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Thank you so much. I am curious if there is a way to just

Hi. Thank you so much. I am curious if there is a way to just give me a general/rough idea on costs. The home is a 4 level end unit townhouse over 20 years old. It's never been cared for in terms of maintainance/preventative care. It's now got the following issues:JA: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?Customer: * Water heater completely broken needs replacement.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Broken pipes, leaks, all over. Walls would need to be broken into for repair. Plus 4 new toilets, 4 new bathroom renovations, etc.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The water heater, broken pipes/leaks, and total 4 bathroom renovations are the bulk of it. I just want to get an idea of how much this could potentially be althogether....20K? 45K? Just rough idea.

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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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My 2 year old flushed a glass votive down our toilet. Do I

My 2 year old flushed a glass votive down our toilet. Do I just use a closet auger to try to push it through? Or do I need to drain & lift the whole toilet?

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My downstairs toilet overflows when flushed. I am on a

My downstairs toilet overflows when flushed. I am on a septic and have no other issues when anything is flushed upstairs. It is a tri-level house.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: A couple of monthsJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, depending on the issue.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not that I know of

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My not quite 4 year old Kohler 1.4 gallon toilet with a

My not quite 4 year old Kohler 1.4 gallon toilet with a pressure flush makes this continuous loud squeling whistling noise out of the clear blue sky. This toilet is not often used. When I flush the toilet it stops. It first happened about a week ago, then yesterday and again today. I opened the tank and it has this huge black mysterious thing, unlike toilets I can fix myself.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: A week or 10 days at the most.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Not unless it's something very simple!JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The toilet works great. Never had any problems. It's a guest room toilet. Still works great but the sound is LOUD and doesn't stop on its own, though I haven't left it for more than a minute making the noise.

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I have an American Standard Toilet that has a new

I have an American Standard Toilet that has a new Fluidmaster adjustable flapper, and the flushes correctly about 1/3 of the time. The rest of the time it needs extra flushes regardless of what's being flushed. Not sure what else can be the issue. I'm almost tempted to glue a taller inner pipe inside to force it to fill higher and get a better flush.

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We live in two storey house with septic system. The

We live in two storey house with septic system. The downstairs toilet is very slow when flashing, and air bubbles coming out of it when upstairs are flushed. Upstairs toilets work fine. I have run snake about 16 - 18 feet, approximately distance to the septic tanks and it does not help. Any suggestions?

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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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My toilet has very little water in the tank and when you

My toilet has very little water in the tank and when you flush it spews out instead of sucking it in

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