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sewer gas smell
We recently had our basement redone,, a new slab poured and new underground sewer drawings installed. Traps were installed for all new fixture locations. The work was completed about 2 months ago.....
14 years ago 10
 
Washing Machine Install
I'm replumbing my laundry room to accomodate a stacked washer & dryer and have two questions about the drain pipe. 1) The old drain, a 1 1/2" ABS standpipe, doesn't appear to have a trap. Is this...
14 years ago 6
 
Carbon monoxide
I have a CH boiler on my landing - a Potterton Flamingo 20 -30. I also have a carbon monoxide alarm across the landing from it and just recently the alarm has gone off a couple of times. I know the...
14 years ago 4
 
Anyone familiar with well water?
We have had problems with our well and need a new well.How long does it take to put one in and when can we use it? We have no water ie: shower,sink,toilet. Thank you for your time. Depending on your...
14 years ago 4
 
Tankless electric water heater vs. conventional
I am looking to replace my rented hot water tank and I have read what appears to be all good things about going with a tankless electric hot water heater over the stand up 60 gallon type I have now......
15 years ago 9
 
Water Hammer Problem
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 water...
15 years ago 6
 
Peninsula kitchen sink vent
I have a kitchen sink that is on a peninsula cabinet. That is, it is not a complete island, and the plumbing comes to it through the half-wall behind it. The original construction had a bar level...
15 years ago 1
 
Noisy Central Heating Pump
When I turn on my domestic central heating there is an initial sound of a surge of air bubbles in the area of the pump. There is a bleeder valve at a height of about four feet over the pump. I find...
15 years ago 3
 
IRS Milage Rate Increases
For any of you who are charging off personal vehicle use by the mile, an accountant friend just tipped me off that the IRS has increased the per mile allowance to 48.5 cents for the rest of the year:...
15 years ago
 
Lubricant for PVC
Is there a lubricant that is safe for PVC that I may have around the house? I want to be able to take apart PVC pipe joints easily and repeatedly. I don't want to glue them together... ever....
15 years ago 17
 
Toilet won't flush without detergent added
I have two toilets that do not want to flush most of the time. They share a wall so that they are back-to-back and I am sure they share a common pipe. The trouble started without warning yesterday and...
15 years ago 4
 
Garbage disposal leak ?
Hi newsgroup. I have a garbage disposal that leaks at the mounting gasket when operated with water filled to a level a few inches or more above the bottom of the sink. I just reinstalled the disposer...
15 years ago 3
 
Smell under Kitchen Sink!
Hi all Can I pick your brains please? I have an awful smell under my kitchen sink. I have been told that it is a 'foul soapy water' smell! I have taken all the waste pipes out and washed them in...
15 years ago 7
 
Is there a way around the 2.5 GPM shower head rule.
Does anyone make a showerhead with a higher flow rate than 2.5 gpm, maybe in Europe? I have no idea where you may have heard this, but can you spell "drill press"? Jeff dig the water saver out of it...
15 years ago 3
 
closed-loop hydro radiant floor system
i am in the finishing stages of hooking up my hydro heating sytem in my new concrete floor. my system is a bit different than usual, as i have no constant water feed to the system. i am coming out the...
15 years ago 13