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    Plumbing/water heater- spots recently on ceiling downstairs, 2 story house. Condensation??? New water heater.

    Plumbing/water heater- spots recently on ceiling downstairs, 2 story house. Condensation??? New water heater. Live in same subdivision now for 20 years but could happen anywhere. Got a new water heater in September on 2nd floor in a tiny closet. In that closet is a metal aluminum vent and also...
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    Tiny crack in tub silicone caulk

    There was a very tiny gap in a section of silicone on our newly installed bathtub between the wall and the tub. It's small, but big enough I can almost fit my finger nail in. We took a shower in the tub around 4 times before discovering the gap. The gap is also near to the shower head. The...
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    Comic relief, but what is leak source? How bad is it?

    The water heater in this home has buildup, I assume of minerals from the water? I haven't found any pictures of any this bad on the web sso thought I'd post, enjoy. I don't know the impact on water quality, but there are certainly some safety concerns related to the lack of exhaust draft.
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    Old tub drain leaking

    We discovered a leak at a joint where the tub drains. House was built in 60s and the drain lines under the slab are cast iron. Not sure what going on where the leak is.. Looks like maybe copper to cast iron. The pipe with the weird flat flange must be part of a trap - holding water. Any...
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    My toilet leaks when i drain my bathtub...

    This had happened several times but not every time... when I drain the tub I'll see a pool of water around the toilet on the floor. The only time it happens is when I drain the tub... Any ideas? Thank you so much for any help or advice! I don't want to stop taking baths, lol
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    Options for a New Leaking PVC Fitting into Kitchen Sink Floor Drain

    To get right to it (I'll answer questions to flesh this out as you need it)... In Maryland (my own house)... REPLACING... Fernco 2"x2" coupling between... (the next 2 black bullets) 2" PVC vert. pipe (going up into Char 2x2" long-turn elbow, eventually leading up to sinks) 2" PVC pipe into...
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    Need help from the plumbing Gods

    Hello All, Just joined and I need help to temporarily stop my water main from leaking while I trench and lay a new water main for my home. Right now it leaks approx. 160 gph. Is there a way to stop or slow the leak to 1-5 gals/day for about a month while I put in a new water main that will...
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    Leak at 1" copper to pex connection

    Hi, I found dampness in my garage and investigated to find that there's a leak where a copper pipe connects to a pex tube. How should I replace that fitting? Looks like it goes from copper to pex to another pex. Was that done just to bridge the gap? Also this is the house hot water supply line...
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    Rust around outlet of hot water outlet on heater

    Hello! I wanted to get some expert opinions on this rust that I noticed around my hot water heater outlet. This is in a new construction home, just a little over 1.5 years old. There was a leak at this location shortly after closing, they sent the plumber out who just tightened it up. I’ve...
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    Water filling at water meter

    water fills my meter and pools when my water main is turned on. Plumber fixed leak in the house and checked meter to see if it kept spinning to indicate other leak and he saw nothing. He says it must be on the city side. When I turned off the water main due to the pooling of water it finally...
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    Help identifying this?

    Hi, so i’ve had a leak in my sink faucet for a little now. I finally have the drive to fix the issue but cannot seem to find this hose? Local hardward store isnt open till 6a tomorrow but I just want to be a little prepared. I read a few fourms about this specific faucet having this issue (or...
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    Broken Sewer Trap- Strong Smell - stumped plumbers - please help!

    Hello all! I’d greatly appreciate any help and advice from this forum. The problem occurred after a routine router rooter clean out. Every couple years my basement will back up and due to roots and such clogging the pipe. This is usually remedied quickly with a snake. The clean out is usually...
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    Dupure Reverse Osmosis Post Filter Leaking

    Hi Folks, I just changed the filters and even though the Post Filter, gray (last one) looks fit, it is leaking water when I turn on the Blue knob of the water tank. Any idea what might be happening? Dupure seems off on weekends :( Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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    Dodgy pipework - water leak waiting to happen?

    I've had a radiator installed, unfortunately it is larger than the previous one, which is completely my fault. It has caused a bit of a headache and it is beyond the point of returning it. I had it installed using a plumbing service and their work was less than satisfactory. Since it was...
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    Leaking boiler

    I’ve replaced the pressure release valve and the expansion tank on my boiler, but it leaks over night from the pressure release valve. I go to bed the pan is dry, I wake up it’s got about 24 ounces of water in the pan. Any thought on why and what to fix to stop this? again it’s not all day...
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    Toilet pump runs, but no leakage into bowl

    Hi, I'm having what I thought was a phantom flush: My toilet pump runs intermittently throughout the day. But I couldn't see ripples in the bowl from water running in, so I tried the food coloring in the tank trick. I still don't see the water running into the bowl, but there's a faint bit of...
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    New approach to automated leak detection

    I purchased a sponsor membership to post here. Hope I can get some help and insight from the community. I am an electronics engineer and have developed an alternative approach for automated water leak detection in the smart home/building. There are already two methods on the market: i) smart...
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    replacement springs too short

    I replaced the seats and springs to fix a leak from the tub spout (2 handle, wall mount with shower). After about 2 weeks, the drip started again. Thing is, the old springs were about 1/64” longer and less “springy” than the replacement springs. The seats looked identical. Maybe the pressure...
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    Question about timeline of leaking drain pipe

    Hello, My name is Justin and I recently purchased a 4 plex and had an inspection done prior to the purchase. I now have a bad drain pipe leak with significant corrosion and would like input from you pros as to estimated timeline for this leak to progress to this point since I find it hard to...
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    What is this drainage pipe under kitchen sink that leads outside?

    I've known about a 1/2" pvc pipe leading out of my house since I moved 18 months ago. I assumed it was drainage for AC condensation in the attic until it was still running even when AC isn't on. It caused a leak because it wasn't angled enough (imagine slowly pouring a glass of water so it runs...