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I'm experiencing a very loud sound that appears to be coming

Hello. I'm experiencing a very loud sound that appears to be coming from underground. It occurs pretty consistently about every hour (I logged the times). I tried the water hammer theory but it did not change anything. The sounds occurs whether or not I use water or don't use any water. It sounds as if a very heavy vault door is closing and it shakes my house. My house 2600 Sq feet and is only 6 years old. Nobody has been able to provide any assistance and it's becoming very frustrating. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Need some help figuring out why my toilet keeps running.

Need some help figuring out why my toilet keeps running. Have replaced the flapper unit and initially appears to be fine but slowly starts running. Help?

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I am fixing an old-fashioned soaker tub drain. I did

I am fixing an old-fashioned soaker tub drain. I did everything as recommended: thread sealant, new gasket, plumber's putty, the whole nine yards, and the water still drips through to my basement. I strongly suspect it is not a drain problem but something else. But what could it be? Any ideas very welcome. Detailed pictures attached.

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Looking of anode rod on my Giant electric water heater to

Hi looking for location of anode rod on my Giant electric water heater to remove it thanks. I will take a picture of the top of the heater

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1. Which of the following statements about the production of

1.   Which of the following statements about the production of fixtures with vitrified porcelain is true?  A. It's fast and inexpensive.  B. It involves extremely high temperatures.  C. The process has been abandoned.  D. A sturdy metal base is required.2.   What is the best treatment for removing organic chemicals such as benzene or chloroform from water?  A. Using an activated charcoal filter  B. Adding soda ash or caustic soda  C. Filtering by reverse osmosis  D. Chlorinating the water3.   Which of the following statements about sodium hypochlorite is true?  A. It's effective in removing organic chemicals.  B. It's a mineral found naturally in most private wells.  C. It's used in water softeners for ion exchange.  D. It's the chemical compound that makes up bleach.4.   Which of the following additives will neutralize acidic water?      A. Hydrogen sulfide  B. Chlorine  C. Potassium permanganate  D. Soda ash5.   The amount of air pressure in a water-pressure storage tank is      A. always maintained at 50 psi.  B. removed by a vacuum break.  C. referred to as supercharge.  D. directly related to the supply piping diameter.6.   A sample of water is pH 5. Which of the following words describes this water?  A. Alkaline  B. Acidic  C. Hard  D. Neutral7.   One possible treatment for dissolving calcium and magnesium is through the process of  A. pasteurization.  B. reverse osmosis.  C. distillation.  D. filtration.8.   Which process closes the well's top?  A. Sealing  B. Grouting  C. Filling  D. Capping9.   Which sentence about using a zeolite water softener as a water treatment is true?  A. There may be an increase of salt in your diet.  B. The zeolite will kill any bacteria in the water.  C. The filter cartridge must be replaced regularly.  D. It requires a soda ash /chlorine tank.10.   Forcing a well point into the ground produces a _______ well.      A. forced  B. drilled  C. driven  D. bored11.   Which of the following is not a potential source of ground-water pollution?  A. Livestock feedlots  B. Surface water evaporation  C. Underground fuel tanks  D. Waste disposal sites12.   Exposing water to ultraviolet light is an effective way to  A. kill bacteria.  B. dissolve gasses.  C. measure impurity levels.  D. remove dissolved minerals.13.   Tapping a municipal water supply for a new residence would most likely      A. improve alkaline pH levels.  B. occur only where shallow wells are common.  C. help remove air from the municipal system.  D. not interrupt the neighbor's water supply.14.   Water containing bacteria, protozoa parasites, and viruses is made potable through treatment with  A. an activated charcoal filter.  B. chlorine.  C. a clarifier filter.  D. a sediment filter.15.   Which of the following well installation methods is best for producing the deepest wells?      A. Rotary drilled  B. Dug  C. Percussion drilled  D. Driven16.   Water is decontaminated by being forced through a membrane in a process known as  A. ultraviolet purification.  B. reverse osmosis.  C. distillation.  D. backflushing.17.   A well extends into _______ to obtain water.  A. the frost line  B. the sand layer  C. soil and clay  D. an aquifer18.   A submersible pump's capacity depends on the  A. size of its check valve.  B. number of stages.  C. size of the pressure tank it supplies.  D. level of backpressure from fixtures installed in the plumbing system.19.   What kind of pump employs a venturi tube to increase water pressure?  A. Helical  B. Centrifugal  C. Lift  D. Jet20.   Most modern shower bases  A. come in standard sizes.  B. are made from recycled materials.  C. are no longer produced from plastics.  D. are installed after the surrounding walls are finished.

