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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

Anchoring Vertical Copper Water Supply to Studs (?) rating: 5

What are the best anchoring hardwares for anchoring copper water supply pipes to studs, but still allow enough room for plastic foam sleeve-style insulation? -- Thanks, croy Read more »

Nasty sewage odor in bathroom rating: 5

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Hello all ! We bought this great house last summer and have been experiencing sewage odors in the 2nd floor bathroom. Looking around the web, I've came to figure out this could be a venting problem, ... Read more »

Problem with old clay soil pipe rating: 5

Has anyone had the problem of connecting a modern 110 mm toilet pan outlet to a clay (1960's) soil pipe which seems to be about 7 inches diameter? Is there an adapter available ?(so far the plumbing... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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