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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, 10:17 pm

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 is the pi... 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]http://www.homeownershub.com/img/4k[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.homeownershub.com/img/4l[/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 »

Plumbing for a home compressor


January 6, 2015, 4:41 pm

I'm planning to run 3/4 L copper for a small home use compressor to two drops. 95/5 solder for joints. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to go from the 3/4 inch copper to the NPT quick connecti... Read more »

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Plugged, slow toilet rating: 5

Here in our condo we own the toilet because it is not original. We do not own the plumbing behind the wall or under the floor. Condo maintenance's main job is to insure that all problems are the ... 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 »

Clogged toilet, & orangeburg pipes. rating: 5

What finally worked. We discovered the builder had used orangeburg pipe 45 years ago, and subsequently we had added a room with concrete floor, tiled, no crawl space, over the waste pipe to the septi... Read more »

How to Join Galvinized Pipe to Copper Pipe? rating: 5

What is the preferred method for joining galvanized pipe to copper pipe? One plumber told me he would thread the galvianized pipe the apply a fitting that would connect the copper pipe to the galva... Read more »

Options for replacing this valve? rating: 5

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The main valve to my house needs replacing. Here's a pic http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/3/11/1809238/valve.jpg Any helpful tips I should be aware of first - other than shutting off the water co. v... Read more »

SUMP PUMP VALVE REQUIREMENT rating: 5

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 »

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 »

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 »

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