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Water backing up from sump pump

October 21, 2016, 6:29 am

The sump pump installed 2 years ago is found to malfunction. During downpour, I can see water receding back all over the basement… When does this happen? Should I go for a complete replacement of t... Read more »

Problem with bathroom odors

May 5, 2016, 6:00 am

Hello, I am hoping some smart person can help me with ideas for identifying odor problems in my master bathroom. There are two subtle odors involved, one comes from near the two sinks, the other from... Read more »

Baxi 50/4 back boiler fault.

March 6, 2016, 3:57 pm

Boiler runs for @ 30 mins then ticks for half min then cut-out light comes on! engineer has replaced the 'spark gap' h t leads, & yesterday the pcb, he considered the gas valve but found during 'tick... Read more »

error code 128-whats the cause?

December 1, 2015, 9:38 am

my error code 128 come on a baxi neta tec 24kw What causes this and what is the reasonble cost of repairing it? Can any one please help Read more »

clamp on aquastat

September 24, 2015, 12:14 am

My daughter has an hot water unit heater hanging in the lower lever of her home, it is plumbed in the with the living area thermostat upstairs, so when the living area calls for heat, the unit he... Read more »

Re: Frozen pipes under ground in upstate NY cold winter

September 7, 2015, 10:44 pm

it? slab? Yes, visual look at it both tops of the U have caps that open. Pipes loook lie this... ----U---- where left dotted line is pipe from house then the U trap. The right dotted line ... Read more »

Well water

August 29, 2015, 10:12 pm

I have well water and this morning there is no water coming out of any of my faucets. It was fine this morning when I took a shower. 2 hours later no water coming out of anything. Could it be my w... Read more »

Please Help Me Identify this Kitchen Faucet

June 18, 2015, 7:04 pm

Can someone please help me with identifying the manufacture of this faucet, please? [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] Read more »

how to get maximum pressure and water volume at 300 foot distance.

May 11, 2015, 1:53 am

My well pump at the pressure tank is 45 psi. From one of my exterior facets I want to run a line to my garden located 300 feet away, to feed a trickle irrigation system consisting of 20 - 120' tric... Read more »

faulty lock shield valve ??

January 29, 2015, 7:26 pm

Hello. Have a cold radiator . It has a lock shield & TRV . I closed both valves opened the bleed screw & opened the TRV and as you would expect water came out. Closed TRV & opened the ... Read more »

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Options for replacing this valve? rating: 5

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The main valve to my house needs replacing. Here's a pic Any helpful tips I should be aware of first - other than shutting off the water co. v... Read more »

Well, 2 Tanks and 2 Houses, how to connect it all together? rating: 5

I've come up with a quick drawing of one of the I'm sure many ways to connect up our well to our two poly storage tanks and our 2 houses. So everything in the drawing w... Read more »

Installing drain pipe for rain run-off rating: 5

I've got to install a drain pipe from a low spot to the street gutter - = about 100 feet. Is there a formula to figure the maximum flowrate that = a 4-in pipe will carry using the 1/4 per foot slope... Read more »

second floor washer/dryer - floor drain liner? rating: 5

I'm moving the washer/dryer to the second floor. I'm installing an enclosed tiled floor with a floor drain to catch any leaks. (It's elevated 5 so that the laundry basket fits under the doors when ... Read more »

Retrieving screwdriver from toilet drain pipe? rating: 5

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Yes, I'm a dumbass. This has become quite apparent, so there's no need to remind me. Long story short, I dropped a 10 screwdriver tip-first down an open 2nd floor toilet drain pipe, and it is now stu... Read more »

Toilet not anchored!! rating: 5

I just purchased my first home, and the toilet seemed to move a bit more than I had ever seen. I checked the nuts and they seemed to be pretty tight, so I emptied the water out of the toilet and lif... Read more »

faulty lock shield valve ?? rating: 5

Hello. Have a cold radiator . It has a lock shield & TRV . I closed both valves opened the bleed screw & opened the TRV and as you would expect water came out. Closed TRV & opened the ... Read more »

Leaky sillcock rating: 5

I have a sillcock that recently started leaking. It had started to leak a little during the spring last year (May 07). I took the stem out and replaced the washer on the end. No more leaking. I come ... Read more »

Water Hammer Problem rating: 5

Hi All, I have a 2-year old house. In order to install several new hose bibbs, I recently shut off the main water supply at the gate valve where the pipe enters the house. After restoring the wat... Read more »


In my basement I have a sump pump that pumps up about 6 feet to the outside away from the house. That pump does not have a back flow value which has caused me no problems. Any water flowing back has... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.