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  1. HVAC
    First time ever DIY mini split AC. My father and I set everything up, he's a retired electrician. I use the vacuum pump to check for leaks, all looks good. I open up the pipe valves and I hear very loud hissing. Thinking it's normal, I let it be but soon realize it's not. It was leaking...
  2. Plumbing
    Hey DIYers! Been having an issue with my toilet. The tank fills up VERY slowly. I'm talking 10-15 min at least, between flushes. I tried to fix it myself, here's what I did: 1. Turned off supply/shutoff valve. 2. Flushed toilet, got the water in tank down to about an inch or so. 3. Tried...
  3. Plumbing
    Hello, a professional repairman installed a new sink, and it leaked a lot. So they returned and applied clear Silicone Caulk to the exterior edges. Then it still leaked some, so he again returned and applied a lot more clear Silicone Caulk to the exterior edges and faucet base. Now there is...
  4. Plumbing
    Initially I thought the main culprit of the leak beneath our kitchen sink was the dishwasher supply valve but it turns out that's not leaking. It sweats a bit but the problem is apparently from the SINK not being sealed to the counter. So, that when we splash some water up on the counter and...
  5. HVAC
    We noticed our boiler leaking today. It seems it is coming from the overflow of our expansion tank. Can anyone offer any assistance as to why this could be happening? To our knowledge, this has not happened with this boiler before. Our boiler is fairly new but they never replaced the expansion...
  6. HVAC
    Hi, I want to get advice on an air conditioning problem I am experiencing. I have a two-story home in San Diego. I have separate central ac units - one for upstairs one for downstairs. Both use a type of freon (I think R22) that cannot be used with new systems sold in California. The...
  7. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    water leaking under uneven gap filled with silicone in a corner entry aluminum frame shower. should I attempt to knock it all out and replace with silicone or add PVC or aluminum strip to keep water from coming out? Thanks in advance
  8. Windows and Doors
    Hello All. I've got leaking skylights in my house. At first I thought it was a leaky roof so I had a handyman seal all the lights and shingles that could be an issue. A few days later the skylight in the bathroom and bed room were dripping black water even though it wasn't raining. It makes me...
  9. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I have a large rectangular hole I need to patch in my ceramic tiled shower wall that's approximately 8"x6". (Long story short I accidentally pulled the soap dish with a handle off the wall when trying to relocate my shoulder.) I can learn to do DIY things when needed, but I'm not generally DIY...
  10. Plumbing
    Hi, my water heater is leaking from the bottom. I tried to turn the valve off at the top but it is stuck and won't budge. Turned the water off for the whole house but was hoping I could just turn the hot water off so I could have access to sink and toilet etc. What can I do?
  11. Roofing/Siding
    Hi all, We've been having a problem with what I presume is a leak for some time in one of the upstairs bedrooms, where the ceiling and wall meet. We have a damp meter and it's reading 20-30 in the damp patches. It's around where there's a chimney, so roofers have been out and stripped about 1m...
  12. HVAC
    I came downstairs to a puddle on the floor and noticed this container on the side of our furnace was filled with water. It looks like the AC drain was routed through this out one point but since moved. Does anyone know what this is and why it might be filled with water?
  13. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I tugged out a loose 4-inch tile in our walk-in shower thinking I might have to reattach it or do some minor patching behind it (since my wife is out of town for a few days), but found the wallboard behind it had crumbled, apparently due to leakage in the grout. (I had a plumber come out and he...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    Hey can someone with more experience than myself tell me if this is mold? And also if it can be remedied or if I will need to replace the bathroom vanity. Recently discovered a slow leak under the sink. Not sure how long it had been that way. Fixed the leaks but now wondering how extensive...
  15. Building & Construction
    Good morning. I have a chimney that was rebuilt from the roofline up in July 2020. A stainless steel cap was also installed and the flashing was replaced. The contractor was recommended to my boyfriend (who owns the house). It was a mistake hiring them. The job lasted about 3 weeks altogether...
  16. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    My contractor used the schluter system to waterproof the shower. It is now leaking by the shower bench. The leak is coming through the ceiling downstairs. I'm assuming he did not install the schluter/ ditra heat properly. Can anyone point out issues in attached photo? He says he is willing to...
  17. HVAC
    HVAC Leak Video & Photos Hello! I have a leak that is flooding under the hvac system and into my hallway. I have a video and photo in the link..I have vacuumed the pipe where the two screws are just sitting out and the leak came back quick. Did vacuum the wrong spot? I’m not sure what to do...
  18. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, I'm based in the UK and live in a 2 bedroom maisonnette that was built in the 1920s. I have a bathroom which has a large cupboard which I'd love to convert it into a walk-shower, however every time it rains, there's a leak. (see images attached). Where do I begin? Can I ask my neighbour...
  19. Roofing/Siding
    I have an old Tin roof on my house that had a pretty serious leak on the one edge that has caused floor damage on the balcony below as well as foundation damage where it leaked down the siding and saturated the concrete. As a temporary fix I put flex tape on the damaged section as well as...
  20. Building & Construction
    Our tenant just informed us of the following issue in our (half above-ground) basement bathroom. There appears to be rust and some mold on the ceiling/wall as seen in the pictures below. I have also included an older picture of the entire bathroom so you can get an idea of the layout: Close up...
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