Causes of hot water discolouration

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After being on vacation my hot water is discoloured (brown) for a while then clears up. Does this mean I need a new electric hot water tank? I have been in this house for nine and half years and the house was eighteen months old when I moved in so the tank is 11 years old. Thank you for answering this ... View more
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Car issue.

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My car was recently in the garage to fix the breaks.  Now I have NO breaks whatsoever.  I put brake fluid in it, but it just runs right out.  Then the battery also joined the invisible generation, and it will not start. In fact, it’s supposed to be a new battery, but it bulges in the cold here and we ... View more
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Boiler not shutting down with low water

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My steam boiler Crown JS52EI fills up and the sight glass shows way lower than mark on boiler. Should be 3/4 up in sight glass but stops taking automatic water feed when about 2-3 inches are visible in the sight glass. The burner does not shut off even if you test it by draining the water and steam started coming ... View more
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Toilet tank filling too slowly

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I have two identical toilets. One is having a problem filling the tank quickly. It runs for a longer time and the water pressure in the bottom of the tank at the shank washer, which shoots water is bubbling and not a strong flow. The turn off value is also not really great. The refill tube water has somewhat normal pressure. View more
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Banging noise coming from water pipes

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The pipes in the home have become increasingly loud, with knocks and bangs occurring from the sudden closing of a tap to running the dishwasher or laundry machine. The likely cause is a main feed that has loose straps. Is there any smart way to locate these and reclamp as needed? With minimal tearing  of drywall, floor boards etc. View more
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