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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi all, I have a question that I hope you can help me answer. My back yard is very slow to drain after it rains: we have clay soil and my property is next to a man-made wetlands. In July I had a contractor bury two different lengths of drain tile in my back yard to shunt rainwater from my...
  2. HVAC
    Hey guys....this has been a ridiculous thing to wrap my head around, and is making me crazy!! So...been dealing with freezing pipes in my kitchen sink. I cut open the bottom of the cabinet for access. The pipe from the taps are the plastic flexible type, which then connect to copper. This...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hello everyone - I'm looking for creative ideas to avoid the expensive fix. Every winter I have been getting frozen pipes that affect the faucet and washer in the first floor 1/2 bath of my house. The bathroom is part of 2 year old addition completed by the previous owner. The first floor...
  4. Plumbing
    hello all: I live in the Fredericksburg, VA area (1 hr. south of DC). I bought my house a year ago so I'm still getting familiar with the quirks. I have an apartment upstairs which has 2- 4' water heaters: one to the kitchen and one to the bathroom/sink. Recently when the temps dropped down...
  5. Plumbing
    My hot water pipe is frozen. The main pipes/feeds to the house are on the outside of the house, in a little area with the hot water tank and heating unit, since they both run as one and both work off of kerosene (we have baseboard heating). The cold water, about five minutes ago, just kicked...
  6. Plumbing
    Hi I'm new here and need some advice with another winter fast approaching here in New England (CT). The upstairs bathroom sink doesn't run COLD water when it gets too cold outside because the pipes were installed on North facing wall. The hot runs fine. The bathtub has no problems with cold...
  7. Plumbing
    i was wondering what kind of cold is needed to freeze pipes with water in them. 32F or much lower for some temp retention reason inside pipes? i don't have heat yet in my house and won't for a couple more weeks and the forecast looks like it'll get cold a few days. thanks
  8. Plumbing
    I have a 3 story building and currently there is no cold water in bathroom sink on the 2nd floor. My first concern was frozen pipes as the temperature dropped to 10 degrees. The pipes run along an exterior wall, but are inside the insulation and have additional foam insulation. I believe...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    First time poster. I was wondering if someone could point me down the right path. I just noticed (after looking in my drop ceiling), that one of the two pipes exiting my house to the A/C unit is frosted up. The exit out a GAPING hole in the cinder block. I would guess one is the run (3/8"...
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