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  1. Jeff Handy replied to the thread Leaking Shower Wand Connection.

    The instant hot water heater might need flushing, or it has filter screens that need cleaning or replacing. Post pics of the brand,...

    Jan 24, 2020 at 1:09 AM
  2. Jeff Handy replied to the thread Basement floor drain...confused and worried.

    There are two separate lines dumping into there. They probably are roughly still in line with where they come from, if you want to...

    Jan 24, 2020 at 12:59 AM
  3. Jeff Handy replied to the thread Sewer gas smell.

    Be sure to wipe your history off of her computer, if you go anywhere sketchy, haha. A good free cleanup program is called CCleaner.

    Jan 24, 2020 at 12:50 AM
  4. Jeff Handy replied to the thread While not directly a plumbing question how to drill tile.

    You have not mentioned how you will anchor your shelves. Or how big they are, how many mounting holes, etc. There are lots of...

    Jan 24, 2020 at 12:39 AM
  5. Jeff Handy replied to the thread This can't be right... right?.

    frodo, you are right that dirty wash water will be trapped in the line, by one or more high loops. But unless you are putting turds...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 10:37 PM
  6. Jeff Handy replied to the thread Sump pump lifespan..

    If you don’t have a backup pump installed, I recommend you have a new (or old but still good) pump set up and ready to be swapped out....

    Jan 23, 2020 at 6:43 PM
  7. Jeff Handy replied to the thread Sump pump lifespan..

    They usually last about 7-10 years, but I have seen some die after 5, or last 15 years. Usually the float switch dies first. Sometimes...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 5:20 PM
  8. Jeff Handy replied to the thread This can't be right... right?.

    The top rim of the sinks is a few inches higher than the top of the drain hose high loop. So if the sinks were full to the rim, water...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 5:13 PM
  9. Jeff Handy replied to the thread Leak under faucet.

    You can get different putty that will not stain granite. Not oil based. Or just use some clear silicone, if there is not a good sealing...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM
  10. Jeff Handy replied to the thread Can I have help finding a Wi-Fi controlled ON/OFF Timer for my water heater's recirculator pump?.

    There have been other recent posts on here from folks who are getting repeated pinhole leaks in copper pipes. And apparently some are...

    Jan 23, 2020 at 7:06 AM
  11. Jeff Handy attached a file to the thread Help me identify please.

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  12. Jeff Handy replied to the thread Sink is controlling shower cold flow.

    If that valve has a separate pressure balancing module, it will usually be found deeper inside the valve body. Behind the cartridge....

    Jan 22, 2020 at 8:39 PM
  13. Jeff Handy attached a file to the thread Help me identify please.

    [ATTACH] The missing parts would look pretty much like these.

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  14. Jeff Handy replied to the thread Leak under faucet.

    Was the water leak just from water running under the loosely mounted faucet? There is usually a thin plastic seal that sits under the...

    Jan 22, 2020 at 8:27 PM
  15. Jeff Handy replied to the thread Sink is controlling shower cold flow.

    Sounds like loose minerals or crud got into the pipes when the water heater was replaced. And now they are clogging or screwing up some...

    Jan 22, 2020 at 8:20 PM