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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 »

Septic tank help needed

November 22, 2017, 1:50 am

I have a septic tank. Whenever we do laundry or let out bath water gurgling sounds start & water seeps out from under the toilet. We snaked the toilet, snaked the bathtub, got under the house cleane... Read more »

Shower cover for shower

November 9, 2017, 6:44 pm

After the renovation we found that the shower drain cover is higher than the pavement and the water does not drain completely. How do you solve the problem? Read more »

A leak of sewage on the wall

November 1, 2017, 10:36 am

I had a leakage of sewage in the wall on the wall, should I disinfect the wall and if so what material Read more »

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 »

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insulation of water pipes behind the wall of a finished attic

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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 »

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 »

shower diverter

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Hello...hope someone has an idea that might be helpful.... I just bought a new home. My master bath has the shower head, cold faucet knob, hot faucet knob, diverter knob in between the H&C knobs, an... 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 »


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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 »

Septic tank help needed

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I have a septic tank. Whenever we do laundry or let out bath water gurgling sounds start & water seeps out from under the toilet. We snaked the toilet, snaked the bathtub, got under the house cleane... Read more »

Turbo flush

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Does any one know how to remove the electric moter on a Setma Turbo flush T12. I think it twists off but it is very tough to do. ( the toilet is blocked hence the need to get to the blockage). Mike. 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.