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9 year old gas water tank in Austin Texas. 12 year guarantee

9 year old gas water tank in Austin Texas. 12 year guarantee Rheem tank, the best I could buy, and professionally installed. It pops a lot when heating. I replaced the anode a few months ago. Old one was 90% intact, but so covered with white/brown minerals that I had a hard time just getting it out. Rheem tank is supposed to be maintenance free, and the plumber who installed it told me there was never a need to drain it. I have however drained it several times in recent months. Some sand and white flecks comes out of there, but the sediment is not heavy and after a 30 minute full force flush I might get a spoonful or two of sediment out of there, nothing more. I tried two vinegar flushes. 40 gallon tank. I used 3 gallons of vinegar in half a tank. Let it sit there six hours. Second time I drained the whole tank, and added 4 gallons of pure vinegar. This time I let it sit there 12 hours. Some small black flecks came out, and some more sand, but the water heater still pops and crackles when heating. I do not have a water softener. Sometimes the shower head will clog with minerals, but I can always wipe them off with my finger to restore full flow, and the white clothes come out of the washer OK, so I don't think my water is too hard. I honestly don't know what is on the bottom of the tank. It can't be too thick, or it wouldn't drain so easily. I think it is sand that flushes out in very small quantities, but I'm not sure. It seems to be a darker color than the minerals that were built up on the anode. Other than the popping noise after taking a shower, the water heater seems to work fine. I'm wondering if there is some way to clean it out, or whether to just replace it. I obviously don't want an unpredictable failure requiring an emergency replacement.d On the other hand this this thing offered a lifetime warranty with the professional installation that I paid for.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: The popping noise started about 3 years ago, or so. Most noticeable during the winter months after taking a shower. The tank sits in the attic, so the popping noise seems to echo via the ceiling. Annoying, but not terrible.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No, I think that pretty much sums it up. Feel free to ask any more questions with regards ***** ***** I may have neglected to mentionJA: The Plumber's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost.Customer: understood

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How are you I need help please I have so many questions: 1)

Hi , how are you I need help please I have so many questions :1) to avoid unwanted wear , ropes used for hoisting loads should not be :- exposed to sunlight- kept dry-coiled-run across sharp edged2)what is the pressure on the bottom of a water tank filled to a depth of 4 feet?-1,73psi-184,2psi-249.6psi-62.4psi3)model plumbing codes are intended to-standardize pipe and fitting sizes-provide example codes that can be locally adopted- protect the health and sfety of plumbers-standardize fixture styles4) A column of water 10 feet tall exerts a pressure of ........pounds per square foot at the base?-624-124.8-62.4-1445)tools,fittings, and lightweight supplies can be safely and efficiently passed to workers on a scaffold, whose height measures 15 feet ,by employing a .......attached to the scaffold-lift platform-winch crane-lever hoist-hoist standard6) if friction produces head loss of 11 feet per 100 feet of 1/2-inch copper pipe, what will the pressure loss be for 50 feet of this same pipe?-4,73psi-12,7psi-5,5psi-2,365psi7) removing the metal burr from the inside of pipe is knows as-oxidizing-fluxing-reaming-brazing8)plumbing installations must be inspected-after the water supply piping is extended inside the foundation-before the fixtures are purchased-before the pipes in the walls are covered-before the water heater is installed9) to homes share the same water main. Home A is located 20 feet higher than home , B . If home A's inlet water pressure measures 60 psi, what would you expect the inlet pressure to measure at home B?-60.86psi-68.6psi-64.3psi-686psi10) Apllya coat of ...... To keep a wooden ladder structurally sound and functioning well-clear sealer-oil-based paint-linseed oil-metallic paint

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I have an a.o. promax water heater corrosion on the nippleI

I have an a.o. Smith promax water heater corrosion on the nippleI caused it to fail. Was wondering if the nipple is replaceable

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I've temporarily moved to the Philippines. I'm having

I've temporarily moved to the Philippines. I'm having trouble with using the tap water. What can i do inexpensively to use the water?

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