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I want to replace my 15 year old sump pump and back up sump

I want to replace my 15 year old sump pump and back up sump pump. I waswondering the best brands for my new sump. I wanted to install a liberty water powered backup pump. I had a plumber come to quote the job and he told me it would be a mistake to install it. It gets goo reviews. Now I'm just confused.

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Rick

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I have an outside spigot that must have had a slow leak and

I have an outside spigot that must have had a slow leak and now it's frozen. There is no hose attached but there is now ice inside the spigot.. The pipe has not burst but we have more cold weather on the way. What can I do until the weather warms to keep the pipe from bursting..JA: What's the make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?Customer: Don't know the make an model and it's about 22 years old...JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: No.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not that I know of...

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Is there such a thing as a needle valve that will, also,

Is there such a thing as a needle valve that will, also, serve as a anti-back flow mechanism, or do you have to use another type valve and a ball valve, which will serve as a anti-back flow? I want to tightly control the flow and have it not back-flow at the same time. If I use a seat valve, it may not be able to strictly control the flow. Am I making any sense?

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WCohn

Journeyman Plumber

Journeyman License

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My supply pipes pipe is squealing very loudly when different

My supply pipes pipe is squealing very loudly when different fixtures are run upstairs like the dishwasher, washing machine and various faucets. It's been doing it for about eight months. It only steals downstairs

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Need approximate estimate for plumbing work needed for a

Need approximate estimate for plumbing work needed for a home I am considering buying. It is a 1997 bult, Single story 2900 Square foot residence. The Home Inspection Report is attached with this message.Basically these are main concerns found in Home Inspectors Report:1. PSI 90. How much would it cost to install pressure reducing device and would this result in any damages in the short term ?2. Temperate and Pressure Relief Valve on water heater not functional.3. Does water heater need to be replaced soon ?Brand & Model: GE SG50T12AVH00Serial # GELN(###) ###-####Age: 07/20064. On Sprinkler System - backflow preventer system uncertain if working alright.5. Any other issues that will need replacement or repair within 1-2 years.Thank you so much!

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WCohn

Journeyman Plumber

Journeyman License

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1. No water pressure in house, starts out strong but goes

1. No water pressure in house, starts out strong but goes down to trickle in 10 seconds2. new water meter installed by water company, new irrigation system installed 1 week later.3. Irrigation system has an outside tap 3 feet from water meter, house is on slab no basement.4. No pressure regulator or shut off valve can be found in house.5. 78 lbs pressure at hose connection and back-flow. irrigation system will run perfect, if a faucet is turned on in house irrigation system continues to run perfect, faucet and house pressure goes to 0 lbs.Water tap checked, All OK

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Rick

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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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Billy

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State Licensed Mechanical Contractor

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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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Rick

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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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