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Is this a sump pump pit?


September 7, 2017, 5:17 pm

Hi all, Ok so I live in Maine, a little higher than sea level, there is what I am assuming to be a sump pump pit in the basement of the house I just bought. It is in a corner and the floor slopes tha... Read more »

sewer line issue/repair


August 12, 2017, 3:06 am

Looking for a bit of advice. Found out Monday we had leakage in the back alley from our sewer line. Plumbers came Tuesday and determined they had to dig down to the main sewer line. The long and shor... Read more »

bubbling toilet during clothes washing


June 9, 2017, 10:02 pm

My house is about 45 yrs old. Over the years I had bubbles come up thru the toilet-no soap. Seemed to stop after replacing toilet w/ pressure flush type.a few years ago. About 7 weeks ago, toilet ove... Read more »

How to Deal with Unexpected Plumbing Problems?


November 2, 2016, 12:00 pm

Plumbing probPlumbing issues disturb our normal life so badly that we are left with option none other than calling in a professional. Most of the homeowner’s try to fix plumbing problems on their ... Read more »

How to lift oven


November 1, 2016, 9:20 pm

I have a gas pipe behind my oven that is too far away from the wall for me to push my oven back all the way. The previous owners used an appliance roller to lift their oven high enough place push it ... Read more »

rough in for a toilet replacement


October 28, 2016, 5:44 pm

my rough in is 13 from center of bolt to wall. Current toilet is 1 3/4 from back wall. What size toilet rough in do I need? Read more »

Potterton fireside black beauty 35/51 back boiler the pilot light keep goin...


October 22, 2016, 2:11 pm

Hello I hope someone can help with this one. I have an old Potterton fireside black beauty 35/51 back boiler. until this morning it was running fine. It flamed up fine and the heating/water came on... Read more »

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 »

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Immersion heater question

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Hello I have an issue with my immersion heater I was hoping the group might be able to help me with. I am on Economy 7 and since the clocks went back, the immersion heater is not heating the water up... Read more »

Pyrolox vs. Birm media for iron removal

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anyone have any experience or insight on the relative performance of these 2 media for removal of clear-water iron? thx, w Read more »

Basic pluming question please!

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Dear NG, I live in a tenement on the lower east side of nyc on the fourth floor. In my bathroom, both the tub and sink drain into the same main drain and get routed down from there. Question, what i... Read more »

Toilet vent stack/ diagnosing trouble?

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Got a 70-'s era 2-story house, two toilets share a stack, one upstairs, one down. The upstairs one does not flush fully with any consistency, I mean to say the bowl doesn't really exchange a full lo... Read more »

can anyone identify the maker of this valve?

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or is there a way or place to search for valve manufacturers by photographs of the valves? i need to get orings/gaskets for it.. it was used in a condominium in las vegas nevada thanks http://pages... Read more »

Plumbing Practice in UK & Singapore

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Dear Sir, I am now working on a project to compare the different practices of the installation, application and inspection of inside building water supply systems in different countries. I am parti... Read more »

How to lift oven

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I have a gas pipe behind my oven that is too far away from the wall for me to push my oven back all the way. The previous owners used an appliance roller to lift their oven high enough place push it ... Read more »

faulty lock shield valve ??

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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 »

SUMP PUMP VALVE REQUIREMENT

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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 »

a toilet's stability

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Where should a floor mounted toilet get most of its stability from? Is it where it primarily from being bolted down or is the grout a significant factor in its stability? Thanks in advance, Chris Read more »

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