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Is turning off water to outside faucet at 20 degrees okay?

November 19, 2018, 1:08 am

I have an out door faucet which is fed from a pipe in my basement. The basement temperature is never less than 70 degrees. The pipe to the outside goes through a concrete block wall to the outside ... Read more »

Opportunity for licensed Plumbers

October 30, 2018, 7:08 pm

(North of Boston) Job Duration: 2 months Pay Rate: $81.00/hr Per Diem: $70.00/days worked, client is providing housing on a cruise ship in addition to the per diem Hours: 60 hrs/week Scope: Commer... Read more »

Radiator valve

October 21, 2018, 4:06 pm

Taking radiator off wall for plastering. Have drained it but can't turn the bolt on the main valve? I'm sure it's supposed to be turned downwards. Read more »

Cable ran through Sewer line

August 20, 2018, 4:29 pm

Local company fixed damage. I was wondering is this fix gonna hold. What guarantee should I ask for. They want me to sign a liabilty waiver. Photo shows how they fixed. Read more »

Sewer smell coming from open pipe?

August 11, 2018, 6:30 pm

Hello! I have a sewer smell that seems to be coming from a pipe between the 1st floor and the roof. The pipe has no cap on the inside. Is this normal? Read more »

Constant spluttering

July 27, 2018, 12:04 pm

Hi. I've been trying to solve an issue for a dental practice with their water. It splutters as if there is air being pushed out on both hot and cold. It's a combi system (all mains pressure). This is... Read more »

Identify this bathtub fixture

May 20, 2018, 10:21 pm

I have this fixture on a clawfoot tub in a rental.I want to install a hand held shower but not sure what to do with this fitting.There is no spout just what looks like a quick connect fitting https:/... Read more »

Rain king 1950 yard sprinkler

April 29, 2018, 6:20 pm

I have a 1950s rain king yard sprinkler that is missing one of the water diverter tips. Do you know where i could find a replacement? Read more »

radiator was moved, I want to get rid of the exposed valve.

January 18, 2018, 5:26 pm

had to move a radiator in my kitchen to install a fridge. the valve is sticking up out of the hardwood. I have access to the steam pipe below where the old radiator was. can I cut this and cap... Read more »

Hot water line to bath tub

December 5, 2017, 2:56 am

Have very low hot water pressure and also have hard water cut wall open and found this what are your thoughts Read more »

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insulation of water pipes behind the wall of a finished attic

rating: 5

We live in the Boston area. We bought our current house a year ago. The attic is finished with heat. This past winder, all the water pipes to the attic's bathroom got frozen on a very cold day. We ha... Read more »

venturi injectors for chlorine?

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has anyone tried using a venturi/suction injector for chlorination? i've seen some injectors made by mazzei that look interesting, but they require a pressure differential to get the venturi suction ... Read more »

Clogged drain & drywall

rating: 5

We had our house remodeled 18 months ago. The drywallers may have used the utility sink for more than just water. The sink drain was clogged after words so I successfully snaked it out. Now after som... Read more »

Toilet clogs frequently

rating: 5

I know this has been discussed before, and I've done a lot of reading about this problem and some troubleshooting. I'm almost ready to throw the toilets out and buy new ones. I've been in the house ... Read more »

Where can I find a 3/4" showerhead

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The plumbing is setup for a 3/4 shower head and then necked down to 1/2. Is there such a thing as 3/4 shower head and where would I find one? Thanks -- -Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler- Read more »

Baxi Bermuda Balanced Flue

rating: 5

After 15 - 20 mins. boiler shuts off and goes into lockout mode. This occurs in both water only and water & heat modes. Have changed the probe, thermostat and thermocoupling. Also changed gas valve a... Read more »

Radiator valve

rating: 5

Taking radiator off wall for plastering. Have drained it but can't turn the bolt on the main valve? I'm sure it's supposed to be turned downwards. Read more »

Stem valve won't keep handle upright

rating: 5

Folks: I recently replaced the stem valve on a Moen faucet on the kitchen sink. The new valve fixed the leak, but the problem is that it isn't stiff enough to keep the lift-up handle upright when I... Read more »

Water regulation goofy

rating: 5

When my sprinklers come on, I lose regulation and I could use some help diagnosing the problem. My regulator is a Watts ND 35. The inlet pipe is 3/4. The regulator adjusts the pressure, a... Read more »

Pipe wrench marks

rating: 5

I was refurbishing a steam generator for a piece of food service equipment and I was assembling a small water manifold made out of galvanized pipe and I was using several pipe wrenches and a pair of ... 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.