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I have a Wellmate pressure tank situated in the crawl space

I have a Wellmate pressure tank situated in the crawl space - it is 24" diameter and 28" height. It is short-cycling and I am wondering whether I need to replace the tank? When I take the cap off at the top and depress the valve, air releases.

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Daniel Plourde

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How much leakage is appropriate at a hose bibb with integral

How much leakage is appropriate at a hose bibb with integral vacuum break? First pic is what was happening before plumber. Second pic is what plumber claims is good and to be expected after his repair. What I don't have a picture of is the flow from the "mushroom cap" that result when the hose is disconnected.

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Rick

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Plumbers - The front load washer in our laundry room

Hi Plumbers -The front load washer in our laundry room produces a sewer-like smell somehow. It peaks during the rinse cycle, although I can smell it somewhat during the agitation. A hose comes out of the bottom of the washer, curls over an edge into our laundry tub where it can drain. I've covered up the tub drain with a stopper to see if the smell is coming from there, but that doesn't seem to get rid of it. Also, when I put my nose down into the tub, it doesn't appear to be the source of the smell. It's strongest in that room. There are no leaks that I can find, and I cannot locate exactly where the smell comes from.What is this?

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Rick

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I have a hansgrohe shower head and tub faucet combo with

I have a hansgrohe shower head and tub faucet combo with thermostatic faucet handle...JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: It drips pretty regularly from teh shower head or the faucet. There seems to be no middle ground for the handle to prevent the dripping. Annoying, not severeJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: drip every few seconds to maybe 10 secondsJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I replaced the thermostatic cartridge, hoping that was it, but it does not seem to have resolved the issue

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We have a Price Pfister shower that is leaking. It was

We have a Price Pfister shower that is leaking. It was installed in 1993, the plumber came and said the parts are obsolete, that he'll have to cut the tile or cut the outside wall to get to the shower and install new parts. We called Price Pfister and they said they do have the replacement parts and sent cartridge number 974291 and stem number 971250. But when I received them, they look different than the pictures show what's currently in there currently. Do you have any recommendations? Are these the right parts? If not, do you have recommendations about which parts I do need? Here are some screenshots: http://screencast.com/t/gqZ4y5Cx http://screencast.com/t/sCZPi4atMBiC http://screencast.com/t/S0icirOF I'll be in and out all day, so I may not reply back immediately. Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Rick

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I noticed wetness along baseboards between two bathrooms a

Hi, I noticed wetness along baseboards between two bathrooms a couple of days ago & immediately called home warranty, they sent a plumber yesterday who first checked the meter & said it was not moving when all water was off, explored the two bathrooms & determined that it was a leak coming from under one toilet so he replaced the seal. If he is right, then a lot of water must have leaked out because the slate floor in that room is still quite wet as is the floor by the baseboards in the adjacent bathroom & hallway. I fear that the water soaked into the slate & then went under the wall & has soaked into the wood inside the wall since if it was just on the surface it should have at least started to show signs of drying out. What do you think I should do now? Should I call the plumber back, or should I assume he was right and call somebody about the water? I don't care about the damage to the slate floor as it was already old & not well maintained but I don't want to have a mold problem. Please advise, what would you do if it was your floor? THank you

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Rick

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I just replaced the galvanized pipe in my house with copper,

I just replaced the galvanized pipe in my house with copper, and I am getting hot water out of the cold side of my water heater.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: ImmediatelyJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: The work is already done'JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no, the pipes were replced the same way they were originally

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I have been having a problem with my frige leaking water at

I have been having a problem with my frige leaking water at the top. I saw I didn't have a water shut off in the wall. I have had many copper pipes replaced with cpcv pipe. Because our water is acidtic. It is a copper line from the crawl to fridge. I have seen white boxes like washing machines have. The connection to the main line is a quick looking connector. Not a t. Is there of adding a box with plastic both in the crael and in the box< Can I connect to fridge with a rubber line?

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WCohn

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I am building a Fire pit. I want to use propane. I want to

I am building a Fire pit. I want to use propane. I want to put my tank away from fire pit about 10'. I have an existing 3/4 inch black pipe buried in the ground to that location. My question is can I use that pipe or will I lose pressure from my tank to fire pit. The propane burner came with 1/4 inch flex hose.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: ?JA: What confuses you?Customer: I am building a Fire pit. I want to use propane. I want to put my tank away from fire pit about 10'. I have an existing 3/4 inch black pipe buried in the ground to that location. My question is can I use that pipe or will I lose pressure from my tank to fire pit. The propane burner came with 1/4 inch flex hose.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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