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I replaced my flush valve and it is leaking between the tank

I replaced my flush valve and it is leaking between the tank and bowlJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: all dayJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: just didJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: nope

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I have a 30 gallon super store indirect hot water tank,

I have a 30 gallon super store indirect hot water tank, probably 20 years old. It was running hot and tripping the pressure relief valve occasionally. Lowering the aquastat setting didn't work. No matter what I set it at, I was getting 150 degree water at the faucets...way too hot. I replaced the aquastat yesterday (Honeywell L4006G1006), adjusted the setting to get 125 degree water and it seemed to be working correctly. Lo and behold, today the water temp is back up to 155 degrees and the aquastat is set below the "warm" setting. The removed aquastat showed green-blue copper corrosion so I assumed it was not sensing a real temperature. The aquastat was turning the circulator pump (dedicated zone off boiler) as I would expect while I was watching it. So what happened while I wasn't watching it??Could the aquastat well have this same green-blue corrosion causing incorrect sensing? Would using a heat conductive paste help? Do I need to replace the well? I'm concerned that after 20+ years it may be difficult to remove. Could I use a wire tube brush to try to clean it out and then use the heat conductive paste? Other than the aquastat, what else could it be?

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My red flow meter is slowly turning with no water use. I

My red flow meter is slowly turning with no water use . I turned off the main valve and it stops . Does this mean I have a water leakJA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: I just discovered it.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: There is no way. I am disabled and I have no family support.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not really.

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There looks to be a metal drain pipe (elbow pipe) on the

There looks to be a metal drain pipe (elbow pipe) on the side of my house about 5 feet from the ground - it has a steady stream of water coming out of it, and I have no idea what this pipe is draining...JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: My neighbor said she noticed it a few days ago - she is the one who let me know about it. it's causing a whole lot of puddling on the ground.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I don't know what is the cause of this - I want to find out what this pipe is for, and fix it myself if I can or get ahold of my home warranty people so they can get a professional here to fix the problem, if there is a problem.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Can you tell me what this pipe is?

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Installed new pressure tank tank pressure 38psi replaced

installed new pressure tank tank pressure 38psi replaced switch, tee, gauge, shut off. pump definatley engages but can't get pressure gauge to hold pressure with valves open or closedJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just replaced pressure tank last weekJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: i am and am a hvac tech and have also done some plumbing this is the first time i couldn't fix a problem like this by adjusting switch which it still could beJA: Are you an HVAC professional?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not at the moment

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K-610-4T-CP faucet which leaks water just below the handle.

K-610-4T-CP faucet which leaks water just below the handle. What do I need to replace??JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: It only leaks when you turn the hot water faucet on and it dribbles out all over the counterJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No, I just wanted to find out which parts to order to fix this problem with 2 - faucets in our bathroom

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Wade, ... with the leaky toilet tank problem. I took soooo

Hi Wade,This is Holly ... with the leaky toilet tank problem. I took soooo long to face this that the question got closed. But... I'm here now and trying to do the install of new Fill valve.Are you available now?Holly

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My toilet's leaking. Water is coming from where toilet

My toilet's leaking.Water is coming from where toilet connects to floor.not much waterI assume I have to unscrew toilet from floor and replace grease seal.just wonder if there is a way to tell ahead of time

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Plumber in Maryland. Do I require permits to fix an

Plumber in Maryland. Do I require permits to fix an underground leak between the house and the meter? I am disputing my water bill and wssc is saying I required a permit . Is this true ?

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