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  1. W

    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...
  2. W

    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...
  3. H

    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...
  4. Ravi9

    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
  5. J

    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...
  6. G

    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...
  7. E

    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...
  8. M

    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...
  9. H

    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...
  10. S

    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...
  11. R

    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...
  12. F

    Mystery Toilet Leak

    Hello all, I recently purchased my first home and I'm rapidly discovering the joys of plumbing. Prior to these first projects, I did not have any experience with plumbing. To get to my problem, while in the crawlspace I noticed damp wood all around the toilet. I assumed it was the wax seal. I...
  13. M

    External Pipe Leak

    Hello, experts! I was mowing my lawn today and noticed ponding by the foundation in my home near a fence. I finished mowing and brought out old misery (shovel) and started digging. Instantly, the hole I was digging was engulfed in water. I run over and turn off my main water supply and dig some...
  14. James90

    Rheem 40 Gallon Tank Leaking from Pressure Valve Threads

    I have a brand new 40 gallon Rheem hot water tank that was installed a few days ago. At first no problems no leaks anything, and I wake up this morning to water in the floor. I get to looking for the problem and it seems to be leaking from the threads l, seeping up from around the pressure...
  15. P

    American Standard 4392 Toilet Leak

    Hi --- I noticed this morning that my American Standard 4392 toilet (Colony?) was double-flushing. It's had that problem before, and I replaced and adjusted the flapper valve to make the problem go away. Not sure why it returned, but in the process of readjusting the chain, a leak developed...
  16. M

    Leach line leak need help

    Hi all, Hoping for some advice that might save us some unnecessary repairs and money! We are new to septic as of 2 years ago. The system is roughly 10 years old. We noticed water coming out of one of the 4 leach lines about a month ago, so we had our 1000 gallon take pumped. shortly after...
  17. T

    shower caulk leak?

    i bought a house over a month ago now and just recently noticed this ugly brown puddle coming from a weird spot on the tub. i chased the pipes in the basement and i dont think theres anything in that wall for pipes the sink is the closest thing and its off that wall. my questions are what are...
  18. S

    Leaking Shower Wand Connection

    My girlfriend has an Oxygenics Shower Wand and it is leaking from the hose connection to the plastic swivel fitting mounted to the stem pipe. The hot water feed is from an instant water heater and has very low flow. I have tried unsuccessfully to increase the flow but the flow screw popped out...
  19. G

    PVC to Cast leak

    Today I finally caved and had a plumber replace my main 4” cast in the basement. On top of being very messy and not cleaning up, they left me with a leak. I assume they caulked this with lead and oakum. Is this the preferred method? Why not just cut it slightly before the wye and use a Fernco...
  20. N

    Can't Find Source of Shower Water Seapage

    I have a builder-grade framed shower enclosure that is leaking water near bottom drywall and baseboard. Shower is 14 years old. I recalked suspected area on and around shower door and frames with clear silicone and then after drying 3 days water tested area and it did not leak. I thought I I...
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