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What’s the best way to fix this drainage hole?

Get a barrel or steel drum, drill some small holes at the bottom of the barrel. Dig a hole and place a bed of stones at the bottom. Place barrel inside hole on top of bed of stones, cut a hole to ...
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What’s the best way to fix this drainage hole?

Try adding a pop up drainage emitter. These are placed with the top being level with the base of the grass. When the rain water comes to the emitter the top pops up and the water flows out similar to ...
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What’s the best way to fix this drainage hole?

A good fix for this may be to extend the drainage pipe further down the slope. It is not clear enough from your photo how much drop there is but the best solution would be that you can extend it far ...
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How can I drain standing water from my crawl space?

Another alternative: Hire half a dozen high school kids with ambition and empty pockets and have a ready-mix truck serve a couple yards of suitable gravel to the window. Put the kids in a bucket ...
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How can I drain standing water from my crawl space?

The $40,000 price point is not even remotely competitive for the scope of the problem. It sounds like at worst you need some drain tile installed to improve water movement. Get another contractor or ...
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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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How can I repair damage to a bathroom laminate countertop?

Plastic laminate is generally not considered repairable. It's plastic, after all, so sanding, painting, and other destructive repairs fundamentally change the nature of the surface. You'd be left with ...
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How can I repair damage to a bathroom laminate countertop?

Since it looks like it might be a rust stain, you could try white vinegar. Iron oxide plus acetic acid yields iron acetate, which is water soluble. But that's just something I might attempt; no ...
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Help with reverse osmosis installation

You have a Tee fitting connected to the re-mineralization filter. Unless there are 2 separate faucets in use with this system, that was a major mistake. The "freshwater" output from the ...
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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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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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RO Pressure Tank Not Filling

It should still be 6-8 PSI. Gallons don't enter into it. Drain all water from the tank and reduce the pressure to 6-8. Reattach water and the tank will fill.
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Water valve type under sink

Appears to be CVPC - there isn't enough length for the full description to show up in the printing (which can be seen, in part, on the longer vertical section.) The color is typical of CPVC. The ...
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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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Can a water filter be mounted on the tank of a gravity fed system?

You should be able to add a spin down filter after the tank. The filter can be cleaned by flushing without removing the filter. There are even "Smart Valves" that can be added so you can ...
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Can a water filter be mounted on the tank of a gravity fed system?

On a tank, generally no. On a pipe leading to/from tank, yes. There are multiple types of filters you can use. A basic one that will stop large particles, rust etc from the water supply. And advanced ...
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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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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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Why would a home have two water softeners in series?

A spot of googling on "why have two water softeners" shows that there are such things as "twin tank" setups: two separate softener resin tanks and one brine tank. Normally, a ...
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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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How much water do I need to drain after I replace Whirlpool RO Membrane and Filters?

SANITIZE THE SYSTEM Sanitizing is recommended immediately after installation of the Reverse Osmosis system. It’s also recommended after servicing inner parts. It is important that the person ...
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Inside house water pressure drops when sprinkler is on

You aren't getting enough flow into the house to sustain pressure at that much usage. Make sure valves are fully open. If there's a pressure regulator, check that. If you are on a well, check that ...
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