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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Please help if anyone knows why this is happening. The water droplets only appear in this spot.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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)
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. HVAC
    I've had 2 companies come out in the past year for a 5 yr old unit. Both companies stated the piston may have been stuck as the first time a problem arose I had so much water coming out of the indoor handler and onto the floor. Company blew that out, refilled with freon and it was fine all...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    I am getting water in my basement which is directly under my front porch. This happen when we get heavy rain. *sorry the attachments are sideways, not sure why that happened* My deck floor is made out of pressure treated wood (see Front Porch attachment). I'm not sure what is underneath it...
  16. Plumbing
    I live in a three-level apartment building on the bottom floor. Whenever my upstairs neighbor drains their washer, water comes out of our standpipe and soaks the area around the washer and dryer. If I don't catch it quickly with the shop-vac then the water will make it to the carpet and soak it...
  17. Building & Construction
    Good Afternoon, I purchased a home a few years ago with a large deck attached. I came to find that the deck was installed by the previous owners, and was not to code. It was rotting and leaning, footings were falling apart, wood was not treated, and the biggest issue... there was no flashing or...
  18. Plumbing
    This is a long story...and no, it's not about a problem with the sump pump. The house was built with the basement below the water table, so the sump pump has to work continuously to keep the water out. The house sits on a low spot in the area where the houses behind it (for blocks and blocks)...
  19. Plumbing
    I tested my water pressure both inside and outside the house, and it's 130 PSI! This can't be right! No wonder my washer kept blowing water lines off their fittings! Does this mean the water regulator off the main line is bad? And how worried should I be about this? By the way, that gauge...
  20. 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...
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