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  1. Plumbing
    I noticed a leak under my sink today. It is coming from a compression water inlet (braided pipe) that connects to my RO filter and sink tap. I tried tightening the nut but it increased the leak flow. What should I do? I am trying to avoid replacing the pipe as it’s very difficult to reach and I...
  2. Windows and Doors
    Hi folks! My wife and I recently moved into a pre-WWI apartment that is in mostly pretty good shape. As you can see in the pictures, the interior framing on the large window in our bedroom is separating from the wall. There are no obvious signs of water damage, and the window itself looks to be...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, I am currently working on building a driveway. i have dug out the area for the driveway but I’m having a big problem. Here in north east Florida we get a lot of rain this time around. So at the end of the driveway a huge puddle forms and create nothing but mud, this is not good for...
  4. Plumbing
    Hi All, I recently moved into a new place and have discovered that the bathtub isn't properly sealed. There are cracks in the caulk at two corners that I believe are allowing water to run down the wall and get underneath the bathtub. I had a feeling water was getting underneath the floor...
  5. Plumbing
    I noticed when my neighbors sprinklers are on I could hear running water in my house, so I went out and looked at my water meter and the dial was moving. So I turned my water supply off and the neighbors sprinklers did not stop running, but I could not hear the running water anymore. When I...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We added proper drainage and graded the yard. But when I rains very hard I still get some pooling. And the pooling is where the kentucky blue grass didn't grow (week 3). I re-seeded the bare spots, and used thin layer of manure compost to cover. after the yard dries, and the KBG gets a bit...
  7. Painting
    Hey All, noticed these 2 blotchy spots on my drywall ceiling and just curious if this is something more to worry about (water damage) or is this just a uneven surface and reflection from my flooring/sunlight? I did put a moisture reader too it and it said dry
  8. Roofing/Siding
    Please help if anyone knows why this is happening. The water droplets only appear in this spot.
  9. Windows and Doors
    Hi! I recently had my carport door with window replaced. Today I noticed a slight weeping (a few drops) at the exterior, lower left corner of window. Not evidently from the weep holes. This occurred when pushing on the handle, as we entered. The temperatures lately have fluctuated a lot...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    How would you rate this window installation 1. flashing not even adhered properly to wood 2. Wrap around windows not flat, will allow water to pool 3. Tons of dirt and mud under flashing 4. Torn flashing 5. Plank is angled inwards rather than outwards, allowing water to stream inwards rather...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hi all, this is a continuation of a project I've had a couple questions about and people have been very helpful with, but I wanted to start a new thread since it's a specific issue. I have a new porch that was built a couple weeks ago and it's 4 in below the old threshold come which is wood...
  12. Plumbing
    The pressure in my kitchen sink when using the hot water is very low. I cleaned the aerator and also disconnected the line from the valve. There seems to be a slow but steady stream of water continuing to come up from the pipe when the hot water valve was turned off. Any ideas? I’m very...
  13. Plumbing
    Hello, Below you can see the plumbing where it is current and where I would like it to go. We are going to stack our washer dryer is the plan. To solve for moving the water I am going to cut out the copper and go from copper to pex. Questions 1. When I relocate the drain can I leave the...
  14. 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...
  15. Plumbing
    For extreme cold temperatures, has anyone tried to Plumb hot water through cold water lines to prevent freezing? (And a trickle of water flow of course) Other ideas to stop freezing without using heating tape? (I'm worried about fire)
  16. Building & Construction
    New construction with slab concrete foundation...house is approx 1/3 completed with a roof and windows in place but no insulation/working HVAC/running water yet. We did have around 11 inches of snow that recently melted but I’m sort of perplexed as to where the water came from (I am assuming...
  17. Plumbing
    Our kitchen sink faucet (Rohl R77v3) keeps having flow problems. The first time, both hot & cold water slowed to a trickle. I replaced the sink hose and the problem disappeared. A couple months later, the hot water flow became weak but cold was fine. I replaced the faucet cartridge and nothing...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hi, I live in an old Spanish-style 1930's house in California. I was digging a hole to put a plant in the courtyard and I uncovered a metal grate which, when removed, revealed an old clay pipe. The pipe must run all the way underneath the house because I see the same pipe come out underneath the...
  19. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi I just moved into a not so new apartment. I suppose it got its last renovation like 30 years ago. Anyway, as it's a rented place, and the rent is low I don't really mind. What I don't like is my shower. The shower is actually a sitting shower with a tub. I don't want to sit in a tub just to...
  20. Plumbing
    I am replacing my tankless HWH soon. I have a few questions related to the new unit. 1. My municipality provides 7 CW natural gas pressure for my residential line. If I buy a tankless HWH that is rated for 8 CW, will it run? 2. How often do I REALLY need to descale the tankless HWH with white...
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