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When venting, does your pipe have to exit the roof? Can you come out a gable end, and how far from gable vent do you have to be? Also does your vent pipe have to be 3 inches in diameter or can you use 2 inches all the way through? This is for a large shop/garage. ...
Ask a Plumber marcabeaver 5 months 392 views

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I want to use the space created for the chimney when I switched to hi efficiency furnace. However the water heater stack went up the same way. Can I vent a standard gas  water heater ( in the basement) out the side of the house at the floor level? Thanks in advance. ...
Ask a Plumber aalucas 5 months 309 views

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This just started.  When the faucet is running in the one sink, after about 15 seconds the water starts to pool in that sink and then the water comes up in the other sink.  Tried Liquid Plumr following the instructions, exactly, the problem not solved.  Tried Drano, same results.  Not a major problem unless the faucet is run for a ...
Ask a Plumber mamabura 5 months 464 views

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As indicated above, I live on an acreage.  Our water now behaves very strangely.  It starts out just fine but, it tapers off to no water at all.  I have checked my pressure tank, it is not leaking, the pressure is fine, I’m not sure what or how to proceed to figure out what and why this is happening. ...
Ask a Plumber Wlksome 5 months 376 views

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My boyfriend and I have had water seeping up through the basement floor from the hydrostatic pressure. We dug up the floor and put some drainage tile down and dug another hole for the sump pump basin and sump pump. All is installed but now we aren’t sure where we are supposed to drain the water from the sump pump. A little insight ...
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I need to connect a 1/4 o.d. plastic tube to a copper compression fitting on a tap. this is to connect up a furnace mounted humidifier. the rind (frrrule?) that came with the tap doesn’t suit the plastic. the humidifier end of the line has a nylon compression fitting with a plastic (nylon ring (ferrule). the hdwr store where I ...
Ask a Plumber ianmsweet 7 months 606 views

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Hi, my husband installed the free standing bathtub faucet.  Before he made sure that the water supply was coming through the hot and cold water hoses that slide in the long pipe to attach to faucet.  Everything was working.  He then set up the faucet but as he turned on the water, there was only a slow leak from the ...
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We currently have shallow well (licensed 20 ft deep x 6 ft diameter) beside a great creek,  but the soil sloughs and the galvanized culvert is failing. Currently the well is fed by a buried 4″ plastic pipe out into a pool. I need to be able to shut the supply off in order to clean / repair / replace ...
Ask a Plumber pvantine 7 months 468 views

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When having a shower or doing laundry water backs up into bathtub & sinks gurgle & we have to wait for about 1 hour before we can flush toilet. If we are not doing any of the above the toilet flushes just fine & the sinks drain good Please advise with what you think I should do for a fix I am on ...
Ask a Plumber gmarche77 7 months 387 views