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  1. Plumbing
    For the past month now, my shower head has been leaking. (I know it is not the actual shower head leaking, but the system itself). So after reading forums and going to home depot, they all recommended replacing the springs and seatings on the cartridge. I turned off the water, unscrewed the...
  2. Plumbing
    I'm filling out a RainBird design request form so that they can give me a recommended layout for a sprinkler system for my house, but I need to figure out the flow rate that I will provide to the sprinkler system. I have 3/4" pipe coming into my house, but every faucet in my house including the...
  3. Plumbing
    I have a Shower / Tub Combo. Shower and Tub both have a single Hansgrohe Volume Control Valve each. There is a Ecostat Thermostatic Mixer for controlling the temp on both values, all supplied by a thankless water heater. The shower pressure is fine. The tub (which we have not used in a while) -...
  4. Plumbing
    We replaced our bathtub faucet because it was leaking and now when you first turn it on the water is rusty. It's only when you first turn it on. He's no plumber and just left it. I'm worried something is deteriorating and will burst one day. Also, the new faucet doesn't allow as much pressure to...
  5. HVAC
    We bought a 60 year old (dusty) 16,000 sqft warehouse and built a 4,000 sqft home inside. There is considerable dust residue on the bar joists and floor area. We have swept and vacuumed, but some residue remains. Inside the dwelling we have a continual dust problem. Noticeable film forms within...
  6. Plumbing
    Hello everyone I'm a huge noob on this type of work, but have a father that can help me with anything if we find an answer. I bought my house about a year ago, and after the house inspection I was told I needed to have the corroded nipples on the water heater replaced and so I had this done...
  7. HVAC
    Hello, I have a Dunkirk XEB-6 furnace. First, the pressure was a little bit high around 25 psi. The manual said that the pressure should between 12 and 20 psi. I thought that the relief valve is not working. so i went ahead and tested it by lifting the lever and releasing some water. after...
  8. Plumbing
    We have been having an issue with our water pressure. Starts out fine eventually trickles off to a very very slow stream. Flush a toilet while a fixture is running and it falls off completely. Showers are impossible! I will attempt to attach photos to assist in understanding my set up. Well...
  9. HVAC
    Hi guys, first time posting but also first time trying to figure out owning a boiler. I recently started looking at the pressure gauge on my boiler since it has started kicking in to heat the house. Everything is fine, comfort wise, now that I bled quite a bit of air out of the system but I'm...
  10. Plumbing
    We just had our hot water heater replaced. We use to have a 55 gal unit mounted near the ceiling of our garage (12 ft ceilings) and now we have an 80 gal unit mounted on the floor. Ever since the replacement we have noticed that the hot water does not come out of ANY faucet with the pressure...
  11. Plumbing
    I recently replaced the hot water connection for my clothes washing machine - where the hose connects to the hot water line. It connects just above the faucet on one of those old concrete tubs in the basement. The old connection was corroded and leaking. I thought I did the replacement just...
  12. Plumbing
    the water pressure is pretty low in my house. not so low that i can't use something but low enough to annoy me. the main water valve in the yard is wide opened and all valves in the house are wide open. i don't know how big of a pipe i have leading into the house. I have already put the...
  13. Plumbing
    Hi everyone, I'm new to DIY chatroom, but not to DIY...I'm a middle school science teacher by training, but a DIYer by choice. I've was a carpenter's helper in the summers for about 5 years, and then out off and on by myself when the kids weren't home. Here's my problem...I recently replaced my...
  14. HVAC
    Hello again, A couple days ago I posted this thread, over here. I was set straight on how to purge the air from my pipes after I did some work on the system. However, after using the manual fill lever on my auto-fill valve and letting the system drain and push the air out of the system my...
  15. Plumbing
    My hot water pressure drastically reduced last week. A few local plumbers in the area say it's calcium. per their direction i removed the hot water handle in the shower and all the parts until i got to the valve it's self. it's a plastic piece that seems to be glued in there. is there a way to...
  16. Plumbing
    I have an older home (1940's) that I bought last year. The water pressure seemed OK when I bought it, but after I moved in I realized the hot water pressure is lacking. In the kitchen I get good cold pressure and bad hot pressure...in the bathroom sink it's the same, but the main problem is in...
  17. Plumbing
    Shortened the post to this (long story) Basics: House is a rental I inherited. I live 8 hrs away and have to fix in my spare time due to lack of funds. House was built in 1950's. Been vacant for about 4yrs due to slow progress of repairs. Water was turned off (at main) for much of that time...
  18. Plumbing
    I have a well with a submersible pump about 30' out from the pressure switch and 6 gallon pressure tank. I want to move the tank around to the back of the house. Are there any issues with moving the tank further away from the well/pump location (I was planning 1 1/4" pipe for the extension)...
  19. Plumbing
    Hi all. After a 10 hour blackout here at -20 celsius, my old boiler won't get up above 8psi and the relief valve has a steady stream of water coming out of it. Suffice to say, 8psi isnt going to get water up to three floors of rads! I have reviewed the info here and on other sites and believe...
  20. Plumbing
    Hello, I recently replaced a gummed up pressure switch (plugged with sediment). I replaced the switch with the standard switch off the shelf at the hardware store which was a 30/50 psi switch (this was the only type they had stocked). I didn't realize it until afterwards that the switch I...
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