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Is a plumber the person to do a yearly check on my sump pump

Is a plumber the person to do a yearly check on my sump pump and tell me if I have a check valve to prevent back flow or can I have a maintenance man do this? Where exactly is the backflow valve and what does it look like?I tried to trigger the sump pump last summer by filling it from the hose but I couldn't get it to go high enough because the water kept leaking through the holes in the sump pit. Is this normal?

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My hot water heater has a gh pitched hum. Is there a problem

My hot water heater has a high pitched hum. Is there a problem with the heater?JA: Sometimes plumbing issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Plumber I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.Customer: That's it... An annoying hum. It is a 10 year old gas heater. No problems with water tempJA: Is there anything else the Plumber should be aware of?Customer: It's not been drained is some timeJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Plumber about your situation and then connect you two.

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My main water shut off valve in the garage hums whenever any

My main water shut off valve in the garage hums whenever any water is turned on in the house. House is 2 years old.JA: Sometimes plumbing issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Plumber I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.Customer: That's all there is to it.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Plumber should know?Customer: NoJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Plumber about your situation and then connect you two.

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Pearl; I am hearing a high pitch sound in the kitchen - the

Hello Pearl; I am hearing a high pitch sound in the kitchen - the sound is muffled a little if I run water directly into the sink containing the garbage disposal.JA: Sometimes plumbing issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Plumber I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.Customer: did you get my previous message? It has all the detailsJA: Is there anything else the Plumber should be aware of?Customer: I shut off the breaker for the entire house - sound was still thereJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Plumber about your situation and then connect you two.

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What would cause a a pressure reducing valve to malfunction

what would cause a a pressure reducing valve to malfunction and the 1/4" pvc hosing to pop out

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I have a clean water source with a medium irrigation pump

I have a clean water source with a medium irrigation pump which runs between 65-75 GPM 24/7 all summer. Currently, I pump the water via 3" pipe out to a system of sprinklers that spread the water around the property. I need to switch my household potable water to use this source. Can I Y or T into the current output, hook it up to the house and have water all summer just from the existing pressure of the pump?

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I have a KWC kitchen faucet that has low water flow. I have

I have a KWC kitchen faucet that has low water flow. I have a new cartridge, I have removed the set screw with an allan key but the top will not come off. also there is a plastic round insert on the back of the faucet. does it need to be removed before I can take the unit apart,. How do I take off the top to expose the cartridge for replacement?

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What causes a (new) knocking sound in my water pipes?

What causes a (new) knocking sound in my water pipes?

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I have an outside faucet that sprays water when connected

Hello, I have an outside faucet that sprays water when connected to a hose. At first I thought it was a washer for the hose but when I looked the actual metal parts that is above the connection has tiny holes all around like a 360. It's hard to use this connection which is wasting water as well. Any suggestions to fix this issue

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