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  1. HVAC
    I currently have condensate entering my HVAC secondary drain line even though my primary drain line is not clogged. The HVAC unit itself is balanced, so condensate is flowing to the primary drain port, but the water is leaking from the unit into the secondary catch pan prior to entering the...
  2. Plumbing
    Our top floor bathtub has been draining very slowly for years. This is a house built in 1931, with the original cast-iron tub and plumbing. I tried snaking (couldn't get the snake into the drain more than a few inches before it wouldn't go farther). I tried a Zip-It drain cleaning tool (only...
  3. HVAC
    I have a natural gas hot water boiler (Weil-McLain series 8 CGM-5) and radiator system. The expansion tank is one of those older large metal tanks hanging from the ceiling near the boiler. As I do each year I drained a few gallons from the expansion tank today, closing the water inlet valve to...
  4. Building & Construction
    So I just purchased my first house in Santa Barbara, CA but it needs a little work (built in 1920s). I have been tackling the interior but the grading is bothering me. The yard overall is pretty level but there are several spots around the house where there is soil to wood contact on the...
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