats are on the elements themselves, which are typically fairly far into the side of the heater due to insulation (and potentially over-wrap insulation) and the service covers that have to ...
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Isn't it a little excessive for an RO system to take 24 hours to purge before its water is safe for consumption?

If you properly performed Step F in the manual, there will be 3 ml of poisonous bleach in your new RO storage tank tube. Properly purging the system after that is necessary to avoid drinking ...
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How can I tell if water damage in an unfinished attic is new?

Check for residual moisture. Feel whether it's damp or cool, or use a moisture meter. Check for fresh mold or mildew. Does anything rub off? Does it have a strong odor? Inspect for dust, insect ...
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Shower mixing valve leaking

According to the instructions in your link, the mixer has stop valves, so you can turn the water off and service or replace the mixer valve. You can use those instructions in reverse to remove the ...
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How can I drain standing water from my crawl space?

First, make sure that the ground surface slopes away from the foundation for at least 10-12 feet on all sides to keep surface water draining away from the foundation. Installing (or ensuring the ...
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Kitchen under-sink RO tank will not fill following a toilet repair

Turns out it was the pre-filter needing to be replaced - see page 14 - https://aquatruwater.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/AQT_Manual_UnderSinkMount_02.22_R8_WEB.pdf I didn't think to do this because ...
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Isn't it a little excessive for an RO system to take 24 hours to purge before its water is safe for consumption?

According to the water rates in a random city in California https://www.hayward-ca.gov/water-and-sewer-rates one gallon of tap water is about 0.01$. It's not easy to estimate how many gal/24hour the ...
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Need advice for well water chlorine

I've had a chloreine injection system on our well water for 15+ years now, and the people that installed it put the injection point coming in from above. So likely you have the same sort of setup and ...
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Is this water damage in my attic?

Zoom waaaaay in and follow the stain upwards. Where that stain would meet the roof, you can just barely see what looks like a seam between two panels of roof sheathing. It's possible that you have/...
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