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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I’ve got a chimney leak. But this one isn’t an easy one. I’ve had four different masons and chimney repair folks plus a roofer and no one can figure it out. I’ve had guys over here with a combined 90+ years of experience and all of them seem confounded. I’ve got water coming in the exterior of...
  5. Plumbing
    There is an area in my lawn that is now muddy. I suspect there is a small leak in the underground pipes. I think if it was a big leak, it would produce a visible hole. But I just have a very wet area. To avoid randomly digging the entire area (which is about 20ft x 10ft), is there a reliable...
  6. Plumbing
    Hi folks. I installed three toilets in my house, replacing the $6 builder toilets that were the originals. I've moved from a wax ring to Danco Perfect Seals, which aren't perfect. See link below. Two of my toilets, especially one of them, is showing signs of weeping on the floor tile. It is...
  7. Plumbing
    After 45 years of faithful service we finally had to replace our submersible pump. This is a 10HP unit, 300 ft down in a 6 inch casing, serving 4 households. The water level is 60 feet above the pump, which is the same as it was 45 years ago. The water is pumped up to 2 5,000 gallon tanks, which...
  8. Plumbing
    After about 5 years a new toilet installation is now leaking at the wax seal. It's obvious the wax ring has detached from the bottom of the toilet, letting lots of water seep out, whenever it is flushed. Not a torrent, but more than drips; more like a drizzle for a couple of seconds at each...
  9. HVAC
    I did a DIY replacement of an electronic gas valve in my aging trane furnace last year. I used rector seal on all the joints, and did a gas leak check using soapy water(all passed). The furnace operated for a few weeks before the weather started getting warmer with no issues. Fast forward to...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    Leaking Roof made from Slabs, any idea what can be used to fix this. The slab slides down and in strong rain the water gets behind the other slabs and water runs into the house.
  11. Plumbing
    Hello. I could really use some help. I have a new tub diverter spout that I am trying to put on. The pipe is copper, not threaded. The new spout is threaded on the inside. The original tub spout was attached via a threaded plastic adapter that goes over the copper pipe. So, I am reusing...
  12. Plumbing
    Hi all, I found a slow drip coming from my dishwasher and see that it's from the water inlet connection. The connection is twisting incorrectly on the plastic inlet male threads (see pic). Every time I try to unscrew/rescrew the fitting...it does the same thing and won't screw on correctly...
  13. Plumbing
    Hello All, My outdoor faucet is leaking from the handle. I tried to take it apart to see if I can replace the washer but I can't seem to get it off. I took out the screw on the handle, but the handle won't come off. I also loosened the nut underneath the handle, but nothing is coming off (see...
  14. Plumbing
    Hello, I can not get the cover off of the old the cartridge. It doesn't pop off or seem to unscrew. There are no little screws holding it in place. Not sure how to replace the cartridge if the top cover doesn't come off. Thank you for helping!
  15. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, My water tank overflowed a few days ago due to the ball cock not working. A plumber has now fixed the issue. Im now worried about the long term affects the water had. The bedroom with the leak has visible damp stains and I can smell the damp in the corridors. I applied some anti...
  16. Plumbing
    My water heater has its pressure release valve routed into the crawlspace. I was flushing it and had to open the valve to get it to fill. It got too full, and started releasing cold water into the crawlspace. There's a small puddle under there now. Should I be worried about this? Is there...
  17. Drywall & Plaster
    I saw some blisters on the drywall underneath the window and it had a musty smell. A handyman came over and caulked the external wood siding but he couldn't go inside given the restrictions with COVID-19. He advised me to open the drywall and wait for rain to see if the leak have stopped. I...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    Good evening experts- I have a bay window roof that is interfaced to stucco and masonry with a wall flashing that has leaked (first picture). I see some possible gaps that may be the culprit (second picture). Climate right now is hovering a few degrees below freezing. Early next week I should...
  19. Flooring
    Hello I noticed 2 blue streaks appear on our flooring from under the kitchen island heading directly towards the downstairs bathroom. Could this be a leak under the flooring? It could be a stain but I don't know how this could have appeared over night while we were all sleeping ! Image...
  20. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, first time home buyer with a weird issue. After the first major downpour since moving in multiple windows leaked, and water was draining into one of the kitchen cabinets. After caulking up the windows I have had no issues with them. One of the windows is located more or less directly...
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